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# Health Service

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
VIDEO: Healthcare - who needs it, wha'?
What do you think of this Amnesty Ireland campaign to spark a debate about access to health services?
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.
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.
Central Mental Hospital to be moved to north Dublin
A report into conditions at the Central Mental Hospital last year described it as “unsuitable”.
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.
'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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
HSE reinforces hiring freeze after €170million overspend
The executive will only fill the most critical of vacancies as it battles to avoid financial disaster.
Enda Kenny 'regrets confusion' over hospital election promises
The Taoiseach has insisted he was forced to backtrack on campaign pledges by safety fears at Roscommon A&E.
Column: 'I once worked an 80-hour shift' - a junior doctor's story
One young medic describes the sometimes nightmarish world of hospital staff shortages to
Junior doctor shortage looming in ten days' time, warns Minister
Dr James Reilly said more than 200 posts are still unfilled as he revealed plans to shut down A&E services at one hospital.
HSE payroll system costs state €6m a year
One of the costliest inventions of the Celtic Tiger continues to haunt Ireland.
Patients still waiting over 24 hours for beds
Blanchardstown’s Connolly hospital fairs worst.
Union plan hospital picket on Monday
TEEU members set to strike at St James’s Hospital.