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Letterkenny University Hospital failed to meet national HSE and Saolta Group timelines for the review, testing and diagnosis of some women referred with post-menopausal bleeding, the report found. Photograph: Trevor McBride/ File

Further improvements are needed in the governance and management of gynaecology services at Letterkenny University Hospital to ensure the safety of wo(...)

A judgment last month found that the Labour Court’s approach, endorsed by the HSE, was ‘too crude’ and ‘precludes potential abuses being brought to light’. File photograph: The Irish Times

A High Court judge has made a special order requiring the HSE to pay a senior employee’s estimated €80,000 legal costs of his successful bid to overtu(...)

A wider review by Saolta and Letterkenny University Hospital found that of 133 women diagnosed with endometrial cancer between 2010 and 2019, a total of 38 women had to wait longer than 100 days from initial referral to diagnosis. Image: Google Street View

The State’s health watchdog is to assess gynaecology services at Letterkenny University Hospital to check changes have been made following a review of(...)

Hospitals in Galway are to defer all but the very urgent and time-critical inpatient and day surgery.  Photograph: Getty Images

Hospitals across the country are to defer elective or non-urgent procedures as well as outpatient appointments due to the surge in Covid-19 case numbe(...)

Under existing rules only consultants with a specific type of contract are permitting to treat fee-paying patients in private hospitals. Photograph: The Irish Times

A hospital consultant in the west of Ireland is facing disciplinary action for allegedly breaching rules governing private practice. A report submitt(...)

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(...)

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