Liam Woods

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HSE national director Liam Woods: Trolley figures have exceeded 600 in recent weeks, with 571 patients waiting for admission to hospital on Thursday morning.  Photograph: Alan Betson

No new beds or additional staff are being provided as part of the Health Service Executive’s plan to combat overcrowding in hospitals this winter, the(...)

Labour health spokesman Alan Kelly claimed there was a “direct contradiction” between the evidence given by CervicalCheck representatives to previous meetings of the committee and the direct experience of women. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

TDs have called on CervicalCheck to explain why women who had smear tests done privately due to a backlog in the public screening service were later e(...)

Angela Fitzgerald, national director acute hospitals; Dr Colm Henry chief clinical officer; Liam Woods, interim deputy general operations and Bernard Gloster, chief officer for the midwest, during a HSE briefing in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The HSE has warned of delays and significant disruption at hospital emergency departments as a result of the one-day strike by nurses starting at 8am (...)

Phil Ní Sheaghdha, general secretary of the INMO with Martina Harkin-Kelly, president of the INMO at talks in the Workplace Relations Commission. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

About 15,000 people will have hospital out-patient appointments scheduled for next Wednesday cancelled as a result of the planned nurses’ strike, the (...)

 Ombudsman Peter Tyndall said there were still aspects of the end-of-life service that required ‘urgent attention’. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Hospital staff who broke the news to a woman of her father’s death told her he had been found “pulseless”, she told the Ombudsman in a complaint about(...)

Latest figures show €293 million – or €800,000 a day – is being spent on agency nursing staff and locum doctors. Photograph: Frank Miller

Four nursing jobs are available in Ireland for every qualified nurse applying, the latest Health Service Executive figures show. Intensive care units(...)

Colette Cowan, chief executive of the University of Limerick Hospitals Group told the Oireachtas health committee that graduate nurses need to be incentivised before they leave the country. File photograph: Press 22

The Government should incentive young nurses and consultants to encourage them to return and work in the Irish health service, a senior hospital manag(...)

 In week four of the current  flu season, ending last Sunday, there were 318 cases of people being hospitalised. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Increased flu rates are to place additional pressure on the hospital system for at least the next four weeks, officials have said. Health Service Ex(...)

Clare Daly: she said “over 80 per cent of abortions are by pills”

The availability of free contraception in Ireland was “doable”, the chairwoman of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment said on Thursday af(...)

A HSE memo told nurses they  had the authority to move a patient within a hospital using “minimum force”. Photograph: Getty Images

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has been urged to apologise for a memo advising hospital staff how to remove “trespassing” patients who refuse to (...)

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