Blackrock Clinic: Insurers say they need exact details of the deal reached between the Government and private hospitals before deciding how to respond. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Health insurers have indicated they need time to assess the implications of the Government’s decision to bring all private hospitals under public cont(...)

Dr Kevin Kelleher, Asst. National Director of Public Health and Child Health, speaking at a media briefing on the  seasonal flu update and winter plan.Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

This winter’s flu season is on the way, with an upsurge in cases over the past week, the Health Service Executive has warned. Thirty cases have alrea(...)

The Irish Patients’ Association says  33,000 people a year die in Europe as a direct consequence of an infection from antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish healthcare workers are among the best informed in Europe about antibiotic use and resistance, a new survey indicates. Over 70 per cent of Irish(...)

The number of people seeking private smears increased this year following controversy and uncertainty around the national screening programme. Photograph: Getty Images

The price of a private smear can vary by up to 200 per cent depending on which GP clinic you attend and which laboratory is used, The Irish Times has (...)

According to the IPA, validation letters were issued by the fund to over 195,300 patients on both inpatient and outpatient waiting lists. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Thousands of people awaiting hospital appointments who have not responded to letters asking if they still require them have been removed from national(...)

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 (...)

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