Long Covid includes persistent symptoms such as breathlessness, fatigue, and reduced exercise tolerance in patients after acute SARS-CoV-2 infection

In 2020, three of Ireland’s leading physicians – GP professor Walter Cullen and consultant psychiatrists Professors Gautam Gulati and Brendan Kelly – (...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid said  all services needed to maximise the use of derogations for staff in relation to the rules on self-isolation after infection or close contact status. Photograph: Tom Honan

Hospitals across the country have been told to redeploy staff “to the maximum extent possible” to the treatment of Covid-19 patients. Hospitals shou(...)

With the support of AWS, the WHO launched an app to support health workers around the world in caring for patients with Covid-19

Up and down the country, and around the world, some US multinationals have gone out of their way to support communities through the pandemic. “Covid-(...)

The new unit at Tallaght hospital will have a paediatric outpatient facility, triage rooms and a radiology department. Photograph: Alan Betson

The opening of a new unit at Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) in Tallaght, Dublin should mean “almost no waiting lists” for general paediatric care wit(...)

The number of critically ill patients with coronavirus in ICUs rose to 90, an increase from 63 this time last month.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Doctors have expressed concerns at the pressure the latest wave of Covid-19 infections is putting on intensive care units as hospitals are forced to c(...)

It cost St Vincent’s, the main centre for bariatric surgery in the Republic, €1 million to treat 90 patients arriving with complications over the past four years, the hospital says.

Irish surgeons are reporting a massive increase in patients requiring treatment for complications from botched weight-loss operations abroad. It is o(...)

Gardaí are pictured on Mac Uilliam Road in Tallaght, Dublin on Wednesday after  a man (25) who was stabbed on the road on Tuesday night died in hospital. Photograph: Damien Eagers

A man has been arrested in Co Louth on suspicion of murdering a 25-year-old who was stabbed in a housing estate in Tallaght, Dublin on Tuesday. Garda(...)

Hiqa conducted 66 inspections in healthcare services in 2020

Six out of 10 hospitals inspected last year were non-compliant with aspects of infection-control procedures against Covid-19, according to a report fr(...)

Psychiatrist Dr Brenda Wright outside the court after giving evidence in the trial of Deirdre Morley for the murder of her three children. Photograph: Alan Betson

Four days after she took the lives of her three children by suffocating them, Deirdre Morley told doctors at Tallaght University Hospital that she “w(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly chats with staff at Reeves Day Surgery in Tallaght as he launches the Sláintecare Implementation Strategy & Action Plan 2021-2023. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Sites for three new elective hospitals in Dublin, Cork and Galway are being sought as part of a €3.7 billion plan for the future of the health service(...)

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