Managers and frontline workers need to know what each treatment and service costs per service user.

Around midsummer every year, HSE managers tell the Government and the public that it has overspent, again. The financial deficit will be at least €500(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien. Photograph: David Sleator

For two organisations due to merge, Department of Health and the HSE show little sign of peaceful co-existence. The correspondence between their respe(...)

Department of Health secretary general Ambrose McLoughlin has said the current generation of parents could be the first to “bury our children” unless the problem of obesity is tackled. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The obesity problem among young people is so bad that the present generation of parents may be the “first to bury our children”, Department of Health (...)

Public Accounts Committee chairmanJohn McGuinness on Thursday demanded the resignation of two senior civil servants over their handling of health spending. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Chairman of the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) John McGuinness has defended his call for the resignation of two top health officials over thei(...)

 Dr Ambrose McLoughlin, secretary general Department of Health, arriving at Leinster House yesterday where he appeared before the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Almost 1,200 discretionary medical cards have been removed since the start of the year, the Dáil Public Accounts Committee has heard. Members were to(...)

The chairman of PAC John McGuinness: he said the HSE was a business and if he was a shareholder, he would say it was not fit for purpose. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Cost-saving drives in the health service are expected to intensify in the weeks ahead as the Department of Health estimates that the HSE’s financial d(...)

Public Accounts Committee chair John McGuinness has called on the heads of the Health Service Executive and the Department of Health to resign. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The chairman of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee has called on the heads of the Health Service Executive and the Department of Health to resign.Fian(...)

The serious financial overrun in the Health Service Executive poses significant problems, not just for the health service but for the Government’s ove(...)

Tony O’Brien, director general of the HSE, said the Haddington Road agreement was ‘made elsewhere without formal consultation with the HSE on the final proposals’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The head of the Department of Health has withdrawn a letter he sent to the head of the Health Service Executive following an unprecedented row betw(...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation  has begun a lobbying campaign for better staffing ratios in nursing.

Minister for Health James Reilly has responded to concerns among nurses about staffing levels by setting up a taskforce to examine the issue. T(...)

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