Joe Harbison

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Health workers administering Covid-19 vaccinations at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Alan Betson

Another 398 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the State. The latest figures were reported by the Department of Health on Thursday evening. Th(...)

Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists chairman Dr Peter Boylan: “That sort of behaviour brings the medical profession into disrepute and it damages the trust between patents and doctors: one of the pillars on which the relationship is built.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Doctors who made misogynistic remarks to women or families in the CervicalCheck non-disclosure controversy should apologise, Institute of Obstetrician(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: “I am concerned to read Prof Harbison’s comments today in relation to his view that there is an inertia in elements of the HSE in terms of delivering reform.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Comments made by a leading medical expert on strokes, that there is inertia in the HSE about delivering reform, are of concern, Minister for Health Si(...)

In an ideal scenario, stroke is identified quickly and the patient  whisked to a specialised hospital where the waiting medical team administer clot-busting drugs, and then scan the brain so the location of the clot can be established. Photograph: iStock

The improvement in stroke services is one of the few genuine success stories in the health service in recent years, but the gains made could easily be(...)

Vincent Byrne (51) is a stroke survivor who was fortunate enough to be able to avail of thrombectomy at Beaumont after he suffered a stroke five years ago. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Prof Peter Kelly was a medical student there was a great sense of nihilism around the treatment of stroke as there was little or nothing that cou(...)

The average age for a stroke is 74 and there are about 8,000 new cases of stroke every year. Photograph: Istock

Major advances in acute stroke care are being missed because of a lack of funding in services, according to Prof Joe Harbison, the outgoing head of th(...)

 Jillian Boyle who suffered her first stroke at 32: “After that initial burst, the help you get is watered down. They want to discharge you as soon as possible. The minute you go out of the system, you’re down at the back of the queue.” Photograph: Barry Cronin

Three out of four of the country’s rehabilitation hospitals admit they are unable to provide stroke patients with the recommended level of therapy the(...)

Cost of providing new cancer drugs for a single year is more than has been spent in total on the National Stroke Programme since its inception seven years ago

Cancer is a terrible disease, and advanced melanoma, for which two new drugs, pembrolizumab and nivolumab, are currently approved, is among its worst (...)

The death rate from stroke has been cut by more than a quarter, a national audit of services has found.

Major improvements in the quality of stroke treatment are at risk of being squandered due to a failure by the HSE to invest in services, a leading neu(...)