A large GP practice, a hospice and patients with epilepsy will be among the first to trial the new individual health identifiers. Photograph: Thinkstock

Patients with epilepsy will be among the first to trial individual health identifiers, a unique number which will eventually be given to every person (...)

The HSE said it has been unable to deliver cost savings ‘because our focus has been on opening/maintaining additional bed and other capacity’.

The HSE has said it has not been able to generate savings planned for this year because it has been focussed on dealing with problems such as delayed (...)

Louise  O’Keeffe and other abuse survivors have strongly criticised the scope of the compensation scheme, accusing the state of failing to accept its legal responsibility. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

The State Claims Agency has identified 210 cases of alleged child sexual abuse in schools, which are eligible for compensation under a Department of E(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: said current system for dealing with brain injury cases is ‘very adversarial’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minster for Health Leo Varadkar has suggested the Government could consider introducing a non-adversarial system for dealing with the cases of childre(...)

The payment of a fee of €5,000 per day to a medical consultant for giving evidence in court, a fee alleged to be “egregiously extravagant”, did not me(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien: appointed a three-person investigation team comprising experts from the UK to examine management and clinical failures at Portlaoise hospital. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Patient dissatisfaction with the health service has soared, with almost 20,000 complaints made about the Health Service Executive or voluntary hospita(...)

Maternity hospitals dealt with a total of 67 “extreme” incidents last year which led to permanent incapacity or death, according to figures released by the State Claims Agency

Maternity hospitals dealt with a total of 67 “extreme” incidents last year which led to permanent incapacity or death, according to figures released b(...)

Through her mother Ruth Kiernan, of Cillcarbin, Duleek, Co Meath, Ava  sued the HSE for negligence.

A girl who suffered brain damage due to water on the brain has secured an interim payment of €2.4 million under a settlement of her High Court action.(...)

Crimes are sometimes committed by  people out on bail for other offences. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

A recent judgment of the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns in Lorcan Roche Kelly v the Commissioner of An Garda Síochána, the Mi(...)

The HSE failed to take decisive action on defining the role of the hospital and to resource it sufficiently. For example, up to last July, the 24/7 emergency department had an emergency medicine consultant on site for only six hours, four days a week. Photograph: Getty Images

An independent patient safety service should be established within a year, according to the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) report on (...)