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# healthcare - 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 38,329 Views 104 Comments

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

# healthcare - Monday 4 January, 2021

GP: 'We're seeing lots of family groups and everybody is infected in the house'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

GP: 'We're seeing lots of family groups and everybody is infected in the house'

Jan 4th 2021, 4:13 PM 102,010 Views 28 Comments

Covid-19 testing criteria for close contacts changed last week.

# healthcare - Friday 1 January, 2021

Notes from a GP: '20% of Christmas Covid tests have been positive in our practice'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Notes from a GP: '20% of Christmas Covid tests have been positive in our practice'

Jan 1st 2021, 3:54 PM 47,692 Views 26 Comments

Our GP outlines the spike in Covid cases and says he agrees with NPHET’s decision not to automatically test close contacts of confirmed cases.

# healthcare - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Dr Mark Murphy: What impact is private health insurance having on our health services?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Dr Mark Murphy: What impact is private health insurance having on our health services?

Dec 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,909 Views 36 Comments

Dublin-based GP Mark Murphy looks at the impact private insurance has had on our the whole system and asks if it is a help or a hindrance.

# healthcare - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Student nurse: 'I never understood why nurses left Ireland, but now I plan to join them'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Student nurse: 'I never understood why nurses left Ireland, but now I plan to join them'

Dec 5th 2020, 7:30 AM 145,324 Views 166 Comments

Chloe Slevin shares her disgust at the recent decision by Government to vote down a motion to pay student nurses and midwives.

# healthcare - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Taoiseach says it's 'not satisfactory' that trans healthcare report hasn't been published
# Health
# Health

Taoiseach says it's 'not satisfactory' that trans healthcare report hasn't been published

Dec 2nd 2020, 2:14 PM 13,519 Views 0 Comments

The National Trans Healthcare Steering Committee has raised concerns about the status of the report.

# healthcare - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Dr Mark Murphy: We need to rethink how we fund the health service
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Dr Mark Murphy: We need to rethink how we fund the health service

Dec 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 16,152 Views 17 Comments

Dublin-based GP Mark Murphy illustrates where the failings are in how we fund our healthcare system.

# healthcare - Saturday 14 November, 2020

'I'm at the bottom of the list': Non-EU doctors in Ireland still face barriers in accessing specialist training
# Consultants Shortage
# Consultants Shortage

'I'm at the bottom of the list': Non-EU doctors in Ireland still face barriers in accessing specialist training

Nov 14th 2020, 8:00 PM 31,692 Views 30 Comments

The Irish Medical Council said that it hoped recent changes in law would prompt more doctors to stay in Ireland to pursue specialist training here.

# healthcare - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Under-staffing issues in health service 'exacerbated by Covid-19 absences'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Under-staffing issues in health service 'exacerbated by Covid-19 absences'

Oct 21st 2020, 6:15 AM 13,126 Views 11 Comments

The INMO will appear at the Dáil’s health committee today.

# healthcare - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Cross-border co-operation on Covid-19 raises hopes for all-island healthcare system amid Brexit fears
# Health
# Health

Cross-border co-operation on Covid-19 raises hopes for all-island healthcare system amid Brexit fears

Oct 18th 2020, 12:10 AM 33,725 Views 23 Comments

For years, cross-border healthcare has been slowly and tentatively developing. Now Brexit poses a threat.

# healthcare - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Covid-19 infections among health workers are 'decreasing steadily', WHO says
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 infections among health workers are 'decreasing steadily', WHO says

Oct 13th 2020, 8:38 PM 17,091 Views 12 Comments

Healthcare workers have since the beginning of the pandemic been disproportionately affected by the crisis.

# healthcare - Thursday 24 September, 2020

'Exhausted' healthcare workers worry about long winter as Covid-19 hospital numbers rise
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Exhausted' healthcare workers worry about long winter as Covid-19 hospital numbers rise

Sep 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 16,955 Views 37 Comments

Doctors treating patients with the disease have said the severity of the illness for those admitted to hospital has not changed.

# healthcare - Friday 12 June, 2020

Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'

Jun 12th 2020, 12:28 PM 15,204 Views 56 Comments

A new paper calls on policymakers to ‘transform’ precarious and low-paid jobs.

88% of healthcare workers with Covid-19 got the virus at work
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

88% of healthcare workers with Covid-19 got the virus at work

Jun 12th 2020, 11:14 AM 16,398 Views 23 Comments

The INMO wants Covid-19 to be classed as a personal injury under health and safety legislation.

# healthcare - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Five weeks in lockdown in hospital is tough - and the food makes it worse
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

Five weeks in lockdown in hospital is tough - and the food makes it worse

May 30th 2020, 6:00 PM 54,261 Views 55 Comments

A patient with cystic fibrosis, for whom nutrition is key to health, shares her hospital food experience.

# healthcare - Monday 25 May, 2020

Using all of our health service facilities has helped against Covid-19. Any change to that should be handled carefully
# Opinion
# Opinion

Using all of our health service facilities has helped against Covid-19. Any change to that should be handled carefully

May 25th 2020, 7:30 AM 14,447 Views 23 Comments

Dr Ciarán Ó Riain says the current system is necessary if we are to maintain healthcare for all and protect patients in any future infection waves.

# healthcare - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Dr Gabrielle Colleran: 'We cannot tolerate elderly patients lying on trolleys when Covid-19 is still a threat'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Dr Gabrielle Colleran: 'We cannot tolerate elderly patients lying on trolleys when Covid-19 is still a threat'

May 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,864 Views 6 Comments

Dr Gabrielle Colleran of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association says healthcare will have to take on a very different shape in the coming months.

# healthcare - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

'Longer work days' and 'virtual clinics' among HSE suggestions for healthcare workers with children
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'Longer work days' and 'virtual clinics' among HSE suggestions for healthcare workers with children

May 6th 2020, 2:47 PM 12,542 Views 2 Comments

The HSE has acknowledged that the government childcare scheme “does not address the majority of situations”.

# healthcare - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

There will be delays in coronavirus tests and results in coming weeks, Taoiseach says
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

There will be delays in coronavirus tests and results in coming weeks, Taoiseach says

Apr 1st 2020, 1:45 PM 38,908 Views 93 Comments

Leo Varadkar said he understands the anxiety and worry of people waiting for tests and results.

# healthcare - Thursday 26 March, 2020

WATCH: TDs and people all over the country applaud frontline healthcare workers in unison
# Covid-19 Pandemic
# Covid-19 Pandemic

WATCH: TDs and people all over the country applaud frontline healthcare workers in unison

Updated Mar 26th 2020, 8:15 PM 74,327 Views 116 Comments

The clapping began at 8pm.

# healthcare - Monday 23 March, 2020

O'Neills sportswear to start manufacturing scrubs for healthcare staff
# Covid-19
From The42
# Covid-19

O'Neills sportswear to start manufacturing scrubs for healthcare staff

Mar 23rd 2020, 4:24 PM 26,780 Views 15 Comments

The company made the announcement this afternoon.

# healthcare - Friday 13 March, 2020

Finance minister says 'work is underway' to address childcare challenge faced by healthcare workers
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Finance minister says 'work is underway' to address childcare challenge faced by healthcare workers

Mar 13th 2020, 3:35 PM 19,937 Views 30 Comments

Paschal Donohue said work is underway in relation to the issue following representations from workers unions in the last 24 hours.

# healthcare - Thursday 12 March, 2020

St Vincent's Hospital starts recruiting for healthcare workers to meet rising demand amid coronavirus outbreak
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

St Vincent's Hospital starts recruiting for healthcare workers to meet rising demand amid coronavirus outbreak

Mar 12th 2020, 4:17 PM 23,041 Views 12 Comments

Some posts will be filled immediately.

# healthcare - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

UK MP diagnosed with coronavirus as British GPs warn routine health checks could be halted
# Nadine Dorries
# Nadine Dorries

UK MP diagnosed with coronavirus as British GPs warn routine health checks could be halted

Updated Mar 10th 2020, 10:45 PM 41,300 Views 26 Comments

Nadine Dorries said that as soon as she was informed she took all the advised precautions and has been self-isolating at home.

# healthcare - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

'The most important thing is to talk about it': Trans couple open up in intimate new documentary
# Transitioning
# Transitioning

'The most important thing is to talk about it': Trans couple open up in intimate new documentary

Feb 26th 2020, 6:10 AM 32,758 Views 0 Comments

Victoria and Max are a trans couple who are hoping that speaking about their experiences will help others in a similar position.

# healthcare - Monday 24 February, 2020

'I thought I was crazy': Patients with rare diseases urge next government to deliver on supports
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'I thought I was crazy': Patients with rare diseases urge next government to deliver on supports

Feb 24th 2020, 3:46 PM 15,218 Views 2 Comments

Around 6% of the population in Ireland is living with a rare disease such as PKU and cystic fibrosis.

# healthcare - Sunday 5 January, 2020

'Not realistic': Free GP care for under 13s questioned by medical group
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'Not realistic': Free GP care for under 13s questioned by medical group

Updated Jan 5th 2020, 4:29 PM 27,008 Views 74 Comments

Six and seven-year-olds would receive free care from this year under proposed legislation.

# healthcare - Friday 27 December, 2019

There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter

Dec 27th 2019, 3:59 PM 9,043 Views 19 Comments

“200 more people a day tend an Emergency Department now than when I became Minister for Health,” Harris claimed today.

# healthcare - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

‘Remarkable coincidence’ that two campaigners' smear results were mixed up, hearing told
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

‘Remarkable coincidence’ that two campaigners' smear results were mixed up, hearing told

Updated Dec 18th 2019, 1:00 PM 19,231 Views 6 Comments

Professor Kitchener said the findings of the RCog report “were striking” with “significant implications”, but “not unexpected”.

# healthcare - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Staff shortages restricting opening hours at children’s urgent care centre at Connolly Hospital
# Staff Shortages
# Staff Shortages

Staff shortages restricting opening hours at children’s urgent care centre at Connolly Hospital

Nov 28th 2019, 9:18 PM 8,088 Views 13 Comments

Opening hours at the centre in Dublin are currently 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

# healthcare - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear
# Cost Overruns
# Cost Overruns

Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear

Nov 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 15,079 Views 25 Comments

The fact some measures of the project remain uncosted is ‘laughable’ says Labour’s Alan Kelly.

# healthcare - Monday 25 November, 2019

Waiting for a ward and not informed: The problems patients faced in Irish hospitals
# Inpatient Experience
# Inpatient Experience

Waiting for a ward and not informed: The problems patients faced in Irish hospitals

Nov 25th 2019, 11:49 AM 10,060 Views 10 Comments

“I acknowledge where we are, I acknowledge we’ve a lot to do,” the new HSE CEO Paul Reid said.

# healthcare - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

'Devastating': Trans people on wrong waiting list for years after referrals were 'misplaced'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'Devastating': Trans people on wrong waiting list for years after referrals were 'misplaced'

Nov 6th 2019, 5:58 PM 15,053 Views 22 Comments

Over 100 people were affected by the HSE’s error.

# healthcare - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Free contraception recommended for young women only, due to cost
# Hard Pill To Swallow
# Hard Pill To Swallow

Free contraception recommended for young women only, due to cost

Oct 29th 2019, 12:44 PM 19,640 Views 32 Comments

Making contraception free for everyone could be “an ineffective use of scarce resources”, a report has found.

# healthcare - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil
# Caged
# Caged

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil

Oct 16th 2019, 3:01 PM 10,647 Views 12 Comments

Several carers spoke today about the huge amount of work they do looking after loved ones.

# healthcare - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased

Oct 8th 2019, 3:54 PM 25,040 Views 15 Comments

The total budget for the sector has been increased to €17.4 billion.

# healthcare - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

13-year-old boy with cerebral palsy awarded €15 million over injuries at birth
# Arron O’Keeffe
# Arron O’Keeffe

13-year-old boy with cerebral palsy awarded €15 million over injuries at birth

Jul 30th 2019, 4:26 PM 12,447 Views 4 Comments

Arron O’Keeffe’s family said that this wasn’t “a lottery win” for him, and that the money will go towards caring for their son.

# healthcare - Monday 22 July, 2019

Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?
# Home Help Hours
# Home Help Hours

Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?

Jul 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 15,753 Views 8 Comments

A total of 6,819 people are waiting for funding for home help hours, but the HSE continues to deny any cuts to the service.

# healthcare - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Harris says HSE can't continue in its current form and announces return of six regional healthcare areas
# Sláintecare
# Sláintecare

Harris says HSE can't continue in its current form and announces return of six regional healthcare areas

Jul 17th 2019, 3:34 PM 30,086 Views 61 Comments

Harris described today’s announcement as the biggest restructuring of the HSE in 15 years .

# healthcare - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Support staff strike: HSE says situation at hospitals 'challenging' as further talks planned
# Industrial Dispute
# Industrial Dispute

Support staff strike: HSE says situation at hospitals 'challenging' as further talks planned

Updated Jun 26th 2019, 5:30 PM 20,390 Views 46 Comments

The issue centres on a dispute over pay increases.

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