IHCA president Prof Alan Irvine said there was no clear allocation of funding to hire additional hospital consultants and other frontline professionals.  Photograph: Getty Images

Doctors have described the Government’s new plan to get the health service through the winter as disappointing and said the additional bed capacity pr(...)

Siobhán Murphy who contracted Covid-19, told the  committee that she was  unprepared for the psychological impact of contracting and living with the virus.

The Oireachtas committee on Covid-19 has heard that health care staff were experiencing burn out, fatigue and post-traumatic stress as a result of dea(...)

The HSE submission, made in recent days, said as of June 27th, healthcare workers accounted for 8,260 of the 25,874 Covid -19 cases reported, or 31.9 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson

There were some “avoidable” cases in which healthcare workers may have become infected with Covid-19, the HSE has said. In a new submission to the Oi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he checked the information with the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has denied claims that Irish healthcare workers have the highest global rate of infection in terms of the coronavirus pandemic.(...)

The INMO wants a  universal face mask policy for all workers in healthcare settings.

Nearly one in every ten people in Ireland who has contracted Covid-19 is a nurse, new HSE figures show. The figures, released to the Irish Nurses and(...)

The Government has previously imposed financial penalties on the ASTI as they were considered to have ‘repudiated’ a public service agreement by taking industrial action.

The Department of Public Expenditure has said it will consider “in due course” whether thousands of teachers who are scheduled to go on strike next mo(...)

The original cost of the Labour Court recommendation to end the nurses’ dispute was to be offset by altering terms for new entrants, reducing agency staff and enhancing productivity. File photograph: The Irish Times

In the weeks ahead between 4,000 and 5,000 nurses in acute hospitals are to receive an additional allowance worth more than €2,200 with the payment ba(...)

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(...)

The general secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation  Phil Ní Sheaghdha. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A €26 million plan to alleviate problems in the health service this winter is to be launched on Thursday by the HSE. The initiative is expected to in(...)

Phil Ní Sheaghdha, INMO general secretary, said the HSE’s refusal to fill vital, frontline posts was  weakening services. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Public health nursing services in Galway are facing emergency closures this week due to staffing difficulties, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisat(...)

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