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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

PwC appointed to review costs at new Children’s Hospital

PwC appointed to review costs at new Children’s Hospital

The hospital, which will be built on the St James’s hospital campus in Dublin 8, is expected to open in August 2022 and is now expected to cost more than €1.73 billion

Cork University Hospital hires theatre assistants to ease staffing shortages

Cork University Hospital hires theatre assistants to ease staffing shortages

The move is likely to be replicated at other hospitals, as it is believed it can help alleviate waiting lists

Hospital groups to be broken up under draft Sláintecare plan

Hospital groups to be broken up under draft Sláintecare plan

A plan being drawn up by the Sláintecare health reform office headed up by Laura Magahy, as well as senior health officials, will see between five and six regional integrated care organisations (RICOs) established across Ireland

We must consider merging the department and the HSE

We must consider merging the department and the HSE

Ambiguity and confusion about who is responsible for what means a lack of accountability that is making the health service sick

HPRA to raise fees to drug companies by 8%

HPRA to raise fees to drug companies by 8%

We can’t jeopardise this hard-won surplus

We can’t jeopardise this hard-won surplus

All public servants must help secure our recovery and lay the foundations for lasting growth

Hepatitis C tribunal racks up €174 million in legal fees

Hepatitis C tribunal racks up €174 million in legal fees

The scheme has cost over €1.18 billion, meaning that for every €6 a victim has received from the tribunal, lawyers have made €1.

Conscientious objection should not become conscientious obstruction

Conscientious objection should not become conscientious obstruction

Clinicians have a right to decide if they are prepared to provide services relating to abortion, but they should not actively place barriers in the way of women seeking treatment

Simon Harris on the challenges facing the Irish health service

Simon Harris on the challenges facing the Irish health service

After a difficult year, the government’s task is to learn from the mistakes made and build a better healthcare system for all

Pharma giant refused costs in HSE tender case

Pharma giant refused costs in HSE tender case

Because of its interest in the outcome, the pharmaceutical giant was joined as a notice party to a Commercial Court action brought by Sanofi against the HSE’s awarding of a tender for the six-in-one vaccine last January

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

Be careful who you trust with your DNA

Be careful who you trust with your DNA

In the current unregulated genomics industry, we should think long and hard before granting industry access to our genetic information

HSE rapped for retraining kitchen staff to provide frontline care

HSE rapped for retraining kitchen staff to provide frontline care

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