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# health - Yesterday’s News

'Will we leave people behind or not?': How climate change is likely to impact people's health in Ireland
# Impact
# Impact

'Will we leave people behind or not?': How climate change is likely to impact people's health in Ireland

21 hours ago 5,498 Views 1 Comment

Ireland has been shielded so far from the worst effects of the climate crisis, but there are still warning signs ahead.

Woman whose daughter was put on 249-week hospital waiting list 'thought figure was a typo'
# Tullamore
# Tullamore

Woman whose daughter was put on 249-week hospital waiting list 'thought figure was a typo'

Sat 12:05 AM 43,558 Views 46 Comments

A letter seen by The Journal states the waiting list for Midland Regional Hospital at Tullamore is “in excess of 249 weeks”.

# health - Thursday 26 May, 2022

'Outrageous': Over 75s face average wait of 20 hours in some Emergency Departments
# PAC
# PAC

'Outrageous': Over 75s face average wait of 20 hours in some Emergency Departments

Updated Thu 8:39 PM 24,963 Views 56 Comments

PAC Chair Brian Stanley said wait times in emergency departments is an intolerable situation in a well funded health system.

# health - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful

Updated Tue 9:50 AM 16,109 Views 14 Comments

As medical scientists’ industrial action escalates, the TD says it’s time for pay parity for these frontline workers.

Easy as ABC? Solving Ireland's lethal Acute Bed Capacity crisis
# State Of Emergency
# State Of Emergency

Easy as ABC? Solving Ireland's lethal Acute Bed Capacity crisis

Tue 12:04 AM 11,974 Views 14 Comments
  • Inpatient bed numbers among lowest in EU and nowhere near demand predicted by capacity reviews
  • Maria Delaney of investigative platform Noteworthy examines why despite overcrowding constantly being reported, hundreds of people continue to die
  • Full capacity protocol activated weekly at University Hospital Limerick, often resulting in cancelled ops

# health - Monday 23 May, 2022

Monkeypox: ECDC says risk to wider population is 'low' but that countries should prepare
# Risk Assessment
# Risk Assessment

Monkeypox: ECDC says risk to wider population is 'low' but that countries should prepare

Updated Mon 3:45 PM 42,139 Views 41 Comments

As of Saturday, there were 92 confirmed cases of the disease in countries where monkeypox is not endemic.

# health - Saturday 21 May, 2022

Catchup programme for HPV vaccine receives approval
# HPV
# HPV

Catchup programme for HPV vaccine receives approval

May 21st 2022, 3:58 PM 10,041 Views 2 Comments

It will be available to women up to the age of 25 years who have left secondary school and who did not receive it previously.

FactCheck: Is 10% of Ireland's healthcare budget spent on diabetes?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

FactCheck: Is 10% of Ireland's healthcare budget spent on diabetes?

May 21st 2022, 8:00 AM 17,641 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been made by government ministers and the HSE itself.

# health - Thursday 19 May, 2022

Rare monkeypox outbreaks detected in Europe and North America
# Health
# Health

Rare monkeypox outbreaks detected in Europe and North America

May 19th 2022, 7:44 AM 25,574 Views 27 Comments

Britain has confirmed nine cases of the virus since 6 May, and the United States verified its first on Wednesday.

# health - Sunday 15 May, 2022

'No good reason given' as to why NMH could not be transferred to state, says Cullinane
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

'No good reason given' as to why NMH could not be transferred to state, says Cullinane

May 15th 2022, 3:43 PM 13,437 Views 40 Comments

Ministers are set to make a final decision on relocating the National Maternity Hospital on Tuesday, following intense scrutiny over the terms of the arrangement with St Vincent’s Healthcare Group.

# health - Saturday 14 May, 2022

Two more monkeypox cases confirmed in England
# Health
# Health

Two more monkeypox cases confirmed in England

May 14th 2022, 3:45 PM 66,958 Views 14 Comments

The cases are not linked to a previously confirmed case in England announced on 7 May.

# health - Friday 13 May, 2022

Taking painkillers in pregnancy 'more likely to lead to complications'
# Research
# Research

Taking painkillers in pregnancy 'more likely to lead to complications'

May 13th 2022, 10:53 AM 11,606 Views 5 Comments

University of Aberdeen researchers looked at more than 151,000 pregnancies over a 30-year period.

# health - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Child being treated for acute form of hepatitis has died, HSE says
# Hepatitis
# Hepatitis

Child being treated for acute form of hepatitis has died, HSE says

May 12th 2022, 10:24 AM 17,887 Views 2 Comments

A second child being treated for the same illness has received a liver transplant.

# health - Monday 9 May, 2022

Fewer than one in three patients admitted to wards within HSE target of six hours
# Health
# Health

Fewer than one in three patients admitted to wards within HSE target of six hours

May 9th 2022, 3:25 PM 7,827 Views 13 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly launched the survey’s results today.

# health - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

'A tenner a year lease': Martin says maternity hospital will effectively be in public ownership
# Health
# Health

'A tenner a year lease': Martin says maternity hospital will effectively be in public ownership

Updated May 4th 2022, 8:10 PM 33,614 Views 75 Comments
  • The Oireachtas Health Committee is set to interrogate the plans before the matter goes back to Cabinet in two weeks' time.
  • Minister Catherine Martin has described this as "a valuable process".
  • Minister Simon Harris says there was agreement across the three government parties, and all genders, to delay a decision.

# health - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

WHO warns of obesity 'epidemic' in Europe, links problem to Covid lockdowns
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

WHO warns of obesity 'epidemic' in Europe, links problem to Covid lockdowns

May 3rd 2022, 1:25 PM 15,098 Views 15 Comments

Obesity rates in the region have ballooned by 138% in the past five decades.

# health - Friday 22 April, 2022

Top civil servant says he had 'no involvement' in detailed arrangements of Dr Holohan's move
# Civil Service
# Civil Service

Top civil servant says he had 'no involvement' in detailed arrangements of Dr Holohan's move

Apr 22nd 2022, 4:26 PM 28,005 Views 13 Comments

Holohan announced earlier this month that he would not be taking up a Trinity College role due to the controversy over his secondment.

# health - Sunday 3 April, 2022

Opinion: 'At 27, with no children, cystic fibrosis and now cervical cancer - my world crumbled'
# 65 Roses Day
# 65 Roses Day

Opinion: 'At 27, with no children, cystic fibrosis and now cervical cancer - my world crumbled'

Apr 3rd 2022, 8:30 AM 51,816 Views 9 Comments

Aoife Rafter details how her CF and a cancer diagnosis have brought her to a place of gratitude and resilience.

# health - Friday 1 April, 2022

Dublin ambulance crisis: Covid surge and non-emergency calls bringing system to standstill
# Pressure
# Pressure

Dublin ambulance crisis: Covid surge and non-emergency calls bringing system to standstill

Apr 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 17,880 Views 31 Comments
  • Dublin's ambulance service is being stretched to capacity, writes Garreth MacNamee.
  • A surge in Covid cases has resulted in extra pressure on the system as more paramedics contract the disease.
  • Non-emergency calls are also taking up precious resources.

# health - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Coronavirus: 11,682 new cases and 887 patients in hospital, including 41 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 11,682 new cases and 887 patients in hospital, including 41 in ICU

Mar 10th 2022, 4:19 PM 27,431 Views 14 Comments

The figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this afternoon.

Ireland better than Northern Ireland on life expectancy and infant mortality, finds report
# Shared Island Unit
# Shared Island Unit

Ireland better than Northern Ireland on life expectancy and infant mortality, finds report

Mar 10th 2022, 6:51 AM 6,680 Views 4 Comments

The major difference between the two systems is the absence of a universal healthcare system in Ireland.

# health - Friday 25 February, 2022

Health Minister launches €350 million action plan to slash hospital waiting lists
# Waiting List Action Plan
# Waiting List Action Plan

Health Minister launches €350 million action plan to slash hospital waiting lists

Feb 25th 2022, 1:18 PM 9,322 Views 19 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said the plan will see 1.7 million people treated and removed from waiting lists, and reduce the total number by 18%.

# health - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Govt one step closer to giving severe illness during pregnancy drug free of charge
# Hyperemesis Gravidarum
# Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Govt one step closer to giving severe illness during pregnancy drug free of charge

Feb 23rd 2022, 7:13 PM 9,325 Views 4 Comments

U-turn on calling Cariban a food supplement as HPRA says such classification is not appropriate.

# health - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Waiting lists for children's surgeries to be tackled by extending operating theatre hours
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Waiting lists for children's surgeries to be tackled by extending operating theatre hours

Feb 15th 2022, 9:01 PM 14,427 Views 16 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said “far too many” children are waiting too long for orthopaedic surgery

# health - Monday 14 February, 2022

Child Law Project has serious concern about lack of residential places for children with complex needs
# Child Law Project
# Child Law Project

Child Law Project has serious concern about lack of residential places for children with complex needs

Feb 14th 2022, 6:00 AM 5,921 Views 0 Comments

Mental health concerns are also a big problem to tackle.

# health - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Home care sector facing massive recruitment crisis, committee told
# Health
# Health

Home care sector facing massive recruitment crisis, committee told

Feb 9th 2022, 4:20 PM 14,040 Views 19 Comments

An ongoing struggle to find staff is putting pressure on the system, according to industry representatives.

# health - Saturday 5 February, 2022

HSE 'very closely' monitoring infectious disease mainly affecting gay and bisexual men
# Shigella
# Shigella

HSE 'very closely' monitoring infectious disease mainly affecting gay and bisexual men

Feb 5th 2022, 8:00 AM 61,917 Views 28 Comments

UK health officials issued a warning over Shigella last week.

# health - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

'Old age matters': TD calls for public inquiry into nursing home deaths during Covid
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'Old age matters': TD calls for public inquiry into nursing home deaths during Covid

Feb 2nd 2022, 5:58 PM 10,574 Views 8 Comments

Many people who died in nursing homes were not properly looked after, TD Fergus O’Dowd told the Dáil.

Ireland's Covid position improving but global risk remains high, CMO tells Oireachtas Committee
# Health
# Health

Ireland's Covid position improving but global risk remains high, CMO tells Oireachtas Committee

Updated Feb 2nd 2022, 12:00 PM 36,780 Views 14 Comments

Senior NPHET members fielded questions from TDs and senators at a Health Committee meeting today.

Debt collectors calling on cancer patients is 'immoral and must stop', say TDs
# Cost Of Cancer
# Cost Of Cancer

Debt collectors calling on cancer patients is 'immoral and must stop', say TDs

Feb 2nd 2022, 11:32 AM 15,743 Views 11 Comments

There is cross-party support for a motion that calls for the scrapping of €80 inpatient charges and parking charges.

# health - Sunday 30 January, 2022

Opinion: Lung cancer screening must be introduced to address health inequalities
# Screening
# Screening

Opinion: Lung cancer screening must be introduced to address health inequalities

Jan 30th 2022, 7:30 AM 15,891 Views 13 Comments

Rachel Morrogh says Ireland must keep pace with other countries and examines how lung screening can be introduced here.

# health - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Minister hopeful of bigger crowds returning for sporting events From The42

Minister hopeful of bigger crowds returning for sporting events

Jan 18th 2022, 4:17 PM 10,827 Views 9 Comments

Stephen Donnelly was speaking ahead of NPHET’s meeting on Thursday.

# health - Monday 17 January, 2022

'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services
# Crisis Pregnancy
# Crisis Pregnancy

'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services

Jan 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 55,731 Views 0 Comments
  • A number of unregulated crisis pregnancy services present themselves as unbiased but have an anti-abortion stance
  • The HSE said such services may try to frighten women and refuse to give them information about abortion services
  • Women who have inadvertently engaged with these groups have found the experience "extremely distressing", Órla Ryan reports

# health - Friday 14 January, 2022

Hundreds of hospital staff, including healthcare workers, not vaccinated against Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Hundreds of hospital staff, including healthcare workers, not vaccinated against Covid-19

Jan 14th 2022, 12:05 AM 79,147 Views 105 Comments
  • Almost 300 staff were considered 'at risk' to patients because of their vaccine status last November, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Nurses, healthcare assistants, therapists and a non-consultant hospital doctor among those unvaccinated.
  • Mandatory vaccination is not currently Government policy and the HSE redeploys staff it deems to be at risk to patients.

# health - Thursday 13 January, 2022

Covid placentitis: Four more stillbirths and two babies' deaths reported in Ireland
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Covid placentitis: Four more stillbirths and two babies' deaths reported in Ireland

Jan 13th 2022, 2:16 PM 44,460 Views 24 Comments

The deaths occurred from October to December 2021.

# health - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Leas Ceann Comhairle concerned about govt 'lack of accountability' on Covid heading into 2022
# Interview
# Interview

Leas Ceann Comhairle concerned about govt 'lack of accountability' on Covid heading into 2022

Jan 2nd 2022, 7:00 AM 35,523 Views 25 Comments

Connolly says she is concerned about democracy and the lack of oversight of ‘draconian’ laws being rolled over into next year.

# health - Saturday 1 January, 2022

Opinion: Five a day will keep the doctors away, or will they?
# More Greens
# More Greens

Opinion: Five a day will keep the doctors away, or will they?

Jan 1st 2022, 7:30 AM 30,285 Views 12 Comments

Chartered Psychologist Dr Jolanta Burke looks at the five-a-day advice and wonders if we’re getting enough nutrition.

# health - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

United's Lindelof hoping for swift return after positive Covid test amid difficult December
# Get Well Soon
From The42
# Get Well Soon

United's Lindelof hoping for swift return after positive Covid test amid difficult December

Dec 29th 2021, 6:27 PM 4,410 Views 4 Comments

The Swede struggled with breathing difficulties at Norwich and has now contracted coronavirus.

# health - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Opinion: This year, let go of the 'perfect Christmas' and choose self-compassion
# Wellness
# Wellness

Opinion: This year, let go of the 'perfect Christmas' and choose self-compassion

Dec 22nd 2021, 7:00 PM 19,803 Views 6 Comments

Two chartered psychologists offer some helpful advice to help you avoid letting Christmas get you down this year.

# health - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Three elective hospitals to be developed in Cork, Galway and Dublin to help tackle waiting lists
# Sláintecare
# Sláintecare

Three elective hospitals to be developed in Cork, Galway and Dublin to help tackle waiting lists

Dec 21st 2021, 7:39 PM 33,819 Views 28 Comments

It is estimated that they will cater for up to 940,000 planned procedures and operations every year.

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