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(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said long waiting lists in the health system are caused by management decisions and not lack of funding. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government cannot stand over the waiting lists for medical treatment revealed in a TV documentary on Monday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. “I f(...)

There are 62,066 patients on a Planned Procedures list, which is not published.

About 10,000 patients are not included in national waiting lists even though the dates for their scheduled treatment were missed. The HSE on Monday ad(...)

The average weekly amount paid to nursing-home owners for  Fair Deal residents is €1,008 a week in Wicklow; in Donegal it is €773 a week.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

According to Eunice O’Raw, the Health Service Executive’s head of legal services, some families who want to avoid having their parent’s assets used to(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris has allocated the National Treatment Purchase Fund €15m for waiting list initiatives. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

More than 3,000 patients who have been waiting over 18 months for day-case treatment are to be given appointments from next month under a new initiati(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he would be seeking funding to cut the waiting list numbers at  Cork University Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Simon Harris has promised to fund a reduction in waiting lists at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) where more than 4,200 (...)

The publication of the 2017 national service plan by the Health Service Executive (HSE) outlines Government priorities for our beleaguered public heal(...)

Overcrowding in hospital emergency departments is at its highest level this winter. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Overcrowding in hospital emergency departments is at its highest level this winter, with 528 patients waiting for admission across the country. Fiann(...)

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