The HSE said colposcopy services remain ‘under pressure with increased referrals and the requirement for increased consultation time’. Photograph: iStock

The average wait time for CervicalCheck results has now been reduced to six weeks with turnaround times at one point taking up to six months, the HSE (...)

Dr Gabriel Scally said the number of slides sent to laboratories used in the CervicalCheck programme could only be tracked through the billings systems of laboratories, not by their clinical registers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Seven of the 16 laboratories involved in the CervicalCheck scandal were not inspected by the team set up to investigate it, and they have now closed d(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris has asked the committee members to waive the usual pre-legislative scrutiny in order to speed up the process of setting up the tribunal.  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

An Oireachtas committee is to seek legal advice about fast-tracking legislation to bring in a new tribunal to deal with claims arising from the Cervi(...)

Simon Harris: ‘What the report doesn’t find is that there should be a clear-out of the board, in fact it explicitly recommends against.’  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The governance structures of the national children’s hospital will have to change, the Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. Mr Harris has indic(...)

Prof Gráinne Flannelly: says she warned against the smear test plan and expressed concern labs would not be able to cope, just hours before the plan was announced in April 2018. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The National Screening Service raised concerns about proposals to offer women free out-of-cycle smears on the day Minister for Health Simon Harris ann(...)

Cancer patients are being sent home without chemotheraphy due to  lack of beds. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cancer patients who present for chemotherapy are being sent home because of a lack of beds in hospitals, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Fianna F(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: should consider whether the Irish people voted for a culture where three days to think about an abortion is considered demeaning, but a fortnight to change your mind about a toaster is a good thing.  Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Before the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, the Referendum Commission told people they were not voting on any particular form of legislation. Ever(...)

Adoptionbackrounder

As you read this there are people about to experience what will probably be the greatest shock of their lives. They are about to discover their parent(...)

‘We spend €700 million on high tech drugs. We spend €1.4 billion on all other pharmaceutical products. It’s astronomical’

The “politicisation” of some very expensive drugs which may or may not work, has “led directly” to cuts in valuable community services, the Irish Coll(...)

Thousands of Siptu members in State-funded organisations providing health and social care are to stage a one-day strike on February 14th in a dispute over pay restoration. Photograph: Jimmy Weldon.

Thousands of staff in State-funded organisations providing health and social care are to stage a one-day strike on February 14th in a dispute over pay(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • Next
  • Last »