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Medlab Pathology is appealing the €2.1m award to terminally-ill Limerick woman Ruth Morrissey to the Supreme Court, alongside Quest Laboratories and the HSE. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A lab firm being sued in the High Court by several women concerning alleged failings in the HSE’s CervicalCheck programme last year increased its reve(...)

The girl does not want to be in hospital and does not understand why she needs to be there, the High Court was told.

A 16-year-old girl who was aged 11 when first diagnosed with anorexia is now “critically unwell” and in an “emergency situation” in hospital, the Hig(...)

Seán O’Keeffe (R), who died last year, pictured with his brothers Bob (L) and Brian (C).

A young Dublin man who died a year ago next week, while suffering with chronic addiction and mental illness, could be alive if health services had had(...)

As of July 2019, the Health Service Executive’s financial deficit was €281m.

Any part of the health service spending more than officially permitted or employing more staff than authorised will have those costs deducted from bud(...)

Not all companies that produce medical devices in the UK have put measures in place to transition their UK  certificates to the necessary EU regulations.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Concerns have been raised about the supply of essential medical devices after it emerged that a “significant” number of products will not have adequat(...)

“Collectively we need to talk about what is good about our health system...not just what is wrong. Consultants have a role in this too.” Photograph: Getty Images

Lower pay rates for hospital consultants appointed in recent years need to be addressed, but work practices also need to change, the head of the HSE h(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Health Service Executive has told the Government that “difficult decisions” will need to be taken if its financial deficit – which had reached nea(...)

Hiqa said its main priority was to ensure the safety and care of vulnerable persons in receipt of healthcare services.

Health service watchdog Hiqa has indicated that it cannot adopt a softer line in inspecting or setting standards for facilities and institutions opera(...)

Stewarts Care has invested heavily to allow it deal with criticisms set out by Hiqa; this led to a €6.2 million unauthorised deficit. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Department of Public Expenditure warned in a report published a year ago that the health service was recruiting 371 whole-time staff each month on(...)

The judge said it was in noone’s interests, especially the man’s, to have the family disharmony continue and he hoped “common sense” would break out.

The president of the High Court has described as “reprehensible” the posting of a video on social media of an elderly man, a ward of court with advanc(...)

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