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# health-service - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Man ready to leave National Rehab Hospital, but HSE says there's no money to support him at home
# Illogical
# Illogical

Man ready to leave National Rehab Hospital, but HSE says there's no money to support him at home

Jun 29th 2017, 12:05 AM 34,674 Views 29 Comments

The Liveline Effect: Brendan Howlin says families feel they have to go public with their tragic stories to see action.

# health-service - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'A watershed moment': TDs have come up with a plan to radically change the healthcare system
# Irish Nhs
# Irish Nhs

'A watershed moment': TDs have come up with a plan to radically change the healthcare system

May 30th 2017, 11:15 AM 34,915 Views 47 Comments

The report on the Future of Healthcare is set to be published today.

# health-service - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Tom Clonan: 'In all our years attending Temple Street, I have never before seen so many sick children and parents'
# Living On The List
# Living On The List

Tom Clonan: 'In all our years attending Temple Street, I have never before seen so many sick children and parents'

Feb 7th 2017, 8:00 PM 559 Views 65 Comments

There has been a steady, inexorable decline in Ireland’s health service over the past fifteen years, writes Dr Tom Clonan.

Simon Harris 'pleased to announce' Crumlin Hospital scoliosis theatre to open in April
# Timely
# Timely

Simon Harris 'pleased to announce' Crumlin Hospital scoliosis theatre to open in April

Feb 7th 2017, 6:39 PM 26,881 Views 163 Comments

It has emerged that there are an extra 80,000 people on hospital waiting lists outside the government’s official figures.

# health-service - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Paramedics 'disturbed' over delays bringing patients to Emergency Departments
# Perfect Storm
# Perfect Storm

Paramedics 'disturbed' over delays bringing patients to Emergency Departments

Jan 4th 2017, 6:45 PM 23,664 Views 101 Comments

Siptu members said today that delays of between one and three hours have been observed across the country.

# health-service - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Harris wants to woo Irish nurses home, but only 36 turned up on first day of recruitment drive
# Homeward Bound
# Homeward Bound

Harris wants to woo Irish nurses home, but only 36 turned up on first day of recruitment drive

Dec 29th 2016, 6:29 PM 20,875 Views 58 Comments

The HSE is hosting three open recruitment days for nurses and midwives in Dublin over the Christmas period.

# health-service - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Health Minister: 'I don't believe the threat of industrial action helps anyone'
# Trouble Ahead
# Trouble Ahead

Health Minister: 'I don't believe the threat of industrial action helps anyone'

Dec 28th 2016, 2:07 PM 8,205 Views 25 Comments

Siptu has announced a ballot of more than 25,000 support staff.

# health-service - Saturday 26 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 26th 2016, 8:00 AM 24,945 Views 120 Comments

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
# Nurses
# Nurses

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

Oct 9th 2016, 6:55 AM 10,828 Views 23 Comments

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
# Keeping Ireland Alive
# Keeping Ireland Alive

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

Aug 30th 2016, 6:00 AM 29,448 Views 23 Comments

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
# HSE

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

Aug 10th 2016, 6:00 AM 6,497 Views 15 Comments

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
# HSE

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

Jul 21st 2016, 6:00 AM 11,998 Views 36 Comments

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

Jul 10th 2016, 6:13 PM 31,074 Views 81 Comments

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
# On The Menu
# On The Menu

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

May 27th 2016, 11:25 AM 16,516 Views 43 Comments

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
# Out The Door
# Out The Door

Foreign hospitals are looking to hire Irish nurses this weekend

Apr 19th 2016, 6:04 AM 14,891 Views 44 Comments

And the INMO says many are going to go.

# health-service - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Gerry Adams paid Margaret Thatcher a rare compliment today
# Bit Late
# Bit Late

Gerry Adams paid Margaret Thatcher a rare compliment today

Jan 27th 2016, 1:15 PM 19,970 Views 78 Comments

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
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

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

Jan 13th 2016, 1:57 PM 28,008 Views 167 Comments

Gerry Adams agrees with the sentiment.

# health-service - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

This is Enda Kenny's biggest regret
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

This is Enda Kenny's biggest regret

Dec 29th 2015, 6:00 AM 21,521 Views 111 Comments

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

# health-service - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

'A patient could come in with a heart attack and wait on a trolley': Life for Ireland's emergency department nurses
# Nurses Strike
# Nurses Strike

'A patient could come in with a heart attack and wait on a trolley': Life for Ireland's emergency department nurses

Dec 15th 2015, 6:15 PM 20,273 Views 54 Comments

Last minute negotiations have seen strike action averted.

# health-service - Saturday 21 November, 2015

The number of people on Beaumont Hospital waiting lists shows why the place is overcrowded
# Get In The Queue
# Get In The Queue

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

Nov 21st 2015, 7:30 AM 10,090 Views 14 Comments

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'
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

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

Nov 10th 2015, 1:22 PM 10,255 Views 43 Comments

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
# Changes
# Changes

Leo announces plans to get rid of HSE within five years

Oct 3rd 2015, 2:15 PM 28,638 Views 115 Comments

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 Service
# Health Service

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

Jul 30th 2015, 9:10 PM 17,112 Views 16 Comments

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
# Health Service
# Health Service

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

Jun 4th 2015, 10:31 AM 8,632 Views 14 Comments

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
# Join The Queue
# Join The Queue

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

Apr 10th 2015, 11:59 PM 10,620 Views 40 Comments

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
# No Fair Deal
# No Fair Deal

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

Apr 2nd 2015, 2:18 PM 11,110 Views 31 Comments

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
# Detached
# Detached

Even Alan Shatter has had a go at Leo Varadkar today

Feb 25th 2015, 5:05 PM 31,432 Views 72 Comments

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
# HSE Service Plan
# HSE Service Plan

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

Nov 27th 2014, 4:40 PM 13,555 Views 59 Comments

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
# Save A Life
# Save A Life

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

Sep 24th 2014, 10:10 AM 5,710 Views 24 Comments

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
# Health Service
# Health Service

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

Sep 7th 2014, 7:49 PM 14,727 Views 29 Comments

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
# Pledge
# Pledge

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

Jul 17th 2014, 6:30 PM 9,270 Views 44 Comments

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
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

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

Jun 6th 2014, 10:16 AM 10,174 Views 73 Comments

“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

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

RyanCare: The low cost healthcare company Ireland desperately needs

Apr 15th 2014, 5:40 PM 2,663 Views 0 Comments

*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
# Emergency Services
# Emergency Services

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

Mar 28th 2014, 10:06 AM 15,704 Views 94 Comments

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
# Dangerous Delay
# Dangerous Delay

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

Mar 21st 2014, 10:50 PM 24,935 Views 53 Comments

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?
# Across The Water
# Across The Water

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

Mar 21st 2014, 11:46 AM 15,235 Views 65 Comments

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
# Union Strife
# Union Strife

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

Feb 7th 2014, 5:02 PM 9,415 Views 6 Comments

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
# Closed For Business
# Closed For Business

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

Jan 31st 2014, 6:30 AM 13,164 Views 15 Comments

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'
# HSE Service Plan
# HSE Service Plan

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

Jan 28th 2014, 9:31 AM 13,559 Views 25 Comments

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
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

Large scale 'day of action' planned as local groups form National Hospital Campaign

Jan 11th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,252 Views 22 Comments

Hospital action groups from around the country are coming together to plan an ongoing national campaign.