Irish Cancer Society chief executive Averil Power said the health system is under ‘intolerable strain’.

Up to 2,000 invasive cancers may have been missed last year due to the impact of Covid-19, an Oireachtas committee has been told. Averil Power, chie(...)

A week after the attack occurred, inpatient procedures and chemotherapy services were down 50 per cent on normal levels while inpatient and endoscopes were down 70-80 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fifteen months into a pandemic, just when it seemed things were looking up, along came the cyberattack to upend the health service and deliver the wee(...)

Some 84 per cent of hospital consultants reported that the pandemic has had an adverse effect on their workload. Photograph: iStock

Almost four in five Irish medical consultants are experiencing burnout as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new study. The level of b(...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said there were some nurses working in intensive care units and emergency departments today who had not yet received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine . Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Healthcare workers were abandoned by the State after schools were closed and left to provide childcare for themselves with no support, representative (...)

IHCA vice president Dr Gabrielle Colleran said for many of her colleagues working abroad and  considering returning to Ireland, pay inequality is a ‘red line issue’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

An additional 2,000 hospital beds are needed pretty much immediately, medical specialists have said. The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA(...)

 Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer with Covid-19 graphic. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn has told the public to take less notice of the daily Covid-19 figures and focus more on the trends and und(...)

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn at a daily Covid-19 briefing

A number of doctors have called for an end to the daily Covid-19 figures, describing them as a “self-perpetuating cycle of misery”. Dr Maitiu O Tuat(...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha: ‘Will we have sufficient numbers, it’s very hard to know.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has urged the Government to quickly produce detailed proposals to deploy 4,500 student nurses to com(...)

A doctor is now twice as likely to die by suicide than a member of the general population, the annual conference of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has been told.   Photograph: iStock

A doctor is now twice as likely to die by suicide than a member of the general population, the annual conference of the Irish Hospital Consultants Ass(...)

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Patients will continue to languish on waiting lists until the Government tackles the “brain drain” of doctors leaving Ireland, the Irish Hospital Cons(...)

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