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 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

What you should know about the superbug CPE

What you should know about the superbug CPE

CPE has developed resistance to Carbapenems, a group of ‘last resort’ antibiotics that are used in serious infections when other drugs will not work

Pandemrix victims left out in the cold

Pandemrix victims left out in the cold

Vaccinations save millions of lives each year, but failure to compensate in those rare cases when they harm recipients creates a dangerous breach of public confidence

Hospitals tell 5,000 patients they were exposed to superbug

Hospitals tell 5,000 patients they were exposed to superbug

An estimated 5,000 former patients will receive letters telling them that they were identified as ‘contacts’ of patients who were colonised by an antibiotic-resistant superbug called CPE

CervicalCheck patients to be given reports of their care

CervicalCheck patients to be given reports of their care

Review will examine screening histories of 1,850 women who developed cancer

Medical group calls for dedicated negligence courts

Medical group calls for dedicated negligence courts

One of the world’s largest indemnifiers of doctors has weighed into the debate about medical ne...

GPs advised to limit early abortions to nine weeks

GPs advised to limit early abortions to nine weeks

Irish College of General Practitioners issues guidelines

Paying prices we can ill afford

Paying prices we can ill afford

Medicines for Ireland claims policies on biosimilar products prevent taxpayers from gaining €25 million in savings on vital medicines

Report claims Sláintecare is a ‘missed opportunity’

Report claims Sláintecare is a ‘missed opportunity’

Unpublished evaluation warns that HSE proposal would not provide true universal healthcare

Legal costs in Mhic Mhathúna case estimated at €700,000

Legal costs in Mhic Mhathúna case estimated at €700,000

Terminal cancer victim’s action against HSE and US laboratory was settled for €7.5 million

Department of Health won’t pay for cancer drug used by Phelan

Department of Health won’t pay for cancer drug used by Phelan

Phelan, who exposed the CervicalCheck controversy earlier this year, received Pembro, which is manufactured by MSD. It is one of a handful of promising treatments that unleash a person’s own immune system to attack cancer cells

How not to  handle a health crisis

How not to handle a health crisis

From doctors not informing patients of test results to the state’s rash offer of repeat tests, many errors have been made in the CervicalCheck scandal

Lack of balance in debate over smear test crisis

Lack of balance in debate over smear test crisis

Politicians, solicitors and the media are only adding to the CervicalCheck confusion

BreastCheck screening programme under threat

BreastCheck screening programme under threat

Spectre of legal action mounts while doctors threaten to resign from service

Plan to introduce HPV cervical screening is delayed by six months

Plan to introduce HPV cervical screening is delayed by six months

The Department of Health has been informed of the timeline, which is longer than that promised by health minister Simon Harris