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#Minister For Health

# minister-for-health - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Minister to ask NIAC to consider where family carers fit on vaccine priority list
# Prioritisation
# Prioritisation

Minister to ask NIAC to consider where family carers fit on vaccine priority list

Feb 25th 2021, 8:11 PM 15,495 Views 26 Comments

Donnelly is particularly concerned about the situation for carers of children who are high risk.

# minister-for-health - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Health Minister warned of staff shortages by HSE in pre-Christmas message
# Stephen Donnelly
# Stephen Donnelly

Health Minister warned of staff shortages by HSE in pre-Christmas message

Feb 10th 2021, 6:15 AM 13,757 Views 13 Comments

Dr Lorraine Doherty wrote on 21 December that the Covid-19 situation was “deteriorating”.

# minister-for-health - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Ireland to get first 35,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine next week
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Ireland to get first 35,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine next week

Updated Feb 2nd 2021, 11:20 AM 45,477 Views 111 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said that 1.1 million doses of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines are to be delivered by the end of March.

# minister-for-health - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Donnelly says Covid protocols in meat factories had been working as NPHET advice on restrictions published
# Minister For Health
# Minister For Health

Donnelly says Covid protocols in meat factories had been working as NPHET advice on restrictions published

Updated Aug 8th 2020, 2:10 PM 42,876 Views 108 Comments

New restrictions on people in the counties Kildare, Laois and Offaly came into effect from today, and will remain in place for two weeks.

# minister-for-health - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Reduced cancer services due to Covid-19 pandemic 'unacceptable', says Irish Cancer Society
# Warning
# Warning

Reduced cancer services due to Covid-19 pandemic 'unacceptable', says Irish Cancer Society

Aug 6th 2020, 1:01 PM 11,807 Views 26 Comments

It was reported today that a Department of Health briefing warns of a major backlog in cancer treatments.

# minister-for-health - Friday 31 July, 2020

CervicalCheck tribunal to begin 'without delay', says minister
# Stephen Donnelly
# Stephen Donnelly

CervicalCheck tribunal to begin 'without delay', says minister

Jul 31st 2020, 7:38 PM 11,611 Views 6 Comments

The tribunal was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# minister-for-health - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Mandatory quarantine for those arriving into Ireland 'not workable' says Leo Varadkar
# Green List
# Green List

Mandatory quarantine for those arriving into Ireland 'not workable' says Leo Varadkar

Updated Jul 2nd 2020, 12:00 PM 105,288 Views 195 Comments

Air bridges with other countries will be discussed by the Cabinet next Monday.

# minister-for-health - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Health Minister says virus reproductive rate 'staying remarkably stable'
# Covid19
# Covid19

Health Minister says virus reproductive rate 'staying remarkably stable'

Jun 11th 2020, 2:50 PM 16,154 Views 22 Comments

Harris told the Dáil that the R number is now between 0.4 and 0.8.

# minister-for-health - Monday 18 May, 2020

Free flu vaccine will be available for children aged 2-12 this winter
# Influenza
# Influenza

Free flu vaccine will be available for children aged 2-12 this winter

May 18th 2020, 10:49 AM 30,740 Views 81 Comments

The vaccine will also be free for people in at-risk groups and those aged 70 and over.

'Highly unlikely' weddings of up to 100 people allowed by July, Simon Harris says
# Roadmap
# Roadmap

'Highly unlikely' weddings of up to 100 people allowed by July, Simon Harris says

May 18th 2020, 9:15 AM 38,058 Views 48 Comments

Small weddings are due to be permitted by 20 July, according to the government roadmap out of lockdown.

# minister-for-health - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Simon Harris: We need more measures to 'toughen up' on self-isolation for people entering country
# Regulation
# Regulation

Simon Harris: We need more measures to 'toughen up' on self-isolation for people entering country

May 12th 2020, 11:18 AM 26,385 Views 55 Comments

The minister said he would like this requirement backed up by the law.

# minister-for-health - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Staff health checks and more PPE for nursing home staff, but representative group says test results still too slow
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Staff health checks and more PPE for nursing home staff, but representative group says test results still too slow

Apr 1st 2020, 9:32 AM 20,214 Views 66 Comments

Simon Harris has said a lot of the new measures are “already underway” in nursing homes.

# minister-for-health - Monday 30 March, 2020

Minister Simon Harris 'to immediately address' PPE shortages in nursing homes
# Nursing Homes Ireland
# Nursing Homes Ireland

Minister Simon Harris 'to immediately address' PPE shortages in nursing homes

Updated Mar 30th 2020, 9:30 PM 38,382 Views 57 Comments

Minister Simon Harris met with representatives of nursing homes today to discuss their role in the Covid-19 crisis.

# minister-for-health - Monday 23 March, 2020

Government concerned about weekend crowds but further restrictions won't be based on 'what's trending on Twitter'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Government concerned about weekend crowds but further restrictions won't be based on 'what's trending on Twitter'

Updated Mar 23rd 2020, 2:15 PM 153,560 Views 132 Comments

It is expected that further recommendations will be made by public health officials tomorrow.

# minister-for-health - Monday 24 February, 2020

Coronavirus: Advice about Ireland v Italy Six Nations game and other public events to be reviewed today, says Harris
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: Advice about Ireland v Italy Six Nations game and other public events to be reviewed today, says Harris

Feb 24th 2020, 12:04 PM 45,174 Views 56 Comments

The Department of Health will review its advice in relation to mass gatherings today.

# minister-for-health - Thursday 9 January, 2020

'This government's race is firmly ran': Independent TDs plan no-confidence motion in Simon Harris
# Election 2020
# Election 2020

'This government's race is firmly ran': Independent TDs plan no-confidence motion in Simon Harris

Jan 9th 2020, 11:07 AM 25,043 Views 97 Comments

The Minister for Health responded to the no-confidence threat with: “I don’t have any confidence in Michael Collins, we don’t agree on much.”

# minister-for-health - Sunday 5 January, 2020

'Not realistic': Free GP care for under 13s questioned by medical group
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'Not realistic': Free GP care for under 13s questioned by medical group

Updated Jan 5th 2020, 4:29 PM 27,015 Views 74 Comments

Six and seven-year-olds would receive free care from this year under proposed legislation.

# minister-for-health - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Wording was 'a bit off, to put it midly' on hospital posters for cash prizes, says Harris
# St James's Hospital
# St James's Hospital

Wording was 'a bit off, to put it midly' on hospital posters for cash prizes, says Harris

Dec 4th 2019, 11:30 AM 29,006 Views 80 Comments

St James’s Hospital has been advertising prizes for wards that discharge patients before 11am.

# minister-for-health - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Patient Safety Bill put forward by Simon Harris has been approved by Cabinet
# Patient Safety Bill
# Patient Safety Bill

Patient Safety Bill put forward by Simon Harris has been approved by Cabinet

Updated Dec 3rd 2019, 5:35 PM 7,623 Views 19 Comments

This Bill would make it mandatory for the health service provider to put forward information on incidents of patient safety.

# minister-for-health - Monday 25 November, 2019

Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation
# Simon Harris
# Simon Harris

Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation

Updated Nov 25th 2019, 6:35 PM 17,033 Views 145 Comments

Minister for Health Simon Harris met with Facebook, Google and Twitter today.

# minister-for-health - Monday 21 October, 2019

'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children
# Equality
# Equality

'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children

Oct 21st 2019, 2:32 PM 20,093 Views 68 Comments

The protest was held this afternoon outside the Department of Health building in Dublin.

# minister-for-health - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis?
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis?

May 7th 2019, 6:10 AM 11,187 Views 12 Comments

This will make it significantly less of a grey area in Irish law – and it could also herald the start of the Irish cannabis industry.

# minister-for-health - Friday 26 April, 2019

Simon Harris has asked the Attorney General to look at mandatory vaccinations
# Measles
# Measles

Simon Harris has asked the Attorney General to look at mandatory vaccinations

Apr 26th 2019, 1:00 PM 33,721 Views 171 Comments

Earlier this week, it was announced that Ireland had experienced a 204% increase in cases of measles.

# minister-for-health - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

'Time to act': HIQA report finds PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates would be cheaper and more effective
# Draft Report
# Draft Report

'Time to act': HIQA report finds PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates would be cheaper and more effective

Apr 23rd 2019, 11:39 AM 10,225 Views 22 Comments

A draft report on the introduction of the programme was published today.

# minister-for-health - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Opinion: A million people have no health cover as low-paid families are excluded from access to the medical card
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: A million people have no health cover as low-paid families are excluded from access to the medical card

Mar 5th 2019, 7:00 AM 33,616 Views 94 Comments

Since 2012 there has been a 66% increase in the number of people with no private or public health cover, writes Feilim O’Rourke.

# minister-for-health - Monday 4 March, 2019

Dept of Health declared safe after non-hazardous white powder discovery prompts evacuation
# Non-hazardous
# Non-hazardous

Dept of Health declared safe after non-hazardous white powder discovery prompts evacuation

Updated Mar 4th 2019, 4:30 PM 62,041 Views 99 Comments

Technicians from the Defence Forces have confirmed that the powder was non-hazardous

# minister-for-health - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Poll: Should the Dáil vote for confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris?

Poll: Should the Dáil vote for confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris?

Feb 19th 2019, 10:21 AM 40,661 Views 132 Comments

Fianna Fáil TDs have reportedly been urged by the party whip to attend the vote tomorrow evening.

# minister-for-health - Saturday 16 February, 2019

'I'm happy for the project to continue': Simon Harris rules out re-tendering children's hospital
# Onwards And Upwards
# Onwards And Upwards

'I'm happy for the project to continue': Simon Harris rules out re-tendering children's hospital

Feb 16th 2019, 12:09 PM 18,737 Views 98 Comments

The Minister was responding to a statement by BAM that suggested it would pull out of the contract if the Government wanted.

# minister-for-health - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Costs, changes and controversies: The decades-long saga behind the NCH
# Explainer
# Explainer

Costs, changes and controversies: The decades-long saga behind the NCH

Feb 9th 2019, 7:30 AM 15,643 Views 32 Comments

The controversy over the costs of the project is just the latest in a series of problems to affect the project

# minister-for-health - Thursday 6 December, 2018

'His family believes that if his cancer was detected in any of the 3 x-rays, his prognosis wouldn't be terminal'
# Co Kerry
# Co Kerry

'His family believes that if his cancer was detected in any of the 3 x-rays, his prognosis wouldn't be terminal'

Dec 6th 2018, 2:38 PM 13,431 Views 23 Comments

Thousands of scans affecting 26,000 patients were reviewed – of those, 11 people’s cancer diagnoses were delayed, it was found.

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

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

Dec 6th 2018, 2:18 PM 6,934 Views 20 Comments

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

# minister-for-health - Friday 16 November, 2018

Simon Harris acknowledges there is 'more work to be done' as inpatient waiting lists fall across Ireland
# Daycase Access Plan
# Daycase Access Plan

Simon Harris acknowledges there is 'more work to be done' as inpatient waiting lists fall across Ireland

Nov 16th 2018, 6:14 PM 9,568 Views 39 Comments

The number of patients waiting more than 9 months for treatment has reduced by 38%.

# minister-for-health - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

'A cynical political attack': Ministers hit out at questioning over €317,000 President's allowance
# THE PAC
# THE PAC

'A cynical political attack': Ministers hit out at questioning over €317,000 President's allowance

Sep 26th 2018, 3:05 PM 15,447 Views 57 Comments

Questions surrounding the payment were raised at the Public Accounts Committee yesterday.

# minister-for-health - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Parents urged to ask medical professionals about HPV vaccine instead of relying on 'misinformation'
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

Parents urged to ask medical professionals about HPV vaccine instead of relying on 'misinformation'

Sep 18th 2018, 5:34 PM 8,393 Views 30 Comments

The HSE launched a vaccine information campaign today, confirming two in three women are now being inoculated against the HPV virus.

New chairperson for HSE board as it prioritises 'building public trust and confidence'
# Ciarán Devane
# Ciarán Devane

New chairperson for HSE board as it prioritises 'building public trust and confidence'

Sep 18th 2018, 4:14 PM 5,846 Views 18 Comments

The new board of the HSE will be accountable to the minister, the department of health said.

# minister-for-health - Sunday 26 August, 2018

'I will hold the HSE responsible if no ambulance is available for my sick partner'
# Ambulance Delays
# Ambulance Delays

'I will hold the HSE responsible if no ambulance is available for my sick partner'

Aug 26th 2018, 12:05 AM 31,807 Views 19 Comments

A review found that additional staff are needed in order for the NAS to meet response time targets.

# minister-for-health - Monday 21 May, 2018

Harris: Some No campaigners 'trying to take Ireland back to Dark Ages on mental health'
# Eighth Amendment Referendum
# Eighth Amendment Referendum

Harris: Some No campaigners 'trying to take Ireland back to Dark Ages on mental health'

May 21st 2018, 4:16 PM 18,514 Views 237 Comments

The Health Minister joined the Masters of Ireland’s two main maternity hospitals in calling for a Yes vote in Friday’s referendum today.

# minister-for-health - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Ireland plans to work with other countries to drive down the cost of expensive medicines
# Cost Of Drugs
# Cost Of Drugs

Ireland plans to work with other countries to drive down the cost of expensive medicines

Feb 13th 2018, 3:28 PM 8,893 Views 28 Comments

Ireland is to open negotiations with four countries on drug pricing and supply.

# minister-for-health - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

GPs will be permitted to conscientiously object to providing abortion services, Harris says
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

GPs will be permitted to conscientiously object to providing abortion services, Harris says

Feb 6th 2018, 9:45 AM 16,298 Views 329 Comments

The government has said it wants terminations to be a ‘GP-led’ service.

# minister-for-health - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

'The seizures are gone - his smiles are back': Mother pens letter to Minister after treating son with CBD oil
# Medicinal Cannabis
# Medicinal Cannabis

'The seizures are gone - his smiles are back': Mother pens letter to Minister after treating son with CBD oil

Jan 31st 2018, 12:05 AM 43,186 Views 58 Comments

Noreen O’Neill said her son has been seizure-free for more than a fortnight.

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