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.

The CervicalCheck reality check

The CervicalCheck reality check

Dr Gabriel Scally’s report on the CervicalCheck mess is comprehensive and patient-focused, with lessons of great importance for our doctors and politicians

CervicalCheck scheme in doubt as US labs threaten to quit Ireland

CervicalCheck scheme in doubt as US labs threaten to quit Ireland

The private laboratories contracted by the cervical screening programme have threatened to pull o...

Profile Dr Gabriel Scally: A clinical eye

Profile Dr Gabriel Scally: A clinical eye

Factfile Name: Dr Gabriel Scally Age: 63 Appearance: slim and professional looking Newsworthines...

Nursing home time bomb awaits an ageing population

Nursing home time bomb awaits an ageing population

A new report shows that Ireland requires many new beds to deal with a looming crisis

Mahony briefs staff on why NMH took minister to court

Mahony briefs staff on why NMH took minister to court

The Minister for Health’s refusal to meet with the National Maternity Hospital and explain his ...

New report warns of a 7,214 nursing home bed shortfall by 2026

New report warns of a 7,214 nursing home bed shortfall by 2026

Counties across Ireland face significant nursing home bed shortages of 7,214 by 2026, according t...

Health Matters with Susan Mitchell: Episode 1 - Brain Health and Dementia

Health Matters with Susan Mitchell: Episode 1 - Brain Health and Dementia

Health Editor Susan Mitchell is joined by Professor Sean Kennelly, consultant geriatrician and the director of memory services at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin and Dr. Suzanne Timmons, consultant geriatrician and the clinical lead of the HSE's national dementia office

Health Matters with Susan Mitchell: Episode 1 - Brain Health and Dementia

Health Matters with Susan Mitchell: Episode 1 - Brain Health and Dementia

Health Editor Susan Mitchell is joined by Professor Sean Kennelly, consultant geriatrician and the director of memory services at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin and Dr. Suzanne Timmons, consultant geriatrician and the clinical lead of the HSE's national dementia office

What you should know about the superbug CPE

What you should know about the superbug CPE

CPE has developed resistance to Carbapenems, a group of ‘last resort’ antibiotics that are used in serious infections when other drugs will not work

Pandemrix victims left out in the cold

Pandemrix victims left out in the cold

Vaccinations save millions of lives each year, but failure to compensate in those rare cases when they harm recipients creates a dangerous breach of public confidence

Hospitals tell 5,000 patients they were exposed to superbug

Hospitals tell 5,000 patients they were exposed to superbug

An estimated 5,000 former patients will receive letters telling them that they were identified as ‘contacts’ of patients who were colonised by an antibiotic-resistant superbug called CPE

CervicalCheck patients to be given reports of their care

CervicalCheck patients to be given reports of their care

Review will examine screening histories of 1,850 women who developed cancer

Medical group calls for dedicated negligence courts

Medical group calls for dedicated negligence courts

One of the world’s largest indemnifiers of doctors has weighed into the debate about medical ne...

GPs advised to limit early abortions to nine weeks

GPs advised to limit early abortions to nine weeks

Irish College of General Practitioners issues guidelines

Paying prices we can ill afford

Paying prices we can ill afford

Medicines for Ireland claims policies on biosimilar products prevent taxpayers from gaining €25 million in savings on vital medicines