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Dublin: -3 °C Saturday 21 January, 2017

#HSE

# hse - Today’s News

'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'

What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.

# hse - Thursday 19 January, 2017

'We're flabbergasted': Wonder drug approved for 22-month-old baby with rare condition

Last night, the HSE approved a programme that could save the lives of two baby girls.

Halligan urges Fianna Fáil to call election after his mobile cath lab deal criticised

Halligan threatened to leave the minority government last year after an independent clinical review found a second lab was not justified.

# hse - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

13 patients may have had cancer misdiagnosed, says HSE report

Hundreds of patients have been called back to Wexford General Hospital to review their previous cancer diagnoses.

Warning issued over dangerous new drug in Cork following death of 16-year-old U-4

Warning issued over dangerous new drug in Cork following death of 16-year-old

U-4 is a dangerous synthetic opioid discovered recently for the first time in Ireland.

# hse - Sunday 15 January, 2017

GPs welcome HSE assertion that €9 billion needed to save Irish health service

HSE director general Tony O’Brien argued today that the HSE is in need of significant and immediate investment in order to save the health service.

# hse - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Children's lives 'at risk' over lack of nationwide out-of-hours mental health services

That’s according to one TD who has released figures given to him by the HSE.

# hse - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Flu epidemic will peak in the next two weeks

The HSE is recommending people get vaccinated, and if they have the flu, to stay in bed.

# hse - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

How Ireland's hospitals are massaging the numbers of people on trolleys Exclusive

A number of senior staff members have come forward to highlight how it’s done.

# hse - Monday 9 January, 2017

HSE halves long-term waiting lists, but 1,700 people still waiting 18 months for treatment

Simon Harris welcomed the news, but said more needs to be done.

Tayto manufacturer fined €2,000 under food safety laws

The fine related to the contravention of a European regulation.

# hse - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Seven people have died from flu this winter as medics warn people to take care

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre said 341 people were admitted to hospital for flu in the last two weeks of 2016.

'If she gets another chest infection she probably won't make it, that’s the reality'

Nellie and Lara are the only two children in Ireland with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1 – an extremely rare genetic condition.

# hse - Friday 6 January, 2017

GPs say they're not to blame for overcrowded hospitals

There have been some suggestion that local practices referring cases to Emergency Departments is making the problem worse.

# hse - Thursday 5 January, 2017

More beds and help from the private sector: How the HSE plans on beating overcrowding

Outbreaks of flu and the vomiting bug have put added pressure on the health service.

'People are waiting over 15 hours': Hospitals buckle as government looks for quick fix

The demand for hospital services has peaked because of winter related illnesses and a lack of hospital beds.

# hse - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Alan Kelly says his prediction of 'hell in our hospitals' has come true

He wants private hospital facilities to be used to help ease the pressure on emergency departments in public hospitals.

# hse - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

The number of people with the flu doubled during December

There were 46.7 cases per 100,000 people in Ireland suffering last month.

# hse - Saturday 31 December, 2016

HSE hires over a hundred people at recruitment event aimed at returning nurses

The three-day event was aimed at luring Irish nurses who were home for the Christmas period.

# hse - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Harris wants to woo Irish nurses home, but only 36 turned up on first day of recruitment drive

The HSE is hosting three open recruitment days for nurses and midwives in Dublin over the Christmas period.

Nearly 4,000 prescriptions written to help reduce problem drinking

Nalmefene has been on the Irish marker for two years.

# hse - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Health Minister: 'I don't believe the threat of industrial action helps anyone'

Siptu has announced a ballot of more than 25,000 support staff.

Irish nurses home for Christmas encouraged to attend HSE recruitment days

Industrial action is looming in the new year as nurses claim they are understaffed and overworked.

# hse - Thursday 22 December, 2016

'I fear it’s going to take a child to die before they act'

Deirdre McDonnell is “unbelievably shocked” at the length of waiting lists for children with scoliosis.

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.

Hepatitis C 'effectively eradicated' in haemophilia patients who were given contaminated blood

Haemophilia patients were given contaminated blood during the 1970s and 80s.

Ambulance took 40 minutes to reach cardiac arrest patient in Kells

The ambulance service said a number of its resources were engaged on other emergency calls at the time.

# hse - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Luxury hotel shuts 'for deep clean' as vomiting bug infects staff and guests

The Slieve Russell Hotel in Cavan closed yesterday.

# hse - Thursday 15 December, 2016

"We've had enough": Nurses have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action

The industrial action – including one-day stoppages – will begin in February.

# hse - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

The HSE will have €14 billion to spend next year - but that may not be enough

While there will be 24,000 fewer medical cards, there will be 50,000 more GP visit cards.

# hse - Monday 12 December, 2016

HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men

The HSE vaccinates thousands of schoolgirls against the virus each year.

# hse - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Free energy efficiency upgrades available to some Dublin families

The scheme launched earlier this year in Dublin 12 and 24 and will now expand to Dublin 8, 10 and 22.

# hse - Friday 9 December, 2016

Brain-damaged woman receives €4 million settlement from HSE

The claims were fully denied and the settlement was made without admission of liability by the HSE.

# hse - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Vertex to re-open talks on Orkambi with HSE

Earlier, hundreds of people attended a protest outside Leinster House calling for action on the drug.

Projects that help people 'out of their cages' threatened by a lack of funding

A report evaluated the work two of Ireland’s long-running community based mental health projects.

# hse - Monday 5 December, 2016

'Significant risks remain' at hospital despite maternity improvements after eight baby deaths

A report into Portlaoise General Hospital was published today.

'Shockingly high figures of assaults on hospital staff should not be tolerated'

Over 3,000 incidents of physical assaults were recorded by the HSE in the past five years.

Going digital: Rollout begins for e-health records from babies' birth

The new system is the first national electronic patient chart for maternity anywhere in the world.

# hse - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Drug company wants Simon Harris to intervene in row on life-changing drug Orkambi

The health minister said he wants “further engagement” between Vertex and the HSE.

'It's an epidemic': Activists use World Aids Day to warn that the disease continues to spread

There were 273 new HIV diagnoses in the first six months of this year.

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