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#HSE

# hse - Friday 12 December, 2014

‘Finally, I have an appointment with a psychologist… 294 days after being discharged from the hospital’

Nine and a half months for an appointment? I, like many others with varying medical issues, have been failed by the very system that I have been contributing to.

# hse - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Bereaved parents condemn burial of babies in coffins with adults

“Tandem burials” were conducted up until the 1980s.

# hse - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

‘Detached, isolated and ill-informed HSE’ at play in Áras Attracta, says nurses group

Nearly 100 hours of training was given to staff featured in tonight’s exposé in the wake of a HIQA report earlier this year but the Disability Federation says this abuse was nothing to do with training.

# hse - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Managers in the Ambulance Service say they lack the skills to do their work

HIQA has carried out a review of the National Ambulance Service.

# hse - Friday 5 December, 2014

New policy to protect older people and disabled persons from sexual abuse released

This comes as part of a wider policy issued today by the HSE.

# hse - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Poll: Do you have confidence in our ambulance services? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have confidence in our ambulance services?

A report yesterday criticised response times and the fleet’s age.

# hse - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Ambulance report wants fewer patients brought to hospital and more on-scene treatment

A Hiqa report into the ambulance service has been published.

Renewed calls to meet minister after abuse claims at Mayo care home

HIQA inspected the home last summer and found a number of failings.

# hse - Monday 1 December, 2014

Gardaí and HSE investigate ‘force feeding and slapping’ at Mayo care facility

A number of staff have been placed ‘off-duty’.

# hse - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? ‘Bullshit’

“Do you think the Government would give a card back just if people wrote to them? Not in a million years. Not on your nelly.”

# hse - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Varadkar: Running health service is like feeding the 5,000 with loaves and fish

The Health Minister also ruled out a General Election in 2015.

How will the HSE tackle waiting lists next year?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# hse - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

‘Never again’: New guidelines introduced after Savita’s tragic death

An early warning system in maternity hospitals is to be standardised.

Fears that families of children with serious illness could face ‘rigorous’ medical card means test HSE

Fears that families of children with serious illness could face ‘rigorous’ medical card means test

Our Children’s Health has welcomed yesterday’s announcements on medical card reform, but still has some outstanding concerns.

# hse - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Nurses ‘demoralised again’ as HSE gains 11% more senior managers in four years

The number of nurses fell in the same period by almost 3%.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Catch up as you wake up.

# hse - Monday 24 November, 2014

The HSE are still preparing the country for a possible Ebola outbreak

A number of different public bodies attended a training event in Tallaght today.

# hse - Friday 21 November, 2014

More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker

One child had not been visited by a social worker in more than four years.

# hse - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Which county had the most workplace smoking convictions this year?

And which part of the country has most over the last four years?

# hse - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Nurses travel to Blackrock to protest against €150 registration fee

The action was set to start on Wednesday in Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda.

# hse - Monday 17 November, 2014

The Air Ambulance completed its 100th journey of 2014 over the weekend

It transferred a patient from Dublin to London.

Paramedic: ‘It’s only a matter of time before an ambulance crashes or brakes fail’ Exclusive

Thought the HSE says mileage isn’t everything, paramedics are worried about the state of the vehicles they drive every day.

# hse - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Laptop containing children’s personal details stolen from car of HSE staff member

The laptop contained the age groups, schools, addresses and phone numbers of a number of children.

# hse - Friday 7 November, 2014

‘Tragic cases like Savita Halappanavar make us strive to ensure our health service is safe’

Leo Varadkar said progress is being made on implementing the recommendations from the Portlaoise report.

# hse - Friday 31 October, 2014

Further Ebola trial runs to be carried out to ensure health services are ready HSE

Further Ebola trial runs to be carried out to ensure health services are ready

One carried out earlier this week was deemed to be successful.

# hse - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Nursing home waiting lists are ‘spiralling out of control’

Over 2,100 people are on the HSE’s Fair Deal waiting list.

# hse - Friday 24 October, 2014

Varadkar: Clearly if Mr Kelleher was minister, things would be much worse

Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher criticised the Health Minister’s approach to HSE waiting lists, with 41,600 people waiting more than a year for an outpatient appointment.

# hse - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Dentists “outraged” after sudden closure of dental clinic in Dublin city

The HSE says that the clinic was closed because of concerns over the suitability of the building.

# hse - Friday 17 October, 2014

This is what will happen if a person in Ireland gets Ebola

Plans are in place for a number of different scenarios.

HSE support provided to boy was “not adequate” and had adverse effect on him

The Ombudsman for Children made recommendations on a report into the situation.

# hse - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Ever wanted to ask the Gardaí something about their records? Now you can

A new law extends Freedom of Information requests to cover limited areas of an Garda Síochána and other organisations. They don’t have to answer you though…

# hse - Monday 13 October, 2014

Poll: Are you worried about Ebola spreading to Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about Ebola spreading to Ireland?

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has confidence in Ireland’s plans.

# hse - Friday 10 October, 2014

Nurses demand details of HSE’s Ebola plan

Nurses want to know what contingency plans and alert systems are in place.

Ireland is not bringing in airport checks for Ebola, says Department of Health

Ireland is fully prepared to deal with any possible Ebola case, the Chief Medical Officer said.

# hse - Thursday 9 October, 2014

This ex-Siptu official is resisting TDs’ attempts to ask him about a ‘slush fund’

Matt Merrigan says there’s an ongoing garda investigation.

# hse - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

HSE puts pressure on newspaper to reveal its source on hospital waiting lists

However the Sunday Business Post is not budging.

Dignity of elderly compromised after being transported down corridors on commodes

The latest HIQA inspection reports finds elderly residents sitting alone during meal times with food on their face and clothing.

# hse - Monday 6 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about Ebola, HSE waiting lists, and The Wind.

John Crown: ‘It’s quite plausible that the HSE would try to minimise the appearance of waiting lists’

The HSE has denied that staff are being encouraged to manipulate waiting lists.

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