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#Department of Health

# department-of-health - Saturday 17 September, 2022

Budget 2023 must address 'chronic' overcrowding in Irish hospitals, says INMO
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Budget 2023 must address 'chronic' overcrowding in Irish hospitals, says INMO

Sep 17th 2022, 1:07 PM 9,348 Views 19 Comments

It called for a ‘laser focus’ on recruitment of nurses and midwives.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Current Covid wave has peaked but hospital capacity remains under pressure, says CMO
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Current Covid wave has peaked but hospital capacity remains under pressure, says CMO

Jul 26th 2022, 3:56 PM 16,106 Views 17 Comments

46 Covid-19 related deaths were reported in the first 19 days of this month.

# department-of-health - Thursday 21 July, 2022

Free contraception for women aged 17 to 25 to be rolled out by September
# Free Contraception
# Free Contraception

Free contraception for women aged 17 to 25 to be rolled out by September

Jul 21st 2022, 2:44 PM 18,763 Views 28 Comments

President Michael D Higgins signed the measures into law today.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 19 July, 2022

Anti-cannabis group met privately with drugs minister to discuss possible RSA-style ad campaign
# Cannabis Risk Alliance
# Cannabis Risk Alliance

Anti-cannabis group met privately with drugs minister to discuss possible RSA-style ad campaign

Jul 19th 2022, 12:05 AM 32,145 Views 0 Comments
  • The Cannabis Risk Alliance told Frank Feighan last year that there should be "full transparency" around lobbyists and advocates, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • However, a loophole in lobbying laws mean the group's communications with the Government do not themselves have to be recorded.
  • Activists have questioned why the group had access to Feighan when those advocating for a different approach have found access more difficult.

# department-of-health - Thursday 7 July, 2022

Hospitals 'under considerable pressure' due to Covid, Holohan says in final pandemic report
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Hospitals 'under considerable pressure' due to Covid, Holohan says in final pandemic report

Jul 7th 2022, 5:41 PM 15,977 Views 4 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan stepped down as Chief Medical Officer this week.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

'Timing is key': Parents call for inclusion of rare genetic disease in newborn heel prick test
# Sma
# Sma

'Timing is key': Parents call for inclusion of rare genetic disease in newborn heel prick test

Jun 28th 2022, 6:00 AM 12,042 Views 2 Comments

SMA is a degenerative disease that causes damage to nerves that develop muscle function and allow children to eat, move and breathe.

# department-of-health - Monday 27 June, 2022

'Remuneration is significant': No appetite in Govt to increase €420k salary for next HSE boss
# Job Vacancy
# Job Vacancy

'Remuneration is significant': No appetite in Govt to increase €420k salary for next HSE boss

Jun 27th 2022, 6:40 PM 24,526 Views 30 Comments

Questions have been raised about whether tensions between the HSE and Department of Health played a part in Paul Reid’s decision to step down.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Working conditions for non-consultant hospital doctors must change, senior civil servant says
# Robert Watt
# Robert Watt

Working conditions for non-consultant hospital doctors must change, senior civil servant says

Jun 15th 2022, 3:11 PM 9,918 Views 6 Comments

The Secretary General of the Department of Health said many doctors already work longer hours than what is considered legal and safe.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

Ireland has evacuated a total of 13 patients, including five injured soldiers, from Ukraine
# Medical Mission
# Medical Mission

Ireland has evacuated a total of 13 patients, including five injured soldiers, from Ukraine

Jun 14th 2022, 11:56 AM 13,567 Views 0 Comments

So far 13 people, including five soldiers, have been brought to Ireland for medical treatment from Ukraine.

# department-of-health - Friday 10 June, 2022

Applications are now open for the Chief Medical Officer job
# Dust Down The Cv
# Dust Down The Cv

Applications are now open for the Chief Medical Officer job

Jun 10th 2022, 11:08 AM 14,319 Views 32 Comments

The job comes with an €187,578 annual salary and the deadline for applications is 30 June.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 25 May, 2022

Medical scientists to suspend strike action next week and will return to WRC for talks
# Labour Court
# Labour Court

Medical scientists to suspend strike action next week and will return to WRC for talks

May 25th 2022, 10:23 PM 5,332 Views 3 Comments

The three days of strike action planned for next week have all been suspended, say the MLSA.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

'Intensive work' ongoing to give 35 children with Cystic Fibrosis access to life-changing drug
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

'Intensive work' ongoing to give 35 children with Cystic Fibrosis access to life-changing drug

May 24th 2022, 6:27 PM 7,714 Views 10 Comments

Donnelly said it is important to him ‘that children get access to the drug that they need’.

# department-of-health - Monday 9 May, 2022

Government will press ahead with plans for new maternity hospital
# NMH
# NMH

Government will press ahead with plans for new maternity hospital

Updated May 9th 2022, 1:39 PM 13,543 Views 54 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said there was an urgent need for the new hospital.

# department-of-health - Saturday 7 May, 2022

Q&A: What are the issues surrounding the National Maternity Hospital moving to St Vincent's?
# Questions And Answers
# Questions And Answers

Q&A: What are the issues surrounding the National Maternity Hospital moving to St Vincent's?

Updated May 7th 2022, 12:05 AM 17,721 Views 20 Comments

A range of questions are hanging over the relocation plan.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

'A tenner a year lease': Martin says maternity hospital will effectively be in public ownership
# Health
# Health

'A tenner a year lease': Martin says maternity hospital will effectively be in public ownership

Updated May 4th 2022, 8:10 PM 33,663 Views 75 Comments
  • The Oireachtas Health Committee is set to interrogate the plans before the matter goes back to Cabinet in two weeks' time.
  • Minister Catherine Martin has described this as "a valuable process".
  • Minister Simon Harris says there was agreement across the three government parties, and all genders, to delay a decision.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Donnelly orders external review into Tony Holohan's abandoned secondment at Trinity College
# Botched Appointment
# Botched Appointment

Donnelly orders external review into Tony Holohan's abandoned secondment at Trinity College

Apr 13th 2022, 10:11 PM 27,274 Views 28 Comments

The Health Minister said he ordered the review “to examine learnings and recommendations that could inform future such initiatives”.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 12 April, 2022

HSE investigating small number of 'serious' hepatitis cases in children
# Hepatitis
# Hepatitis

HSE investigating small number of 'serious' hepatitis cases in children

Apr 12th 2022, 9:04 PM 57,499 Views 11 Comments

It comes after British health officials identified 74 cases of hepatitis among children under the age of 10 across the UK.

Coronavirus: 4,761 new cases and 1,004 patients in hospital, including 53 in ICU
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 4,761 new cases and 1,004 patients in hospital, including 53 in ICU

Apr 12th 2022, 3:20 PM 15,816 Views 5 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures in a statement this afternoon.

# department-of-health - Sunday 10 April, 2022

'Lessons have to be learned' from Dr Holohan TCD role controversy, Taoiseach says
# New Tcd Role
# New Tcd Role

'Lessons have to be learned' from Dr Holohan TCD role controversy, Taoiseach says

Updated Apr 10th 2022, 7:00 PM 41,337 Views 89 Comments

Dr Holohan said yesterday he will not proceed with a new role in TCD after stepping down as Chief Medical Officer later this year.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

'Unusual characteristics' to CMO's new Trinity role, public expenditure minister says
# Tony Holohan
# Tony Holohan

'Unusual characteristics' to CMO's new Trinity role, public expenditure minister says

Updated Apr 6th 2022, 1:34 PM 29,815 Views 33 Comments

Dr Holohan will be stepping down as the country’s Chief Medical Officer to take up the role at TCD in July.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

Department of Health will pay Dr Tony Holohan's salary in new Trinity professor role
# New Job
# New Job

Department of Health will pay Dr Tony Holohan's salary in new Trinity professor role

Updated Apr 5th 2022, 7:25 PM 61,619 Views 53 Comments

Dr Holohan will be stepping down from his position as Chief Medical Officer later this year.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 22 March, 2022

Coronavirus: 23,702 new cases and 1,338 patients in hospital, including 61 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 23,702 new cases and 1,338 patients in hospital, including 61 in ICU

Mar 22nd 2022, 3:48 PM 39,061 Views 37 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this afternoon.

# department-of-health - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Coronavirus: 11,682 new cases and 887 patients in hospital, including 41 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 11,682 new cases and 887 patients in hospital, including 41 in ICU

Mar 10th 2022, 4:19 PM 27,458 Views 14 Comments

The figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this afternoon.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

State will pay €100,000 to families of healthcare workers who died of Covid
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

State will pay €100,000 to families of healthcare workers who died of Covid

Updated Mar 8th 2022, 1:18 PM 19,291 Views 5 Comments

The HPSC reports that 22 healthcare workers have died having contracted Covid.

# department-of-health - Thursday 3 March, 2022

Public Accounts Committee will not consider leaked details of Department of Health meeting
# Healthcare System
# Healthcare System

Public Accounts Committee will not consider leaked details of Department of Health meeting

Mar 3rd 2022, 10:40 PM 12,403 Views 10 Comments

The Sunday Business Post first reported details of a recorded meeting between Department of Health officials in January.

# department-of-health - Thursday 17 February, 2022

Coronavirus: 9,441 new cases and 639 patients in hospital, including 58 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 9,441 new cases and 639 patients in hospital, including 58 in ICU

Feb 17th 2022, 3:05 PM 25,311 Views 16 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

Deferrals caused by Covid will increase hospital waiting lists this year, says Health Sec Gen
# Sláintecare
# Sláintecare

Deferrals caused by Covid will increase hospital waiting lists this year, says Health Sec Gen

Feb 16th 2022, 6:45 AM 8,179 Views 8 Comments

Over 1.5 million people will be added to the waiting lists this year, the Oireachtas Health Committee will hear.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Taoiseach hits out at 'secret recording' but confirms HSE hiring target likely won't be met
# Staff Shortages
# Staff Shortages

Taoiseach hits out at 'secret recording' but confirms HSE hiring target likely won't be met

Feb 15th 2022, 6:43 PM 32,506 Views 14 Comments

Micheál Martin was responding to claims of “fake targets” within the health service.

# department-of-health - Friday 11 February, 2022

Coronavirus: 11,063 new cases, 615 people in hospital and 64 in ICU
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 11,063 new cases, 615 people in hospital and 64 in ICU

Feb 11th 2022, 3:15 PM 35,585 Views 30 Comments

The Department of Health released the figures this afternoon.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Did the country's top civil servant accept an €81K pay rise? Varadkar says it's not for him to say
# Sec Gen Job
# Sec Gen Job

Did the country's top civil servant accept an €81K pay rise? Varadkar says it's not for him to say

Jan 25th 2022, 7:21 PM 33,926 Views 27 Comments

‘Transparency is always useful in these matters,’ a spokesperson for the Taoiseach has said.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

'War on drugs’ not an effective response to usage, minister tells committee
# Drugs
# Drugs

'War on drugs’ not an effective response to usage, minister tells committee

Jan 19th 2022, 11:05 AM 26,616 Views 47 Comments

However, Frank Feighan was criticised during the Oireachtas committee for his approach to drug policy.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Number of patients with Covid in hospital but admitted for other reasons close to 30% - CMO
# Hospital Figures
# Hospital Figures

Number of patients with Covid in hospital but admitted for other reasons close to 30% - CMO

Jan 12th 2022, 6:36 PM 21,840 Views 45 Comments

The HSE is to provide the health minister with details about the patient types included in the Covid hospitalisation numbers.

# department-of-health - Monday 10 January, 2022

NPHET to discuss mandatory vaccination, but Taoiseach says voluntary policy will be kept
# Vaccine Mandates
# Vaccine Mandates

NPHET to discuss mandatory vaccination, but Taoiseach says voluntary policy will be kept

Updated Jan 10th 2022, 5:00 PM 102,655 Views 269 Comments

The issue is to be discussed after the Department of Health prepares a legal and ethical paper on vaccine mandates.

# department-of-health - Friday 7 January, 2022

State spent almost €25 million on mandatory hotel quarantine, new figures show
# Mhq
# Mhq

State spent almost €25 million on mandatory hotel quarantine, new figures show

Jan 7th 2022, 10:52 AM 10,122 Views 21 Comments

Approximately €9.5 million was collected from those that had to use the service.

Irish families impacted by valproate scandal welcome French court ruling allowing class action
# Sodium Valproate
# Sodium Valproate

Irish families impacted by valproate scandal welcome French court ruling allowing class action

Jan 7th 2022, 6:00 AM 21,579 Views 3 Comments

The move in France comes as Irish families await a long-promised inquiry into the use of the drug here.

# department-of-health - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

RTÉ’s Operation Transformation criticised over 'dieting culture' ahead of its return tonight
# Weight Loss
# Weight Loss

RTÉ’s Operation Transformation criticised over 'dieting culture' ahead of its return tonight

Updated Jan 5th 2022, 9:10 PM 71,925 Views 103 Comments

RTÉ claims the programme has “evolved considerably over the years”.

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are people still paying thousands for fertility treatment?
# Funding Fertility
# Funding Fertility

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are people still paying thousands for fertility treatment?

Updated Jan 5th 2022, 7:05 AM 12,011 Views 7 Comments

Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney tells Susan Daly about how the private fertility sector is making millions as patients are left in debt.

# department-of-health - Friday 31 December, 2021

New Covid testing and isolation guidelines: Here's everything you need to know
# Explainer
# Explainer

New Covid testing and isolation guidelines: Here's everything you need to know

Dec 31st 2021, 12:03 PM 90,603 Views 43 Comments

The changes are aimed at freeing up Covid-19 testing capacity and easing disruption to businesses.

# department-of-health - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Coronavirus: 7,411 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 7,411 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Dec 23rd 2021, 5:40 PM 84,475 Views 93 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan has said that the omicron is now accounting for almost three-quarters of new cases in Ireland.

# department-of-health - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Three elective hospitals to be developed in Cork, Galway and Dublin to help tackle waiting lists
# Sláintecare
# Sláintecare

Three elective hospitals to be developed in Cork, Galway and Dublin to help tackle waiting lists

Dec 21st 2021, 7:39 PM 33,883 Views 27 Comments

It is estimated that they will cater for up to 940,000 planned procedures and operations every year.

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