Susan Mitchell

Susan Mitchell

Susan Mitchell is Health 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.

Group wants end to €30k minimum salary rule for asylum seekers

Group wants end to €30k minimum salary rule for asylum seekers

The Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI) has called for asylum seekers to be allowed to w...

Regulator cannot stop boxing association booking unlicensed medical care provider

Regulator cannot stop boxing association booking unlicensed medical care provider

The news comes after an inquest into the death of mixed martial arts fighter João Carvalho exposed the weak legislation governing pre-hospital emergency care

Susan Mitchell: How self-interest  kills off health reform

Susan Mitchell: How self-interest kills off health reform

A pilot scheme to examine operating theatre assistants promised by Leo Varadkar as health minister never even got off the ground

Autism charity blames ‘negative media attention’ for fall in donations

Autism charity blames ‘negative media attention’ for fall in donations

In 2016, parents of autistic children criticised the lack of detail provided in the charity’s accounts as well as cuts in supports

Most GPs favour opt-in abortion service – poll

Most GPs favour opt-in abortion service – poll

A poll carried out by GP Buddy found that 70 per cent of the 880 GPs who responded said they did not intend to provide abortion services

REVEALED: State hired investigators to spy on hospital consultants

REVEALED: State hired investigators to spy on hospital consultants

‚óŹ Surveillance was authorised by three government departments; State says massive pay claim could reach €700 million

HSE fails to publish basic performance report

HSE fails to publish basic performance report

In 2017, it began publishing quarterly reports, but the last published report was for July-September 2017. The HSE was unable to clarify why publication of these reports has been so badly delayed

Abortion: What happens now?

Abortion: What happens now?

A range of issues will have to be resolved before abortion is introduced, from whether an ultrasound will be obligatory to the role of GPs and whether foeticide will be permitted in certain circumstances

Decisions must be made on foeticide, say doctors

Decisions must be made on foeticide, say doctors

Under the scheme published by the government, all babies must be delivered after they have reached viability at 23 or 24 weeks, whereas other countries do not have gestational limits in cases of fatal foetal abnormality

HSE refuses to disclose smear test quality data

HSE refuses to disclose smear test quality data

This newspaper has - for the past two weeks - asked the HSE whether it insisted that the labs it contracted to examine cervical cytology slides spent a minimum amount of time on the initial interpretation of each slide

US healthcare provider to probe smear test scandal lab

US healthcare provider to probe smear test scandal lab

The lab at the centre of Ireland’s cervical cancer crisis is being reviewed by a large healthca...

Screen test

Screen test

The cancer screening controversy has parallels with a crisis that rocked the British NHS 17 years ago – but it is being handled very differently

Fear. Confusion. Personal tragedies

Fear. Confusion. Personal tragedies

It is two weeks since the cervical screening debacle came to light. We examine the fallout and the politics of the cervical cancer crisis

Ireland’s systems failure

Ireland’s systems failure

The story of how an individual scandal became an institutional crisis

Varadkar orders overhaul of ‘adversarial’ state medical negligence claims system

Varadkar orders overhaul of ‘adversarial’ state medical negligence claims system

The existing claims environment is widely regarded as too lengthy, too confrontational and too expensive