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.

Health refuses to say if Harris’s response about hospital costs was altered

Health refuses to say if Harris’s response about hospital costs was altered

The Department of Health has refused to clarify whether the office of the Minister for Health alt...

Cosmetic botch-ups lead to surge in A&E visits

Cosmetic botch-ups lead to surge in A&E visits

Patients are presenting to emergency departments with complications from dermal fillers that can ...

Claim of one applicant for every four nursing posts debunked

Claim of one applicant for every four nursing posts debunked

The HSE has run five recent nursing recruitment competitions for more than 500 vacancies, and the figures paint a different picture, with some recruitment rounds receiving six times as many applicants as needed

RCSI chief wants more straight talking on health

RCSI chief wants more straight talking on health

Ken Mealy, president of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, feels that step one to a better health service is educating the people who will use it

Surgeons welcome introduction of operating theatre assistants

Surgeons welcome introduction of operating theatre assistants

New clinical disciplines believed to be key to reducing staff shortages

Most of 221 CervicalCheck women now cancer free

Most of 221 CervicalCheck women now cancer free

Many suffered gruelling treatment regimes and were left with difficult side effects

Hospital groups to be dissolved in major health service reshuffle

Hospital groups to be dissolved in major health service reshuffle

The new structure – being drawn up by the Sláintecare health reform office headed by Laura Magahy and senior officials in the department – will result in six regional integrated care organisations (Ricos) being established

National Children’s Hospital board is worried about shortage of consultants

National Children’s Hospital board is worried about shortage of consultants

The joint medical board of the Children’s Hospital Group wrote to Minister for Health Simon Harris late last year expressing concern about its ability to 'adequately staff both the main hospital and the satellite units for urgent and ambulatory care'

One in six hospital consultant jobs unfilled

One in six hospital consultant jobs unfilled

The €1.7 billion National Children’s Hospital project is among those struggling to recruit senior medical staff

Department of Health told of huge hospital overrun months before disclosure

Department of Health told of huge hospital overrun months before disclosure

Officials said overrun figure on €1.7 billion project was not ‘final’

State Claims Agency says it is dealing with 90 CervicalCheck legal cases

State Claims Agency says it is dealing with 90 CervicalCheck legal cases

The State Claims Agency is managing 90 cases involving women affected by the CervicalCheck cancer...

National Children’s Hospital: the neverending story

National Children’s Hospital: the neverending story

GPs have called for an investigation into the ‘national scandal’ of a project whose spiralling €1.7 billion budget looks set to suck the entire health service dry of capital funding. Will the government bite the bullet? Don’t hold your breath

Cork University Hospital hires theatre assistants to ease staffing shortages

Cork University Hospital hires theatre assistants to ease staffing shortages

The move is likely to be replicated at other hospitals, as it is believed it can help alleviate waiting lists

Hospital groups to be broken up under draft Sláintecare plan

Hospital groups to be broken up under draft Sláintecare plan

A plan being drawn up by the Sláintecare health reform office headed up by Laura Magahy, as well as senior health officials, will see between five and six regional integrated care organisations (RICOs) established across Ireland

The nursing strike: How we got here

The nursing strike: How we got here

Do we have a serious recruitment and retention crisis in nursing? Are nurses badly underpaid? Here we examine the claims and counterclaims in the current spat