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# Department of Health

Last year
2023
Total withdrawal of partner access in maternity hospitals 'not appropriate', says HSE
Tanaiste supports Robert Watt’s position at Department of Health despite Holohan controversy
Holohan report: Watt rejects most findings as Donnelly says all involved acted in 'good faith'
Indian nurses recruited by HSE wait months in Ireland without their children before starting work
In-patient fees for public hospitals scrapped from today
Pay talks: Additional money for HSE funded agencies 'must go on worker's pay, not admin costs'
Review of abortion services to go to Cabinet in coming weeks
Hundreds of heartfelt notes left at mural of Savita Halappanavar are published online
Covid Tracker app expected to be 'decommissioned' by this summer
HSE bought 10 times more ventilators than necessary, hundreds of which were unusable
New endometriosis treatment plan to include faster treatment times and two specialist centres
Nursing home staff question ethics of relying on large nutrition firms to assess residents
Nursing home charges: Legal strategy was 'never challenged' by politicians, says top civil servant
Families of nursing home residents being charged for 'incontinence wear, bandages and therapy'
Nursing home charges: What is the controversy about and how has the Government responded?
Calls for Government to publish records on 'secret strategy' for illegal nursing home charges
Department of Health no longer a sponsor of RTÉ's Operation Transformation
Still no timeline for safe access zone bill, deemed a 'priority' by Government in 2021
Strength of gay community response to monkeypox was ‘key’ in controlling outbreak
Government commitment to reduce hospital parking charges ‘not prioritised’
Despite repeated promises, little progress has been made to prevent the cost of hospital parking falling on the most vulnerable.
A HSE implementation plan to reduce parking charges was written in 2019 but 'has been superseded by the passage of time'
It would cost at least €4.75 million to cap daily charges at €10
Advocate: 'It would be an easy win for the government'
All time
250 organ transplants took place in Ireland this year
Junior doctors vote overwhelmingly in favour of agreement to tackle unsafe working hours
Mater restricts visits due to high levels of respiratory infections as 'record' overcrowding hits hospitals
Over 700 GPs still waiting for free contraception contracts to be finalised
Opinion: Every woman needs access to reproductive healthcare over the course of her life
Orla O'Connor
Professor Breda Smyth appointed new chief medical officer at the Department of Health
HSE launches free home testing for STIs
HSE launches winter vaccination programme with flu and Covid-19 jabs
Budget 2023 must address 'chronic' overcrowding in Irish hospitals, says INMO
Current Covid wave has peaked but hospital capacity remains under pressure, says CMO
Free contraception for women aged 17 to 25 to be rolled out by September
Anti-cannabis group met privately with drugs minister to discuss possible RSA-style ad campaign
Hospitals 'under considerable pressure' due to Covid, Holohan says in final pandemic report
'Timing is key': Parents call for inclusion of rare genetic disease in newborn heel prick test
'Remuneration is significant': No appetite in Govt to increase €420k salary for next HSE boss
Working conditions for non-consultant hospital doctors must change, senior civil servant says
Ireland has evacuated a total of 13 patients, including five injured soldiers, from Ukraine
Applications are now open for the Chief Medical Officer job
Medical scientists to suspend strike action next week and will return to WRC for talks
'Intensive work' ongoing to give 35 children with Cystic Fibrosis access to life-changing drug