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#HSE

# hse - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

HSE emergency chief: 'We're not saying there will be deaths but we're planning for that eventuality'

The Pope’s visit will see an estimated 500,000 people attend Mass in the Phoenix Park on 26 August.

# hse - Monday 13 August, 2018

Man was secretly recorded threatening and verbally abusing his mother, court told

The HSE was told by the High Court that it can keep an elderly woman at a nursing home.

# hse - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Injuries or near-injuries of patients at Irish hospitals jumped last year

There were an average of 160 patient safety incidents per day last year.

'Broken' wards of courts system 'depriving people of their liberty'

A man lost his bid to leave a nursing home during the week.

# hse - Friday 10 August, 2018

Whistleblower alleges serious wrongdoing in St John of God's disability care centre Exclusive

The whistleblower works for the St John of God’s Liffey Services in the Kildare region.

# hse - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Warning issued after five more people contract measles in Dublin

The HSE is “particularly concerned” about the risk of measles in children who recently attended Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.

Man in non-secure facility sexually assaulted other vulnerable adults, court told

The HSE has been permitted to detain the man in a supervised facility following the accusations.

Fianna Fáil tweet about HSE being on crack 'not representative of party policy'

The tweet was quickly deleted after criticism online.

# hse - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'A national scandal': Almost one million on health waiting lists in first half of year

There were 997,258 patient appointments outstanding in the first half of the year.

# hse - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Man loses bid to leave nursing home, is made ward of court

An advocacy group representing the man said he has lost “his rights as a citizen”.

# hse - Monday 6 August, 2018

'This is doing serious damage': One third of children's mental health beds closed due to staff shortages

There are currently 13 vacant CAHMS consultant psychiatric posts across the country in total.

# hse - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Warning issued as four cases of measles are reported in Dublin

Two adults and two children were affected.

State accused of 'hiding behind' Cervical Check scandal victims as they battle labs in court

Stephen Teap, whose wife was affected by the scandal and has since died, says Varadkar needs to get ahead of the situation.

# hse - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Man whose wife died after missed cancer diagnosis suing HSE and lab

Julie Dingivan was just 36 when she died last year.

HSE prescriptions for antidepressants and anxiety medications up by two thirds since 2009

In one case, prescriptions of an antidepressant rose by 512% for children under 18 over a ten-year period.

# hse - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Ruth Morrissey's situation 'more hopeful' as doctors plan course of radical radiotherapy

Ruth Morrissey has been told her cancer will progress to terminal within a year.

# hse - Thursday 26 July, 2018

'You hear your daughter say 'mammy, please don't die'... It's heartbreaking'

Ruth Morrissey has taken a case against the HSE along with her husband, Paul, claiming smear tests were incorrectly reported.

# hse - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

'Major changes' needed as 82 children admitted to adult mental health units

The Mental Health Commission has said services in Ireland are “unsafe and substandard”.

# hse - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

65 patients at St Columcille's Hospital to have colonoscopy results reviewed

The review is being carried out after the hospital examined a number of colonoscopies.

Should we extend the HPV vaccine to boys? Public asked to give their views

The government is in favour of extending the free HPV vaccine scheme to school boys.

# hse - Monday 23 July, 2018

'She couldn't stay awake at the end' - Husband speaks of pain of wife's loss following cervical misdiagnosis

Julie Dingivan passed away in April 2017. The cervical check which missed her cancer diagnosis took place in 2009.

76 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year

The figure of 76 represents a drop in the comparable figure for 2016, when there were a total of 92 discharges.

# hse - Sunday 22 July, 2018

High uptake of sterile crack pipes in response to surge in use of drug in Dublin

There has been an increase in use of the drug since the start of last year.

# hse - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Smoking, vaping or even having nicotine patches during pregnancy may increase the risk of cot death

New research shows that babies can be at an increased risk of cot death if exposed to cigarettes or e-cigarette smoke while in the womb.

# hse - Friday 20 July, 2018

HSE issues warning after two confirmed cases of measles in Dublin

Members of the public have been advised that the two infected people attended a number of hospitals where it is possibly they passed on the illness.

# hse - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Two children hospitalised after E.coli bug outbreak in Galway creche

Seven cases in total of the bug have been identified and the creche has been temporarily closed.

# hse - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Leo wanted the HSE to save money by re-using crutches, but was told it was a non-runner

The Taoiseach said the government will be looking with ‘laser-like detail’ at how to get value for money in the health service.

# hse - Sunday 8 July, 2018

HSE tells doctors they must inform women of 'longterm pain' risk before vaginal mesh operations

The notification was issued immediately after a meeting between Minister for Health Simon Harris and women who were affected by vaginal mesh complications.

# hse - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Physical checks of 3,000 smear tests haven't started yet - they should have been done by June

It could be months before the slides are tested.

# hse - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Public warned to take extra care with food after 96 cases of E.coli infection in ten days

The number of cases is over three times as high as this time last year.

# hse - Monday 2 July, 2018

'It’s best not to drink tea or coffee': The HSE is advising people how to stay safe during water restrictions

People are being told to fill containers with water and store it in the fridge.

HSE launches investigation into south Dublin disability service after mistreatment allegations Exclusive

The mother had had a number of meetings with HSE management before it decided to investigate the matter.

# hse - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

HSE spends nearly €1m a day paying agency nurses and doctors

Every day, the HSE spends over €800,000 on agency staff.

Where and when: Almost 10,000 assaults on HSE staff in past 10 years

Assaults on nursing staff made up the vast majority of these, accounting for 70% with 6,964 assaults.

# hse - Friday 22 June, 2018

Of 204 requests for CervicalCheck files, just over half have been answered

There’s been a massive spike in requests this year for files from the CervicalCheck programme.

# hse - Monday 18 June, 2018

Top psychiatrist says he resigned from HSE due to 'mental health inaction'

Hillery said that the current system is nothing short of a “disgrace”.

# hse - Friday 15 June, 2018

Thousands of consultants to get pay rises in €200 million deal

Paschal Donohoe said “absolutely gigantic” amounts of money were involved in the case.

'It's worrying': Over 200 people diagnosed with HIV so far this year

Some 500 people were diagnosed with the condition last year, and this figure is expected to be higher in 2018.

# hse - Thursday 14 June, 2018

'We're really burnt out': Child psychiatrist resigns as conditions 'not fit for purpose'

Dr Kieran Moore has worked as a specialist consultant paediatric psychiatrist in the southeast of Ireland for the past 16 years.

Elderly abuse victims are 'most likely to have been targeted by their sons or daughters'

A report has found that the number of men suffering from abuse increases three fold in the over 80s category.

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