Any patient waiting more than six months for some common procedures is to be offered treatment this year, under a new plan from Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Getty Images

Any patient waiting more than six months for some common procedures, such as cataract removal, joint replacement or angiograms, is to be offered treat(...)

Almost 542,000 patients are waiting to be seen by a specialist for the first time, according to latest figures, as another 20,000 people were added to outpatient queues last month. Photograph: iStock

Minister for Health Simon Harris has been accused of failing more than a half a million people who are in pain around the country as hospital waiting (...)

Party leader  Micheál Martin told the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis he wanted the Government gone but delegates had to face the ‘harsh reality of this very moment’. Photograph: James Forde for The Irish Times

Micheál Martin made a strong defence of the extension of the confidence-and-supply agreement the dominant theme of his leader’s speech to the Fianna F(...)

The number of patients waiting over nine months for a hospital appointment has soared – up more than 12,000 to 208,757. Photograph: ThinkStock

The number of people awaiting outpatient appointments in public hospitals has risen to a new record of more than 523,000 due to the knock-on effect of(...)

Nurses take part in their second day of industrial action over pay and conditions at Naas General Hospital, in Co Kildare, on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

In an address to be given to the Oireachtas Health Committee on Wednesday the new interim head of the HSE, Anne O’Connor, will warn that with each day(...)

The number of people awaiting outpatient appointments in public hospitals rose in December to 516,162, erasing a slight decrease recorded the previous month.

The number of people awaiting outpatient appointments in public hospitals rose in December to 516,162, erasing a slight decrease recorded the previous(...)

The National Treatment Purchase Fund said 20,512 public patients waiting for surgery had accepted an offer of treatment funded by the organisation. File photograph: ThinkStock

The number of patients on waiting lists in public hospitals has fallen slightly over the last month, new official figures show. There were just unde(...)

Tallaght Hospital is among the facilities that will be give extra funding to provide additional diagnostic services for patients.

Hospitals are to be given about €1 million to secure additional capacity to provide diagnostic services for patients – including from the private sec(...)

Barnardo’s has developed a plan which, if implemented, would alleviate the crisis affecting children’s healthcare, said the children’s charity. File photograph: Getty Images

Children’s support agency Barnardo’s is calling on the Government to use the National Treatment Purchase Fund to tackle child waiting lists for speech(...)

Last winter saw record levels of hospital overcrowding, including several days when more than 700 patients were on trolleys.

Longer operating hours for injury units and X-ray departments, the greater use of private sector beds and diagnostic facilities, and the setting up of(...)

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