uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 1 °C Monday 27 April, 2015


# 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.

# hse - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Minister: Trust me, I’m aware of cases like Lucy

“It’s not that the system isn’t sympathetic, it is – who wouldn’t be?”

# hse - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

A dozen breech births at Drogheda hospital went unnoticed, but the man in charge is “confident it’s safe”

The details have emerged following an RTÉ investigations Unit report.

# hse - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

12 month delays for MRI scans ‘putting lives at risk’

7,000 people have been waiting for a scan for more than one year.

# hse - Friday 6 February, 2015

Doctors would have to admit mistakes under new law

This comes after comments made by Minister Leo Varadkar to the Oireachtas Health Committee.

# hse - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Micheál Martin tells Enda: ‘You’ve put a price on people’s lives’

Soliris, which costs €400,000 per patient per year, is not available in Ireland.

# hse - Sunday 1 February, 2015

‘It’s a scandal’: Patients with rare blood disorder being denied access to life-saving drug HSE

‘It’s a scandal’: Patients with rare blood disorder being denied access to life-saving drug

The HSE said pharmaceutical firms should not hold the Irish health service to ransom for the provision of any drug.

# hse - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Dublin hospitals told: If someone is homeless, you can’t discharge them

The protocol is expected to be implemented during the first quarter of this year.

# hse - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Parents of 4-year-old boy with cancer being pursued by debt collector on behalf of HSE

The family were denied a discretionary medical card.

# hse - Monday 26 January, 2015

Varadkar had ‘useful’ meeting with husbands of women who died at Sligo Hospital

Leo Varadkar met with the two men today to discuss their concerns about safety at maternity wards in Ireland.

# hse - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

HSE has a ‘major job ahead’ if it wants to entice nurses to come home – INMO

Almost 4,000 nurses resigned between 2010 and 2013.

Mother of cancer victim claims HSE ‘revealed sensitive detail’ about daughter’s medical card refusal

The mother of a nine-year-old girl has claimed a statement from the executive revealed private details.

# hse - Friday 16 January, 2015

Flu is ‘actively circulating’ and on the rise in Ireland Health This post contains a poll

Flu is ‘actively circulating’ and on the rise in Ireland

The HSE said that the rate has risen by almost 14%.

# hse - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

The HSE has NOT abandoned plans to use CCTV in care homes

They have come to a junction because of privacy issues, however, and are now seeking expert advice on how to move forward.

# hse - Monday 12 January, 2015

Jump in flu cases and doctor changeover: The ‘straw that breaks the camel’s back’?

The INMO said the overcrowding situation in Irish hospitals is getting worse.

1 2 3 4 5