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#HSE

# hse - Today’s News

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.

# hse - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Simon Harris writes to other health ministers in bid to reduce cost of CF drug

The Health minister wants to team up with England, Scotland, Canada and Australia.

# hse - Monday 28 November, 2016

Opinion: 'My little boy isn't worth the cost of Orkambi'

News broke last night on Twitter that the Government have rejected a drug – Orkambi – that could stop my son’s pain, suffering and lengthen his life, writes Elmarie Tipper.

Symphysiotomy group calls for claims in redress report to be withdrawn

Last week 399 women who had the procedure were awarded up to €150,000 in compensation – but almost a third of applicants to the scheme were rejected.

HSE drug advisor says life-changing cystic fibrosis drug is "not value for money"

It was reported yesterday that the HSE would not be financing the drug.

# hse - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Cystic fibrosis patients 'dismayed' at decision to not fund life-changing drug

Simon Harris has said he has not yet received a decision from the HSE regarding Orkambi.

# hse - Friday 25 November, 2016

High demand for Mater's emergency department as less urgent cases asked to go elsewhere

Demand for hospital services increases over the winter period as people are more likely to get sick.

# hse - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Updated: Minister's relief as 'vital' new National Maternity Hospital gets the go-ahead

There had been a row over who would govern the new €150 million development.

# hse - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

5 women due compensation for 'barbaric and cruel' childbirth procedure died before receiving it

“The sons and daughters of these women feel that their mothers’ suffering never received any acknowledgment or recognition.”

# hse - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

State apology: 399 women given up to €150,000 each for symphysiotomy procedures

However Marie O’Connor, spokesperson for a symphysiotomy group, described the grants as “an official whitewash”.

# hse - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Counterfeit alcohol has been linked to a number of suspicious deaths in Ireland

It has been warned that drinking fake alcohol can put you in a coma.

# hse - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Inspection finds operating department at Coombe maternity hospital not fit for purpose

The operating theatres, staff facilities and the storage of sterile supplies were all criticised.

"Waiting times are not acceptable": Minister insists every effort being made to help children with scoliosis

Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher urged action on the issue, saying this situation “cannot continue”

Children's hospital costs like a 'runaway train' as they rocket to €1bn

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the debate about where the new children’s hospital should be built is “finished”.

The HSE has been offered an additional 1,000 beds this winter

The HSE has been offered an additional 1,000 beds this winter

The offer has been made by Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI).

The challenge: How to design houses for people with mental illnesses

The world’s first architectural and interior design guidelines for those with mental health conditions were published by Irish institutions yesterday.

# hse - Monday 14 November, 2016

"A disgrace" - Doctors warn that vaccines to protect newborns will not be introduced by deadline

The IMO warns that a 1 December deadline will be missed.

# hse - Sunday 13 November, 2016

'This is a huge scandal': Children with scoliosis deteriorating as waiting lists worsen

The Scoliosis Advocacy Network wants an independent inquiry into the situation, as some children wait for over two years for appointments.

# hse - Thursday 10 November, 2016

HSE boss apologises after leaked memo said patients could be removed with "minimum force"

Minister for Health Simon Harris said that the rescinded memo was “utterly offensive and unacceptable”.

# hse - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Questions raised after memo said patients could be removed with "minimum force" HSE

Questions raised after memo said patients could be removed with "minimum force"

Minister for Health Simon Harris said that the rescinded memo was “utterly offensive and unacceptable”.

# hse - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

HSE to receive €63k from woman who stole money from Hepatitis C support group

Bernadette Warnock, former director of Positive Action, was jailed for two years today.

# hse - Monday 7 November, 2016

Community thanked for patience as 'temporary' boil water notice is lifted after seven years

Over 50 premises were affected in Burncourt, including a national school.

# hse - Thursday 3 November, 2016

TD claims HSE manager tried to destroy career of whistleblower in Grace abuse case

The whistleblower alleges the manager “fabricated” information about her.

# hse - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

HSE didn't publish reports into foster care abuse claims under garda advice

A report published yesterday identified failings in investigation on the behalf of the HSE.

"If we don't get the legislation, we mightn't have Ava for much longer": A mother's 150-mile protest

Six-year-old Ava has a rare condition called Dravet syndrome. Her mother Vera wants legislation approved quickly to help her.

# hse - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

'Some matters still not investigated': Report finds HSE were slow to examine foster home abuse claims

The HSE issued a statement today apologising to Grace and her family and welcomed the report.

# hse - Monday 31 October, 2016

'Orkambi saved my life, other people should get access to it'

The drug, which costs about €160,000 per patient per year, is giving some people with cystic fibrosis a new lease of life.

# 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.

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