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The Spanish health system is rated among the top ten in the world. 

The Spanish health system is rated among the top ten in the world. The World Health Organisation places it 7th in the world. That is quite impressive given it is a country with over 47 million people, compared to over 5.5 million people in Ireland. The Spanish system is regarded as first in the world for…

The positive impact AI can have on our healthcare

Much concern has been raised recently on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) may pose a threat to humanity. Of course there are genuine concerns with this new technology. But what about the positive impact it may have on our healthcare? AI has the potential to transform the work of doctors, nurses and hospitals and help patients…

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly has been insisting recently that hospital waiting lists for treatment are on the decline but the statistics do not really bear that out.

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly has been insisting recently that hospital waiting lists for treatment are on the decline but the statistics do not really bear that out. There has been a small fall in the numbers but really just in the order of a few hundred patients. The overall picture remains gloomy. Latest…

Beds, beds, beds – it’s not rocket science.

Beds, beds, beds – it’s not rocket science. One of the big reasons why Ireland has such long hospital waiting lists, is a basic shortage of hospital beds. Now we have the proof, in a new study from the Economic Social & Research Institute. It says that there may be a bed capacity shortfall of…

Ireland has published the first examination of the factors affecting patients getting onto public hospital waiting lists and getting off waiting lists.

Ireland has published the first examination of the factors affecting patients getting onto public hospital waiting lists and getting off waiting lists. It says that the public hospital system here prioritises access to specialised care, based on need and not on ability to pay and because of this, waiting lists exist. Not surprisingly, waiting lists…

It’s a bad start to the year on national public hospital waiting lists

It’s a bad start to the year on national public hospital waiting lists. As predicted here recently, the crazy hospital overcrowding in December and January plus some other factors like a bad flu season, took a lot of beds out of the system that would otherwise have been available for planned operations. The new waiting…