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#Healthcare

# healthcare - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'He fought to maintain his sanity': Posters go up near Mountjoy raising awareness of prisoner healthcare

The posters use archive photographs and historical information about Irish prisons.

# healthcare - Friday 2 November, 2018

How access to health services differs if you've private insurance or are 'in the twilight zone'

Ireland’s two-tiered system contributes to the type of service patients receive, even from public providers, a new report has found.

# healthcare - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Ireland's pay rates are not pushing more nurses, midwives and doctors to work abroad - report

The report said that there were issues around recruiting consultants with certain specialities in specific areas.

# healthcare - Saturday 1 September, 2018

'It's a battle for resources': Questions asked about ambulance delays in Monaghan

There have been a number of “inordinate” delays in Monaghan, prompting councillors to ask for an explanation.

# healthcare - Monday 27 August, 2018

HSE says 'there is no question' of downgrading University Hospital Kerry despite local concerns

Sinn Féin councillor Toiréasa Ferris says she is worried the hospital could be ‘downgraded by stealth’

# healthcare - Friday 24 August, 2018

Parents of toddler who was unresponsive for an hour given 'mixed messages' about ambulance location

“Another 2 minutes and we would have been dealing with a very different outcome,” the parents were told at the Cavan hospital.

# healthcare - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Injuries or near-injuries of patients at Irish hospitals jumped last year

There were an average of 160 patient safety incidents per day last year.

# healthcare - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Emma Mhic Mhathúna receives extra portion of settlement to purchase Dublin home close to treatment

A Dublin home would mean the mother wouldn’t have to travel to and from Kerry for her cancer treatment.

# healthcare - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes

There was a 10% increase in health expenditure between 2011 and 2016.

# healthcare - Friday 22 June, 2018

Of 204 requests for CervicalCheck files, just over half have been answered

There’s been a massive spike in requests this year for files from the CervicalCheck programme.

# healthcare - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately

Today’s interim report has recommended that women should not encounter any financial obstacles while participating in investigations.

# healthcare - Monday 11 June, 2018

State settles case with Drogheda family over death of eight-day-old baby

In July 2014, baby Thomas died after a feeding tube was inserted into a chamber of his heart.

# healthcare - Monday 4 June, 2018

For parents of children who are seriously ill, guilt is a common feeling they grapple with

Dr Aidan McKiernan, a Senior Clinical Psychologist with the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, spoke to TheJournal.ie ahead of Children’s Hospice Week.

# healthcare - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Dentists claim rise in tooth extractions caused by structure of medical card scheme

The Irish Dental Association has found that 90% of dentists say they are dissatisfied with the level of care they can provide under the scheme.

# healthcare - Saturday 19 May, 2018

'I was in pain all the time': Pregnant woman denied treatment for 'gangrenous ovarian cyst'

Kate Campbell had to have her ovary, fallopian tube and part of her abdominal wall removed.

# healthcare - Friday 4 May, 2018

One of 208 women affected by smear test scandal 'fighting' to get medical card back

The woman was recently told that her smear test had been reviewed and a different action could have been taken.

# healthcare - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Portiuncula Hospital review found 'serious management errors' made in cases of 10 babies

The report looked at 18 cases of maternity care at the Galway hospital.

# healthcare - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

There are 10 active legal claims made in relation to CervicalCheck smear tests

Legal proceedings against the HSE or laboratories involved in smear tests have commenced in 6 of those cases.

# healthcare - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Savita Halappanavar: Her tragic death and how she became part of Ireland's abortion debate

Her name and face are known the country over. She left a mark on Ireland, its medical care and its laws.

# healthcare - Friday 27 April, 2018

'Between the doctor, antibiotics and the four days off, it was €600 that I will never see again'

While health inequalities affect people of different backgrounds, those who have precarious jobs are in especially difficult situations, writes Sinead Pembroke.

# healthcare - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Need a crash course in the history of the Eighth Amendment?

Get yourself up to speed.

# healthcare - Monday 9 April, 2018

Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills

The North’s abortion laws are considered some of the most severe in the world, according to Amnesty.

Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women

The aim of the tests would be to reduce instances of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Ireland.

# healthcare - Sunday 25 February, 2018

13-year-old girl waited 50 minutes for ambulance after neurological attack

A local TD has said that the air ambulance should have responded to the 999 call.

# healthcare - Friday 16 February, 2018

'The problem has advanced significantly': Mullingar man waits 9 years for orthodontic treatment

Fine Gael TD Peter Burke has said that prompt treatment was critical in terms of young adults’ body image.

# healthcare - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study

Single fathers ate fewer fruit and vegetables, and were more likely to binge drink than single mothers and partnered parents, the study found.

# healthcare - Thursday 1 February, 2018

55 people have died during this year's flu season

The HSE says that we may have reached peak flu season this week.

# healthcare - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Radiologist position 'has been empty for seven years'

Calls have been made for rural doctors to be paid a premium.

# healthcare - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Selling energy drinks to children: No plans from other retailers to copy Aldi's ban

Retailers such as Dunnes Stores, Centra and SuperValu haven’t announced any plans to follow Aldi’s lead.

# healthcare - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Smoking one cigarette a day instead of 20 'just halves your risk of a heart attack'

“In order to get the big benefits on cardiovascular disease [smokers] need to quit completely,” the lead author said.

# healthcare - Friday 12 January, 2018

Simon Harris 'concerned' about care terminally-ill woman received over New Year's weekend

The woman’s daughter, Siobhán Tobin, wrote an open letter to the Health Minister about trying to access out of hours services.

# healthcare - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Scan review: 34 patients were asked to go back to University Hospital Kerry

All have been given the all-clear since their fresh investigations.

# healthcare - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system

The hospital has received two complaints in relation to yesterday’s long waiting times.

# healthcare - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'A knife was pulled on me for refusing a prescription': GPs want more protection from violent patients HSE

'A knife was pulled on me for refusing a prescription': GPs want more protection from violent patients

A union representing GPs say there’s been an increase in the number of attacks on their members over the past several years; GPs want the HSE to put a process in place to protect staff and patients.

# healthcare - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

'I don't want to jump queues': Thousands waiting up to 4 years for cataract surgery

The eye condition causes a person’s vision to become impaired, and is the leading cause of blindness in the world.

# healthcare - Saturday 11 November, 2017

'What was particularly scary about these voices is I am deaf and don’t normally hear people talking'

Karen Sinnott writes about her struggle to get treatment – and her journey to the UK.

# healthcare - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Demand for every kind of health service in Ireland is set to go through the roof in the next 13 years

According to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) Ireland’s rapidly growing (and ageing) population will create a huge demand for healthcare by 2030.

# healthcare - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Not everyone's happy with the name for the children's hospital

It’s going to be called the Phoenix Children’s Health.

# healthcare - Monday 23 October, 2017

The new children's hospital will be called... Phoenix Children's Health

The project is projected to cost over €1 billion in full and is due to be completed in 2021.

# healthcare - Thursday 19 October, 2017

After some confusion, hospitals told to pay doctors and nurses who didn't go to work on Monday

There was some confusion over what employees should do in the event of national red weather warnings.

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