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# 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 15,810 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 30,095 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 20,458 Views 46 Comments

The issue centres on a dispute over pay increases.

# healthcare - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Taoiseach says offer to phase in pay increase for striking health workers was made 'out of good will'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Taoiseach says offer to phase in pay increase for striking health workers was made 'out of good will'

Updated Jun 25th 2019, 6:30 PM 27,653 Views 50 Comments

A strike by around 10,000 healthcare support workers is taking place tomorrow.

# healthcare - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

'Lives on hold': Recruitment freeze in HSE preventing workers from starting their new jobs
# In Limbo
# In Limbo

'Lives on hold': Recruitment freeze in HSE preventing workers from starting their new jobs

May 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 31,449 Views 25 Comments

One healthcare worker said that she may have “nowhere to live” by the end of the month because she can’t yet take up her new job.

# healthcare - Monday 29 April, 2019

'Grave concerns' as president and council of national GP group resign
# Pressure
# Pressure

'Grave concerns' as president and council of national GP group resign

Apr 29th 2019, 8:33 AM 23,086 Views 25 Comments

There had been “serious issues of internal governance” at the National Association of General Practitioners, a statement said.

# healthcare - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Opinion: 'There are consequences to paying for all the most expensive new drugs'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'There are consequences to paying for all the most expensive new drugs'

Apr 25th 2019, 7:00 AM 25,849 Views 28 Comments

We need to radically improve waiting times for treatment rather than focus on buying all the most expensive drugs, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.

# healthcare - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Ten out of 19 maternity units have abortion services in place
# Rotunda Hospital
# Rotunda Hospital

Ten out of 19 maternity units have abortion services in place

Apr 21st 2019, 12:10 AM 25,844 Views 71 Comments

The HSE has said that “service demand remains within the predicted limits” in relation to abortion services.

# healthcare - Thursday 18 April, 2019

UHL doctors write open letter outlining challenges they face treating patients
# Challenging Times
# Challenging Times

UHL doctors write open letter outlining challenges they face treating patients

Apr 18th 2019, 9:33 PM 17,177 Views 20 Comments

The letter was signed off by five doctors and addressed to ‘the people of the Mid West’.

# healthcare - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Private cancer patients getting access to drugs that public patients can't get is 'incredibly unfair'
# Inequality
# Inequality

Private cancer patients getting access to drugs that public patients can't get is 'incredibly unfair'

Apr 14th 2019, 7:47 PM 26,417 Views 74 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society said that lifesaving medicines should be available to everyone who could benefit from them, not just people with private health insurance.

# healthcare - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Free GP care for under 12s as government agrees new contract with doctors
# Reform
# Reform

Free GP care for under 12s as government agrees new contract with doctors

Apr 6th 2019, 2:59 PM 22,322 Views 47 Comments

The government is increasing funding for GPs in exchange for reforms and changes to the services they provide.

Poll: Do you agree with free GP care for under-12s?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Do you agree with free GP care for under-12s?

Apr 6th 2019, 10:03 AM 39,393 Views 106 Comments

Free GP care is already in place for children under 6.

# healthcare - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Former CervicalCheck boss says Harris was warned that offering extra smear tests could cause delays
# BACKLOG
# BACKLOG

Former CervicalCheck boss says Harris was warned that offering extra smear tests could cause delays

Updated Apr 3rd 2019, 12:59 PM 21,246 Views 56 Comments

Micheál Martin said the decision was made by the government to “save their own skin and cover their own tracks”.

# healthcare - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Paul Reid is the HSE's new director general
# Fingal County Council
# Fingal County Council

Paul Reid is the HSE's new director general

Apr 2nd 2019, 3:02 PM 19,760 Views 21 Comments

Varadkar said that Reid “developed a strong reputation as a dynamic and ambitious leader, who was always up for a challenge”.

# healthcare - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Of 4,500 repeat smear tests that expired, 2,500 have been retested
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Of 4,500 repeat smear tests that expired, 2,500 have been retested

Mar 27th 2019, 5:46 PM 6,203 Views 11 Comments

Around half of the women who were offered the option of a retest have taken it up.

# healthcare - Monday 18 March, 2019

Clare TD Michael Harty: 'I took a different view from my rural colleagues on the drink driving laws'
# Independent TD
# Independent TD

Clare TD Michael Harty: 'I took a different view from my rural colleagues on the drink driving laws'

Mar 18th 2019, 8:00 AM 23,912 Views 12 Comments

“The day of just two will do is no longer acceptable,” Dr Michael Harty, chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, told TheJournal.ie.

# healthcare - Saturday 9 March, 2019

'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals
# Dignity
# Dignity

'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals

Mar 9th 2019, 11:00 AM 10,263 Views 5 Comments

It comes as new stats show over 2,000 cases where a homeless person has been discharged from hospital in the past seven years.

# healthcare - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Terminally-ill midwife Philomena Canning says she's 'vindicated' after settling case with HSE
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Terminally-ill midwife Philomena Canning says she's 'vindicated' after settling case with HSE

Mar 2nd 2019, 5:40 PM 24,448 Views 7 Comments

Canning says she’s both relieved and saddened to have settled the case.

# healthcare - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Bitter medicine: NHS 'harmed' in all Brexit scenarios, but no-deal will hit hardest
# Critical
# Critical

Bitter medicine: NHS 'harmed' in all Brexit scenarios, but no-deal will hit hardest

Feb 26th 2019, 6:10 AM 8,752 Views 7 Comments

In the run up to the 2016 Brexit vote, ‘Leave’ campaigners promised it would deliver millions for the NHS.

# healthcare - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Health committee chair to vote against Simon Harris in no-confidence motion
# Dr Michael Harty
# Dr Michael Harty

Health committee chair to vote against Simon Harris in no-confidence motion

Feb 19th 2019, 9:42 AM 12,746 Views 27 Comments

“He’s given impression that this is a priority for him,” the Independent Clare TD said.

# healthcare - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Opinion: Is public healthcare in Ireland failing because we've chosen the path to failure?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Is public healthcare in Ireland failing because we've chosen the path to failure?

Feb 16th 2019, 7:30 PM 46,708 Views 125 Comments

‘As we cry in frustration over the recurring ineptitude of the state to deliver decent public healthcare service for citizens’ Maebh Ní Fhallúin examines how we got here.

# healthcare - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'
# Industrial Unrest
# Industrial Unrest

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'

Feb 7th 2019, 10:23 AM 15,372 Views 77 Comments

Three more strikes are due to take place next Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.

# healthcare - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Can Northern Irish women access abortion services here for free? The government is finding out
# Attorney General
# Attorney General

Can Northern Irish women access abortion services here for free? The government is finding out

Feb 6th 2019, 7:17 AM 14,590 Views 85 Comments

Women in Northern Ireland can access abortion services here, but it will cost them €450, the Dáil was told yesterday.

# healthcare - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Three-quarters of Irish people support nurses as 24-hour strike kicks off around the country
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Three-quarters of Irish people support nurses as 24-hour strike kicks off around the country

Jan 30th 2019, 6:15 AM 16,870 Views 99 Comments

The nurses have gone on strike over what they call a recruitment and retention issue in the healthcare sector.

# healthcare - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

'It's so badly needed': Harris defends development of children's hospital despite rising costs
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

'It's so badly needed': Harris defends development of children's hospital despite rising costs

Updated Jan 29th 2019, 4:27 PM 12,017 Views 63 Comments

Minister for Health Simon Harris appeared before the Health Committee this afternoon.

# healthcare - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Psychiatric nurses to strike in February over 'recruitment and retention crisis'
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Psychiatric nurses to strike in February over 'recruitment and retention crisis'

Jan 10th 2019, 4:45 PM 10,163 Views 45 Comments

They join members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation who are also due to go on strike.

'We had a very short interval': Some practitioners concerned over timing of abortion services
# Abortion
# Abortion

'We had a very short interval': Some practitioners concerned over timing of abortion services

Jan 10th 2019, 1:53 PM 16,603 Views 134 Comments

Some hospitals are waiting for the system to be fully up and running before providing the service.

# healthcare - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Simon Harris was warned that smear test backlog was 'intensifying concern' among women
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Simon Harris was warned that smear test backlog was 'intensifying concern' among women

Jan 9th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,111 Views 24 Comments

“During the Repeal the Eighth campaign you stated that you trusted women… but your behaviour during this debacle suggests otherwise,” one letter said.

# healthcare - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Nurses and midwives are to go on strike for 24 hours on Wednesday 30 January
# Strike
# Strike

Nurses and midwives are to go on strike for 24 hours on Wednesday 30 January

Jan 8th 2019, 3:52 PM 56,028 Views 117 Comments

Further strike days will follow in February if the dispute goes unresolved, the INMO says.

'We've been brought to this': Nurses and midwives to announce strike action dates
# INMO
# INMO

'We've been brought to this': Nurses and midwives to announce strike action dates

Jan 8th 2019, 6:01 AM 23,330 Views 70 Comments

“The last thing the health service needs is a strike,” Health Minister Simon Harris said yesterday.

# healthcare - Friday 28 December, 2018

National Maternity Hospital to begin abortion services on 7 January
# Crisis Pregnancy
# Crisis Pregnancy

National Maternity Hospital to begin abortion services on 7 January

Dec 28th 2018, 2:35 PM 28,298 Views 117 Comments

There were some concerns in recent weeks that hospitals would not be ready in time.

# healthcare - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Irish people are living longer and the birth rate is falling
# Ageing Population
# Ageing Population

Irish people are living longer and the birth rate is falling

Dec 27th 2018, 11:28 AM 17,670 Views 51 Comments

A new report looks into several areas of both the health of the nation and health services in general.

# healthcare - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

FactCheck: Were Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'?
# Pet Names
# Pet Names

FactCheck: Were Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'?

Dec 4th 2018, 11:49 AM 41,967 Views 53 Comments

Yesterday it was described as political correctness “gone mad”, but did the HSE even say it?

# healthcare - Monday 26 November, 2018

'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals

Nov 26th 2018, 12:21 PM 25,252 Views 72 Comments

Patients have highlighted issues with communication from their doctors and the discharge process.

# healthcare - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Mother pleads for funding as daughter spends over 115 days in Wexford General Hospital
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Mother pleads for funding as daughter spends over 115 days in Wexford General Hospital

Nov 22nd 2018, 6:10 AM 68,587 Views 7 Comments

The teenager’s family want her moved to a more appropriate residential care unit.

# healthcare - Saturday 17 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 17th 2018, 9:00 PM 23,028 Views 29 Comments

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'
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

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

Nov 2nd 2018, 8:40 AM 20,959 Views 26 Comments

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
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

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

Sep 4th 2018, 6:08 PM 26,576 Views 75 Comments

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
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

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

Sep 1st 2018, 9:00 PM 8,994 Views 10 Comments

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
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

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

Aug 27th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,947 Views 10 Comments

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