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# hse - Yesterday’s News


# hse - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Parents fear son will miss hospital appointments as they can't afford to replace van

Margaret Butler and Michael Power have called for more financial support to be given to carers.

# hse - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Nine months after probe promised into alleged foster care abuse - still no inquiry

The scandal resulted in the HSE Director General Tony O’Brien apologising to the 47 families who were in the care of the home.

# hse - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

"In Ireland, you're like a zombie by the end of the week": Irish nurse on why she's working in Australia

A registered nurse in their first year would earn €200 less per week in Ireland than a nurse in the same position in Australia.

# hse - Friday 14 October, 2016

New figures show young men are at greatest risk of suicide in Ireland

The total number of deaths by suicide for 2015 were 451.

# hse - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Thousands of nurses to see pay rise of at least €1,000 next year

The Minister for Health has announced the restoration of their increments.

'Opportunity to fix the problem could be lost' - Clinic closes waiting list for children's free eye tests

The waiting list has been closed for the forseeable future – meaning there are less services for children in need of screening.

# hse - Sunday 9 October, 2016

The HSE spent nearly €200 million on agency staff in seven months

Tommy Broughan said the figures are “staggering”.

# hse - Saturday 8 October, 2016

This woman is fighting for her life and access to a medication that could help

Charlotte Connolly is thought to be the only person in Ireland with Degos disease.

'I overdosed twice in two days to get methadone': A drug user on trying to get clean

The practice is said to be becoming more common among addicts.

# hse - Friday 7 October, 2016

'The guilt would have killed me' - Sarah tells us why she quit smoking for her kids

Sarah Daly thought she was a hopeless case – but there’s no such thing when it comes to quitting smoking.

The amount of young girls getting the HPV vaccine has dropped significantly

The HSE said it is concerned about the drop.

'We aren't nurses anymore: we are slaves' - Irish nurses explain why they've had enough

A post from a student nurse has gone viral for how it portrays the many difficulties of working in the Irish health sector.

# hse - Thursday 6 October, 2016

'Elderly deaf people need to be looked after' - The Deaf community reacts to the death of two men in Bluebell

There are approximately 92,000 Deaf people living in Ireland – 5,000 who use Irish Sign Language.

# hse - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

"They're not about dying and giving up": Here's how the Irish public misunderstands hospices

Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross has a hair salon, a therapy golden retriever Rían, and an oratory to host services such as christenings and weddings.

Cancer ward nurses begin long-term protest against 'unsafe staffing levels'

“Although the work is meaningful, the work environment is putting them under a great deal of stress. Nurses go into work fearing what’s ahead of them.”

# hse - Monday 3 October, 2016

Here's how to get yourself vaccinated this flu season Jab

Here's how to get yourself vaccinated this flu season

At-risk groups receive tha vaccine free-of-charge.

# hse - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Katie Taylor to Hell and Back to help four-year-old Sligo boy to walk

The parents of Rory Gallagher, who has cerebral palsy, say they are facing selling their home to fund their son’s treatment.

# hse - Friday 30 September, 2016

Sabina Higgins to host special breastfeeding morning at the Áras

Sabina will welcome mothers and their children next week.

# hse - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Questions continue to stack up regarding cardiac services at Waterford Hospital UHW

Questions continue to stack up regarding cardiac services at Waterford Hospital

The recommendation not to provide a second cardiac cath lab at the hospital has caused a political rumpus that shows no signs of calming.

# hse - Sunday 25 September, 2016

'He doesn't really know life without pain': Mother speaks of son's battle with juvenile arthritis

Linda O’Dwyer had to wait 18 months to get a diagnosis for her son Tommy – and that was after she went private.

# hse - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Body recovered from sea by Doolin Coast Guard

The body was recovered by the Doolin Coast Guard unit at about 5.30pm.

"They'll need all the support they can get" - Paramedic speaks out after Naas tragedy

The National Ambulance Service Representative Association (NASRA) is calling for paramedics’ mental health to be looked after.

# hse - Friday 23 September, 2016

"The crew are absolutely devastated": Tributes to paramedics injured in Naas ambulance fire

The two men risked their lives to save the life of a man trapped in their burning ambulance.

# hse - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Government to target sugar, salt, fat and big portion sizes in fight against obesity

Advertising to children will also be targeted as part of the plan.

# hse - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

Boil water notice lifted for almost 50,000 people in Mayo

It affected several areas including Castlebar, Westport and Claremorris.

# hse - Sunday 11 September, 2016

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

An ongoing online campaign against in-school vaccinations is not based on scientific evidence, and is contradicted by volumes of it.

# hse - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

'A treatment that can help my son is being denied, it's agonising'

Duchenne muscular dystrophy affects approximately one in 3,500 male births.

# hse - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Patients needing urgent brain surgery are turned away from Ireland's second-biggest hospital

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar told that long waiting times have unfortunately been the norm for decades in Ireland.

'Bungalow Three as we saw it then does not exist anymore' - Áras Attracta report published

The findings of the panel of specialists set up to examine the care centre are being published today.

# hse - Thursday 1 September, 2016

'The whole thing took five minutes': Young woman talks about saving the life of a heroin addict

Melanie Froud has worked with homeless shelters for the past nine years, but it was only last October that she was able to save someone’s life, with a new overdose drug.

# hse - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

A new heroin overdose drug has saved five lives under a HSE pilot programme

Ireland has the third-highest rate of deaths from overdose in Europe.

Boy who spent 3 years of his life in hospital is enjoying his first day at school

Liam Mac an tSaoi, who requires 24-hour care, wasn’t expected to live when he was born at 23 weeks.

# hse - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

'They thought he might not make it': 24 hours in Ireland's hospitals

Didn’t catch RTÉ’s new documentary about the health service? Here’s what you missed.

# hse - Monday 29 August, 2016

Hiqa report finds a disabled patient was left without food or nutrition for over 18 hours

Staff at St Raphael’s, Youghal, Co Cork, said there was a lack of staff available at that time to assist the resident out of bed.

# hse - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

People urged to get vaccinated as latest case of measles confirmed in Cork

There have now been 38 cases of measles confirmed in recent months.

# hse - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Four out of 10 smokers lie on their life insurance applications

A study by the AA found a discrepancy between the number of people who smoke compared to the number of people who say they do.

# hse - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

There were more patients on trolleys last month than in any July in the past decade HSE

There were more patients on trolleys last month than in any July in the past decade

However, in a statement to, the HSE disputed the INMO narrative, saying that the trolley count for yesterday showed an an overall reduction compared to the same date last year.

# hse - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Waiting lists are at an all-time high. Here's what the Health Minister says he'll do by the end of the year

Simon Harris also promised to fund home-help packages, the details of which will be announced in October’s budget.

# hse - Monday 8 August, 2016

Technical issue stopping people applying for medical cards

A backlog is expected once the issue is resolved.

# hse - Friday 5 August, 2016

Ambulance strike called off as HSE agrees to recruit 461 new paramedics

Successful talks between Siptu and the HSE has averted strike action planned for next Wednesday.

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