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The group’s directors are former RTÉ’s Dragons’ Den presenter Ramona Nicholas and her husband Canice Nicholas. Photograph: Gary Ashe

The High Court has confirmed the appointment of an examiner to the Cara group of pharmacies, which employs more than 150 people. The group’s director(...)

Stephen Donnelly: “The combination of winter and what Covid has done to our healthcare system means that this winter will probably be the most challenging time in healthcare in living memory.”  Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

The launch of the Government’s new €600 million winter plan for the health service has been delayed. The plan was to have been launched on Thursday. (...)

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The Health Service Executive has said that health workers in high-risk areas, including those dealing with cancer and transplant patients, pregnant wo(...)

The Minister said the challenges which the health service will face this winter will be unprecedented.  Photograph: Getty Images

rThe HSE has said that despite additional capacity introduced over the last two years it still needs a minimum of 2,200 additional hospital beds to re(...)

One senior HSE therapist said it was ‘crazy’ that clinical therapists were being used to swab tests and make contact tracing calls. Photograph: Alain JocarD/AFP via Getty

The redeployment of senior HSE therapists to work as Covid-19 testers and contact tracers has prompted concern about growing waiting lists and cancell(...)

The former government took over 100%  capacity of 18 private hospitals at the end of March. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is to look at reaching deals with individual private hospitals to secure facilities in the event of another Covid-19 wave, rather than (...)

Demographic needs and policy require that supports are reformed to meet the requirements of citizens in a more effective and cost-efficient manner.

The rate of disability in Ireland is increasing with an additional 47,796 people reporting at least one disability since 2011. The Government at pre(...)

The report says the HSE has a budget of about €2bn for disability services. However, “evidently the supply of services is not meeting demand”

The current model for the provision of services to people with disabilities is not sustainable, an internal report by senior health service management(...)

HSE auditors said €72,383 had been spent between January 2016 and August 2018 on team development staff activities at Jigsaw, the charity providing mental health services for young people

HSE auditors have criticised spending at Jigsaw, the charity providing mental health services for young people, which they said may be considered as i(...)

HSE officials give a Covid-19 press briefing on July 16th. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

HSE internal auditors have warned that greater controls need to be put in place in the appointment of management posts in the health service to avoid (...)

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