The audit found that Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin,  was one of 13 agencies collectively paying about €900,000 to senior managers in top-up payments and benefits from non-State sources.

The States’s largest children’s hospital, Our Lady’s in Crumlin, has been paying its chief executive a top-up allowance of €30,000 per year funded fro(...)

 Dylan Gardiner and his mother Caroline. Photograph: Eric Luke

One of two babies highlighted this week in The Irish Times who could not go home from hospital because the HSE had not sanctioned safe homecare pac(...)

Department of Health secretary general Ambrose McLoughlin said medical card application processing was now carried out on an equitable and consistent basis using standard operating procedures.

More than 6,300 people who previously held discretionary medical cards were found to be ineligible following reviews carried out this year, HSE offi(...)

Gerry Adams said the programme for government commits to integrated “health care delivery, in which the right care is delivered in the right place”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A national homecare strategy for children and babies must be established “urgently” with a central funding stream, an expert in paediatric intensive c(...)

Since the health insurance market reached a peak at the end of 2008, more than 200,000 people have dropped out. This is probably attributable in the m(...)

Dr James Reilly: suggested yesterday that insurance companies could absorb the cost of the increased stamp duty or “health insurance levy”

Health insurance companies may be permitted to introduce “loadings” on the premium of people who take out cover later in life under measures being con(...)

Two Indian doctors resigned from Waterford Regional Hospital last week following a refusal to allow them join the Medical Council’s training register, the Dáil was told.

Two Indian doctors resigned from Waterford Regional Hospital last week following a refusal to allow them join the Medical Council’s training register,(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly suggested today that  some health insurers were “cherry-picking” customers and as a result had lower proportion of older customers than their market share. Photograph: TheIrish Times

Minister for Health James Reilly has called on insurers to absorb the cost of stamp duty increases and not add them to the health cover premiums of yo(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for Primary Care  Alex White TD and Minister for Health Dr James Reilly TD. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The introduction of free GP care is perhaps the key part of the Government’s healthcare reforms scheduled to be implemented during its current term of(...)

HSE: provided useful funding. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish medical research occurs on an ad hoc basis without proper co-ordination, a review has found. And too many young researchers attempting to build (...)

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