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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

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# Michael McNamara
Oireachtas committee chair defends length of sitting after public health concerns
Former HSE chief Tony O’Brien questioned the length of the sitting.
# CervicalCheck
Tony O'Brien accuses the PAC of 'chasing every passing controversy... it doesn't add any value'
“I’m glad to be out,” he said when asked if he misses being in charge of the 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.
# CervicalCheck
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”.
# smear test controversy
'We can and we will demand answers': Varadkar and Harris want to know why memos were kept from them
Who knew what when: Varadkar and Harris want to know why information was kept from them.
# CervicalCheck
Tony O’Brien has posted a video saying goodbye to HSE staff
O’Brien announced his resignation last night after coming under pressure over the smear test scandal.
# New Face
John Connaghan will be the new head of the HSE - but only temporarily
Connaghan was previously the deputy director general and chief operating officer at the HSE.
# CervicalCheck
'He's lashing out': Tony O'Brien criticises TDs' conduct at committee meeting
Vicky Phelan accused the former Director General of the HSE of ‘throwing his toys out of the pram’.
# Cervical Cancer
'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media'
Tony O’Brien has criticised how some TDs conducted themselves at the Public Accounts Committee hearing yesterday.
# gone
Tony O'Brien has stepped down as HSE Director amid cervical cancer scandal
O’Brien had been the head of the health service since July 2013.
# CervicalCheck
Taoiseach and Health Minister weren't made aware of HSE 'memo' on CervicalCheck
HSE Director General Tony O’Brien has stepped down this evening.
# CervicalCheck
'I had to collect my children from school and tell them that I’m dying': Emma Mhic Mhathúna
Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, has said “anyone who is found to have failed in their duty” will be held to account.
# Under Pressure
Tony O'Brien again faces politicians and again 'respectfully declines' to step down
Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly told O’Brien he should go ‘without prejudice’.
# chopping block
Ministers Zappone and McGrath believe HSE boss should step aside
Vicky Phelan, whose cervical cancer is now terminal, has called for Tony O’Brien to go.
# stepping down
HSE boss Tony O'Brien to leave position early
There had been calls for O’Brien to step down.
# CervicalCheck
There are 10 active legal claims made in relation to CervicalCheck smear tests
Legal proceedings against the HSE or laboratories involved in smear tests have commenced in 6 of those cases.
# CervicalCheck
Vicky Phelan says she's 'disheartened' that more women could be involved in smear test scandal
HSE chief Tony O’Brien said he couldn’t guarantee that cancer treatment for some women wasn’t compromised because of the controversy.
# stepping down
'It has been a unique privilege': HSE chief Tony O'Brien to leave role this summer
Tony O’Brien has led the HSE since 2012.
# Abortion Referendum
'Psychiatrist should not have used HSE headed paper to contact TDs about retaining the Eighth Amendment'
Chief Executive Tony O’Brien said the HSE must stay neutral in referenda and elections.
# Overcrowding
Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley
The Taoiseach said he was speaking as both a doctor and a grandson whose grandmother is “regularly in and out of hospital”.
# Abuse
HSE boss says care agency that looked after 'Grace' was not treated unfairly
Tony O’Brien was told by one committee member that he is pre-empting the work of the inquiry.
HSE boss defends the downgrading of Roscommon Hospital
The downgrading of the hospital and the closure of the emergency department polarised the community back in 2011.
# at the coal face
Dr Rhona Mahony: 'People on the frontline are becoming scared to practice medicine in Ireland'
The Master of the National Maternity Hospital said the fall in recruitment is a big concern in the Irish health service.
# Grace case
Staff involved in care for 'Grace' were promoted, PAC told
In April, a €6.3 million settlement for Grace was approved by the High Court.
# care of the state
Grace case whistleblower says she's 'disappointed' with HSE's response
The whistleblower, who remains anonymous, told RTÉ’s This Week that she wants to appear before committee to set the record straight.
# Foster Care
'A monumental cock-up': HSE boss admits Grace case worker still in public service and on a full pension
The Director General of the HSE was before an Oireachtas committee yesterday to correct the record.
# Cash Injection
GPs welcome HSE assertion that €9 billion needed to save Irish health service
HSE director general Tony O’Brien argued today that the HSE is in need of significant and immediate investment in order to save the health service.
# Apology
HSE boss apologises after leaked memo said patients could be removed with "minimum force"
Minister for Health Simon Harris said that the rescinded memo was “utterly offensive and unacceptable”.
# safeguards
Foster care rules are 'being ignored and bypassed'
Almost one in five foster carers have not been allocated a social worker.
# love letters
The HSE has published five letters it sent to health watchdog as hospital fight intensifies
More than 250 adverse findings were discovered in the standards of care at Portlaoise Hospital.
# Surveillance
The HSE has NOT abandoned plans to use CCTV in care homes
They have come to a junction because of privacy issues, however, and are now seeking expert advice on how to move forward.
# no beds
Overcrowding crisis: Surgeries cancelled at Beaumont as trolley figures remain high
There were a total of 584 people waiting for available hospital beds as of this morning.
# HSE Service plan
Varadkar: Running health service is like feeding the 5,000 with loaves and fish
The Health Minister also ruled out a General Election in 2015.
# intervention
HSE denies legal action taken to forcibly hydrate Miss Y, but is still reviewing what happened
Reports this morning claimed that Department of Health officials intervened in the case, objecting to the legal action being taken.
# health budget
'It's just not true': Leo insists the government didn't cook the books
The Health Minister has been responding to claims from Micheál Martin that the government “cooked the books” in health.
# Awkward
'Publicity seeking' McGuinness criticised by his own committee over resignation call
John McGuinness’s call for two senior health officials to resign during a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee yesterday has been criticised by some of his colleagues.
# Medical Cards
PAC Chair says HSE is 'not fit for purpose'
John McGuinness called on the HSE’s Director General and the Secretary General of the Department of Health to resign.
# Medical Cards
HSE boss: We never asked parents to prove children still had lifelong conditions
“I am saying questions were asked that were not those questions, but which may have been interpreted as that.”
# Health Committee
Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal
The issues were discussed at a Health Committee this morning.
# Show Me The Money
PAC to seek legal advice before revealing Rehab executives' salaries
The senior staff members declined to reveal how much they earn when grilled by the committee earlier today.