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# long covid

This year
Hiqa review says 'clear treatment pathway for Long Covid remains unknown'
No definitively effective treatments for the condition were identified in the review.
HSE to launch survey to measure prevalence of long Covid in Ireland
People in Longford, Westmeath, Laois, Offaly, Kildare, West Wicklow and south Dublin will be invited to take part in the survey.
Last year
Mater Hospital confirms Long Covid Clinic is set to close in December due to a lack of funding
However, a spokesperson for the hospital said it is willing to extend the operation of the Long Covid clinic into the new year.
More than 21,000 people cannot work because of long-Covid symptoms, Dáil told
Independent TD Denis Naughten called on the Taoiseach to ‘act now’ to address the care needs of those with symptoms
Long Covid: Treatment of debilitating fatigue presents major challenge for Irish hospitals
Patients have said the ‘invisible’ symptoms are often the most frustrating as they still look physically healthy.
A consultant at one clinic said 90% of his Long Covid patients are presenting with fatigue, Michelle Hennessy reports.
One patient said he has been unable to return to work more than a year-and-a-half after his initial infection due to symptoms including severe fatigue.
Up to 20% of people who test positive for Covid-19 may experience longer-term symptoms.
Hundreds of thousands of Long Covid sufferers could cripple health service says Denis Naughten
Hospital consultant says people with Long Covid have been accused of exaggerating illness
Hundreds of thousands of Long Covid sufferers could cripple health service says Denis Naughten
Denis Naughten TD has called on Government to treat long Covid patients with the same urgency as the initial Covid-19 infections.
Hospital consultant says people with Long Covid have been accused of exaggerating illness
Professor Jack Lambert has called on the Government to provide more resources and treatment for people suffering from the illness.
Nurses organisation says it wants long-Covid treated as a workplace injury
Talks between unions on new sick pay schemes are ongoing.
'I have brain fog, fatigue, migraines': Nurses with Long Covid decry plan to end special leave
Healthcare workers have been receiving letters from their employer informing them that their special leave with pay will cease on 1 July.
Long Covid clinics must be established 'as a matter of urgency', Naughten says
The Independent TD told The Journal that those suffering from long Covid are being added to existing waiting lists that are “chronically oversubscribed”.
Three quarters of long Covid patients consuming problematic levels of alcohol
Two new studies have found that complications arising from long Covid are primarily brain related – not heart and lung conditions, as previously thought.
Lung abnormalities found in long Covid patients with breathlessness
The study is investigating possible lung damage in those who have not been admitted to hospital, but continue to experience the symptom.
All time
‘I genuinely could have died… There was fluid in my lungs, fluid around my heart’
Wexford Youths player Vanessa Ogbonna reflects on a dramatic 12 months.
Opinion: Coping with Long Covid - how exercise and other treatments can help
The focus on research into and symptoms of Long Covid needs to be complimented by treatment options, writes Dr Jennifer Dineen.
Some Covid symptoms last a year for many hospitalised patients, study finds
The research is the largest yet on the condition known as long Covid.
HSE finalising national model for treatment of patients with Long Covid
Some hospitals recognised the need for a more cohesive approach and have already set up dedicated clinics.
'I'm only 27, I shouldn't be like this': Nurses with long Covid call for better supports
The INMO’s annual conference today heard from a number of nurses who are suffering longer term effects of a Covid-19 diagnosis.
Over-active immune response could be one reason for long Covid, study says
The researchers said the findings may be of value for future studies in this area.
'I don't feel like myself yet coming back from it, but it's slowly getting better'
Ireland’s Nhat Nguyen on his experience with Covid-19, his Olympic journey and his ambitions for Tokyo 2021.
'You feel so alone': Irish woman still experiencing Covid-19 symptoms a year after first diagnosis
Aoife Moore says her life has been upended by the virus.
Cases of 'long Covid' in UK could be as high as 20%, immunologist warns
Some people are still reporting significant symptoms several months after infection.
Possibility of 'long Covid' could be established in patients soon after they are infected
New research suggests why some people experience longer-lasting symptoms of the virus.
There'll be a rise in the number of people suffering 'debilitating' long-term after-effects of Covid-19, academics warn
Ongoing symptoms can include breathlessness, chronic fatigue, “brain fog”, anxiety and stress, researchers said.