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# healthcare - Friday 24 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 24th 2018, 12:15 AM 38,843 Views 21 Comments

“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
# Patient Safety
# Patient Safety

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

Aug 12th 2018, 4:30 PM 10,359 Views 12 Comments

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
# High Court
# High Court

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

Jul 26th 2018, 1:49 PM 34,767 Views 27 Comments

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
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

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

Jun 23rd 2018, 7:00 AM 28,189 Views 1 Comment

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
# Smear Test Scandal
# Smear Test Scandal

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

Jun 22nd 2018, 7:30 PM 6,101 Views 2 Comments

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
# Cash Up Front
# Cash Up Front

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

Jun 12th 2018, 1:17 PM 17,940 Views 66 Comments

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
# Baby Thomas
# Baby Thomas

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

Jun 11th 2018, 4:55 PM 16,792 Views 10 Comments

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
# Hospice
# Hospice

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

Jun 4th 2018, 9:00 PM 12,161 Views 7 Comments

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
# Survey
# Survey

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

May 29th 2018, 7:53 PM 15,045 Views 28 Comments

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'
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

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

May 19th 2018, 2:14 PM 37,836 Views 70 Comments

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
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

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

May 4th 2018, 6:33 PM 24,565 Views 12 Comments

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
# Maternity Services
# Maternity Services

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

May 3rd 2018, 6:23 PM 11,648 Views 31 Comments

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
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

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

May 2nd 2018, 4:12 PM 8,544 Views 12 Comments

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
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

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

Apr 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 75,127 Views 235 Comments

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'
# Precarious Work
# Precarious Work

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

Apr 27th 2018, 7:00 AM 63,891 Views 52 Comments

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?
# Referendum
# Referendum

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

Apr 22nd 2018, 8:30 PM 14,503 Views 159 Comments

Get yourself up to speed.

# healthcare - Monday 9 April, 2018

Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills
# Debate
# Debate

Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills

Apr 9th 2018, 10:57 PM 16,833 Views 57 Comments

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
# Intervention
# Intervention

Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women

Apr 9th 2018, 4:13 PM 28,043 Views 92 Comments

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
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

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

Feb 25th 2018, 6:30 AM 45,405 Views 43 Comments

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
# Midlands
# Midlands

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

Feb 16th 2018, 6:01 AM 12,795 Views 19 Comments

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
# Lancet
# Lancet

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

Feb 14th 2018, 11:35 PM 11,253 Views 22 Comments

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
# Peak Flu
# Peak Flu

55 people have died during this year's flu season

Feb 1st 2018, 3:56 PM 18,116 Views 26 Comments

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'
# Letterkenny Hospital
# Letterkenny Hospital

Radiologist position 'has been empty for seven years'

Jan 30th 2018, 3:00 PM 13,290 Views 32 Comments

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
# Clipped Wings
# Clipped Wings

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

Jan 28th 2018, 8:30 AM 18,886 Views 26 Comments

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'
# Bmj Study
# Bmj Study

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

Jan 25th 2018, 8:33 AM 15,554 Views 26 Comments

“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
# North Wicklow
# North Wicklow

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

Jan 12th 2018, 12:43 PM 25,306 Views 65 Comments

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
# Scan Scandal
# Scan Scandal

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

Dec 21st 2017, 7:08 PM 5,725 Views 7 Comments

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
# Maternity Services
# Maternity Services

Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system

Dec 20th 2017, 9:42 PM 17,061 Views 12 Comments

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
# HSE

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

Nov 26th 2017, 12:05 AM 18,291 Views 27 Comments

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
# Mary Comber
# Mary Comber

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

Nov 22nd 2017, 3:38 PM 11,896 Views 54 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

Nov 11th 2017, 11:30 AM 22,535 Views 31 Comments

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
# We're Gettin' Old
# We're Gettin' Old

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

Oct 26th 2017, 6:20 AM 9,035 Views 17 Comments

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
# Phoenix Hospital
# Phoenix Hospital

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

Oct 24th 2017, 1:36 PM 20,877 Views 48 Comments

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
# Out Of The Ashes
# Out Of The Ashes

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

Oct 23rd 2017, 11:36 AM 21,327 Views 96 Comments

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
# Storm Ophelia
# Storm Ophelia

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

Oct 19th 2017, 5:41 PM 25,373 Views 17 Comments

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

# healthcare - Friday 13 October, 2017

Trump dismantles major Obamacare payments in 'spiteful act'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Trump dismantles major Obamacare payments in 'spiteful act'

Oct 13th 2017, 7:05 AM 26,275 Views 78 Comments

The Health and Human Services department made the announcement in a statement late last night.

# healthcare - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Vat rate on sunbed services almost doubles to 23%
# Budget 2018
# Budget 2018

Vat rate on sunbed services almost doubles to 23%

Oct 10th 2017, 1:56 PM 8,877 Views 9 Comments

Senator Catherine Noone said that sunbeds are currently defined as “care of the human body”.

# healthcare - Friday 6 October, 2017

Drain cleaning fluid 'got mixed with water' at Ennis dental surgeries
# Co Clare
# Co Clare

Drain cleaning fluid 'got mixed with water' at Ennis dental surgeries

Oct 6th 2017, 12:58 PM 22,203 Views 23 Comments

The HSE is currently in contact with the parents of up to 43 children to see if they were affected by the problem.

# healthcare - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Minister: Hospital followed procedure in case of man who suffered heart attack after being turned away
# Loughlinstown
# Loughlinstown

Minister: Hospital followed procedure in case of man who suffered heart attack after being turned away

Oct 4th 2017, 6:01 AM 11,003 Views 53 Comments

In August, a Wicklow man suffered a heart attack hours after being refused treatment at a hospital.

# healthcare - Thursday 28 September, 2017

'Once the damage is done, it's done': This condition is causing sight loss in thousands of Irish every year
# Amd
# Amd

'Once the damage is done, it's done': This condition is causing sight loss in thousands of Irish every year

Sep 28th 2017, 6:00 AM 23,751 Views 6 Comments

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of sight loss in people aged 50 and over in Ireland.