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Fair Deal: Jim Daly, Minister of State with responsibilty for older people, has told the Department of Health extra funding needs to come from the Department of Public Expenditure in order to ensure the four-week wait-time target is met.

The Government may have to provide a €17 million bailout for Fair Deal to avert growing delays in accessing the scheme for funding nursing home places(...)

HSE director general Paul Reid said more than 1,000 people in Ireland are carrying the most dangerous superbug, CPE, which is resistant to almost all antibiotics. Photograph: iStock

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs pose an “existential risk” to the Irish health service that could become an irreversible problem, Health Service Execut(...)

Last June, Prof Ray O’Sullivan told The Irish Times he did not feel he needed to obtain consent before carrying out tests on the vaginas of five women patients. Photograph: Thinkstock

A consultant at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny, who carried out research on five women patients without their consent, has been placed on administrative(...)

The highest number of bed days lost was in St James’s Hospital at 12,333 – more than 2,000 every month. Photograph: Alan Betson

Nearly 110,000 hospital bed days have been lost because of delayed discharges in the first six months of this year, new figures show. The Health Ser(...)

President of DCU Prof Brian MacCraith (right), alongside HSE director Paul Reid, found that the almost total reliance on a single international supplier of laboratory services for the CervicalCheck national cancer screening programme was a source of ‘significant fragility’ for the programme. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

The contract awarded to US-based Quest Diagnostics laboratory to deal with the backlog of cervical smear tests was given without proper due diligence (...)

The Health Service Executive has made several significant announcements following publication of a report by Prof Brian MacCraith.

Five times more women than originally estimated have been affected by delays in their cervical smear test results because of a “major communications f(...)

HSE chief Paul Reid last month said delays in informing the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy were “not acceptable”.

An investigation into an IT flaw which led to women not receiving their CervicalCheck results is due to be published on Tuesday. A “rapid review” pr(...)

Hiqa said its main priority was to ensure the safety and care of vulnerable persons in receipt of healthcare services.

Health service watchdog Hiqa has indicated that it cannot adopt a softer line in inspecting or setting standards for facilities and institutions opera(...)

Stewarts Care has invested heavily to allow it deal with criticisms set out by Hiqa; this led to a €6.2 million unauthorised deficit. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Department of Public Expenditure warned in a report published a year ago that the health service was recruiting 371 whole-time staff each month on(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris during Wednesday’s announcement on Sláintecare. Mr Harris  announced plans to establish six new regional bodies to operate hospital and community services. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Government plans to reform health service structures will remove layers of managers rather than add to them, Minister for Health Simon Harris has insi(...)

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