Cervical cancer meetings ‘are being spun’, says Lorraine Walsh

A key member of a committee set up to drive change in the national cervical cancer screening programme is considering quitting because she no longer has faith in ...

MORE
HSE knew of glitch leading to smear test result delay

HSE knew of glitch leading to smear test result delay

The HSE has known since February of an IT glitch that led to delayed smear test results for 800 women — but mistakenly believed that the laboratory processing ...

MORE

Two mental health units criticised by inspectors

A HSE mental health unit in a Dublin hospital where patients could not access a variety of health services and where communal rooms had a “stark” appearance ...

MORE

Call for HSE answers after 800 smear results not issued

The HSE has been urged to clarify if there are any clinical implications for the 800 women who did not receive smear test results as a result of an IT glitch.

MORE

Working Life: Muriel Pate, medication safety specialist pharmacist

Muriel Pate, medication safety specialist pharmacist, HSE National Quality Improvement

MORE

High benzos rate for inner city and suburbs than in county

Anti-anxiety drugs are far more widely prescribed in parts of Cork’s inner city and some of its satellite towns than in West Cork, according to a new report ...

MORE
Report claims Ireland has 'highest rate of chronic benzodiazepine prescription in OECD'

Report claims Ireland has 'highest rate of chronic benzodiazepine prescription in OECD'

Anti-anxiety drugs are far more widely prescribed in parts of Cork innercity and some of its satellite towns than in West Cork, according to a new report on the ...

MORE
Christy Moore on fire for Marquee gig

Christy Moore on fire for Marquee gig

Live at the Marquee is a terrific night out when all the ingredients gel and everything crystallised beautifully for Christy Moore's Saturday night performance under ...

MORE
Community in shock at death of two-year-old

Community in shock at death of two-year-old

Gardaí were last night awaiting the results of an autopsy before deciding what direction their investigation would take in relation to the death of a toddler ...

MORE
Update: Gardaí examine two scenes after girl, 2, dies from her injuries in Cork

Update: Gardaí examine two scenes after girl, 2, dies from her injuries in Cork

A two-year-old girl taken to hospital from an apartment in Cork city earlier today, has died.

MORE
Tribunal will not sit until cancer appeal heard

Tribunal will not sit until cancer appeal heard

A tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims will not begin hearing cases until the Supreme Court rules on a High Court judgment involving a woman terminally ill ...

MORE

Chair of HSE board says he will not shy away from holding new HSE chief to account

The chair of the new HSE board said he will not shy away from holding the new HSE chief to account if he fails to perform.

MORE
RCSI’s light probe could revolutionise cancer treatment

RCSI’s light probe could revolutionise cancer treatment

A probe that lights up when detecting cancer could help surgeons more accurately remove tumours during surgery, say researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons ...

MORE
Concerns raised over HSE overspend of 'several hundred million' by year-end

Concerns raised over HSE overspend of 'several hundred million' by year-end

Fianna Fáil has raised concerns that the HSE will have overspent by “several hundred million” by year-end after the health minister revealed that ...

MORE
Another elder care support set to be restricted as number of transitional care beds capped

Another elder care support set to be restricted as number of transitional care beds capped

A second service for the elderly has been restricted following a decision by the HSE to cap the number of transitional care beds (TCBs) it funds for patients waiting ...

MORE
Hospitals deployed official ‘last resort’ status 1,600 times this year

Hospitals deployed official ‘last resort’ status 1,600 times this year

The most drastic action or “last resort” available to hospitals when dealing with emergency department (ED) overcrowding has already been deployed 1,600 ...

MORE
Drug approved for rare genetic disorder PKU a decade after State refused to reimburse it

Drug approved for rare genetic disorder PKU a decade after State refused to reimburse it

A drug shown to significantly improve quality of life and mental function for people with a rare genetic disorder will finally be available in Ireland from next ...

MORE
HSE chief 'accepts' demand for home supports cannot be met under existing budgets

HSE chief 'accepts' demand for home supports cannot be met under existing budgets

The director general of the HSE said he “accepts” that they do not have a big enough budget to meet the demand for home support services.

MORE
John Dalton: 'After a quick shower and shave, I exchange WhatsApp messages with my family over breakfast'

John Dalton: 'After a quick shower and shave, I exchange WhatsApp messages with my family over breakfast'

John Dalton, professor of molecular parasitology, NUI Galway

MORE
Health Minister calls on HSE to query consultants' abortion services concerns

Health Minister calls on HSE to query consultants' abortion services concerns

The Health Minister has asked his department to engage with the HSE to establish how four consultant obstetricians at a Kilkenny hospital have “decided unanimously” ...

MORE
Kilkenny hospital unsuited to abortions, say medics

Kilkenny hospital unsuited to abortions, say medics

Four consultant obstetricians at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny, among them an anti-abortion campaigner, have written to GPs in the region to advise that termination ...

MORE
Cork University Hospital boss expects full staffing for cancer unit

Cork University Hospital boss expects full staffing for cancer unit

The head of Cork University Hospital (CUH) has said he is satisfied that a full staffing complement will be in place when a new €40m radiation oncology unit ...

MORE
New radiation oncology centre ‘second to none’ at Glandore

New radiation oncology centre ‘second to none’ at Glandore

Backlit scenery panels, iPod docking stations and an atrium flooded with light are all positives for patients who will attend Munster’s new state-of-the-art ...

MORE
Hospitals accounted for more than one third of health expenditure in 2017

Hospitals accounted for more than one third of health expenditure in 2017

Hospitals are by far the most expensive part of our health system, soaking up more than a third of the €21.1bn expenditure on health in 2017, new figures from ...

MORE
Carrigaline tops Household Income List in Munster with average earnings of €59,353

Carrigaline tops Household Income List in Munster with average earnings of €59,353

A Geographical Profile of Income in Ireland shows households in South County Dublin fare much better than households in counties such as Longford and Donegal, where ...

MORE
Disruption to patients’ ops despite suspension of strike

Disruption to patients’ ops despite suspension of strike

Considerable disruption to hospital appointments is still likely today despite the suspension of a planned 24-hour work stoppage by 10,000 health support workers.

MORE
Patients waiting on surgery amid strike

Patients waiting on surgery amid strike

Patients due to undergo a procedure tomorrow will have to wait to hear from their local hospital to find out if their surgery can go ahead as up to 10,000 health ...

MORE

Barriers to employment for migrants highlighted

Poor recognition of the qualifications they hold is among the barriers to employment that non-EU migrants face in Ireland.

MORE
Characters and craic await at Sligo coastline

Characters and craic await at Sligo coastline

With a friendly welcome, fun activities, and delicious food, Sligo has it all, writes Catherine Shanahan.

MORE
Strike by up to 10,000 health workers to go ahead as talks end without agreement

Strike by up to 10,000 health workers to go ahead as talks end without agreement

Strike action involving up to 10,000 health workers is set to go ahead on Thursday after talks ended without agreement at the Workplace Relations Commision (WRC).

MORE

Commissioner expected to deliver personal apology to Majella Moynihan

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris is to deliver a personal apology to Majella Moynihan, who was threatened with dismissal from An Garda Síochana for having pre-marital ...

MORE
State Claims Agency appeal will not include Morrissey damages

State Claims Agency appeal will not include Morrissey damages

A partial appeal by the State Claims Agency (SCA) of a High Court judgment that found in favour of a woman terminally ill with cervical cancer will not include an ...

MORE
Air ambulance project set for take-off

Air ambulance project set for take-off

After five months on the ground, Ireland’s first charity-funded air ambulance is finally set for take-off — with a promise of delivering pre-hospital ...

MORE

'People will die in their own homes', says campaigner for elderly as over 6,000 on waiting list for home support

Paddy O’Brien, one of the country’s foremost crusaders on behalf of the elderly, said the difficulties people are experiencing accessing home help are ...

MORE

Accreditation board unaware of lab’s existence until inquiry

The Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) has defended its decision to retrospectively accredit a laboratory that it did not even know existed was operational ...

MORE

Women have been let down and should have reassurance

It’s hard not to get tired and emotional while raking over the Dáil debates of the Noughties when screening failures and smear test backlogs were also ...

MORE

Scally hits out at financial barrier to finding truth

The man tasked with examining the failings of CervicalCheck has criticised the current system for responding to errors in screening as “inadequate”.

MORE

Scally report on smear tests published today

A report examining the scale of outsourcing of smear tests by laboratories contracted to do the work by the HSE will be brought to the Cabinet today.

MORE

Adam defies odds with his Opera House performance

If anyone deserves to take a bow, it’s Adam King, and this weekend he got to do just that following his debut at the Cork Opera House.

MORE
Parents of hospitalised 13-year-old regret giving weight to anti-vaccine campaigns

Parents of hospitalised 13-year-old regret giving weight to anti-vaccine campaigns

A 13-month-old boy whose parents were unduly influenced by anti-vaccine information on social media ended up in intensive care at University Hospital Galway (UHG) ...

MORE

Call for overhaul of how HSE awards home help contracts

The head of the organisation that represents private home care providers has called for an overhaul of the way the HSE awards care package contracts to companies ...

MORE

HSE restricts access to home helps

A HSE service vital to ensuring that elderly people can remain in their homes has been largely closed to new applicants until next November at a time when there ...

MORE
Ticketing glitch upsets Cork festival-goers

Ticketing glitch upsets Cork festival-goers

Concert-goers trying to buy tickets for the upcoming Sounds from a Safe Harbour (SFSH) Festival were frustrated in their efforts when a software problem cut the ...

MORE

Father and son who died in Offaly crash named locally

The father and son killed in a horrific crash in Co. Offaly yesterday have been named locally as 29-year-old Vincent Rossi and his five-year-old son Sully.

MORE
Ombudsman: Upturn does not benefit children most in need

Ombudsman: Upturn does not benefit children most in need

The state’s most vulnerable children are not benefiting from the economic upturn and use of words like “inclusiveness” and “equality” ...

MORE
Clune happy to learn at European parliament

Clune happy to learn at European parliament

Election candidate Deirdre Clune recently visited a school where pupils are taught to elect a council. The Cork MEP says she’s learned a lot about politics ...

MORE
European Elections: Looking after farmers the key for Clune in post Brexit Europe

European Elections: Looking after farmers the key for Clune in post Brexit Europe

With Rosalia Long’s Zumba moves triggering positive feelings left, right and centre, Beaumont Girls National School was as good a place as any to re-energise ...

MORE
Cork pupils demonstrate that TV in the classroom equals major distraction

Cork pupils demonstrate that TV in the classroom equals major distraction

Their schoolmates may not welcome the outcome but the science is behind their finding: Pupils of a Cork primary school have shown that watching TV while doing written ...

MORE

Patient anger at cancer scandal offer

The interim head of screening at the National Screening Service has written to women caught up in the CervicalCheck scandal outlining what they can expect if they ...

MORE
Colourful history of country's first nurses' union documented in new book

Colourful history of country's first nurses' union documented in new book

Marriage proposals from men seeking good wives; butter, milk and potatoes as part payment of wages - such are the anecdotes that populate the pages of a new social ...

MORE