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# health-sector - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

'Slow drive' Dublin protest as young GPs say 'they will not stay in the country' under current contract
# Health
# Health

'Slow drive' Dublin protest as young GPs say 'they will not stay in the country' under current contract

Updated Feb 6th 2019, 2:25 PM 43,064 Views 120 Comments

The NAGP says 700 GPs are set to retire over the next five years.

# health-sector - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Waiting lists are at an all-time high. Here's what the Health Minister says he'll do by the end of the year
# Simon Says
# Simon Says

Waiting lists are at an all-time high. Here's what the Health Minister says he'll do by the end of the year

Aug 9th 2016, 10:24 AM 13,884 Views 57 Comments

Simon Harris also promised to fund home-help packages, the details of which will be announced in October’s budget.

# health-sector - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Damien Kiberd: 'Top-up' payments part of a game whose rules need to change
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: 'Top-up' payments part of a game whose rules need to change

Nov 24th 2013, 8:30 AM 13 Views 27 Comments

“The model of social partnership promoted since 1987 relies for its internal cohesion on permitting people at various levels within the system to milk that system for their own benefit.”

# health-sector - Friday 1 March, 2013

HSE struggles to recruit consultants and junior doctors
# Recruitment
# Recruitment

HSE struggles to recruit consultants and junior doctors

Mar 1st 2013, 6:30 AM 10,396 Views 90 Comments

Two separate reports in the Medical Independent reveal difficulties filling health posts at either end of the spectrum.

# health-sector - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Poll: Do you have health insurance?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you have health insurance?

Jan 30th 2013, 8:54 AM 13,882 Views 86 Comments

VHI is reported to be announcing another price increase today as the number of those with private healthcare falls. Do you have health insurance?

# health-sector - Friday 11 January, 2013

Troika recommends cuts to specialist doctors' salaries
# Euroleaks
# Euroleaks

Troika recommends cuts to specialist doctors' salaries

Jan 11th 2013, 11:25 AM 7,400 Views 27 Comments

In a leaked document, the Troika suggests a number of radical measures to address the health service overspend including hiring specialists from abroad, cutting doctors’ pay and making savings on the cost of drugs.

# health-sector - Monday 1 October, 2012

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland

Oct 1st 2012, 5:25 PM 15,658 Views 111 Comments

Social Justice Ireland that a €3.5bn budget adjustment can be achieved without cutting social welfare or child benefit.

# health-sector - Friday 27 July, 2012

Doctors' union accuses HSE of trying to collapse talks
# Health Sector
# Health Sector

Doctors' union accuses HSE of trying to collapse talks

Jul 27th 2012, 2:58 PM 2,095 Views 6 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation says talks last night on new work practices in the Health Sector were less constructive than hoped.

# health-sector - Saturday 12 May, 2012

Video: Reilly tells nurses that closed hospital beds will not be reopened
# Health
# Health

Video: Reilly tells nurses that closed hospital beds will not be reopened

May 12th 2012, 2:10 PM 2,627 Views 32 Comments

James Reilly also told delegates at the INMO conference that nurses can do more of the work that doctors have done historically.

# health-sector - Friday 10 February, 2012

Academic clinician numbers here are half the recommended level
# Health
# Health

Academic clinician numbers here are half the recommended level

Feb 10th 2012, 6:30 AM 1,212 Views 0 Comments

Report in 2006 strongly recommended appointments to standardise Irish medical training – but only 49 of the recommended 99 existed five years later.

# health-sector - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Blood platelet service to be cancelled due to staff shortage
# Health
# Health

Blood platelet service to be cancelled due to staff shortage

Feb 9th 2012, 7:00 PM 4,054 Views 10 Comments

Blood Transfusion Service finding it difficult to retain staff for specialised job with anti-social hours.

# health-sector - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Sinn Féin says government has 'no plan at all' for health service exodus
# Health Service
# Health Service

Sinn Féin says government has 'no plan at all' for health service exodus

Feb 8th 2012, 8:21 AM 1,201 Views 29 Comments

The party says it has received figures detailing 3,800 departures from the health service under the early retirement scheme