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.

HSE to shave tens of millions off drug bill with launch of cheaper alternative

HSE to shave tens of millions off drug bill with launch of cheaper alternative

Mylan has launched a new drug that will result in significant price savings on the state’s €1...

Lack of willing candidates leads to headhunt for new HSE boss

Lack of willing candidates leads to headhunt for new HSE boss

A direct approach will be made to fill the position of director-general of the HSE, a senior gove...

Health minister: media and politicians stoking ‘public panic’ over medical errors

Health minister: media and politicians stoking ‘public panic’ over medical errors

The Minister for Health Simon Harris will criticise the media and political reaction to medical e...

GPs express concern over preparation for abortion services

GPs express concern over preparation for abortion services

One hundred GPs across Munster have written to the head of maternity services in the region, who is a conscientious objector, seeking clarity

Mahony sounds alarm on legal issues

Mahony sounds alarm on legal issues

The master of the National Maternity Hospital has warned that our legal system is hurting our health service

Hospital parking charges 'should be capped' at €10 per day: HSE report

Hospital parking charges 'should be capped' at €10 per day: HSE report

The changes would cost the health service up to €4.75 million a year

CervicalCheck crisis: Several women didn’t have cervical cancer

CervicalCheck crisis: Several women didn’t have cervical cancer

The news comes as the HSE admits that it cannot stand over figures it previously provided in respect of the number of women - 221 - who it previously said were adversely affected by the CervicalCheck debacle

HSE backtracks on 221 tally of CervicalCheck debacle

HSE backtracks on 221 tally of CervicalCheck debacle

Head of screening programme says four women included in figure had another kind of cancer, or no cancer at all

Forget the soundbites, focus on the core of what O’Brien said

Forget the soundbites, focus on the core of what O’Brien said

Politics still holds sway over policy when it comes to our healthcare system

HSE’s efforts to replace Tony O’Brien collapse

HSE’s efforts to replace Tony O’Brien collapse

John Connaghan, interim director-general of the HSE, has told senior staff that he will remain in the post longer than expected and into 2019. Connaghan did not apply for the permanent job

Bruised, battered but unbowed

Bruised, battered but unbowed

Last May, Tony O’Brien resigned as head of the HSE over the CervicalCheck controversy. Stung by what he feels was unfair treatment, he calls for a ‘sense of decorum and fairness’ to ‘return to Irish political life and the mainstream media’

Ex-HSE chief: Harris is a weak minister, the PAC is a ‘kangaroo court’

Ex-HSE chief: Harris is a weak minister, the PAC is a ‘kangaroo court’

O’Brien says health minister behaved like ‘a frightened little boy’; Recent budget provided ‘no meaningful money’ for healthcare reform

Doctors say scope of Cervical Check report was too limited

Doctors say scope of Cervical Check report was too limited

Doctors have hit out at the failure to provide key information concerning the 221 women affected ...

CervicalCheck review is shunned

CervicalCheck review is shunned

Fewer than a quarter of the 221 women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy have consented to participate in the major review into their care instigated by the government

When will the HSE come clean on the facts?

When will the HSE come clean on the facts?

CervicalCheck omnishambles is clouded by misinformation