Up to 500 staff at five hospitals in the University of Limerick Hospital Group have begun industrial action over the continued employment of the group’s chief operations manager on €250,000 per year — more than twice the €116,000 that would be paid to a public servant.
Wed, 23 Jul, 2014
HIQA and the HSE must be delighted. The template for closing any hospital is now clear. First, starve the institution of funds; ensure it can barely manage on a minimal budget; under no circumstances is any investment to be made; put in place a dysfunctional HSE management system.
Sat, 23 Apr, 2011
ALMOST 10 years after a strategy was launched to deal with the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance in Ireland, Ennis General Hospital is set to become Ireland’s first fully SARI compliant facility for inpatient accommodation.
Tue, 21 Sep, 2010
WIDESPREAD flooding throughout the country – which closed towns and businesses, inundated hundreds of farms, homes and schools and caused traffic chaos – is likely to be repeated over the weekend as forecasters predict a continuation of unsettled conditions.
Fri, 20 Nov, 2009
THE families of two women, who died after they were incorrectly given breast cancer all-clears, said they will hold Health Minister Mary Harney personally responsible if an investigation into the scandal fails to explain how the tragedies occurred.
Thu, 09 Apr, 2009