A pilot service to manage people living with heart failure provided by specialist nurses in Co Donegal saw waiting times for new patient referrals drop from 18 months to between two and six weeks, depending on clinical urgency and patient location. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Minister for Health is looking at expanding the number of services provided by highly-trained advanced nurse practitioners and upskilling more nur(...)

Maria Walsh MEP on the farm at Largan, Shrule, Co Galway. “I would do chunks of meetings and then I would have to rest.” Photograph: Joe O Shaughnessy

“Fatigue is the killer,” says MEP and former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh as she outlines how she is feeling: dull headache, muscle tiredness and an ene(...)

Dr Noel McCaffrey is the founder of ExWell Medical and former Dublin GAA footballer. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fourteen empty chairs spaced out in a north Dublin car park before sunrise on a chilly winter’s morning await the dedicated participants of a 7.30am w(...)

Due to cocooning some people  have a greater fear of falling because they haven’t been moving  much.

Falls in older people will become a big issue this winter unless we support people over 65 to be active in their homes and communities, according to E(...)

Lucy Nugent, chief executive of Tallaght University Hospital: “We’ve seen a lot of bureaucracy swept aside and have been able to get projects off the ground very quickly.”

The Irish voluntary healthcare sector has been at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19 bringing innovative solutions to the new challenges pres(...)

Daire and ConorJean with their 3D printer which is generating face masks for healthcare workers.

An army of people is responding to pleas for personal protection equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers but a small production line for face masks set(...)

Beaumont Hospital is treating 137 confirmed coronavirus patients. File photograph: The Irish Times

Beaumont Hospital is treating 137 confirmed coronavirus patients, over a third more than any other hospital, according to latest Health Service Execut(...)

A number of face shields produced in the I-Form Lab at UCD.

An advanced manufacturing research facility based in University College Dublin (UCD) has designed a face shield for medical staff working on the Covid(...)

Face shields ready for dispatchh

An advanced manufacturing research facility based in University College Dublin (UCD) has designed a face shield for medical staff working on the Covid(...)

Dr Matt Widdowson, at home with his children Aoife and Eoin, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The overwhelming concern of most new parents after they get home from the maternity hospital is will they be able to keep their tiny infant alive. Fro(...)

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