For many families, the stress of looking after frail relatives is matched only by worries about how to pay for their care. With private nursing hom(...)

Up to 50 per cent of patients with serious long-term medical conditions do not take their medication or take it incorrectly, a roundtable event on med(...)

HSE director designate Tony O’Brien (near side) alongside Minister for Health James Reilly. Earlier this year, Mr O’Brien suggested a “significant streamlining” of the often embarrassing information it publishes on a monthly basis about waiting lists and financial overruns in the health service. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The head of the Health Service Executive proposed providing key information about the performance of the health service directly to the Department of (...)

Department of Health secretary general Ambrose McLoughlin: “In the current economic climate, if we were to open the floodgates the consequences for the basic operation of our health service could be serious.”

The Department of Health has settled more than 30 cases taken by former residents of private nursing homes who were illegally charged for long-stay ch(...)

Dr James Reilly: says significant progress has been made in reducing waiting times and numbers on trolleys. Photograph: Eric Luke

The special delivery unit established by Minister for Health James Reilly to tackle waiting lists and the num(...)

A draft report drawn up by Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly and given to the HSE in March found that the health authority had “failed in its responsibility to ensure a uniform approach to the administration of the long-term illness scheme”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Health Service Executive is proposing to suspend issuing (...)

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