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#Health Cuts

# health-cuts - Thursday 5 November, 2015

'He died in my kitchen': Man bled to death waiting for ambulance

It took almost 40 minutes for the ambulance to reach the 25 year old.

# health-cuts - Thursday 18 September, 2014

'Doctors are leaving the country and patient safety is being compromised'

The IMO says that health cuts cannot continue.

# health-cuts - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Over half of people believe health cuts have had the biggest impact

The Pfizer survey also found that 31% of adults have neither private insurance nor a medical card.

# health-cuts - Monday 19 May, 2014

INMO say proposals 'seriously compromise patient safety'. 'Scaremongering' says James Reilly

The health minister also cast doubts on the savings targets.

# health-cuts - Monday 13 January, 2014

Mass rallies planned across country as new National Hospital Campaign gathers pace

Tens of thousands are expected to turn out for ‘seven to ten’ large-scale protests around the country, organised to fight cuts to front-line services.

# health-cuts - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Large scale 'day of action' planned as local groups form National Hospital Campaign

Hospital action groups from around the country are coming together to plan an ongoing national campaign.

# health-cuts - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Over 700,000 more medical cards have been issued in the last decade

The biggest leap was between 2011 and 2012, when over 150,000 extra cards were released.

# health-cuts - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Opposition parties slam government over 'last-minute changes' to HSE Service Plan

A spokesperson for Health Minister James Reilly has confirmed that the language of the HSE Service Plan was changed after Cabinet approved extra funding for the Department of Health.

# health-cuts - Sunday 1 December, 2013

GPs warn of "chaos" in health system after HSE boss raises cuts concerns

It was revealed this weekend that the head of the HSE warned James Reilly that Budget cuts were being made “against the advice of the HSE and the Department of Health”.

# health-cuts - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

HSE withdraws, then reinstates, medical card of 6-year-old with Down syndrome

A family faced having to pay for their daughter’s oxygen tanks and feeding tubes after the HSE granted them a GP visit card instead of a full medical card.

# health-cuts - Monday 21 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

Nursing union warns patient care will be "severely compromised" by Budget cuts

Health Minister James Reilly has been under increasing pressure since confirmation last Tuesday that a further €666 million is to be taken out of the Health Budget in 2014.

# health-cuts - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Rabbitte rallies to support of Reilly during debate on no confidence motion

Fianna Fáil’s decision to table a motion of no confidence in Health Minister James Reilly tonight drew criticism from the government benches during a heated debate.

Leaders' Questions: Micheál Martin says health service is a 'catastrophe'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny faced questions from the opposition in the Dáil this afternoon as TDs returned to action with plenty of fiery rhetoric.

# health-cuts - Friday 7 September, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added baby heavy metal Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix... now with added baby heavy metal

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Department of Health to spend over €130,000 on six-week review

The six-person team will cost about €22,000 each for the six-week period.

# health-cuts - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

People with disabilities continue their protest outside Leinster House despite U-turn Health Cuts This post contains images

People with disabilities continue their protest outside Leinster House despite U-turn

The Government said last night that cuts to Personal Assistant hours will not go ahead as planned.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your day.

# health-cuts - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Cuts to personal assistant services will NOT take place

The Minister for Health has instructed the HSE to ‘continue to provide services to people in receipt of personal assistant services’ but protesters outside government buildings could continue through the night.

Explainer: Why is Health Minister James Reilly under pressure?

The Minister has come in for considerable criticism and scrutiny in recent days but why is he under pressure and what’s likely to happen in the coming weeks and months?

People with disabilities holding overnight protest against HSE cuts In Pictures This post contains images

People with disabilities holding overnight protest against HSE cuts

The newly-assembled group, Leaders Alliance, has said it will stay overnight outside Government buildings.

"Silly season is over": Enda and Eamon get back to work

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste said it is time now for the Government to get down to “real work”.

Unhappy Labour backbenchers to stand by Reilly, call FF motion a 'deflection'

The Fianna Fáil/Sinn Féin-tabled motion of confidence is “politics at its most unattractive”, according to Waterford TD Ciara Conway.

Little Liam loses nursing care hours on his 4th birthday

The Hall Family have made a direct appeal to the Minister for Health to reverse cuts. Meanwhile, a protest is due to take place outside Government buildings today over disability cuts.

# health-cuts - Monday 3 September, 2012

Minister Varadkar defends €130 million health cuts

But the Transport Minister did say that consultants are overpaid.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you kick off your week…

# health-cuts - Thursday 30 August, 2012

HSE's €130m spending cut 'will be vigorously opposed'

Health service says cuts have to be made before the end of this year if it is to meet budget targets set down by the government and Troika.

# health-cuts - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Taoiseach slams doctor who has warned mothers and babies could die

Warnings that an exodus of midwives from the HSE will lead to deaths have been branded ‘outrageous’ by Enda Kenny.

# health-cuts - Sunday 20 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Catch up on the day’s main stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# health-cuts - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Govt wins Roscommon Hospital vote amid cuts protest outside Dáil

Tense scenes in the Dáil ahead of this evening’s vote on cutting Roscommon’s emergency department.

# health-cuts - Saturday 2 July, 2011

Protest at Tallaght hospital in solidarity with staff

Demonstrators say the facility is seriously under resourced. Meanwhile a protest about Roscommon County Hospital is planned for Leinster House for Wednesday.

# health-cuts - Sunday 19 June, 2011

Health cuts could hit A&Es in Limerick and Drogheda

It comes as there were warnings about accident and emergency services in Dublin and Laois earlier this week.

# health-cuts - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday The Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

All the news of the day, plus some bits and pieces you may have missed…

Anger expressed over downgrading of Loughlinstown A&E services

The emergency department at the Dublin hospital will close at some stage this year. Last year it treated 21,000 patients.

# health-cuts - Tuesday 2 November, 2010

HSE's 28,000 job cut raises alarm

Harney says €200m will be saved a year through the cuts, but unions are concerned the HSE does not have a plan to cope with cutting 5,000 jobs by Christmas.