People being responsible citizens is the most important part of the State’s strategy in containing the coronavirus, the Department of Health has stressed.
Wed, 26 Feb, 2020
A call by nurses for a major incident protocol to be adopted across the country to alleviate hospital overcrowding has been backed by opposition parties.
Mon, 06 Jan, 2020
Dr Kevin Kelleher also said that there had been a “massive” increase the number of vaccines given out by the health authority.
Thu, 05 Dec, 2019
With weeks to run to peak flu season, hospitals are in the grip of a system-wide crisis as the nation’s emergency departments (ED) plunge deeper into chaos.
Sat, 30 Nov, 2019
Anglers in the north-east say they are 'terrified' that a mysterious virus could wipe out salmonid stocks across the country.
Fri, 04 Oct, 2019
On four occasions since April UHL has had 81 patients waiting and last month the hospital had over 1,400 people without beds.
Wed, 02 Oct, 2019
The number of vacant hospital consultant posts across the public health service is heading towards 500 at a time of HSE recruitment restrictions and when emergency departments are buckling under trolley numbers.
Tue, 09 Apr, 2019
Attendances at hospital emergency departments increased by more than 2% this year compared to the same time last year, it has emerged.
Thu, 05 Jul, 2018
Pressure on the country's acute hospitals continued today with 517 admitted patients waiting for a bed on trolleys in emergency departments (EDs) or on wards.
Fri, 26 Jan, 2018
The Health Minister has recognised the "intense efforts" of health service staff as the number of people on hospital trolleys reached a new national record high for the second day in a row.
Wed, 03 Jan, 2018
The HSE says hospitals struggling to cope with the flu epidemic will not turn people away.
Wed, 03 Jan, 2018
Nurses fear the HSE’s spending plan poses a “high risk” to the safe delivery of patient care.
Fri, 22 Dec, 2017
The HSE has warned of critical “cost pressures” next year.
Thu, 21 Dec, 2017
Stronger enforcement of the rules limiting private practice in public hospitals is needed, an official from the Department of Health told the Oireachtas health committee.
Thu, 14 Dec, 2017
Four hospitals in Britain, Germany and France have been engaged by the HSE to treat children with scoliosis, it has emerged.
Thu, 19 Oct, 2017
There were 601 patients on trolleys in acute hospitals across the country yesterday, the third highest figure this year, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.
Thu, 02 Feb, 2017
The lack of a dedicated obstetric theatre in University Hospital Kerry (UHK) poses the greatest risk to patient safety and care, according to documents obtained by the Irish Examiner.
Tue, 31 Jan, 2017
The head of the HSE’s acute hospitals division has apologised for the recent weeks of overcrowding.
Thu, 26 Jan, 2017
The difficulties that public patients have in accessing 20-week foetal anomaly scans, combined with unfeasibly large gynaecology waiting lists, bolster the case for independent governance of Cork University Maternity Hospital.
Fri, 20 Jan, 2017
A year after the launch of the first National Maternity Strategy, key posts remain unfilled in the office set up to drive its implementation.
Fri, 20 Jan, 2017
The health minister wants heads on plates over the emergency department crisis, but the labyrinthine management structures in the health services may make his targets hard to choose.tries to untangle a very messy bureaucratic web.
Sun, 15 Jan, 2017
If you’re looking for its Achilles heel, you won’t find it in the labour wards or the neonatal unit. But are colossal gynaecology waiting lists threatening the reputation of Ireland’s newest maternity hospital? says consultants are at breaking point and women’s lives are being put at risk
Mon, 28 Nov, 2016
A controversial memo advising nurses of their right to remove “trespassing” public patients from acute hospital beds when others are more in need has been withdrawn by the HSE.
Thu, 10 Nov, 2016
Fri, 18 Dec, 2015
Tue, 13 Oct, 2015
The head of the HSE has pledged to visit the 19 hospitals most plagued by emergency department (ED) overcrowding in an effort to bring the trolley numbers under control.
Fri, 02 Oct, 2015
St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin has been heavily criticised by the Oireachtas Health Committee for failing to appear before it in relation to serious allegations about its procurement practices.
Fri, 24 Jul, 2015
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says the number of people waiting on trolleys at hospitals across the country now stands at 401.
Fri, 09 Jan, 2015
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has insisted Health Minister Leo Varadkar must stop being “some sort of detached analyst” and take responsibility for health service crises if the problems are to be addressed.
Fri, 09 Jan, 2015
The HSE has warned hospital consultants they risk being exposed to pay cuts if they do not attend a Labour Court hearing on Thursday.
Tue, 23 Oct, 2012
The deepening recession is causing more people damaged by health service negligence to sue the State rather than accept the errors were unintended — with a potential €127m bill on the cards for this year.
Mon, 30 Jul, 2012
Worried workers unable to access their wages because the companies they work for are with Ulster Bank will be able to receive one-off payments from other institutions.
Sat, 23 Jun, 2012
The Central Bank has said that it is "closely monitoring" the situation at Ulster Bank, as tens of thousands of the bank's customers struggle to access their cash.
Fri, 22 Jun, 2012
At least 100,000 people, including 29,000 social welfare recipients and 40,000 HSE employees, were left outraged when an Ulster Bank technical glitch left them without their pay.
Fri, 22 Jun, 2012
THE HSE is in such dire financial straits that it will not pay staff for expenses which are already owed to them or which will be accrued during December until next year at the earliest.
Wed, 30 Nov, 2011
HEALTH chiefs are unable to recoup nearly €200 million to pump back into public services because consultants are failing to sign off on their paperwork with insurers.
Fri, 30 Sep, 2011
HOSPITALS will be barred from appointing any junior doctor agency workers from nextMonday, after senior HSE officials privately conceded plans to cut the short-term staff cost are failing.
Mon, 08 Aug, 2011
THE health service will be over €400 million in debt at the end of this year and has been accused of being in the worst financial crisis in its history.
Sat, 06 Aug, 2011
TAOISEACH Enda Kenny has accused hospitals of either “incompetence” or “mismanagement” after a HSE report showed they were €120 million over budget less than halfway through the year.
Sat, 16 Jul, 2011
THE HSE fell almost €300 million short of its private income target last year, giving rise to the possibility taxpayers may be forced to plug the financial gap.
Tue, 07 Jun, 2011
Wed, 08 Dec, 2010
THE Public Accounts Committee is to question the HSE on the amount it spends on external public relations and consultants.
Wed, 25 Feb, 2009
HEALTH Service Executive (HSE) bosses were awarded €1.23 million in bonus payments in 2006, yet a man could not get four hours of home help to keep his elderly mother out of a nursing home, a Dáil committee heard yesterday.
Fri, 08 Feb, 2008