Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admits that he is “shocked” by the overcrowding in emergency department (ED) wards, but says no closure of emergency hospital facilities is planned.
A number of doctors failed to present for work at emergency departments (EDs) yesterday in protest at a HSE directive intended to cap the pay of locums.
Just one in four ambulances is meeting turnaround targets, leaving thousands of patients waiting to be transferred to hospitals.
One of the country’s maternity hospitals has had to apologise after it emerged that a baby’s body was left stored in a room for four weeks, despite the mother being informed that he would be buried one week after his death.
There has been a sharp increase in the number of patients waiting on trolleys at hospitals across the country.
More than 37,000 hospital operations were cancelled last year, almost 13,000 more than the figure recorded the previous year.
The family of a deceased multi-millionaire have been told he would not be happy to see them fighting in court over his €300m estate.
An ambulance transporting a young patient from Donegal to Dublin broke down outside Letterkenny, so another vehicle had to be called to continue the journey.
One in five hospitals inspected last year had to undergo a follow-up inspection due to poor hygiene and maintenance issues.
Hospitals should be fined for failing to deal adequately with the recent surge in emergency department overcrowding, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has said.
An inquest into Ireland’s biggest ever road crash has opened amidst claims of a cover-up.
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A man has been rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital after he fell overboard off a fishing boat this afternoon.
“My family has been torn apart. Every Christmas, every birthday and every special occasion will forever be tainted by this loss.”
Letterkenny General Hospital yesterday apologised to the husband and three children of a young mother who died of breast cancer after two missed opportunities to diagnose the disease.
A young mother died of breast cancer after two missed opportunities to diagnose the disease, the High Court heard yesterday.
It has been claimed that the HSE is planning to employ the use of a robot in Letterkenny General Hospital's Medical Assessment Unit.
A family may have to sell their farm and move to Britain where their teenage girl can receive a lifesaving drug for a rare blood condition.
A Health and Safety Authority investigation is due to begin in Co Donegal after two people died in a farm accident yesterday.
The family of an Irishman are at war in New Zealand over his €300m business empire.
A man has been charged with the murder of his parents after appearing at a special sitting of Ballyshannon District Court in Co Donegal.
There are growing calls for an independent inquiry into Letterkenny General Hospital after it was hit by flooding for the second time in the space of a year.
An investigation has been launched at Letterkenny General Hospital in Co Donegal which has been hit by flooding for the second time in less than a year.
There have been calls for an inquiry after Letterkenny General Hospital flooded last night — exactly a year after over €25m worth of damage was caused by a deluge.
The emergency department at Letterkenny General Hospital in Co Donegal has flooded again.
An air ambulance was attacked by laser beams as it transported a critically ill baby to hospital this week.
The mother of a 3-year-old boy who was almost strangled to death by a blinds cord last night said she feels very lucky her son lived through the near-tragedy in his own sitting room.
A 13-year-old boy has died after being knocked down in County Donegal last night.
Taxpayers’ money is being spent on massive HSE staff overpayments, lucrative non-tendered contracts for ex-workers, credit cards given to non-HSE employees, and “blank cheque” payouts within the health service.
Of the 49 hospitals inspected by the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) since Nov 2012, not one was fully compliant with infection control standards, and practices in 13 hospitals posed “serious risks”.
A judge has struck out a case of assault against a garda, saying he would be a loss to the community if he was taken off the force.
The new interim emergency department at Letterkenny General Hospital is due to open to walk-in patients from 12 noon today following the phased opening of the facility at the weekend.
Management at Letterkenny General Hospital report the Emergency Department is continuing to expand its services following last month's flooding.
A temporary Emergency Department will be re-open to patients at Letterkenny General Hospital this morning at 10am.
The closure of the Emergency Department at Letterkenny General Hospital (LGH) means local gardaí are unable to take blood or urine samples from suspected drink drivers injured in collisions.
It is hoped the Emergency Department at Letterkenny General Hospital will be up and running within days.
Junior minister Kathleen Lynch has been transferred to a hospital in Cork after collapsing earlier today.
Junior health minister Kathleen Lynch is in the intensive care unit in a hospital in Co Donegal.
Fianna Fáil is calling on the Government to assist with the recovery bill at Letterkenny General Hospital.
Cutbacks at Donegal County Council meant gullies and drains outside Letter-kenny General Hospital had not been cleaned or maintained for seven months.
The HSE has says elective inpatient, day case surgery and endoscopy appointments planned to take place this week at Letterkenny General Hospital will be rescheduled.
Flood damage at Letterkenny General Hospital caused by torrential rain has been described as “very serious”.
A major clean-up operation is continuing at Letterkenny General Hospital, following severe flooding on Friday evening.
Authorities at Letterkenny General Hospital are carrying out a clean-up after torrential rain last night.
A repair operation is underway at Letterkenny General Hospital after torrential rain last night.
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