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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(...)

The cost of the nurses’ deal, which has now escalated to close to €50m this year, was to have been offset by new savings and productivity measures. Photograph: Getty Images

Nurses are expected to begin receiving additional payments from August as part of a deal reached to resolve their strike earlier this year. The paymen(...)

 Linda McCormack and Karen Ivory pictured leaving the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

A hospital has apologised at the High Court to the family of a 75-year-old man who died a month after falling out of his hospital bed. St Luke’s Gene(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris during Wednesday’s announcement on Sláintecare. Mr Harris  announced plans to establish six new regional bodies to operate hospital and community services. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Government plans to reform health service structures will remove layers of managers rather than add to them, Minister for Health Simon Harris has insi(...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha: ‘Refusing to fill vacant posts is adding fuel to the flames.’  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government is insisting that controlling the number of staff employed in the HSE is a key element in tackling rising healthcare spending. Nurses (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said his private secretary knew there was an issue in relation to an individual woman. Photograph: Gareth Chaney, Collins

A group of 52 women among those at the centre of the latest Cervical Check controversy over delayed test results face low risk of their conditions pro(...)

Psychiatric nurses in three units in Dublin had to spend 36 continuous hours on duty as there was insufficient personnel to relive them. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Psychiatric Nurses Association has deferred industrial action after ‘intensive talks’ with the HSE. The union put an overtime ban in place on Th(...)

Photograph: Getty

It would appear to be standard practice for nurses working 12-hour overnight shifts in a mental health facility in Cork either not to take mandatory b(...)

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