Isabela Speedon, a medical assistant, puts clean sheets on an examining table at the Whole Woman’s abortion clinic in McAllen, Texas. Photograph: Delcia Lopez/The New York Times

The procedure in place for a pregnant woman at risk of suicide to obtain a legal termination under the recent abortion legislation could further damag(...)

St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. The Siptu members who voted for strike include porters, catering personnel, household staff, technical services employees engaged in the sterilisation of instruments and some workers in laboratories

About 2,000 staff in a number of Dublin hospitals, who are represented by the trade union Siptu, are to stage strike action in the event of managemen(...)

The baby was taken to the National Maternity Hospital where it subsequently died. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The HSE has confirmed that it is carrying out an investigation into the death of a baby born at the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar. The baby, (...)

In its recent briefing material for Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, the Department of Health said it was in consultation with the HSE reagarding the need for a further evaluation of the market place to establish its capacity to recruit and retain candidates of the calibre required in the context of a 5-year contract term.

A number of senior HSE managers are to be re-deployed on a two-year contract basis to fill key vacant chief executive positions in its new hospital gr(...)

An undated picture  of Dhara Kivlehan and her husband Michael.

An expert witness has told the inquest into Dhara Kivlehan’s death that a delay in getting specialist renal and liver care for her was one of a number(...)

Richard Kean SC, counsel for Emma O’Donnell, told High Court President, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, that her father James Forde had given up his job as an oil tanker driver to care for his daughter and had recently returned to work.  Photograph: Reuters

A 16-year-old girl from Co Wicklow with cerebral palsy has been awarded €3million damages in a High Court approved settlement with the National Matern(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar with  Minister of State Kathleen Lynch and  secretary general of the Department of Health Tim Breslin  during the press conference  yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar is resisting calls for a reduction in the €2.50 per item prescription charge in next month’s budget.The St Vincent de(...)

 The health service has  2,669 whole-time equivalent employees above the employment target.  Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

The HSE has said it would have to shed about 700 staff per month between now and the end of the year to meet new employment targets set down by the Go(...)

Savita Halappanavar: more staff training in detection of sepsis since her death

Only one of the State’s 39 hospitals ranked “excellent” for its implementation of recommendations made on foot of the death of Savita Halappanavar, a(...)

Cavan General Hospital, where Dr Salah Abdel-Aziz Ahmed is a consultant obstetrician. Photograph: Colm Connaughton.

A doctor at the centre of an investigation into the death of a baby boy following birth at Cavan General Hospital in November 2012 has been “completel(...)