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#HSE

# hse - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Nursing homes: Almost half of HSE-run homes are failing when it comes to Garda vetting

Health watchdog found that HSE-run care homes were breaching Garda-vetting rules.

The emotional scars and the 'new normal' are the dirty little secrets of surviving cancer

Aoife Moggan writes about the scars – both physical and invisible – that a childhood diagnosis of cancer has left.

# hse - Monday 19 August, 2019

Building firm caught up in school structural defects controversy wins contract to build new hospital block Wbs

Building firm caught up in school structural defects controversy wins contract to build new hospital block

A total of 42 schools built by WBS were inspected over concerns about structural problems.

HSE accused of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' by cutting €31.80 allowance for students with disability

Organisations have said young people with a disability will have “a further barrier to equality placed before them”.

HSE is carrying out multiple investigations into pharmacy prescription fraud claims

The majority of these investigations centre around the practice known as phased dispensing.

# hse - Saturday 17 August, 2019

HSE addiction expert: Festivals that don't provide drug information and support should be refused a licence

Some promoters are keen to explore new measures but others fear it would do reputational damage.

# hse - Friday 16 August, 2019

Consultants blame government for staffing 'crisis' as report finds pay higher than UK levels Pay

Consultants blame government for staffing 'crisis' as report finds pay higher than UK levels

A government report found that Irish consultants have higher gross salaries than the UK or New Zealand.

# hse - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Two HSE doctors call for planning permission to be refused for north Dublin drive-thru

A number of appeals have already been lodged against the plans.

# hse - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Poll: Should drug-testing be available at festivals? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should drug-testing be available at festivals?

The HSE has entered into talks with organisations that could provide drug-testing at festivals.

Talks underway between HSE and labs that could carry out drug-testing at festivals

A senior HSE doctor has outlined a number of ways drug-testing could be introduced in Ireland.

HSE launches fraud probe into pharmacy after allegations of false prescriptions scam HSE

HSE launches fraud probe into pharmacy after allegations of false prescriptions scam Exclusive

The HSE is checking receipts as far back as 2013.

# hse - Sunday 11 August, 2019

'It pens people in': The challenges of accessing transgender healthcare in Ireland

Transgender people speak of the challenges of transitioning in Ireland.

# hse - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

'Rude', 'didn't care', 'absence of customer service': One woman's experience of CervicalCheck delays

The case of Sharon – who waited months to receive her results – was outlined in a rapid review of CervicalCheck yesterday.

# hse - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

HSE saving measures to target older people and those with disabilities 'in order to break even'

The HSE boss has denied it is undertaking any cost-cutting measures.

# hse - Monday 5 August, 2019

'A hidden problem': Up to half of food provided to patients in Irish hospitals is not eaten

The HSE said it is working to implement guidelines in hospitals to address food waste.

# hse - Saturday 3 August, 2019

Investigation launched after child in Galway creche diagnosed with E coli

The creche remains open, according to the HSE.

# hse - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Almost 1,000 people added to the waiting list for home help hours since March

As of the end of June, 7,217 people are waiting on home support packages in the country.

# hse - Friday 26 July, 2019

Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against judgement in Ruth Morrissey case

The government has said the appeal does not relate to the €2.1 million in damages and that the Morrisseys will retain that irrespective of the outcome.

# hse - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Psychiatric nurses suspend indefinite overtime ban due to begin this evening

The dispute between the PNA and the HSE has now been referred to the Labour Court.

CervicalCheck scandal: HSE says 434 smears expired before testing

The HSE said expired samples, as well as expired or damaged vials, are “an inevitable feature” of cervical screening programmes.

# hse - Monday 22 July, 2019

Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?

A total of 6,819 people are waiting for funding for home help hours, but the HSE continues to deny any cuts to the service.

# hse - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Post pulled by the HSE as recruitment freeze goes on resulting in longer waiting times for patients

Experienced physiotherapists were told last week vacant positions offered out had now been cancelled.

# hse - Friday 19 July, 2019

More than 500 ambulance personnel to begin strike action this afternoon

The strike commences at 2pm today and will remain in place until 2pm on Saturday.

Simon Harris tells HSE poor coverage of abortion services in west and north west 'is a real concern'

In May, Harris spoke to representatives of the HSE about why abortion services are available in just half of maternity hospitals and units.

# hse - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Over 500 ambulance staff to begin 24-hour strike tomorrow in a row over union recognition

Workers have already staged seven days of work stoppages in January, February and March and May.

HSE sought out experienced physios for vacant position ... then pulled job due to recruitment freeze

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has warned that “patients are being put at extreme risk” over the ongoing freeze.

# hse - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Harris says HSE can't continue in its current form and announces return of six regional healthcare areas

Harris described today’s announcement as the biggest restructuring of the HSE in 15 years .

Court cases, a smear test backlog and now an 'IT issue' - 15 months of the CervicalCheck scandal

As the backlog of smear tests continues to cause delays, the HSE is struggling to restore public confidence in the screening programme.

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen

HSE said placing children in adult units will ‘continue to be necessary’.

# hse - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Conscientious objection prevents full rollout of abortion services in several maternity hospitals

The Health Department said it will be asking the HSE to fully implement abortion services in all maternity hospitals and units by September.

# hse - Monday 15 July, 2019

Court finds woman who faced 61 charges of neglect and abuse of her two children unfit to be tried

The two children were taken into care in 2010.

DCU president to lead HSE's 'rapid review' into IT glitch that left 800 without smear test results

Simon Harris said he was not made aware of the IT glitch until last Wednesday.

# hse - Sunday 14 July, 2019

CervicalCheck backlog leaves women waiting months for abnormal cervix assessment

One women whose GP noticed a visual abnormality in her cervix was told she could be waiting more than six months.

# hse - Friday 12 July, 2019

Psychiatric nurses defer industrial action after overtime ban

The HSE confirmed this evening that the PNA has now deferred its strike.

HSE orders 'rapid review' after 800 women failed to receive their smear test

The HSE has made contact with the women to give them their results directly.

# hse - Thursday 11 July, 2019

CervicalCheck smear results weren't sent to some women due to IT glitch at US lab

“It is unfortunate that the CervicalCheck programme has been hit with another body blow,” Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly said.

Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours

As of 7am this morning, psychiatric nurses have not been carrying out work beyond their contracted hours.

Four Irish hospitals failed to properly screen patients for new superbug

A new report reveals that a number of hospitals failed to properly protect patients from the CPE superbug.

# hse - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

‘Beyond a joke now’: People offered HSE jobs as far back as January still waiting due to recruitment ‘controls’

Some people left previous jobs under the assumption that they’d be starting their new HSE job within the next few weeks.

# hse - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Break-in at medical records centre behind discovery of personal files in Donegal park

The HSE has admitted that the discovery of medical files in a park in Donegal in June happened after a break-in to a medical centre.

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