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# healthcare - Thursday 30 April, 2015

This is what the new Children's Hospital will look like

It will be built by 2019.

# healthcare - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Doctors deny claiming fees for dead patients

GPs have blamed the HSE, but the organisation says the issue has been addressed.

# healthcare - Thursday 12 March, 2015

90% of Irish medical students considering emigration after they qualify

In a study by NUI Galway, a third of students also said they had a poor understanding of how the Irish health system works.

# healthcare - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Free GP care to young children sounds like a great idea… but is it really?

Is this ‘adequate, affordable, quality healthcare for all’?

# healthcare - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Laya Healthcare taken over by AIG - but what does it mean for Laya's members?

Laya has almost half a million members in Ireland.

# healthcare - Friday 9 January, 2015

Opinion: Have we reached the beginning of the end for mental health stigma?

After years of silence about our emotions, we as a society can lack a language to talk about our inner experiences. But that is finally changing.

# healthcare - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Column: 4,000 people under the age of 65 are living with dementia in this country

Let’s make 2015 the year we begin to listen the voice of the person with dementia.

# healthcare - Friday 12 December, 2014

‘Things are more likely to be getting worse than better for consumers’

Most people also expect to pay more on essential items over the next six months.

'Finally, I have an appointment with a psychologist... 294 days after being discharged from the hospital'

Nine and a half months for an appointment? I, like many others with varying medical issues, have been failed by the very system that I have been contributing to.

# healthcare - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Opinion: Are new medical card plans unfair for GPs?

Making GPs the new rationers of medical card extension could destroy long-established bonds of trust between them and their patients.

# healthcare - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Dublin hospitals 'overloaded' with babies with hip dysplasia

Temple Street has asked regional departments to step in.

# healthcare - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Opinion: How mobile phones can be used to fight diseases like Ebola

Novel methods of communicating can break down discrimination and dangerous misinformation.

# healthcare - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Opinion: I had childhood cancer – I know St James is entirely unsuitable for a children's hospital

I understand what is needed for the promised National Children’s Hospital – St James’s is a laughably poor choice.

# healthcare - Thursday 30 October, 2014

"It's not science-based" - Nurse who treated Ebola patients refuses to be quarantined

The state of Maine is considering a court order to detain Kaci Hickox.

# healthcare - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

US says people returning from West Africa DON'T have to be quarantined because of the stigma

The Centre for Disease Control says some policies have been creating a stigma.

# healthcare - Friday 24 October, 2014

Watchdog finds issues with nutrition and healthcare at Galway nursing home

Hiqa carried out an unannounced inspection of Aras Chois Fharraige last month.

# healthcare - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Here’s what Leo Varadkar thinks has changed in health since he ‘wore a white coat’

The Health Minister says the system he is now in charge of is different.

# healthcare - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Women need more contraception options to stop unintended pregnancies, HIV and STIs

Approximately 80 million unintended pregnancies occur every year as a result of contraceptive failure and not using any form of contraception.

# healthcare - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Varadkar hits out at doctors saying he wishes the IMO 'knew their facts'

He also revealed that the latest HSE service plan will be published in around three or four weeks time.

# healthcare - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Doctors warn general practice in Ireland is 'on the brink of collapse'

GPs said that the lack of funding and resources available to them have made Ireland “the laughing stock of Europe”.

# healthcare - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Opinion: Aside from the abortion question, Ms Y highlights serious flaws in Irish maternity care

Remove abortion from the picture and we are still left with the highly troubling instance of a young, vulnerable women left traumatised by her encounter with the health service.

# healthcare - Monday 8 September, 2014

They were coy about it, but the HSE has confirmed how much Mount Carmel cost them

€11 million, but “some renovation” is needed.

# healthcare - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Children with Spina Bifida are massively under-served in Ireland: study

Children with spina bifida need complex treatment – more than half aren’t getting it.

# healthcare - Monday 1 September, 2014

One third of Irish population forced to go without basic necessities

A report this morning also warns that we will need to serious investment in healthcare facilities as the number of over 85s in Ireland will double by 2025.

# healthcare - Monday 18 August, 2014

HSE orders a report into care given to rape victim denied an abortion

The agency says it hopes the report will “end any inaccurate commentary surrounding this matter currently”.

# healthcare - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Comic depicting Irish nurses in Australia sparks anger online

It follows a hospital recruitment drive targeting specifically Irish nurses.

# healthcare - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Opinion: Planning for loss of mental capacity should be as automatic as making a will

Opinion: Planning for loss of mental capacity should be as automatic as making a will

Making an advanced healthcare directive is good sense – serious illness, brain injury, accident or stroke could render any one of us incapacitated.

# healthcare - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Nurses report 'dangerous' patient overcrowding at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

INMO is calling for the Drogheda hospital’s emergency department to be taken off call for 48 hours to ease the strain.

# healthcare - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Irish hospitals to start giving away old equipment

The programme will help hospitals in Zambia and Uganda.

# healthcare - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback

The ruling means many low and middle-income people could face price hikes.

Irish researcher wins major acclaim for 'lifesaving' medical app

It’s designed to help doctors on the ground in remote parts of Africa.

# healthcare - Saturday 19 July, 2014

'Children with autism and their families run a marathon every day'

Denzil Jacobs is doing something mental this summer…

# healthcare - Friday 18 July, 2014

HSE reports €163m deficit for first five months of the year

Latest patient and financial figures show scale of the task facing the new Health Minister…

# healthcare - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

'It is the right of every person to die in comfort and dignity'

The Health and Children Committee launched a report on end-of-life care based on submissions from stakeholders, experts and the public.

# healthcare - Friday 11 July, 2014

Taking preventative HIV drugs is 'an individual choice', says WHO HIV

Taking preventative HIV drugs is 'an individual choice', says WHO

New guidelines issued by WHO “strongly recommend” gay men take the drugs, but says that advice does not apply to every case.

Ireland donates virtual reality technology to train surgeons in Africa

The new mobile surgical training unit simulators and can be used by up to ten trainees at any one time.

# healthcare - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Sugar is pretty much ruining the world - here's how and why

A new study from a Swiss bank lays bare the facts.

# healthcare - Monday 2 June, 2014

Criticisms of Irish healthcare overspend and unemployment levels in EU report

The European Commission has recommended that the government ensure that excessive debt is corrected in a sustainable manner by 2015 and beyond.

# healthcare - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Clinical Director quits at Beaumont Hospital over safety concerns

Professor Shane O’Neill was Clinical Director for Medicine – he will stay on as a consultant.

# healthcare - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Outsourcing of medical card reviews to German company blamed for ‘bizarre judgements’

Clare Daly TD told the Dáil that staff at Dublin-based Arvato Finance are not trained to carry out the reviews.