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Plan will involve a  programme aimed at increasing prevention, surveillance and control of the spread of CPE

The Government is to put in place a new €20 million plan to tackle the spread of the hospital superbug, carbapenemase producing enterobacteriaceae (CP(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar stands for the national anthem during his official visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters/Tiksa Negeri

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has strongly criticised nurses for planning to go on strike in the middle of the week rather than at a weekend. He said the pl(...)

The High Court heard there  is a “significant absence” of records concerning Amy and none until she was aged 12.

A “defenceless” intellectually disabled orphaned girl was allegedly physically abused and severely neglected over years while living with a couple not(...)

The judge said he could not understand how there could be objection to the carers work being recorded “if it was of a high standard, as it should be”.

The president of the High Court has dismissed concerns by the HSE that a family’s installation of CCTV cameras in their elderly mother’s home with a v(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris.  Photograph: Garrett White

The Health Service Executive’s proposed new health service plan for next year would see services reduced in some areas, despite the provision of a rec(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris:  to bring a memo to Cabinet next week on new cost estimates for the facility at  St James’s Hospital in Dublin.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There are growing concerns in Government at the escalating projected costs of the new national children’s hospital which Ministers and senior official(...)

The National Treatment Purchase Fund said 20,512 public patients waiting for surgery had accepted an offer of treatment funded by the organisation. File photograph: ThinkStock

The number of patients on waiting lists in public hospitals has fallen slightly over the last month, new official figures show. There were just unde(...)

Members of the PNA protest at  HSE headquarters in  Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin last month.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A planned strike next week by some ambulance personnel has been deferred after the HSE threatened to seek a court injunction to prevent it going ahead(...)

 Tony O’Brien stepped down as HSE chief executive early last May at the height of the CervicalCheck controversy.

The Government may be prepared to pay a salary of about €300,000 as it seeks to find a chief executive to run the Health Service Executive . The post(...)

St Vincent’s University Hospital in south Dublin, site of the proposed new National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

After a stand-off in recent weeks which threatened the future of the proposed new national maternity hospital, the Government believes it can reach ag(...)

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