The report recommends establishing two Major Trauma Centres - one at Cork University Hospital and another in Dublin - which will be supported by a network of local trauma units.

The Department of Health has said its decision to centralise trauma care is about ensuring patients get “the right care in the right place at the righ(...)

Members and supporters of Survivors of Symphysiotomy protesting outside the Dáil in 2014. For a State scheme to destroy such valuable data on this involuntary childbirth surgery is to violate survivors’ human rights and obliterate the very stuff of history. Photograph: Alan Betson

The assessor to the symphysiotomy payment scheme, Maureen Harding Clark, has reaffirmed her intention to shred applicants’ unclaimed medical records. (...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has argued staffing levels in hospitals are too low and do not take sufficient account of the needs of high dependency patients.

Nurse staffing levels are to be based on the needs of patients rather than the size of a ward, under a new approach being piloted by the Department of(...)