Anne O Connor

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There is now a serious bottleneck in the reading of cervical smear tests after the number of tests increased from 280,000 in 2017 to 370,000 last year. The increase is largely the result of a decision by Minister for Health Simon Harris to offer women repeat smears if they had concerns in the wake of the controversy over the CervicalCheck programme. Photograph: Tom Honan

Events surrounding CervicalCheck continue to cast a shadow over the health service. A serious bottleneck has developed in the reading of cervical smea(...)

HSE interim director general Anne O’Connor is unable to give a date for the introduction of the new testing service. Photograph: Alan Betson

The introduction of a new, more accurate test for cervical cancer is being delayed by a massive backlog of smear tests, an Oireachtas committee has he(...)

Nurses take part in their second day of industrial action over pay and conditions at Naas General Hospital, in Co Kildare, on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

In an address to be given to the Oireachtas Health Committee on Wednesday the new interim head of the HSE, Anne O’Connor, will warn that with each day(...)

The single biggest factor underlying the improvement in trolley figures is the later arrival of the flu this winter.

Hospital overcrowding on the first working day after the Christmas holiday was significantly down on last year, confounding predictions of trolley num(...)

The HSE will spend €30 million on extra beds, and set up ‘winter-ready’ clinics for older persons and those with chronic diseases

The Health Service Executive has said that it “absolutely expects” that the number of people who will spend time on trolleys in hospitals this winter (...)

There are currently 2,419 children and young people with mental health disorders on the waiting list for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Many of the 2,400-plus children on the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) waiting list should not be on the list at all, however it h(...)

Suicide rates among men dropped by 15.2 per cent last year, but this was offset by a 6.2 per cent increase in suicides among women.

The number of people dying by suicide in the State dropped below 400 last year, the lowest level in more than 20 years, new figures indicate. The num(...)

 Pictured at the launch of the  GAA health and wellbeing day, are  Cavan footballer Alan O’Mara, Cork camogie player Ashling Thompson and Galway footballer Gary Sice at Croke Park, Dublin. Photo graph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

The GAA is to host its first ever mental health theme day which will coincide with the All-Ireland senior football championship semi-final on 28th Aug(...)

Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane said flags had been raised in relation to problems at the suicide bereavement charity many years before the internal audit was established in 2015.

The HSE should have uncovered irregularities in spending at Console years before they were revealed in a recent internal audit, the Public Accounts Co(...)

 David Hall, interim CEO of Console, and Anne O’Connor, HSE national director mental health, at a joint press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Suicide prevention charity Pieta House is to take over the services which were offered by the embattled charity Console, it was confirmed yesterday. (...)

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