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Between 80 and 90 per cent of cancer services were delivered as normal during the pandemic, but social distancing restrictions made it difficult to deliver a full service. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of cancer patients benefiting from experimental drugs will increase tenfold in the years ahead, a specialist has said. Professor Paul Bro(...)

Gordon Dunne, far left, has already stepped away from his duties at the Mater hospital in Dublin. An interim chief executive, Alan Sharp, has been appointed. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The chief executive of the Mater hospital in Dublin, which is among the busiest public hospitals in the State, is leaving to work for businessman Larr(...)

 St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny. Inspectors from the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) have made urgent recommendations for change, after its inspectors visited the unit.

The patient consent issue that has arisen at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny is one of a number of problems affecting its maternity unit. The deaths of (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris ‘was gung-ho on getting in Repeal the Eighth - I think for cynical reasons - without preparing the system for the workload that was thrown upon it,’ says Kilkenny consultants Prof Ray O’Sullivan.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

An additional obstetrician is to be appointed to St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny as part of the rollout of abortion services to its maternity unit. Th(...)

Obstetrician and gynaecologist Prof Ray O’Sullivan says he did not feel he needed to obtain consent before carrying out tests on five women patients last year. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

A report into the failure of a senior hospital consultant at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny, to obtain consent before carrying out gynaecological “explo(...)

Under the proposed changes, the existing two layers of staff present in the surgical department out of hours are being reduced to one. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Plans for immediate cutbacks to surgical services at Our Lady’s Hospital Navan are being resisted by senior doctors. The Save Navan Hospital Campai(...)

Dr Susan O’Reilly: taking over as chief executive of the Dublin-Midlands Hospitals Group. Photograph: Frank Miller

The new chief executive of the group of public hospitals in Dublin and the midlands will be paid nearly €220,000 a year, it has emerged.The HSE said(...)

In its recent briefing material for Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, the Department of Health said it was in consultation with the HSE reagarding the need for a further evaluation of the market place to establish its capacity to recruit and retain candidates of the calibre required in the context of a 5-year contract term.

A number of senior HSE managers are to be re-deployed on a two-year contract basis to fill key vacant chief executive positions in its new hospital gr(...)

Department of Health secretary general Ambrose McLoughlin has told the Public Accounts Committee that the department will be insisting on the introduction of a system of regular independent governance audits.

The Mater Hospital has strongly denied that it receives a fee of more than €600,000 from the Central Remedial Clinic for administering a pension schem(...)

 Minister of State for Finance Brian Hayes:  “I think they are shocking. There is no justification quite frankly to these enormous top-ups.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

FIACH KELLY, MARK HILLIARD The board of the Central Remedial Clinic is coming under mounting political pressure to explain its use of funds raised by(...)