Malaria killed an estimated 584,000 people in 2013

World's first malaria vaccine gets green light

24 Jul The world's first malaria vaccine has been given a green light from European drugs regulators who recommended it should be licensed for use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease.

Dr Peter McKenna prepared an expert report in May and July of this year on the allegations of poor professional performance against Dr Peter Van Geene

Expert says hysterectomy was wrong operation

24 Jul An expert witness has told a Medical Council inquiry that a hysterectomy was the wrong operation for a patient and was an inexplicable decision by Aut Even Hospital consultant, Dr Peter Van Geene.

Today's report is HIQA's ninth in five years on St Joseph's Community Hospital in Millstreet

Co Cork nursing home strongly criticised by HIQA

24 Jul A Health Service Executive-run nursing home in Co Cork has been strongly criticised by HIQA for lacking adequate sanitary facilities and for staff shortages especially in the evenings and at night.

Dr Peter Van Geene faces allegations that four patients suffered significant complications

Medical council inquiry hears of emergency call

23 Jul A consultant anaesthetist has given evidence at a Medical Council inquiry about an emergency out of hours call he received to come in and see a patient at Aut Even private hospital in Kilkenny, who needed to go back to theatre after a hysterectomy.

Dr Mohammad Akram said Helen Cruise should be moved to a hospital with full facilities

Consultant recommended patient be transferred

22 Jul A consultant physician told a Medical Council inquiry that he felt patient Helen Cruise should be transferred from Aut Even private hospital to a hospital with full facilities, in case she deteriorated further, after she underwent a hysterectomy.