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#HSE

# hse - Monday 24 April, 2017

'I remember throwing myself on top of the coffin saying no, you can’t take her because I can’t do this again'

RTÉ Investigates reports on problems in care at Portiuncula Hospital.

HSE: Complacency over vaccines could cause death in Ireland

The HSE issued the warning this morning following a spate of deaths as a result of a measles outbreak in Europe.

# hse - Friday 21 April, 2017

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today IMO

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.

# hse - Monday 17 April, 2017

'It robs you of your very being': Life with the invisible illness Fibromyalgia This post contains videos

'It robs you of your very being': Life with the invisible illness

Jo Allen has a chronic pain condition and has been getting some relief from cannabis-derived medicine.

# hse - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

'We are so, so happy that it's finally here': Cystic fibrosis patients celebrate deal on Orkambi

Orkambi – as well as the drug Kalydeco – will now be available for CF sufferers from 1 May.

# hse - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

'Life changing' cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi will be available from next month

Simon Harris made the announcement today in the Dáil.

Two cases of patient records left on car roofs among 212 HSE data breaches

A medical device containing patients’ personal information was sent for repair to a company in the UK by Saolta University Hospital Group.

# hse - Monday 10 April, 2017

Here's the official advice on how to quit smoking (and it doesn't include vaping)

Ireland’s health authority has recommended that the government wait for more studies before endorsing e-cigarettes.

# hse - Friday 7 April, 2017

'I smoked for 20 years and never thought I could give up but I'm proof it can be done'

Smoking is directly related to more than 5,600 deaths in Ireland every year.

# hse - Monday 3 April, 2017

'I'm here today to stand up for my son': Hundreds turn out across the country calling for better children supports

Demonstrators marched through cities and towns demanding more from the HSE.

# hse - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Woman with intellectual disabilties left in foster home for two years after claims of sexual abuse

Yesterday, Cabinet was informed about new disability protocols which will cost €7 million per year.

# hse - Saturday 25 March, 2017

'The damage is done, a piece of his spine will have to be removed' Scoliosis This post contains videos

'The damage is done, a piece of his spine will have to be removed'

Tommy Long is one of over 200 children waiting for scoliosis surgery in Ireland.

# hse - Friday 24 March, 2017

Deficiencies in ambulance service putting patients in Dublin at risk, says Hiqa

Hiqa said that a detailed plan for ambulance services across Dublin didn’t exist.

'A monumental cock-up': HSE boss admits Grace case worker still in public service and on a full pension

The Director General of the HSE was before an Oireachtas committee yesterday to correct the record.

# hse - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Harris plans to "dismantle" HSE and replace it with "much leaner" health agency

The Minister for Health outlined his “vision” for the future of Irish healthcare at a Dáil committee this morning.

# hse - Monday 20 March, 2017

'Children are eating paracetamol to get through the day, afraid of ending up in a wheelchair'

No child should have to wait longer than four months to receive necessary scoliosis surgery, according to a new report.

# hse - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

# hse - Monday 13 March, 2017

Cockroaches, raw sewage, and a live rodent - here's why Irish food businesses were shut down in 2016

62 Irish restaurants and takeaways were shut last year for an awful lot of different reasons.

# hse - Sunday 12 March, 2017

"She prays her son dies before her" - elderly Kerry residents at wits' end over care for adult children

Following a recent HSE move there is now no full-time respite centre in the Munster county.

# hse - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Differences between the Grace terms of reference, before and after? There aren't many, but they mean a lot...

There aren’t many differences between the before-and-after terms, but what has changed matters.

85% jump in number of complaints received about HSE care of vulnerable adults

A cost-saving decision to move people with severe intellectual disabilities away from their long-term home was overturned.

# hse - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Pizza and Mexican restaurants among food outlets served with closure orders last month

The FSAI said some businesses are “potentially putting consumers’ health at serious risk”.

# hse - Monday 6 March, 2017

HSE 'regrets but understands' why Grace's mother won't accept their apology

“The past nine years have been a living hell for me,” Grace’s mother told RTÉ Investigates.

Deal on 'miracle' cystic fibrosis drug expected in a matter of weeks

Health Minister Simon Harris said that he wants a good deal for the taxpayer and, most importantly, for patients.

Litany of errors by child services saw woman's claims of serious sexual abuse 'lost' for over three years Exclusive

The HSE’s child and family services, the precursor to Tusla, also repeatedly sent details of the case to a series of incorrect addresses.

# hse - Sunday 5 March, 2017

HSE 'took three years to contact gardaí about Grace report'

The report was published this week and has details of the potential abuse of a girl with an intellectual disability known as Grace.

# hse - Friday 3 March, 2017

Maurice McCabe files suit against HSE, Tusla over false sexual abuse claim

Members of his family have also filed suits for damages against the State Agencies.

'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance Superbugs This post contains videos

'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance

Misuse and overuse of medication will “almost certainly lead to a health crisis”, it has been warned.

# hse - Thursday 2 March, 2017

The HSE has spent €3m upgrading its headquarters in the last five years

This includes €1.3 million on basement refurbishment in 2016 and over €92,000 on canteen renovations in 2015.

# hse - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Allegations of abuse about another child at 'Grace' home reported to gardaí in 1996

The cases of four other service users were formally identified by An Garda Síochána.

'If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, you inhale a mugful of tar each year'

One in every two smokers will die of a tobacco-related disease – pharmacists want to buck this trend.

# hse - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Grace: The four missed opportunities to make her safe

Taoiseach Enda Kenny today announced that a commission of investigation will be set up.

Grace case: 47 children went through foster home where there were abuse concerns

Two previously unpublished reports about the case have been made public.

More Irish children are surviving cancer thanks to medical breakthroughs

There have been “major reductions” in the number of children passing away from the disease.

Dentists call for regular teeth screenings in schools to avoid 'traumatic' extractions

Thousands of children have teeth extracted under general anaesthetic each year.

# hse - Friday 24 February, 2017

Bus Éireann workers told to 'prepare for protracted strike'

Siptu has put its members at the company on strike notice. HSE workers however, have cancelled impending industrial action.

# hse - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Taoiseach told 'several children have died' waiting for Orkambi drug decision

Orkambi is estimated to cost €159,000 per patient.

# hse - Monday 20 February, 2017

Poll: Do you trust the HSE with your private data? Data Protection This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you trust the HSE with your private data?

It has emerged that 113 serious breaches of data protection occurred within our health service since March 2015.

X-ray report left in Penneys, patient's mental health data faxed to a bank - 113 HSE data breach calamities revealed

The HSE says that it takes its responsibility under data protection legislation “very seriously”.

# hse - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Ireland's healthcare system: What exactly are we doing wrong?

Where is Ireland’s healthcare system going wrong, and what can we do to turn it around?

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