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# Health Cuts

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# Dundalk
'He died in my kitchen': Man bled to death waiting for ambulance
It took almost 40 minutes for the ambulance to reach the 25 year old.
# poor health
'Doctors are leaving the country and patient safety is being compromised'
The IMO says that health cuts cannot continue.
# Recession
Over half of people believe health cuts have had the biggest impact
The Pfizer survey also found that 31% of adults have neither private insurance nor a medical card.
# Tit for tat
INMO say proposals 'seriously compromise patient safety'. 'Scaremongering' says James Reilly
The health minister also cast doubts on the savings targets.
# Health Cuts
Mass rallies planned across country as new National Hospital Campaign gathers pace
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
Large scale 'day of action' planned as local groups form National Hospital Campaign
Hospital action groups from around the country are coming together to plan an ongoing national campaign.
# Medical Cards
Over 700,000 more medical cards have been issued in the last decade
The biggest leap was between 2011 and 2012, when over 150,000 extra cards were released.
# Health Cuts
Opposition parties slam government over 'last-minute changes' to HSE Service Plan
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
GPs warn of "chaos" in health system after HSE boss raises cuts concerns
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
HSE withdraws, then reinstates, medical card of 6-year-old with Down syndrome
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
Nursing union warns patient care will be "severely compromised" by Budget cuts
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.
# No Confidence
Rabbitte rallies to support of Reilly during debate on no confidence motion
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
Leaders' Questions: Micheál Martin says health service is a 'catastrophe'
Taoiseach Enda Kenny faced questions from the opposition in the Dáil this afternoon as TDs returned to action with plenty of fiery rhetoric.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added baby heavy metal
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Healthcare
Department of Health to spend over €130,000 on six-week review
The six-person team will cost about €22,000 each for the six-week period.
# Health Cuts
People with disabilities continue their protest outside Leinster House despite U-turn
The Government said last night that cuts to Personal Assistant hours will not go ahead as planned.
# U-turn
Cuts to personal assistant services will NOT take place
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.
# James Reilly
Explainer: Why is Health Minister James Reilly under pressure?
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?
# In Pictures
People with disabilities holding overnight protest against HSE cuts
The newly-assembled group, Leaders Alliance, has said it will stay overnight outside Government buildings.
# Back to Work
"Silly season is over": Enda and Eamon get back to work
The Taoiseach and Tánaiste said it is time now for the Government to get down to “real work”.
# Health Cuts
Unhappy Labour backbenchers to stand by Reilly, call FF motion a 'deflection'
The Fianna Fáil/Sinn Féin-tabled motion of confidence is “politics at its most unattractive”, according to Waterford TD Ciara Conway.
# Health Cuts
Little Liam loses nursing care hours on his 4th birthday
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
Minister Varadkar defends €130 million health cuts
But the Transport Minister did say that consultants are overpaid.
# Health Cuts
HSE's €130m spending cut 'will be vigorously opposed'
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.
# Midwives
Taoiseach slams doctor who has warned mothers and babies could die
Warnings that an exodus of midwives from the HSE will lead to deaths have been branded ‘outrageous’ by Enda Kenny.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
Catch up on the day’s main stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Roscommon Hospital
Govt wins Roscommon Hospital vote amid cuts protest outside Dáil
Tense scenes in the Dáil ahead of this evening’s vote on cutting Roscommon’s emergency department.
# Patients
Protest at Tallaght hospital in solidarity with staff
Demonstrators say the facility is seriously under resourced. Meanwhile a protest about Roscommon County Hospital is planned for Leinster House for Wednesday.
# Health Cuts
Health cuts could hit A&Es in Limerick and Drogheda
It comes as there were warnings about accident and emergency services in Dublin and Laois earlier this week.
# The Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
All the news of the day, plus some bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Health Cuts
Anger expressed over downgrading of Loughlinstown A&E services
The emergency department at the Dublin hospital will close at some stage this year. Last year it treated 21,000 patients.
# Health Cuts
HSE's 28,000 job cut raises alarm
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.