Seven people have been dismissed and more than 60 disciplinary investigations initiated against HSE staff since 2015, according to figures obtained under Freedom of Information legislation.
Fri, 23 Jun, 2017
One of Ireland's busiest maternity hospitals had to close its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for two days because of the risk of infection.
Thu, 18 May, 2017
Tue, 06 Sep, 2016
The HSE is to spend up to €875m rolling out a national electronic health record system (EHR) that will enable patient information to be instantly accessed by approved medical personnel.
Tue, 22 Mar, 2016
More than 80 children were born abroad as a result of surrogacy arrangements for Irish parents since 2011, according to a report in the Medical Independent (MI).
Fri, 04 Mar, 2016
A national survey of student drug use has found approximately 30% have used medications prescribed by their GP to “get high” while 18% have used non-prescription drugs to do so.
Fri, 28 Aug, 2015
Irish medical staff are being assaulted by patients to such an extent that on average, once every three days a staff member has to take weeks off work, costing the taxpayer €1.5m a year.
Fri, 29 Aug, 2014
Almost 10,000 people received specialist treatment for drug, alcohol and other substance abuse problems in the first three months of the year — including 18 children and teens.
Fri, 15 Aug, 2014
-9,000 children, teens in system have no dedicated social worker
Fri, 25 Jul, 2014
Two of Ireland’s largest hospitals spent more than €8m on junior doctor overtime last year — the equivalent of €22,000 a day.
Tue, 17 Sep, 2013
Junior doctors have warned the HSE they will be forced to take strike action from as soon as Sept 17 unless drastic steps are made to reduce their excessive working hours.
Wed, 28 Aug, 2013
A potential junior doctors’ strike that could cripple the hospital system is looming as a direct result of the excessive and “dangerous” length of shifts the medics are forced to work.
Fri, 09 Aug, 2013
HSE staff have been told to make do with basic supports instead of specialist training on how to run a new €100,000 IT system as a direct result of controversial cost-cutting plans.
Tue, 23 Apr, 2013
Under-pressure junior doctors at one of Ireland’s busiest hospitals worked 120,000 hours of overtime in the second half of 2012 — costing the taxpayer €4.39m.
Thu, 31 Jan, 2013
Public hospitals have spent over €3.2m on debt collectors to hunt down failed patient payments in just seven years.
Sat, 03 Nov, 2012
Embattled Health Minister James Reilly was last night accused of desperately trying to duck the blame for his embarrassing cuts climbdown.
Sat, 08 Sep, 2012
Firefighters in Dublin have been punched, kicked, and even threatened with guns while on call-outs, with figures showing almost 150 incidents of violence and abuse since the start of 2010.
Fri, 07 Sep, 2012
A leading public hospital has warned it will no longer carry out blood tests for GPs or send staff payslips in the post in an attempt to save frontline services from budget cuts.
Sat, 14 Jul, 2012
Four Irish people every week seek advice on how to help a loved one end their life from an international group campaigning for the legalisation of assisted suicide.
Mon, 28 May, 2012
Three out of four GPs are in favour of “limited abortion” becoming legal in Ireland, while medical opinion on whether travelling abroad for the procedure risks a woman’s health is now split 40:60.
Mon, 23 Apr, 2012
Negligence claims cost the HSE a massive €81m in taxpayers’ money last year — with €32m going on legal fees for those defending the state organisation.
Fri, 06 Apr, 2012
A surgeon who left the HSE last December is being flown back from the Czech Republic to work two days every fortnight and being given free accommodation — all at the taxpayers’ expense.
Sat, 10 Mar, 2012
THE HSE spent a massive €26 million on locum doctors to fill chronic staff shortages across public hospitals in the first half of this year.
Fri, 09 Sep, 2011
THE HSE spent over €113,000 of taxpayers’ money to send 36 officials to India and Pakistan during a 10-day search for new doctors from the region.
Sat, 27 Aug, 2011
ROSES are red, violets are blue, they all cost money, and — according to previously hidden Government figures — they’re all paid for by you.
Fri, 25 Mar, 2011
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