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# health-service - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

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

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

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

# health-service - Saturday 6 July, 2013

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

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 Exclusive

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

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

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

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 with added live news anchor proposal

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

# health-service - Friday 30 November, 2012

Junior doctors warn Health Minister they will emigrate

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

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

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'

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

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

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

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

# health-service - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

FG mayor speaks out against disability cuts

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

From The Daily Edge HSE's Johnny hits the town... Here's Johnny This post contains images

HSE's Johnny hits the town...

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Croke Park Agreement be renegotiated?

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

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

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VIDEO: Healthcare - who needs it, wha'?

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

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.

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

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 This post contains videos

Watch: British government minister heckled over reforms to health service

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

# health-service - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Hundreds of patients referred to private fund – only to be seen by same consultant

Hundreds of consultants referred patients to the National Treatment Purchase Fund – and ended up treating them a second time.

# health-service - Saturday 26 November, 2011

Column: My night in the emergency department

Hospital staff say emergency departments are in crisis – but how is the experience for patients? Clare Kleinedler writes about the night she found out…

# health-service - Thursday 24 November, 2011

HSE chief executive to be questioned by TDs and senators

Cathal Magee will face questions about the health service crisis when he appears before an Oireachtas committee.

# health-service - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Minister for Health warns of significant health service cuts

In parliamentary party meetings today, Dr James Reilly indicated he would frontload the cuts his department is facing in the coming year and says frontline services will be hit.

# health-service - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Column: ‘The system is sick’ – inside a hospital emergency department

Dozens of patients on trolleys and a handful of nurses struggling to keep up – emergency department nurse Anne Burke tells about a system in crisis.

# health-service - Friday 23 September, 2011

Column: Four years after my wife’s death, nothing has changed

Susie Long died after waiting seven months for a colonoscopy that private patients could have within days – and healthcare inequality is still rife, writes her husband Conor Mac Liam.

# health-service - Friday 15 July, 2011

HSE reinforces hiring freeze after €170million overspend HSE

HSE reinforces hiring freeze after €170million overspend

The executive will only fill the most critical of vacancies as it battles to avoid financial disaster.