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# health - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Highest number of patients on trolleys since start of the pandemic
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

Highest number of patients on trolleys since start of the pandemic

Oct 12th 2021, 12:28 PM 11,627 Views 12 Comments

506 admitted patients were waiting for beds this morning.

# health - Monday 11 October, 2021

INMO members to protest outside Connolly Hospital today over continued unsafe working conditions
# On The Frontline
# On The Frontline

INMO members to protest outside Connolly Hospital today over continued unsafe working conditions

Oct 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,948 Views 8 Comments

The protest is due to take place at the main entrance of the hospital at 1pm today.

Traveller health 'not being prioritised' despite 'shocking' outcomes for children
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

Traveller health 'not being prioritised' despite 'shocking' outcomes for children

Oct 11th 2021, 12:01 AM 15,164 Views 0 Comments
  • In its latest in-depth investigation, Noteworthy delves into the uphill battle facing Traveller children and reveals a lack of targeted health actions
  • Reporters Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy examine numerous obstacles to children's health
  • The Traveller Health Action Plan to be published 'soon' but advocates frustrated it has taken over a decade

# health - Saturday 9 October, 2021

Health Minister Donnelly wants new Sláintecare consultants contract agreed ‘within weeks’
# Sláintecare
# Sláintecare

Health Minister Donnelly wants new Sláintecare consultants contract agreed ‘within weeks’

Oct 9th 2021, 6:06 PM 14,172 Views 24 Comments

Stephen Donnelly repeated his commitment to the Sláintecare programme, which has been hit by high-profile resignations in recent weeks.

# health - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Staff shortages force ICU nurses at St Vincent's Hospital to watch patients with baby monitor
# On The Frontline
# On The Frontline

Staff shortages force ICU nurses at St Vincent's Hospital to watch patients with baby monitor

Oct 7th 2021, 12:10 AM 68,538 Views 0 Comments
  • The ICU is at "breaking point" with a few "near misses" in recent months, Órla Ryan reports
  • Nurses say they have been forced to use a baby monitor to watch certain patients due to staff shortages
  • "The pandemic broke us ... It was horrendous, some of the shifts we put in were indescribable."

# health - Sunday 19 September, 2021

Explainer: What's happening with Covid vaccine trials for children under 12?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Explainer: What's happening with Covid vaccine trials for children under 12?

Sep 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 18,899 Views 26 Comments

The US may begin its rollout to younger children before the end of the year.

# health - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Increase in number of patients accidentally exposed to ionising radiation in hospitals
# HIQA
# HIQA

Increase in number of patients accidentally exposed to ionising radiation in hospitals

Sep 15th 2021, 10:50 AM 33,967 Views 5 Comments

The most common error reported to Hiqa in 2020 involved exposure to the wrong person.

# health - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Women feel doctors 'normalise' loss of pregnancy, and first-time mothers 'not listened to', report finds
# Women's Health Taskforce
# Women's Health Taskforce

Women feel doctors 'normalise' loss of pregnancy, and first-time mothers 'not listened to', report finds

Sep 14th 2021, 3:35 PM 17,325 Views 9 Comments

Over 270 women aged 18 to 80 participated in discussions for a report commissioned by a Department of Health taskforce.

# health - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

One of the top officials leading Sláintecare has quit
# Laura Magahy
# Laura Magahy

One of the top officials leading Sláintecare has quit

Updated Sep 8th 2021, 9:10 PM 44,277 Views 33 Comments

Laura Magahy was appointed executive director in July 2018.

# health - Thursday 26 August, 2021

Opinion: Your pelvic floor might have suffered in pregnancy but you can get help
# Urinary Incontinence
# Urinary Incontinence

Opinion: Your pelvic floor might have suffered in pregnancy but you can get help

Updated Aug 26th 2021, 11:10 AM 25,721 Views 3 Comments

Chartered Physiotherapist Aoife Ni Eochaidh says pregnancy often causes incontinence but help is at hand.

# health - Monday 23 August, 2021

832 outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools since last August, HSE reports
# Back To School
# Back To School

832 outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools since last August, HSE reports

Aug 23rd 2021, 8:50 AM 16,602 Views 69 Comments

More than 46,000 Covid-19 cases have been recorded in children and teenagers up to July.

# health - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Government investment in DNA-collecting company Genuity Science loses value
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Government investment in DNA-collecting company Genuity Science loses value

Aug 18th 2021, 12:40 PM 15,656 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund had invested €66m in the private genetics company acquired in a deal announced yesterday.

# health - Thursday 29 July, 2021

People born between 1965 and 1985 should be tested for Hepatitis C, Hiqa recommends
# Hcv
# Hcv

People born between 1965 and 1985 should be tested for Hepatitis C, Hiqa recommends

Jul 29th 2021, 10:06 AM 132,943 Views 29 Comments

In Ireland, the prevalence of HCV infection is highest amongst those born during this period.

# health - Saturday 22 May, 2021

HSE making progress on restoring health systems, but disruption to continue next week
# Fraud
# Fraud

HSE making progress on restoring health systems, but disruption to continue next week

Updated May 22nd 2021, 6:25 PM 29,788 Views 32 Comments

Government ministers have met to review progress on Ireland’s response to the attack.

# health - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

'Vaccines alone cannot end this': TDs to hear how indoor ventilation is key to fighting spread of Covid-19
# Oireachtas Commitee
# Oireachtas Commitee

'Vaccines alone cannot end this': TDs to hear how indoor ventilation is key to fighting spread of Covid-19

May 19th 2021, 6:45 AM 28,590 Views 46 Comments

The Oireachtas Health Committee will discuss the issue today.

# health - Saturday 15 May, 2021

'Safe and steady' progress made as HSE attempts to regain control of IT system
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

'Safe and steady' progress made as HSE attempts to regain control of IT system

Updated May 15th 2021, 5:05 PM 98,205 Views 96 Comments
  • The Covid-19 vaccination programme continues as normal, but daily case numbers are not available
  • Thousands more appointments could be cancelled next week
  • A ransom has been sought but will not be paid

# health - Friday 14 May, 2021

HSE cyber attack: what services are affected and which ones are still working?
# HSE
# HSE

HSE cyber attack: what services are affected and which ones are still working?

May 14th 2021, 1:19 PM 21,615 Views 7 Comments

An IT shutdown has had an impact on wider operations today.

# health - Thursday 13 May, 2021

Poll: Should junk food ads be banned?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should junk food ads be banned?

May 13th 2021, 9:51 AM 30,995 Views 93 Comments

The UK is set to ban ads for junk food online and before 9pm on TV.

# health - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Opinion: Bowel screening is important, particularly for those over 60
# Screening
# Screening

Opinion: Bowel screening is important, particularly for those over 60

Apr 28th 2021, 9:00 PM 18,348 Views 12 Comments

Consultant Gastroenterologist Professor Pádraic Mac Mathuna is calling on those aged 60-69 to register for bowel screening.

# health - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Internal Department of Health review finds no evidence of 'secret dossiers' on children with autism
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

Internal Department of Health review finds no evidence of 'secret dossiers' on children with autism

Apr 21st 2021, 2:09 PM 9,020 Views 13 Comments

The department launched a fact-finding review following an RTÉ Prime Time broadcast this year.

# health - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

'I remember the first wave, ICU was suddenly full of 10 people with very low Vitamin D levels'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'I remember the first wave, ICU was suddenly full of 10 people with very low Vitamin D levels'

Apr 7th 2021, 12:52 PM 46,934 Views 75 Comments

An Oireachtas Committee is recommending that a campaign be launched to promote Vitamin D supplements.

# health - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Pandemic is driving 'unprecedented demand' for suicide prevention and mental health services
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Pandemic is driving 'unprecedented demand' for suicide prevention and mental health services

Apr 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 19,753 Views 30 Comments

Ella Arensman has been appointed Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health.

# health - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Wider-scale retrospective contact tracing begins today - here's how it'll work
# Source Investigation
# Source Investigation

Wider-scale retrospective contact tracing begins today - here's how it'll work

Mar 31st 2021, 12:54 PM 14,076 Views 13 Comments

For the 20% of cases categorised as community transmission, additional questions will be asked about their movements over the previous seven days.

'The lack of medical support is a travesty': Trans people facing five-year healthcare waiting list
# National Gender Service
# National Gender Service

'The lack of medical support is a travesty': Trans people facing five-year healthcare waiting list

Mar 31st 2021, 6:00 AM 31,811 Views 0 Comments

On Transgender Day of Visibility, Teni CEO Éirénne Carroll talks to The Journal about access to healthcare in Ireland and worrying developments in the US.

# health - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Moderna launches Covid-19 vaccine trials to assess safety in children
# Health
# Health

Moderna launches Covid-19 vaccine trials to assess safety in children

Mar 16th 2021, 2:37 PM 8,628 Views 38 Comments

In Ireland, Moderna has made up a small proportion of the number of vaccines administered.

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,236 Views 29 Comments

The flu vaccine was free for children in Ireland for the first time in 2020.

# health - Monday 15 March, 2021

Opinion: 'Brain injury means recovery has become my life, I face new challenges every day'
# Health
# Health

Opinion: 'Brain injury means recovery has become my life, I face new challenges every day'

Mar 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 26,755 Views 20 Comments

Dr Rosie Mangan’s life changed after an accident in 2019. She says the postcode lottery system for neurology rehabilitation services must change.

# health - Friday 5 March, 2021

'We can't keep sending trans people abroad for major surgery with no aftercare when they get home'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'We can't keep sending trans people abroad for major surgery with no aftercare when they get home'

Mar 5th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,042 Views 0 Comments

The Irish healthcare system is failing transgender people and forcing them to go abroad for treatment, Noah Halpin has said.

# health - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Government to consider plan to raise position of people with underlying conditions on vaccine priority list
# Health
# Health

Government to consider plan to raise position of people with underlying conditions on vaccine priority list

Feb 20th 2021, 6:22 PM 34,106 Views 69 Comments

Moving people with underlying conditions to a higher position on the vaccine priority list would be “fair and reasonable”, the Taoiseach has said.

# health - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Terminally ill persons with two-year prognosis will be eligible for a medical card
# End Of Life Care
# End Of Life Care

Terminally ill persons with two-year prognosis will be eligible for a medical card

Feb 9th 2021, 7:00 PM 22,343 Views 37 Comments

The scheme was approved by Cabinet today .

# health - Saturday 6 February, 2021

'Lives could be saved': Woman with MS says adopted people should have access to medical history
# Mother-and-baby Homes
# Mother-and-baby Homes

'Lives could be saved': Woman with MS says adopted people should have access to medical history

Feb 6th 2021, 10:30 AM 25,358 Views 4 Comments

“So many lives could be made better, saved, elongated, if doctors knew what they were testing for.”

# health - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Consultant oncologist: 'I've seen more advanced cancer cases presenting since Covid hit last year'
# World Cancer DAy
# World Cancer DAy

Consultant oncologist: 'I've seen more advanced cancer cases presenting since Covid hit last year'

Feb 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 34,209 Views 7 Comments

Dr Greg Korpanty of University Hospital Limerick on cancer treatment in Ireland during a pandemic.

# health - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Expert group reviewing if antigen tests can be used in schools and workplaces
# Rapid Tests
# Rapid Tests

Expert group reviewing if antigen tests can be used in schools and workplaces

Jan 28th 2021, 12:34 PM 16,954 Views 21 Comments

The health minister said from this week, significant volumes of antigen tests are being deployed across healthcare settings.

# health - Monday 25 January, 2021

Eye-care waiting lists continue to increase, with 23,700 waiting over a year
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Eye-care waiting lists continue to increase, with 23,700 waiting over a year

Jan 25th 2021, 1:22 PM 10,006 Views 7 Comments

Optometrists have offered to help the Government with the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

# health - Saturday 23 January, 2021

Opinion: 'All couples should have the right to become parents when faced with infertility'
# Funding Fertility
# Funding Fertility

Opinion: 'All couples should have the right to become parents when faced with infertility'

Jan 23rd 2021, 7:01 PM 24,916 Views 48 Comments

The Government needs to take action and implement the model of care for infertility, writes Emma Mc Dade.

# health - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Opinion: Covid-19 vaccine rollout may present future challenges for employers
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

Opinion: Covid-19 vaccine rollout may present future challenges for employers

Jan 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 83,589 Views 59 Comments

As vaccinations continue, employers need to consider the rights of employees when looking at the health of their teams and any return to the workplace writes Jason O’Sullivan.

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead
# Spring 2021
# Spring 2021

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead

Jan 14th 2021, 6:15 AM 18,197 Views 29 Comments

Affordable housing, scramblers, e-scooters and speedy trials – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.

# health - Monday 4 January, 2021

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 6,110 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 6,110 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Jan 4th 2021, 7:23 PM 185,741 Views 451 Comments

New figures were revealed by health officials this evening.

# health - Thursday 31 December, 2020

'It's a huge comfort our daughter saved someone else's life': 190 organ transplants carried out this year
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

'It's a huge comfort our daughter saved someone else's life': 190 organ transplants carried out this year

Dec 31st 2020, 3:24 PM 19,292 Views 8 Comments

Ninety donors were involved in the process – 62 people who had died and 28 living donors.

Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says

Dec 31st 2020, 2:28 PM 10,708 Views 36 Comments

The organisation said hospital overcrowding is “unacceptable at the best of times, but it is doubly so when dealing with a contagious virus”.

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