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Health minister: media and politicians stoking ‘public panic’ over medical errors

Health minister: media and politicians stoking ‘public panic’ over medical errors

GPs express concern over preparation for abortion services

GPs express concern over preparation for abortion services

One hundred GPs across Munster have written to the head of maternity services in the region, who is a conscientious objector, seeking clarity

Mahony sounds alarm on legal issues

Mahony sounds alarm on legal issues

The master of the National Maternity Hospital has warned that our legal system is hurting our health service

Hospital parking charges 'should be capped' at €10 per day: HSE report

Hospital parking charges 'should be capped' at €10 per day: HSE report

The changes would cost the health service up to €4.75 million a year

HSE backtracks on 221 tally of CervicalCheck debacle

HSE backtracks on 221 tally of CervicalCheck debacle

Head of screening programme says four women included in figure had another kind of cancer, or no cancer at all

HSE review says hospitals fudging delayed discharge figures

HSE review says hospitals fudging delayed discharge figures

An independent expert review has found that some hospitals allow a 'grace' period of up to ten days before a delayed discharge is recorded

CervicalCheck crisis: Several women didn’t have cervical cancer

CervicalCheck crisis: Several women didn’t have cervical cancer

The news comes as the HSE admits that it cannot stand over figures it previously provided in respect of the number of women - 221 - who it previously said were adversely affected by the CervicalCheck debacle

Forget the soundbites, focus on the core of what O’Brien said

Forget the soundbites, focus on the core of what O’Brien said

Politics still holds sway over policy when it comes to our healthcare system

HSE’s efforts to replace Tony O’Brien collapse

HSE’s efforts to replace Tony O’Brien collapse

John Connaghan, interim director-general of the HSE, has told senior staff that he will remain in the post longer than expected and into 2019. Connaghan did not apply for the permanent job

Tony O’Brien’s forced exit was about politics, not accountability

Tony O’Brien’s forced exit was about politics, not accountability

A ‘someone has to go’ sacking is not the same as holding people and structures to account

How politics makes the  Irish health service unwell

How politics makes the Irish health service unwell

The HSE was set up to remove political interference from the health service. It hasn’t worked, either at local or ministerial level

Bruised, battered but unbowed

Bruised, battered but unbowed

Last May, Tony O’Brien resigned as head of the HSE over the CervicalCheck controversy. Stung by what he feels was unfair treatment, he calls for a ‘sense of decorum and fairness’ to ‘return to Irish political life and the mainstream media’

Digital health firm aims to raise €9.5m for global expansion

Digital health firm aims to raise €9.5m for global expansion

Trolley Watch: The quick and dirty health service indicator

Trolley Watch: The quick and dirty health service indicator

There may have been a task force and there may have been recommendations, but the HSE has still managed to drive up the number of patients on trolleys in emergency departments around the country

Retain private practice in public hospitals

Retain private practice in public hospitals

We cannot allow the availability of specialists and services be subject to vagaries of the market