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(...)

Recruiting and retaining specialist doctors  is a major problem, a survey by the Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association has found. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA

The standard of patient care in public hospitals is deteriorating sharply due to a shortage of suitably qualified consultant staff, doctors have warne(...)

Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Healthcare authorities have insisted that the first phase of the new national children’s hospital will open on schedule this summer despite there bein(...)

Overcrowding on the first working days after this Christmas holiday was significantly down on 2017, with between 350 and 370 patients waiting for admission to hospital.Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Staff shortages and emergency department overcrowding are the top challenges facing the health services, according to a recently published survey by I(...)

The State will need significantly more than the 2,500 additional public hospital beds that the Government is planning to put in place over the next de(...)

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association say that if the Government does not remedy the pay problem Ireland will have lost, in another decade, most of a generation of the specialists that the country absolutely needs. Photograph: The Irish Times

Public hospital care will be irreparably damaged unless the Government ends the system of lower pay for recently appointed hospital specialists, the I(...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha: ‘Without progress, our members will be forced to examine other alternatives.’ Photograph: Lisa Moyles

In the weeks ahead nurses and midwives will have to decide on whether to bank about €20 million in pay improvements suggested by the report of the Pub(...)

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