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# health-system - Sunday 6 August, 2017

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Left to die at the side of a road - south east Asian country's ageing population leads to humanitarian crisis

Years of domestic turmoil and a health system in tatters has seen Myanmar abandoning its elderly to their fate.

# health-system - Sunday 12 February, 2017

'Grave doubts' that Irish hospitals could cope with a massive disaster

“We would struggle to deliver care” warns consultant in emergency medicine as waiting lists and overcrowding dominate health sector.

# health-system - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Thousands of nurses to see pay rise of at least €1,000 next year

The Minister for Health has announced the restoration of their increments.

# health-system - Friday 20 May, 2016

Man who had stroke while driving through Port Tunnel saved by new clinical trial

Paul Lambe benefited from a rollout of new Irish research that is tackling cancer, strokes and health crises.

# health-system - Thursday 25 February, 2016

'Last Tuesday was the hardest and most dangerous shift I've ever worked'

Every morning and every evening nurses are in tears, tears of frustration, despair, hopelessness and exhaustion, writes Carol Cronin.

# health-system - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Enda to Micheál: 'You ran like a scalded cat, as fast as your legs could carry you'

The Taoiseach accused former health minister Micheál Martin of doubling health spend without achieving any results.

# health-system - Monday 16 November, 2015

Tom Clonan: 'Ireland is on the brink of a perfect storm in our health services'

Minister Varadkar needs to do ‘the bleeding obvious’ and demonstrate real leadership, writes Tom Clonan.

# health-system - Thursday 4 June, 2015

A new specialist centre hopes to pin down tough to diagnose rare diseases

The National Rare Diseases Office was opened today by the Health Minister.

# health-system - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Apparently GPs can renew medical cards - but did anyone tell GPs?

Who told whom what, and when?

# health-system - Sunday 29 June, 2014

'I hope he survives': Senator Crown doesn't think Reilly has been given the chance he needs in health HSE

'I hope he survives': Senator Crown doesn't think Reilly has been given the chance he needs in health

Earlier this week Reilly said the health budget had run over by €158 million.

# health-system - Thursday 10 April, 2014

GPs in "absolute crisis" - and it could take generations to recover

One group said that they could cut back on pro bono work if the situation continues.

# health-system - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Reilly accused of needing Prime Time programme to be aired before taking action

The Health Minister was questioned on a range of health care topic in the Dáil today.

# health-system - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Problems recruiting consultants? 'Let's deal with it'

The IMO said this evening that there has been nothing but “disincentives and obstacles” put in the way of highly skilled doctors.

# health-system - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Almost 60,000 people waited on trolleys in Emergency Departments last year

New figures show the level of overcrowding at hospitals around the country.

# health-system - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

HSE Service Plan will target €25 million in medical card probity – not €113 million

The Taoiseach confirmed to the Dáil this evening that the document would be published, following discussions at Cabinet today.

# health-system - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Reilly emphatically rejects claims HSE knew about CRC top-ups

Reilly emphatically rejects claims HSE knew about CRC top-ups

A former CRC chairman claimed that “very top people” at the HSE attended a 2009 meeting at which which privately-funded payments for staff were agreed to.

# health-system - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Doctors call for appointment of 500 new GPs to address ‘manpower crisis’

The National Association of General Practitioners says 150 practices around the country are at risk of closure due to funding shortages.

# health-system - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Column: Paying top-ups to senior staff raises serious questions about hospital operations

There’s something wrong in the system when we are topping-up hospital executives’ pay while clamping patients in hospital car parks for money, writes Catherine Murphy TD.

# health-system - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Damien Kiberd: Why we need to deliver an Irish version of the NHS

Two million Irish people pay for private health cover out of fear of our public system – but both are broken. Here’s what we COULD do…

# health-system - Friday 20 September, 2013

Strike threat still on the table as doctors and HSE resume talks

Strike threat still on the table as doctors and HSE resume talks

Teams from both sides have been assessing rosters to see how shifts can be brought down below 24 hours.

# health-system - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Reilly: Free GP care for under 5s still on track

The Health Minister added that he did not do this job to be popular.

# health-system - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Kenny defends small savings from cuts to public allowances

The Taoiseach says the government remains committed to implementing the Croke Park deal despite missing targets on public allowances.

# health-system - Monday 9 April, 2012

Column: There were no proper CF facilities for my son in Cork - so we built some

Facilities for people with cystic fibrosis weren’t great when my son was diagnosed, writes Joe Browne. Now Cork has one of the most advanced clinics in the world. Here’s how we did it.

# health-system - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Nine hospitals carrying debts of €500k because of funding delay

Medical Independent reveals that funding for scheme to purchase private nursing home beds has been delayed.

# health-system - Monday 5 March, 2012

Comedian Anne Gildea lays bare cancer experience

Six-month journey of The Nualas performer through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment chronicled in RTÉ2 doc tonight.

# health-system - Friday 24 February, 2012

Expert group to examine universal health insurance proposal

The scheme will transform Ireland’s healthcare into a “single-tier” system, the Department of Health said.

# health-system - Friday 14 October, 2011

HSE proposes freezing issuing of new medical cards HSE

HSE proposes freezing issuing of new medical cards

This was one of a number proposals put forward by the HSE to the Department of Health and Children because of current financial pressures.

# health-system - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Limerick A&E nurses begin strike

Nurses at Limerick’s Mid Western Regional Hospital are holding a picket line outside thie hospital from 1pm to 5pm today.

# health-system - Thursday 10 February, 2011

Deputy Leaders clash over nurses, Irish and economy

A Deputy Leaders’ debate sees Mary Hanafin, James Reilly and Joan Burton discuss the economy and other issues.

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