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#HSE

# hse - Yesterday’s News

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# hse - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Child with an intellectual disability placed in hospital for three months

The Ombudsman for Children is concerned that this is a children’s rights issue and plan to pursue the issue in 2017.

HSE review of maternity complaints finds patients not treated with dignity or respect

Health Minister Simon Harris said it is ‘regretted’ that it took such a long time for families to be heard on their babies’ deaths.

# hse - Monday 22 May, 2017

The number of young girls receiving the HPV vaccine is slowly rising but doctors are still worried

Medics claimed “misinformation and fake news is causing fear among young people and parents”.

'It's not an easy way out': Is surgery the way to help solve Ireland's obesity crisis?

Surgical intervention saves the State in the long-term from healthcare costs associated with obesity, say doctors.

# hse - Friday 19 May, 2017

'In a utopian society there would be free GP care. In reality, we can't do that'

Doctors are struggling with a jump in consultations and lack of resources.

# hse - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

5,000 cyber-attacks were attempted against one Irish hospital in just 24 hours

The HSE decided to cut external communications, including emails and server connections, on Friday.

# hse - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

HSE remains cut off from external networks as finger points to North Korea over cyber attack

Ireland has remained largely unaffected by the global cyber attack, which hit more than 200,000 victims.

There have been lots of cyber attacks on State websites that the public aren't even aware of

There have been calls for the Garda cyber crime unit to be beefed up.

# hse - Monday 15 May, 2017

Tusla warns that child protection reports may not have been received over weekend

The Department of Communications described the global cyber attack as “unprecedented”.

Concern about doctors without specialist training filling consultant posts

Consultants say these doctors do not have the expertise necessary to make the right decisions for patients.

# hse - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Movement in north Kerry, but the HSE's overall plan for respite care in Ireland is less clear

Cuts to respite services across the country has seen dismayed parents call on the HSE to clarify what the future is for the support service.

# hse - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Two boys fighting for access to drug that could help them keep walking

Two boys fighting for access to drug that could help them keep walking

Translarna, the only treatment for boys with a specific type of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, costs €400,000 per patient per year.

Suspected case of ransomware detected in Wexford health centre

The NHS in the UK was attacked by hackers yesterday leading to fears the Irish system could be targeted.

# hse - Friday 12 May, 2017

HSE removes all external access to its network following NHS cyber attack

The HSE leadership convened a meeting tonight to decide what steps to take.

Following chocolate comments, HSE says 'incentives' have helped vaccination rate rise 50%

“Vaccine hesitancy is increasingly becoming a major issue,” a HSE spokesperson said.

# hse - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Chocolate could encourage nurses to get flu vaccine, committee hears

There was a discussion around what is causing a mistrust of vaccines, which have eradicated many diseases in Ireland.

Suicide, overdose, sudden infant death: Children who died while in contact with social services

The National Review Panel released five case studies of vulnerable children who died.

HSE ordered to pay paramedic €52,000 after discrimination over care of daughter who has Down Syndrome

The WRC has ordered the HSE to pay the €52,000 in compensation to the man and provide him with a stable rostered position.

# hse - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Warning to drug users over opioid 10,000 times more potent than morphine

Carfentanyl, which has caused deaths across the US and in the UK, has been detected in Northern Ireland.

# hse - Monday 8 May, 2017

'You can’t take your organs with you': Harris to bring in opt-out system next year

“Donating your organs is the most selfless act that anybody can actually do.”

# hse - Sunday 7 May, 2017

'Undue fear and confusion': Read the emails Vertex sent to Department of Health about Orkambi

A deal on the cystic fibrosis drug was finally reached last month.

# hse - Friday 5 May, 2017

Simon Harris commits to giving graduating Irish student nurses full-time contracts

Staffing and retention are two key issues that nearly led to industrial action in the nursing sector earlier this year.

HSE spent almost €6 million sending 30 children abroad for treatment that's available here

One mother said, “It’s just not good enough in today’s society that people have to go through such horrors.”

Morning after pill: Medical card holders to get access without prescription

Pharmacists have argued that prescription requirements limited medical card holders’ access to the contraceptive.

# hse - Thursday 4 May, 2017

HSE takes legal action to prevent closure of Clare hospital for the elderly

According to health authority HIQA the action by the HSE is the first of its kind.

Hospital patient 'no shows' are costing the State nearly €12m

Minister of State Catherine Byrne said the administrative cost associated with non-attendance is approximately €25 per patient visit.

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.

16-year-old patient spent the night on a chair at adult psychiatric unit

The Psychiatric Nurses Association said staff at the hospital were extremely concerned at the incident.

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'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.

# hse - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

'My son wants to be dead. He is ten years of age'

An emotive letter from a concerned mother was read in the Dail today by Independent TD Mick Wallace.

# hse - 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.

# hse - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Grace case whistleblower says she's 'disappointed' with HSE's response

The whistleblower, who remains anonymous, told RTÉ’s This Week that she wants to appear before committee to set the record straight.

# hse - Monday 24 April, 2017

'I remember throwing myself on top of the coffin saying no, you can’t take her because I can’t do this again'

RTÉ Investigates reports on problems in care at Portiuncula Hospital.

HSE: Complacency over vaccines could cause death in Ireland

The HSE issued the warning this morning following a spate of deaths as a result of a measles outbreak in Europe.

# hse - Friday 21 April, 2017

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today IMO

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.

# hse - Monday 17 April, 2017

'It robs you of your very being': Life with the invisible illness Fibromyalgia This post contains videos

'It robs you of your very being': Life with the invisible illness

Jo Allen has a chronic pain condition and has been getting some relief from cannabis-derived medicine.

# hse - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

'We are so, so happy that it's finally here': Cystic fibrosis patients celebrate deal on Orkambi

Orkambi – as well as the drug Kalydeco – will now be available for CF sufferers from 1 May.

# hse - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

'Life changing' cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi will be available from next month

Simon Harris made the announcement today in the Dáil.

Two cases of patient records left on car roofs among 212 HSE data breaches

A medical device containing patients’ personal information was sent for repair to a company in the UK by Saolta University Hospital Group.

# hse - Monday 10 April, 2017

Here's the official advice on how to quit smoking (and it doesn't include vaping)

Ireland’s health authority has recommended that the government wait for more studies before endorsing e-cigarettes.

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