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#Colm Henry

# colm-henry - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

No Covid-19 discussion at Cabinet as health minister says public health advice has not changed
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

No Covid-19 discussion at Cabinet as health minister says public health advice has not changed

Updated Mar 29th 2022, 7:35 PM 38,986 Views 35 Comments

Public health officials today announced 14,549 new Covid-19 infections.

# colm-henry - Thursday 10 February, 2022

PCR testing system could be re-opened to all age groups, Colm Henry says
# Colm Henry
# Colm Henry

PCR testing system could be re-opened to all age groups, Colm Henry says

Feb 10th 2022, 1:02 PM 24,873 Views 26 Comments

HSE Chief Clinical Officer said that he does not foresee any changes to mask wearing guidelines in the immediate future.

# colm-henry - Friday 7 January, 2022

Estimated 15,000 HSE staff out on Covid leave: 'Without derogation we would be in severe trouble'
# HSE
# HSE

Estimated 15,000 HSE staff out on Covid leave: 'Without derogation we would be in severe trouble'

Updated Jan 7th 2022, 6:51 PM 68,864 Views 76 Comments

Anne O’Connor said the HSE has estimated that 12% of its workforce is absent this week, which is “somewhere between 14,000 and 15,000″.

# colm-henry - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

First vaccination clinics for vulnerable children held as hospitals face pressure due to Covid
# Vaccine Programme
# Vaccine Programme

First vaccination clinics for vulnerable children held as hospitals face pressure due to Covid

Updated Dec 29th 2021, 4:45 PM 90,960 Views 104 Comments
  • The number of people in hospital with Covid jumped by 75 overnight.
  • There were 16,959 positive swabs reported today by the Department of Health
  • The booster programme hit the milestone of 2,000,000 doses administered.

# colm-henry - Saturday 18 December, 2021

Those aged 40-49 can get booster shots from tomorrow, a month ahead of schedule
# Booster
# Booster

Those aged 40-49 can get booster shots from tomorrow, a month ahead of schedule

Dec 18th 2021, 1:05 PM 27,533 Views 57 Comments

The booster dose should be given at a minimum of a three-month interval from a person’s last dose of a primary Covid-19 vaccine.

# colm-henry - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Pressure on ICU leading some hospitals to cancel scheduled procedures, says HSE clinical chief
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pressure on ICU leading some hospitals to cancel scheduled procedures, says HSE clinical chief

Nov 3rd 2021, 11:12 AM 21,371 Views 47 Comments

Dr Colm Henry said the hospital system is currently able to cope with the “surge” in Covid-19 cases.

# colm-henry - Saturday 16 October, 2021

HSE's Dr Colm Henry: 'We’re heading into a difficult winter, there’s no doubt about that'
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

HSE's Dr Colm Henry: 'We’re heading into a difficult winter, there’s no doubt about that'

Oct 16th 2021, 12:04 PM 34,371 Views 44 Comments

However, he said situation in the health system is “different” than last year.

# colm-henry - Monday 31 May, 2021

Vaccines for 40 to 44-year-olds set to begin in the middle of June
# Rollout
# Rollout

Vaccines for 40 to 44-year-olds set to begin in the middle of June

May 31st 2021, 9:06 AM 41,695 Views 31 Comments

Dr Colm Henry said that supply difficulties mean it is “very hard to be certain” about reaching targets.

# colm-henry - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Cyber attack will likely cost HSE over €100 million, Paul Reid says
# Hackers
# Hackers

Cyber attack will likely cost HSE over €100 million, Paul Reid says

May 27th 2021, 3:38 PM 30,219 Views 61 Comments

Eight people have died from Covid-19 in the last 12 days, the HSE also confirmed.

# colm-henry - Sunday 16 May, 2021

HSE won't comment on ransom figure, as other departments take precautions after cyber attack
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

HSE won't comment on ransom figure, as other departments take precautions after cyber attack

Updated May 16th 2021, 5:38 PM 81,610 Views 90 Comments
  • Hackers have reportedly demanded millions of euro from the HSE, but the exact figure has not been confirmed
  • The Department of Health was impacted by the cyber attack on Friday, but has not been targeted by a fresh attack today
  • The HSE has said that the disruption will likely continue 'well into the coming week'

# colm-henry - Thursday 13 May, 2021

HSE updating guidance to make clear partners can be present 'right throughout labour and birth'
# Maternity Measures
# Maternity Measures

HSE updating guidance to make clear partners can be present 'right throughout labour and birth'

May 13th 2021, 5:05 PM 11,036 Views 1 Comment

Restrictions remain in place in certain hospitals, however.

# colm-henry - Friday 7 May, 2021

HSE pressures maternity hospitals to follow guidelines and allow partners attend
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

HSE pressures maternity hospitals to follow guidelines and allow partners attend

May 7th 2021, 1:10 PM 11,464 Views 4 Comments

In a letter, Dr Colm Henry suggests that the guidance has not been implemented by some hospitals.

# colm-henry - Friday 16 April, 2021

50,000 register for Covid-19 vaccine as GPs ask people not to call for AstraZeneca advice
# Roll-out
# Roll-out

50,000 register for Covid-19 vaccine as GPs ask people not to call for AstraZeneca advice

Updated Apr 16th 2021, 3:48 PM 50,877 Views 45 Comments

67 year olds can be registered tomorrow followed by 66 year olds on Sunday and 65 year olds from Monday.

# colm-henry - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

'Misleading' data on outdoors transmission does not reflect all cases associated with outside activities
# Spread
# Spread

'Misleading' data on outdoors transmission does not reflect all cases associated with outside activities

Apr 6th 2021, 2:52 PM 32,683 Views 46 Comments

Behaviours linked to outdoor activities, such as travelling to a match, are not included in figures that have been released, the HSE’s chief clinical officer has said

# colm-henry - Thursday 25 February, 2021

'Collapse' in cases in hospital staff and care homes 'must be attributed to the vaccine'
# Positive News
# Positive News

'Collapse' in cases in hospital staff and care homes 'must be attributed to the vaccine'

Updated Feb 25th 2021, 7:06 PM 65,697 Views 69 Comments

The drop is “very difficult” to attribute to the drop in community transmission alone.

# colm-henry - Monday 8 February, 2021

'No-one will be left behind' in vaccine rollout plan, Dr Colm Henry says
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

'No-one will be left behind' in vaccine rollout plan, Dr Colm Henry says

Feb 8th 2021, 9:15 AM 30,621 Views 51 Comments

People aged 70 and over are set to be vaccinated in GP practices and vaccine centres.

# colm-henry - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to be used for over 70s 'where practicable and timely'
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to be used for over 70s 'where practicable and timely'

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 7:12 PM 44,892 Views 43 Comments

This follows a recommendation from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee.

# colm-henry - Friday 29 January, 2021

Dr Colm Henry: There was a 10-fold increase in people sick with Covid from start of December to January
# Hospital Capacity
# Hospital Capacity

Dr Colm Henry: There was a 10-fold increase in people sick with Covid from start of December to January

Jan 29th 2021, 9:43 AM 14,003 Views 4 Comments

As of yesterday, there are 1,620 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 216 in ICU.

# colm-henry - Monday 18 January, 2021

Standby list of frontline healthcare workers should be in place for any leftover vaccines, HSE says
# Prioritisation
# Prioritisation

Standby list of frontline healthcare workers should be in place for any leftover vaccines, HSE says

Jan 18th 2021, 3:46 PM 15,109 Views 25 Comments

A HSE document says “every effort should be made” to ensure vaccines are given to frontline healthcare workers.

# colm-henry - Friday 1 January, 2021

'The virus is absolutely rampant': Up to 15,000 people per day referred for tests as Covid surge takes hold
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'The virus is absolutely rampant': Up to 15,000 people per day referred for tests as Covid surge takes hold

Jan 1st 2021, 10:13 AM 131,624 Views 198 Comments

“Everybody is at extremely high risk of catching the virus,” the chief executive of the HSE said.

# colm-henry - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

HSE reporting 'around 100 cases a day' of people with between 20 and 30 close contacts
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HSE reporting 'around 100 cases a day' of people with between 20 and 30 close contacts

Dec 30th 2020, 5:03 PM 37,762 Views 59 Comments

The health service says Covid-19 is now presenting a “very alarming” challenge.

# colm-henry - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

People who arrived in Ireland from Britain since 8 December under 'enhanced surveillance'
# New Strain
# New Strain

People who arrived in Ireland from Britain since 8 December under 'enhanced surveillance'

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:41 AM 60,400 Views 62 Comments

Dr Colm Henry said NPHET will “be looking at enhanced surveillance of these passengers coming in”.

# colm-henry - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

'No doses have disappeared': HSE's Colm Henry rejects claims that some flu vaccines missing
# Flu
# Flu

'No doses have disappeared': HSE's Colm Henry rejects claims that some flu vaccines missing

Nov 11th 2020, 9:32 AM 24,112 Views 24 Comments

Reports claim the HSE has suspended the distribution of the vaccine after it emerged 600,000 are missing.

# colm-henry - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Dr Colm Henry: 'Isolation' felt by older people should be considered when lifting Level 5 restrictions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Dr Colm Henry: 'Isolation' felt by older people should be considered when lifting Level 5 restrictions

Nov 5th 2020, 5:56 PM 23,450 Views 14 Comments

Current restrictions are set to be eased on 1 December.

# colm-henry - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Concerns over increases in Covid-19 hospitalisations and admissions to ICU
# HSE
# HSE

Concerns over increases in Covid-19 hospitalisations and admissions to ICU

Updated Sep 22nd 2020, 10:42 AM 63,913 Views 158 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said last night that there were 90 people hospitalised with Covid-19 and 19 in ICU.

# colm-henry - Sunday 6 September, 2020

INMO: 'Extremely worrying' to see Covid-19 outbreaks in hospitals
# Beaumont Hospital
# Beaumont Hospital

INMO: 'Extremely worrying' to see Covid-19 outbreaks in hospitals

Updated Sep 6th 2020, 2:17 PM 57,049 Views 66 Comments

The union was responding to reports of a Covid-19 outbreak at Beaumont Hospital.

# colm-henry - Thursday 27 August, 2020

'Our desire is to lift restrictions on Kildare as quickly as possible': HSE pressed on schools and testing at briefing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Our desire is to lift restrictions on Kildare as quickly as possible': HSE pressed on schools and testing at briefing

Aug 27th 2020, 12:51 PM 28,244 Views 29 Comments

On schools, the HSE said today “the risks of keeping schools closed now outweigh the risk of Covid for children”.

# colm-henry - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Colm Henry says advice is 'clear' that you must restrict movements for 14 days when arriving from non-Green List country
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Colm Henry says advice is 'clear' that you must restrict movements for 14 days when arriving from non-Green List country

Aug 26th 2020, 12:04 PM 20,426 Views 61 Comments

The issue of Phil Hogan was raised as HSE officials addressed an Oireachtas Committee this morning.

# colm-henry - Saturday 15 August, 2020

'To the four nurses in Ireland...RIP': The Covid-19 Twitter claim that made it to the national airwaves
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

'To the four nurses in Ireland...RIP': The Covid-19 Twitter claim that made it to the national airwaves

Aug 15th 2020, 12:03 AM 65,473 Views 26 Comments

The story behind one of the most infamous myths of the pandemic.