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.

Independent review of 1,000-plus smear tests to share findings this month

Independent review of 1,000-plus smear tests to share findings this month

Concern in health service that results will fuel further fears about quality of health screening: Hundreds of women declined to take part in the tests

New report suggests removing private practice from public hospitals

New report suggests removing private practice from public hospitals

The loss of income would be catastrophic for an already cash-strapped system, say doctors

Portraits in Power: The 14 men who have led the nation

Portraits in Power: The 14 men who have led the nation

Leo Varadkar, Micheál Martin, Tim Pat Coogan and more profile the 14 men who have held the highest office in the land

CervicalCheck probe atmosphere was 'fevered', says Scally

CervicalCheck probe atmosphere was 'fevered', says Scally

Dr Gabriel Scally has had plenty of brushes with tragedy and scandals during his time as a senior public health doctor in England. But he says nothing compares to the experience of the CervicalCheck debacle, which he was brought in to investigate last year

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