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Hospital waiting lists have reached another record high with the numbers waiting for an outpatient appointment climbing by more than 4,000 in just one(...)

Psychiatric nurses in three units in Dublin had to spend 36 continuous hours on duty as there was insufficient personnel to relive them. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Psychiatric Nurses Association has deferred industrial action after ‘intensive talks’ with the HSE. The union put an overtime ban in place on Th(...)

Simon Harris described the situation as one of ‘great frustration, annoyance and worry’ for women. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The HSE said it had become aware in February of the IT issue at the US labratory which led to 800 women not receiving cervical screending test results(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris:  said a sustained overtime ban would have an adverse impact on services for patients. Photograph: Alan Betson

The overtime ban by psychiatric nurses is already having an impact on patients with the curtailment of some community mental health services. Howeve(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: ‘We need to have a situation where people enter the Workplace Relations Commission or the Labour Court in other cases that they do not engage in industrial action during that time.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Psychiatric nurses have said the impact of an overtime ban put in place on Thursday morning will get progressively worse and that a potentially very s(...)

The HSE said the industrial action was ‘likely to have a significant impact on services’

Mental health services will face significant disruption today as a result of industrial action by psychiatric nurses. Members of the Psychiatric(...)

Psychiatric nurses are to stage a de facto overtime ban from Thursday July 11 in protest at what they described as a lack of meaningful progress in dealing with recruitment and retention difficulties in the mental health services.   File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Industry Correspondent Care for patients in the mental health services will be negatively hit as a result of a new overtime ban to be put in place by(...)

A person’s chances of survival following a heart attack vary depending on which Irish hospital the patient is treated in, new research shows.  File photograph: Alan Betson

A person’s chances of survival following a heart attack vary depending on which Irish hospital the patient is treated in, new research shows. The Nat(...)

Benzodiazepine use by women over 65 in Ireland was 40% higher than for men. Photograph: iStock

People over 65 in Ireland are the highest consumers of benzodiazepine medicine in the OECD, according to a new report published on Monday. Benzodiazep(...)

Director general of the HSE Paul Reid and Minister for Health Simon Harris at the inaugural meeting of the new HSE board. Photograph: Alan Betson

The health service has recorded a financial deficit of more than €116 million to the end of April, new official figures show. The HSE previously said(...)

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