Dr Austin O’Carroll, of Safety Net Primary Care, says  the stigma that surrounds homelessness deters homeless people from accessing hospital services. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A young woman who has gone from living on the streets to studying for a third-level degree, has spoken of the need for hospitals to have more empathy (...)

CT scanner in the UHL: “There has been a bit of a myth that building our new emergency department would alleviate overcrowding.” Photograph: Alan Place

Standing in the bright and spacious public waiting area of University Hospital Limerick’s state-of-the-art €25 million emergency department (ED), one (...)

Dr Cliona Ni Cheallaigh and Nurse Ann Marie Lawlee worked  on the pilot project in St James’s Hostital which was praised by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris. Photograph: Anthony Edwards

Ireland’s homeless crisis is having an impact on acute care, but one pioneering consultant is ensuring that the most vulnerable patients in her care d(...)

An application by a former acting chief executive of Tallaght Hospital for injunctions restraining the reopening of an investigation into complaints a(...)

 A patient on a trolley in a hospital corridor. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Nurses will be balloted next month on industrial action in hospital emergency departments across the State, unless independent safety reviews of each (...)

A welcome initiative

The announcement by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar of additional funding to implement the hospital emergency department (ED) task force’s action pla(...)

In April, ambulance crews waited an average 35 minutes to hand over patients  at  Limerick Regional. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

When an ambulance is delayed at an emergency department (ED) not only is the patients enduring additional distress, but the ambulance is denied to som(...)