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#Department of Health

# department-of-health - Yesterday’s News

CMO says Dublin won't be singled out for stricter measures with growth rates similar nationwide

Dublin has the highest number of confirmed cases at 3,061.

Student nurses could be fast-tracked to qualification to tackle Covid-19

A plan to ensure the early registration of nursing interns is being discussed.

# department-of-health - Monday 6 April, 2020

Coronavirus: 16 more deaths and 370 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released at a Department of Health briefing this evening.

# department-of-health - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Coronavirus: 21 more deaths and 390 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed in a statement from the Department of Health this evening.

# department-of-health - Friday 3 April, 2020

Coronavirus: Total number of deaths in Ireland climbs to 120, as 424 new cases confirmed

The figures were released by the Department of Health at a briefing this evening.

# department-of-health - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Coronavirus: 13 more deaths and 402 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Health officials announced the latest figures at the Department of Health this evening.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Coronavirus: 17 more deaths and 325 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Health officials released the latest figures this evening.

'Immediate family members' can attend funerals to a maximum of 10 people, says government

Updated advice from the HSE will be published shortly, the government said.

# department-of-health - Monday 30 March, 2020

Coronavirus: 8 more deaths and 295 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Health officials released the latest figures this evening.

# department-of-health - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Coronavirus: Ten more deaths and 200 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Earlier today HSE officials said they are expecting the peak of the outbreak will occur in two weeks time.

# department-of-health - Saturday 21 March, 2020

Coronavirus: 102 new cases diagnosed in Ireland, bringing total to 785

The latest number of cases were announced this evening.

# department-of-health - Friday 20 March, 2020

126 more cases of coronavirus confirmed in Ireland, bringing the total to 683

There are now 683 cases confirmed in the Republic of Ireland.

# department-of-health - Friday 13 March, 2020

Debunked: No, the HSE is not telling people to stockpile food, despite what this WhatsApp message says

The rumour has been doing the rounds on WhatsApp in Ireland today.

Twenty new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Ireland, two through community transmission

The latest update was provided at a Department of Health press briefing this evening.

# department-of-health - Thursday 12 March, 2020

'We are a great nation': Solidarity with people in self-isolation as strangers offer help

An initiative started by social media strategist Samantha Kelly has taken off in recent days as people all across the country offer their dog walking and food delivery help.

# department-of-health - Monday 9 March, 2020

'Since I got the letter, it's just silence': Citizenship delays now a 'disincentive' for doctors to stay in Ireland

One doctor described the stress of applying for citizenship and work permits, and the toll it has taken on his personal life.

# department-of-health - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Coronavirus: One new case in Republic of Ireland and three in the North

There are now 19 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic.

Coronavirus: What is contact tracing and who is considered a 'close contact'?

Health authorities have processes in place that will still be necessary even as the number of cases here rises.

# department-of-health - Friday 6 March, 2020

Five new cases of coronavirus confirmed in the Republic of Ireland

Yesterday health officials revealed Ireland had its first case of community transmission.

# department-of-health - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Health authorities 'can't explain' case of coronavirus community transmission in Cork

The patent at CUH has not been linked to an already confirmed case and has not returned from an area where there is a spread of the virus.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

As it happened: Second case of Covid-19 confirmed in Republic of Ireland and more cases expected

As of yesterday, a total of 397 people have been tested for Covid-19 here.

Teenage band in Dublin urged to self-isolate after contact with Covid-19 patient

The measure is part of the contact tracing process in response to the first confirmed case.

# department-of-health - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Covid-19 in Ireland: Efforts to track contacts with patient 'ongoing' Coronavirus This post contains videos

Covid-19 in Ireland: Efforts to track contacts with patient 'ongoing'

The Department of Health says it will issue a public notice if necessary.

# department-of-health - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Coronavirus: First case of Covid-19 confirmed in the Republic of Ireland

Health officials have confirmed the first case.

# department-of-health - Thursday 27 February, 2020

HSE: Over 600 people in contact about Covid-19 fears, but still no confirmed cases in Ireland

Dr Kevin Kelleher said that “we want to do as many tests as possible to make sure we don’t miss.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Explainer: Here's what we know so far about how Covid-19 is spreading

Where did the new coronavirus Covid-19 come from, and what does it want?

# department-of-health - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Coronavirus: How likely is it to come to Ireland? And can the health service cope with an outbreak?

The State has a “mitigation” strategy ready to roll out if the “containment” strategy fails.

# department-of-health - Monday 30 December, 2019

Record number of lung transplants carried out in Ireland this year, new figures show HSE

Record number of lung transplants carried out in Ireland this year, new figures show

Simon Harris said he hopes more people will donate organs through he Human Tissue Bill.

# department-of-health - Friday 27 December, 2019

There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter

“200 more people a day tend an Emergency Department now than when I became Minister for Health,” Harris claimed today.

Life expectancy: Gap narrows between Irish men and women (but both are living longer than before)

The increase is attributed to reductions in major causes of death.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Wording was 'a bit off, to put it midly' on hospital posters for cash prizes, says Harris

St James’s Hospital has been advertising prizes for wards that discharge patients before 11am.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Patient Safety Bill put forward by Simon Harris has been approved by Cabinet

This Bill would make it mandatory for the health service provider to put forward information on incidents of patient safety.

# department-of-health - Friday 29 November, 2019

Trolley numbers for this year are the highest since records began, INMO says

The INMO said today that over 108,300 people have gone without beds so far this year.

# department-of-health - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Doctors say criminal sanctions in new open disclosure law will 'generate fear'

Healthcare providers will have a duty to disclose serious patient safety incidents and failure to comply could result in a fine or imprisonment.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

HSE checking all Irish vaping products for ingredient linked to US illnesses

More than 1,000 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses have been reported in the US, with 42 confirmed deaths in 24 states.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

'Obscene': 679 patients waiting for hospital bed - the highest figure in 2019

The number of patients on trolleys is the second highest ever recorded.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Free contraception recommended for young women only, due to cost

Making contraception free for everyone could be “an ineffective use of scarce resources”, a report has found.

# department-of-health - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals'

The IMO said it is setting a 21-day deadline for the receipt of serious proposals.

# department-of-health - Monday 30 September, 2019

'Zero excuse' that teenage boys should not get same access to free HPV vaccine as girls

Teenage girls can get the HPV vaccine if they’re still at secondary school – but teenage boys can’t.

# department-of-health - Friday 26 July, 2019

Artwork containing sexual words and images in Dept of Health moved after complaint

The OPW said the piece has been moved into an individual office now after “an objection” to the artwork.

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