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# Health Service Executive

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HSE fined €23,000 over attack on nurses by a patient
The HSE pleaded guilty to four breaches of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 at Trim Circuit Court.
HSE boss admits ‘challenges’ ahead as €20 billion National Service Plan unveiled
The plan contains pledges to cut waiting lists and continue Ireland on the path to universal healthcare.
Hospitals under 'relentless pressure' as at least 8,500 HSE staff absent due to Omicron
HSE Chief Paul Reid says there is “absolutely no doubt” that Covid case numbers are much higher than the daily recorded figures.
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Use of Windows 7 computers 'not the sole reason' for HSE cyber attack, committee hears
Minister of State Ossian Smyth spoke to members of an Oireachtas Committee earlier today.
Action needed to curb exploitation of doctors and workplace bullying, report finds
Some doctors reported working 90 hours a week.
Investigation into late reporting of 244 cases of Covid-19 finds Mater Hospital acted legally
Controversy arose last month after it emerged that there was a delay in the reporting of the cases.
Covid-19 outbreaks confirmed in 100 disability settings
There have also been 36 outbreaks in mental health facilities, the HSE said.
'The system remains under pressure': HSE continues to advise staying away from hospitals with flu symptoms
University Hospital Kerry will be cancelling all elective surgery for this week due to high patient numbers.
HSE urges people with the flu to stay away from hospitals
Do not go unless you are an at-risk person or your flu is getting worse after a week, Dr Vida Hamilton has advised.
Three children hospitalised after suspected chemical leak at Letterkenny swimming pool
The conditions of those affected is not believed to be life threatening.
'We had a very short interval': Some practitioners concerned over timing of abortion services
Some hospitals are waiting for the system to be fully up and running before providing the service.
HSE launches new crisis pregnancy website to give women information on abortions
It’s expected that the first legal terminations in Ireland will be carried out in the new year.
'It's not a coincidence': HSE expert links latest mumps outbreak to discredited study of MMR vaccine
The HSE is still trying to determine how many people have been affected by the outbreak.
Food Safety Authority recalls batches of purified baby water amid safety concerns
The recall was issued after “insufficient controls” were discovered at the site where the water is produced.
Attempt to remove patients from hospital waiting lists 'a national disgrace', National Association of GPs says
It’s claimed that the most vulnerable in society are being affected
HSE paramedic changes plea to guilty over assaulting two female students by putting them in choke hold
The 35-year-old dramatically changed his plea at Ennis Circuit Court today.
'It's strange that health managers never refer patients out of Dublin for treatment'
People must be willing to stand now in support of regional cardiac services and pressure their local and national representatives, writes Matt Shanahan.
The HSE has spent €3m upgrading its headquarters in the last five years
This includes €1.3 million on basement refurbishment in 2016 and over €92,000 on canteen renovations in 2015.
'Admin error' that led to McCabe allegations was not reported as HSE data protection breach
Documents released under an FOI show that the incident wasn’t listed among 103 data protection breaches reported between April 2014 and April 2015.
HSE to receive €63k from woman who stole money from Hepatitis C support group
Bernadette Warnock, former director of Positive Action, was jailed for two years today.
One year after stocks ran out, Ireland's BCG vaccine delivery is still delayed
The HSE said there are issues with the supplier that are affecting most European countries.
Eye exams for schoolchildren have been cut by the HSE
The HSE states that there is no evidence that supports the effectiveness of the screening programme.
John Crown: 'It's quite plausible that the HSE would try to minimise the appearance of waiting lists'
The HSE has denied that staff are being encouraged to manipulate waiting lists.
The HSE's campaign to protect girls from cervical cancer is working
Uptake levels for the HPC vaccine have exceeded targets and more than 42,000 girls have received the full course.
HSE reports €163m deficit for first five months of the year
Latest patient and financial figures show scale of the task facing the new Health Minister…
'I hope he survives': Senator Crown doesn't think Reilly has been given the chance he needs in health
Earlier this week Reilly said the health budget had run over by €158 million.
Guess which employer has the most work permits for non-EU nationals this year...
Bet you guessed number two on the list?
Compensation claims against the HSE rocket to €85 million in one year
Claims for personal injury and third party property damage increased by 55 per cent.
HSE accused of producing new information on live TV 'for dramatic effect'
Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming asked that the PAC receive new information the HSE has uncovered prior to officials appearing before TDs on the public spending watchdog.
Former CRC chief’s retirement package may be more than previously disclosed
The Public Accounts Committee will hear further details about the top-up scandal at the Central Remedial Clinic tomorrow morning.
HSE spent €7.5m providing injectable treatment for MS patients in 2013
In the first ten months of this year, the HSE paid for 814 patients to receive the treatment.
HSE Service Plan confirms €619 million in cuts across health services next year
The long-awaited plan for the HSE’s spending next year has been published this morning.
'Absolute madness': CRC pays Mater Hospital €660k to administer 'phantom pension fund'
The revelation was disclosed right at the end of lengthy hearings before the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee this afternoon.
HSE will need nearly €200 million extra for this year
Separately, Ministers did not discuss the HSE’s service plan for 2014 at Cabinet today.
'No comment to make' on reports Kathleen Lynch threatened to resign
The junior health minister was reported in yesterday’s Sunday Business Post to have threatened to quit the government at a meeting over a fortnight ago.
Tánaiste on top-ups controversy: 'It will be dealt with, it is being dealt with'
“The problem is being addressed,” Eamon Gilmore insisted in the Dáil this afternoon.
HSE chief to face questions from TDs over 'top-ups' and health budget overrun
Tony O’Brien is likely to be grilled about the revelations last week that many health agencies and voluntary hospitals are not in compliance with public sector pay policy.
"'Because I'm worth it' culture is still alive and well': HSE to be grilled over top-up payments
The Public Accounts Committee is to scrutinise top-up payments to some CEOs in voluntary hospitals in the wake of controversy this week.
HSE to introduce targeted redundancy scheme in January
A memo sent to managers today, HSE Director of Human Resources Barry O’Brien also said all staff will be working additional hours required under Haddington Road from the start of next year.
Hospital chiefs write to HSE saying cuts are threatening patient safety
A report on RTÉ’s Prime Time this evening claimed that hospital chief executives have warned of delays in cancer treatment due to budgetary reductions.