Donal O Hanlon

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IHCA president Dr Donal O’Hanlon said one in five permanent consultant posts were currently unfilled in public hospitals. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A substantial increase in the number of doctors including hospital consultants and GPs will be needed in the coming years, a Health Service Executive (...)

Army vehicles with vital Covid-19 medical supplies just in from China leave Dublin Airport with a Garda escort. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government has advised medical workers that they face the possibility of “serious moral and emotional distress” due to the difficult choices that (...)

The guidelines are  intended to help policymakers, healthcare planners and providers in acute and community settings, as well as assisting clinicians

The Government has published ethical advice for front-line healthcare staff dealing with resource shortfalls and challenging decisions that may emerge(...)

Simon Harris: the Irish Hospital Consultants Association called on him to end the lower pay arrangements in place for medical specialists appointed since autumn 2012

Hospital consultants have urged the Minister for Health Simon Harris and Fine Gael to give a commitment to to open an additional 800 public hospital b(...)

The chief executive of the Health Service Executive has said he would like to see fewer emergency departments around Ireland. Paul Reid said it woul(...)

Nurses said 760 patients are on trolleys in emergency departments and on wards queuing for a bed today. File photograph: Getty

Cancelling all planned admissions to hospitals because of overcrowding in emergency departments would not be the appropriate thing to do, Minister for(...)

 INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha says the ‘extreme overcrowding presents a clear danger to patients and staff’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

For the second day in a row there are 760 patients deemed to require admission to hospital waiting on trolleys in emergency departments and on wards f(...)

Health experts have predicted the trolley crisis will continue to get worse each year.

The vice president of Irish Hospital Consultants Association has said the number of new beds planned by the HSE this year is “like trying to put out a(...)

Cork University Hospital consultants: ‘We’ve had a lot of resignations.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/File

The worsening consultant recruitment and retention crisis is particularly acute at Cork University Hospital (CUH) due to years of failure by Cork poli(...)

Dr Laura Durcan, vice-president of the IHCA with president Dr Donal O’Hanlon, Dr Gabrielle Colleran and Martin Varley, the association’s secretary general, at the launch of its pre-Budget 2020 submission. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

The leadership of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has voted no confidence in Minister for Health Simon Harris at an emergency meetin(...)

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