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.

Exclusive: HSE boss set to axe managers

Exclusive: HSE boss set to axe managers

A systematic cull of HSE managers and administrators will begin in the first half of 2020, under plans being advanced by HSE chief Paul Reid

Sunday interview: HSE director general Paul Reid

Sunday interview: HSE director general Paul Reid

Six months into one of the most demanding jobs in the public service, HSE director general Paul Reid believes he is making progress in restructuring the organisation

Apology let down by loose language

Apology let down by loose language

The Taoiseach’s use of the word ‘deceit’ in reference to CervicalCheck angered and upset healthcare staff and threatened to further undermine public understanding of the screening process

Varadkar doubles down on language used in apology to CervicalCheck victims

Varadkar doubles down on language used in apology to CervicalCheck victims

Varadkar was responding to questions after a report was published in which staff in the health service expressed dismay at his use of the word “deceit”

The rise and fall of MSC Eurocare

The rise and fall of MSC Eurocare

It was a healthcare company that helped stricken medical patients to skip huge waiting lists. But the organisation, promoted by the National Association of General Practitioners, is now listed for strike off

EU directive lets patients recoup payment for treatment abroad

EU directive lets patients recoup payment for treatment abroad

The directive covers virtually all elective treatments, bar organ transplants

High Court judge accuses insurance industry of dishonesty over claims

High Court judge accuses insurance industry of dishonesty over claims

The insurance industry is being “fundamentally dishonest” by claiming that our ‘compo culture’ and fraudulent claims are responsible for a rise in insurance premiums, said Mr Justice Kevin Cross

Harris accused of breaching terms of consultant contracts

Harris accused of breaching terms of consultant contracts

Dr Donal O’Hanlon, president of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA), wrote to the minister last week outlining various alleged breaches

Up to 8,000 women with breast implants will be warned about cancer risk

Up to 8,000 women with breast implants will be warned about cancer risk

Hundreds of women worldwide have suffered or died from rare cancer linked to the implants

CervicalCheck report fails to provide clarity on a complex issue

CervicalCheck report fails to provide clarity on a complex issue

Cervical screening is an imperfect science, but the latest HSE report misses an opportunity to close the gap between public understanding and medical reality

New figures provide lab breakdown for CervicalCheck tests

New figures provide lab breakdown for CervicalCheck tests

State Claims Agency reveals it is now handling 125 legal actions

ODCE launches criminal investigation into doctors’ group

ODCE launches criminal investigation into doctors’ group

The NAGP went into liquidation leaving €400,000 in debts in May, soon after this newspaper reported on the explosive financial transactions that had ripped the organisation apart

The leaked tape, and the report that scuppered the NAGP

The leaked tape, and the report that scuppered the NAGP

The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau and the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement have begun a criminal investigation into the National Association of General Practitioners. The association imploded in May, leaving €400,000 in debts

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

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