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# health-service - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Hospitalisations fall below 900 as Ireland 'on the right side of the curve now' ahead of further vaccine rollout
# HSE
# HSE

Hospitalisations fall below 900 as Ireland 'on the right side of the curve now' ahead of further vaccine rollout

Feb 13th 2021, 10:43 AM 21,145 Views 23 Comments

People aged 85 and over will begin receiving a Covid-19 vaccine from Monday.

# health-service - Thursday 14 January, 2021

HSE says 77,303 people - 1.58% of the population - have received first dose of vaccine so far in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE says 77,303 people - 1.58% of the population - have received first dose of vaccine so far in Ireland

Jan 14th 2021, 2:23 PM 39,854 Views 104 Comments

The HSE gave an update on the vaccination programme this afternoon.

# health-service - Saturday 9 January, 2021

'A fire that's burned continually since March is now raging out of control': Unions question HSE recruitment pledges
# Covid Crisis
# Covid Crisis

'A fire that's burned continually since March is now raging out of control': Unions question HSE recruitment pledges

Jan 9th 2021, 6:30 AM 58,448 Views 32 Comments

Unions and healthcare workers on the ground have said the situation is at breaking point.

# health-service - Friday 8 January, 2021

INMO calls for 'critical emergency' protocols to be implemented across health service
# Third Wave
# Third Wave

INMO calls for 'critical emergency' protocols to be implemented across health service

Jan 8th 2021, 6:25 PM 17,538 Views 10 Comments

The INMO is also calling on the HSE to improve daily communications with staff.

# health-service - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

'We must grasp the nettle': The health service is getting an unprecedented €4bn boost
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

'We must grasp the nettle': The health service is getting an unprecedented €4bn boost

Oct 13th 2020, 2:36 PM 11,277 Views 15 Comments

The funding allows for hundreds of new beds.

# health-service - Thursday 8 October, 2020

65 new contact tracers starting this week, but Taoiseach wants recruitment fast-tracked
# Health Service
# Health Service

65 new contact tracers starting this week, but Taoiseach wants recruitment fast-tracked

Oct 8th 2020, 8:15 AM 21,988 Views 27 Comments

Public service workers that were transferred to help with contact tracing will only return to their roles when the recruitment drive is complete.

# health-service - Friday 19 June, 2020

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,095 Views 11 Comments

New figures show the health service spent more than €1 million on advertising in the first two months of the crisis.

# health-service - Sunday 17 May, 2020

'People say I'm in a privileged position. I don't consider cancer a privilege'
# Private Patients
# Private Patients

'People say I'm in a privileged position. I don't consider cancer a privilege'

May 17th 2020, 11:00 AM 32,306 Views 19 Comments

The government created a single-tier health service at the beginning of the crisis, but criticism of the contracts is ramping up.

# health-service - Friday 20 March, 2020

'We need to treat each other like pariahs': Limerick intensive care doctor issues stark warning
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'We need to treat each other like pariahs': Limerick intensive care doctor issues stark warning

Mar 20th 2020, 12:18 PM 42,131 Views 53 Comments

Dr Catherine Motherway of University Hospital Limerick said the Irish health system may struggle if Covid-19 is not contained.

# health-service - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Poll: Should there be minimum sentences for anyone convicted of assaulting hospital staff?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be minimum sentences for anyone convicted of assaulting hospital staff?

Feb 4th 2020, 8:15 AM 27,447 Views 53 Comments

There were over 1,000 incidents reported last year where a member of staff had been assaulted.

# health-service - Monday 3 February, 2020

Staff in Irish hospitals assaulted over 1,000 times last year - but union warns it's 'tip of iceberg'
# Health Service
# Health Service

Staff in Irish hospitals assaulted over 1,000 times last year - but union warns it's 'tip of iceberg'

Feb 3rd 2020, 12:05 AM 11,613 Views 17 Comments

The majority of healthcare staff attacked were nurses.

# health-service - Sunday 26 January, 2020

'Affordable and transparent': HSE's new system for purchasing medicines to cost €1.3 billion
# Procurement
# Procurement

'Affordable and transparent': HSE's new system for purchasing medicines to cost €1.3 billion

Jan 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,403 Views 17 Comments

The five-year tender for a dynamic purchasing system will ensure good quality medicines are available on a timely basis, the HSE said.

# health-service - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

HSE trolley crisis: Recruitment freeze is 'starving frontline services of much-needed staff'
# Health Service
# Health Service

HSE trolley crisis: Recruitment freeze is 'starving frontline services of much-needed staff'

Updated Jan 8th 2020, 11:01 AM 13,436 Views 18 Comments

The INMO has said that “it’s not hard to join the dots” between delays in staffing and the current trolley crisis.

# health-service - Monday 6 January, 2020

It's the worst ever day for trolley overcrowding in Irish hospitals since records began, INMO says
# Health Service
# Health Service

It's the worst ever day for trolley overcrowding in Irish hospitals since records began, INMO says

Jan 6th 2020, 10:37 AM 13,005 Views 55 Comments

There were 92 patients waiting for a bed at University Hospital Limerick, alone.

# health-service - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

The HSE has €1.4 billion more to spend on healthcare in 2020
# Health Service
# Health Service

The HSE has €1.4 billion more to spend on healthcare in 2020

Dec 17th 2019, 4:36 PM 12,097 Views 32 Comments

In total, it has €17.4 billion – a 6.3% increase in funding compared to 2019.

# health-service - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote
# Ge 2020
# Ge 2020

Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote

Dec 10th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,033 Views 42 Comments

Opposition members are understood to be considering tabling a motion of no confidence against the health minister in the new year.

# health-service - Monday 2 December, 2019

'We are at breaking point': Hospital doctors to be balloted for industrial action
# IMO
# IMO

'We are at breaking point': Hospital doctors to be balloted for industrial action

Dec 2nd 2019, 7:12 AM 15,453 Views 44 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation warned of the potential for an “escalating campaign of industrial action”.

# health-service - Friday 4 October, 2019

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed

Oct 4th 2019, 9:30 PM 21,237 Views 36 Comments

Carers bear a huge burden but are not being looked after.

# health-service - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'They deserve better': Taoiseach apologises to patients waiting on hospital trolleys as numbers rise
# Trolley Numbers
# Trolley Numbers

'They deserve better': Taoiseach apologises to patients waiting on hospital trolleys as numbers rise

Oct 1st 2019, 6:29 PM 13,173 Views 60 Comments

There were 10,641 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals last month.

# health-service - Thursday 18 July, 2019

HSE sought out experienced physios for vacant position ... then pulled job due to recruitment freeze
# No End In Sight
# No End In Sight

HSE sought out experienced physios for vacant position ... then pulled job due to recruitment freeze

Jul 18th 2019, 6:00 AM 13,842 Views 9 Comments

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has warned that “patients are being put at extreme risk” over the ongoing freeze.

# health-service - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours

Jul 11th 2019, 4:15 PM 11,006 Views 16 Comments

As of 7am this morning, psychiatric nurses have not been carrying out work beyond their contracted hours.

# health-service - Monday 1 July, 2019

Almost a billion Euro paid out in medical negligence cases since 2014, new figures show
# Payouts
# Payouts

Almost a billion Euro paid out in medical negligence cases since 2014, new figures show

Jul 1st 2019, 6:30 AM 12,812 Views 21 Comments

Payouts have totalled €108 million for the first five months of 2019.

# health-service - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

'Wholly unsatisfactory': Harris pressed in Dáil over recruitment freeze in the HSE
# The Health Service
# The Health Service

'Wholly unsatisfactory': Harris pressed in Dáil over recruitment freeze in the HSE

May 15th 2019, 9:38 PM 18,623 Views 35 Comments

Harris said he believed the HSE was putting “sensible” controls in place.

# health-service - Saturday 22 December, 2018

'Wasteful, inefficient, horrendous': 30,000 people waited longer than 24 hours on hospital trolleys this year
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

'Wasteful, inefficient, horrendous': 30,000 people waited longer than 24 hours on hospital trolleys this year

Dec 22nd 2018, 11:11 AM 8,843 Views 45 Comments

The figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly who called them “appalling and unacceptable”.

# health-service - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Nurses in Dublin hospital may be told not to turn up over busy New Year period due to visa issues
# Work Permits
# Work Permits

Nurses in Dublin hospital may be told not to turn up over busy New Year period due to visa issues

Dec 18th 2018, 12:03 AM 31,364 Views 30 Comments

Up to 35 nurses could be affected.

# health-service - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

TV presenter Brendan Courtney appointed to Sláintecare implementation council
# Health Reform
# Health Reform

TV presenter Brendan Courtney appointed to Sláintecare implementation council

Oct 3rd 2018, 6:05 AM 21,562 Views 24 Comments

Sláintecare is the cross-party plan to overhaul the Irish health service over ten years.

# health-service - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Leo wanted the HSE to save money by re-using crutches, but was told it was a non-runner
# Hse Overspend
# Hse Overspend

Leo wanted the HSE to save money by re-using crutches, but was told it was a non-runner

Jul 15th 2018, 4:00 PM 44,375 Views 98 Comments

The Taoiseach said the government will be looking with ‘laser-like detail’ at how to get value for money in the health service.

# health-service - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Woman who led Temple Bar's 1990s revival chosen to lead Irish healthcare's transformation
# Sláintecare
# Sláintecare

Woman who led Temple Bar's 1990s revival chosen to lead Irish healthcare's transformation

Jul 12th 2018, 4:28 PM 32,778 Views 31 Comments

Laura Magahy has led some other major Irish projects over the years.

# health-service - Thursday 14 June, 2018

There are more people on hospital waiting lists than ever before
# Since Records Began
# Since Records Began

There are more people on hospital waiting lists than ever before

Jun 14th 2018, 2:31 PM 7,640 Views 39 Comments

More than half a million people are on outpatient waiting lists however the number of inpatients waiting has fallen slightly.

# health-service - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Woman who called emergency services in France mocked by operator and died hours afterwards
# Strasbourg
# Strasbourg

Woman who called emergency services in France mocked by operator and died hours afterwards

May 9th 2018, 9:29 PM 51,108 Views 15 Comments

An autopsy revealed that the woman had suffered multiple organ failure.

# health-service - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Q&A: Who will pay for abortions if the Eighth Amendment is repealed?
# The Money Question
# The Money Question

Q&A: Who will pay for abortions if the Eighth Amendment is repealed?

May 6th 2018, 7:45 AM 35,527 Views 165 Comments

Will taxpayers cover the cost of abortion under the public system?

# health-service - Friday 27 April, 2018

CervicalCheck: Senior team sent in to ensure women told about smear reviews
# Smear Test
# Smear Test

CervicalCheck: Senior team sent in to ensure women told about smear reviews

Apr 27th 2018, 9:10 PM 22,406 Views 46 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said that a helpline would open from 9am tomorrow to answer women’s questions.

# health-service - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Patients at A&E should be either admitted or discharged within six hours, not 14 - IMO chief
# Waiting Times
# Waiting Times

Patients at A&E should be either admitted or discharged within six hours, not 14 - IMO chief

Apr 7th 2018, 7:30 PM 12,679 Views 19 Comments

Peadar Gilligan made his inaugural address as president of the Irish Medical Organisation at the group’s AGM in Killarney this evening.

# health-service - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

'Psychiatrist should not have used HSE headed paper to contact TDs about retaining the Eighth Amendment'
# Abortion Referendum
# Abortion Referendum

'Psychiatrist should not have used HSE headed paper to contact TDs about retaining the Eighth Amendment'

Feb 7th 2018, 7:57 PM 16,379 Views 55 Comments

Chief Executive Tony O’Brien said the HSE must stay neutral in referenda and elections.

# health-service - Sunday 4 February, 2018

If you're waiting for an eye procedure there's a good chance you'll be waiting over a year
# Cataracts
# Cataracts

If you're waiting for an eye procedure there's a good chance you'll be waiting over a year

Feb 4th 2018, 1:04 PM 11,371 Views 41 Comments

About 35% of those seeking outpatient treatment have been waiting over 12 months.

# health-service - Friday 19 January, 2018

The government vowed to stop it, but 10,000 elderly people had to wait in A&E for more than a day
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

The government vowed to stop it, but 10,000 elderly people had to wait in A&E for more than a day

Jan 19th 2018, 12:05 AM 7,117 Views 22 Comments

The HSE’s Service Plan for 2017 set a target that anyone aged 75 years and over entering an ED would be discharged or admitted within 24 hours.

# health-service - Monday 8 January, 2018

'Inconceivable' that health system would be able to deal with mass casualty event
# Stark Warning
# Stark Warning

'Inconceivable' that health system would be able to deal with mass casualty event

Jan 8th 2018, 9:55 AM 14,364 Views 69 Comments

A senior doctor has warned that the system cannot deal with the day-to-day workload.

# health-service - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Over 23,000 formal complaints were made to the HSE in 2016
# Health Of The Nation
# Health Of The Nation

Over 23,000 formal complaints were made to the HSE in 2016

Jan 2nd 2018, 8:06 AM 8,667 Views 12 Comments

Community Healthcare Organisations (CHOs) were the subject of 3,984 complaints.

# health-service - Monday 11 December, 2017

Majority of patients wait longer than six hours in an emergency department to be seen by a doctor
# Patient Safety
# Patient Safety

Majority of patients wait longer than six hours in an emergency department to be seen by a doctor

Dec 11th 2017, 2:37 PM 12,259 Views 49 Comments

The results of the first ever National Patient Experience Survey show that long waiting times continue to be a problem in Irish hospitals.

# health-service - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Susie Long's husband says 10 years after her death, people are still stuck on waiting lists
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Susie Long's husband says 10 years after her death, people are still stuck on waiting lists

Oct 12th 2017, 10:21 AM 12,595 Views 28 Comments

Susie Long created a national debate around the health service when she told Liveline she was going to die “because of hospital waiting lists”.

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