Four hospitals have breached HSE guidelines around controlling the spread of the CPE superbug, health inspectors have found. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Four hospitals have breached Health Service Executive (HSE) guidelines around controlling the spread of the CPE superbug, health inspectors have found(...)

Concerns have been raised about the overuse of X-rays. Photograph: iStock

On November 8th, 1895, Wilhelm Röntgen (1845-1923) discovered an unusual type of radiation. He called it “X-ray”, grasped its significance and news s(...)

Inspection of the 50-bed acute adult mental health unit at University Hospital Galway  took place last November.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Mental Health Commission has raised concerns about aspects of the use of physical restraints at a mental health unit in Galway. The concerns foll(...)

There were 414 people on trolleys in emergency departments or on wards awaiting admission to a hospital bed on Tuesday, a figure nurses decsribed as “(...)

Tony O Brien, HSE director general: will receive fees totalling $65,000 (€54,000) a year from his work for San Diego-based Evofem Biosciences, a female contraceptive manufacturer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

HSE director general Tony O’Brien is in line to receive substantial fees and share options this year from his role on the board of a publicly quoted (...)

Aimée Madden of CliniShift: “I knew the idea worked from my experience at Whitfield where I reduced our spend on agency staff to zero.”

As the former chief executive of the Whitfield Clinic, a private hospital in Waterford, Aimée Madden was only too familiar with the staffing problems (...)

Eddie Staunton was receiving first aid when a man shot him a number of times.

A hit-and-run victim was receiving first aid on a Dublin street when he was shot, it has emerged. Eddie Staunton was cycling along James Joyce Street(...)

Consultant surgeon Seamus Morris is developing  a medical device company while   completing a  MSc in Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Design

Learning the theory of entrepreneurship and innovation is one thing. Putting it into practice by starting up a high tech firm at the same time is quit(...)

Transplant recipient Paul Prendergast, with his wife, Rose, at their home in Santry, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

When Barry Shiel was a teenager, he was watching television with his mother when an organ donation ad came on. He expressed an interest in being a don(...)

Under Health Service Executive (HSE) targets, the number of patients on trolleys in the State on a given day is not supposed to exceed 236. File photograph: Frank Miller

The number of patients stuck waiting on trolleys dropped to 432 on Friday, down from a record high of 612 last week, according to the latest figures f(...)

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