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The cyberattack, which began on Friday by a criminal gang in another country, has seen health service data encrypted and possibly stolen, chief operations officer at the HSE, Anne O’Connor, says. File photograph: Alan Betson

The biggest risk the Health Service Executive (HSE) is facing at present as a result of the cyberattack on Friday is that its core patient management (...)

Health service unions sought an urgent meeting with management following the Minister’s announcment of the Sláintecare strategy. File photograph: Getty

Health service unions have signalled an unwillingness to agree plans for implementation of the Sláintecare reform programme announced by Minister for (...)

The plan to relocate the maternity hospital to the campus of St Vincent’s University Hospital in south Dublin has been beset by delays for several years

The long-planned development of a new national maternity hospital in south Dublin has hit a fresh hurdle as a row has broken out between senior Minist(...)

The HSE is suing private health insurer Layain a row over money for private patients in public hospital beds. Photograph:  Getty Images

A dispute over the payment for patients staying in public hospitals while being treated in a private capacity by consultants saw some hospitals threat(...)

Long-planned new Sláintecare public-only hospital consultant contract ‘will be introduced this year’

The long-planned new Sláintecare public-only hospital consultant contract will be introduced this year, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said.(...)

Ganiyat Kuye speaking to the media after the High Court approved a settlement of €23.5m for her daughter Kameela, over alleged negligence in the circumstances of her birth at St Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork, 16 years ago. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A profoundly disabled girl with cerebral palsy has secured a €23.5 million settlement, the highest ever in a personal injuries action here, over alleg(...)

The document says that staff ‘will enable an increase in the capacity to manage the number of emergency cases’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Health service management will ask staff to provide greater flexibility in working arrangements as part of proposed reforms linked to the new public s(...)

More than 30,000 people were vaccinated on Good Friday, the first time the daily figure approached something like the intended peak capacity of the system. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The long-awaited ramping up of the State’s vaccine programme against Covid-19 gets under way from this week, although the acceleration in supply looks(...)

Cork North Central TD Colm Burke says international research has found that Covid-19 can have long-term effects on people who contract the disease and Ireland needs to address the issue as a matter of urgency. File photograph: iStock

The Health Service Executive (HSE) should establish a dedicated health unit to research the long-term effects of Covid-19 and to support patients, inc(...)

Gardaí and teachers are seeking the introduction of a separate vaccination programme to run in parallel with the new age-based system for the general public

The HSE has told hospitals that in exceptional circumstances they can provide surplus vaccines to people who do not have conditions that could leave t(...)

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