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 Nurse Lisbeth Brown takes care of a Covid-19 patient in the ICU  of the Sharp Grossmont Hospital, amid coronavirus pandemic in La Mesa, east of San Diego, California this week. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

A further 23 deaths of Covid-19 patients were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Sunday evening. It brings to 2,970 the(...)

The private Beacon Hospital in Dublin is to enter into a new agreement with the HSE to provide access to its facilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The private Beacon Hospital in Dublin is to enter into a new agreement with the HSE to provide access to its facilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. (...)

Ambulances outside the  Emergency Department at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The number of deaths from Covid-19 is expected to surge and could rise to beyond 100 per day in the weeks ahead, far higher than the peak figures expe(...)

The Department of Health on Dublin’s Baggot Street. File photograph: Bryan James Brophy/The Irish Times

The Government has approved a pay rise of more than €90,000 for the position of secretary general of the Department of Health, making the person to be(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly will bring proposals on the issue of public work taking place in private hospitals to Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A draft agreement that would allow the HSE to take over up to 30 per cent of capacity in private hospitals to deal with rising cases of Covid -19 has (...)

 Informed sources have suggested that 15%  of private hospitals’ capacity could be taken over if Covid levels reached a certain threshold, while this could rise to 30%  if the position deteriorated further. Photograph: Getty Images

The HSE is looking at taking over up to 30 per cent of capacity in private hospitals depending on the number of Covid-19 cases in the country and the (...)

A health worker receives his vaccination shot of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a hospital, in Ventspils, Latvia, on Monday. Photograph: Toms Kalnins/EPA

The first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine were administered in Ireland in four acute hospitals on Tuesday, December 29th. Initiall(...)

The HSE said the PPE markets were “volatile, complex and uncertain”. It said additional and secondary supply lines had to be opened at pace. Photograph: Alan Betson

Last Wednesday, the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, told the Oireachtas health committee the Health Service Executive would spend €920 million (...)

The Minister told the HSE he wanted it to carry out a ‘thorough audit’ of its systems and controls concerning sourcing, management and usage of personal protective equipment. File photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has instructed the Health Service Executive to carry out an audit of how it buys, manages and uses personal prote(...)

The HSE report for the Government said there had been interest in principle from all bar one private hospital on its “safety net” proposals. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive doubts that the State’s private hospitals will sign a new deal to let the HSE take over several thousand private hospital(...)

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