Although emergency departments have been less busy since coronavirus emerged, admissions to hospital wards have remained more or less the same. File photograph: The Irish Times

Emergency departments (EDs) in hospitals cannot be allowed to become “reservoirs” for future outbreaks of Covid-19 due to a lack of investment in infr(...)

Health experts have predicted the trolley crisis will continue to get worse each year.

The vice president of Irish Hospital Consultants Association has said the number of new beds planned by the HSE this year is “like trying to put out a(...)

Research  found that where TXA was given within three hours of the injury being sustained, the rate of death could be significantly reduced. Photograph: Alan Betson

A drug trialled at Cork University Hospital (CUH) has been found to reduce deaths from head trauma by as much as 20 per cent. The result has been de(...)

 Phil Ní Sheaghdha (centre), INMO general secretary,  with Catherine Sheridan and Eilish Fitzgerald at the union’s  executive meeting on February 2nd. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Emergency department doctors have warned that patients could deteriorate and even die during the nurses’ strike unless arrangements are made to prompt(...)

Nurses on the picket line at James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown, on Wednesday. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Nurses began their campaign of industrial action yesterday buoyed up by widespread public support, but whether this can be maintained remains to be se(...)

The HSE’s chief clinical officer warned there would be “reduced levels of care” in emergency departments and hospitals on Wednesday. Dr Colm Henry  said even if the strike was called off it would not be a case of normal service resuming. Photograph: Getty Images

Unions said on Monday night that preparations were continuing for a major national strike by nurses as last-minute attempts continued in the Labour Co(...)

Nurses are due to hold a national one-hour work stoppage this Wednesday. Photograph: Collins

The Labour Court has intervened in an attempt to avert a planned national strike by nurses scheduled to take place on Wednesday. The Irish Nurses and(...)

The step change in trolley waits will only come when we have adequate hospital beds for patients. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It has been difficult to hear the Taoiseach focus his efforts to improve long waits for patients awaiting beds in Irish emergency departments (EDs) on(...)

Irish emergency medicine doctors have added their voice to criticisms of the country’s first community-funded air ambulance over the absence of a doctor on board. Photograph: Don MacMonagle/PA

Irish emergency medicine specialists have added their voice to criticisms of the country’s first community-funded air ambulance over the absence of a (...)

An ‘essential worker pass’ will be required for those travelling past Garda cordons during Saturday and Sunday

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has defended its decision to include the symbol of a cross on the pass needed by workers entering controlled zones in(...)

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