Sources say the report contains a detailed roadmap for removing private patients from public hospitals. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Plans to remove private healthcare from public hospitals, a cornerstone of the Sláintecare reform plan, are likely to take considerably longer and be (...)

Ireland has been spending ‘like drunken sailors’ on healthcare over the past 20 years but has very little to show for it, a conference on patient rights has been told. Image: iStock.

Ireland has been spending “like drunken sailors” on healthcare over the past 20 years but has very little to show for it, a conference on patient righ(...)

According to  a survey  of 38 couples  who have had IVF in Ireland,  62 per cent  said they were not made aware of the lack of scientific evidence for the add-ons to prove success rates were boosted. Photograph: iStock

Many Irish clinics providing IVF for infertility also offer “optional extras” to allegedly boost chances of becoming pregnant. However, the cost of th(...)

Nurses on the picket line at James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown, on Wednesday. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Nurses began their campaign of industrial action yesterday buoyed up by widespread public support, but whether this can be maintained remains to be se(...)

Following a hearing at the Oireachtas Health committee we now know the bill for the new national children’s hospital will be at least €1.7 billion. Photograph: Eric Luke

Following a hearing at the Oireachtas health committee last week, we now know the bill for the new national children’s hospital will be at least €1.7 (...)

Almost 4,000 incidents where equipment being used in the care of patients in Irish hospitals failed have been reported over a three-year period. File photograph: Getty Images

Almost 4,000 incidents where equipment being used in the care of patients in Irish hospitals failed have been reported over a three-year period. Thes(...)

Nurses and doctors in Irish hospitals have been urged not to call patients ‘love’ or ‘dear’, the HSE has said. File photograph: Getty Images

Nurses and doctors in Irish hospitals have been urged not to call patients “love” or “dear”, the HSE has said. Other pet names, such as “girls”, “lad(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said it was regrettable some of findings from the Scally report had emerged before families were briefed.

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he will consider the view of the public health expert asked to investigate the CervicalCheck controversy that a (...)

The HPRA said  it was undertaking a “precautionary recall” of a number of specific medicines containing the active ingredient valsartan.

Patients using a blood pressure and heart medicine, withdrawn for precautionary reasons yesterday by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said the collaboration would ensure  medicines could be sourced at an affordable price. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Patients in Ireland have not been getting access to new top-class drugs because of delays in getting approval and agreements on price, the body repres(...)

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