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# Health Crisis

This year
Ministers blasted over health budget funding as TDs say it is a 'hammer blow' to the public
Donnelly said an in-depth report into the future costs of healthcare is to be carried out.
HSE boss: Flu, RSV and Covid figures at levels above Govt's 'most pessimistic modelling' for winter
Planning for next winter to begin early when health system is ‘over the worst’, says Stephen Mulvaney.
Health bosses will appear before the Oireachtas Health Committee today.
Covid, RSV and influenza continue to place significant pressure on GPs and hospitals.
HSE interim CEO to tell TDs that health service staff "do not believe this is acceptable".
Chief medical officer has not advocated for a mask mandate, says Taoiseach
Consultants warn of stark impacts for patients due to 'avoidable delays' in health system
Last year
Recent decline in childhood vaccinations reaching crisis point, UN says
24.7 million children missed their first dose of the measles vaccine, while 3.5 million missed the first vaccine for HPV.
HSE reports 'surge' in referrals to adult eating disorder services
Referrals to St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin increased by more than 120% last year.
All time
Rory McIlroy says Masters should go behind closed doors
Irishman’s stance backed up fellow players.
Opinion: Examined in the toilet, protesting in a chair for a bed - my battle for comfort in hospital
Jess was given a makeshift bed behind a doorway when battling infection following a mastectomy.
Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity
The survey was part of a new document by the Irish Heart Foundation to tackle childhood obesity.
An ED Consultant on the trolley crisis: 'There are solutions and they are multifactorial'
So far 2017 has been another year of chaos, morbidity and mortality with a continuation of the trolley crisis, writes ED Consultant Dr Jim Gray.
Leo Varadkar 'will return tomorrow' as Adams accuses him of being AWOL
The Department of Health says that Varadkar has been kept abreast of the situation.
IMO to discuss crisis with health officials
IMO is still balloting junior doctors on industrial action today.
Patients angered by Michael Ring's Olympic homecoming comments
Sports Minister said his comments at Team Ireland homecoming about money spent on sport being “better than putting it into hospitals” was meant to highlight importance of exercise in keeping nation healthy.
Denis Naughten loses Fine Gael whip over Roscommon Hospital vote
Naughten loses whip for voting against his party on the hospital cuts, while Frank Feighan faces the wrath of constituents for voting ‘Yes’.
Trolley watch: the most depressing updates you'll get today?
Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation new mobile phone updater allows you to see how many patients are on trolleys around the country at any given time. It makes for stark reading.
Column: 'I once worked an 80-hour shift' - a junior doctor's story
One young medic describes the sometimes nightmarish world of hospital staff shortages to
Junior doctor shortage looming in ten days' time, warns Minister
Dr James Reilly said more than 200 posts are still unfilled as he revealed plans to shut down A&E services at one hospital.
The week in photos
Dead birds, dead sick, dead lucky – the highlights of the week in pictures.
Has ANYONE seen Mary Harney?
Any information leading to her recovery can be sent to
Hospitals reopen closed beds as VHI announces price hike
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says the health service crisis saw a record number of people waiting on hospital trolleys yesterday.
100 teens placed in adult psychiatric wards this year
A day after it was revealed that a 14-year-old was placed in an adult mental health unit, the HSE confirms that teens have been frequently put in adult facilities this year because of a lack of juvenile places.
14-year-old placed in adult psychiatric unit
HSE defends “exceptional” case in Waterford but Psychiatric Nurses Association say two children a week are ending up in adult unit.
Harney says misappropriation of funds is unacceptable
Meanwhile the HSE begin to seek up to 6,000 voluntary redundancies.
Medical card holders to pay more for pharmacy bills from today
The levy will apply to each prescription item collected by a patient.
Hospital protest
Mallow general hospital to be investigated
A number of complaints about the hospital lead to an independent inquiry.