Any plan to have GPs working alongside consultants in hospital emergency departments could result in an 'extraordinarily efficient service' but it will not work as a stop-gap measure, according to a leading GP in Cork.
Fri, 11 Oct, 2019
Cork University Hospital has blamed a "large number of very ill patients requiring admission" for delays which saw 68 admitted patients on trolleys in its emergency department and elsewhere in the hospital today.
Wed, 07 Aug, 2019
Just one in five health and social care workers has been formally briefed on the HSE’s open disclosure policy, and only one in 25 has attended a training workshop — five years after patients were assured the policy would be standard practice.
Mon, 19 Nov, 2018
The husband of a woman who was twice given incorrect smear test results and subsequently died of cervical cancer has called for HSE boss Tony O’Brien to be sacked or resign — and has not ruled out suing the State for what happened.
Mon, 07 May, 2018
Sat, 21 Nov, 2015
Ireland’s health system is in crisis and requires immediate surgery, according to a new group undertaking a nationwide campaign demanding that patients have more of a say in the system.
Tue, 16 Sep, 2014
New Health Minister Leo Varadkar must ensure hospitals are given "realistic and truthful" budgets based on genuine service needs instead of wider Government requirements if he wants to solve the overruns crisis.
Tue, 15 Jul, 2014
Patients, disability groups, and organisations looking after terminally ill children all welcomed the return of medical cards to 15,300 people who lost them since the controversial 2011 cull began — but warned the Government they are closely watching their next steps.
Wed, 18 Jun, 2014