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(...)

Fianna Fail health spokesman Stephen Donnelly asked whether anyone had been fired or sanctioned for the ‘catastrophic failures’ of the health system. File Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

More than 30,000 patients will be taken off waiting lists this year without ever having seen a doctor, the Oireachtas health committee has been told. (...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly: “Clearly, if people no longer need the appointment then they should not be on the list but they should not be removed simply because the GP hasn’t had time to reply speedily.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Nearly 70,000 patients have been removed from waiting lists this year without ever having seen a consultant, it has emerged. The 69,836 patients were(...)

The National Treatment Purchase Fund was allocated €75m in this week’s budget for initiatives to cut waiting lists next year. Photograph: Getty

, Health Correspondent The number of people waiting for an outpatient hospital appointment with a doctor has risen to a new record of 515,547. The (...)

The extra 100,000 GP visit cards available for those on lower incomes will be widely welcomed, except by overworked GPs. File photograph: Getty Images

The biggest health budget in the history of the State was announced on a day when figures published outside the Dáil starkly illustrated how poorly mu(...)

 Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance, prior to announcing Budget 2019

As European Union leaders prepare for crunch talks next week on the United Kingdom’s exit from the bloc, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has fram(...)

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