Stephen Donnelly

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A record 569,498 people were awaiting a hospital outpatient appointment at the end of August, an increase of 4,669 when compared with July, according to data from the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF). Image: iStock

Hospital waiting lists have continued their upward trend, with more than 53,000 additional people waiting for an outpatient appointment since the star(...)

The HSE said that while it was a requirement for an early assessment to identify any risks, it was ‘not always appropriate or possible’ to meet this target. Photograph: iStock

The majority of serious incidents occurring in the health service go unescalated and uninvestigated within the required time-frames, new figures show.(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar insisted earlier this year that the funding for the Fair Deal scheme had not run out. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

The number of people waiting for a nursing home place under the State’s Fair Deal scheme has jumped by a sixth in just three weeks, according to figur(...)

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(...)

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(...)

In a statement, the HSE said that ‘the delivery of the new MRI scan remains a key priority for the Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore and the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group’. Photograph: Getty Images

A new €5 million MRI scanning unit is lying idle in the Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore due to staff shortages, it has emerged, even though the re(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally said the number of slides sent to laboratories used in the CervicalCheck programme could only be tracked through the billings systems of laboratories, not by their clinical registers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Seven of the 16 laboratories involved in the CervicalCheck scandal were not inspected by the team set up to investigate it, and they have now closed d(...)

(Left to right) HSE chairman Ciaran Devane, Minister for Health Simon Harris  and HSE chief executive  Paul Reid at the inaugural meeting of the new HSE board last week. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Overspending in the health services increased by €13 million in April to more than €116 million, the Dáil has heard. Minister for Health Simon Harri(...)

Ruth Morrissey, a terminally ill woman with cervical cancer was awarded  €2.1m in damages which the State is now appealing. File photograph: Dave Meehan

A tribunal to hear cases and determine awards arising from the CervicalCheck screening controversy “will be a step into the unknown”, the Dáil has hea(...)

 Green Party European election candidate Ciarán Cuffe (left) and Social Democrats candidate Gary Gannon at the Simmonscourt count centre. Few predicted Gannon would do so well. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The story of this year’s local elections was driven by narratives around the biggest winners and losers, and the Civil War politics of Fine Gael and F(...)

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