Minister for Health Simon Harris is to announce an initiative to help reduce the number of people on waiting lists for diagnostic endoscopy tests. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris is to announce an initiative to help reduce the number of people on waiting lists for diagnostic endoscopy tests, als(...)

The number of people on public hospital waiting lists increased by 9,000 in July. File Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Drastic action needs to be taken by the Government to stop increasing waiting lists, the Irish Hospital Consultants Association has said. The number(...)

Billy Kelleher says the HSE has failed  to provide up-to-date figures on the number of people waiting for critical diagnostic scans in hospitals nationwide.

The Health Service Executive has been accused of stalling on the publication of waiting list figures for MRI, CT and other scans. Fianna Fáil Health (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: The number of outpatients waiting for a hospital appointment has grown by some 58,000 since he was appointed a year ago. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of people on public hospital waiting lists increased by some 6,000 in June, with more than 570,000 people awaiting treatment at the end of (...)

The number of patients on hospital waiting lists rose to more than 564,000 people in May. Photograph: Frank Miller

The number of patients on hospital waiting lists rose again in May with more than 564,000 people now waiting for treatment. Figures from the Nationa(...)

“The chaos has far-reaching consequences. Patients are getting sicker, and some are dying, because they can’t get the treatment they need, when they need it.”

Last month finally saw street protests about the state of our health service. Yet the reason hundreds spontaneously gathered outside Department of He(...)

The continuing increase in the size of public lists is in part due to the knock-on effects of the post-Christmas trolley crisis that forced the cancellation of thousands of scheduled appointments. Photograph: Frank Miller

Public hospital waiting lists have risen again, to a new record of 665,618 patients waiting in a queue for some form of care. Worryingly, the number(...)

TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY Enda Kenny’s overall legacy will be a strong one, all the more so for a politician who hardly anybody rated as a potential taois(...)

Over 96,000 patients are waiting in excess of 12 months for an outpatient appointment. File photograph: Getty Images

All major public hospital waiting lists rose yet again last month, to set a new record of 556,000 patients waiting for an appointment or treatment. T(...)

Philip  Watt  said there has been virtually no focus on the impact of Britain’s exit from the EU on our health systems.

Charities and medical researchers have called on the Government to prioritise investment in research into rare diseases, which may affect up to 300,00(...)

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