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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(...)

HSE internal audit finds former Saolta chief executive Bill Maher confirmed he had a business involvement with Northgate as a consultant prior to his being seconded to work for the HSE in the West in January 2012.

The former chief executive of the Saolta group of public hospitals in the West should have declared to senior HSE management a business relationship h(...)

Portiuncula Hospital in Co Galway. A leaked report has suggested closing its emergency department and sending patients to UHG. Photograph: Alan Betson

Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, has treated 13,312 people in its emergency department since the start of the year, while University Ho(...)

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