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Dublin: 3 °C Monday 26 February, 2018


# hse - Yesterday’s News

'We'd given up hope': One year later, Kerry parents finally given full-time respite service for adult children

There has been no full-time respite service available in Kerry for around a year.

# hse - Friday 23 February, 2018

Over 100 people have now died from flu this season

The number who’d died at the start of February stood at 55.

# hse - Thursday 22 February, 2018

# hse - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Thousands support campaign to have Versatis patches reinstated for chronic pain sufferers

Only patients suffering from post-shingles pain are automatically covered under drug payment and medical card schemes.

# hse - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Temple Street asks parents to keep children away from emergency department as 14 left on trolleys

The hospital said seriously ill or injured children will still be treated as a priority.

# hse - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

11 cases confirmed in measles outbreak across Limerick and Dublin MMR

11 cases confirmed in measles outbreak across Limerick and Dublin

The incident is being examined by the HSE’s measles outbreak control team.

# hse - Monday 12 February, 2018

Simon Harris confirms HSE review of foetal monitors in 11 hospitals

Harris sought to ensure expectant mothers that all the hospitals have been “reissued with the guidance” over the machines.

# hse - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

'Psychiatrist should not have used HSE headed paper to contact TDs about retaining the Eighth Amendment'

Chief Executive Tony O’Brien said the HSE must stay neutral in referenda and elections.

# hse - Friday 2 February, 2018

7 things you didn't know about my job as... a child psychologist

The long road in college is worth it, says Sara O’Byrne of Treehouse Practice.

# hse - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Boil water notice that affected 65,000 people lifted for several areas

Irish Water has apologised for the inconvenience caused.

55 people have died during this year's flu season

The HSE says that we may have reached peak flu season this week.

# hse - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Boil water notice remains in place for 65,000 people

Irish Water has apologised for the inconvenience.

# hse - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Radiologist position 'has been empty for seven years'

Calls have been made for rural doctors to be paid a premium.

# hse - Saturday 27 January, 2018

Patients with 'invisible' chronic pain and fatigue illnesses still fighting for recognition

Campaigners told TDs this week that they need a review of these conditions in Ireland so they are recognised and so that patients can access proper treatment and supports.

# hse - Thursday 25 January, 2018

34 people have died so far from the flu this season

The number of cases of flu continued to rise over the past week.

# hse - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

HSE missed early opportunities to deal with missed cancers at Wexford hospital, report says

As of 18 January, a total of 13 people have been found to have had their cancer misdiagnosed.

# hse - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Saunas and high vitamin doses: The discredited Scientology-backed drug rehab programme slated for Meath

There have been a number of protests against Scientology’s presence in Ireland.

Over 300 retailers targeted in sting operations to see if they're selling cigarettes to under 18s

The HSE figures relate to the first three quarters of last year.

# hse - Friday 19 January, 2018

The government vowed to stop it, but 10,000 elderly people had to wait in A&E for more than a day

The HSE’s Service Plan for 2017 set a target that anyone aged 75 years and over entering an ED would be discharged or admitted within 24 hours.

# hse - Monday 15 January, 2018

Child with Down Syndrome and severe autism who was abandoned at birth was 'not receiving sufficient HSE and Tusla support'

Tusla has committed to undertaking a “systemic review” of supports.

# hse - Friday 12 January, 2018

Choking toddler brought to Galway hospital by Garda car due to ambulance delay

The family have asked for an explanation for the delay, but say that ambulance delays are a common problem in the area.

Do you have what it takes to reform the Irish health service? You can apply for this job

The government needs someone to drive the 10-year plan to transform how healthcare is delivered in Ireland.

# hse - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley

The Taoiseach said he was speaking as both a doctor and a grandson whose grandmother is “regularly in and out of hospital”.

# hse - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Just one third of hospital nurses have had the flu jab despite raffles and free coffee incentives

The HSE ran a campaign over the last few months to encourage healthcare workers to get the vaccine.

# hse - Monday 8 January, 2018

Private hospital beds to be used to ease Emergency Department overcrowding

Many emergency departments are experiencing very high numbers of patients presenting at hospital.

'Inconceivable' that health system would be able to deal with mass casualty event

A senior doctor has warned that the system cannot deal with the day-to-day workload.

# hse - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Children with flu symptoms urged to stay home from school as virus strain hits young hardest

Health officials fear a significant outbreak of the disease when schools reopen next week.

# hse - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

There are more quitters than smokers in Ireland HSE

There are more quitters than smokers in Ireland

One in eight people who smoked this time last year have since quit.

# hse - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

A number of people have died due to flu, as two strains of the virus hit Ireland

Elective surgeries have been postponed in some hospitals in a bid to prioritise emergencies.

Over 23,000 formal complaints were made to the HSE in 2016

Community Healthcare Organisations (CHOs) were the subject of 3,984 complaints.

# hse - Friday 29 December, 2017

Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling

The number of teenage pregnancies in Ireland has fallen by 64% in 15 years.

# hse - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Siptu warns of strike action by Section 39 health care workers over pay issues

Some 12,000 Section 39 workers receive dual salary funding between the HSE and voluntary contributions.

# hse - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system

The hospital has received two complaints in relation to yesterday’s long waiting times.

# hse - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

'I went into a bit of a depression': How an Alzheimer's diagnosis can upend a family's life

A new campaign is highlighting the important role friends and family can have in helping a loved one care for someone with dementia.

# hse - Monday 18 December, 2017

'It's Belfast or go blind': Bus of elderly head on eight-hour journey up North for cataract surgery

There are currently more than 8,500 people on the cataract waiting list in Ireland.

# hse - Sunday 17 December, 2017

University Hospital Kerry reviewing over 46,000 scans after concerns raised

The investigation comes following the notification of three Serious Reportable Events (SREs) over the course of the summer.

# hse - Friday 8 December, 2017

One in five women doctors in Ireland claim to have been sexually harassed

Bully and sexual harassment remain common in Ireland’s medical workplaces, according to the IMO.

# hse - Sunday 3 December, 2017

HSE warns that elements of Scientology detox have 'no basis' in scientific fact

The purification rundown costs €1500.

# hse - Friday 1 December, 2017

A HIV prevention drug is being made available to Irish pharmacies at a 70% cheaper cost

PrEP is a once daily medication that can significantly reduce risk of infection among HIV-negative people at high risk.

# hse - Thursday 30 November, 2017

As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans'

The Eighth Amendment Committee today discussed access to scans, counselling and other services.

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