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# 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 29,771 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 28,549 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 98,137 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 21,515 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 30,958 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 18,259 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 8,991 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 46,848 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 19,681 Views 31 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 14,070 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 31,275 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 8,606 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 29,968 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 26,603 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 21,180 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 34,096 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 22,302 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 25,226 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 34,049 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 16,933 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 9,974 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 24,848 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 83,517 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 17,989 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 185,713 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 19,254 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 10,683 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”.

Transgender healthcare report recommends all patients receive psychological support in Ireland, not UK
# Steering Committee
# Steering Committee

Transgender healthcare report recommends all patients receive psychological support in Ireland, not UK

Dec 31st 2020, 12:36 PM 15,848 Views 0 Comments

The long-awaited report has been published by the HSE after a number of delays.

# health - Monday 28 December, 2020

Leo Varadkar: Case for months of 'sustainable' Covid-19 restrictions while vulnerable are vaccinated
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Leo Varadkar: Case for months of 'sustainable' Covid-19 restrictions while vulnerable are vaccinated

Dec 28th 2020, 9:00 AM 97,319 Views 157 Comments

Varadkar also indicated that Level 5 will last beyond 12 January.

# health - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Coronavirus: Record 1,296 new cases confirmed in Ireland, along with six deaths
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: Record 1,296 new cases confirmed in Ireland, along with six deaths

Dec 26th 2020, 3:57 PM 231,083 Views 307 Comments

Health officials confirmed the latest figures today.

# health - Friday 25 December, 2020

O'Gorman confirms research into long-term health impact of living in mother and baby homes
# Final Report
# Final Report

O'Gorman confirms research into long-term health impact of living in mother and baby homes

Dec 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,813 Views 7 Comments

The minister has said survivors will be at the centre of the government’s approach after criticism of how it has handled the situation to date.

# health - Sunday 13 December, 2020

Consultant spine surgeon: Movement is key to avoiding back pain in the remote working era
# Opinion
# Opinion

Consultant spine surgeon: Movement is key to avoiding back pain in the remote working era

Dec 13th 2020, 7:30 AM 61,359 Views 8 Comments

Derek Cawley says the change in our work habits and bad home office setups have contributed greatly to an increase in back pain.

# health - Friday 11 December, 2020

No cases of flu recorded by HSE so far this winter
# Influenza
# Influenza

No cases of flu recorded by HSE so far this winter

Dec 11th 2020, 10:07 AM 66,922 Views 76 Comments

Two deaths and 107 new cases of the illness were reported in the same week last year.

# health - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Doctor who falsified records to blame midwife for stillbirth charged with professional misconduct
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

Doctor who falsified records to blame midwife for stillbirth charged with professional misconduct

Dec 3rd 2020, 8:10 AM 44,595 Views 0 Comments

The doctor is suspended from practising in the Republic of Ireland.

# health - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Taoiseach says it's 'not satisfactory' that trans healthcare report hasn't been published
# Health
# Health

Taoiseach says it's 'not satisfactory' that trans healthcare report hasn't been published

Dec 2nd 2020, 2:14 PM 13,645 Views 0 Comments

The National Trans Healthcare Steering Committee has raised concerns about the status of the report.

# health - Monday 30 November, 2020

Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January
# IMO
# IMO

Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January

Updated Nov 30th 2020, 10:38 PM 40,249 Views 42 Comments

The IMO has expressed disappointment at “no meaningful engagement” from the Department of Health for five months.

# health - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

CervicalCheck support group tells government 'time is up' to discuss proposed tribunal
# 221 Plus Group
# 221 Plus Group

CervicalCheck support group tells government 'time is up' to discuss proposed tribunal

Nov 18th 2020, 10:47 PM 17,739 Views 22 Comments

The 221+ group wrote to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly today.

# health - Monday 16 November, 2020

Return of thousands of Irish people for Christmas could result in 'hundreds or thousands of cases' in January
# Covid19
# Covid19

Return of thousands of Irish people for Christmas could result in 'hundreds or thousands of cases' in January

Nov 16th 2020, 8:25 PM 51,983 Views 139 Comments

Deputy CMO Dr Ronan Glynn said he thinks the majority of people will decide “it’s simply not worth it”.

# health - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Opinion: I was shamed for being diagnosed with Covid
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: I was shamed for being diagnosed with Covid

Nov 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 96,021 Views 34 Comments

Amy Donohoe was diagnosed with Covid-19 last month and found that the experience brought with it an unwelcome sense of shame.

# health - Friday 30 October, 2020

How can we avoid burnout through this strange winter?
# Health
# Health

How can we avoid burnout through this strange winter?

Oct 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,871 Views 14 Comments

Tracy Ward explains how burnout affects us – and what to do if we’re feeling it.

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