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# health-service - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Over 700,000 more medical cards have been issued in the last decade
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Over 700,000 more medical cards have been issued in the last decade

Jan 7th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,491 Views 24 Comments

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
# Crc

HSE to meet with voluntary hospitals today

Dec 12th 2013, 7:27 AM 3,689 Views 1 Comment

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
# Working Hours
# Working Hours

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

Nov 15th 2013, 10:21 AM 5,679 Views 11 Comments

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
# Health Service
# Health Service

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

Nov 13th 2013, 10:53 AM 11,422 Views 38 Comments

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
# Health Service
# Health Service

Hospital chiefs write to HSE saying cuts are threatening patient safety

Nov 5th 2013, 10:14 PM 8,416 Views 18 Comments

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
# Going Nowhere
# Going Nowhere

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

Oct 21st 2013, 7:39 PM 7,580 Views 70 Comments

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
# Flu Vaccine
# Flu Vaccine

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

Oct 7th 2013, 11:12 AM 6,827 Views 109 Comments

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

# health-service - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Litany of failures in how HSE dealt with child's abuse allegations
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

Litany of failures in how HSE dealt with child's abuse allegations

Oct 1st 2013, 11:41 AM 6,893 Views 25 Comments

The Ombudsman for Children upheld a complaint from the family and found that the HSE’s actions had negatively affected the young girl.

# health-service - Friday 27 September, 2013

Strike action now “inevitable” say junior doctors
# Doctors Strike
# Doctors Strike

Strike action now “inevitable” say junior doctors

Sep 27th 2013, 11:15 PM 9,605 Views 31 Comments

The 24 hour action was postponed for a week, and then suspending indefinitely. But the IMO is now accusing the HSE of lacking “real engagement”.

# health-service - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Here's how many people have left the HSE over the past four years
# Departures
# Departures

Here's how many people have left the HSE over the past four years

Jul 21st 2013, 8:00 AM 13,784 Views 37 Comments

Hint: it’s a lot.

# health-service - Saturday 6 July, 2013

HSE receives 2,700 applications for career breaks - far more than expected
# Health Service
# Health Service

HSE receives 2,700 applications for career breaks - far more than expected

Jul 6th 2013, 8:30 AM 11,535 Views 65 Comments

The HSE had to turn down the vast majority of applications for the three year break as the number of applications had expected to number in the hundreds.

# health-service - 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 7,393 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.

Criticism for HSE's 2013 service plan as health unions to be briefed
# Health Service
# Health Service

Criticism for HSE's 2013 service plan as health unions to be briefed

Jan 11th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,560 Views 9 Comments

Unions representing health service workers will be briefed on the HSE’s national service plan announced yesterday as political reaction was less than positive towards the plan.

# health-service - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Nurses' union demands boycott of graduate scheme over pay dispute
# Nursing
# Nursing

Nurses' union demands boycott of graduate scheme over pay dispute

Dec 20th 2012, 3:29 PM 4,817 Views 88 Comments

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says graduate nurses should not have to work for 80 per cent of the usual wage.

# health-service - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

HSE to recruit up to 1,000 graduate nurses and midwives next year
# HSE
# HSE

HSE to recruit up to 1,000 graduate nurses and midwives next year

Dec 11th 2012, 7:20 PM 11,282 Views 99 Comments

The recruitment drive could save as much as €10 million by reducing the reliance on agency workers and overtime, the HSE said this evening.

# health-service - Saturday 8 December, 2012

The Evening Fix...now with added live news anchor proposal
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added live news anchor proposal

Dec 8th 2012, 7:43 PM 11,561 Views 3 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# health-service - Friday 30 November, 2012

Junior doctors warn Health Minister they will emigrate
# Health
# Health

Junior doctors warn Health Minister they will emigrate

Nov 30th 2012, 8:48 AM 9,797 Views 109 Comments

Over 800 junior doctors have warned James Reilly that the agenda to portray the medical profession as though it is driven by greed is creating “deep unease”.

# health-service - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Carers 'heavily stressed' says online survey
# Society
# Society

Carers 'heavily stressed' says online survey

Nov 8th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,422 Views 31 Comments

Half of carers in survey suffer from illnesses and socialising or holidays are an infrequent, sometimes rare, occurrence.

# health-service - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Column: The financial transaction tax is a must for Ireland’s future
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The financial transaction tax is a must for Ireland’s future

Sep 27th 2012, 7:30 PM 27 Views 48 Comments

Imagine the difference €500million could make for our ailing health services – yet the Government is opposed, writes Labour MEP Nessa Childers.

# health-service - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Leaders' Questions: Micheál Martin says health service is a 'catastrophe'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Leaders' Questions: Micheál Martin says health service is a 'catastrophe'

Sep 18th 2012, 4:44 PM 3,862 Views 32 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny faced questions from the opposition in the Dáil this afternoon as TDs returned to action with plenty of fiery rhetoric.

# health-service - Monday 17 September, 2012

James Reilly: New consultants will have to face a hefty pay cut
# New Deal
# New Deal

James Reilly: New consultants will have to face a hefty pay cut

Sep 17th 2012, 1:21 PM 8,339 Views 71 Comments

Consultants may also have to work weekends under the terms of the new deal.

# health-service - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Reilly's position as health minister 'untenable', says FF
# Health Service
# Health Service

Reilly's position as health minister 'untenable', says FF

Sep 2nd 2012, 2:12 PM 7,236 Views 88 Comments

Micheál Martin accuses James Reilly of hiding behind the HSE board on health cuts, after trying to abolish it last year.

# health-service - Saturday 4 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Aug 4th 2012, 9:02 AM 8,390 Views 9 Comments

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

# health-service - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

FG mayor speaks out against disability cuts
# Disability Cuts
# Disability Cuts

FG mayor speaks out against disability cuts

Jul 24th 2012, 1:18 PM 2,474 Views 14 Comments

Councillor Peggy Nolan said we should be looking at wastage in the HSE and addressing the problems from the top down.

# health-service - Monday 25 June, 2012

HSE's Johnny hits the town...
# Here's Johnny
From The Daily Edge
# Here's Johnny

HSE's Johnny hits the town...

Jun 25th 2012, 2:10 PM 11,396 Views 15 Comments

The mascot from the new sexual health campaign has been alarming… sorry, meeting… people on the street.

Poll: Should the Croke Park Agreement be renegotiated?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Croke Park Agreement be renegotiated?

Jun 25th 2012, 10:06 AM 7,338 Views 131 Comments

Health minister James Reilly has raised the possibility of cutting some health service pay rates – but this would breach the deal. What do you think?

# health-service - Friday 18 May, 2012

Up to 20,000 children on waiting lists for orthodontic work
# Dentists
# Dentists

Up to 20,000 children on waiting lists for orthodontic work

May 18th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,008 Views 12 Comments

The situation is particularly bad in Kerry, Cork, Laois, Offaly and Sligo, according to the new head of the Irish Dental Association.

# health-service - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

VIDEO: Healthcare - who needs it, wha'?
# Health
# Health

VIDEO: Healthcare - who needs it, wha'?

Mar 27th 2012, 1:45 PM 2,466 Views 13 Comments

What do you think of this Amnesty Ireland campaign to spark a debate about access to health services?

# health-service - Saturday 3 March, 2012

GPs urged to display price lists
# Doctor Fees
# Doctor Fees

GPs urged to display price lists

Mar 3rd 2012, 9:15 AM 2,517 Views 20 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation recommended last year that all its members should introduce price lists – but not all GPs are yet doing it.

# health-service - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Column: The war on drugs isn't working. We need to medicalise heroin.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The war on drugs isn't working. We need to medicalise heroin.

Feb 26th 2012, 8:30 AM 56 Views 71 Comments

Heroin addiction is behind much of the criminality in this country – and failing to do something about it will not make the problem go away, writes Senator John Crown.

# health-service - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Central Mental Hospital to be moved to north Dublin
# Health Service
# Health Service

Central Mental Hospital to be moved to north Dublin

Feb 23rd 2012, 4:36 PM 7,776 Views 22 Comments

A report into conditions at the Central Mental Hospital last year described it as “unsuitable”.

# health-service - Monday 20 February, 2012

Watch: British government minister heckled over reforms to health service
# Heckled
# Heckled

Watch: British government minister heckled over reforms to health service

Feb 20th 2012, 3:24 PM 1,595 Views 0 Comments

One woman took Andrew Lansley to task over his proposals to reform Britain’s National Health Service.

# health-service - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

'Unavoidable reduction' in health services on the way - Reilly
# HSE
# HSE

'Unavoidable reduction' in health services on the way - Reilly

Feb 15th 2012, 3:08 PM 3,162 Views 22 Comments

The health minister said the HSE will have lost 4,200 staff, but insisted this would not lead to unsafe services.

# health-service - 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

# health-service - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Feb 7th 2012, 7:51 PM 6,590 Views 6 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: A move towards mortgage relief; the deadliest place on Earth for girls; and should Ireland rejoin the Commonwealth?

More than 2,000 to retire from health service by end of month
# Health Service
# Health Service

More than 2,000 to retire from health service by end of month

Feb 7th 2012, 5:03 PM 2,418 Views 24 Comments

Enda Kenny has given a detailed breakdown of the numbers expected to leave, after fears were raised over the impact on services.

# health-service - Monday 6 February, 2012

Reilly under fire over admission that operations will be cancelled
# Health Service
# Health Service

Reilly under fire over admission that operations will be cancelled

Feb 6th 2012, 9:42 PM 3,961 Views 45 Comments

Opposition TDs have warned that waiting times could shoot up after the retirement deadline for health workers this month.

# health-service - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Loss of nearly 2,000 nurses from HSE 'a major blow'
# HSE
# HSE

Loss of nearly 2,000 nurses from HSE 'a major blow'

Jan 21st 2012, 12:59 PM 4,103 Views 42 Comments

New figures have shown that 3,500 personnel – the vast majority of them nurses – are due to leave the HSE by the end of February.

# health-service - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Call for HIQA to probe ambulance response following Drogheda death
# Drogheda
# Drogheda

Call for HIQA to probe ambulance response following Drogheda death

Jan 17th 2012, 3:46 PM 3,008 Views 31 Comments

Gerald Nash has called for an inquiry after an ambulance had to be requested from a town 25km away to handle an accident in which a pedestrian died in Drogheda yesterday evening.

# health-service - Friday 2 December, 2011

Column: How many people will austerity kill?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How many people will austerity kill?

Dec 2nd 2011, 7:47 AM 11 Views 34 Comments

The debate on the health service is a morass of figures. But cuts are life-or-death moral choices, writes Aaron McKenna.