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#Health Service Executive

# health-service-executive - Friday 19 October, 2012

HSE reports €404m financial deficit to end of August

Beaumont Hospital in Dublin had the largest overspend in the hospital sector running at nearly €20 million at the end of August.

# health-service-executive - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Videos: Stormy PAC meeting sees TD storm out and members told to 'chillax' Stormy Scenes This post contains videos

Videos: Stormy PAC meeting sees TD storm out and members told to 'chillax'

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming walked out of a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee with HSE chiefs as Simon Harris later told people to ‘chillax’.

# health-service-executive - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Over 85,000 'adverse events' recorded by HSE in 2011 HSE

Over 85,000 'adverse events' recorded by HSE in 2011

The numbers include almost 10,000 incidents of violence, harassment, aggression and abuse.

# health-service-executive - Friday 5 October, 2012

Two dead as HSE issues warning over batch of heroin in Cork

Seven other people have been hospitalised as a result of what the HSE believes is a strong batch of heroin in circulation in the Cork area.

450,000 home help hours could go as HSE plans €8 million cut

The changes would equate to about 450,000 hours being lost – but the HSE says direct patient care services will stay.

# health-service-executive - Friday 28 September, 2012

Three HSE staff dismissed over "very poor attendance records" HSE

Three HSE staff dismissed over "very poor attendance records"

More than 100 staff have also had their sick leave scheme suspended in the last six months.

# health-service-executive - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

UPDATE: HSE confirms deaths of two mental health patients

The review was confirmed in a statement tonight.

# health-service-executive - Thursday 6 September, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

No emergency cases at Nenagh General Hospital from mid-September

The HSE has said that patients will now be seen at the Mid-West Regional Hospital in Limerick.

# health-service-executive - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

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?

# health-service-executive - Monday 3 September, 2012

Opposition parties to force Dáil vote of no confidence in James Reilly

Both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin hope to force the hands of Labour backbenchers who are frustrated at the latest round of health cuts.

# health-service-executive - Sunday 2 September, 2012

New HSE chief: Cutbacks will 'absolutely' mean bed closures HSE

New HSE chief: Cutbacks will 'absolutely' mean bed closures

Tony O’Brien also says the €130 million in cuts is absolutely vital if the HSE is to ensure it doesn’t run out of money.

Reilly's position as health minister 'untenable', says FF

Micheál Martin accuses James Reilly of hiding behind the HSE board on health cuts, after trying to abolish it last year.

# health-service-executive - Friday 31 August, 2012

Reilly indicates renegotiation of Croke Park Agreement may be needed

The Health Minister was responding to questions about the financial problems in the health service following the HSE’s announcement of €130 million of cost saving measures.

Health Minister accused of 'going into hiding' as HSE makes cuts

Fianna Fáil has asked why James Reilly is “nowhere to be seen”, while the HSE admits there are more announcements about bed closures to come.

HSE criticised for management of child vaccinations error

One mother said she was offered a choice of just two dates which meant her three-year-old had her repeat jabs on the first day of playschool.

# health-service-executive - Thursday 30 August, 2012

HSE announces €130 million in cost-saving measures to meet Troika targets

The agency conceded that it is inevitable that the measures will have some impact on frontline service delivery.

# health-service-executive - Friday 24 August, 2012

Home Helps protest against cuts in Wicklow Healthcare This post contains videos

Home Helps protest against cuts in Wicklow

The workers have had their pay and hours cut without consultation.

# health-service-executive - Monday 20 August, 2012

Galway nursing home taken over after failure to address 'risk issues' HSE

Galway nursing home taken over after failure to address 'risk issues'

Owen Riff nursing home in Oughterard, Galway has been taken over by the HSE after an unannounced inspection by HIQA.

# health-service-executive - Monday 6 August, 2012

Sinn Féin: patients and taxpayers are being 'ripped off'

Further talks with IPHA about branded medicines are “imminent” but patients are still paying over the odds for generic medicines.

# health-service-executive - Friday 27 July, 2012

Doctors' union accuses HSE of trying to collapse talks

The Irish Medical Organisation says talks last night on new work practices in the Health Sector were less constructive than hoped.

# health-service-executive - Monday 23 July, 2012

Does Roisin Shortall have confidence in James Reilly?

The junior health minister is asked – FOUR times – whether she has confidence in her superior, and doesn’t say Yes…

# health-service-executive - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

HSE’s Magee: Cutting back in spending will probably mean bed closures HSE

HSE’s Magee: Cutting back in spending will probably mean bed closures

The departing chief executive says he’d also be happy to stay around if the government wasn’t pursuing radical reforms.

Kenny insists HSE chief has not been forced out

Enda Kenny came under fire over the proposed restructuring of the Health Service Executive during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil today.

# health-service-executive - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Almost 2,300 children taken into care during 2011

The number of orders allowing the HSE to take children into care more than doubled last year, according to the courts.

Councillor wants HSE funding for Viagra reviewed

Brian Meaney was reacting to figures from the HSE West which indicate a significant increase in spending on drugs to treat erectile dysfunction.

# health-service-executive - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Children's Minister to appear before Oireachtas health committee

Frances Fitzgerald’s appearance before the the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children comes in the aftermath of the damning report on the deaths of children in care between 2000 and 2010.

# health-service-executive - Monday 9 July, 2012

Howlin insists HSE will reach savings target despite €280m overspend

Fianna Fáil has warned that failure to address the HSE’s growing deficit could result in hospital closures.

# health-service-executive - Friday 6 July, 2012

Column: TD expenses controversy misses the point

If TDs are found to be misusing travel allowances but didn’t know about it, writes Eoin O’Malley, maybe the rules are the problem…

# health-service-executive - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

‘Shameful day’ as child deaths report ‘signifies our societal failure’

There has been plenty of reaction to a report which examined the deaths of 196 children and young people in contact with State services between 2000 and 2010.

Deaths of many children in care ‘may have been preventable’, report finds

The Independent Child Death Review Group underlines a catalogue of major failings of the State’s child support services.

'Harrowing' report find deaths of some children in State care were preventable

The independent report examined the deaths of 196 vulnerable children who were living under the care of the State from 2000 – 2010.

# health-service-executive - Monday 18 June, 2012

Report on deaths of children in State care shows 'systemic failure'

The report by the Independent Review Group set up to examine the deaths of nearly 200 children in care and young adults known to child protection services will be published this week.

# health-service-executive - Friday 15 June, 2012

Medical graduates angered after HSE blunder sees internship offers rescinded HSE

Medical graduates angered after HSE blunder sees internship offers rescinded

Over 560 internship positions were offered to medical graduates on Monday only for the offers to be rescinded late yesterday evening.

# health-service-executive - Friday 8 June, 2012

Health Minister receives report on location for Children's Hospital

James Reilly said that he would now consider the report before bringing it to the government to make a decision on where the National Children’s Hospital should be located.

# health-service-executive - Sunday 3 June, 2012

HSE urges parents to vaccinate children after measles outbreak in Cork

The outbreak in west Cork has affected 51 children with two having to be hospitalised.

# health-service-executive - Friday 1 June, 2012

Got a crutch? The HSE won't take it but Jack and Jill will

For health and safety reasons the HSE won’t re-use crutches, so the Jack and Jill Foundation wants you to donate your old ones for scrap aluminium.

# health-service-executive - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Department, drug companies in two-month deadlock over drug prices

The Department of Health and the Irish Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association cannot agree a new pricing system.

# health-service-executive - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Disabilities: 1,700 Domiciliary Care Allowance applications scheduled for review

A number of people have initiated legal proceedings against the Department over its decision to cease DCA payments.

# health-service-executive - Friday 2 March, 2012

HSE hopes to clear over 31,000 medical card applications backlog by May

The announcement came on foot of a visit to the HSE’s centralised medical card processing office by the Oireachtas Health Committee today.