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Elizabeth McCrave, from Dundalk outside Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda with her daughter Dearbhla (13) who has been there for more than nine weeks with severe anorexia. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

A 13-year-old girl with severe anorexia, who has been refusing to eat for days at a time since last year, has been in a general hospital for more than(...)

Ambulances queue outside Letterkenny University Hospital on Sunday evening. Photograph: INMO

Patients at Letterkenny University Hospital in Co Donegal were being treated in ambulances outside the facility on Sunday evening due to a lack of&nbs(...)

Eoghan Dunne was referred to Portiuncula hospital with  fever in 2012. Over a 12-hour period there was a progressive deterioration in his condition. He developed sepsis and multi-organ failure and  will require 24-hour care for the rest of his life. Photograph: RTÉ Investigates

The HSE has apologised to the family of a boy left severely brain damaged after what it admitted were failures in care provided to him at Portiuncula (...)

Concerns emerged following an audit by two independent orthopaedic surgeons of spinal surgery procedures carried out by a surgeon at University Hospital Galway  and Merlin Park Hospital (above) between January 1st, 2013 and November 14th, 2014.

Surgery carried out by an orthopaedic surgeon in Galway contributed to the premature deaths of two seriously ill patients, according to an audit of th(...)

Two cases of a rare “flesh-eating” bug have been discovered at Letterkenny University Hospital in Co Donegal.

Two cases of a rare “flesh-eating” bug were discovered during the summer at Letterkenny University Hospital in Co Donegal. The unconnected cases wer(...)

Sinn Féin Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh: welcomed the consideration of Galway’s Merlin Park campus being  used as a location for a new hospital. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Galway’s Merlin Park campus should be considered as a location for a new hospital, according to the head of the west region’s public hospital group. (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has defended standards at the maternity unit of Portiuncula Hospital. Photograph: Collins

Staff at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, raised concerns about a spike in problem births on a number of occasions last year before act(...)

Portiuncula Hospital: the apparent deficiencies relate to the interpretation of tracing of the foetal heartbeat, the administration of drugs to accelerate labour and instrumental delivery. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has defended standards at the maternity unit of Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, where an investigation has ident(...)

Portiuncula Hospital:  the apparent deficiencies relate to the interpretation of tracing of the foetal heartbeat, the administration of drugs to accelerate labour and instrumental delivery. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A review of the maternity unit at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, has identified “apparent deficiencies” in the care of seven babies(...)

Praveen Halappanavar husband of Savita Halappanavar who died following a miscarriage in The Galway University Hospital. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Praveen Halappanavar, widower of the late Savita Halappanavar who died at Galway University Hospital in October 2012, hopes his case for medical negl(...)