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#HSE

# hse - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Colds, flus and bugs: How to stay healthy and fight infections this Christmas season

The HSE National Clinical Advisor Dr Vida Hamilton tells us how to stay well, and where to go if we do get sick.

# hse - Monday 10 December, 2018

Taoiseach says abortion services may not be available in every hospital in January

Varadkar said he is confident services will be available, but perhaps not in every hospital or clinic.

# hse - Thursday 6 December, 2018

HSE wants to see patients as quickly as possible this winter - but admits it has no targets to do so

The executive published its €30m Winter Plan for 2018/19 today.

# hse - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

'I'm too young to die': Women with cervical cancer call for equal access to drug pembrolizumab

Ireland owes it to these women, Labour’s Alan Kelly said.

11 patients had their cancer diagnosis delayed and four have since died, Kerry review shows

The review looked at over 46,000 thousand individual images reported by a single consultant radiologist.

# hse - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

FactCheck: Were Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'?

Yesterday it was described as political correctness “gone mad”, but did the HSE even say it?

# hse - Sunday 2 December, 2018

Worst November on record for hospital overcrowding as 9,679 wait on trolleys

The INMO has attributed to problem to understaffing and low pay levels.

# hse - Friday 30 November, 2018

# hse - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer

She was given a terminal diagnosis at the start of this year and Phelan said the drug Pembro is allowing her to live with the disease.

# hse - Monday 26 November, 2018

'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals

Patients have highlighted issues with communication from their doctors and the discharge process.

# hse - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Mother pleads for funding as daughter spends over 115 days in Wexford General Hospital

The teenager’s family want her moved to a more appropriate residential care unit.

# hse - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore hit by Windows ransomware attack

The hospital suffered a Windows Ransomware attack on Wednesday.

# hse - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

'People die when lessons aren't learned': Report criticises HSE failure to address patient complaints

Just 10 of 36 recommendations in a 2015 report have been fully implemented.

# hse - Monday 12 November, 2018

HSE recruiting trainers who will teach staff how to communicate with patients when things go wrong

‘Open disclosure’ made headlines in recent months due to the CervicalCheck controversy.

# hse - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Pensioner being restricted from visiting his wife in her care home is 'shameful', says FG TD

The HSE is yet to contact the family featured in the programme, says Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd.

# hse - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Nurses and doctors should not be on Christmas holidays in the first weeks of January - Taoiseach

The Taoiseach says hospitals effectively close down over the Christmas period and that needs to end.

Nurses and midwives to vote on all-out strike action

If the ballot is passed, they will start with a 24-hour work stoppage and escalate their action the following week.

# hse - Monday 5 November, 2018

Simon Harris on criticism from ex-HSE chief: 'I will never apologise for holding people to account' HSE

Simon Harris on criticism from ex-HSE chief: 'I will never apologise for holding people to account'

Varadkar said Tony O’Brien “was right to step down” as HSE chief in light of the CervicalCheck scandal.

# hse - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Former HSE chief calls Simon Harris 'a frightened little boy'

The Health Minister has been defended by Charlie Flanagan, who said Tony O’Brien had “a pretty rapid fall from grace”.

# hse - Saturday 3 November, 2018

More than 1,600 children and teens waiting over a year for psychology appointments

The HSE figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s mental health spokesperson James Browne.

# hse - Friday 2 November, 2018

Healy-Rae sends patients to Belfast for hip and knee replacements to avoid a four-year wait

Patients can get the surgery in Belfast in a couple of months.

# hse - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

'Worst October ever': Over 9,000 patients forced to wait on trolleys this month

The INMO has said the health service “simply does not have capacity to cope” with demand.

# hse - Monday 29 October, 2018

Over 135,000 bed days lost through delayed hospital discharges

Fianna Fáil has said that the delays are leading to overcrowding in emergency departments.

# hse - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Folic acid to be added to UK flour to reduce birth defects ... but no plans in Ireland to do so

According to the HSE, folic acid is important because it can help the nervous system develop in the unborn.

# hse - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Pensioner had visiting hours cut at wife's HSE-run care home after protesting over lapses in her care

Patrick Fitzgerald is only allowed to visit his wife for four hours a week after questioning the standard of care given to her.

HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns'

The company was involved in the construction of the extension to Beaumont Hospital.

# hse - Friday 19 October, 2018

Almost 10,000 over-75s left lying on trolleys for more than 24 hours in first eight months of year

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly said the situation is far worse than last year.

# hse - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'It's not a coincidence': HSE expert links latest mumps outbreak to discredited study of MMR vaccine

The HSE is still trying to determine how many people have been affected by the outbreak.

# hse - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Superbug linked to deaths of eight patients at Limerick hospitals Cpe

Superbug linked to deaths of eight patients at Limerick hospitals

Of all the superbugs, CPE is the most difficult to kill with antibiotics.

45 people diagnosed after mumps outbreak in the west

People aged 15 to 29 years old have been affected by the outbreak, the HSE has said.

# hse - Monday 8 October, 2018

'Intense negotiations' ongoing between HSE and CervicalCheck labs before contracts expire

Existing contracts with two laboratories are due to expire this month.

# hse - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Call to Brexit-proof Ireland's supply of breast milk for premature babies

The human milk bank in Co Fermanagh currently provides milk to neonatal units in both Northern Ireland and the Republic.

# hse - Friday 5 October, 2018

Vast majority (94%) consent to take part in delayed smear test review

Figures show 1,300 letters were sent to women asking them to consent to be included in the review by RCOG.

# hse - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Vast majority of people believe that the HSE does not place enough focus on mental health services

Funding for mental health as a proportion of the overall health budget in Budget 2018 was just 6%.

# hse - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Dr Peter Boylan appointed to assist HSE as it prepares to provide abortion services

Dr Boylan was an active repeal activist during the recent referendum campaign.

# hse - Monday 1 October, 2018

'A national crisis': Almost 8,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month

Some 68 children were among those waiting without a bed, according to the INMO.

HSE spent €600,000 last year on debt collectors to chase patients for unpaid bills

The Irish Cancer Society recently called for the government to abolish inpatient charges for cancer patients in the forthcoming Budget.

# hse - Sunday 30 September, 2018

HSE spend on agency staff in mental health services rose €38m in last four years

Close to €13 million was spent in the first three months of this year on agency staff.

# hse - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

62 people were injured by scramblers and quad bikes last year

Armenian national Ilabek Avetian suffered devastating injuries at the hands of a scrambler bike in a north Dublin park earlier this month.

The parents of a Sligo girl, who died in hospital after taking ill in a restaurant, are suing the HSE

Lisa Niland died suddenly in January 2017 after taking ill while eating at a Sligo restaurant.

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