Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Health Service Executive has told the Government that “difficult decisions” will need to be taken if its financial deficit – which had reached nea(...)

INMO: nearly 9,500 hospital patients who were deemed to require admission had to wait on trolleys or chairs for a bed

Hospitals experienced their worst July for overcrowding in emergency departments this year, nurses have said. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisa(...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha: ‘Refusing to fill vacant posts is adding fuel to the flames.’  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government is insisting that controlling the number of staff employed in the HSE is a key element in tackling rising healthcare spending. Nurses (...)

 Nurse Derek Cromwell wants politicians to experience the lack of facilities at University Hospital Limerick: “We’ve been treated like crap, by the Government and the HSE.” Photograph: David Raleigh

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been challenged by a nurse to spend five days on a trolley in the under-pressure University Hospital Limerick emergency dep(...)

The INMO said the number of patients who required admission to a hospital bed but who had to spend time waiting on trolleys in March was 9,714.  It said this included 117 children.

Nearly 10,000 people spent time on a trolley in an emergency department on or a ward waiting for admission to a hospital bed last month, nurses have s(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris with the head of the policy and strategy unit at the Department of Health Rhona Gaynor (left) and Sexual Assault Treatment Unit director Dr Maeve Eogan at the publication of a report on strengthening care for sexual assault victims. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A national plan is needed to counter rising levels of sexual violence, according to Minister for Health Simon Harris. “We have to create a culture w(...)

On Tuesday more than 600 patients who require admission to  hospital were waiting on trolleys in emergency departments or on wards for a bed, nurses have said.

More than 600 patients across the State were waiting on trolleys in emergency departments or on wards for a bed on Tuesday, nurses have said. The Iri(...)

The INMO is expected to argue seeking nurses to relocate up to 40km is not feasible and would discourage recruitment. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

To get across Dublin city from, for example, St Vincent’s University Hospital on the southside to Beaumont on the northside or to Connolly in the west(...)

INMO say  there was ‘a very large gap between the INMO and the employers on the new contract’. Photograph: Frank Miller

Plans for the introduction of a new contract for nurses have been referred to the Labour Court after unions described proposals tabled by the Governme(...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha: “These proposals make important strides for safe staffing, pay parity, and achieving respect for our professions.”  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Public service trade unions seem likely to hold off for a number of weeks on deciding whether to seek additional pay increases for their members on fo(...)

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