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# health-minister - Friday 7 December, 2018

Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU

There has been an increase in HPV uptake rates to 65% in 2018.

# health-minister - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Safe zone law around GP clinics offering abortions will prohibit photos being taken of women

Graphic posters were unfurled outside the Rotunda Hospital this summer were described by the minister as “despicable”.

# health-minister - Friday 12 October, 2018

'They demanded her head on a plate': Harris says Fitzgerald deserves an apology from opposition leaders

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have defended their actions of calling for the former Tánaiste’s resignation.

# health-minister - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Cost of rolling out abortion services in Ireland will be 'significant', says Harris

The abortion legislation will be introduced in the Dáil next week

# health-minister - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Wrong site surgery and patient death: Harris wants to make open disclosure mandatory in serious cases

The country’s open disclosure policy was put back into the spotlight in the wake of the CervicalCheck controversy.

# health-minister - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Abortion legislation won't be brought to the Dáil until the autumn

Simon Harris says that a number of court challenges are delaying the process.

# health-minister - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately

Today’s interim report has recommended that women should not encounter any financial obstacles while participating in investigations.

# health-minister - Saturday 26 May, 2018

'Women in crisis pregnancy have been told take the boat... today we tell them: take our hand'

Leading political figures have reacted to what appears to be an overwhelming Yes vote.

# health-minister - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case CervicalCheck This post contains videos

US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case

A UK expert will lead the inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy.

# health-minister - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Explainer: What is open disclosure, and where does it fit in the smear test scandal?

What are the obligations to tell a patient when a mistake has been made in their healthcare?

# health-minister - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Health Minister agrees to meet with women affected by vaginal mesh complications

There have been thousands of reports internationally of painful complications from women who have undergone these procedures.

# health-minister - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Poll: Is Simon Harris right to cancel his St Patrick's Day trip? Health Minister This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Simon Harris right to cancel his St Patrick's Day trip?

The Health Minister said that “it would not feel right” to travel abroad during a difficult week for the health service.

# health-minister - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan Er

Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan

A specialist trauma unit will also be located in a third location.

# health-minister - Friday 12 January, 2018

Simon Harris 'concerned' about care terminally-ill woman received over New Year's weekend

The woman’s daughter, Siobhán Tobin, wrote an open letter to the Health Minister about trying to access out of hours services.

# health-minister - Monday 8 January, 2018

Private hospital beds to be used to ease Emergency Department overcrowding

Many emergency departments are experiencing very high numbers of patients presenting at hospital.

# health-minister - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Minister orders report into vaginal mesh devices after Irish women experience 'constant pain'

The health minister said he takes it “extraordinarily seriously” if anyone is experiencing pain as a result of a surgery in this country.

# health-minister - Monday 13 November, 2017

Health minister says the €60 price tag to see a GP is too expensive

The minister said he would not compromise on his view that such fees are too high.

Harris says he's not in the job to be popular - but what did former health ministers make of it?

As 45% of people say they don’t have confidence in Harris as health minister, we ask former office holders to reflect on their time in the job.

# health-minister - Monday 2 October, 2017

Patients 'have a right to ask doctors and nurses if they have received the flu vaccine'

Health Minister Simon Harris said just one third of all health workers got the vaccine last year.

# health-minister - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Steroid abuse: Simon Harris wants gym owners to help combat problem

Steroid addiction is on the rise in Ireland.

# health-minister - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Medicinal cannabis: Harris says 'it's not the job of the Minister for Health to be a doctor'

Health Minister Simon Harris said the compassionate access programme for medicinal cannabis will be available later this year.

# health-minister - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Vaccine compensation scheme being considered by government

Health Minister Simon Harris said his department is examining how to roll out a vaccination compensation programme.

# health-minister - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Harris admits government can't express confidence in State's corporate watchdog

Sinn Fein said the government’s handling of white-collar crime was like a Monty Python sketch.

# health-minister - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Investigation launched into allegations of serious abuse at centre for those with intellectual disabilities

Families of the service users have been calling for an independent investigation since last August.

# health-minister - Monday 9 January, 2017

As hospitals recover from record-high trolley crisis, staff are considering a strike

Hospital staff are being asked whether they wish to strike over payments and career progression measures.

# health-minister - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Hope for change as families meet Health Minister on support for people with brain injury

Four families attended the meeting yesterday.

# health-minister - Sunday 3 July, 2016

Appeal to HSE to ensure Console services are secured in wake of controversy

The Health Minister has described an audit into the charity as a “harrowing” read.

# health-minister - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Varadkar among candidates caught up in armed robbery while canvassing

Two canvassers gave chase when the robbers fled the shop in Carpenterstown just before 7pm.

# health-minister - Monday 8 February, 2016

Varadkar defends comments about extra resources making hospitals slow down

The minister said he accepted that overcrowding can also delay patient treatment.

# health-minister - Friday 1 January, 2016

Father of sick child travels to Northern Ireland on Christmas Day for medical supplies

A Facebook post about Adam Doyle’s child Noah has been shared more than 14,000 times.

# health-minister - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Varadkar rules out intervention in case of Irish girl in UK psychiatric hospital

The 18-year-old, who was transferred to England in late 2013, has written to the Minister seeking help returning home.

# health-minister - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Have the human rights of symphysiotomy survivors been abused?

Independent TD Clare Daly recently said that recommendations made by the United Nations have not been met.

# health-minister - Thursday 4 June, 2015

"It is definitely a lot harder to stay in than to come out"

The Health Minister was speaking on RTÉ’s The Ray D’Arcy’s Show this afternoon.

# health-minister - Sunday 17 May, 2015

‘They were lied to’: Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar has spoken out about the findings in HIQA’s report on the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.

# health-minister - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Leo met some very small, very cute babies today

‘There’ll be trouble … his grandparents didn’t even get to hold him yet!’

# health-minister - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Will Irish nurses living abroad come home for the new jobs announced?

Leo Varadkar really hopes so.

# health-minister - Monday 2 February, 2015

Seán Barrett says opposition parties are entitled to question his decisions

He said he made remarks last Friday in the “heat of the moment” during an RTÉ interview.

# health-minister - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Health Minister Leo Varadkar wants to lift the ban on gay men donating blood

The minister wants to see the ban replaced with a 12 month deferral period.

# health-minister - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

"A poor example": Varadkar heavily criticises Martin over emergency department crisis

The Health Minister said no one wants to sort out the overcrowding crisis more than he does.

# health-minister - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? 'Bullshit'

“Do you think the Government would give a card back just if people wrote to them? Not in a million years. Not on your nelly.”

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