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November 26, 2015

Ain’t gonna work in Maggie’s hospitals

Dara Gantly on the debate yet to happen on a privatised health service.

Another vintage Awards year

The winning projects at this year’s Irish Healthcare Awards prove that innovation is alive and well in the Irish health service, writes Dara Gantly.

Injecting reality into drugs debate

Dara Gantly applauds Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin’s call for a cultural shift in drug treatment.

Boxing clever over our medical exodus

Dara Gantly looks at some of the solutions to our manpower crisis that emerged from discussions at the Irish Medical Careers Fair last week.

Planning for a better health service

The Medical Council’s ‘Your Training Counts’ and Medical Workforce Intelligence reports are important tools in planning for future healthcare, believes Lloyd Mudiwa.

‘Proofing’ the last standing rural service

Lloyd Mudiwa reflects on what seems like a total abandonment of rural health services, with limited resources and locum cover a hallmark of practices in remote areas across the country.

Repackaging and relaunching old projects?

Lloyd Mudiwa can’t help feeling a sense of déjà vu over the Government’s plan to spend €3 billion on hospitals and health projects, and continued wastage in the health service.

Pressing need for beds, staff

Gary Culliton on the need to boost frontline acute capacity.

Knowledge is still power

Dara Gantly on the possible need for a new ‘Tallaght strategy’ for the provision healthcare.

What would Dr Sloothery do?

Dara Gantly recalls some of the wise words of the late Dr Cyril Daly and his infamous friend from the Sceilig, Dr Slymo Sloothery.

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