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A lab worker shows a vial containing an infected swab during a coronavirus test. Photograph: Federico Bernini/Bloomberg

Diagnostics business Technopath is offering Irish employers access to a coronavirus antibody test at cost price to help get people back to work. The (...)

The Department of Health said last night the issue of private consultants withdrawing from the public-only contract was a matter for the HSE. Photograph: iStock

Private sector medical consultants who had signed up to the Government’s contract which would see them treat only public patients during the current C(...)

The HSE’s national coronavirus tracing app remains mysterious, even as we inch closer to the end of May or early June point, at which it is supposed to go on limited trial. Photograph: iStock

We’ve had little concrete information so far about the HSE’s mysterious national coronavirus tracing app, even as we inch closer to the end of May or (...)

Siptu official Paul Bell  said it was feared that many health workers would develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of the pandemic. File image:  Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

The Government is facing pressure from a number of trade unions to put in place a compensation package to support more than 7,600 healthcare workers w(...)

HSE ceo Paul Reid (left) said the announcement by chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan (right) bore ‘absolutely no resemblance to that which we previously discussed and has taken no account of what can be achieved by when’. Photographs: Gareth Chaney/Collin Keegan/Collins

Newly-released correspondence shows serious tensions at the very highest levels of the HSE over what it saw as attempts by the National Public Health (...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid pictured on Sunday. HSE has proposed that staff experiencing childcare difficulties could be offered a range of flexible and working arrangements. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA

Healthcare staff will have to pay € 90 per week for childcare to facilitate them going to work under a new Government scheme. Minister for Children K(...)

About 150 private sector medical consultants are understood to have signed up to the State public-only contract for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The HSE is in talks with some medical consultants about the State covering the cost of rent for their rooms in private hospitals, the Department of He(...)

Trade unions have been pressing the Government to introduce childcare arrangements for key healthcare workers for several weeks. Photograph: iStock

Healthcare workers with childcare problems may be permitted to work from home if they have exhausted all potential alternative options, unions say the(...)

Siptu said that 30 of the 51 student radiographers were allocated to two radiology departments, both in major Dublin acute hospitals. Photograph: iStock

More than 50 student radiographers are working on the frontline in hospitals during the current Covid-19 pandemic without any pay, the trade union Sip(...)

Some have argued the deal   could represent a step towards a single-tier health system. Photograph: iStock

The Government deal to take over 19 private hospitals during the current Covid-19 crisis has upended both the health insurance sector and the working (...)

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