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# healthcare - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

'It's a very terrifying thing': Jimmy Kimmel opens up about newborn son's heart surgery
# Us Talkshow Host
# Us Talkshow Host

'It's a very terrifying thing': Jimmy Kimmel opens up about newborn son's heart surgery

May 2nd 2017, 9:31 AM 18,248 Views 20 Comments

“Even that Matt Damon sent flowers,” Kimmel said during a monologue on access to healthcare.

# healthcare - Monday 1 May, 2017

Want to give feedback on your hospital treatment? From today, you can
# Landmark Survey
# Landmark Survey

Want to give feedback on your hospital treatment? From today, you can

May 1st 2017, 9:50 AM 12,037 Views 23 Comments

Patients discharged between now and the end of May will be able to complete the National Patient Experience Survey.

# healthcare - Saturday 1 April, 2017

'I want to die here, not on some miserable grey street in Manchester' - British expats in Spain fearful of the Brexit effect
# Feeling Gloomy
# Feeling Gloomy

'I want to die here, not on some miserable grey street in Manchester' - British expats in Spain fearful of the Brexit effect

Apr 1st 2017, 8:45 AM 39,537 Views 94 Comments

Free public healthcare and a state pension guaranteed to increase with inflation are just two of the perks expats could lose when Brexit takes hold.

# healthcare - Friday 24 March, 2017

Trump forced to withdraw Obamacare replacement in major political defeat
# You Don't Have The Votes
# You Don't Have The Votes

Trump forced to withdraw Obamacare replacement in major political defeat

Mar 24th 2017, 8:21 PM 49,055 Views 119 Comments

House Republicans indicated the vote would lose.

# healthcare - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Teen who spoke about scoliosis pain on the Late Late Show will finally get her surgery today
# Megan Halvey-ryan
# Megan Halvey-ryan

Teen who spoke about scoliosis pain on the Late Late Show will finally get her surgery today

Mar 23rd 2017, 6:01 AM 3,681 Views 2 Comments

Megan Halvey-Ryan’s surgery has been delayed several times before.

# healthcare - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Republican introduces 'World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan' as politicians debate Trump proposals
# The New Obamacare
# The New Obamacare

Republican introduces 'World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan' as politicians debate Trump proposals

Mar 9th 2017, 5:56 PM 18,834 Views 50 Comments

Several major hospitals and medical organisations have opposed Trump’s plans.

85% jump in number of complaints received about HSE care of vulnerable adults
# Disabilities
# Disabilities

85% jump in number of complaints received about HSE care of vulnerable adults

Mar 9th 2017, 12:56 PM 7,661 Views 3 Comments

A cost-saving decision to move people with severe intellectual disabilities away from their long-term home was overturned.

# healthcare - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Trump targets critic by name on Twitter after Republican backlash to his health plan
# Trumpcare
# Trumpcare

Trump targets critic by name on Twitter after Republican backlash to his health plan

Mar 8th 2017, 8:55 AM 33,819 Views 36 Comments

“This is Obamacare Lite, it will not pass,” Senator Rand Paul fumed.

# healthcare - Monday 20 February, 2017

Ireland 'perfect' for e-booking system that solved Macedonia's waiting list crisis

Ireland 'perfect' for e-booking system that solved Macedonia's waiting list crisis

Feb 20th 2017, 12:05 AM 28,272 Views 47 Comments

Since July 2013, doctors in Macedonia can book patients an appointment with a consultant online.

# healthcare - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Ireland's healthcare system: What exactly are we doing wrong?
# Simon Harris
# Simon Harris

Ireland's healthcare system: What exactly are we doing wrong?

Feb 19th 2017, 9:30 PM 62,823 Views 70 Comments

Where is Ireland’s healthcare system going wrong, and what can we do to turn it around?

# healthcare - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

FactCheck: Are there really fewer people on hospital trolleys this year?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there really fewer people on hospital trolleys this year?

Feb 8th 2017, 8:00 PM 11,809 Views 47 Comments

The Tánaiste made the claim amid ongoing debate about wait times in Irish healthcare.

# healthcare - Friday 3 February, 2017

An 'appalling' 2,876 surgeries were cancelled last month
# Patient Cancellations
# Patient Cancellations

An 'appalling' 2,876 surgeries were cancelled last month

Feb 3rd 2017, 6:01 AM 8,518 Views 15 Comments

In January, 467 surgeries were cancelled at Galway University Hospital alone – most were cancelled by patients.

# healthcare - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Nurse who took €100 from MS patient found guilty of professional misconduct
# Donegal
# Donegal

Nurse who took €100 from MS patient found guilty of professional misconduct

Jan 31st 2017, 7:50 PM 20,926 Views 16 Comments

“I’m willing to change. I’m so dedicated to my job and I’m really patient-focused.”

# healthcare - Monday 30 January, 2017

Ireland's maternity benefit now helps migrants who want to travel home
# Family Visit
# Family Visit

Ireland's maternity benefit now helps migrants who want to travel home

Jan 30th 2017, 2:06 PM 26,289 Views 31 Comments

Mothers who want to leave the EU to travel home can now continue to get maternity leave – which wasn’t the case before now.

Ireland has one of the worst hospital waiting times in Europe
# Reality Check
# Reality Check

Ireland has one of the worst hospital waiting times in Europe

Jan 30th 2017, 8:15 AM 15,320 Views 44 Comments

We also ranked the fifth worst for getting value out of the money we put into our healthcare system.

# healthcare - Monday 9 January, 2017

As hospitals recover from record-high trolley crisis, staff are considering a strike
# Critical Conditions
# Critical Conditions

As hospitals recover from record-high trolley crisis, staff are considering a strike

Jan 9th 2017, 10:51 AM 11,533 Views 36 Comments

Hospital staff are being asked whether they wish to strike over payments and career progression measures.

# healthcare - Monday 2 January, 2017

Cannabis ingredient to be classed as medicine in UK
# Cbd
# Cbd

Cannabis ingredient to be classed as medicine in UK

Jan 2nd 2017, 1:41 PM 13,597 Views 44 Comments

Companies wishing to sell CBD can apply for a licence from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

Cork hospital so busy since Christmas Day, it's asking people to stay away
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Cork hospital so busy since Christmas Day, it's asking people to stay away

Jan 2nd 2017, 8:19 AM 18,695 Views 20 Comments

There was a huge surge in demand over the Christmas period.

# healthcare - Thursday 15 December, 2016

The risk of dying of cancer is significantly higher among Irish men than Irish women
# Fatal
# Fatal

The risk of dying of cancer is significantly higher among Irish men than Irish women

Dec 15th 2016, 6:15 AM 8,584 Views 27 Comments

Both diagnoses and death rates are higher among men.

# healthcare - Saturday 10 December, 2016

When politicians support cannabis-based medicines they're supporting medicine, not cannabis
# Regulation
# Regulation

When politicians support cannabis-based medicines they're supporting medicine, not cannabis

Dec 10th 2016, 7:15 AM 7,910 Views 48 Comments

Moves towards regulating the drug have taken a step forward this week.

# healthcare - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

'When I came in here I couldn't walk. Now I've just been told I can go home'
# Health Is Wealth
# Health Is Wealth

'When I came in here I couldn't walk. Now I've just been told I can go home'

Dec 7th 2016, 1:59 PM 22,744 Views 1 Comment

The Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing was launched today by Michael D Higgins at St James’s Hospital, Dublin.

# healthcare - Monday 5 December, 2016

'Significant risks remain' at hospital despite maternity improvements after eight baby deaths
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

'Significant risks remain' at hospital despite maternity improvements after eight baby deaths

Dec 5th 2016, 6:31 PM 10,026 Views 17 Comments

A report into Portlaoise General Hospital was published today.

# healthcare - Friday 2 December, 2016

There has actually been a slight drop in people on hospital trolleys this year
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

There has actually been a slight drop in people on hospital trolleys this year

Dec 2nd 2016, 9:05 AM 7,036 Views 35 Comments

While the numbers on trolleys is down 1% this year, figures for November were described as “particularly alarming”.

# healthcare - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Cannabis-based products won't be in pharmacies tomorrow, but we have a timeline
# Medicinal
# Medicinal

Cannabis-based products won't be in pharmacies tomorrow, but we have a timeline

Dec 1st 2016, 9:11 PM 46,814 Views 54 Comments

The Dáil has been debating a medicinal cannabis bill this evening.

# healthcare - Friday 25 November, 2016

High demand for Mater's emergency department as less urgent cases asked to go elsewhere
# Mater Hospital
# Mater Hospital

High demand for Mater's emergency department as less urgent cases asked to go elsewhere

Nov 25th 2016, 2:33 PM 8,396 Views 11 Comments

Demand for hospital services increases over the winter period as people are more likely to get sick.

# healthcare - Monday 7 November, 2016

Pharmaceutical industry paid Irish doctors €3.7 million for "undisclosed" reasons in 2015
# Big Pharma
# Big Pharma

Pharmaceutical industry paid Irish doctors €3.7 million for "undisclosed" reasons in 2015

Nov 7th 2016, 5:01 PM 23,329 Views 61 Comments

The industry’s payments to both doctors and healthcare institutions here is under the spotlight at present.

# healthcare - Sunday 6 November, 2016

The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals
# Waiting Times
# Waiting Times

The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals

Nov 6th 2016, 10:00 PM 29,554 Views 24 Comments

“The patient doesn’t care who pays a salary or what title you have. People on the frontline need to be integrated in the decision making process.”

# healthcare - Monday 31 October, 2016

Irish children's first dentist visit is years too late, says RCSI
# RCSI
# RCSI

Irish children's first dentist visit is years too late, says RCSI

Oct 31st 2016, 6:15 AM 18,462 Views 14 Comments

“Research has shown that fixing decayed first teeth results in better sleep patterns for children and better performance in schools.”

# healthcare - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

"In Ireland, you're like a zombie by the end of the week": Irish nurse on why she's working in Australia
# Tired Of Battling
# Tired Of Battling

"In Ireland, you're like a zombie by the end of the week": Irish nurse on why she's working in Australia

Oct 19th 2016, 6:01 AM 28,446 Views 34 Comments

A registered nurse in their first year would earn €200 less per week in Ireland than a nurse in the same position in Australia.

# healthcare - Monday 17 October, 2016

The 'pressure cooker' healthcare system and other reasons why nurses are travelling abroad
# Quality Of Care
# Quality Of Care

The 'pressure cooker' healthcare system and other reasons why nurses are travelling abroad

Oct 17th 2016, 6:10 AM 8,957 Views 6 Comments

“There are better opportunities, there’s a greater respect for the nurse’s role, the work and pay conditions are better, and the lifestyle is freer.”

# healthcare - Friday 14 October, 2016

Residents' privacy not respected by staff at Waterford hospital
# Mental Health Commission
# Mental Health Commission

Residents' privacy not respected by staff at Waterford hospital

Oct 14th 2016, 6:20 AM 13,924 Views 6 Comments

The hospital’s Department of Psychiatry was also found to have ‘inadequate’ recreational activities for residents.

# healthcare - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Thousands of nurses to see pay rise of at least €1,000 next year
# Nurses
# Nurses

Thousands of nurses to see pay rise of at least €1,000 next year

Oct 13th 2016, 3:33 PM 13,959 Views 28 Comments

The Minister for Health has announced the restoration of their increments.

'Opportunity to fix the problem could be lost' - Clinic closes waiting list for children's free eye tests
# Eye On Children's Health
# Eye On Children's Health

'Opportunity to fix the problem could be lost' - Clinic closes waiting list for children's free eye tests

Oct 13th 2016, 2:21 PM 8,672 Views 10 Comments

The waiting list has been closed for the forseeable future – meaning there are less services for children in need of screening.

# healthcare - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Majority of people believe Ireland should bring in a sugar tax
# Obesity
# Obesity

Majority of people believe Ireland should bring in a sugar tax

Oct 9th 2016, 6:45 AM 7,863 Views 70 Comments

54% of people in Ireland want to see the tax introduced.

# healthcare - Friday 7 October, 2016

Here's a look at the world's 5 big health findings - and how Ireland compares
# New Global Study
# New Global Study

Here's a look at the world's 5 big health findings - and how Ireland compares

Oct 7th 2016, 6:03 AM 15,569 Views 20 Comments

The most up-to-date analysis on the state of the world’s health has been published which will help identify national health challenges and priorities for intervention.

# healthcare - Saturday 1 October, 2016

"We have a failing hospital system which is rationing health care to patients" says medical organisation
# Acute Crisis
# Acute Crisis

"We have a failing hospital system which is rationing health care to patients" says medical organisation

Oct 1st 2016, 1:15 PM 10,866 Views 35 Comments

Dr Tom Ryan, president of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) made a series of critical comments about the state of public health care.

# healthcare - Friday 9 September, 2016

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Ireland In 2016?
# Sponsored By Irish Life Health
# Sponsored By Irish Life Health

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Ireland In 2016?

Sep 9th 2016, 5:02 PM 50,819 Views 23 Comments

We’re going to put you to the test.

# healthcare - Sunday 28 August, 2016

From patching up wounds in south central LA, to bringing cutting-edge healthcare to Donegal
# Boy Done Good
# Boy Done Good

From patching up wounds in south central LA, to bringing cutting-edge healthcare to Donegal

Aug 28th 2016, 10:45 AM 11,872 Views 5 Comments

Tom Finn, head of private healthcare firm Affidea Ireland, has had a colourful career to say the least.

# healthcare - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Majority of complaints against pharmacists relate to dispensing errors
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Majority of complaints against pharmacists relate to dispensing errors

Aug 23rd 2016, 4:20 PM 11,444 Views 19 Comments

Complaints made against pharmacists fell by nearly a half last year.

# healthcare - Thursday 21 July, 2016

There are 11,519 children waiting over a year to be seen in an Irish hospital
# HSE
# HSE

There are 11,519 children waiting over a year to be seen in an Irish hospital

Jul 21st 2016, 6:00 AM 11,999 Views 36 Comments

An analysis by TheJournal.ie of data shows the average number of children waiting over 12 months on the inpatient list over the last two years is 1,605% higher than in the two years before that.