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#HSE

# hse - Today’s News

92 on-duty ambulances involved in road 'incidents' so far this year

Since 2010, 892 incidents have happened on Irish roads involving National Ambulance Service vehicles.

# hse - Yesterday’s News

Man suffers heart attack after being turned away from Dublin hospital

Sinn Féin TD John Brady said the man was turned away because he had no GP referral letter, despite complaining of chest pains.

Waiting lists for occupational therapy shoot up a massive 50% in just two years

The huge lists may be just the tip of the iceberg – figures for those already undergoing treatment are not available according to the HSE.

# hse - Friday 18 August, 2017

Swimming ban in place at Dublin beach over animal contamination

The results of a routine sample showed a deterioration in the water quality.

# hse - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening

The Irish Dental Association says 150 more dentists are needed.

# hse - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

HSE removes pro-life sticker from hospital waiting room following complaints

The HSE said the sticker was displayed “without the knowledge of hospital management”.

# hse - Monday 14 August, 2017

More than €4.5 million was spent on liposuction in public hospitals since 2009

The number of people receiving the surgery has increased by 50% since 2011.

Over 25,000 women invited for a free breast check this year opted not to go

Free mammograms are offered every two years to all women aged 50-64.

# hse - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Free shots and Jägerbombs: Parents told to warn Leaving Cert students of 'pervasive' drinks promos

A HSE expert says drinks promotions can encourage students to drink a lot in a short space of time and lead them into dangerous situations.

# hse - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Elderly people forced to wait over 24 hours in emergency departments of these 25 hospitals

Hospitals in Limerick, Dublin and Galway had the highest number of people aged 75 and over waiting more than a day.

# hse - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

'We wouldn't be here without it': HSE will not fund life-saving lung disease drug

21 Alpha-1 patients in Ireland have been receiving Respreeza up until now through a compassionate use programme.

# hse - Saturday 5 August, 2017

HSE system fault: 'We don't need a witch hunt now'

We must learn the lessons of this, but we must also keep moving forward, writes Niall Ó Tuathail.

# hse - Friday 4 August, 2017

Kerry nursing home told its system for residents' cash is 'not secure'

An inspection in April this year also found some staff had not received training in medication management and infection control.

# hse - Thursday 3 August, 2017

'This is not acceptable': Nearly 2,000 new staff needed in mental health services

The figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s James Browne, after a parliamentary question to the Minister for Health.

Thousands could have been given wrong test results due to HSE computer system flaw

A serious incident management team is investigating the problem and affected patients will be contacted.

# hse - Monday 31 July, 2017

Children with potential mental health issues have been waiting over a year for a psychologist

Almost a third of children on waiting-lists have been waiting for over a year.

# hse - Saturday 29 July, 2017

HSE criticised for not knowing length of waiting lists for CT and MRI scans

The HSE said it’s been “working to establish a system to track waiting lists for a range of diagnostic procedures”.

# hse - Friday 28 July, 2017

HSE to provide funding for new life-saving drugs after criticism

Labour’s Alan Kelly had led criticisms of the HSE for not making the drugs available.

# hse - Thursday 27 July, 2017

'Patients are being put at risk': Funding issues stopping 20,000 people receiving 'life-saving' meds

The medication has been proven to help cardiac problems.

# hse - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

There has been a big drop in people getting HSE-funded dental treatments

New CSO figures show a 16.4% drop in HSE-funded dental treatments between 2013 and 2016.

# hse - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

False rape allegation about Maurice McCabe 'remained on file until this year'

The Charleton Tribunal is looking into whether garda whistleblower McCabe was the target of a smear campaign.

# hse - Monday 24 July, 2017

Over €1 million spent last year on surgeries for morbidly obese people

Ireland is on course to become the fattest nation in Europe within 10 years.

# hse - Friday 21 July, 2017

HSE boss defends the downgrading of Roscommon Hospital

The downgrading of the hospital and the closure of the emergency department polarised the community back in 2011.

# hse - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Dr Rhona Mahony: 'People on the frontline are becoming scared to practice medicine in Ireland'

The Master of the National Maternity Hospital said the fall in recruitment is a big concern in the Irish health service.

Patients being accommodated in hospital chapel that was open for removals just weeks ago

A HSE spokesperson said the chapel is appropriate because it’s closely aligned to the nursing area of the hospital.

# hse - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

'It has left the hospital decimated': INMO warns of severe nursing shortage at Cork hospital

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has claimed the safe care and dignity of residents is now at risk.

# hse - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'I want my rapist father to die in prison for what he did to me': Woman continues fight for justice

The woman at the centre of an historical abuse allegation has written to the DPP asking for the reasons as to why her father was not charged.

Nurses trained in the US denied access to work in Irish hospitals - despite years of experience

Nursing staffing levels have fallen by more than 3,000 in the last 10 years and the HSE says it’s trying to increase the workforce by over 1,200 this year.

# hse - Thursday 13 July, 2017

In 2014, a case similar to Charlie Gard's came before the Irish High Court

The case centred on whether or not a baby who had a rare genetic condition should receive CPR or ventilation if their condition deteriorated.

# hse - Monday 10 July, 2017

HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work

Just 7% of all surgeons in Ireland are women.

# hse - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Life after cancer treatment: 'Your family don't know how to deal with it - you’re all at sea'

Dick Murray was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1993.

# hse - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Calls for HSE to use old psychiatric institution in Kerry for social housing

St. Finian’s Hospital in Killarney has been lying idle since 2012.

'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes

Age Action has said some nursing homes are charging “extortionate costs”.

# hse - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

'I was beside myself with worry': Ireland shifts its approach to fighting cancer

Emotional support and aftercare will be an important development in how people with, or who had cancer, are looked after.

# hse - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Study to begin on rolling out free HPV vaccine scheme to boys

The HPV virus can lead to cervical, penile and throat cancer in some cases.

# hse - Monday 3 July, 2017

There were over 50,000 people on hospital trolleys in the first six months of 2017

The INMO said that this was further evidence that our health service “simply cannot cope with the demands”.

# hse - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Harris postpones plan to ration supports for women with breast cancer

“I want to ensure that they are not subjected to additional stress and worry about losing services.”

# hse - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'I really hope we don't run out of time': Desperate parents share stories of children's suicide attempts

They said they are fighting to keep their children alive while they wait months for services.

Man ready to leave National Rehab Hospital, but HSE says there's no money to support him at home

The Liveline Effect: Brendan Howlin says families feel they have to go public with their tragic stories to see action.

# hse - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

We need compassion as a priority in how we care for people like Michael and Kathleen

Throughout the country, decisions are being made for reasons that trump people’s relationships and families.

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