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.

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

HPRA to raise fees to drug companies by 8%

HPRA to raise fees to drug companies by 8%

The medicines regulator is proposing to increase its fees to veterinary and pharma companies by 8...

O’Brien calls for department to merge with HSE

O’Brien calls for department to merge with HSE

Writing in this newspaper today, O’Brien says it is “extraordinary” that this is still not on the reform agenda, and that it is something which should be prioritised by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

No ‘winter-ready clinics’ opened despite minister’s promise

No ‘winter-ready clinics’ opened despite minister’s promise

The HSE, in response to questions from this newspaper, was unable to identify a single clinic that has been established since Minister for Health Simon Harris announced they would form an integral part of the HSE’s winter plan

The princess and the president

The princess and the president

Mary Robinson has come under fire across the globe, as lawyers, human rights advocates and politicians have accused her of giving political cover to the royal family of Dubai

Children’s hospital in running for the most expensive ever built

Children’s hospital in running for the most expensive ever built

The Minister for Health won’t tell us why we are paying nearly €3 million per bed for the planned hospital. This will result in other projects being delayed or abandoned

Medicines watchdog decries political interference in funding of Pembro

Medicines watchdog decries political interference in funding of Pembro

Pembro, the drug used to treat cervical cancer, is not value for money and there is limited evide...

Maternity hospitals can’t guarantee abortion services will be ready

Maternity hospitals can’t guarantee abortion services will be ready

Dublin’s maternity hospitals are unable to guarantee that they will provide termination of pregnancy services from the beginning of January, as promised by Minister for Health Simon Harris

Doctors sound alarm over January abortion start date

Doctors sound alarm over January abortion start date

The ability of the health service to deliver abortion services on January 1 looks increasingly uncertain

Maternity heads warn abortion planning is inadequate

Maternity heads warn abortion planning is inadequate

The masters of the three Dublin maternity hospitals have warned Minister for Health Simon Harris that the health service is not prepared for the introduction of abortion services in January.

HSE wants Pembro for all women with cervical cancer

HSE wants Pembro for all women with cervical cancer

Professor Michael Barry, who leads the HSE’s Medicines Management Programme, has proposed the introduction of a managed access programme.

‘Act with urgency’ on maternity hospital contracts, Harris told

‘Act with urgency’ on maternity hospital contracts, Harris told

The National Maternity Hospital and St Vincent’s Healthcare Group have warned that the project ...

Europe’s medical devices scandal

Europe’s medical devices scandal

A major investigation has revealed that many medical devices, including pacemakers, replacement joints and breast implants, have either been tested inadequately or not at all

Drugs, CervicalCheck and government inequity

Drugs, CervicalCheck and government inequity

Of course cancer patients want to access the new, ‘wonder drugs’, but the money would have to be taken from other healthcare services

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...