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# Department of Health

Last week
11th February 2024 - 17th February 2024
HSE tells Assisted Dying Committee there are already 'significant' supports for 'dying in a dignified way'
This month
February 2024
Chief Medical Officer Professor Breda Smyth to leave role after appointment 18 months ago
Last month
January 2024
Six months on, chairperson yet to be appointed to inquiry into drug that causes birth defects
Dublin Simon Community’s ‘first-of-a-kind’ health and addiction care facility to open mid-year
HRB: Evidence to support medicinal cannabis use for most conditions is 'inconsistent at best'
Youth mental health service 'largely non-existent' and discrimination rife, Committee hears
Stephen Donnelly ‘not satisfied’ with management of patient flow at overcrowded hospitals
RTÉ advertise Operation Transformation sponsorship at 30% less than it charged Department of Health
Last year
2023
Hospitals to roll out 'virtual wards' so patients can be treated at home next year
150,000 women aged 17 to 26 have accessed free contraception scheme this year
Over 1,000 hospital consultants sign up to new public-only contract
Donohoe won't get into 'war of words' over health budget, says financial controls are needed
Donnelly says focus of Health Budget 2024 is 'running the services we have'
HSE managerial and admin staff begin industrial action
Donnelly orders statutory review into use of unlicensed springs in surgeries at Temple Street
Donnelly brings winter public health plans to Cabinet with Covid vaccine rollout details
Families who lost loved ones to sepsis call on HSE to start 'aggressive' awareness campaign
Worst August for hospital overcrowding since 2004, sparking fears for winter ahead
HSE admin staff taking industrial action over reliance on agency staff amid recruitment ban
‘God power’: Concern over State examining parental fitness as part of IVF scheme
Carers to have national living wage guaranteed for first time alongside pay for travel time
'I felt experimented on': Survivors protest but vaginal mesh use still not ruled out
Mesh Survivors Ireland are now calling for a redress scheme to be put in place for women who have been through this.
The survivor's group brought a letter to the Dáil to state their disappointment in the lack of improvements in aftercare services since 2018.
Eimer McAuley reports the latest comment from the Department of Health.
'The system is broken': Carlow toddler with scoliosis without therapy due to staffing crisis
Mother-of-five Yvonne Proctor speaks to The Journal about her "fight with the system".
Her daughter Shannon was diagnosed with scoliosis after her parents noticed that she was holding her neck to one side.
The Proctor family feels that, despite the huge financial burden, they will now have to go private to get Shannon therapy services.
Medicine shortages: Dept Health says 'numerous alternatives available to ensure continuity of care'
Families of residents who will be 'kicked out' of Cork nursing home urge Taoiseach to step in
Access to cancer treatment has returned to pre-Covid levels, report finds
Number of trainee GPs to increase by one third to tackle long waiting times
Donnelly defends signing into law world’s first legislation on health labelling of alcohol
GPs say new medical card holders will struggle to get seen in midst of 'workforce crisis'
Total withdrawal of partner access in maternity hospitals 'not appropriate', says HSE
Tanaiste supports Robert Watt’s position at Department of Health despite Holohan controversy
Holohan report: Watt rejects most findings as Donnelly says all involved acted in 'good faith'
Indian nurses recruited by HSE wait months in Ireland without their children before starting work
Twenty-nine migrant nurses who were recruited to one Dublin hospital were promised six weeks of paid accommodation, and then told they would have to leave after a week on arrival.
One mother-of-two from India hasn't been able to find a house to rent so her family can join her, Eimer McAuley reports.
In-patient fees for public hospitals scrapped from today
Pay talks: Additional money for HSE funded agencies 'must go on worker's pay, not admin costs'
Review of abortion services to go to Cabinet in coming weeks
Hundreds of heartfelt notes left at mural of Savita Halappanavar are published online
Covid Tracker app expected to be 'decommissioned' by this summer
HSE bought 10 times more ventilators than necessary, hundreds of which were unusable
New endometriosis treatment plan to include faster treatment times and two specialist centres