Former Fine Gael minister of state for health Jim Daly has been appointed chief executive of the Private Hospitals Association. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Fine Gael minister of state for health Jim Daly has been appointed chief executive of the Private Hospitals Association (PHA). Mr Daly, who re(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly will bring proposals on the issue of public work taking place in private hospitals to Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A draft agreement that would allow the HSE to take over up to 30 per cent of capacity in private hospitals to deal with rising cases of Covid -19 has (...)

 Informed sources have suggested that 15%  of private hospitals’ capacity could be taken over if Covid levels reached a certain threshold, while this could rise to 30%  if the position deteriorated further. Photograph: Getty Images

The HSE is looking at taking over up to 30 per cent of capacity in private hospitals depending on the number of Covid-19 cases in the country and the (...)

The Medical and Dental Consultants Association will seek to represent members working both in private hospitals and in the public system. Photograph: Thinkstock.

A new organisation to represent medical and dental consultants in Ireland has been announced. The Medical and Dental Consultants Association will see(...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid   said that its intention to report to Government any private hospitals unwilling to help in a possible second surge of coronavirus was ‘not intended as a threat’. Photograph: Alan Betson

HSE chief executive Paul Reid has said that its intention to report to Government any private hospitals unwilling to help in a possible second surge o(...)

The former government took over 100%  capacity of 18 private hospitals at the end of March. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is to look at reaching deals with individual private hospitals to secure facilities in the event of another Covid-19 wave, rather than (...)

Staff  at Dundrum Town Centre in Dublin wear protective masks and screens as the centre reopens. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The signs from around the world are troubling. The United States has just reported its highest daily case figures so far in this pandemic. Localised o(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Minister for Health Simon Harris at a  press briefing in Dublin Castle on Thursday. Photograph: Julien Behal

The HSE is to end its €20 million lease of facilities at the Citywest Hotel complex in Dublin which it had been using during the Covid-19 emergency. (...)

Blackrock Clinic in May 2020. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

“We feared Armageddon,” says Debbie O’Neill, the clinical nurse manager of the intensive care unit in the Blackrock Clinic. “One of my colleagues put (...)

Some consultants working fully in the private sector are coming under pressure from private hospitals to sign up to the Government’s proposed new contract, a specialist has said. File photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

Some consultants working fully in the private sector are coming under pressure from private hospitals to sign up to the Government’s proposed new cont(...)

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