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.

Vaccine crisis looms as scare stories take hold

Vaccine crisis looms as scare stories take hold

Without any basis in medical fact, the anti-vaccine movement is gaining support - leading to fears of mass outbreaks of measles and mumps in the future

Anti-HPV jab group targets schools

Anti-HPV jab group targets schools

Regret writes to schools in latest phase of campaign against anti-cancer vaccine Gardasil; HSE defends vaccination programme; jab prevents 7 out of 10 HPV cancers

HSE seeks €120m for  new drugs

HSE seeks €120m for new drugs

Government will decide on treatments for canceer, heart failure and depression soon

Susan Mitchell assesses the Committee on the Future of Healthcare report

Susan Mitchell assesses the Committee on the Future of Healthcare report

Is Sláintecare a utopian wish list, or a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to sort out Ireland’s dysfunctional health service?

Lobby group pushes bigger uptake in generic drugs

Lobby group pushes bigger uptake in generic drugs

Medicines for Ireland wants reform of government’s medicines policy

Irish surgeon hero of Westminster attacks warns our terror preparation ‘decades  behind’

Irish surgeon hero of Westminster attacks warns our terror preparation ‘decades behind’

Morgan McMonagle was on duty when St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington was put on high alert

Health service plan ‘lacks credibility’ - former HSE chief

Health service plan ‘lacks credibility’ - former HSE chief

Brendan Drumm says Sláintecare report call for billions of euro in additional funding lacks credibility

Varadkar maternity task force has met just once in 18 months

Varadkar maternity task force has met just once in 18 months

The strategy – Creating a Better Future Together – was set up by Varadkar when he was Health Minister

GP contract negotiations moving far too slowly, says TD

GP contract negotiations moving far too slowly, says TD

Dr Michael Harty said the current negotiations centred on “tinkering with the existing contract”

Profile Simon Harris: Not so simple, Simon

Profile Simon Harris: Not so simple, Simon

There is speculation that presumptive taoiseach Leo Varadkar may drop him from the troubled portfolio after just over a year at the helm

Life or Death: Can the health service put a price on your life?

Life or Death: Can the health service put a price on your life?

The ethical dilemmas created by high drug pricing are not going anywhere.

Orkambi maker made secret price threat to the state during talks

Orkambi maker made secret price threat to the state during talks

The revelation is damaging for pharmaceutical company, which first sought €159,000 a patient

Exclusive: cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi to be rejected by HSE

Exclusive: cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi to be rejected by HSE

Committee rules medicine did not deliver enough benefits to justify its €159,000 price tag

Irish hospitals in ‘permanent state of emergency’

Irish hospitals in ‘permanent state of emergency’

Irish Association of Emergency Medicine (IAEM) hits out at the government’s failure to address bed crisis

Parents seek compensation over Gardasil

Parents seek compensation over Gardasil

State Claims Agency has received two claims for damage allegedly caused by HPV vaccine