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IHCA concerned Winter Plan does not address consultant vacancies

By sa | Sep 24, 2020 |

The IHCA has expressed concern that the HSE’s Winter Plan 2020/20201 contains no clear allocation of funding to hire additional…

IMO ‘disappointed’ by HSE Winter Plan

By sa | Sep 24, 2020 |

The IMO has said it is “disappointed” with the HSE’s Winter Plan.  Dr Padraig McGarry, President of the IMO, said…

HIQA inspection reports finds non-compliance in 20 centres

By sa | Sep 24, 2020 |

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published 36 inspection reports on residential centres for older people. According…

HSE Winter Plan announced

By sa | Sep 24, 2020 |

The HSE’s Winter Plan 2020/20201 has been supported with an allocation of €600 million, it has been announced. It is…

Prof Mary Horgan re-elected as RCPI President

By sa | Sep 22, 2020 |

Infectious diseases specialist, Prof Mary Horgan, has been re-elected by Fellows of the RCPI as President to serve a second…

IHCA calls for 2k more inpatient/day-case beds

By sa | Sep 21, 2020 |

The IHCA has called for the “urgent opening” of 2,000 additional inpatient/day-case hospital beds in its pre-Budget submission published today.…

Risk of endemic CPE in Irish healthcare ‘still exists’

By Catherine Reilly | Sep 21, 2020 |

The risk of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE) becoming “more widespread and endemic” throughout the Irish healthcare system “still exists” despite progress…

HSE enhancing ‘resilience’ of hospital medical gas systems

By Catherine Reilly | Sep 21, 2020 |

The HSE has approved “a significant” investment programme to “further enhance” the capacity and resilience of hospital medical gas systems,…

Impact of pandemic on Irish doctor emigration uncertain

By David Lynch | Sep 21, 2020 |

The impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the emigration plans of Irish doctors is difficult to predict, a leading expert…

Funding for any future Covid-19 vaccine to be considered as part of Estimates process

By David Lynch | Sep 21, 2020 |

Funding for the purchasing of any future Covid-19 vaccine stock will be considered as part of the “Estimates 2021 process”,…

Irish-based public health specialists being ‘headhunted’ as path to consultant status blocked

By Niamh Cahill | Sep 21, 2020 |

The continuing failure by Government to introduce better pay and conditions for public health specialists could result in doctors leaving…

Public Health Doctors defer strike action decision

By sa | Sep 18, 2020 |

IMO members have agreed to delay a decision on strike action for two months given the Covid-19 crisis.  According to…

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