Minister of State at the Department of Health Jim Daly: while managers have to be mindful of budgets, any deviation from the four-week limit for accessing the Fair Deal scheme cannot be tolerated. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

By mid-May of this year, alarm bells were ringing at the top of the health service about the escalating cost of the Fair Deal nursing home support sch(...)

There are also currently 46,949 children across Ireland waiting to see a paediatrician for an outpatient appointment in the three Dublin hospitals that make up Children’s Health Ireland

Hospital waiting lists have reached a new record high, with almost 50,000 additional people waiting for an outpatient appointment since the start of t(...)

Dr Ciara Martin and  Eilísh Hardiman of Children’s Health Ireland and radiographer Dineo Hunters at the children’s urgent care centre at Connolly Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The chief executive of Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) has called on the Government to address pay inequality for doctors, saying the issue of people (...)

BlackBee executive director David O’Shea, Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Aperee chief executive Paul Kingston at the announcement of BlackBee’s €250 million investment fund.

Cork-based financial firm BlackBee Investments has announced details of a €250 million healthcare investment fund aimed at creating 1,000 nursing home(...)

New dedicated cataract theatres in Nenagh Hospital and the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital are looking to take patients from other hospitals shortly.

Appalling, record-breaking waiting lists have become a ubiquitous feature of the Irish hospital system in the last five years. So much so it seems the(...)

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 (...)

 Patients face waiting up to 50 working days for being added to waiting lists for treatment, a new report has found. Photograph: iStock

The official waiting times which patients face to secure hospital treatment are being inaccurately reported at both local and national level, a major (...)

Christine Dingle: spent nine months waiting for an appointment and two years on the surgical waiting list before her cataract operation was performed. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Tens of thousands of patients requiring simple cataract operations could be taken off public waiting lists through the creation of dedicated care team(...)

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 (...)

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