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Health support are pictured during their 24-hour  strike outside St James’s Hosptial in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

More than 2,000 surgical and scope procedures and outpatient appointments have been cancelled on Wednesday as a result of a 24-hour strike by 10,000 h(...)

Most consultants in the public system with contractual rights to private practice can treat a maximum of 20 per cent of fee-paying patients, rising to 30 per cent in certain cases.

Nearly 10 per cent of the estimated 2,400 consultants in public hospitals are seeing more private patients than officially permitted, a HSE report has(...)

More than 125,000 appointments were unattended in the first three months of this year, HSE figures show. Photograph: Istock

Nearly half a million hospital outpatient appointments were missed last year, while more than 125,000 appointments were unattended in the first three (...)

The Sikorsky S-92 helicopters are equipped to fly in sub-zero conditions, as they have a rotor ice-protecting system which heats the helicopter blades.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As rescue agencies appeal to people to exercise caution near coasts and waterways during the thaw, the Irish Coast Guard says its helicopters and 20 c(...)

The Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin: scored highest for satisfaction. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

While at least half of patients reported a positive overall experience in the health system, individual hospitals and hospital groups scored different(...)

There were 497,721 people on the out-patient waiting list nationally at the end of November. Photograph: PA Wire

The number of people waiting for an out-patient appointment to see a hospital consultant stands at nearly 500,000, new data shows. Figures published (...)

Witnesses claim a man went into cardiac arrest at University Hospital Galway after falling. Photograph: The Irish Times

University Hospital Galway (UHG) has defended its response in a case where a patient collapsed and hit his head last week while awaiting treatment at (...)

Some four years after the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar in University Hospital Galway, there are real concerns about the pace of reform in the (...)

It is understood that theatre space had been booked for a patient who was due to have several toes amputated in one procedure.

University Hospital Galway has initiated a “review” into how an amputation scheduled for theatre took place in a general ward yesterday. The hospita(...)

The report maintained the  former chief executive of the Saolta group of public hospitals  should have declared to the HSE  a business relationship that he had with a UK company which secured contracts worth nearly €340,000.

The HSE has said it is unaware of any other senior executive in the health service having business relationships with outside companies. The comment(...)

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