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#Healthcare

# healthcare - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Health system being forced to "do less with less"

The Trinity College report says that austerity “affects the oldest and sickest most”.

# healthcare - Monday 31 March, 2014

Late surge in enrollment for Obamacare as deadline hits

It will be months before it’s clear whether the law has made medical assurance affordable.

St Vincent’s seek legal advice after HSE said funding to the hospital could be cut

The HSE said funding could be cut because consultants are still working between the public and private hospitals.

15,776 children waiting for speech and language assessment

Altogether, 1639 children waited for more than a year for their initial assessment of speech and language problems.

E-cigarettes could be facing an all-out hospital ban

It’s already planned that HSE campuses will be smoke-free by 2015 but e-cigarettes could be included in the policy.

# healthcare - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Age Action welcomes campus smoking ban exemption for some nursing homes HSE

Age Action welcomes campus smoking ban exemption for some nursing homes

Residents of the homes, as well as public psychiatric facilities, at sites in the Midlands will be exempt.

# healthcare - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

CDI is more common than MRSA and kills one in three Irish patients infected

Unlike MRSA, alcohol wipes do not stop the spread of CDI.

# healthcare - Sunday 2 March, 2014

'UHI will disadvantage the poorest and the sickest' says IMO

The Taoiseach said that UHI will be delivered in the lifetime of government as the people voted for it.

# healthcare - Friday 28 February, 2014

'Thousands at risk' after Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar

The government defended its decision, accusing the group of creating tensions and instability.

# healthcare - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Overcrowding fears lead Tallaght Hospital to cancel non-urgent surgeries

The hospital’s management said it was in the middle of a ‘clearly undesirable situation’ but said patient safety was being maintained.

# healthcare - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge UK city sending 'motivational' texts to obese citizens You Can Do It

UK city sending 'motivational' texts to obese citizens

The council say the messages will give them a “effective nudge” to lose weight.

# healthcare - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Irish hospitals using maggots, honey and silver to cure wounds

Silver can help clean the bacteria out of a wound and, believe it or not, maggots will make it smell better.

# healthcare - Monday 13 January, 2014

Mass rallies planned across country as new National Hospital Campaign gathers pace

Tens of thousands are expected to turn out for ‘seven to ten’ large-scale protests around the country, organised to fight cuts to front-line services.

# healthcare - Friday 20 December, 2013

Irish students help to train Mozambique’s first ever optometrists

The first ever eye specialists have recently graduated from university in Mozambique thanks to the assistance of students from DIT.

# healthcare - Monday 16 December, 2013

Healthcare technology company to create 80 new jobs

The company has its headquarters in Sandyford, Dublin.

# healthcare - Sunday 15 December, 2013

€3.4m funding from Gorta gives new hope to disabled youth in India

The Irish people have been thanked for their generosity in helping to establish a pioneering care centre for mentally and physically challenged children in rural India.

# healthcare - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

TD calls for government response to suspensions at Stewarts Care

A number of staff have been suspended at the facility following allegations of abuse.

Public, elderly and short-stay: Study finds 1.54m people discharged from Irish hospitals

A report into the demographics of Ireland’s hospitals has found the number of private patients has dropped while the number of public patients has increased.

# healthcare - Sunday 1 December, 2013

GPs warn of "chaos" in health system after HSE boss raises cuts concerns

It was revealed this weekend that the head of the HSE warned James Reilly that Budget cuts were being made “against the advice of the HSE and the Department of Health”.

# healthcare - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Healthcare company to create 150 jobs in Mayo

The jobs will be created over the next three years in IT and transactional services.

# healthcare - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Symphysiotomy survivors to meet with Minister today

The support group says it hopes today’s Cabinet briefing and subsequent meeting won’t be just ‘box-ticking exercises’.

New HSE-approved card could save lives and money

It could also reduce the number of occupied hospital beds.

# healthcare - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Ireland spends less of its social protection budget on old age benefit than anywhere in EU

The state has one of the highest spends on healthcare, however.

Mortalities due to cancer, heart disease significantly down in last decade

Life expectancy in Ireland has also increased by a full four years since 2000 to reach 80.6 today, over the OECD average, according to a report published today.

# healthcare - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Department of Health to increase cost of health insurance policies

The stamp duty for health insurance products providing ‘advanced’ cover will increase from €350 to €399 per adult and from €120 to €135 per child from 1 March

# healthcare - Sunday 10 November, 2013

IMO accuses Reilly of 'racing ahead' with extension of free GP care

GPs are also reporting “extensive unease” among patients over the withdrawal of discretionary medical cards.

# healthcare - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Women who travelled to UK for terminations to bring case to United Nations

Terminations for Medical Reasons (TFMR) and the Centre for Reproductive Rights believe there have been human rights violations.

# healthcare - Friday 8 November, 2013

Winter vomiting bug leads to visitor restrictions at Dublin hospitals

The restrictions have been put in place at Beaumont Hospital and St Joseph’s Hospital Raheny to contain an outbreak of the Nonovirus.

# healthcare - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Column: If you had an unlimited budget to fix obesity and disease, what would you do?

Good food is inextricably linked to being healthy, so fighting many of our nation’s chronic health problems could start with what we have on our plates, writes Dorcas Barry.

# healthcare - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink

Access to health services is key to leaving homelessness behind – which is why Budget 2014 is so damaging to the Government’s commitment to end long-term homelessness by 2016, writes Niamh Randall.

# healthcare - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Column: Ireland has a postcode lottery for health

Good citizenship in conjunction with some collaborative working between communities and government could build better and healthier communities, writes Anne-Maree Quinn.

# healthcare - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Column: Budgeting our depression? Funding cuts are disastrous to mental health

Cuts to medical card allowances and social welfare payments have a direct impact on peoples’ the mental health – I know because I am one of those affected, writes Kate Bellamy.

Aaron McKenna: Giving free GP care for all children under 6 is reckless

Not all families NEED help in sending their children to a GP – but the Government is ignoring that in a cynical ploy to curry favour with the electorate.

# healthcare - Friday 18 October, 2013

Hospital group will ‘review actions of all staff’ in care of Savita

The West/North West Hospital Group said that, if appropriate, staff will be referred to the proper authorities but that “in many instances there will be no case to answer.”

Stocks of antibiotic Augmentin could run out 'within months'

The antibiotic treats infections like bronchitis and pneumonia and may be unavailable in Ireland until late next year.

Budget changes will affect 1.4 million health insurance customers

The cap on the tax relief on health insurance policies will increase the costs for customers.

# healthcare - Monday 14 October, 2013

Cancer cost Ireland €1.447 billion in 2009

The richer the country…the more they spend.

This is how much cancer cost the EU in one year...

A major research project into the economic burden of cancer has thrown up some shocking numbers.

# healthcare - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Hole in Health budget less than €200 million, says Reilly

The Minister for Health James Reilly said the health budget does not have a deficit of €500 million as reported widely today.

# healthcare - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Statue of Liberty and Grand Canyon to reopen

US states will temporarily pay the running costs of world-famous landmarks.