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#Health Service

# health-service - Saturday 26 November, 2016

FactCheck: Nursing union leader Liam Doran's claims about the Irish health service

The INMO General Secretary made a series of claims on Claire Byrne Live this week. Here’s our FactCheck roundup.

# health-service - Sunday 9 October, 2016

The HSE spent nearly €200 million on agency staff in seven months

Tommy Broughan said the figures are “staggering”.

# health-service - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

'They thought he might not make it': 24 hours in Ireland's hospitals

Didn’t catch RTÉ’s new documentary about the health service? Here’s what you missed.

# health-service - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

There were more patients on trolleys last month than in any July in the past decade HSE

There were more patients on trolleys last month than in any July in the past decade

However, in a statement to TheJournal.ie, the HSE disputed the INMO narrative, saying that the trolley count for yesterday showed an an overall reduction compared to the same date last year.

# health-service - Thursday 21 July, 2016

There are 11,519 children waiting over a year to be seen in an Irish hospital HSE

There are 11,519 children waiting over a year to be seen in an Irish hospital Exclusive

An analysis by TheJournal.ie of data shows the average number of children waiting over 12 months on the inpatient list over the last two years is 1,605% higher than in the two years before that.

# health-service - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Trauma units in nine hospitals could be set for the chop

Trauma units in nine hospitals could be set for the chop

A report in the Sunday Business Post says a report will recommend their closure.

# health-service - Friday 27 May, 2016

‘Chicken’ or ‘fish’? Irish patients need more details about their hospital food

A Hiqa study has found some deficiencies in patient choices.

# health-service - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Foreign hospitals are looking to hire Irish nurses this weekend

And the INMO says many are going to go.

# health-service - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Gerry Adams paid Margaret Thatcher a rare compliment today

He said she ‘told it as it was’.

# health-service - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Fianna Fáil's new ad lashes Enda Kenny's infamous promise

Gerry Adams agrees with the sentiment.

# health-service - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

This is Enda Kenny's biggest regret

The Taoiseach has been reflecting on nearly five years in office.

# health-service - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

# health-service - Saturday 21 November, 2015

The number of people on Beaumont Hospital waiting lists shows why the place is overcrowded

It’s over 10,000, with 2,352 waiting for over a year.

# health-service - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

'Leo needs to accept he's not the David Attenborough of the health service'

Fianna Fáil says the Health Minister is “observing from a distance” rather than taking action.

# health-service - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Leo announces plans to get rid of HSE within five years

The Health Minister has also said that consultants are due to have their pay restored.

# health-service - Thursday 30 July, 2015

'I’m afraid that by the time they sort this out, I'll be too weak for a transplant'

Health minister Leo Varadkar has sought to reassure patients waiting on a pancreas transplant.

# health-service - Thursday 4 June, 2015

A new specialist centre hopes to pin down tough to diagnose rare diseases

The National Rare Diseases Office was opened today by the Health Minister.

# health-service - Friday 10 April, 2015

25,000 children are waiting to get their first outpatient appointment

For 10,000 of them, their wait has been longer than six months.

# health-service - Thursday 2 April, 2015

'Unfair and unjust': Proposed hike in nursing home bills slammed

Prime Time this evening reported on a review of the fair deal scheme.

# health-service - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Even Alan Shatter has had a go at Leo Varadkar today

The opposition think Varadkar speaks like a health commentator, while Shatter is “confused” by his former cabinet colleague.

# health-service - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Varadkar: Running health service is like feeding the 5,000 with loaves and fish

The Health Minister also ruled out a General Election in 2015.

# health-service - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

The public could become life savers under a new plan to fight cardiac arrests

A programme to install public access defibrillators around the country has been looked at.

# health-service - Sunday 7 September, 2014

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

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

# health-service - Thursday 17 July, 2014

The government says children under six will have free GP care later this year

Legislation passed today includes an amendment to ban gagging orders on doctors that was put forward by Senator John Crown.

# health-service - Friday 6 June, 2014

HSE boss: We never asked parents to prove children still had lifelong conditions

“I am saying questions were asked that were not those questions, but which may have been interpreted as that.”

# health-service - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge RyanCare: The low cost healthcare company Ireland desperately needs For Your Health

RyanCare: The low cost healthcare company Ireland desperately needs

*fanfare* Congratulations on another early delivery, thanks to Ryancare!

# health-service - Friday 28 March, 2014

"I'm not in denial of anything" - Ambulance chief defends 'best in the world' comment

Martin Dunne has stood by his words on a Prime Time investigation which detailed major shortcomings in the National Ambulance Service.

# health-service - Friday 21 March, 2014

Ambulance broke down on the way to take a baby to hospital

A second ambulance sent to transport the baby is also believed to have developed mechanical problems before eventually reaching Dublin from Cork.

It's not only nurses that have emigrated to find work. Guess how many GPs have?

The IMO say that the last five years has seen seven years’ worth of Irish qualified GPs move to the UK.

# health-service - Friday 7 February, 2014

Remember the '24 No More' campaign? Hospitals still aren't complying say IMO

Up to 33 per cent of hospitals have not made sufficient progress and are to be penalised according to the union.

# health-service - Friday 31 January, 2014

Mount Carmel will deliver its final baby today as 200 staff leave the hospital

The remainder of the total workforce expected to stay for another week or two.

# health-service - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

'In my 21 years in Leinster House I cannot remember anything like this happening before'

Six hours of debate on the controversial HSE Service Plan have been reduced to three, prompting outrage from Fianna Fáil.

# health-service - Saturday 11 January, 2014

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.

# health-service - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

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-service - Thursday 12 December, 2013

HSE to meet with voluntary hospitals today Crc

HSE to meet with voluntary hospitals today

Hospitals will be given until the end of the year to comply with HSE guidelines.

# health-service - Friday 15 November, 2013

"We are putting our trust in the HSE" - junior doctors

Junior doctors have voted to accept a proposal to end shifts lasting more than 24 hours.

# health-service - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

TD: Indian-born doctors are being used as a 'band-aid' in Irish hospitals

Waterford deputy John Halligan says many Indian doctors are likely to leave the country as they’re not being afforded the same rights as their Irish colleagues.

# health-service - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Hospital chiefs write to HSE saying cuts are threatening patient safety

A report on RTÉ’s Prime Time this evening claimed that hospital chief executives have warned of delays in cancer treatment due to budgetary reductions.

# health-service - Monday 21 October, 2013

"I think it's a bit rich of Mícheál Martin"- James Reilly resists calls to resign

Reilly has come under increased pressure about spending and savings figures within the Department of Health.

# health-service - Monday 7 October, 2013

Vaccine reminder issued as HSE says 1,000 could die in severe flu season

Those in at-risk groups can get the vaccine free-of-charge from their GP or pharmacy.