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#Health Service

# health-service - Monday 27 June, 2022

'Remuneration is significant': No appetite in Govt to increase €420k salary for next HSE boss
# Job Vacancy
# Job Vacancy

'Remuneration is significant': No appetite in Govt to increase €420k salary for next HSE boss

Jun 27th 2022, 6:40 PM 24,525 Views 30 Comments

Questions have been raised about whether tensions between the HSE and Department of Health played a part in Paul Reid’s decision to step down.

# health-service - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Opinion: 'A real home feels like an unattainable dream' for many disabled people
# No Room
# No Room

Opinion: 'A real home feels like an unattainable dream' for many disabled people

Jun 9th 2022, 7:01 PM 9,236 Views 19 Comments

Julie Helen of Inclusion Ireland is calling for government action on housing and supports in Budget 2023.

# health-service - Thursday 26 May, 2022

'Outrageous': Over 75s face average wait of 20 hours in some Emergency Departments
# PAC
# PAC

'Outrageous': Over 75s face average wait of 20 hours in some Emergency Departments

Updated May 26th 2022, 8:39 PM 25,266 Views 56 Comments

PAC Chair Brian Stanley said wait times in emergency departments is an intolerable situation in a well funded health system.

# health-service - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Child being treated for acute form of hepatitis has died, HSE says
# Hepatitis
# Hepatitis

Child being treated for acute form of hepatitis has died, HSE says

May 12th 2022, 10:24 AM 17,949 Views 2 Comments

A second child being treated for the same illness has received a liver transplant.

# health-service - Saturday 7 May, 2022

'It's heartbreaking’: My husband is unable to return home to our family after stroke
# No Room
# No Room

'It's heartbreaking’: My husband is unable to return home to our family after stroke

May 7th 2022, 8:00 PM 45,496 Views 15 Comments

Michelle Murray outlines how her husband Charles is living in a nursing home nearly two years after being discharged from hospital due to unsuitable housing.

# health-service - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

HSE boss admits ‘challenges’ ahead as €20 billion National Service Plan unveiled
# Health Reforms
# Health Reforms

HSE boss admits ‘challenges’ ahead as €20 billion National Service Plan unveiled

Mar 1st 2022, 5:44 PM 19,407 Views 22 Comments

The plan contains pledges to cut waiting lists and continue Ireland on the path to universal healthcare.

# health-service - Friday 4 February, 2022

No HSE climate plan currently in place, but focus first on reducing emissions from buildings
# Cutting Emissions
# Cutting Emissions

No HSE climate plan currently in place, but focus first on reducing emissions from buildings

Feb 4th 2022, 6:30 AM 8,183 Views 19 Comments

A plan to decarbonise HSE buildings will be published in March with a wider climate action plan to follow.

# health-service - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

'We're getting no support': Mother claims Midlands CAMHS has 'constantly' let her son down
# Camhs
# Camhs

'We're getting no support': Mother claims Midlands CAMHS has 'constantly' let her son down

Feb 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 24,781 Views 0 Comments
  • She said her son has been prescribed the wrong medication "many times", his bloods have not been checked since last summer.
  • He has been admitted to A&E four times since November after saying he was going to take his own life.
  • It follows revelations contained in a report last week that 46 children suffered "significant harm" while attending the HSE-run South Kerry CAMHS.

# health-service - Monday 13 December, 2021

Number of patients on hospital trolleys hits highest level since pandemic began
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Number of patients on hospital trolleys hits highest level since pandemic began

Dec 13th 2021, 4:44 PM 33,423 Views 60 Comments

Today’s trolley figures have returned to similar pre-pandemic figures hit in 2019.

# health-service - Sunday 7 November, 2021

The government's health screening 'czar' wants people's input on how services could be extended
# Explainer
# Explainer

The government's health screening 'czar' wants people's input on how services could be extended

Nov 7th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,712 Views 0 Comments

We see screening as something that is in the public ownership, Professor Niall O’Higgins said on why the public were being asked.

# health-service - Sunday 3 October, 2021

Government still committed to Slaintecare, says Cabinet minister
# Health Service
# Health Service

Government still committed to Slaintecare, says Cabinet minister

Oct 3rd 2021, 5:23 PM 9,400 Views 15 Comments

The healthcare initiative has suffered several resignations in recent weeks.

# health-service - Friday 10 September, 2021

What's going on with the government's Sláintecare plan for the health service?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What's going on with the government's Sláintecare plan for the health service?

Sep 10th 2021, 8:00 PM 14,106 Views 15 Comments

The office in charge of the reforms saw two key departures this week.

# health-service - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

'Challenging winter ahead' for health service, says IMO president
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Challenging winter ahead' for health service, says IMO president

Aug 11th 2021, 8:54 AM 21,733 Views 33 Comments

Rising cases of Covid-19 and other respiratory viruses pose difficulties for an “exhausted” health system.

# health-service - Friday 18 June, 2021

INMO seeks emergency meeting with HSE to tackle 'hazardous' hospital overcrowding
# Health Service
# Health Service

INMO seeks emergency meeting with HSE to tackle 'hazardous' hospital overcrowding

Jun 18th 2021, 11:01 PM 22,731 Views 25 Comments

The union said that some hospitals are approaching pre-pandemic levels of overcrowding.

# health-service - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Hospitalisations fall below 900 as Ireland 'on the right side of the curve now' ahead of further vaccine rollout
# HSE
# HSE

Hospitalisations fall below 900 as Ireland 'on the right side of the curve now' ahead of further vaccine rollout

Feb 13th 2021, 10:43 AM 21,172 Views 23 Comments

People aged 85 and over will begin receiving a Covid-19 vaccine from Monday.

# health-service - Thursday 14 January, 2021

HSE says 77,303 people - 1.58% of the population - have received first dose of vaccine so far in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE says 77,303 people - 1.58% of the population - have received first dose of vaccine so far in Ireland

Jan 14th 2021, 2:23 PM 39,948 Views 106 Comments

The HSE gave an update on the vaccination programme this afternoon.

# health-service - Saturday 9 January, 2021

'A fire that's burned continually since March is now raging out of control': Unions question HSE recruitment pledges
# Covid Crisis
# Covid Crisis

'A fire that's burned continually since March is now raging out of control': Unions question HSE recruitment pledges

Jan 9th 2021, 6:30 AM 58,712 Views 32 Comments

Unions and healthcare workers on the ground have said the situation is at breaking point.

# health-service - Friday 8 January, 2021

INMO calls for 'critical emergency' protocols to be implemented across health service
# Third Wave
# Third Wave

INMO calls for 'critical emergency' protocols to be implemented across health service

Jan 8th 2021, 6:25 PM 17,587 Views 10 Comments

The INMO is also calling on the HSE to improve daily communications with staff.

# health-service - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

'We must grasp the nettle': The health service is getting an unprecedented €4bn boost
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

'We must grasp the nettle': The health service is getting an unprecedented €4bn boost

Oct 13th 2020, 2:36 PM 11,381 Views 15 Comments

The funding allows for hundreds of new beds.

# health-service - Thursday 8 October, 2020

65 new contact tracers starting this week, but Taoiseach wants recruitment fast-tracked
# Health Service
# Health Service

65 new contact tracers starting this week, but Taoiseach wants recruitment fast-tracked

Oct 8th 2020, 8:15 AM 22,025 Views 27 Comments

Public service workers that were transferred to help with contact tracing will only return to their roles when the recruitment drive is complete.

# health-service - Friday 19 June, 2020

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,203 Views 11 Comments

New figures show the health service spent more than €1 million on advertising in the first two months of the crisis.

# health-service - Sunday 17 May, 2020

'People say I'm in a privileged position. I don't consider cancer a privilege'
# Private Patients
# Private Patients

'People say I'm in a privileged position. I don't consider cancer a privilege'

May 17th 2020, 11:00 AM 32,775 Views 19 Comments

The government created a single-tier health service at the beginning of the crisis, but criticism of the contracts is ramping up.

# health-service - Friday 20 March, 2020

'We need to treat each other like pariahs': Limerick intensive care doctor issues stark warning
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'We need to treat each other like pariahs': Limerick intensive care doctor issues stark warning

Mar 20th 2020, 12:18 PM 42,248 Views 54 Comments

Dr Catherine Motherway of University Hospital Limerick said the Irish health system may struggle if Covid-19 is not contained.

# health-service - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Poll: Should there be minimum sentences for anyone convicted of assaulting hospital staff?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be minimum sentences for anyone convicted of assaulting hospital staff?

Feb 4th 2020, 8:15 AM 27,470 Views 53 Comments

There were over 1,000 incidents reported last year where a member of staff had been assaulted.

# health-service - Monday 3 February, 2020

Staff in Irish hospitals assaulted over 1,000 times last year - but union warns it's 'tip of iceberg'
# Health Service
# Health Service

Staff in Irish hospitals assaulted over 1,000 times last year - but union warns it's 'tip of iceberg'

Feb 3rd 2020, 12:05 AM 11,786 Views 17 Comments

The majority of healthcare staff attacked were nurses.

# health-service - Sunday 26 January, 2020

'Affordable and transparent': HSE's new system for purchasing medicines to cost €1.3 billion
# Procurement
# Procurement

'Affordable and transparent': HSE's new system for purchasing medicines to cost €1.3 billion

Jan 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,555 Views 17 Comments

The five-year tender for a dynamic purchasing system will ensure good quality medicines are available on a timely basis, the HSE said.

# health-service - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

HSE trolley crisis: Recruitment freeze is 'starving frontline services of much-needed staff'
# Health Service
# Health Service

HSE trolley crisis: Recruitment freeze is 'starving frontline services of much-needed staff'

Updated Jan 8th 2020, 11:01 AM 13,490 Views 18 Comments

The INMO has said that “it’s not hard to join the dots” between delays in staffing and the current trolley crisis.

# health-service - Monday 6 January, 2020

It's the worst ever day for trolley overcrowding in Irish hospitals since records began, INMO says
# Health Service
# Health Service

It's the worst ever day for trolley overcrowding in Irish hospitals since records began, INMO says

Jan 6th 2020, 10:37 AM 13,051 Views 55 Comments

There were 92 patients waiting for a bed at University Hospital Limerick, alone.

# health-service - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

The HSE has €1.4 billion more to spend on healthcare in 2020
# Health Service
# Health Service

The HSE has €1.4 billion more to spend on healthcare in 2020

Dec 17th 2019, 4:36 PM 12,248 Views 32 Comments

In total, it has €17.4 billion – a 6.3% increase in funding compared to 2019.

# health-service - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote
# Ge 2020
# Ge 2020

Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote

Dec 10th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,044 Views 42 Comments

Opposition members are understood to be considering tabling a motion of no confidence against the health minister in the new year.

# health-service - Monday 2 December, 2019

'We are at breaking point': Hospital doctors to be balloted for industrial action
# IMO
# IMO

'We are at breaking point': Hospital doctors to be balloted for industrial action

Dec 2nd 2019, 7:12 AM 15,487 Views 44 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation warned of the potential for an “escalating campaign of industrial action”.

# health-service - Friday 4 October, 2019

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed

Oct 4th 2019, 9:30 PM 21,332 Views 36 Comments

Carers bear a huge burden but are not being looked after.

# health-service - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'They deserve better': Taoiseach apologises to patients waiting on hospital trolleys as numbers rise
# Trolley Numbers
# Trolley Numbers

'They deserve better': Taoiseach apologises to patients waiting on hospital trolleys as numbers rise

Oct 1st 2019, 6:29 PM 13,188 Views 59 Comments

There were 10,641 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals last month.

# health-service - Thursday 18 July, 2019

HSE sought out experienced physios for vacant position ... then pulled job due to recruitment freeze
# No End In Sight
# No End In Sight

HSE sought out experienced physios for vacant position ... then pulled job due to recruitment freeze

Jul 18th 2019, 6:00 AM 13,958 Views 9 Comments

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has warned that “patients are being put at extreme risk” over the ongoing freeze.

# health-service - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours

Jul 11th 2019, 4:15 PM 11,061 Views 16 Comments

As of 7am this morning, psychiatric nurses have not been carrying out work beyond their contracted hours.

# health-service - Monday 1 July, 2019

Almost a billion Euro paid out in medical negligence cases since 2014, new figures show
# Payouts
# Payouts

Almost a billion Euro paid out in medical negligence cases since 2014, new figures show

Jul 1st 2019, 6:30 AM 13,277 Views 21 Comments

Payouts have totalled €108 million for the first five months of 2019.

# health-service - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

'Wholly unsatisfactory': Harris pressed in Dáil over recruitment freeze in the HSE
# The Health Service
# The Health Service

'Wholly unsatisfactory': Harris pressed in Dáil over recruitment freeze in the HSE

May 15th 2019, 9:38 PM 18,650 Views 35 Comments

Harris said he believed the HSE was putting “sensible” controls in place.

# health-service - Saturday 22 December, 2018

'Wasteful, inefficient, horrendous': 30,000 people waited longer than 24 hours on hospital trolleys this year
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

'Wasteful, inefficient, horrendous': 30,000 people waited longer than 24 hours on hospital trolleys this year

Dec 22nd 2018, 11:11 AM 8,886 Views 45 Comments

The figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly who called them “appalling and unacceptable”.

# health-service - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Nurses in Dublin hospital may be told not to turn up over busy New Year period due to visa issues
# Work Permits
# Work Permits

Nurses in Dublin hospital may be told not to turn up over busy New Year period due to visa issues

Dec 18th 2018, 12:03 AM 31,383 Views 30 Comments

Up to 35 nurses could be affected.

# health-service - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

TV presenter Brendan Courtney appointed to Sláintecare implementation council
# Health Reform
# Health Reform

TV presenter Brendan Courtney appointed to Sláintecare implementation council

Oct 3rd 2018, 6:05 AM 21,692 Views 24 Comments

Sláintecare is the cross-party plan to overhaul the Irish health service over ten years.

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