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A health worker extracts blood from a patient to perform an antibody test for Covid-19 at the Dworska hospital in Krakow. Photograph: Omar Marques/Getty Images

There are two critical phases to global efforts against Covid-19; flattening the curve as cases ratchet up, and then re-emerging from lockdown gradual(...)

A Dublin based company has claimed that the HSE has failed to honour a contract for the provision of 350 medical ventilators to treat those who contra(...)

A temporary marquee structure erected on the grounds of the Mater hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Private hospitals have sought clarification from the HSE on whether consultants in public facilities can continue to treat patients privately during t(...)

HSE chief executive  Paul Reid and specialist in public health medicine Dr Sarah Doyle: So far, the HSE has trained about 725 people, largely from various Civil Service departments, to carry out contact tracing. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 1,000 staff from across the public service will, in the coming weeks, be involved in tracing the contacts of those who test positive for Cov(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said the only constraint to the HSE recruitment campaign will be the availability of people. Photograph:  Alan Betson

The HSE has said it is planning to take on as many doctors, nurses and healthcare staff as it can as part of a massive recruitment drive to tackle th(...)

HSE said staff who retired in the past two years may be rehired as part of the crisis management measures. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

HSE personnel with nursing, medical and social care professional qualifications who are no longer engaged in frontline duties should be identified and(...)

‘The potential recruitment of staff from our sector will be to the severe detriment of people in nursing home care who present with severe underlying health conditions,’ Nursing Homes Ireland chief executive Tadhg Daly said. Photograph:  John Stillwell/PA Wire

Private nursing home operators have warned the Government that older people will be placed in danger if the HSE is allowed to “poach” their staff afte(...)

Trade unions have welcomed the HSE  move  to lift restrictions on staff recruitment in the face of a potential surge in Covid-19 cases.  Photograph: Getty Images

Trade unions have told the HSE they will not accept a ban on industrial action or unilateral decisions to outsource services as proposed in a plan by (...)

Paul Connors (left) national director of communications HSE, Joe Ryan national director, Paul Reid chief executive and  Dr Sarah Doyle specialist in public health medicine  during a media briefing on Covid-19 (Coronavirus) at the HSE on Thursday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The coronavirus will be spreading within the community in Ireland “within weeks”, according to a senior HSE official. While Ireland has recorded six (...)

 A medic checks the body temperature of a passenger, as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, upon her arrival by bus in Syria’s Kurdish area from Iraqi Kurdistan via the Semalka border crossing in northeastern Syria. Photograph:  Delil Souleiman/AFP  via Getty Images

Some 2,000 people have contacted a HSE helpline over the past week with concerns over the coronavirus, and 300 of these calls have been referred to pu(...)

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