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#HSE

# hse - Yesterday’s News

Behaviour of staff top reason for complaints about maternity services at Portlaoise

Half of the complaints were about staff behaviour and three were about the care received.

# hse - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

'Inappropriate and unethical': Varadkar backs life-saving lung disease drug for some users after HSE fails to fund it

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

# hse - Monday 18 September, 2017

Retired garda says colleague's death in line of duty had 'devastating effect' on officers

Retired Garda Sergeant Daniel Devlin told the Charleton Tribunal “emotionally, everyone was badly affected” after Garda Gary McLoughlin was killed.

Irish women take legal action over 'razor blade' vaginal mesh implants

Women have reported issues such as headaches, lack of energy, discharge, bleeding and pain years after their surgery.

How many HSE doctors does Navan hospital's emergency department have? None

Four of the five locum/agency doctors at the hospital’s emergency department went on wildcat strike two weeks ago in a row over plans to slash their rate of pay.

# hse - Saturday 16 September, 2017

166 vacant buildings held by HSE as government plans to penalise those who own empty homes

The Department of Housing says it doesn’t hold information on properties owned by other government bodies.

# hse - Friday 15 September, 2017

HSE ambulances broke down over 200 times last year

One ambulance is still in service after travelling over 400,000km.

# hse - Thursday 14 September, 2017

'He beats his head off walls and draws blood' - Mother's appeal for supports for son who has autism

She says that he has been having “psychotic and violent episodes”.

# hse - Sunday 10 September, 2017

The National Children's Hospital won't be named after a saint, but what should it be called?

The new name has come from a staff suggestion process, but hasn’t been revealed yet.

# hse - Thursday 7 September, 2017

'He’s still walking but he’s struggling': Parents fight for access to 'life-changing' drug

The families of two boys are fighting for access to Translarna, a drug that could help delay the effects of a rare muscle-wasting condition.

# hse - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

FactCheck: No, the reported side effects of the HPV vaccine do NOT outweigh the proven benefits

Following controversy over Super Junior Minister Finian McGrath’s comments about the vaccine, TheJournal.ie republishes this Factcheck.

# hse - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Roscommon mental health services failed to report risk of 'inappropriate sexual behaviour'

A report was was commissioned into the services after allegations of sexual exploitation at one of its facilities.

'It's a serial killer': Detection rates on the rise as staff become 'sepsis aware'

Simon Harris said hospital staff are now trained to be more “sepsis aware”.

Simon Harris: 'Patients should not be used as pawns in doctors' pay dispute'

All emergency departments are open today, despite the dispute.

HSE spent almost €300k burying people who were homeless or had no known family

The money was spent over the last three years.

# hse - Monday 4 September, 2017

Emergency department workers pin blame for hospital wildcat strikes on HSE

Navan emergency department was just one of many experiencing serious staff shortages as a result of the strikes this evening.

# hse - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Simon Harris says HPV vaccine saves lives, after speaking to Finian McGrath about his concerns

McGrath had called for the vaccine to be banned.

'Ireland's nursing crisis could be eclipsed if US nurses weren't being denied access to work here'

US nurses who are being denied access to work here can’t find the adaptation courses they’re being told to take.

# hse - Saturday 2 September, 2017

'A very significant sum of money': The HSE is spending a lot more than it planned on agency staff

In the first six months of the year, the HSE spent just over €180 million on agency staff.

# hse - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'Emotional terrorism': After HPV vaccine uptake rates fall to 50%, the HSE is fighting back

Health minister Simon Harris said that those who aren’t medical professionals shouldn’t be giving expert advice on vaccines.

# hse - Monday 28 August, 2017

Swimming ban extended at Loughshinny due to 'unacceptable levels of contamination'

The extended ban on swimming is likely to last at least 72 hours.

# hse - Saturday 26 August, 2017

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HSE and Vertex employees were working long hours behind the scenes to secure the historic agreement.

# hse - Friday 25 August, 2017

'My mother doesn't sleep': No operation in sight for woman who has already waited two years for surgery

Catherina Tobin says she is being discriminated against by the government because she’s a public patient without health insurance.

# hse - Thursday 24 August, 2017

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 - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

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”.

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