Doctors and nurses are failing to recognise the deteriorating condition of patients in many cases because of the limited application of a pioneering early-warning system used in Irish hospitals, a HSE audit has found.
Mon, 14 Oct, 2019
Two Cork paramedics who battled through Storm Ophelia to save the life of an elderly woman on a remote farm, clearing roads of trees and fallen branches with crowbars and hacksaws as they struggled to reach her, are to be presented with National Bravery Awards.
Fri, 27 Sep, 2019
More than €92,000 of credit card expenditure by a State-funded youth service — largely on hotels, restaurants, and entertainment — a €14,000 payment to a consultant for a week on call, and close to €20,000 to a recruitment agency for a doctor already working in the hospital are among a litany of poor financial practices highlighted in HSE audits.
Wed, 18 Jul, 2018
An on-call consultant paid more than €14,000 for one week’s work at Cork University Hospital, and a €25,000 monthly payment for radiology services at Bantry General Hospital where the contract was awarded with no tender process, are among the shortcomings highlighted in a series of HSE internal audit reports.
Wed, 18 Jul, 2018
A radiologist who made serious errors in a number of his CT scan reports was last night found guilty of poor professional performance at a medical inquiry in Dublin. The matter of sanctions against him will be determined at a later date.
Wed, 02 Dec, 2015
Thu, 26 Nov, 2015
The boss of one of the country’s busiest hospitals has admitted he has no idea what is behind the ongoing computer difficulties that paralysed its laboratory IT system leading to concerns about the quality of patient tests and lost files.
Fri, 19 Sep, 2014