With the IMB having taken over the function from the Department of Health last year, Lloyd Mudiwa reports on the last annual Irish animal experimentation statistics to be published under the control of the Department.
Gary Culliton reports on how implementing the National Asthma Programme will not only save lives, but will reduce the €501m annual cost of asthma to the State and relieve pressure on the health service.
Fixing the health service may be too big a job for any one individual to grapple with, but HSE National Lead for Transformation and Change Leo Kearns has a catalyst role in making future changes possible, writes Gary Culliton.
St Vincent’s Healthcare Group Chief Executive Nicholas Jermyn believes his public hospital is in compliance with the consultants’ common contract through a model in place since 1974 whereby some patients are put into the private hospital, writes Gary Culliton.
Ukrainian-born medical graduate Dr Oleksiy Barbelya tells Catherine Reilly the strange story of how he ended up working as a general operative in a Dublin warehouse and of the healthcare system in the Eastern Europe country.
Gary Culliton outlines some of the latest HSE monthly performance service levels, including hospital admission and discharge rates, long-term public and private residential places, home-care packages and home help hours.
The National Office for Suicide Prevention has outlined how it plans to spend its budget of €8.8 million in 2014, centering on its partnerships with approximately 40 HSE-funded agencies, reports Lloyd Mudiwa.
While there is no shortage of ultra-marathons on the international circuit, says Mayo GP Dr Scott Walkin, across desert, snow or mountains, perhaps the National Medical Half Marathon in Mayo is more within your comfort zone. “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” — John […]
Lloyd Mudiwa reports from the latest briefing on the vision for the new children’s hospital, as well as the practical timeline for actions, which was held at the RCPI last week.
Catherine Reilly recently spoke with the President of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland Dr Ellen O’Sullivan about some of the major challenges currently facing the specialty against the backdrop of an ever-changing medical landscape.