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.

Watchdog says expensive cancer drugs not delivering

Watchdog says expensive cancer drugs not delivering

Value for money criteria met by only one of 20 new drugs that had an initial asking price of €500 million

‘I’ve never felt like a stranger in Ireland’

‘I’ve never felt like a stranger in Ireland’

In a follow-up to last week’s interview, Ibrahim Halawa’s father Hussein holds forth on fatwas, radicalisation and running Ireland’s largest mosque

Hospital licensing needed for patient safety, Hiqa warns

Hospital licensing needed for patient safety, Hiqa warns

Status quo 'not a viable option', says Hiqa, adding that its chief executive Phelim Quinn had raised the issue 'several times' with the minister and his predecessors

Medicines boss: Costly new cancer drugs not working

Medicines boss: Costly new cancer drugs not working

Just one in 20 new cancer drugs assessed for the Irish market since the beginning of 2016 were considered value for money, according to a new assessment by the NCPE

Ireland's leading imam on fatwas, feminism and his son Ibrahim Halawa

Ireland's leading imam on fatwas, feminism and his son Ibrahim Halawa

Imam Hussein Halawa speaks about sharia law, women’s rights, Islamic extremism and life as head of the biggest mosque in Ireland

HSE disputes claim Harris not invited to HPV vaccine event

HSE disputes claim Harris not invited to HPV vaccine event

The HSE has undermined claims that Minister Simon Harris was excluded from the launch of a high-p...

New children’s hospital to cost another €299m

New children’s hospital to cost another €299m

The total cost of the project has been estimated at €1.07 billion

Playing politics with people’s lives

Playing politics with people’s lives

The paradox of Portlaoise highlights the lack of accountability, not only within the health service, but within the government as well

Halawa will need rehabilitation after prison trauma, say imams

Halawa will need rehabilitation after prison trauma, say imams

Ibrahim Halawa should be offered a counselling and rehabilitation programme on his return to Ireland, two senior Islamic clerics have said

Medicines regulator faces legal suit over flu vaccine

Medicines regulator faces legal suit over flu vaccine

Pandemrix, a flu vaccine which has been linked with narcolepsy, was purchased by the HSE and administered to the public in response to the declared swine flu pandemic in 2009

How Movember became a global phenomenon

How Movember became a global phenomenon

It started out as a bit of fun over a few drinks in Melbourne, but Owen Sharp now heads a foundation that has grown into the only global men’s health charity

Captivated by Vietnam

Captivated by Vietnam

Taking a leisurely trip through Vietnam, Susan Mitchell discovers the ancient and the new, soaks up the atmosphere, is invigorated by Saigon and enchanted by Hoi An

HPSC: Threefold increase in flu deaths  to 1,200

HPSC: Threefold increase in flu deaths to 1,200

There were three times more deaths from flu last season compared with previous years. Indicative ...

Closer scrutiny of hospitals

Closer scrutiny of hospitals

The Patient Safety (Licensing of Healthcare Facilities) Bill aims to introduce a licensing requirement for all public and private hospitals in Ireland

Big tobacco gives up battle to halt plain packaging

Big tobacco gives up battle to halt plain packaging

Standardised packaging aims to reduce the attractiveness of tobacco products