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#Healthcare

# healthcare - Saturday 4 June, 2016

'I want to be a reliable friend. A better family member. I want to be present. I want Orkambi'

TheJournal.ie talks to three people with cystic fibrosis about what has been a difficult week.

# healthcare - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Justin Bieber could teach our government a thing or two about healthcare

We should follow the singer’s lead and call for a quality public healthcare system, writes Julien Mercille.

# healthcare - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Public patients waiting 20 times as long for brain scans than private patients

“The grim reality of our healthcare system is that the difference between life and death can come down to your ability to pay for healthcare.”

# healthcare - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

What about this idea? - Caring for older people to pay for your own future care

An Irish student has won an international award for a version of the proposal.

# healthcare - Monday 28 March, 2016

Cuba: If it's such a health superpower, why have thousands of doctors fled?

A total of 1,278 Cuban medics fled to make use of a US parole programme for doctors in 2013 alone.

# healthcare - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Cuba has one of the best healthcare systems in the world... but it pays doctors €46 a month

Fergal Browne explores the two sides of the Revolution’s biggest talking point.

# healthcare - Thursday 25 February, 2016

'Last Tuesday was the hardest and most dangerous shift I've ever worked'

Every morning and every evening nurses are in tears, tears of frustration, despair, hopelessness and exhaustion, writes Carol Cronin.

# healthcare - Thursday 4 February, 2016

WATCH: Despised ex-drug CEO smirks his way through questioning by US politicians

Martin Shkreli, who unapologetically raised the price of a life-saving drug 50 times over, later called the politicians “imbeciles.”

# healthcare - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Counting the cost: Does the Irish Cancer Society's hardship cut add up?

How does the Irish Cancer Society spend its money, and do its explanations make sense?

# healthcare - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

This is Sinn Féin's radical new plan for universal healthcare

It would cost €3.3 billion and result in the hiring of thousands of doctors and nurses, the party says.

# healthcare - Sunday 13 December, 2015

'The change in the global population over the next few years is unprecedented'

Though the overall global population will continue to grow for some time yet, the growth of the working-age population is slowing down pretty much everywhere.

# healthcare - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Enda to Micheál: 'You ran like a scalded cat, as fast as your legs could carry you'

The Taoiseach accused former health minister Micheál Martin of doubling health spend without achieving any results.

# 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.