Dr Laura Durcan, vice-president of the Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association with president Dr Donal O’Hanlon, Dr Gabrielle Colleran and  Martin Varley, the association’s secretary general, at the launch of its pre-Budget 2020 submission. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Hospital consultants have said the numbers of patients on waiting lists for treatment is now growing by about 7,000 per month. The Irish Hospital Co(...)

Dr Peter Boylan says that unfilled consultant posts were ‘making it difficult for women to be seen in a timely fashion’. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Waiting lists in Ireland for outpatient gynaecology appointments were “among the worst in the world”, former master of Holles Street maternity hospita(...)

There is no excuse for ignoring the crisis in ICU care. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Most patients admitted to hospital in the Republic will not require treatment in an intensive care unit (ICU). But for those who do, the professional (...)

There are also currently 46,949 children across Ireland waiting to see a paediatrician for an outpatient appointment in the three Dublin hospitals that make up Children’s Health Ireland

Hospital waiting lists have reached a new record high, with almost 50,000 additional people waiting for an outpatient appointment since the start of t(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Medical organisations maintain introducing pay parity for all consultants would cost about €40 million. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Difficulties recruiting medical specialists have prompted the Government to begin closing the pay gap between new hospital consultants and their longe(...)

Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The new paediatric urgent care centre at Connolly Hospital in Dublin will open on schedule on Wednesday but its hours of operation are to be restricte(...)

More than 19,000  children in Ireland were waiting longer than 12 months to see a specialist. Photograph: iStock

There are nearly 50,000 children waiting to see a paediatrician for an outpatient appointment, hospital consultants have said. The Irish Hospital Con(...)

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association  and the Irish Medical Organisation have said there are  about 500 hospital consultant posts  vacant around the county. Photograph: Getty Images

A shortage of medical consultants means that a new paediatric out-patient and urgent-care centre at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, Dublin, will (...)

the four consultants criticised the poor condition of the mortuary facilities , saying dead bodies had been left lying on trolleys at the hospital, leaking bodily fluids onto corridors and making closed-coffin funerals unavoidable in some cases. Photograph: Patrick Browne/The Irish Times

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has defended the four pathologists who highlighted concerns about the mortuary facilities at Univers(...)

Photograph:  Thinkstock

The excessive workload of consultants in public hospitals is impacting on patient care, senior doctors have said. The Irish Hospital Consultants Ass(...)

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