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Dublin: 12 °C Sunday 24 May, 2015


# hse - Friday 22 May, 2015

Magdalene survivors to get specialised health cards from next month

The women will be eligible for a range of health services from the start of July.

The HSE is about to buy up half a million condoms

And 200,000 packets of lubricant to boot.


# hse - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

HSE to provide heroin users with antidote drug to prevent overdoses

Training sessions are underway with service users, family members and services.

# hse - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Bereaved parents: ‘It needs to stop now, enough pain and enough hurt has been caused’

Calls have been made for HSE Chief Tony O’Brien to resign.

# hse - Friday 15 May, 2015

14-year-old taken into care after second pregnancy

Gardaí are working with Tusla on the case.

Parents of terminally ill kids in Donegal have been given a huge boost

The HSE is going to make life a bit easier.

# hse - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

“Like something from a Frankenstein novel” – bereaved mother describes Portlaoise Hospital’s morgue

Janice Boland has given a heart-rending interview regarding the trauma she went through at the maternity hospital in 2006

# hse - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Baby found at industrial estate was a day old

A renewed appeal for the mother to see medical attention has been issued.

“To err is human, to cover up is inexcusable” – eight babies died at Portlaoise Hospital

The HIQA report painted a picture of care that was woefully substandard.

# hse - Friday 8 May, 2015

Baby’s remains squeezed into tiny box and given to parents HSE

Baby’s remains squeezed into tiny box and given to parents

The HIQA report into Midland Regional Hospital comes after an RTÉ investigation last year into the deaths of five babies at the hospital.

# hse - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Mother settles case against HSE over Facebook posts

The woman claimed that foster parents looking after her child put up a number of posts about her on Facebook.

# hse - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Mass recalls of colonoscopy patients reveals further cancer risk with patients

Surgeon with the hospital, Kenneth Mealy, said that “issues have arisen in a small number of patients”.

# hse - Friday 1 May, 2015

Hundreds more patients recalled over fears scans were misread

A HSE review of colonoscopies has been doubled.

# hse - Thursday 30 April, 2015

‘It is a real tragedy for us’: X-ray mistake led to delayed cancer diagnosis

A major review of the work of three locums across seven hospitals has been carried out.

# hse - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Boy left paralysed after hospital treatment awarded €3.8 million

The interim payment will cover five years of care for Matthew McGrath.

Fianna Fáil wants a new tax… on sugar

The party has unveiled its long-awaited health policy today.

# hse - Sunday 19 April, 2015

We have qualified psychologists eager to work – so why are waiting lists so long?

Why are counselling psychologists deemed ineligible to work in certain areas of mental health treatment when they have been trained to do so?

# hse - Thursday 16 April, 2015

‘She’s in agony’: Four year old faces months of pain due to dental service cutback

The woman’s mother said she feels completely helpless.

# hse - Friday 10 April, 2015

25,000 children are waiting to get their first outpatient appointment

For 10,000 of them, their wait has been longer than six months.

# hse - Thursday 9 April, 2015

There’s been a breakthrough in those talks on free GP care for kids

Negotiations took place between the Irish Medical Organisation, the HSE and the Department of Health.

# hse - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Ambulance took almost an hour to reach Kerry man injured in ‘freak’ GAA accident

Another ambulance, manned by just one person, responded first – but was unable to bring the man for the medical attention he needed.

# hse - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Leo wants no more than 90 people on trolleys for more than nine hours by the end of 2015

Hospital waiting lists and overcrowding are among the biggest problems facing the health service.

Outbreak of Salmonella at seven Irish poultry farms

The Department of Agriculture said there are no food safety risks to the public.

# hse - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

A crisp packet blocking a chimney could have killed this family

An episode of RTÉ’s ‘The Consumer Show’ talks to families affected by carbon monoxide poisoning.

# hse - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

The HSE has published five letters it sent to health watchdog as hospital fight intensifies

More than 250 adverse findings were discovered in the standards of care at Portlaoise Hospital.

# hse - Monday 23 March, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about the judge in Graham Dwyer’s trial, a HSE report and the US’s first 2016 candidate.

A report into Portlaoise hospital is being delayed AGAIN as the HSE and HIQA go toe to toe

The inquiry came about after a 2014 Prime Time report discovered five newborns had died in very similar circumstances at the hospital.

# hse - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Whistleblower report: HSE consultancy contracts ‘awarded to former employees’ PAC

Whistleblower report: HSE consultancy contracts ‘awarded to former employees’

The issue is set to be discussed at the Public Accounts Committee.

# hse - Friday 20 March, 2015

Family of child with brain injury slam “unacceptable” nine-year HSE delay

The HSE only last month admitted liability in the case of Tadhg Costello.

# hse - Thursday 12 March, 2015

James Reilly broke down speaking about his son with autism this afternoon

‘As a parent of a child with a disability, I never thought I’d end up taking cards off children with a disability’.

Parents and children freed from 15 injection-a-day regime

With the use of Insulin pump therapy, Ben, Emily Mai and Harry have become free from injections.

# hse - Friday 6 March, 2015

Was your favourite takeaway shut down over food safety breaches last month?

Five closure orders were served last month by the FSAI.

# hse - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Dublin firefighters to vote on industrial action over ambulance dispatch move

The National Ambulance Service will be taking all Dublin calls from now on – but firefighters aren’t happy with the move.

Doctors say reports of them getting €100 per child are ‘inaccurate and wide of the mark’

The Department of Health states that negotiations are ongoing.

# hse - Monday 2 March, 2015

One year on: ‘If even one person stops smoking, then it will all be worth it’

It’s one year since the death of Gerry Collins, but he continues to inspire people to quit smoking.

Where you live could determine whether an ambulance gets to you on time

A regional breakdown of response times show success can fluctuate from 95% to just 45% depending on there the call is.

# hse - Saturday 28 February, 2015

‘I get so red, people think I’m having a heart attack’

One in ten Irish people suffer from a skin condition that affects their sex life and job prospects.

Lucy O’Connor receives medical card after mother’s battle with HSE

The nine-year-old cancer patient had been denied a discretionary medical card.

# hse - Friday 27 February, 2015

281 people given all-clear for bowel cancer recalled after two patients developed cancer

All patients affected have been contacted.

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