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(...)

It’s unclear what is going to happen when the sector’s steady supply and full occupancy meet growing demand for nursing home beds brought about by Ireland’s rising elderly population.

There is a notable disconnect between the weight of investor interest in the Irish nursing home market and the number of transactions taking place, es(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris and University of Limerick Hospitals Group  chief executive Colette Cowan. The Minister has said the health system’s problems cannot be boiled down simply to money. Photograph: Brian Arthur

For years we have been hearing about long waiting lists for public-hospital treatment in Ireland. However, the recent RTÉ Investigates programme Livin(...)

Simon Harris and his team are reportedly frustrated at the slow pace of change in the health service and what they believe is resistance to their reform proposals. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Serious frictions have arisen between Minister for Health Simon Harris and the Health Service Executive (HSE) in the fallout from the controversy over(...)

Left waiting in pain: 13-year-old Megan Halvey Ryan who has curvature of the spine

Anyone watching RTÉ Investigates television documentary Living on the List would have been shocked by the individual cases which are a fair representa(...)

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