There were 414 people on trolleys in emergency departments or on wards awaiting admission to a hospital bed on Tuesday, a figure nurses decsribed as “(...)

Consultant recruitment has led to a nine-year waiting list for an outpatient appointment at University Hospital Waterford

Below are extracts from the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) submission to the Department of Health in response to the Health Service Cap(...)

Concerns emerged following an audit by two independent orthopaedic surgeons of spinal surgery procedures carried out by a surgeon at University Hospital Galway  and Merlin Park Hospital (above) between January 1st, 2013 and November 14th, 2014.

Surgery carried out by an orthopaedic surgeon in Galway contributed to the premature deaths of two seriously ill patients, according to an audit of th(...)

Sinn Féin Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh: welcomed the consideration of Galway’s Merlin Park campus being  used as a location for a new hospital. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Galway’s Merlin Park campus should be considered as a location for a new hospital, according to the head of the west region’s public hospital group. (...)

The Smiler ride at Alton Towers Resort in Staffordshire – one of the people seriously injured in last week’s  crash has had her left leg amputated. Photograph: PA

One of the people seriously injured in last week’s Alton Towers rollercoaster crash has had her left leg amputated above the knee, doctors have confir(...)

Upgrading a helipad at Galway University Hospitals ended up costing several times the original estimate, according to an audit report by the Health Service Executive.

Upgrading a helipad at Galway University Hospitals ended up costing several times the original estimate, according to an audit report by the Health S(...)

A candlelight vigil in remembrance of Savita Halappanavar was held at the gates of St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin late last year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

New facilities for women who suffer loss in pregnancy are to be provided on the ward where Savita Halappanavar stayed before her death in University H(...)

Maxime Bourdon and Sébastien Bruas from French company Les Philébulistes performing on giant moving wheels during their acrobatic show Arcane at Eyre Square during the Galway Arts Festival in 2011. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Pick a city where the proposed ban on alcoholic sponsorship of sporting events could have the most significant economic and social impact and that mig(...)

Medical experts have warned of an emerging “epidemic” in head and neck cancers in the US and western Europe, linked to a sexually-transmitted v(...)