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#Health Service Executive

# health-service-executive - Friday 6 September, 2013

Woman in home birth case faced with €10,000 legal bill

The High Court decided not to award legal costs against Aja Teehan but today she said her family is trying to raise the funds to pay their own significant legal bill.

# health-service-executive - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Over 200 patients referred back to GPs after closure of chronic pain clinic

The HSE said today that it has been unable to recruit a replacement consultant to operate the service at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

# health-service-executive - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Minister: There is no reason to annul the organ transplant legislation

Minister of State Alex White has hit back at calls for the organ transplant legislation to be annulled ahead of a Seanad debate on the matter next week.

# health-service-executive - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

HSE expects deficit of over €100 million this year HSE

HSE expects deficit of over €100 million this year

The HSE’s latest performance review says that the executive may not achieve the €150 million in savings promised in the Haddington Road Agreement.

# health-service-executive - Monday 12 August, 2013

Residents of nursing home to have HSE 'Fair Deal' funding removed

Families of residents at the St Clair’s home in Mullingar will have to find alternative care, or cover the costs directly.

# health-service-executive - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Waiting lists for individual consultants could soon be online

Health Minister Reilly has also announced plans for free GP care for children.

# health-service-executive - Friday 19 July, 2013

Beaumont Hospital opens helpline after CJD fears CJD

Beaumont Hospital opens helpline after CJD fears

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, commonly known as CJD, is a very rare form of dementia that is not curable.

# health-service-executive - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Generic drugs are more expensive in Ireland than the EU

Although we are taking more generic drugs, it had not led to any savings for the State or the cash-paying patient.

# health-service-executive - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Chopped: GAA pitch will no longer be used as helicopter pad for Cork hospital Emergency Care This post contains videos

Chopped: GAA pitch will no longer be used as helicopter pad for Cork hospital

With no helipad at the only level-one trauma centre in the country, helicopters have been forced to land on sports pitches near to Cork University Hospital.

# health-service-executive - Saturday 22 June, 2013

HSE gives website a €25,000 makeover, borrows content from the NHS

The upgraded site went live last month with content borrowed from the NHS in the UK.

# health-service-executive - Friday 21 June, 2013

TD slams 'chaotic' plan to move MORE patients into struggling psychiatric unit

Denis Naughten has demanded an immediate audit of staffing levels, saying it’s clear the current levels are inadequate.

HSE apologises after ambulance went to the aid of an infant in the wrong county

The HSE said its satisfied that necessary protocols around responding to an emergency were adhered to in this case.

HSE to meet with interest groups over 'mayhem' at Roscommon Hospital unit

Concerns have been raised about safety at the psychiatric care unit at the hospital following the recent death of a mother-of-two and a number of assaults on staff and patients.

# health-service-executive - Monday 17 June, 2013

HSE: 'Creche breached child-adult ratio - we marked it compliant by accident'

An inspection report handed to parents whose children attend a Dublin creche identified breaches of child-adult ratios yet marked the facility compliant. The HSE said this was an “administrative error”.

# health-service-executive - Monday 10 June, 2013

Westerners most likely to face delays for life-saving ambulances

15HSE figures show that in January, targets for sending paramedics to a cardiac emergency were missed more often than not.

# health-service-executive - Friday 7 June, 2013

Ireland records first known case of leprosy in decades

The HSE says the victim was a man from outside Ireland who did not contract it in this country.

# health-service-executive - Friday 26 April, 2013

More than €45m paid out to patients injured in HSE hospitals HSE

More than €45m paid out to patients injured in HSE hospitals

Figures from the State Claims Agency show that a total of €45.8 million was paid out last year.

# health-service-executive - Sunday 21 April, 2013

'She's a totally different child': Mother hails success of now suspended obesity service

The Up4it! obesity project, which provided support for children and parents, was funded by the HSE up until last month.

# health-service-executive - Monday 15 April, 2013

HSE failing today's child sex abuse victims with lack of counselling services

HSE counselling services for children specifically exclude child sexual abuse as it is not considered a mental health issue.

# health-service-executive - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Montessori among 11 closure orders over food safety concerns

Twelve enforcement orders were served on businesses by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, it said today.

# health-service-executive - Thursday 4 April, 2013

'Substantial damage' to air ambulance during rescue operation

The helicopter’s rotor blades struck electrical wires while attempting to land in a field last July to collect a casualty.

# health-service-executive - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Anticipated HSE savings of €362m in drug payments, agency staff 'did not materialise'

A report published by the Public Accounts Committee said that it is clear that we are still paying than other OECD countries.

HSE fails to submit €74 million worth of consultant claims

An Oireachtas report found that consultants were not signing off on claims and recommended that the HSE look at naming those holding up the collection of income.

# health-service-executive - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

'Every other option was illegal' - Minister defends disability payments cut

Junior health minister Kathleen Lynch could provide no guarantees as to what will happen to the payments to those in receipt of the Mobility Allowance when it is axed in four months time.

# health-service-executive - Thursday 14 February, 2013

HSE rehired three staff the day after they retired

Data obtained by the Medical Independent shows 120 former employees were rehired by the HSE last year.

# health-service-executive - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Leaked Savita death report backs government's decision to legislate - Rabbitte

The Evening Herald has obtained a draft HSE report into the death of the Indian woman at University Hospital Galway last October.

# health-service-executive - Friday 11 January, 2013

Criticism for HSE's 2013 service plan as health unions to be briefed

Unions representing health service workers will be briefed on the HSE’s national service plan announced yesterday as political reaction was less than positive towards the plan.

# health-service-executive - Thursday 10 January, 2013

National plan to save €721 million published by HSE

The plan includes an additional cut to primary care costs of €60 million, staff reductions of 4,000 and a promise to reduce waiting times.

# health-service-executive - Monday 7 January, 2013

Graduate nurses should not accept 'insulting salary' - INMO HSE

Graduate nurses should not accept 'insulting salary' - INMO

The general secretary of the INMO hopes that a graduate boycott of the jobs on offer at the reduced rate will ‘force the HSE back to the table’.

# health-service-executive - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Nurses' union demands boycott of graduate scheme over pay dispute

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says graduate nurses should not have to work for 80 per cent of the usual wage.

# health-service-executive - Thursday 13 December, 2012

1,642 sign petition calling on reversal of cuts to graduate nurses' pay

It comes after the HSE announced the recruitment of 1,000 graduate nurses and midwives on lower pay rates.

# health-service-executive - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

HSE to recruit up to 1,000 graduate nurses and midwives next year HSE

HSE to recruit up to 1,000 graduate nurses and midwives next year

The recruitment drive could save as much as €10 million by reducing the reliance on agency workers and overtime, the HSE said this evening.

# health-service-executive - Friday 30 November, 2012

HIQA publishes details of investigation into Savita case

If the Authority believes there is a continuing risk, the investigation team will be able to extend the terms of reference.

# health-service-executive - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

HSE investigating death of newborn baby boy

The baby was born last week at Cavan General Hospital but was later transferred to Dublin, where he died.

Cost of contraception causing some to risk unprotected sex

Ahead of World AIDS Day this Saturday, the Dublin AIDS Alliance is urging people to take greater care of their sexual health.

# health-service-executive - Friday 23 November, 2012

Confirmed: HIQA to investigate the death of Savita Halappanavar

The investigation will assess “safety, quality and standards of services” provided at the Galway where hospital where Savita died last month following a miscarriage.

HIQA board to decide if it will investigate Savita death today

The board of the health watchdog meets today to consider a request to hold a statutory investigation into the woman’s death at a Galway hospital last month.

# health-service-executive - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Independent investigation into crisis pregnancy counselling services established

The Health Service Executive confirmed the external inquiry at an Oireachtas meeting yesterday.

# health-service-executive - Thursday 15 November, 2012

HSE says independent expert to be part of investigation into Savita death

The death of Savita Halappanavar has sparked an outcry and led to calls for abortion legislation in Ireland.

# health-service-executive - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Hospital's no-smoking policy flouted by both patients and visitors Smoking Ban This post contains images

Hospital's no-smoking policy flouted by both patients and visitors Exclusive

Having spent over €10,000 earlier this year on no-smoking signs, the sight of smokers remains commonplace on the grounds of Beaumont Hospital.