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# hse - Monday 18 March, 2019

Teen vapers are more likely to use sweet-flavoured e-cigarettes than adult vapers, study finds

The US Food and Drug Administration has declared youth e-cigarette use as an epidemic in the country.

Irish Heart Foundation 'strongly' advises against use of hookah pipes due to carbon monoxide levels

The IHF says many users mistakenly believe that it is not addictive.

# hse - Friday 15 March, 2019

People warned to not drink too much this weekend as surge of alcohol-related injuries expected

The HSE has said patients may face longer waiting times at emergency departments due to an increase in people attending.

# hse - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Have you been on a hospital waiting list for six months? Here are the government's latest plans

Minister for Health Simon Harris has published a new plan aimed at reducing waiting times for patients.

# hse - Monday 11 March, 2019

Talks between INMO and government to return to Labour Court as union rejects new nurses' deal

The negotiations come after nurses went on general strike for a number of days last month.

'Extremely encouraging': HPV uptake rate in Ireland is now at 70%

This marks an increase of 20 percentage points in just over two years.

# hse - Sunday 10 March, 2019

'We are failing these children spectacularly': Row over drug with 'exorbitant' cost rumbles on Spinraza This post contains videos

'We are failing these children spectacularly': Row over drug with 'exorbitant' cost rumbles on

Negotiations, and clashes, over the price of Spinraza are ongoing behind the scenes.

# hse - Saturday 9 March, 2019

'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals

It comes as new stats show over 2,000 cases where a homeless person has been discharged from hospital in the past seven years.

# hse - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Terminally-ill midwife Philomena Canning says she's 'vindicated' after settling case with HSE

Canning says she’s both relieved and saddened to have settled the case.

# hse - Friday 1 March, 2019

Man who ran HSE copycat website claims it helped 'save five or six women and babies from abortion'

Eamonn Murphy was ordered to stop operating a site under a name similar to the HSE’s ‘My Options’ service.

# hse - Thursday 28 February, 2019

'Look in my child's eyes and tell him his life is not worth saving': Parents call for access to medication Spinraza This post contains videos

'Look in my child's eyes and tell him his life is not worth saving': Parents call for access to medication

About 26 children with SMA, a rare muscle-wasting condition, could benefit from Spinraza.

# hse - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

# hse - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

'We stand with Philomena': Rally calls on Harris and HSE to settle case of terminally-ill midwife

Philomena Canning, who is suffering from terminal ovarian cancer, is seeking damages from the HSE.

# hse - Monday 25 February, 2019

'A price has been put on the value of life': HSE will not reimburse drug for children with rare condition

The HSE said the current price of Spinraza – more than €20 million over five years – is not cost-effective.

# hse - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Activist says scans are being offered with 'top-of-the-range' ultrasound machine at Dublin building

Eamonn Murphy, a veteran anti-abortion activist, displayed the machine at the Berkeley Street centre.

# hse - Friday 22 February, 2019

'He has a chance at life now': HSE grants access to drug that could help boys with rare condition keep walking Exclusive

At least five boys in Ireland have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a muscle-wasting condition.

# hse - Thursday 21 February, 2019

38 people have died so far this flu season as hospitalisations rise

There are 112 confirmed cases where people were admitted to critical care units over the flu.

# hse - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

HSE's €318 million spend on agency staff in 2018 described as 'sickening waste of money'

An extra €26 million was spent on agency staff in 2018, compared to 2017.

'The end of a long battle': Family of man who killed brother (9) before taking own life settles HSE case HSE

'The end of a long battle': Family of man who killed brother (9) before taking own life settles HSE case

Shane Michael Skeffington died by suicide after stabbing his brother Brandon in July 2014.

# hse - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Opinion: Is public healthcare in Ireland failing because we've chosen the path to failure?

‘As we cry in frustration over the recurring ineptitude of the state to deliver decent public healthcare service for citizens’ Maebh Ní Fhallúin examines how we got here.

# hse - Friday 15 February, 2019

90% of gambling addicts treated by HSE are young men

The HSE has provided figures on the age and geographic breakdown of some of those who enter treatment for gambling addiction.

# hse - Thursday 14 February, 2019

34 people have died from the flu so far this season

The majority of people who died were over the age of 65.

# hse - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

High Court hears HSE claim that man allegedly set up misleading My Options website

The HSE is seeking an injunction restraining the defendant from using the My Options brand.

# hse - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Nursing pay deal set to cost €10-€15 million this year and €30-€35 million in 2020

Finance Minister Donohoe has said that the Labour Court recommendations are “consistent with the public sector stability agreement”.

# hse - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Almost 15,000 elderly people were forced to wait over 24 hours in emergency departments last year

The latest figures show there was an increase of nearly 3,000 on the year previous.

# hse - Friday 8 February, 2019

CervicalCheck writes to 4,300 women affected by lab error offering them repeat smear test

The HSE has been aware of this error since November but it was only made public two weeks ago.

# hse - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Government accused of delivering budget 'under false pretences' and knowing of children's hospital overrun Nch

Government accused of delivering budget 'under false pretences' and knowing of children's hospital overrun

Pressure has been mounting on government all week about who knew what when about the hospital costs.

Bogus abortion site still appearing on Google - but new law would enable takedown of 'harmful' content

The creation of a digital safety commissioner has been mooted as a way of tackling the effects of harmful online content.

# hse - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Ambulance staff announce three more days of strike action

The dispute centres on a row over trade union membership.

Nurses are set to strike for a third day tomorrow - These are the services that will be affected

This comes after nearly 40,000 INMO nurses and midwives took part in industrial action on Tuesday.

HSE initiates legal proceedings over 'fake' MyOptions unplanned pregnancy website

The health minister said the idea that people would set up a ‘fake’ website is ‘despicable’.

# hse - Monday 4 February, 2019

'Rats out of the HSE': Protesters want external probe into claims abortion details were leaked

The HSE is probing claims that a woman was phoned and harassed by a man who had obtained her personal information.

# hse - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Just 2% of safeguarding concerns reported to HSE come from people experiencing alleged abuse

The bulk of reports of abuse come from either staff members at facilities of family members.

'You wouldn't tell a child they couldn't have chemo, but our son is being denied the medication he needs'

Parents of children with a rare genetic condition are fighting for access to a potentially life-changing drug.

# hse - Friday 1 February, 2019

'Grotesque and reprehensible': Harris 'extraordinarily concerned' over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion

A number of investigations are under way into the allegations, which were first reported by TheJournal.ie yesterday.

Multiple investigations under way over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at NMH

Health Minister Simon Harris has said he is very concerned about the alleged case, and has launched an investigation.

# hse - Thursday 31 January, 2019

HSE reports 25 deaths in flu season but says it appears to have hit its peak

There have been more than 1,000 hospital admissions during this flu season.

National Children's Hospital Project 'highly unlikely’ to come in under €2 billion

The Secretary General of the HSE is unable to confirm that the cost will be below €2 billion

HSE to investigate alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at Dublin maternity hospital

A message shared on Twitter alleges a woman was contacted via an unknown number and verbally harassed.

First trial shows e-cigarettes are more effective than nicotine patches and gum for quitters

Currently, 10% of Irish ex-smokers use e-cigarettes.

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