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If ministers are so frustrated by the trolley crisis, then fix it

If ministers are so frustrated by the trolley crisis, then fix it

The government’s response to the problems in emergency departments is well-rehearsed and utterly ineffective. The steps needed to ease the pressure are obvious. To do anything less is to turn overcrowding into official policy

Sunday interview: HSE director general Paul Reid

Sunday interview: HSE director general Paul Reid

Six months into one of the most demanding jobs in the public service, HSE director general Paul Reid believes he is making progress in restructuring the organisation

Exclusive: HSE boss set to axe managers

Exclusive: HSE boss set to axe managers

A systematic cull of HSE managers and administrators will begin in the first half of 2020, under plans being advanced by HSE chief Paul Reid

NCH is told to study other hospitals to avoid their ‘shortcomings’

NCH is told to study other hospitals to avoid their ‘shortcomings’

PAC says main contractor’s revised claims will push cost of project above €2 billion

The rise and fall of MSC Eurocare

The rise and fall of MSC Eurocare

It was a healthcare company that helped stricken medical patients to skip huge waiting lists. But the organisation, promoted by the National Association of General Practitioners, is now listed for strike off

EU directive lets patients recoup payment for treatment abroad

EU directive lets patients recoup payment for treatment abroad

The directive covers virtually all elective treatments, bar organ transplants

Is Ireland really a high spender on healthcare?

Is Ireland really a high spender on healthcare?

Claims that Ireland is overspending on healthcare may have been undermined by new data showing some other EU countries have similar outlays

Dad of narcolepsy sufferer ‘ashamed to be Irish’ over HSE’s handling of vaccine

Dad of narcolepsy sufferer ‘ashamed to be Irish’ over HSE’s handling of vaccine

Aoife Bennet, 26, from Naas, Co Kildare, is suing the HSE, the Minister for Health, GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturers of the Pandemrix vaccine, and the Health Products Regulatory Authority

Children may hold the answer to our alcohol problem

Children may hold the answer to our alcohol problem

With conventional campaigns failing to reduce our consumption, we might have to rely on something similar to the climate movement

State denies all liability as woman takes swine flu vaccine case

State denies all liability as woman takes swine flu vaccine case

Accusations that HSE was ‘controlled’ by Pandemrix makers GlaxoSmithKline Health are ‘unjust’, High Court hears

Perennial cash injections just a plaster to fix spending on health

Perennial cash injections just a plaster to fix spending on health

There is huge frustration in government that funds spent on health do not readily translate into positive, measurable impact, unlike voter-friendly tax cuts

Harris accused of breaching terms of consultant contracts

Harris accused of breaching terms of consultant contracts

Dr Donal O’Hanlon, president of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA), wrote to the minister last week outlining various alleged breaches

HSE expects 500 a day on trolleys during the winter months over delayed discharges

HSE expects 500 a day on trolleys during the winter months over delayed discharges

The Sunday Business Post has obtained details of the HSE’s ‘winter-ready plan’ which is being drawn up to deal with the traditional surge in hospital admissions over the October to March period

The truth about HRT

The truth about HRT

Hormone replacement therapy as a treatment for menopause is once again mired in controversy after a new study, but despite the latest uproar, many doctors are convinced of its safety and effectiveness

Up to 8,000 women with breast implants will be warned about cancer risk

Up to 8,000 women with breast implants will be warned about cancer risk

Hundreds of women worldwide have suffered or died from rare cancer linked to the implants