The annual overruns in the health budget are as predictable now as the arrival of the first swallow. Photograph: Getty Images

No sooner was the Sláintecare implementation plan published when it started. The nurses said it would all collapse if the issue of their “inadequate p(...)

The PHA says many insured patients  end up being treated in public hospitals “simply because they were admitted through emergency departments”. Photograph: Getty Images

Private hospitals have said they will invest in staff and facilities to accommodate patients with health insurance who are currently seen in public ho(...)

Dr Kevin Kelleher  said samples from GPs in the community showed the B virus was accounting for 60%  of flu cases, while in hospitals and intensive care units it was accounting for 50% of cases

The HSE has said the current prevalence of both A and B flu viruses is “unusual”, and that this had only happened three times in the last 20 years. (...)

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(...)

Almost 680,000 people remain on public hospital waiting lists for various procedures, according to the latest published figures. Photograph: iStock

Almost 680,000 people remain on public hospital waiting lists for various procedures, according to the latest published figures. By the end of Septem(...)

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 conference heard by 2027 the average consumer will be paying €11,000 a year between taxes and insurance premiums for public and private health services. Photograph: Getty Images

Average health insurance premiums are set to jump by at least €600 per person over the next decade due to increased claims from an ageing population, (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Legislation giving the State’s health watchdog the power to investigate incidents in private healthcare will be brought to Cabinet in the autumn, Mini(...)

Chief executive of the Private Hospitals’ Association Simon Nugent:  the committee spent “too much time obsessed with publicly owned delivery systems rather than taking a holistic view of the overall health assets in the State”.  Photograph: Shane O’Neill

The €5.8 billion healthcare plan proposed by the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare appears to have become “bogged down in ideology”, th(...)

Warren Buffett, one of the world’s shrewdest investors, has loaned funds to VHI, indicating his confidence in it

Not for the first time Irish healthcare is in a complex place: massive numbers of people on trolleys in public hospitals, the biggest number ever in t(...)

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