Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said the regionalisation process in the HSE had been paused so as not to detract from the work required to deal with the pandemic. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has admitted there is a problem with the amount of leaks coming from the Cabinet. Mr Donnelly said leaking (...)

Laura Magahy last week resigned as executive director of the Sláintecare implementation group. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

PAUL CULLEN and The key figures in the Sláintecare reform programme who resigned last week wrote directly to Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly la(...)

Some 464 patients are waiting for access to hospital according to the daily trolley count. This is the worst figure since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Photograph: Frank Miller

If anyone still needed a reminder of the urgency for health service reform, there have been plenty in recent days. Last week, latest figures showed o(...)

Laura Magahy was appointed executive director of the Sláintecare programme office in July 2018. File photograph: The Irish Times

The head of the office charged with implementing the Sláintecare health reform programme, Laura Magahy, has resigned. It is understood that Ms Magahy(...)

Minister for Health  Simon Harris. Almost two years after the publication of the original costed Sláintecare plan, the failure to include a budget in this action plan is regrettable.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The publication of the first Sláintecare action plan, listing the key areas of focus for 2019, is welcome. It signals progress is being made on the 10(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris and Laura Magahy, executive director of the Slaintecare Programme Office. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Dublin

The 23-strong membership of the Sláintecare Implementation Advisory Council, tasked with driving reform of the health service, has been announced by M(...)

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