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# healthcare - Saturday 21 May, 2022

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

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

Sat 8:00 AM 16,648 Views 0 Comments

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

# healthcare - Thursday 19 May, 2022

UK Government moves to ensure full delivery of abortion services in Northern Ireland
# Abortion
# Abortion

UK Government moves to ensure full delivery of abortion services in Northern Ireland

Thu 7:44 PM 9,042 Views 39 Comments

Abortion services have yet to centrally commissioned in Northern Ireland due to a political impasse.

# healthcare - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

'We needed more beds, we still need more beds': Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'We needed more beds, we still need more beds': Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?

May 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 8,415 Views 11 Comments

With Ireland now in a different phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, will lessons be learned from the crisis gone by?

# healthcare - Monday 16 May, 2022

Why we emigrated: Irish healthcare professionals on what pushed them to leave
# Out Of Here
# Out Of Here

Why we emigrated: Irish healthcare professionals on what pushed them to leave

May 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 36,111 Views 25 Comments
  • The problem is not unique to Ireland but there are a lot of push factors in the Irish healthcare system, according to staff
  • The situation is radically different in other countries, say nurses, doctors and physios who have left Ireland
  • " I was in a theatre all day with one surgeon and I worked every day with him for a year and he didn’t know my name."

# healthcare - Sunday 15 May, 2022

More than half of people in Ireland think that healthcare is getting worse
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

More than half of people in Ireland think that healthcare is getting worse

May 15th 2022, 12:05 AM 15,775 Views 36 Comments
  • People on lower incomes and without health insurance were most likely to say that Ireland's healthcare system is worsening
  • People earning over €80,000 were most likely to say that the system has stayed the same
  • However, responses were split when it came to people's individual experiences of the system, reports Jack White

# healthcare - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Poll: Do you have private health insurance?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Do you have private health insurance?

May 11th 2022, 10:00 AM 44,888 Views 45 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project is looking at healthcare in Ireland and we want to hear from you.

# healthcare - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Open Thread:  What one change would you like to see in the Irish healthcare system?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Open Thread: What one change would you like to see in the Irish healthcare system?

May 10th 2022, 8:00 PM 14,756 Views 79 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project is looking at healthcare in Ireland and we want to hear from you.

# healthcare - Sunday 8 May, 2022

Can Ireland's health system be fixed, or is it beyond repair?
# Health In Ireland
# Health In Ireland

Can Ireland's health system be fixed, or is it beyond repair?

May 8th 2022, 8:30 AM 16,819 Views 33 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project will take a look at healthcare in Ireland.

# healthcare - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

'All lawfully permitted procedures', including abortion, to be allowed in new NMH, minister says
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'All lawfully permitted procedures', including abortion, to be allowed in new NMH, minister says

Updated May 3rd 2022, 9:47 PM 33,819 Views 41 Comments

The health minister and several medical professionals held a press conference this evening about the legal framework governing the new hospital.

‘Draft opinion’ on US abortion rights authentic document but not a final decision - chief justice
# Roe V Wade
# Roe V Wade

‘Draft opinion’ on US abortion rights authentic document but not a final decision - chief justice

Updated May 3rd 2022, 5:57 PM 22,432 Views 112 Comments

The draft opinion would allow individual states to more heavily regulate or outright ban abortion.

# healthcare - Thursday 28 April, 2022

Sisters of Charity transfer share of hospital group to charity, lifting obstacle to NMH plans
# Vincents Hospital Group
# Vincents Hospital Group

Sisters of Charity transfer share of hospital group to charity, lifting obstacle to NMH plans

Apr 28th 2022, 5:57 PM 16,411 Views 40 Comments

The development is part of years of debate about the ownership of the site of the new National Maternity Hospital.

# healthcare - Saturday 23 April, 2022

Timeframe still not decided for inquiry into epilepsy drug that can cause birth defects
# Valproate
# Valproate

Timeframe still not decided for inquiry into epilepsy drug that can cause birth defects

Apr 23rd 2022, 10:00 AM 11,503 Views 2 Comments

The medicine was prescribed without warnings to patients for years after regulators knew about its risks.

# healthcare - Thursday 21 April, 2022

'Bonkers' overtime worked by junior doctors causing burnout and risks for patients
# Overworked
# Overworked

'Bonkers' overtime worked by junior doctors causing burnout and risks for patients

Apr 21st 2022, 12:05 AM 26,015 Views 60 Comments
  • Excessive overtime worked by junior doctors is causing burnout and unsafe working conditions, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Junior doctors are regularly working hours far beyond what should be acceptable in Irish hospitals, doctors say.
  • The HSE recorded 2.8 million hours of overtime for junior doctors last year.

# healthcare - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

Govt won't oppose hospital parking bill, but department 'working on plans' to cap daily charge
# Hospital Parking
# Hospital Parking

Govt won't oppose hospital parking bill, but department 'working on plans' to cap daily charge

Feb 16th 2022, 6:30 AM 16,811 Views 8 Comments

The private members’ bill is being brought forward by the Aontú party.

# healthcare - Friday 4 February, 2022

No HSE climate plan currently in place, but focus first on reducing emissions from buildings
# Cutting Emissions
# Cutting Emissions

No HSE climate plan currently in place, but focus first on reducing emissions from buildings

Feb 4th 2022, 6:30 AM 8,010 Views 19 Comments

A plan to decarbonise HSE buildings will be published in March with a wider climate action plan to follow.

# healthcare - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Excess deaths of 360 a year due to A&E delays in Ireland may be 'significant underestimate'
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Excess deaths of 360 a year due to A&E delays in Ireland may be 'significant underestimate'

Feb 2nd 2022, 12:03 AM 13,601 Views 15 Comments
  • A new study has suggested that one extra death may be caused for every 82 people waiting more than five hours.
  • The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine has said that five hour waits are "normal" within Irish hospitals.
  • Investment in beds is what's needed according to doctors, writes Rónán Duffy.

# healthcare - Monday 31 January, 2022

Consultants association warns of long waiting lists for bowel disease treatment
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Consultants association warns of long waiting lists for bowel disease treatment

Jan 31st 2022, 1:16 PM 14,575 Views 11 Comments

The IHCA is calling for the government to address a shortage of consultants.

44% increase in the number of Irish doctors emigrating to Australia since 2018
# Emigration
# Emigration

44% increase in the number of Irish doctors emigrating to Australia since 2018

Jan 31st 2022, 12:05 AM 37,234 Views 62 Comments
  • Young doctors are leaving Ireland for Australia for a better work-life balance, better training opportunities, and a better working environment.
  • There were 391 visa applications granted to Irish doctors last year - an increase of 59 visas, despite pandemic travel restrictions in place.
  • Australia's retention policies for healthcare workers has been praised as something Ireland can learn from.

# healthcare - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Three years into new abortion laws, Stephen Donnelly says 'ease of access' has not been achieved
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Three years into new abortion laws, Stephen Donnelly says 'ease of access' has not been achieved

Updated Dec 8th 2021, 4:30 PM 31,865 Views 91 Comments
  • An independent chair to lead a review into abortion laws has not yet been named.
  • The terms of reference for the review have been criticised for being too narrow.
  • The minister said today there has been a "significant reduction" in people travelling to the UK for terminations.

# healthcare - Monday 1 November, 2021

Are you a healthcare worker worried about hospitals this winter? We want to hear your story
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Are you a healthcare worker worried about hospitals this winter? We want to hear your story

Nov 1st 2021, 4:13 PM 9,861 Views 0 Comments

We want to get a sense of the difficulties staff are facing as hospitals fill up. Tell us your story.

# healthcare - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Taoiseach: 'It's not good enough' that children with scoliosis like Adam Terry must wait for surgery
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Taoiseach: 'It's not good enough' that children with scoliosis like Adam Terry must wait for surgery

Oct 13th 2021, 1:21 PM 19,951 Views 36 Comments

Labour leader Alan Kelly said that most people would forgo “modest tax changes” to ensure children could receive treatment.

# healthcare - Sunday 3 October, 2021

Government still committed to Slaintecare, says Cabinet minister
# Health Service
# Health Service

Government still committed to Slaintecare, says Cabinet minister

Oct 3rd 2021, 5:23 PM 9,382 Views 15 Comments

The healthcare initiative has suffered several resignations in recent weeks.

# healthcare - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Sláintecare Council to meet Donnelly for first time since resignations
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Sláintecare Council to meet Donnelly for first time since resignations

Sep 16th 2021, 7:52 PM 7,609 Views 5 Comments

The council is discussing the state of the project with the Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.

# healthcare - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Opposition TDs call on Health Minister to explain Sláintecare resignations
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Opposition TDs call on Health Minister to explain Sláintecare resignations

Sep 9th 2021, 12:21 PM 17,389 Views 27 Comments

Laura Magahy and Dr Tom Keane have stepped down from their roles.

# healthcare - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

'Huge disappointment' about new draft maternity restriction guidance, advocates say
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

'Huge disappointment' about new draft maternity restriction guidance, advocates say

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 6:12 PM 23,565 Views 54 Comments

Campaigners have criticised differing guidance for private rooms and those with multiple beds.

# healthcare - Sunday 29 August, 2021

Ireland's ambulance crisis: 'There are units going from hundreds of kilometres away to get to Dublin'
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Ireland's ambulance crisis: 'There are units going from hundreds of kilometres away to get to Dublin'

Aug 29th 2021, 12:05 AM 44,027 Views 59 Comments
  • Large numbers of emergency calls in Dublin in recent days have put pressure on the ambulance service, writes Garreth MacNamee.
  • Paramedics are having to be diverted from other parts of the country under a system which has been widely criticised.

# healthcare - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

One in four Irish people say their mental health declined during pandemic, survey shows
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

One in four Irish people say their mental health declined during pandemic, survey shows

Aug 25th 2021, 11:49 AM 13,016 Views 27 Comments

The RCSI survey found that one in five said their general health declined during this time.

# healthcare - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

'Crisis' in nursing home sector as government slow to act on reforms, says Nursing Home Ireland
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'Crisis' in nursing home sector as government slow to act on reforms, says Nursing Home Ireland

Aug 18th 2021, 8:22 AM 10,902 Views 10 Comments

Nursing home providers are “frustrated” as they wait for progress on recommendations made by an expert panel last year.

# healthcare - Saturday 14 August, 2021

Opinion: Excluding partners from maternity care is no longer excusable - there is a better way
# Bettermaternitycare
# Bettermaternitycare

Opinion: Excluding partners from maternity care is no longer excusable - there is a better way

Aug 14th 2021, 7:15 AM 16,797 Views 42 Comments

Linda Kelly says a clear roadmap for maternity services that includes partners needs to be introduced.

# healthcare - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Over 550 people crossed the Irish Sea for an abortion in 2020
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Over 550 people crossed the Irish Sea for an abortion in 2020

Jun 10th 2021, 2:27 PM 12,605 Views 6 Comments

The number of Irish residents having an abortion in the UK has dropped signficantly since the repeal of the eighth amendment.

# healthcare - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption
# Covid19
# Covid19

High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption

May 18th 2021, 1:21 PM 14,235 Views 1 Comment

People who are symptomatic are being advised to go to any community testing centre.

# healthcare - Monday 17 May, 2021

'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack
# Impact
# Impact

'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack

May 17th 2021, 5:25 PM 36,056 Views 14 Comments
  • Delays in laboratories mean it is taking hours for patient blood work to come back.
  • Healthcare workers are asking patients who have to attend EDs to bring as much information with them as possible.

# healthcare - Friday 14 May, 2021

HSE cyber attack: what services are affected and which ones are still working?
# HSE
# HSE

HSE cyber attack: what services are affected and which ones are still working?

May 14th 2021, 1:19 PM 21,847 Views 7 Comments

An IT shutdown has had an impact on wider operations today.

# healthcare - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

'We can't keep relying on other countries': HSE begins hiring experts to oversee service for trans youth
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

'We can't keep relying on other countries': HSE begins hiring experts to oversee service for trans youth

Apr 20th 2021, 8:00 PM 11,466 Views 0 Comments

Teni has welcomed the fact that a consultant psychiatrist and a paediatric endocrinologist are being hired.

# healthcare - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

'The lack of medical support is a travesty': Trans people facing five-year healthcare waiting list
# National Gender Service
# National Gender Service

'The lack of medical support is a travesty': Trans people facing five-year healthcare waiting list

Mar 31st 2021, 6:00 AM 32,746 Views 0 Comments

On Transgender Day of Visibility, Teni CEO Éirénne Carroll talks to The Journal about access to healthcare in Ireland and worrying developments in the US.

# healthcare - Saturday 27 March, 2021

How two different, expensive healthcare systems on this island have managed to (occasionally) work well together
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

How two different, expensive healthcare systems on this island have managed to (occasionally) work well together

Mar 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 16,047 Views 4 Comments

An all-island milk bank, children’s heart care, and cancer treatments has brought benefits – but research is needed for further health collaborations.

# healthcare - Friday 5 March, 2021

'We can't keep sending trans people abroad for major surgery with no aftercare when they get home'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'We can't keep sending trans people abroad for major surgery with no aftercare when they get home'

Mar 5th 2021, 6:30 AM 23,360 Views 0 Comments

The Irish healthcare system is failing transgender people and forcing them to go abroad for treatment, Noah Halpin has said.

# healthcare - Friday 26 February, 2021

Consultants call for urgent action as 860,000 sit on waiting lists for care
# HSE
# HSE

Consultants call for urgent action as 860,000 sit on waiting lists for care

Feb 26th 2021, 7:35 AM 12,076 Views 17 Comments

The IHCA said today that the HSE’s national service plan is welcome but “does not match the scale of the problem”.

# healthcare - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Covid-19 can survive on clothing for up to 72 hours, study shows
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Covid-19 can survive on clothing for up to 72 hours, study shows

Feb 24th 2021, 9:11 AM 78,066 Views 53 Comments

Researchers looked at how coronavirus behaves on three fabrics commonly used in the healthcare industry.

# healthcare - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Trans children being referred to healthcare service that 'doesn't exist yet'
# Crumlin
# Crumlin

Trans children being referred to healthcare service that 'doesn't exist yet'

Feb 11th 2021, 5:00 PM 35,732 Views 0 Comments

The Transgender Equality Network of Ireland said the situation is “very concerning” and will impact up to 100 people.

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