Susan Mitchell

Susan Mitchell

Susan Mitchell is Deputy Editor of The Sunday Business Post. A native of Dublin, Mitchell has won numerous awards for her coverage of Ireland’s healthcare system. Her stories have led to several national policy changes. Mitchell holds a BA from UCD and a postgraduate diploma in business studies from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

Doctors report being stonewalled on abortion services

Doctors report being stonewalled on abortion services

Funding was sought last January by the doctors’ representative group to help fund termination of pregnancy (TOP) training for doctors, as many doctors have had little experience of providing this service

Private lab refuses to process smear tests after High Court ruling in Morrissey case

Private lab refuses to process smear tests after High Court ruling in Morrissey case

News that the judgment from Justice Kevin Cross has resulted in changed working practices at laboratories owned by one large global operator will fuel concerns that a new, and problematic, legal precedent has been set

State set to appeal landmark Morrissey CervicalCheck case

State set to appeal landmark Morrissey CervicalCheck case

Government concerned about potential public backlash; medical colleges to seek ‘interested party’ status in appeal

Secret HSE report: Patients put at risk by consultant recruitment crisis

Secret HSE report: Patients put at risk by consultant recruitment crisis

Hiring doctors ‘slow, fragmented, multi-step and distant from needs’

Secret HSE report: Patients at risk as consultant recruitment crisis intensifies

Secret HSE report: Patients at risk as consultant recruitment crisis intensifies

An unpublished report prepared by the HSE’s National Doctors Training and Planning Unit paints a damning picture, reporting that consultant recruitment in Ireland is 'in crisis'

Revealed: The explosive transactions ripping doctors’ group apart

Revealed: The explosive transactions ripping doctors’ group apart

Auditors find NAGP chief executive had €114,000 transferred to his personal bank account, claimed €54,000 in credit card expenses and withdrew cash in casinos

Do not resuscitate: How the National Association of General Practitioners fell apart

Do not resuscitate: How the National Association of General Practitioners fell apart

Alleged inappropriate spending, unvouched expenses and dysfunctional governance. The confidential reports and real story behind yet another fall from grace of a GP representative body

Health warning: Time to make vaccinations mandatory?

Health warning: Time to make vaccinations mandatory?

New data obtained by The Sunday Business Post shows a huge variation in vaccination rates across the country

Private patients get cancer drugs denied to public for first time

Private patients get cancer drugs denied to public for first time

Oncologist John Crown says the move is ‘unprecedented’ and calls on Minister for Health to ‘extend the opportunity of treatment to all patients’

Chief medical officer expected to clarify smear test advice

Chief medical officer expected to clarify smear test advice

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan is expected to be called before the Oireachtas health commi...

The state’s grossly unfair drugs policy is enough to make you sick

The state’s grossly unfair drugs policy is enough to make you sick

The government response to the CervicalCheck debacle means patients can only access the latest drugs if they have the ‘right’ illness

Chief medical officer didn’t back Harris’s free smear test offer

Chief medical officer didn’t back Harris’s free smear test offer

Revelation likely to ratchet up pressure on beleaguered minister

Harris faces interrogation on free smear test offer

Harris faces interrogation on free smear test offer

The Minister for Health has been accused of incompetence and of having a panicked reaction to the CervicalCheck crisis. Sparks may fly when he appears before the health committee this week

Former clinical director of CervicalCheck said she had concerns about decision to offer an additional smear test from the outset

Former clinical director of CervicalCheck said she had concerns about decision to offer an additional smear test from the outset

Dr Grainne Flannelly's submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Health represents the first time that she has made any public comment since her high-profile resignation last year

CervicalCheck lab gives private patients results in weeks while public patients wait for months

CervicalCheck lab gives private patients results in weeks while public patients wait for months

Women paying privately for cervical smear tests are receiving their results within two to three weeks from the same laboratory that is taking up to seven months to get results back to public patients