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# hse - Today’s News

HSE forced to ask people to alert their own close contacts due to 'unprecedented pressure'

The HSE decided not to contact infected people from Friday, Saturday and Sunday over fears it would lead to significant delays in contact tracing.

# hse - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Cross-border co-operation on Covid-19 raises hopes for all-island healthcare system amid Brexit fears

For years, cross-border healthcare has been slowly and tentatively developing. Now Brexit poses a threat.

# hse - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Concerns over 'significant delay' in delivery of flu vaccine from HSE supplier

Pharmacists have said the uncertainty about deliveries and cancellation of appointments may undermine the vaccination programme.

Outbreak of Covid-19 among residents and staff at Dublin nursing home

Residents and staff who tested positive are now isolating.

# hse - Monday 12 October, 2020

Sexual abusers ‘going unchecked’ in Ireland's health service, report claims

Dignity 4 Patients raised “grave concerns” ahead of the publications of its annual report tomorrow.

New advertising campaign to urge 15-34 year olds in Dublin to redouble efforts to limit Covid-19 spread

The elected leaders of the four Dublin councils, the HSE and the gardaí have written an open letter to the people of Dublin.

# hse - Saturday 10 October, 2020

'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments

Out of 110,000 invitations, only 12,000 have come forward, according to CervicalCheck director.

# hse - Thursday 8 October, 2020

HSE says hospital system 'challenged but not overwhelmed' though trends remain 'a strong concern'

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that some hospitals may have to start deferring or cancelling procedures.

65 new contact tracers starting this week, but Taoiseach wants recruitment fast-tracked

Public service workers that were transferred to help with contact tracing will only return to their roles when the recruitment drive is complete.

# hse - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

'We must not rob Peter to pay Paul': HSE to report back on late cancer diagnosis and outcomes

The Taoiseach said the lockdown did impact on the non-Covid illness.

Exercise and eat healthily: Covid-19 guidance to SNAs raises questions

The new guidance comes weeks after staff and pupils have returned to school.

# hse - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

HSE launches widespread antibody testing for Irish healthcare workers

Antibody testing determines whether you had Covid-19 in the past and now have antibodies against the virus.

Taoiseach defends ICU capacity and says talk of a 'rundown health service' is 'overstated'

Martin was answering questions in the Dáil today.

HSE still in talks to secure private hospital capacity amid NPHET warning of potential Covid surge

The Department of Health has sanctioned up to €25 million to treat public patients in private hospitals temporarily pending a new arrangement.

# hse - Monday 5 October, 2020

'They need to dramatically change their attitude': Concern that HSE will struggle to recruit for new beds

An additional 251 acute beds are to be opened in the last three months of 2020.

# hse - Friday 2 October, 2020

Closure of PrEP service will 'undoubtedly' have impact on HIV rates, experts warn

Staff from the GMHS have been redeployed to Covid-19 test centres in recent months.

# hse - Thursday 1 October, 2020

'People are devastated': St John of God to hand over services to HSE due to 'underfunding crisis'

SJOG currently provides intellectual disability and mental health services to over 8,000 people.

# hse - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

How many ICU beds do we actually have and what happened to the Covid surge capacity?

During the height of the pandemic, hospitals used high dependency and post-operative beds on a temporary basis.

# hse - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

More than 4,000 children and teachers tested for Covid-19 since schools opened

HSE CEO Paul Reid said there have been 180 index cases, with a further 84 linked to those.

HSE chief: We can expect and should plan for further waves of Covid-19

Paul Reid is appearing in front of the Special Covid-19 Committee today to discuss the country’s testing systems.

# hse - Monday 28 September, 2020

The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know

“The flu vaccine is one of the safest vaccines we have, it’s one of the oldest vaccines we have,” a GP said.

# hse - Sunday 27 September, 2020

HSE boss issues 'call to arms' for public to stick to health advice as hospitals come under increasing pressure

The number of people in hospital is at its highest level in months.

INMO backs decision to publish ethnicity data for healthcare workers who contract Covid-19

Data from the UK suggests that BAME healthcare workers were more likely to die from Covid-19.

# hse - Friday 25 September, 2020

How the new restrictions in Donegal are highlighting the lack of cross-border co-operation on Covid-19

The Level 3 restrictions in Donegal highlight the lack of on-the-ground co-operation along the border.

# hse - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Health Minister says Dublin's Covid-19 figures 'beginning to stabilise'

This evening health officials reported 167 new cases in Dublin.

HSE urges people to reduce contacts with average for positive case now at six

CEO Paul Reid said the numbers failing to turn up for their swab appointments has reduced now.

Ireland's Winter Plan: 500 new acute beds and an 'unprecedented' €600m boost on last year

An extra 251 acute beds in Q4 of this year, and 232 acute beds in Q1 next year, are included in the plan.

# hse - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Health Minister contacts HSE to make clear that window visits in nursing homes are not suspended under Level 3

Concerns had been raised that nursing homes in Dublin were suspending window visits.

# hse - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Concerns over increases in Covid-19 hospitalisations and admissions to ICU

HSE CEO Paul Reid said last night that there were 90 people hospitalised with Covid-19 and 19 in ICU.

# hse - Friday 18 September, 2020

Teachers warn of severe disruption to schools already as they call for fast-track access to testing

The government has emphasised the importance of keeping schools open in its new plan for living with Covid-19.

# hse - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Senior NHS officials contacted HSE seeking help for Covid-19 tests

Paul Reid was defending Ireland’s testing capacity following a surge in demand for Covid-19 tests in recent weeks.

# hse - Monday 14 September, 2020

Self-isolation period for Covid-19 cases reduced to 10 days from 14

People must still restrict their movements for 14 days if they are a close contact.

HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity

The HSE said that it’s looking for public-health trained individuals who will be ready to start almost immediately.

# hse - Saturday 12 September, 2020

HSE distances itself from claims of senior doctor who said Ireland should try to achieve herd immunity

Dr Colm Henry said that attempting to achieve herd immunity overwhelms hospitals, and that the duration of post-infection immunity isn’t clear.

HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff

Rates of healthcare worker vaccine uptake, particularly in nursing homes, remain low.

# hse - Friday 11 September, 2020

The nurse said 'how long has your child been like this?': HSE urges awareness of sepsis signs and symptoms

Sepsis is difficult to diagnose and can be confused with other conditions early on.

# hse - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

HSE says testing at meat plants suspended until next week to help meet 'significant rise in demand' for community tests

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy described the decision as “reckless” and “inexplicable”.

# hse - Sunday 6 September, 2020

INMO: 'Extremely worrying' to see Covid-19 outbreaks in hospitals

The union was responding to reports of a Covid-19 outbreak at Beaumont Hospital.

# hse - Saturday 5 September, 2020

HSE reports increase in numbers requiring self-isolation at CityWest

On Wednesday, there were 139 people in total using the self-isolation facilities.

# hse - Thursday 3 September, 2020

HSE urges public to apply for paid testing, swabbing and contact tracing roles

At this morning’s HSE briefing, CEO Reid said that 3,000 tests have been completed among meat plant workers.

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