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# childrens-health - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Plan to tackle healthcare waiting lists to be announced shortly, says Taoiseach
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

Plan to tackle healthcare waiting lists to be announced shortly, says Taoiseach

Sep 28th 2021, 7:58 PM 10,777 Views 35 Comments

There are more than 100,000 children on waiting lists for treatment, assessment and diagnostic tests.

# childrens-health - Thursday 29 October, 2020

More parents need to bring their children for flu vaccine, doctors say
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

More parents need to bring their children for flu vaccine, doctors say

Oct 29th 2020, 6:30 AM 19,870 Views 38 Comments

The flu vaccine has been made available for free to children between the ages of 2 and 12.

# childrens-health - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks
# Emergency Departments
# Emergency Departments

'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks

Nov 26th 2019, 3:34 PM 8,904 Views 12 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin hit out against the Taoiseach today stating that waiting lists for children are “quite shocking”.

# childrens-health - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds

Nov 14th 2019, 7:08 AM 6,798 Views 35 Comments

Measures to restrict alcohol advertisements around children came into effect this week.

# childrens-health - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Two cases of Irish children with polio-like disease reported this year
# AFP
# AFP

Two cases of Irish children with polio-like disease reported this year

Oct 23rd 2018, 3:26 PM 22,883 Views 15 Comments

The HPSC has issued a warning to doctors over a global increase in incidents of the disease.

# childrens-health - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Three year campaign results in 33,000 children with disabilities getting full medical cards
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

Three year campaign results in 33,000 children with disabilities getting full medical cards

May 2nd 2017, 7:57 PM 10,836 Views 13 Comments

Children who receive the Domiciliary Care Allowance are now eligible for a full medical card.

# childrens-health - Monday 9 May, 2016

Children at risk of obesity as parents bribe them with sweets and biscuits
# Stop The Treats
# Stop The Treats

Children at risk of obesity as parents bribe them with sweets and biscuits

May 9th 2016, 1:36 PM 13,250 Views 40 Comments

Over consumption of these treats “is a serious threat to our children’s future health” – Safefood representative

# childrens-health - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Australian woman banned from breastfeeding - because she has tattoos
# Sydney
# Sydney

Australian woman banned from breastfeeding - because she has tattoos

Jun 18th 2015, 9:41 PM 32,104 Views 75 Comments

She is locked in a custody dispute with the baby’s father.

# childrens-health - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Fears that families of children with serious illness could face 'rigorous' medical card means test
# HSE
# HSE

Fears that families of children with serious illness could face 'rigorous' medical card means test

Nov 26th 2014, 8:59 AM 4,527 Views 18 Comments

Our Children’s Health has welcomed yesterday’s announcements on medical card reform, but still has some outstanding concerns.

# childrens-health - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Children with Spina Bifida are massively under-served in Ireland: study
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

Children with Spina Bifida are massively under-served in Ireland: study

Sep 3rd 2014, 7:45 AM 3,973 Views 8 Comments

Children with spina bifida need complex treatment – more than half aren’t getting it.

# childrens-health - Monday 18 August, 2014

Burgers and chips have now been banned from the Community Games
# NO MORE
# NO MORE

Burgers and chips have now been banned from the Community Games

Aug 18th 2014, 10:42 AM 17,544 Views 56 Comments

Sorry about that…

# childrens-health - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Some discretionary medical cards to be reinstated 'within weeks'
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

Some discretionary medical cards to be reinstated 'within weeks'

Jun 7th 2014, 9:27 PM 14,276 Views 55 Comments

Minister James Reilly also apologised for distress caused by the issue, the Our Children’s Health group said.

# childrens-health - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Column: I lost my daughter to meningitis – why is a vaccine for MenB still not provided?
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

Column: I lost my daughter to meningitis – why is a vaccine for MenB still not provided?

Feb 15th 2014, 7:00 PM 424 Views 32 Comments

We have a vaccine for a common strain of meningitis, yet it’s not on from the immunisation schedule. What is the delay? asks Siobhán Carroll.

# childrens-health - Monday 10 February, 2014

British parliament votes in favour of smoking ban in cars with children
# Smoke Free Cars
# Smoke Free Cars

British parliament votes in favour of smoking ban in cars with children

Feb 10th 2014, 8:49 PM 7,366 Views 45 Comments

Smoking in cars raises levels of dangerous fine-particle pollutants.

# childrens-health - Monday 23 September, 2013

Half of children who smoke had their first cigarette aged 13 or younger
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

Half of children who smoke had their first cigarette aged 13 or younger

Sep 23rd 2013, 3:06 PM 4,589 Views 16 Comments

However, a new report out today shows that smoking rates among school-aged children are down overall — dropping from 21 per cent in 1998 to 12 per cent in 2010.

# childrens-health - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

New hospital in 2017 will be 'too late' for today's sick children
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

New hospital in 2017 will be 'too late' for today's sick children

Nov 28th 2012, 10:35 AM 3,231 Views 6 Comments

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin has started a fundraising campaign to finish vital work next year.

# childrens-health - Monday 16 April, 2012

50-acre site for children's hospital submitted to review group
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

50-acre site for children's hospital submitted to review group

Apr 16th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,491 Views 21 Comments

A proposal to establish the National Paediatric Hospital on a 50-acre site at Lissenhall, Swords, claims the facility could be built in less time – and for less money – than at the Mater.