The enhanced recovery programme of hip replacement is still relatively new in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

When Dubliner Mark Lawless was told he needed a hip replacement, he also learned it would be done and dusted in just one day. An estimated 4,500 peop(...)

Donating blood: One in four of us will need a blood donation at some stage in our lifetime, yet only about 3 per cent of those who can donate blood do so. Photograph: Istock

You are surely familiar with the idea of donating blood, whether you have done so or not. Living kidney donations are also becoming more popular – wit(...)

High points are required to study occupational therapy, a rewarding and challenging career

Vera McGrath is an Occupational Therapist. She repeated the Leaving Certificate in 2008 at St Aloysius College, Carrigtwohill, Co Cork. I am the you(...)

The presence of large amounts of bird droppings at a Co Galway hospital could pose an infection risk to patients, the State’s health watchdog has warn(...)

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(...)

The HSE has confirmed for the first time that some of the Republic’s leading hospitals – including Tallaght, the Rotunda (pictured), the National Maternity Hospital and the Coombe Women’s Hospital – have been paying senior staff more than is permitted by the Government

The HSE has confirmed for the first time that some of the Republic’s leading hospitals – including Tallaght, the Rotunda, the National Maternity Hospi(...)