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#Healthcare

# healthcare - Friday 13 November, 2015

Roche Ireland boss had no advance notice of decision to close Clare plant

The pharma giant is pulling out of Clarecastle, leaving 240 jobs in the balance.

# healthcare - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Leo wants to make it easier for patients to complain

“The director of patient safety is somebody I want to run into in the lift every other day, it’s not somebody I want to meet in a formal meeting once every two months or six months.”

# healthcare - Friday 6 November, 2015

'What you'd expect from the Tea Party': Leo's radical plan for hospitals is being lashed

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are not impressed with the Health Minister’s latest comments.

# healthcare - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

What do people in Dublin think of Budget 2016?

We got reaction on the streets.

# healthcare - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Crisis point? Nurses will refuse to do office work or answer phones in protest

INMO members at St Vincent’s Hospital will hold a protest on Monday.

# healthcare - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Leo announces plans to get rid of HSE within five years

The Health Minister has also said that consultants are due to have their pay restored.

# healthcare - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Seven million women in one year treated for complications from unsafe abortions

Complications from unsafe abortions can lead to chronic disability.

# healthcare - Monday 10 August, 2015

“There’ll always be objections, there’s objections to somebody putting an extension onto their house."

Planning permission for the new hospital to be built on the St James’s Hospital site is due to be submitted today.

# healthcare - Friday 7 August, 2015

Stay away from Cork University Hospital, it's "exceptionally busy"

Unless they have to attend CUH, patients are being asked to seek treatment elsewhere.

# healthcare - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Do you have a health insurance with Laya Healthcare? It could be going up

Ireland’s second largest health insurer Laya Healthcare is hiking up its prices for some of its policies.

# healthcare - Thursday 2 July, 2015

'Beaumont Hospital chiefs are playing Russian roulette with my life'

I’m 38, a mother to two boys, and I have just been handed a death sentence.

# healthcare - Monday 29 June, 2015

26 terminations carried out in Ireland under new abortion laws

Minister Leo Varadkar revealed the figures today.

# healthcare - Sunday 21 June, 2015

The quality of life all over the world in one neat map

We didn’t make it into the top ten but we managed to keep out of the bottom ten list.

# healthcare - Monday 15 June, 2015

The website for under-sixes free GP care is down, but it is still possible to register

The service has been experiencing a large volume of traffic this morning.

Get treated anywhere in the EU and the HSE can pick up the bill

There has been an office in place to administer the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive since February.

# healthcare - Friday 5 June, 2015

Forget about it: Doctors next group to turn down public sector pay deal

Forget about it: Doctors next group to turn down public sector pay deal

The Irish Medical Organisation does not feel the new agreement will do enough to stop doctors leaving the country.

# healthcare - Thursday 30 April, 2015

'It is a real tragedy for us': X-ray mistake led to delayed cancer diagnosis

A major review of the work of three locums across seven hospitals has been carried out.

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.

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