Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Health Service Executive bosses were shy about identifying targets at the launch of this year’s winter plan for the health service, but one hospital m(...)

The HSE will spend €30 million on extra beds, and set up ‘winter-ready’ clinics for older persons and those with chronic diseases

The Health Service Executive has said that it “absolutely expects” that the number of people who will spend time on trolleys in hospitals this winter (...)

 Dr Annaliese O’Sullivan, Dr Darach Brennan, nurse Máire Hughes, Dr Mairéad Brennan and practice manager Denise O’Keefe  at Johnstown Medical Centre, Waterford city. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

Everyone has a view on GPs. Depending on who you talk to, they are overworked, under-resourced and at risk of burn-out, or they’re overpaid, under-str(...)

IMO president Dr Peadar Gilligan said vacant posts for consultants “are proving impossible to fill”.

The Irish Medical Organisation has warned it may take industrial action in the New Year over the two-tier pay system for hospital consultants. The un(...)

Last winter saw record levels of hospital overcrowding, including several days when more than 700 patients were on trolleys.

Longer operating hours for injury units and X-ray departments, the greater use of private sector beds and diagnostic facilities, and the setting up of(...)

The HSE paid out €533 million in fees and allowances to GPs in 2017.  Photograph:  Thinkstock

One general practice received more than €1.1 million in gross fees and other payments from the State last year, official figures reveal. Nearly 30 do(...)

Doctors will be paid €450 for three visits under the new contract for termination of pregnancy services.

The Government has reached agreement with family doctors to operate its planned GP-led service for the provision of abortions from next year. As part(...)

Michael Healy-Rae said TDs would not seek to filibuster but would “do our jobs as TDs” to debate and scrutinise the legislation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Both anti-abortion and pro-choice TDs will continue their attempts to amend the abortion legislation when it returns to the Dáil for report stage late(...)

Figures obtained by Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly last week show nearly 10,000 patients over the age of 75 were on trolleys for at least 24 hours in the first eight months of the year. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s hospitals face another chaotic winter with the number of patients on trolleys set to exceed 1,000, the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has (...)

A deal with GPs on new services and working arrangements is key to the Government’s overall healthcare reforms

Talks between the Government and doctors’ representatives on a new contract for general practitioners are to re-commence on Wednesday. A deal with G(...)

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