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HSE officials give a Covid-19 press briefing on July 16th. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

HSE internal auditors have warned that greater controls need to be put in place in the appointment of management posts in the health service to avoid (...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid there would be a greater emphasis on telemedicine and remote consultations in the future. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

There will be more people on waiting lists for longer periods as health services are reintroduced in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Health Ser(...)

HSE chief executive  Paul Reid is pictured at a media briefing at the  the Royal College of Physicians on Kildare Street in Dublin on Wednesday.  Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland.

One further death of a person with Covid-19 has been reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), while there have been a further 17 (...)

The HSE submission, made in recent days, said as of June 27th, healthcare workers accounted for 8,260 of the 25,874 Covid -19 cases reported, or 31.9 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson

There were some “avoidable” cases in which healthcare workers may have become infected with Covid-19, the HSE has said. In a new submission to the Oi(...)

A concerned relative contacted the HSE claiming that infection controls were not being followed at Clonakilty Community Hospital.

The State’s health service watchdog twice queried the HSE’s decision to allow coronavirus-infected residents share rooms with non-Covid residents at a(...)

The HSE effectively took over the operation of nearly 20 private hospitals amid concerns the public system would be overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The €100 million a month deal that saw the State take over nearly 20 private hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic was entered into without having “t(...)

Jim Breslin, secretary general of the Department of Health, said ‘very significant changes’ were needed in how we care for our most vulnerable older people. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There was no discrimination against the private nursing home sector by the health service as the Covid-19 pandemic emerged, the secretary general of t(...)

Finbarr Kenny: ‘What we can determine is whether someone has recently been infected with the virus and that has caused an immune response’

When the coronavirus pandemic struck, Finbarr Kenny was always going to find himself at the coalface. As governments were thrashing about for answers(...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Nurses have demanded the establishment of a rapid, independent inquiry into the high levels of coronavirus infection among healthcare workers. The Ir(...)

Paul Reid, HSE chief executive: The HSE pointed to large numbers of day cases being treated and argued hospitals were getting busier. The private consultants contended that the private hospitals were on average two-thirds empty. Photograph: Photocalll Ireland/PA

Hundreds of thousands of people covered by health insurance will once again be in a position to be treated in private hospitals from the beginning of (...)

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