Susan Mitchell

Susan Mitchell

Susan Mitchell is Health 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 file protected disclosure against colleague

Doctors file protected disclosure against colleague

Concerns highlighted include one case where woman showed signs of sepsis before dying

Crackdown on consultant hours after RTÉ exposé

Crackdown on consultant hours after RTÉ exposé

The secretary general of the Department of Health wrote to HSE director general Tony O’Brien after serious issues were highlighted in a recent RTÉ Investigates programme

Harris advised to implement Portlaoise hospital plan

Harris advised to implement Portlaoise hospital plan

Department of Health officials ramp up pressure on minister

Playing catch-up with vaccine compensation

Playing catch-up with vaccine compensation

Ireland is an anomaly when it comes to caring for the very small number of patients who are adversely affected by vaccines

HSE bucks global trend and reverses fall in cervical cancer vaccine uptake

HSE bucks global trend and reverses fall in cervical cancer vaccine uptake

The latest vaccine figures will come as a relief to doctors and other healthcare professionals who had expressed serious concern about successive drops in recent years

HSE to fund Respreeza for six months

HSE to fund Respreeza for six months

HSE says tactics of drug supplier not in patients’ ‘best interests’

Five-month delay in religious order’s handover of Vincent’s ownership

Five-month delay in religious order’s handover of Vincent’s ownership

Dept of Health trying to finalise an agreement under which the new hospital building would remain in state ownership

PR campaign to woo EMA to Dublin cost Health €114k

PR campaign to woo EMA to Dublin cost Health €114k

The EMA is moving from London because of Britain’s decision to leave the EU

Susan Mitchell on Health

Susan Mitchell on Health

The Irish health service has a doctor problem - but miscreant consultants make up only a small part of that problem

Medicines watchdog: wrong information given on drugs availability

Medicines watchdog: wrong information given on drugs availability

Professor Michael Barry said information around the availability of certain medicines was misleading

Exclusive: 3 Dublin hospitals to stop trauma care

Exclusive: 3 Dublin hospitals to stop trauma care

The plan is part of a new centralisation strategy that Minister for Health Simon Harris hopes will save dozens of lives

HSE official slams government for not funding electronic records system

HSE official slams government for not funding electronic records system

‘We built a business case that was world class’, says outgoing chief information officer

Hiring crisis at the HSE

Hiring crisis at the HSE

The reply to a Freedom of Information request from The Sunday Business Post highlights the chronic problem the HSE has in filling consultant posts

Medical bodies back secret Portlaoise hospital cuts

Medical bodies back secret Portlaoise hospital cuts

The controversial plan for Portlaoise hospital was submitted to the Department of Health in December 2016

Portlaoise: The report the government doesn’t want you to see

Portlaoise: The report the government doesn’t want you to see

A major report has proposed huge changes to the Midlands Regional Hospital. That report has never been published. Until now