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.

Budget allocates more than €17bn to health sector

Budget allocates more than €17bn to health sector

This represents a significant €1.695 billion increase on the initial funding commitment for 2018

Brexit: Harmful to your health

Brexit: Harmful to your health

Cross-border services, freedom of movement: the ramifications of Brexit for these and other issues seem certain to turn parts of the Irish healthcare system upside-down

Patients left without proper health cover, warn 18 private hospitals

Patients left without proper health cover, warn 18 private hospitals

The Private Hospitals Association has warned that increasing numbers of patients are realising too late that their cover falls short of the standard required

HSE agrees to new contract with cervical screening lab

HSE agrees to new contract with cervical screening lab

A deal was reached last week with Quest, with the health service agreeing to underwrite some medical negligence costs that may arise in future under the CervicalCheck programme

OECD, Eurostat data differ on Irish health spend

OECD, Eurostat data differ on Irish health spend

Reports suggesting Ireland’s per capita spending on health is one of the highest in the EU-15 a...

State offers to cover some negligence bills for cervical labs

State offers to cover some negligence bills for cervical labs

Latest move is intended to stop private laboratories from quitting the cervical screening programme

RCOG tight-lipped on details of CervicalCheck audit

RCOG tight-lipped on details of CervicalCheck audit

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has been asked to examine the screening histories of 'approximately 1,850 women who developed cervical cancer and who were screened by the National Cervical Screening Programme before their diagnosis'

HSE hired consultants to progress existing report, but won’t say why

HSE hired consultants to progress existing report, but won’t say why

Management consultants from EY were engaged to progress recommendations to improve training and working conditions for hospital doctors made by a working group chaired by DCU president Brian MacCraith

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

Profile Dr Gabriel Scally : A clinical eye

Profile Dr Gabriel Scally : A clinical eye

Factfile Name: Dr Gabriel Scally Age: 63 Appearance: slim and businesslike Newsworthiness: the re...

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...

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