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# health-care - Friday 13 September, 2019

Larry Donnnelly: The third Democratic debate was a ho-hum night in Houston
# State Of The Race
# State Of The Race

Larry Donnnelly: The third Democratic debate was a ho-hum night in Houston

Sep 13th 2019, 1:57 PM 8,089 Views 74 Comments

It was a debate with few shocks and, when the dust settled, the three frontrunnners had solidified their positions, writes Larry Donnelly.

# health-care - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

10,000 Siptu workers to strike in hospitals for 24 hours later this month
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

10,000 Siptu workers to strike in hospitals for 24 hours later this month

Jun 5th 2019, 4:19 PM 10,541 Views 15 Comments

Siptu said the strike was part of a dispute regarding “the failure to implement pay increases arising from an agreed job evaluation scheme”.

# health-care - Monday 22 April, 2019

Giving birth in the 1960s: 'All the mothers were terrified of the doctors and matron so we never asked any questions'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Giving birth in the 1960s: 'All the mothers were terrified of the doctors and matron so we never asked any questions'

Apr 22nd 2019, 7:30 AM 76,846 Views 20 Comments

‘Was I traumatised? I don’t know – back then you just had to get on with it,’ writes Ava Stapleton.

# health-care - Friday 28 December, 2018

More than 7,000 health workers to vote on strike action in 2019
# SIPTU
# SIPTU

More than 7,000 health workers to vote on strike action in 2019

Dec 28th 2018, 9:09 AM 8,784 Views 17 Comments

Siptu says staff are due an increase in pay following a job evaluation process.

# health-care - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Siptu warns of strike action by Section 39 health care workers over pay issues
# Health Care
# Health Care

Siptu warns of strike action by Section 39 health care workers over pay issues

Dec 28th 2017, 9:43 AM 14,298 Views 22 Comments

Some 12,000 Section 39 workers receive dual salary funding between the HSE and voluntary contributions.

# health-care - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Temple Street Children's Hospital warns of overcrowding at its emergency department
# Dublin
# Dublin

Temple Street Children's Hospital warns of overcrowding at its emergency department

Nov 14th 2017, 8:47 PM 10,188 Views 39 Comments

It is asking parents to think about all their care and treatment options before attending the ED.

# health-care - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Poll: Do you think healthcare is a privilege or a right?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think healthcare is a privilege or a right?

May 16th 2017, 10:30 AM 28,898 Views 138 Comments

The new Miss USA is under fire for her controversial comments about health care.

# health-care - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Psoriatic arthritis: 'It is very much an invisible illness because I look and appear fine'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Psoriatic arthritis: 'It is very much an invisible illness because I look and appear fine'

Apr 16th 2017, 7:30 PM 3,795 Views 31 Comments

It is unacceptable to only have access to medical experts and services within regular business hours, writes Sandra Quinn.

# health-care - Thursday 10 November, 2016

HSE boss apologises after leaked memo said patients could be removed with "minimum force"
# Apology
# Apology

HSE boss apologises after leaked memo said patients could be removed with "minimum force"

Nov 10th 2016, 11:56 AM 16,301 Views 79 Comments

Minister for Health Simon Harris said that the rescinded memo was “utterly offensive and unacceptable”.

# health-care - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Questions raised after memo said patients could be removed with "minimum force"
# HSE
# HSE

Questions raised after memo said patients could be removed with "minimum force"

Nov 9th 2016, 10:55 PM 13,829 Views 26 Comments

Minister for Health Simon Harris said that the rescinded memo was “utterly offensive and unacceptable”.

# health-care - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Do you have a health insurance with Laya Healthcare? It could be going up
# On The Up
# On The Up

Do you have a health insurance with Laya Healthcare? It could be going up

Jul 25th 2015, 2:36 PM 15,284 Views 40 Comments

Ireland’s second largest health insurer Laya Healthcare is hiking up its prices for some of its policies.

# health-care - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Ireland is one of the worst places in Europe to retire right now
# No Country For Old Men
# No Country For Old Men

Ireland is one of the worst places in Europe to retire right now

Feb 10th 2015, 5:58 PM 29,407 Views 67 Comments

A lack of doctors means the country’s rating for healthcare has plunged.

# health-care - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Apparently GPs can renew medical cards - but did anyone tell GPs?
# Must Have Missed That Memo
# Must Have Missed That Memo

Apparently GPs can renew medical cards - but did anyone tell GPs?

Nov 26th 2014, 11:16 PM 22,038 Views 31 Comments

Who told whom what, and when?

# health-care - Friday 17 October, 2014

Column: What is life like in a city hit by Ebola? An Irish voice from Sierra Leone
# West Africa
# West Africa

Column: What is life like in a city hit by Ebola? An Irish voice from Sierra Leone

Oct 17th 2014, 1:00 PM 377 Views 4 Comments

Sierra Leone is a very friendly, sociable place but that is changing. People are avoiding church and the mosque, and shops have chlorine buckets outside for people to wash their hands before they enter.

# health-care - Monday 6 October, 2014

Column: Palliative care considers the mind, body and spiritual needs of the person
# Care
# Care

Column: Palliative care considers the mind, body and spiritual needs of the person

Oct 6th 2014, 1:30 PM 170 Views 7 Comments

Palliative care is not just about pain relief for older people during their final days – it’s about quality of life for your loved one.

# health-care - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Opinion: Water fluoridation is controversial, but trust evidence over scaremongering
# Fluoride
# Fluoride

Opinion: Water fluoridation is controversial, but trust evidence over scaremongering

Oct 4th 2014, 7:00 PM 5,308 Views 624 Comments

Scare tactics and misinformation should have no place in deciding public health policy.

# health-care - Friday 3 October, 2014

Opinion: 'The medical card review scheme is a shambles'
# Health Care
# Health Care

Opinion: 'The medical card review scheme is a shambles'

Oct 3rd 2014, 8:00 AM 3,058 Views 27 Comments

I have a significant physical disability; my experience over the past seven months proves that medical card fiasco rumbles on.

# health-care - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Poll: Should Varadkar have accepted the nurses' challenge?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Varadkar have accepted the nurses' challenge?

Aug 19th 2014, 10:02 AM 18,707 Views 76 Comments

The Minister for Health turned down an offer to observe a 12-hour shift in an Emergency Department.

# health-care - Monday 18 August, 2014

'Pay as you go' health insurance set to hit the market
# Game Changer?
# Game Changer?

'Pay as you go' health insurance set to hit the market

Aug 18th 2014, 5:43 PM 22,864 Views 36 Comments

The plan will give people the ability to upgrade their hospital care at the time of need.

# health-care - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Comic depicting Irish nurses in Australia sparks anger online
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

Comic depicting Irish nurses in Australia sparks anger online

Aug 12th 2014, 10:08 AM 53,622 Views 179 Comments

It follows a hospital recruitment drive targeting specifically Irish nurses.

Poll: Should drunk patients be charged more for A&E visits?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should drunk patients be charged more for A&E visits?

Aug 12th 2014, 9:01 AM 17,953 Views 139 Comments

The suggestion has been raised in Northern Ireland that charges should be introduced to deter abuse of the system.

# health-care - Monday 11 August, 2014

Junior doctors won't bother staying in Ireland unless tax breaks are introduced
# NCHDs
# NCHDs

Junior doctors won't bother staying in Ireland unless tax breaks are introduced

Aug 11th 2014, 10:14 AM 12,345 Views 75 Comments

Students on the Graduate Entry Programme are required to pay full fees of up to €16,000 per year.

# health-care - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Unsuitable treatment for children in mental health units
# Care
# Care

Unsuitable treatment for children in mental health units

Apr 23rd 2014, 3:43 PM 9,023 Views 7 Comments

The structure of one ward was described as “not suitable for residents”.

# health-care - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Reilly accused of needing Prime Time programme to be aired before taking action
# Want Answers
# Want Answers

Reilly accused of needing Prime Time programme to be aired before taking action

Apr 1st 2014, 4:49 PM 8,514 Views 15 Comments

The Health Minister was questioned on a range of health care topic in the Dáil today.

# health-care - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

TD calls for government response to suspensions at Stewarts Care
# Health Care
# Health Care

TD calls for government response to suspensions at Stewarts Care

Dec 10th 2013, 8:50 PM 9,394 Views 12 Comments

A number of staff have been suspended at the facility following allegations of abuse.

# health-care - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Column: Ireland has a postcode lottery for health
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland has a postcode lottery for health

Oct 23rd 2013, 7:10 AM 133 Views 13 Comments

Good citizenship in conjunction with some collaborative working between communities and government could build better and healthier communities, writes Anne-Maree Quinn.

# health-care - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Cutting edge technologies in healthcare will increase efficiency
# Digital Healthcare
# Digital Healthcare

Cutting edge technologies in healthcare will increase efficiency

May 16th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,295 Views 28 Comments

Tablet devices for nurses and electronic medical records – just some of the ideas showcased at a digital healthcare gathering in Dublin yesterday.

# health-care - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Man pretends to be member of Pink Floyd to get free health care
# Uncomfortably Numb
From The Daily Edge
# Uncomfortably Numb

Man pretends to be member of Pink Floyd to get free health care

May 2nd 2013, 3:03 PM 889 Views 0 Comments

He would have got away with it too, if it wasn’t for those pesky… er… cops.

# health-care - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Concern for elderly health over budget cuts
# Ageing
# Ageing

Concern for elderly health over budget cuts

Mar 13th 2013, 8:30 PM 6,328 Views 15 Comments

Older people are more likely to spend more nights in hospital and to visit the GP, a TILDA study found.

# health-care - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Bishops say new bill is moving Philippines towards legal abortion
# Birth Control
# Birth Control

Bishops say new bill is moving Philippines towards legal abortion

Dec 15th 2012, 11:46 AM 4,384 Views 50 Comments

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines allege the Reproductive Health Bill promotes pre-marital sex and threatens the “moral fibre” of the country.

# health-care - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Column: ‘Working from a cave in Syria we did over 100 operations’
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘Working from a cave in Syria we did over 100 operations’

Nov 25th 2012, 1:10 PM 20 Views 11 Comments

Paul McMaster, a surgeon experienced in working in war zones, says Syria was a “more oppressive type of danger”.

# health-care - Friday 14 September, 2012

Is your mobile phone the key to getting fit?
# Fitness
# Fitness

Is your mobile phone the key to getting fit?

Sep 14th 2012, 6:00 AM 7,485 Views 18 Comments

A former White House fitness expert is asking that very question, as he believes mobile fitness units could “change the face of health care”.

# health-care - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Breaches of patient information addressed by new guidelines
# Privacy
# Privacy

Breaches of patient information addressed by new guidelines

Sep 13th 2012, 7:45 PM 3,048 Views 1 Comment

HIQA issues document for health and social care workers to try to prevent privacy of patient data being breached.

# health-care - Monday 27 August, 2012

Lack of practical arrangements increase stress for Alzheimer's carers - survey
# Alzheimer's Disease
# Alzheimer's Disease

Lack of practical arrangements increase stress for Alzheimer's carers - survey

Aug 27th 2012, 12:22 PM 3,092 Views 6 Comments

A lack of clear legal and financial arrangements for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease increasing stress and puts a strain on family relationships, a new survey indicates.

# health-care - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Almost 60 per cent more women than men dying from stroke
# Stroke
# Stroke

Almost 60 per cent more women than men dying from stroke

Apr 15th 2012, 7:09 PM 4,994 Views 15 Comments

New statistics have highlighted the risk of stroke amongst women in Ireland, showing that stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer.

# health-care - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Less than half of Irish population have health insurance cover
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Less than half of Irish population have health insurance cover

Feb 29th 2012, 2:20 PM 2,468 Views 10 Comments

New figures from the Health Insurance Authority show that 47 per cent of the population are covered by inpatient health insurance.

# health-care - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Dublin ranked 26th best place to live in the world
# Quality Of Life
# Quality Of Life

Dublin ranked 26th best place to live in the world

Nov 30th 2011, 10:35 AM 9,629 Views 37 Comments

For all Ireland’s economic woes, our capital still beats Paris, London, Tokyo and Boston in terms of quality of life… while Baghdad, unsurprisingly, comes last.

# health-care - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Mortality figures at Roscommon hospital disputed
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Mortality figures at Roscommon hospital disputed

Jul 12th 2011, 5:09 PM 710 Views 13 Comments

The government has been accused of misleading the public – and the HSE has admitted that HIQA inspectors never visited Roscommon Hospital before compiling their reports.

# health-care - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

US embassy warned diplomats about crumbling healthcare system
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

US embassy warned diplomats about crumbling healthcare system

Jun 7th 2011, 10:58 AM 434 Views 0 Comments

Visiting US diplomats were advised to be patient in the case of a medical emergency, because A&E wards are so overcrowded.

# health-care - Thursday 14 April, 2011

VHI says deficit narrowed by €3.1m last year
Live Apr 14th 2011, 2:08 PM

VHI says deficit narrowed by €3.1m last year

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