Finance reform is the highest non-clinical priority of the HSE, with the current systems making it difficult to get a single definitive view of the cash-strapped organisation’s financial position, IMT reports.
The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has approved an increase in the salary for Hospital Group chief executives to €140,000.
The number of students opting for alcohol-free accommodation at UCC has increased fourfold this year, from just six to 24.
Spontaneous reporting of accidental awareness while under general anaesthesia (AAGA) occurs in about one in every 19,000 cases, a major new study conducted in Ireland has found.
Calls for an inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse by a former hospital consultant are persisting, the briefing materials prepared by the Department of Health for new Minister Dr Leo Varadkar reveal.
The HSE is now purchasing radiation therapy from the private sector for Dublin cancer patients.
The Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) has called for a €30 million Children’s Future Health Fund to tackle child obesity and food poverty, in its pre-budget submission.
The HSE, the Forum of Irish Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies and the Medical Council have come together to host a free careers advice day for medical interns and students next week, which they hope can go some way towards arresting the brain drain amongst “Ireland’s youngest and brightest” doctors.
There were 2,017,000 people insured with inpatient health insurance plans at the end of June 2014 — a decrease in the number of insured people of 11,000 over the quarter and 41,000 over the year.
The Minister for Health has announced the appointment of highly regarded and talented civil servant Jim Breslin as new Secretary General (SG) of the Department of Health.