Genrui kits can be used for self-testing by people aged 18 to 75 years, according to the product leaflet. Photograph: iStock

The State’s medical devices regulator says it is examining reports of false positives from one of the most commonly used rapid antigen tests for Covid(...)

The paucity of clinical trials means patients requiring access to experimental drugs and therapies not available to the public often seek out those trials in locations overseas. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Thousands of patients from all over the State will gain faster access to new drugs and treatments under a €5.3 million plan to fund clinical trials at(...)

Beaumont Hospital in Dublin  took in €1,528,920 from its pay and display fees in 2019 – almost €30,000 every week

One Dublin hospital earned more than €1.5 million in a year charging for car parking. The Irish Patients Association has described the charges as a s(...)

Of the scans that did not happen, analysis from the IPA suggests that more than 50,000 people should have been called in for further examinations in relation to breast, cervical, bowel and retina scanning. File photograph: iStock

Almost 400,000 fewer people were scanned for cancers and diabetic retinopathy last year due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Irish Patients(...)

‘We are yet to see the full impact of Covid-19 on Irish healthcare,’ says Dr Greg Korpanty of University Hospital Limerick. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The health service needs to prepare for an “influx” of seriously ill cancer patients once the Covid-19 pandemic nears its end, an oncologist has warne(...)

The overall total of patients waiting climbed by almost 6 per cent since the end of February.  Photograph: Getty Images

The number of patients waiting to be seen at a public hospital for assessment or treatment has climbed to the highest ever recorded level since the ou(...)

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 (...)

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