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UHW general manager Grace Rothwell said steps had been taken to address the concerns of the State Pathologist’s Office about the condition of its mortuary. File photograph: Patrick Browne

University Hospital Waterford has acquired new air conditioning units for its dilapidated mortuary following concerns that conditions could contaminat(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul sued over her CervicalCheck smear tests. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Minister for Health has confirmed he will establish a stakeholder forum with clinicians and State agencies in the wake of a court judgment on cerv(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said the HSE would fill approximately 2,000 additional approved and funded development posts this year. File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Some hospital groups or healthcare community area managers have not bothered to submit plans for operating their services within approved budgets, the(...)

Independents4Change TD Mick Wallace made the remark about the national children’s hospital costs as he renewed his appeal for the Government to reconsider the tender. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The national children’s hospital costs debacle has been described as a “f****** joke” during a late night Dáil debate on the PwC report into the cost (...)

Brother and sister Gerry and Nicola Mckenna

A woman whose brother paid her childcare costs while she recovered after donating a kidney to him has welcomed the inclusion of stay at home parents i(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Stephen  Donnelly told the Oireachtas health committee the information from Dr Grainne Flannelly suggested Minister for Health Simon Harris had misled the Dáil for a second time. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Health Simon Harris has been accused of misleading the Dáil over his claim he received no contrary advice before offering free out-of-cyc(...)

The Health Service Executive  says the €4.1 million provided for the National Maternity Strategy  this year is the “existing level of service funding” needed to pay for posts approved in previous years. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Funding for new developments in the National Maternity Strategy has been halted, just three years after the plan was unveiled by then minister for hea(...)

Almost 542,000 patients are waiting to be seen by a specialist for the first time, according to latest figures, as another 20,000 people were added to outpatient queues last month. Photograph: iStock

Minister for Health Simon Harris has been accused of failing more than a half a million people who are in pain around the country as hospital waiting (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris wore his usual pale and pinched worried expression. Photograph: James Forde

Leo Varadkar and Simon Harris settled into their front bench seats as TDs trickled into the chamber for the big debate. Sinn Féin had moved a motion(...)

Children’s hospital overspend: Simon Harris said the Government would “ensure lessons are learned”. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Minister for Health Simon Harris has survived a Sinn Féin motion of no confidence by 58 votes to 53 with 37 abstentions when a walk-through vote was c(...)

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