Complaints made against doctors for failing to treat patients with dignity have doubled in the past two years. The Medical Council received 65 complaints about doctors being disrespectful last year — up from 34 in 2013.
Fri, 05 Jun, 2015
One third of trainee doctors have experienced bullying — more than twice that experienced by their British counterparts.
Tue, 09 Dec, 2014
WITH 30 cystic fibrosis sufferers on a waiting list for double lung transplant, the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland (CFAI) had called for a state-sponsored programme to raise organ donation awareness.
Fri, 23 Apr, 2010
JERRY O’LEARY’S first thought on his last day in the hospital where he got his heart transplant was of the donor who gave him a new lease of life.
Thu, 15 Mar, 2007
JERRY O’LEARY, who spent a record 311 days tethered to an artificial heart machine before getting his lifesaving heart transplant last December, will leave hospital today to get on with the rest of his life.
Wed, 14 Mar, 2007
A CHINESE student recovering from a heart transplant was yesterday given an eleventh-hour reprieve after gardaí made a u-turn on deporting him.
Wed, 21 Feb, 2007
AFTER being tethered to an artificial heart machine for a record 311 days 50-year-old Jerry O’Leary got his Christmas wish — a heart transplant.
Fri, 22 Dec, 2006
A MAN in his mid-50s is understood to be making a good recovery after undergoing the first double-lung transplant to be carried out in Ireland.
Sat, 14 Jan, 2006
MIRACLES can often manifest themselves in ordinary ways.
Fri, 27 May, 2005
The 56-year-old Limerick woman who underwent Ireland's first ever lung transplant two weeks ago has thanked all those involved in the procedure.
Thu, 26 May, 2005
AT least one person could die each month unless a shortage of organs for patients awaiting heart transplants is addressed.
Tue, 26 Apr, 2005
RÓISÍN RUDDLE'S heartbroken parents say they will be forever haunted by their daughter's death because her chance of life was denied by a health system they had trusted.
Sat, 12 Feb, 2005
The report on Róisín Ruddle’s death offers answers but is overshadowed by the failures of a system that turned a critically-ill child away, says Catherine Shanahan
Fri, 11 Feb, 2005
A DONOR shortage has been blamed for the delay in the first lung transplant to be performed in Ireland.
Wed, 24 Nov, 2004
THE Kerryman who touched the hearts of Irish people with his impassioned plea to be allowed a lung transplant has died while awaiting a suitable donor.
Wed, 24 Nov, 2004
HEART transplants in Ireland have hit a 10 year low due to a sharp drop in donations, according to the National Centre for Cardiac Surgery.
Wed, 13 Oct, 2004
THE risk of death is significantly higher for young children who undergo major heart surgery without blood transfusion, according to one of Ireland’s leading heart surgeons.
Sat, 07 Aug, 2004
THE parents of the two-year-old girl who died after her heart operation was postponed have called for an independent inquiry into her death.
Wed, 16 Jul, 2003
MORE children needing vital heart surgery could die because of a lack of specialist post-operative care, a leading cardiac specialist has warned.
Thu, 03 Jul, 2003
THE surgeon who was forced to cancel life-saving surgery on Róisín Ruddle revealed last night the nursing care needed for her operation to proceed would have cost less than €1,000.
Thu, 03 Jul, 2003
A LEADING heart and lung specialist has warned that lives could be lost because of hospital cutbacks.
Wed, 07 May, 2003