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#Department of Health

# department-of-health - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Number of patients with Covid in hospital but admitted for other reasons close to 30% - CMO
# Hospital Figures
# Hospital Figures

Number of patients with Covid in hospital but admitted for other reasons close to 30% - CMO

Wed 6:36 PM 21,535 Views 44 Comments

The HSE is to provide the health minister with details about the patient types included in the Covid hospitalisation numbers.

# department-of-health - Monday 10 January, 2022

NPHET to discuss mandatory vaccination, but Taoiseach says voluntary policy will be kept
# Vaccine Mandates
# Vaccine Mandates

NPHET to discuss mandatory vaccination, but Taoiseach says voluntary policy will be kept

Updated Mon 5:00 PM 102,057 Views 269 Comments

The issue is to be discussed after the Department of Health prepares a legal and ethical paper on vaccine mandates.

# department-of-health - Friday 7 January, 2022

State spent almost €25 million on mandatory hotel quarantine, new figures show
# Mhq
# Mhq

State spent almost €25 million on mandatory hotel quarantine, new figures show

Jan 7th 2022, 10:52 AM 10,077 Views 21 Comments

Approximately €9.5 million was collected from those that had to use the service.

Irish families impacted by valproate scandal welcome French court ruling allowing class action
# Sodium Valproate
# Sodium Valproate

Irish families impacted by valproate scandal welcome French court ruling allowing class action

Jan 7th 2022, 6:00 AM 21,206 Views 3 Comments

The move in France comes as Irish families await a long-promised inquiry into the use of the drug here.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

RTÉ’s Operation Transformation criticised over 'dieting culture' ahead of its return tonight
# Weight Loss
# Weight Loss

RTÉ’s Operation Transformation criticised over 'dieting culture' ahead of its return tonight

Updated Jan 5th 2022, 9:10 PM 71,511 Views 103 Comments

RTÉ claims the programme has “evolved considerably over the years”.

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are people still paying thousands for fertility treatment?
# Funding Fertility
# Funding Fertility

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are people still paying thousands for fertility treatment?

Updated Jan 5th 2022, 7:05 AM 11,722 Views 7 Comments

Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney tells Susan Daly about how the private fertility sector is making millions as patients are left in debt.

# department-of-health - Friday 31 December, 2021

New Covid testing and isolation guidelines: Here's everything you need to know
# Explainer
# Explainer

New Covid testing and isolation guidelines: Here's everything you need to know

Dec 31st 2021, 12:03 PM 90,108 Views 42 Comments

The changes are aimed at freeing up Covid-19 testing capacity and easing disruption to businesses.

# department-of-health - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 7,411 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 7,411 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Dec 23rd 2021, 5:40 PM 84,410 Views 93 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan has said that the omicron is now accounting for almost three-quarters of new cases in Ireland.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Three elective hospitals to be developed in Cork, Galway and Dublin to help tackle waiting lists
# Sláintecare
# Sláintecare

Three elective hospitals to be developed in Cork, Galway and Dublin to help tackle waiting lists

Dec 21st 2021, 7:39 PM 33,533 Views 27 Comments

It is estimated that they will cater for up to 940,000 planned procedures and operations every year.

# department-of-health - Friday 17 December, 2021

People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 19 December
# Booster Rollout
# Booster Rollout

People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 19 December

Dec 17th 2021, 10:09 PM 24,287 Views 36 Comments

It comes after Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said Digital Covid Certificates will be reissued in January to include booster vaccines.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

'Wild West': Private fertility sector making millions as patients left in debt
# Investigation
# Investigation

'Wild West': Private fertility sector making millions as patients left in debt

Dec 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,755 Views 13 Comments
  • Noteworthy reveals numerous decisions have not been finalised on long-promised public IVF services
  • Reporter Maria Delaney finds people are using house deposits to pay for fertility treatment
  • A lack of legislation is leaving Ireland a ‘Wild West’ when it comes to treatment provision

# department-of-health - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 3,793 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 55 deaths notified in the past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 3,793 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 55 deaths notified in the past week

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 9:20 PM 60,774 Views 71 Comments

Health officials released the figures in a statement this evening.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

5,471 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed, with results on suspected Omicron expected this week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

5,471 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed, with results on suspected Omicron expected this week

Updated Nov 30th 2021, 7:20 PM 95,476 Views 96 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said today that the new variant may have been in Ireland since October.

# department-of-health - Monday 29 November, 2021

Coronavirus: 4,607 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 4,607 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 29th 2021, 5:53 PM 71,177 Views 93 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials today.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Nearly 7,000 Covid-19 cases linked to hospital outbreaks since the beginning of the pandemic
# Infection Rates
# Infection Rates

Nearly 7,000 Covid-19 cases linked to hospital outbreaks since the beginning of the pandemic

Nov 24th 2021, 6:25 PM 17,565 Views 13 Comments

With community transmission rates high, the department says it is inevitable there will be hospital outbreaks.

# department-of-health - Sunday 24 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,725 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,725 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

Oct 24th 2021, 12:12 PM 58,903 Views 66 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

# department-of-health - Saturday 23 October, 2021

Fresh proposals on control of the new NMH site 'smoke and mirrors', campaign group says
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

Fresh proposals on control of the new NMH site 'smoke and mirrors', campaign group says

Oct 23rd 2021, 6:27 PM 13,723 Views 15 Comments

The Campaign Against Church Ownership Of Women’s Healthcare said the proposals were aimed to deflect from concerns around the ownership of the site.

# department-of-health - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,627 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,627 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

Oct 14th 2021, 5:03 PM 43,960 Views 65 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

NPHET says unvaccinated having 'disproportionate impact' as 2,066 new Covid-19 cases confirmed
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

NPHET says unvaccinated having 'disproportionate impact' as 2,066 new Covid-19 cases confirmed

Oct 13th 2021, 5:02 PM 66,711 Views 97 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

# department-of-health - Monday 11 October, 2021

Traveller health 'not being prioritised' despite 'shocking' outcomes for children
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

Traveller health 'not being prioritised' despite 'shocking' outcomes for children

Oct 11th 2021, 12:01 AM 18,327 Views 0 Comments
  • In its latest in-depth investigation, Noteworthy delves into the uphill battle facing Traveller children and reveals a lack of targeted health actions
  • Reporters Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy examine numerous obstacles to children's health
  • The Traveller Health Action Plan to be published 'soon' but advocates frustrated it has taken over a decade

# department-of-health - Friday 8 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 2,002 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 2,002 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 8th 2021, 6:04 PM 76,721 Views 94 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

# department-of-health - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,207 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,207 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 7th 2021, 4:35 PM 26,820 Views 32 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 984 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 984 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 6th 2021, 5:10 PM 46,745 Views 38 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,124 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,124 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 5th 2021, 4:45 PM 27,441 Views 21 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Women feel doctors 'normalise' loss of pregnancy, and first-time mothers 'not listened to', report finds
# Women's Health Taskforce
# Women's Health Taskforce

Women feel doctors 'normalise' loss of pregnancy, and first-time mothers 'not listened to', report finds

Sep 14th 2021, 3:35 PM 17,378 Views 9 Comments

Over 270 women aged 18 to 80 participated in discussions for a report commissioned by a Department of Health taskforce.

# department-of-health - Friday 10 September, 2021

'No plans' to reinstate HSE rehab unit closed during pandemic
# Addiction
# Addiction

'No plans' to reinstate HSE rehab unit closed during pandemic

Sep 10th 2021, 12:01 AM 20,999 Views 19 Comments
  • The Keltoi Rehab Unit continues to be used as a Covid isolation facility, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • Keltoi closed 18 months ago, with previous Health Minister Simon Harris promising its reopening
  • Addiction service advocates are frustrated with the HSE response and are calling for a clear reopening date

# department-of-health - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Opposition TDs call on Health Minister to explain Sláintecare resignations
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Opposition TDs call on Health Minister to explain Sláintecare resignations

Sep 9th 2021, 12:21 PM 17,359 Views 27 Comments

Laura Magahy and Dr Tom Keane have stepped down from their roles.

# department-of-health - Sunday 1 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,098 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,098 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 1st 2021, 3:25 PM 63,804 Views 134 Comments

The latest figures were announced by the Department of Health today.

# department-of-health - Saturday 31 July, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,427 new cases confirmed, as Ireland reaches 300,000 case milestone
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,427 new cases confirmed, as Ireland reaches 300,000 case milestone

Jul 31st 2021, 4:04 PM 66,767 Views 105 Comments

The latest figures were announced by the Department of Health today.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,120 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,120 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 27th 2021, 5:50 PM 73,928 Views 99 Comments

142 patients are in hospital with Covid-19, including 27 in intensive care units.

# department-of-health - Sunday 25 July, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,126 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,126 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 25th 2021, 3:35 PM 68,655 Views 152 Comments

The latest figures were announced by the Department of Health today.

# department-of-health - Saturday 24 July, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,345 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,345 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 24th 2021, 3:13 PM 70,604 Views 95 Comments

The latest figures were announced by the Department of Health today.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Department of Health has updated the advice on what Delta variant symptoms now look like
# Delta
# Delta

Department of Health has updated the advice on what Delta variant symptoms now look like

Jul 14th 2021, 5:27 PM 117,734 Views 69 Comments

Sore throat, runny nose and headaches are considered to be potential indicators of the Delta variant.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Coronavirus: 581 new cases confirmed in Ireland, highest count in two months
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 581 new cases confirmed in Ireland, highest count in two months

Updated Jul 7th 2021, 6:58 PM 82,051 Views 183 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

# department-of-health - Sunday 4 July, 2021

Campaigners call for changes to Ireland's restriction of blood donation by gay men
# Imported Blood
# Imported Blood

Campaigners call for changes to Ireland's restriction of blood donation by gay men

Jul 4th 2021, 7:30 AM 17,608 Views 35 Comments

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service imported a supply of blood from the UK earlier this week.

# department-of-health - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Ireland's Covid-19 death toll reaches 5,000 as health officials confirm 448 new cases
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Ireland's Covid-19 death toll reaches 5,000 as health officials confirm 448 new cases

Jul 1st 2021, 4:49 PM 88,891 Views 206 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

# department-of-health - Sunday 20 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 288 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 288 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 20th 2021, 1:11 PM 59,830 Views 82 Comments

The Department of Health has reported that 49 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital today, of whom 15 are in ICU.

# department-of-health - Monday 14 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 242 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 242 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 14th 2021, 4:58 PM 52,126 Views 86 Comments

The Department of Health today also confirmed there are 67 Covid-19 patients in hospital with 23 in ICU.

Doctors displeased with some 'alarming' terms in draft Sláintecare consultant contract
# Contract
# Contract

Doctors displeased with some 'alarming' terms in draft Sláintecare consultant contract

Jun 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 34,737 Views 47 Comments
  • A Sláintecare public hospital consultant contract was firmed up on 31 May.
  • Doctors have criticised some of the terms in the draft contract.
  • The Irish Hospital Consultants Association is seeking "urgent" negotiations, writes Orla Dwyer.

# department-of-health - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 398 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 398 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 10th 2021, 5:00 PM 51,536 Views 49 Comments

70 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital, including 23 in ICU.

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