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HSE

# hse - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

TD slams €1.74 million spend on ambulance parking, “but not one cent” for new vehicles

Crews from other locations are being deployed through the new ambulance stations at ‘black spots’ in Tuam, Mulranny and Loughglynn.

1 in 4 HSE general support workers are smokers

A new report found a huge decrease in the numbers of nurses smoking.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s the middle of the week now and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

# hse - Monday 14 April, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about corruption claims at Bus Éireann, the anniversary of the Kerry Babies case and water charges.

# hse - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Howlin: The HSE are going to live up to savings targets – they have to

The Public Expenditure Minister also said that there could be room in Budget 2015 for tax cuts.

# hse - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Council stresses that Dublin Fire Brigade ambulance review has not been suspended

Instead, the results of the separate National Ambulance Service Review will be taken into account.

# hse - Monday 7 April, 2014

Dublin firefighters march against ambulance service being moved to HSE

A protest against the ambulance service being transferred from Dublin Fire Brigade to the HSE took place in Dublin this evening.

Firefighter: Dublin’s the second best place to have a heart attack – no thanks to the HSE

HSE plans to take back control of the service emerged last month but firefighers are concerned about a drop in the level of service if they hand over the reins.

# hse - Sunday 6 April, 2014

“It’s agony”: Pádraig is in a coma – his family say Ireland’s healthcare system has failed him

Pádraig Schaler is in a coma in a German hospital, as his family say he was not getting the care he needed in Ireland.

# hse - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Universal Health Insurance, Rehab and how to deal with homelessness

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# hse - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s been talking about the driver who smashed into Trinity’s front gate, Angela Kerins quitting, and the disturbing package sent to Alan Shatter’s home.

Roma child cases: Emily Logan’s handed her report in to Alan Shatter

The removal of the two children from their families in Dublin and Athlone last October led to strong criticism of the HSE and Gardaí.

Universal Health Insurance model comes under further criticism by health workers

The White paper published today has been slammed by GPs, mental health groups and the IMPACT trade union.

Students told to check that they’re vaccinated after measles outbreak

Two cases have been confirmed at NUI Galway in the first cases in the country so far this year.

# hse - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Health system being forced to “do less with less”

The Trinity College report says that austerity “affects the oldest and sickest most”.

# hse - Monday 31 March, 2014

Any move to punish ambulance whistleblower ‘won’t be tolerated’

Shirley McEntee, the ambulance controller who featured in last week’s Prime Time investigation, said she expected a backlash from her employer.

St Vincent’s seek legal advice after HSE said funding to the hospital could be cut

The HSE said funding could be cut because consultants are still working between the public and private hospitals.

E-cigarettes could be facing an all-out hospital ban

It’s already planned that HSE campuses will be smoke-free by 2015 but e-cigarettes could be included in the policy.

# hse - Sunday 30 March, 2014

“People are being left to rot”: Rare disease sufferers feel let down by health service

The daughter has been advised to get treatment abroad for her condition – but it might cost the family thousands of euro.

# hse - Saturday 29 March, 2014

It’s been over a year – so what’s happening with the Mobility Allowance?

The government said last year that it was to replace the scheme – but to date, nothing new has been announced.

# hse - Friday 28 March, 2014

Online counselling website receives HSE support

The Engage programme from Turn2Me will comprise of eight weeks of free professional counselling

“I’m not in denial of anything” – Ambulance chief defends ‘best in the world’ comment

Martin Dunne has stood by his words on a Prime Time investigation which detailed major shortcomings in the National Ambulance Service.

# hse - Thursday 27 March, 2014

# hse - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

How alcohol affects Ireland in 4 stark graphs

A major HSE report yesterday looked at the harm alcohol causes in Irish society – and it made for grim reading.

# hse - Monday 24 March, 2014

Whistleblowers ‘gagged’ under new GP contract, claims IMO HSE

Whistleblowers ‘gagged’ under new GP contract, claims IMO

The Irish Medical Organisation said that the Minister for Health is being hypocritical by saying he is in favour of whistleblowers.

# hse - Friday 21 March, 2014

Want to tell the HSE what you think of mental health services? Now’s your chance

The first of a series of nationwide ‘listening’ meetings will take place in Dublin next week.

# hse - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Compensation claims against the HSE rocket to €85 million in one year

Claims for personal injury and third party property damage increased by 55 per cent.

# hse - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Alcohol Forum says alcohol is wreaking havoc on communities around Ireland

Alcohol’s harm to others will be discussed at Alcohol Awareness Week at the end of the month.

# hse - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Trolleys ‘overflowing’ onto corridors at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

The HSE acknowledged that the hospital was “exceptionally busy” today and said measures have been put in place to address the high patient numbers.

# hse - Monday 10 March, 2014

HSE investigates the death of another baby at Portlaoise

It is the second death since the publication of a report into the standard of maternity care at the hospital.

Rate of obesity among Irish children stabilising – except at disadvantaged schools

There is concern about the level of overweight among Irish children, as 20 per cent of them are obese.

People with serious illnesses asked to share their experience of palliative care

The qualitative survey aims to improve policy and services across the country.

# hse - Sunday 9 March, 2014

HSE launched over 640,000 medical card reviews last year

The HSE has also contacted 102,027 people to ask them if they’re still in the country.

# hse - Friday 7 March, 2014

Review of ambulance call after 40 minute wait for cardiac arrest patient Exclusive

The ambulance initially dispatched to the scene in Dublin was diverted en route to a crash on the N11.

# hse - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Angela Kerins was ‘short on the full detail’, PAC wants more info from Rehab

Meanwhile, the Tánaiste called on former Rehab CEO Frank Flannery to appear before the Public Accounts Committee.

Portlaoise baby deaths, Ireland’s forests and more priorities for 2014

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

TDs and Senators to question chief medical officer on Portlaoise baby deaths

Tony Holohan is to appear before the committee this morning. He published a review of the situation last month.

# hse - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Age Action welcomes campus smoking ban exemption for some nursing homes HSE

Age Action welcomes campus smoking ban exemption for some nursing homes

Residents of the homes, as well as public psychiatric facilities, at sites in the Midlands will be exempt.

“I’ll miss my kids”… Two heartbreaking new anti-smoking ads featuring the late Gerry Collins

The hard-hitting ads are being broadcast to mark National No Smoking Day, in accordance with Gerry’s and his family’s wishes.

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