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# hse - Yesterday’s News

Covid-19: Concerns over testing in mental health facilities as new cases fall

There were 125 suspected or confirmed cases relating to residents and staff as of last Friday.

'The dismay will live forever with us': Nursing homes CEO to tell TDs sector was left isolated at start of crisis

The Special Covid-19 Committee will meet today to discuss nursing homes and Direct Provision.

# hse - Monday 25 May, 2020

'It is not a rule, it is guidance': Tony Holohan says two-metre social distancing is not 'hard and fast law'

Concerns have been raised about the impact the measures will have on businesses as the country re-opens.

# hse - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 4 deaths and 57 new confirmed cases in Ireland

The Department of Health released the figures this evening.

Number of people attending Irish emergency departments begins to creep up as Covid fears lower

Mass testing of nursing home residents and staff at the facilities is also now complete.

# hse - Saturday 23 May, 2020

HSE chief urges public to 'hold firm' with restrictions as number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals falls

Recent figures show that by yesterday, 298 patients with coronavirus were admitted to 29 hospitals across the state.

# hse - Friday 22 May, 2020

Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year

The average number of daily ED attendances at the end of March was approximately half what it was at the beginning of March.

# hse - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

A total of 36 children aged under 15 have been hospitalised with Covid-19

The latest county-by-county breakdown shows Leitrim, Sligo, Waterford and Carlow have the least amount of cases.

HSE letter outlines Direct Provision strategy but warns accommodation may be 'insufficient or unsuitable' for self-isolation

There have been 171 cases of Covid-19 among people living in Direct Provision including 13 clusters.

# hse - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

HSE suspends practice of notifying some employers of Covid test results before informing employees

HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid said he was aware of one case where test results were shared with an employer.

‘Stay away from blame’: Health officials say no single reason for nursing home outbreaks

The issue of elderly patients being discharged from acute hospital settings was raised by Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly today.

Senior civil servant to warn Dáil committee that Covid-19 crisis could last for years

The Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 Response is due to hear from a number of health officials today.

# hse - Monday 18 May, 2020

Medics warn of Legionnaires' Disease outbreak due to high number of water systems lying idle

Many buildings have been closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Here is how to wear a face mask or covering properly Covid-19 This post contains videos

Here is how to wear a face mask or covering properly

Many people are wearing face masks in an effort to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Phase One: Here's what's allowed from today as Covid-19 restrictions eased

Hardware stores, garden centres and golf are all a possibility now.

# hse - Sunday 17 May, 2020

HSE chief Paul Reid 'reassured' that 244 Covid-19 cases at Mater hospital were reported legally

The official publication of the cases dating back to mid-March was delayed until this week.

# hse - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Isolating healthcare workers still required to return to work early if asymptomatic to avoid staff shortages

Asymptomatic healthcare staff can currently return to work, despite being close contacts of a confirmed Covid-19 case.

# hse - Thursday 14 May, 2020

HSE boss raised concern over NPHET's statement about ramping up Covid-19 testing

HSE boss raised concern over NPHET's statement about ramping up Covid-19 testing

HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid said he was taken by surprise when Dr Tony Holohan made the announcement last month.

Childcare for healthcare workers - how a promised scheme failed to materialse

The government announced that a childcare scheme for healthcare workers had to be scrapped.

HSE bosses confident of three-day turnaround on testing in 90% of positive cases by Monday

HSE CEO Paul Reid was speaking at a briefing on Covid-19 testing and contact tracing at UCD this morning.

# hse - Monday 11 May, 2020

Concern that delays in testing process could impact on lifting of restrictions

Mary Favier of the ICGP pointed out that the later results are confirmed the less valuable they are in terms of stopping the disease.

Consent is crucial for coronavirus testing. But in nursing homes, it isn't always so simple

Patients must consent to be tested – but sometimes that can prove challenging.

# hse - Sunday 10 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 236 new cases in Ireland confirmed

There have been 1,458 deaths related to Covid-19 here to date and 22,996 confirmed cases.

HSE still plans to roll out contact tracing app by end of the month

The app will be opt-in and support, rather than replace, current contact tracing processes.

PPE will cost €1 billion this year, and number of Covid-19 patients in ICU has halved from peak Coronavirus This post contains videos

PPE will cost €1 billion this year, and number of Covid-19 patients in ICU has halved from peak

Some 120 million masks will arrive in Ireland from South Korea in the coming weeks.

# hse - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

'Longer work days' and 'virtual clinics' among HSE suggestions for healthcare workers with children

The HSE has acknowledged that the government childcare scheme “does not address the majority of situations”.

# hse - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Irish Air Corps makes first delivery of Covid-19 tests to German lab

The delivery of tests to Germany is part of the HSE’s response to increase Covid-19 testing in Ireland.

HSE investigating after wrong body given to family in Mullingar hospital

A full internal review has been ordered into the incident, the Irish Mail on Sunday first reported.

Covid-19 outbreaks confirmed in 100 disability settings HSE

Covid-19 outbreaks confirmed in 100 disability settings

There have also been 36 outbreaks in mental health facilities, the HSE said.

# hse - Thursday 30 April, 2020

HSE reverses position on pregnant staff following trade union pressure

The HSE had initially said that pregnant staff were safe to work with Covid-19 patients.

# hse - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Increased testing must not lead to 'unacceptable' waiting times, warn GPs

The Irish College of General Practioners broadly welcomed plans to increase testing.

In the red: 75 residential care facilities at 'significant risk in terms of operation', says HSE

Testing has been ramped up in nursing homes for staff and residents in recent days.

Number of people accessing mental health supports dramatically increases

An extra €1.1 million is being made available.

HSE confident it will be able to carry out 100,000 Covid-19 tests per week by mid-May

A roadmap devised by the HSE and the Department of Health is to go before members of the Cabinet this week.

# hse - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Eight-year-old Galway boy cycling marathon to raise money for health workers

He has raised more than €7,000 so far.

# hse - Friday 24 April, 2020

Predictable, not inevitable? How Covid-19 spread through Irish nursing homes

Questions remain about how the coronavirus spread so easily through nursing homes.

# hse - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

New guidance extends use of face masks among healthcare workers HSE

New guidance extends use of face masks among healthcare workers

The move has been welcomed by the INMO.

Hospitals treating over 700 coronavirus cases, with 320 patients awaiting results

The report issued last night shows there are 320 suspected cases in hospitals that are awaiting test results.

# hse - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Music festivals are cancelled after licenced gatherings of 5,000+ halted until September at earliest

The government advised local authorities not to issue licences for events of more than 5,000 attendees.

Over half of people with Covid-19 in Ireland have recovered in the community

Tonight, the Chief Medical Officer shared new figures on those who have recovered in Ireland.

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