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# health-system - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Left to die at the side of a road - south east Asian country's ageing population leads to humanitarian crisis
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Left to die at the side of a road - south east Asian country's ageing population leads to humanitarian crisis

Aug 6th 2017, 8:45 AM 19,218 Views 12 Comments

Years of domestic turmoil and a health system in tatters has seen Myanmar abandoning its elderly to their fate.

# health-system - Sunday 12 February, 2017

'Grave doubts' that Irish hospitals could cope with a massive disaster
# Overworked
# Overworked

'Grave doubts' that Irish hospitals could cope with a massive disaster

Feb 12th 2017, 7:10 AM 3,051 Views 5 Comments

“We would struggle to deliver care” warns consultant in emergency medicine as waiting lists and overcrowding dominate health sector.

# health-system - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Thousands of nurses to see pay rise of at least €1,000 next year
# Nurses
# Nurses

Thousands of nurses to see pay rise of at least €1,000 next year

Oct 13th 2016, 3:33 PM 13,990 Views 28 Comments

The Minister for Health has announced the restoration of their increments.

# health-system - Friday 20 May, 2016

Man who had stroke while driving through Port Tunnel saved by new clinical trial
# Lifesavers
# Lifesavers

Man who had stroke while driving through Port Tunnel saved by new clinical trial

May 20th 2016, 6:05 AM 27,857 Views 10 Comments

Paul Lambe benefited from a rollout of new Irish research that is tackling cancer, strokes and health crises.

# health-system - Thursday 25 February, 2016

'Last Tuesday was the hardest and most dangerous shift I've ever worked'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'Last Tuesday was the hardest and most dangerous shift I've ever worked'

Feb 25th 2016, 7:00 PM 375 Views 49 Comments

Every morning and every evening nurses are in tears, tears of frustration, despair, hopelessness and exhaustion, writes Carol Cronin.

# health-system - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Enda to Micheál: 'You ran like a scalded cat, as fast as your legs could carry you'
# Health Department
# Health Department

Enda to Micheál: 'You ran like a scalded cat, as fast as your legs could carry you'

Nov 24th 2015, 4:50 PM 20,102 Views 112 Comments

The Taoiseach accused former health minister Micheál Martin of doubling health spend without achieving any results.

# health-system - Monday 16 November, 2015

Tom Clonan: 'Ireland is on the brink of a perfect storm in our health services'
# Column
# Column

Tom Clonan: 'Ireland is on the brink of a perfect storm in our health services'

Nov 16th 2015, 8:45 PM 38 Views 64 Comments

Minister Varadkar needs to do ‘the bleeding obvious’ and demonstrate real leadership, writes Tom Clonan.

# health-system - 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 8,722 Views 14 Comments

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

# health-system - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Apparently GPs can renew medical cards - but did anyone tell GPs?
# Must Have Missed That Memo
# Must Have Missed That Memo

Apparently GPs can renew medical cards - but did anyone tell GPs?

Nov 26th 2014, 11:16 PM 22,032 Views 31 Comments

Who told whom what, and when?

# health-system - Sunday 29 June, 2014

'I hope he survives': Senator Crown doesn't think Reilly has been given the chance he needs in health
# HSE
# HSE

'I hope he survives': Senator Crown doesn't think Reilly has been given the chance he needs in health

Jun 29th 2014, 1:33 PM 8,516 Views 32 Comments

Earlier this week Reilly said the health budget had run over by €158 million.

# health-system - Thursday 10 April, 2014

GPs in "absolute crisis" - and it could take generations to recover
# Health System
# Health System

GPs in "absolute crisis" - and it could take generations to recover

Apr 10th 2014, 2:36 PM 14,112 Views 78 Comments

One group said that they could cut back on pro bono work if the situation continues.

# health-system - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Reilly accused of needing Prime Time programme to be aired before taking action
# Want Answers
# Want Answers

Reilly accused of needing Prime Time programme to be aired before taking action

Apr 1st 2014, 4:49 PM 8,512 Views 15 Comments

The Health Minister was questioned on a range of health care topic in the Dáil today.

# health-system - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Problems recruiting consultants? 'Let's deal with it'
# Health System
# Health System

Problems recruiting consultants? 'Let's deal with it'

Feb 11th 2014, 7:51 PM 9,198 Views 11 Comments

The IMO said this evening that there has been nothing but “disincentives and obstacles” put in the way of highly skilled doctors.

# health-system - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Almost 60,000 people waited on trolleys in Emergency Departments last year
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Almost 60,000 people waited on trolleys in Emergency Departments last year

Jan 9th 2014, 10:09 PM 4,625 Views 29 Comments

New figures show the level of overcrowding at hospitals around the country.

# health-system - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

HSE Service Plan will target €25 million in medical card probity – not €113 million
# Health System
# Health System

HSE Service Plan will target €25 million in medical card probity – not €113 million

Dec 17th 2013, 6:20 PM 9,008 Views 10 Comments

The Taoiseach confirmed to the Dáil this evening that the document would be published, following discussions at Cabinet today.

# health-system - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Reilly emphatically rejects claims HSE knew about CRC top-ups

Reilly emphatically rejects claims HSE knew about CRC top-ups

Dec 5th 2013, 6:25 PM 5,184 Views 27 Comments

A former CRC chairman claimed that “very top people” at the HSE attended a 2009 meeting at which which privately-funded payments for staff were agreed to.

# health-system - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Doctors call for appointment of 500 new GPs to address 'manpower crisis'
# Health System
# Health System

Doctors call for appointment of 500 new GPs to address 'manpower crisis'

Nov 23rd 2013, 12:21 PM 5,843 Views 18 Comments

The National Association of General Practitioners says 150 practices around the country are at risk of closure due to funding shortages.

# health-system - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Column: Paying top-ups to senior staff raises serious questions about hospital operations
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Paying top-ups to senior staff raises serious questions about hospital operations

Nov 19th 2013, 7:35 PM 65 Views 72 Comments

There’s something wrong in the system when we are topping-up hospital executives’ pay while clamping patients in hospital car parks for money, writes Catherine Murphy TD.

# health-system - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Damien Kiberd: Why we need to deliver an Irish version of the NHS
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Why we need to deliver an Irish version of the NHS

Nov 17th 2013, 8:30 AM 30 Views 67 Comments

Two million Irish people pay for private health cover out of fear of our public system – but both are broken. Here’s what we COULD do…

# health-system - Friday 20 September, 2013

Strike threat still on the table as doctors and HSE resume talks

Strike threat still on the table as doctors and HSE resume talks

Sep 20th 2013, 6:30 AM 2,272 Views 5 Comments

Teams from both sides have been assessing rosters to see how shifts can be brought down below 24 hours.

# health-system - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Reilly: Free GP care for under 5s still on track
# Health System
# Health System

Reilly: Free GP care for under 5s still on track

Sep 19th 2013, 12:46 PM 5,070 Views 67 Comments

The Health Minister added that he did not do this job to be popular.

# health-system - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Kenny defends small savings from cuts to public allowances
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Kenny defends small savings from cuts to public allowances

Sep 19th 2012, 11:13 AM 4,382 Views 73 Comments

The Taoiseach says the government remains committed to implementing the Croke Park deal despite missing targets on public allowances.

# health-system - Monday 9 April, 2012

Column: There were no proper CF facilities for my son in Cork - so we built some
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: There were no proper CF facilities for my son in Cork - so we built some

Apr 9th 2012, 3:00 PM 58 Views 10 Comments

Facilities for people with cystic fibrosis weren’t great when my son was diagnosed, writes Joe Browne. Now Cork has one of the most advanced clinics in the world. Here’s how we did it.

# health-system - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Nine hospitals carrying debts of €500k because of funding delay
# Health
# Health

Nine hospitals carrying debts of €500k because of funding delay

Apr 5th 2012, 6:00 PM 2,149 Views 1 Comment

Medical Independent reveals that funding for scheme to purchase private nursing home beds has been delayed.

# health-system - Monday 5 March, 2012

Comedian Anne Gildea lays bare cancer experience
# Cancer
# Cancer

Comedian Anne Gildea lays bare cancer experience

Mar 5th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,924 Views 5 Comments

Six-month journey of The Nualas performer through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment chronicled in RTÉ2 doc tonight.

# health-system - Friday 24 February, 2012

Expert group to examine universal health insurance proposal
# Health
# Health

Expert group to examine universal health insurance proposal

Feb 24th 2012, 5:38 PM 3,970 Views 47 Comments

The scheme will transform Ireland’s healthcare into a “single-tier” system, the Department of Health said.

# health-system - Friday 14 October, 2011

HSE proposes freezing issuing of new medical cards
# HSE
# HSE

HSE proposes freezing issuing of new medical cards

Oct 14th 2011, 10:32 AM 1,411 Views 30 Comments

This was one of a number proposals put forward by the HSE to the Department of Health and Children because of current financial pressures.

# health-system - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Limerick A&E nurses begin strike
# Strike
# Strike

Limerick A&E nurses begin strike

Sep 21st 2011, 2:20 PM 486 Views 5 Comments

Nurses at Limerick’s Mid Western Regional Hospital are holding a picket line outside thie hospital from 1pm to 5pm today.

# health-system - Thursday 10 February, 2011

Deputy Leaders clash over nurses, Irish and economy
# Debates
# Debates

Deputy Leaders clash over nurses, Irish and economy

Feb 10th 2011, 9:31 AM 953 Views 1 Comment

A Deputy Leaders’ debate sees Mary Hanafin, James Reilly and Joan Burton discuss the economy and other issues.