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# HSE

Last week
9th June 2024 - 15th June 2024
Strong warning issued after cluster of overdoses linked to yellow benzodiazepine tablets
Nearly half a million people waiting longer for medical appointments than Sláintecare targets
This month
June 2024
HSE admin worker wins WRC case on claim to Covid pandemic payment for frontline workers
HSE issues alert over e-cigarette products which contain illegal levels of nicotine
Flight diverts to Dublin Airport after medical issue onboard
'Put it in the family WhatsApp group: 'If the worst happens, I want to donate my organs''
Last month
May 2024
Plans announced for 3,000 hospital beds amid warning Ireland is 'miles away' from meeting ICU demand
Inquiry launched into HSE's handling of patient data after records accessed by third parties
Use of physical restraint among non-compliances identified at mental health centres
Potent drugs such as nitazenes could appear at Irish festivals this summer, HSE expert warns
Nitazine, a powerful synthetic opioid, caused dozens of overdoses in Dublin and Cork late last year.
Seven more measles cases confirmed in Ireland, bringing total for year so far to 37
Have you experienced birth trauma in Ireland, either mental or physical? We want to hear from you
Recruitment trips to India and Dubai amid fears over staffing at new Children’s Hospital
Opinion: Ireland needs helicopter emergency medicine - it’s the difference between life and death
Dr Brian Burns
Families say closing Dublin nursing home will cause 'immense trauma' to residents
HSE issue measles exposure warning for passengers on London to Dublin flight
The HSE wants drug users to fill out survey to discover trends - and figure out harm reductions
Plans for long-awaited digital health records goes to Cabinet with push to end paper-based system
Calls for inquiry into birth trauma in Ireland, as women decry lack of empathy and consent in HSE
A recent inquiry in the UK found that good maternity care in Britain was “the exception rather than the rule”.
HSE apologises to family of woman who killed baby son and took own life in 2020
Measles: Twenty-six cases, and five outbreaks, confirmed in Ireland this year
HSE approves new drug that can cut the chances of breast cancer recurring by over 30%
HSE spent €13.5m sending eating disorder patients to UK despite €0 for new adult beds in Ireland
Twenty measles cases confirmed in Ireland so far this year
Two surgical hubs in Dublin due to begin treating patients later this year
April
April 2024
Support team to begin work ‘immediately’ to address overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick
HSE chief says UHL emergency department 'much more safe now' than when Aoife Johnston died
People are living 'in fear' of having to attend UHL's emergency department, campaigner says
HSE missed deadlines to open 5 critical eating disorder treatment hubs
Parents of Aoife Johnston say the 'happy-go-lucky' 16-year-old died a 'horrible death' in UHL
Two more measles cases confirmed - bringing total number this year to 18
Ireland has just three adult eating disorder beds. The plan was for 20 more. €0 was provided.
A HSE plan to open 20 new beds by 2023 went completely unfunded.
No funding provided over the last six years to open adult eating disorder treatment beds
HSE says it is focusing on treatment hubs, rather than individual beds
Eating disorder experts say the number of extra beds needed has now likely increased since last plan was made - and not funded
Psychosis team in Cork sees significant decrease in number of people using drugs and alcohol
It’s hoped that the RISE model can be replicated by other psychosis teams around the country.
HSE will not review care for people with Long Covid until new evidence emerges
'I'm going through a lot of scary stuff': 11-year-old boy with psychosis and his parents plead for help
The young boy has struggled to access certain services despite the efforts of his parents and healthcare workers.
Children and adolescents with complex needs often struggle to get access to services due to confusion over which health team is best placed to intervene
During a recent episode, a young boy in Dublin attempted to take his own life
The boy's parents believe if their son had received early intervention years ago, his condition would not have deteriorated to this point
Record number of people treated in Irish hospitals last year, despite 'unacceptably long' waits
'Extreme risks' posed to National Ambulance Service due to management structures
A report obtained by The Journal reveals significant concerns for NAS management structures, staffing levels and funding.
University Hospital Galway makes recommended changes after increase in baby head injuries
Two more measles cases confirmed - bringing total number this year to 13
Rehab centre converted to Covid-19 isolation unit in 2020 has no budget to reopen this year