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#Health Cuts

# health-cuts - Thursday 5 November, 2015

'He died in my kitchen': Man bled to death waiting for ambulance
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

'He died in my kitchen': Man bled to death waiting for ambulance

Nov 5th 2015, 12:50 PM 21,921 Views 45 Comments

It took almost 40 minutes for the ambulance to reach the 25 year old.

# health-cuts - Thursday 18 September, 2014

'Doctors are leaving the country and patient safety is being compromised'
# Poor Health
# Poor Health

'Doctors are leaving the country and patient safety is being compromised'

Sep 18th 2014, 6:05 PM 9,045 Views 21 Comments

The IMO says that health cuts cannot continue.

# health-cuts - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Over half of people believe health cuts have had the biggest impact
# Recession
# Recession

Over half of people believe health cuts have had the biggest impact

Jun 26th 2014, 9:21 AM 4,516 Views 13 Comments

The Pfizer survey also found that 31% of adults have neither private insurance nor a medical card.

# health-cuts - Monday 19 May, 2014

INMO say proposals 'seriously compromise patient safety'. 'Scaremongering' says James Reilly
# Tit For Tat
# Tit For Tat

INMO say proposals 'seriously compromise patient safety'. 'Scaremongering' says James Reilly

May 19th 2014, 6:23 PM 6,612 Views 54 Comments

The health minister also cast doubts on the savings targets.

# health-cuts - Monday 13 January, 2014

Mass rallies planned across country as new National Hospital Campaign gathers pace
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

Mass rallies planned across country as new National Hospital Campaign gathers pace

Jan 13th 2014, 12:15 PM 5,374 Views 14 Comments

Tens of thousands are expected to turn out for ‘seven to ten’ large-scale protests around the country, organised to fight cuts to front-line services.

# health-cuts - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Large scale 'day of action' planned as local groups form National Hospital Campaign
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

Large scale 'day of action' planned as local groups form National Hospital Campaign

Jan 11th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,252 Views 22 Comments

Hospital action groups from around the country are coming together to plan an ongoing national campaign.

# health-cuts - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Over 700,000 more medical cards have been issued in the last decade
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Over 700,000 more medical cards have been issued in the last decade

Jan 7th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,504 Views 24 Comments

The biggest leap was between 2011 and 2012, when over 150,000 extra cards were released.

# health-cuts - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Opposition parties slam government over 'last-minute changes' to HSE Service Plan
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

Opposition parties slam government over 'last-minute changes' to HSE Service Plan

Dec 22nd 2013, 3:20 PM 6,320 Views 8 Comments

A spokesperson for Health Minister James Reilly has confirmed that the language of the HSE Service Plan was changed after Cabinet approved extra funding for the Department of Health.

# health-cuts - Sunday 1 December, 2013

GPs warn of "chaos" in health system after HSE boss raises cuts concerns
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

GPs warn of "chaos" in health system after HSE boss raises cuts concerns

Dec 1st 2013, 7:15 AM 7,366 Views 13 Comments

It was revealed this weekend that the head of the HSE warned James Reilly that Budget cuts were being made “against the advice of the HSE and the Department of Health”.

# health-cuts - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

HSE withdraws, then reinstates, medical card of 6-year-old with Down syndrome
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

HSE withdraws, then reinstates, medical card of 6-year-old with Down syndrome

Oct 23rd 2013, 9:56 AM 12,370 Views 76 Comments

A family faced having to pay for their daughter’s oxygen tanks and feeding tubes after the HSE granted them a GP visit card instead of a full medical card.

# health-cuts - Monday 21 October, 2013

Nursing union warns patient care will be "severely compromised" by Budget cuts
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

Nursing union warns patient care will be "severely compromised" by Budget cuts

Oct 21st 2013, 7:58 AM 6,183 Views 30 Comments

Health Minister James Reilly has been under increasing pressure since confirmation last Tuesday that a further €666 million is to be taken out of the Health Budget in 2014.

# health-cuts - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Rabbitte rallies to support of Reilly during debate on no confidence motion
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Rabbitte rallies to support of Reilly during debate on no confidence motion

Sep 18th 2012, 9:25 PM 8,763 Views 59 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s decision to table a motion of no confidence in Health Minister James Reilly tonight drew criticism from the government benches during a heated debate.

Leaders' Questions: Micheál Martin says health service is a 'catastrophe'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Leaders' Questions: Micheál Martin says health service is a 'catastrophe'

Sep 18th 2012, 4:44 PM 3,862 Views 32 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny faced questions from the opposition in the Dáil this afternoon as TDs returned to action with plenty of fiery rhetoric.

# health-cuts - Friday 7 September, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added baby heavy metal
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added baby heavy metal

Sep 7th 2012, 8:00 PM 8,562 Views 12 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Department of Health to spend over €130,000 on six-week review
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Department of Health to spend over €130,000 on six-week review

Sep 7th 2012, 8:43 AM 5,127 Views 60 Comments

The six-person team will cost about €22,000 each for the six-week period.

# health-cuts - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

People with disabilities continue their protest outside Leinster House despite U-turn
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

People with disabilities continue their protest outside Leinster House despite U-turn

Sep 5th 2012, 9:51 AM 4,094 Views 25 Comments

The Government said last night that cuts to Personal Assistant hours will not go ahead as planned.

# health-cuts - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Cuts to personal assistant services will NOT take place
# U-turn
# U-turn

Cuts to personal assistant services will NOT take place

Sep 4th 2012, 10:00 PM 8,579 Views 47 Comments

The Minister for Health has instructed the HSE to ‘continue to provide services to people in receipt of personal assistant services’ but protesters outside government buildings could continue through the night.

Explainer: Why is Health Minister James Reilly under pressure?
# James Reilly
# James Reilly

Explainer: Why is Health Minister James Reilly under pressure?

Sep 4th 2012, 8:30 PM 8,230 Views 44 Comments

The Minister has come in for considerable criticism and scrutiny in recent days but why is he under pressure and what’s likely to happen in the coming weeks and months?

People with disabilities holding overnight protest against HSE cuts
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

People with disabilities holding overnight protest against HSE cuts

Sep 4th 2012, 3:35 PM 7,233 Views 108 Comments

The newly-assembled group, Leaders Alliance, has said it will stay overnight outside Government buildings.

"Silly season is over": Enda and Eamon get back to work
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

"Silly season is over": Enda and Eamon get back to work

Sep 4th 2012, 12:20 PM 4,131 Views 51 Comments

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste said it is time now for the Government to get down to “real work”.

Unhappy Labour backbenchers to stand by Reilly, call FF motion a 'deflection'
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

Unhappy Labour backbenchers to stand by Reilly, call FF motion a 'deflection'

Sep 4th 2012, 11:15 AM 4,031 Views 66 Comments

The Fianna Fáil/Sinn Féin-tabled motion of confidence is “politics at its most unattractive”, according to Waterford TD Ciara Conway.

Little Liam loses nursing care hours on his 4th birthday
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

Little Liam loses nursing care hours on his 4th birthday

Sep 4th 2012, 8:48 AM 7,503 Views 37 Comments

The Hall Family have made a direct appeal to the Minister for Health to reverse cuts. Meanwhile, a protest is due to take place outside Government buildings today over disability cuts.

# health-cuts - Monday 3 September, 2012

Minister Varadkar defends €130 million health cuts
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

Minister Varadkar defends €130 million health cuts

Sep 3rd 2012, 9:30 AM 5,047 Views 95 Comments

But the Transport Minister did say that consultants are overpaid.

# health-cuts - Thursday 30 August, 2012

HSE's €130m spending cut 'will be vigorously opposed'
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

HSE's €130m spending cut 'will be vigorously opposed'

Aug 30th 2012, 9:31 PM 5,927 Views 35 Comments

Health service says cuts have to be made before the end of this year if it is to meet budget targets set down by the government and Troika.

# health-cuts - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Taoiseach slams doctor who has warned mothers and babies could die
# Midwives
# Midwives

Taoiseach slams doctor who has warned mothers and babies could die

Jan 26th 2012, 9:57 AM 3,796 Views 46 Comments

Warnings that an exodus of midwives from the HSE will lead to deaths have been branded ‘outrageous’ by Enda Kenny.

# health-cuts - Sunday 20 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Nov 20th 2011, 8:07 PM 5,361 Views 1 Comment

Catch up on the day’s main stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# health-cuts - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Govt wins Roscommon Hospital vote amid cuts protest outside Dáil
# Roscommon Hospital
# Roscommon Hospital

Govt wins Roscommon Hospital vote amid cuts protest outside Dáil

Jul 6th 2011, 8:46 PM 626 Views 12 Comments

Tense scenes in the Dáil ahead of this evening’s vote on cutting Roscommon’s emergency department.

# health-cuts - Saturday 2 July, 2011

Protest at Tallaght hospital in solidarity with staff
# Patients
# Patients

Protest at Tallaght hospital in solidarity with staff

Jul 2nd 2011, 6:42 PM 358 Views 2 Comments

Demonstrators say the facility is seriously under resourced. Meanwhile a protest about Roscommon County Hospital is planned for Leinster House for Wednesday.

# health-cuts - Sunday 19 June, 2011

Health cuts could hit A&Es in Limerick and Drogheda
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

Health cuts could hit A&Es in Limerick and Drogheda

Jun 19th 2011, 12:44 PM 648 Views 8 Comments

It comes as there were warnings about accident and emergency services in Dublin and Laois earlier this week.

# health-cuts - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# The Daily Fix
# The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Jun 15th 2011, 7:58 PM 1,590 Views 0 Comments

All the news of the day, plus some bits and pieces you may have missed…

Anger expressed over downgrading of Loughlinstown A&E services
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

Anger expressed over downgrading of Loughlinstown A&E services

Jun 15th 2011, 6:32 PM 907 Views 18 Comments

The emergency department at the Dublin hospital will close at some stage this year. Last year it treated 21,000 patients.

# health-cuts - Tuesday 2 November, 2010

HSE's 28,000 job cut raises alarm
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

HSE's 28,000 job cut raises alarm

Nov 2nd 2010, 8:18 AM 427 Views 0 Comments

Harney says €200m will be saved a year through the cuts, but unions are concerned the HSE does not have a plan to cope with cutting 5,000 jobs by Christmas.