Protesters at Leinster House, Dublin in February called for the HSE to approve Spinraza for children who have spinal muscular atrophy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Health Service Executive has approved Spinraza, the only treatment on the market for the rare muscle-wasting disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)(...)

The cost of claims against the HSE and settled last year by the agency jumped 13 per cent to €318.7 million, from €283.2 million in 2017. File photograph: Getty

The State is facing a liability of almost €2.8 billion to fund future personal injury and property claims against the Health Service Executive. The f(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry said: ‘There is something very wrong with our system if our patients are being left behind and denied access to the latest medicines.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A last-chance treatment for lung cancer has spent more than 40 months in the Irish approval system for new medicines, according to its manufacturer. (...)

The cost of GP claims increased from €293.8 million to €311.5 million between 2013 and 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

Family doctors were paid an average of €103,700 for treating medical-card patients in 2017, according to the Central Statistics Office. This represe(...)

The HSE released a statement saying the average weekly cost of  nursing home care had increased from €1,592 in 2018 to €1,615 this year.

The Health Service Executive has been accused of deliberately choosing the day US president Donald Trump arrived in Ireland to publish updated costs o(...)

 The 49-bed Bellvilla community nursing unit  reopened on January 23rd, 2018, following an extensive renovation of the previous complex. Some 15 beds remain closed

Almost a third of beds remain closed at a HSE nursing home a year and a half after it was renovated and extended at a cost of almost €5 million. The (...)

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall expressed concern the HSE did not contact the woman directly, but communicated with her hospital instead. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A husband’s complaint over delays by the Health Service Executive (HSE) issuing a medical card to his terminally ill wife, which arrived the day befor(...)

Barrister Ray Motherway told Circuit Court president Mr Justice Raymond Groarke   that baby David had been born on September 6th, 2012, in Sligo University Hospital and had died  15 days later

A grieving mother, who lost her baby son 15 days after his birth in Sligo University Hospital almost seven years ago, has told a court she and her par(...)

UHW general manager Grace Rothwell said steps had been taken to address the concerns of the State Pathologist’s Office about the condition of its mortuary. File photograph: Patrick Browne

University Hospital Waterford has acquired new air conditioning units for its dilapidated mortuary following concerns that conditions could contaminat(...)

Protesters  at Leinster House, Dublin in February called for the HSE to approve Spinraza for  children who have spinal muscular atrophy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Health Service Executive drugs group has again decided against approving the only treatment on the market for the rare muscle-wasting disease spin(...)

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