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Spinal tap given to wrong patient in city hospital

Spinal tap given to wrong patient in city hospital

A female patient has wrongly been given a spinal tap at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin , in a case of mistaken identity.

HSE to pay conference speakers €40k each

HSE to pay conference speakers €40k each

Conference to discuss ‘building on efficiencies already achieved’

HSE admits risk of not learning from past errors is huge threat to body

HSE admits risk of not learning from past errors is huge threat to body

HEA open to funding mergers of students’ unions

HEA open to funding mergers of students’ unions

Brain injury patients denied specialist care

Brain injury patients denied specialist care

Patients with brain injuries are being denied quick access to emergency neurosurgical care due to a shortage of specialist neurosurgical beds.

80% rise in cases of ‘nightmare’ hospital superbug

80% rise in cases of ‘nightmare’ hospital superbug

There has been an 80 per cent rise in the number of reported cases of a “nightmare” superbug called CPE that is resistant to last-resort antibiotics.

‘Sticking plaster’ service puts brain bleed patients at risk

‘Sticking plaster’ service puts brain bleed patients at risk

A shortage of neurological intensive care beds means patients are not getting the treatment that could save their lives, writes Susan Mitchell

Doctors’ union excluded from GP contract talks

Doctors’ union excluded from GP contract talks

Former social workers paid up to €300k as legal guardians

Former social workers paid up to €300k as legal guardians

l Some top earners paid as ‘guardians at law’ were former HSE managers and social workers

Pharmacists and dentists plan to seek reversal of pay cuts

Pharmacists and dentists plan to seek reversal of pay cuts

Stroke ‘cure’ only available in certain Irish hospitals

Stroke ‘cure’ only available in certain Irish hospitals

Sperm: an alternative banking crisis is looming

Sperm: an alternative banking crisis is looming

Founder of world’s biggest sperm bank warns Irish women will opt for home insemination.

Ireland versus Big Tobacco

Ireland versus Big Tobacco

Under new legislation, cigarette packs will soon be unrecognisable in Ireland. But will our enshrined private property rights thwart the government’s plan to put Big Tobacco in its place?

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HSE frees more doctors for private practice

HSE frees more doctors for private practice