The accuracy of waiting list figures published by the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) has been called into question by a consultant who said the official figures were a “tenfold under-estimation” of the actual situation vis-a-vis his own specialty.
Wed, 09 Oct, 2019
Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said the Government cannot direct Oireachtas committees to stop investigating the cervical cancer scandal, despite the concerns of an independent expert examining the crisis that the dual questioning is distracting witnesses.
Thu, 17 May, 2018
Cervical cancer victim Vicky Phelan and the widower of Irene Teap, who lost her life due to the same scandal, will attend a special Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting today to highlight what questions they still have over the crisis.
Wed, 16 May, 2018
ELDERLY patients will have their medical card applications processed in 15 days, Health Minister Mary Harney has promised following concern that a new centralised system left over-70s waiting up to four months for their entitlement to free health care.
Tue, 17 Aug, 2010
FORMER Minister for Health, Micheál Martin forwarded the Commission on Assisted Human Reproduction (CAHR) report to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children four years ago but its members failed to ever publish a report on proposed legislation.
Wed, 16 Dec, 2009
GOVERNMENT members of the Oireachtas Health Committee will today be accused of closing ranks to protect former Health Minister Micheal Martin from being criticised in a committee report into the illegal nursing home charges scandal.
Wed, 08 Jun, 2005