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Health Minister agrees to meet with women affected by vaginal mesh complications
# Medical Care
# Medical Care

Health Minister agrees to meet with women affected by vaginal mesh complications

Apr 22nd 2018, 4:00 PM 13,598 Views 3 Comments

There have been thousands of reports internationally of painful complications from women who have undergone these procedures.

Poll: Is Simon Harris right to cancel his St Patrick's Day trip?
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Poll: Is Simon Harris right to cancel his St Patrick's Day trip?

Mar 14th 2018, 8:26 AM 54,316 Views 207 Comments

The Health Minister said that “it would not feel right” to travel abroad during a difficult week for the health service.

Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan
# Er
# Er

Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan

Feb 6th 2018, 4:14 PM 14,205 Views 29 Comments

A specialist trauma unit will also be located in a third location.

Simon Harris 'concerned' about care terminally-ill woman received over New Year's weekend
# North Wicklow
# North Wicklow

Simon Harris 'concerned' about care terminally-ill woman received over New Year's weekend

Jan 12th 2018, 12:43 PM 25,421 Views 66 Comments

The woman’s daughter, Siobhán Tobin, wrote an open letter to the Health Minister about trying to access out of hours services.

Private hospital beds to be used to ease Emergency Department overcrowding
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

Private hospital beds to be used to ease Emergency Department overcrowding

Jan 8th 2018, 10:12 PM 14,464 Views 29 Comments

Many emergency departments are experiencing very high numbers of patients presenting at hospital.

Minister orders report into vaginal mesh devices after Irish women experience 'constant pain'
# Vaginal Mesh
# Vaginal Mesh

Minister orders report into vaginal mesh devices after Irish women experience 'constant pain'

Nov 15th 2017, 4:45 PM 12,445 Views 24 Comments

The health minister said he takes it “extraordinarily seriously” if anyone is experiencing pain as a result of a surgery in this country.

Health minister says the €60 price tag to see a GP is too expensive
# Gp Contract
# Gp Contract

Health minister says the €60 price tag to see a GP is too expensive

Nov 13th 2017, 4:10 PM 38,063 Views 104 Comments

The minister said he would not compromise on his view that such fees are too high.

Harris says he's not in the job to be popular - but what did former health ministers make of it?
# Poison Chalice
# Poison Chalice

Harris says he's not in the job to be popular - but what did former health ministers make of it?

Nov 13th 2017, 6:00 AM 13,395 Views 47 Comments

As 45% of people say they don’t have confidence in Harris as health minister, we ask former office holders to reflect on their time in the job.

Patients 'have a right to ask doctors and nurses if they have received the flu vaccine'
# Winter Flu
# Winter Flu

Patients 'have a right to ask doctors and nurses if they have received the flu vaccine'

Oct 2nd 2017, 4:32 PM 12,127 Views 69 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said just one third of all health workers got the vaccine last year.

Steroid abuse: Simon Harris wants gym owners to help combat problem
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Steroid abuse: Simon Harris wants gym owners to help combat problem

Sep 26th 2017, 6:55 AM 11,280 Views 47 Comments

Steroid addiction is on the rise in Ireland.

Medicinal cannabis: Harris says 'it's not the job of the Minister for Health to be a doctor'
# Legalisation
# Legalisation

Medicinal cannabis: Harris says 'it's not the job of the Minister for Health to be a doctor'

Sep 6th 2017, 7:16 AM 15,678 Views 74 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said the compassionate access programme for medicinal cannabis will be available later this year.

Vaccine compensation scheme being considered by government
# Payments
# Payments

Vaccine compensation scheme being considered by government

Aug 13th 2017, 4:00 PM 25,362 Views 80 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said his department is examining how to roll out a vaccination compensation programme.

Harris admits government can't express confidence in State's corporate watchdog
# Sean FitzPatrick
# Sean FitzPatrick

Harris admits government can't express confidence in State's corporate watchdog

May 28th 2017, 1:21 PM 11,542 Views 39 Comments

Sinn Fein said the government’s handling of white-collar crime was like a Monty Python sketch.

Investigation launched into allegations of serious abuse at centre for those with intellectual disabilities
# Investigation
# Investigation

Investigation launched into allegations of serious abuse at centre for those with intellectual disabilities

May 11th 2017, 6:21 PM 18,427 Views 31 Comments

Families of the service users have been calling for an independent investigation since last August.

As hospitals recover from record-high trolley crisis, staff are considering a strike
# Critical Conditions
# Critical Conditions

As hospitals recover from record-high trolley crisis, staff are considering a strike

Jan 9th 2017, 10:51 AM 11,618 Views 36 Comments

Hospital staff are being asked whether they wish to strike over payments and career progression measures.

Hope for change as families meet Health Minister on support for people with brain injury
# Padraig Schaler
# Padraig Schaler

Hope for change as families meet Health Minister on support for people with brain injury

Sep 20th 2016, 10:19 AM 10,077 Views 11 Comments

Four families attended the meeting yesterday.

Appeal to HSE to ensure Console services are secured in wake of controversy
# Charities
# Charities

Appeal to HSE to ensure Console services are secured in wake of controversy

Jul 3rd 2016, 7:05 PM 24,466 Views 0 Comments

The Health Minister has described an audit into the charity as a “harrowing” read.

Varadkar among candidates caught up in armed robbery while canvassing
# Carpenterstown
# Carpenterstown

Varadkar among candidates caught up in armed robbery while canvassing

Feb 16th 2016, 10:42 PM 54,238 Views 106 Comments

Two canvassers gave chase when the robbers fled the shop in Carpenterstown just before 7pm.

Varadkar defends comments about extra resources making hospitals slow down
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Varadkar defends comments about extra resources making hospitals slow down

Feb 8th 2016, 9:35 AM 12,474 Views 76 Comments

The minister said he accepted that overcrowding can also delay patient treatment.

Father of sick child travels to Northern Ireland on Christmas Day for medical supplies
# Noah
# Noah

Father of sick child travels to Northern Ireland on Christmas Day for medical supplies

Jan 1st 2016, 1:12 PM 36,724 Views 75 Comments

A Facebook post about Adam Doyle’s child Noah has been shared more than 14,000 times.

Varadkar rules out intervention in case of Irish girl in UK psychiatric hospital
# Sensitive Case
# Sensitive Case

Varadkar rules out intervention in case of Irish girl in UK psychiatric hospital

Jun 14th 2015, 1:37 PM 18,822 Views 0 Comments

The 18-year-old, who was transferred to England in late 2013, has written to the Minister seeking help returning home.

Have the human rights of symphysiotomy survivors been abused?
# Survivors
# Survivors

Have the human rights of symphysiotomy survivors been abused?

Jun 7th 2015, 7:45 AM 5,543 Views 2 Comments

Independent TD Clare Daly recently said that recommendations made by the United Nations have not been met.

"It is definitely a lot harder to stay in than to come out"
# Changes
# Changes

"It is definitely a lot harder to stay in than to come out"

Jun 4th 2015, 5:05 PM 16,674 Views 70 Comments

The Health Minister was speaking on RTÉ’s The Ray D’Arcy’s Show this afternoon.

'They were lied to': Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths
# Midland Regional Hospital
# Midland Regional Hospital

'They were lied to': Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths

May 17th 2015, 8:25 PM 16,766 Views 41 Comments

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar has spoken out about the findings in HIQA’s report on the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.

Leo met some very small, very cute babies today
# New Icu
# New Icu

Leo met some very small, very cute babies today

Feb 25th 2015, 3:06 PM 15,721 Views 24 Comments

‘There’ll be trouble … his grandparents didn’t even get to hold him yet!’

Will Irish nurses living abroad come home for the new jobs announced?
# Recruitment
# Recruitment

Will Irish nurses living abroad come home for the new jobs announced?

Feb 22nd 2015, 3:30 PM 26,252 Views 91 Comments

Leo Varadkar really hopes so.

Seán Barrett says opposition parties are entitled to question his decisions
# Vote Of Confidence
# Vote Of Confidence

Seán Barrett says opposition parties are entitled to question his decisions

Feb 2nd 2015, 9:44 PM 16,076 Views 65 Comments

He said he made remarks last Friday in the “heat of the moment” during an RTÉ interview.

Health Minister Leo Varadkar wants to lift the ban on gay men donating blood
# Overturned
# Overturned

Health Minister Leo Varadkar wants to lift the ban on gay men donating blood

Jan 25th 2015, 10:50 AM 14,037 Views 121 Comments

The minister wants to see the ban replaced with a 12 month deferral period.

"A poor example": Varadkar heavily criticises Martin over emergency department crisis
# HOSPITAL CRISIS
# HOSPITAL CRISIS

"A poor example": Varadkar heavily criticises Martin over emergency department crisis

Jan 14th 2015, 9:45 PM 29,837 Views 67 Comments

The Health Minister said no one wants to sort out the overcrowding crisis more than he does.

Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? 'Bullshit'
# Ask A Minister
# Ask A Minister

Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? 'Bullshit'

Nov 30th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,887 Views 9 Comments

“Do you think the Government would give a card back just if people wrote to them? Not in a million years. Not on your nelly.”

'Tragic cases like Savita Halappanavar make us strive to ensure our health service is safe'
# Patient Safety
# Patient Safety

'Tragic cases like Savita Halappanavar make us strive to ensure our health service is safe'

Nov 7th 2014, 7:30 PM 5,587 Views 24 Comments

Leo Varadkar said progress is being made on implementing the recommendations from the Portlaoise report.

Doctors warn general practice in Ireland is 'on the brink of collapse'
# Still Ill
# Still Ill

Doctors warn general practice in Ireland is 'on the brink of collapse'

Sep 24th 2014, 4:12 PM 15,283 Views 71 Comments

GPs said that the lack of funding and resources available to them have made Ireland “the laughing stock of Europe”.

Taoiseach "dismissed" Shortall's concerns over Reilly's health service reforms
# Health Service
# Health Service

Taoiseach "dismissed" Shortall's concerns over Reilly's health service reforms

Sep 7th 2014, 7:49 PM 14,750 Views 29 Comments

New Health Minister Leo Varadkar was recently told Reilly’s HSE reforms were “unworkable”.

Varadkar won't be taking up nurses' challenge - but he'll meet them in September
# Emergency Department
# Emergency Department

Varadkar won't be taking up nurses' challenge - but he'll meet them in September

Aug 19th 2014, 4:22 PM 21,677 Views 52 Comments

The new Health Minister was asked to work a 12-hour shift in an Emergency Department.

Poll: Should Varadkar have accepted the nurses' challenge?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Varadkar have accepted the nurses' challenge?

Aug 19th 2014, 10:02 AM 18,721 Views 76 Comments

The Minister for Health turned down an offer to observe a 12-hour shift in an Emergency Department.

Parents of sick children angry over Varadkar's comments about medical cards
# WORRIED
# WORRIED

Parents of sick children angry over Varadkar's comments about medical cards

Jul 21st 2014, 10:40 PM 17,624 Views 54 Comments

The CEO of Jack & Jill has written to Minister Varadkar and the Taoiseach about the medical card issue.

Opinion: Will Leo survive the Department of Health curse?
# Poison Chalice
# Poison Chalice

Opinion: Will Leo survive the Department of Health curse?

Jul 15th 2014, 1:00 PM 59 Views 44 Comments

The newly-crowned Minister for Health’s role could be the making or breaking for one of politics’ rapidly rising stars.

'I'm very sorry': Enda Kenny apologies over medical card 'stress'
# Not Perfect
# Not Perfect

'I'm very sorry': Enda Kenny apologies over medical card 'stress'

Jun 17th 2014, 4:41 PM 7,472 Views 77 Comments

Gerry Adams said the “embarrassing u-turn” proved that James Reilly should not continue as health minister.

A major concern: 'What would an unplanned visit to Limerick Hospital uncover?'
# Emergency Department
# Emergency Department

A major concern: 'What would an unplanned visit to Limerick Hospital uncover?'

Jun 11th 2014, 3:41 PM 10,654 Views 23 Comments

The emergency department at Limerick hospital was discussed in the Dáil today.

Taoiseach says he wants to know the full extent of the mass grave in Tuam and if there are other sites
# 800 Babies
# 800 Babies

Taoiseach says he wants to know the full extent of the mass grave in Tuam and if there are other sites

Jun 5th 2014, 11:06 PM 19,569 Views 128 Comments

The Children’s Minister said “these revelations are a reminder of our darker past where children were far from cherished”.