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#Department of Health

# department-of-health - Yesterday’s News

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# department-of-health - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Ireland still 'on course to become the most obese nation in Europe'

A new survey has found that at least one in five children are overweight or obese.

'I'm living proof it works': Patients with severe lung condition call for access to 'life-changing' drug

People are set to lose access to Respreeza at the end of the month.

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# department-of-health - Monday 1 May, 2017

Want to give feedback on your hospital treatment? From today, you can

Patients discharged between now and the end of May will be able to complete the National Patient Experience Survey.

# department-of-health - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Health Minister: 'I have heard people say that nuns will be running the hospital. Not true'

It was claimed that 300 people attended today’s lunchtime protest outside the Department of Health.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

'I really thought we were beyond this point': Protest to be held tomorrow on new maternity hospital

Former junior health minister Kathleen Lynch told Drivetime that the hospital is not “going in the right direction”.

# department-of-health - Monday 17 April, 2017

Why you should be very wary of signing this insurance form on arrival at an Irish hospital

Signing up for private health care where none is available increases your bill ten times, and sometimes the situation can be even worse.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

'No overtime, no cross cover' from nurses and midwives after 7 March

The government’s proposals to deal with staffing problems were criticised as “too little too late”.

FactCheck: Are there really fewer people on hospital trolleys this year?

The Tánaiste made the claim amid ongoing debate about wait times in Irish healthcare.

# department-of-health - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'

What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

How Ireland's hospitals are massaging the numbers of people on trolleys Exclusive

A number of senior staff members have come forward to highlight how it’s done.

# department-of-health - Saturday 31 December, 2016

HSE hires over a hundred people at recruitment event aimed at returning nurses

The three-day event was aimed at luring Irish nurses who were home for the Christmas period.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Health Minister: 'I don't believe the threat of industrial action helps anyone'

Siptu has announced a ballot of more than 25,000 support staff.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Why Ireland wants a registry to keep track of everyone who has dementia

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland says that a registry will lead to better policy and treatment for people with dementia.

# department-of-health - Friday 23 December, 2016

Harris pushed for €1 increase on cigarettes and 75c on wine

There was a 50 cent increase on cigarettes in Budget 2017 but none of Harris’ recommendations on alcohol were included.

# department-of-health - Thursday 22 December, 2016

The new food pyramid: More fruit and veg, fewer carbohydrates (and no white bread)

Fruit and vegetables now comprise the largest shelf on the food pyramid.

# department-of-health - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Updated: Minister's relief as 'vital' new National Maternity Hospital gets the go-ahead

There had been a row over who would govern the new €150 million development.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

The HSE has been offered an additional 1,000 beds this winter

The HSE has been offered an additional 1,000 beds this winter

The offer has been made by Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI).

# department-of-health - Monday 14 November, 2016

"A disgrace" - Doctors warn that vaccines to protect newborns will not be introduced by deadline

The IMO warns that a 1 December deadline will be missed.

# department-of-health - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Government to target sugar, salt, fat and big portion sizes in fight against obesity

Advertising to children will also be targeted as part of the plan.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

The government wants to ban cigarette vending machines, but a big supplier says it will challenge them in court

New legislation being drafted will see the machines banned in Ireland.

# department-of-health - Monday 11 July, 2016

Full list of Kelly family assets to be handed over after weekend of fresh Console revelations

The Department of Health confirmed yesterday that it had investigated claims made about Paul Kelly in 2011.

# department-of-health - Monday 1 February, 2016

Struggling to conceive? State funding could soon cover the cost of fertility treatments

Funding will be made available as part of a bill due to be published in the first half of 2016.

# department-of-health - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Enda thinks Leo is doing an ‘excellent job’ in Health

The Taoiseach has come to the defence of the Health Minister, but won’t say if he’ll be reappointed if the government is re-elected.

# department-of-health - Saturday 5 December, 2015

Tattoo and piercing guidelines to be introduced to prevent infection in parlours

The department of health said it wants to ensure high standards as an increasing number of people are choosing to have tattoos and piercings.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Leo Varadkar is being accused of leaking his own email

Fianna Fáil says that an email in the Irish Times came about because of ‘self-serving leaks’.

# department-of-health - Sunday 27 September, 2015

‘I’m losing my sight, hearing, AND my place in Irish society’

The Department of Health has decided not to recognise deafblindness as a unique disability. Here’s why.

# department-of-health - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Vaping is now officially less harmful than smoking, and it’s time the Irish health authorities acknowledged that fact

Ireland’s health bodies, cancer charities and societies need to follow the facts and treat electronic cigarettes with an open mind, argues Joe Dunne.

# department-of-health - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Ireland won’t be fined over 24-hour shifts for junior doctors

The European Court of Justice said there was not enough evidence put forward to show the Working Time Directive was not being implemented.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Dublin’s three maternity hospitals are being moved to pastures new

Planning permission for three new sites at major adult teaching hospitals will be submitted in the next 18 months.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Fianna Fáil wants a new tax… on sugar

The party has unveiled its long-awaited health policy today.

# department-of-health - Thursday 16 April, 2015

‘She’s in agony’: Four year old faces months of pain due to dental service cutback

The woman’s mother said she feels completely helpless.

# department-of-health - Thursday 9 April, 2015

There’s been a breakthrough in those talks on free GP care for kids

Negotiations took place between the Irish Medical Organisation, the HSE and the Department of Health.

# department-of-health - Thursday 2 April, 2015

‘Unfair and unjust’: Proposed hike in nursing home bills slammed

Prime Time this evening reported on a review of the fair deal scheme.

# department-of-health - Friday 20 February, 2015

76,666: the exact number of people waiting for hospital treatment right now

The Health Minister says he’s working on it but the waiting lists have swelled by almost a third since this time last year.

# department-of-health - Friday 23 January, 2015

It looks like the government is dropping plans to ban alcohol sponsorship of sport

Finding alternative sources of funding appears “unlikely”.

# department-of-health - Monday 12 January, 2015

Seagulls back in spotlight as Government seeks to ‘eliminate’ them from Department of Health

One politician described the birds as ‘cheeky’ last summer saying they were stealing children’s lollipops.

# department-of-health - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Department looks at options for lifting ban on gay men donating blood

A policy paper being examined sets out options including a total removal of the ban and a time deferral on donation.

# department-of-health - Thursday 18 December, 2014

New UK rules could allow embryos to be created from three people

This would allow mothers to prevent passing on genetic diseases.

# department-of-health - Monday 8 December, 2014

‘Organ donor cards don’t work anymore, we need a new approach’

The IKA wants a registry system to be introduced.

# department-of-health - Monday 24 November, 2014

Varadkar to meet with Michelin-starred chef who wants to improve hospital food

However, the meeting has been dismissed as a “publicity stunt”.

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