Simon Harris: the Irish Hospital Consultants Association called on him to end the lower pay arrangements in place for medical specialists appointed since autumn 2012

Hospital consultants have urged the Minister for Health Simon Harris and Fine Gael to give a commitment to to open an additional 800 public hospital b(...)

The chief executive of the Health Service Executive has said he would like to see fewer emergency departments around Ireland. Paul Reid said it woul(...)

University Hospital Limerick again had the highest number of patients on trolleys on Wednesday, with 63 waiting for beds, followed by 46 patients in University Hospital Galway, and 43 in Cork University Hospital

Large sections of hospitals have effectively shut down, and some emergency departments can no longer accommodate trolleys as the overcrowding crisis c(...)

Nurses said 760 patients are on trolleys in emergency departments and on wards queuing for a bed today. File photograph: Getty

Cancelling all planned admissions to hospitals because of overcrowding in emergency departments would not be the appropriate thing to do, Minister for(...)

 INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha says the ‘extreme overcrowding presents a clear danger to patients and staff’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

For the second day in a row there are 760 patients deemed to require admission to hospital waiting on trolleys in emergency departments and on wards f(...)

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(...)

Medical bodies claim consultants appointed after October 2012 earn up to €50,000 less than longer-serving colleagues, and that this had led to health authorities being unable to fill about 500 full-time posts on a full-time basis. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The Government will offer to end the lower pay system in place for hospital consultants appointed in recent years if they agree to treat only public (...)

The IMO  said it was looking at strike action on foot of “the Government’s continual failure to meaningfully engage on measures to address the recruitment and retention crisis among the medical profession”

Thousands of doctors of all grades working in public hospitals who are members of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) are to begin voting this week f(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. File photograph: Dara MacDónaill

The Government is going to have to pay hospital consultants a lot more money if it wants to keep them working in the public health service, the Minist(...)

The IMO will on Wednesday urge its hospital doctors to support a vote on industrial action. File photograph: Getty Images

Hospitals are facing potential disruption after Christmas with doctors expected to back plans for a ballot for industrial action over pay and recruitm(...)

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