There is mounting concern at the highest echelons of the Department of Health that healthcare professionals are failing to avail of the flu vaccine in sufficient numbers. File photograph: Getty Images

A mandatory order requiring health professionals to have the flu vaccine is under consideration. Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he will co(...)

Speaking at the launch of paediatric trolley watch, INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said historic issues of recruitment and retention of nursing staff continue. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The incidence of children stranded on trolleys in Irish emergency departments has changed from a “very odd occasion” to a “constant” fixture of the he(...)

 INMO figures suggest  number of people on trolleys is down from the record levels of 677 reached last week.

The current level of hospital overcrowding will “look like a picnic” compared to what will happen in the future unless capacity is increased, the head(...)

The INMO said on Monday morning 389 patients were on trolleys in hospital emergency departments and 166 were on trolleys in wards

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said 2018 will be the “year of reform” for the Irish health system following a chaotic period in which record lev(...)

The INMO said there were 483 patients awaiting admission to a hospital bed on trolleys  on Friday, down from nearly 600 on Thursday, and a record  677 on Wednesday

There were more than 2,400 patients on trolleys waiting for a hospital bed at some stage since the start of the new year, nurses have said. While th(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar:  “This is the third year in a row that we’ve had more resources, a bigger budget, more staff, more beds, more home care, and despite all that we haven’t seen an improvement.” Photograph: Tibor Illyes/AP)

As the number of people on hospital trolleys remains stubbornly high, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has expressed his frustration that higher public health s(...)

The record numbers on trolleys are the result of a “perfect storm” caused by the flu season and the Christmas and New Year holidays, according to HSE national director Damien McCallion. Image: iStock

The number of patients waiting on trolleys in hospitals across the State, which reached a record 656 on Tuesday, could get worse before it gets better(...)

‘It is right that we have high standards here’

Come home, nurses. We need you. That was the clear message of a two-year HSE recruitment campaign aimed at bringing back Irish nurses who had emigrate(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris “wants to work with GPs and address their concerns” over the free GP care scheme, a spokeswoman said. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he hopes to expand the number of children covered by free GP care next year. The scale of any extension and(...)

CPSU general secretary Eoin Ronayne said his members remain angry over imposition of unpaid additional hours which were not addressed in the new public service pay deal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Nurses, doctors, lower-paid civil servants and university teachers have backed the proposed new public service pay deal. Members of the Irish Nurses (...)

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