When patients are let down by health service failings, the damage can be compounded by the failure of medics and managers to be open with them about what happened. One group is trying to teach healthcare professionals why the principle of ‘first do no harm’ should apply not only to the practice of medicine but to the management of mistakes too, writes
Mon, 08 Oct, 2018
Poor cleaning of reusable bedpans and failure to test water outlets for the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s Disease were among the multiple infection-control failures that left patients at University Hospital Kerry (UHK) exposed to significant risk.
Fri, 08 Sep, 2017
Opposition parties have called for a "full review" of the HSE’s computer systems after it emerged a dangerous flaw means up to 25,000 scans and x-rays for people with serious heart, cancer and other conditions may be inaccurate, reports Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Political Correspondent
Thu, 03 Aug, 2017