Minister for Health Simon Harris said the out-patient waiting list remained ‘a big challenge that needs to be addressed’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There are now more than 500,000 people waiting for an out-patient appointment to see a hospital consultant, new figures show. The National Treatment(...)

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE with  Minister for Health Simon Harris  at the announcement of details of the HSE National Service Plan 2018. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The HSE has said there will be significant investment next year in primary care, mental health, scoliosis services and respite care under an expanded (...)

There were 497,721 people on the out-patient waiting list nationally at the end of November. Photograph: PA Wire

The number of people waiting for an out-patient appointment to see a hospital consultant stands at nearly 500,000, new data shows. Figures published (...)

Mr Kelleher said he had been told by one senior hospital manager the only programme in place for winter was “the flu vaccine and prayers’’. Photograph: iStock

Fine Gael Ministers and TDs are now advising constituents on how they can avail of EU cross-border health treatment, Fianna Fáil health spokesman Bill(...)

The Private Hospitals Association said the reduction in the number of surgical waiting lists had come as the pace of referrals of patients to private hospitals had increased. Photograph: Alan Betson

Hospital waiting list numbers rose again nationally in October by about 6,000, or almost 1 per cent, to 684,800. While the overall number rose, there(...)

The board of the State’s health watchdog will meet next Thursday to discuss an alleged conflict of interest involving its chairman Brian McEnery. Mr (...)

Prof Marc de Smet: “We anticipate that procedures currently off-limits will now be feasible, such as facilitating the delivery of gene therapy to the retina.” Photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

The use of robots in surgery is going to transform medicine in the near future and revolutionise eye operations where a high degree of precision is re(...)

The operation is designed to replace a hip joint which has been damaged, usually by arthritis.

More than 2,100 people are waiting for hip replacement operations in the State’s hospitals, figures from the Health Service Executive show. The opera(...)

Blocked beds: the budget provided an extra €37 million to tackle delayed hospital discharges, which contribute significantly to the trolley crisis in emergency departments. Photograph: iStock/Getty

The Government is undoubtedly seeking to make inroads into the very contentious problems of waiting lists and hospital trolleys in its health budget f(...)

Exchequer spending on the ‘Fair Deal’ scheme – which covers about 23,000 people – increased by about €34m over the last three years to €917m this year. File photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The cost of the “Fair Deal” nursing homes scheme has been sustainable for the exchequer so far but funding requirements could increase significantly i(...)

  • « First
  • Prev
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • Next
  • Last »