The two-day event has 14 separate conferences, 100 speakers, an estimated 1,500 delegates and 80 exhibitors. File photograph: Getty Images

The Four Courts is not the place to resolve issues arising from negative outcomes for patients, a health conference has heard. Aisling Gannon, a par(...)

The old emergency admissions which will be replaced by the new Acute Medical Assessment Unit on the Acute Floor at St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan

The new emergency block at St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny is a vision of how the Irish health service should be. Bright, airy and spacious, it boasts (...)

Portlaoise hospital: the report says the hospital is “not set up to provide safe acute and elective surgery”. Photograph: James Flynn/AP.

“Urgent correction and reconfiguration” is needed to avoid the “collapse” of care processes at Portlaoise hospital, according to an unpublished revie(...)

First there was the inquest; now we have the HSE report into the death of Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway last October. Each forum h(...)