The Minister for Health will be guided by a forthcoming impact analysis on whether private practice should be eliminated in public hospitals. The Gov(...)

Simon Harris  was very pleased that the HSE apologised very quickly and was investigating how the incident could possibly have happened.

The Minister for Health has described as “ an appalling situation ” the revelations that drain cleaning fluid was used instead of an approved dental p(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: decoupling  private practice from public hospitals, as recommended in  the Government’s Sláintecare report, “is certainly worth considering”.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Public hospitals would be impoverished and at risk of catastrophic failure in a winter crisis if they lose millions in private patient income as propo(...)

Cancelled operations: elective surgery fell 54 per cent between 2012 and 2016, according to the Irish Hospital Consultants Association. Photograph: E+/Getty

Senior doctors have painted a stark picture of a seriously underfunded health service that faces lengthening waiting lists as it tries to deal with st(...)

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association warned key targets in relation to cancer care were  being missed. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The Government needs to invest more than €5 billion in additional beds, equipment and infrastructure as there is now clear evidence acute hospitals ar(...)

A total of 825 cases have been initiated as part of the investigation into medical consultants. Photograph: iStock

The Revenue Commissioners has collected €61 million in taxes, penalties and interest as part of its ongoing investigation into the financial affairs o(...)

An additional 290 intensive care unit beds are needed, the Irish Hospital Consultants Association has said.

Doctors have said the State needs to invest up to €10 billion over the next four years or so in additional hospital beds, facilities and equipment to (...)

VHI subscribers planning to see consultants in public hospitals should check the doctor they intend to visit is on a specialist register. Photograph:  Alan Betson

VHI subscribers planning to see consultants in public hospitals should check that the doctor they intend to visit is on a specialist register in order(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris is expected to come under pressure to provide full details about the  appointing of doctors who do not have essential specialist training.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

It has been recognised officially for a number of years that public hospitals are facing serious difficulties in recruiting and retaining hospital con(...)

The HSE acknowledged last weekend that there were occasions in emergency situations when doctors not on the Medical Council’s specialist register were appointed to fill temporary consultant positions. Photograph: Getty Images

Public hospitals are increasingly appointing doctors without specialist training, skill or expertise to serve as temporary consultants in particular a(...)

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