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Cabinet green lights free contraception plan for young women
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Cabinet green lights free contraception plan for young women

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Legislation enabling a free contraception scheme for women aged 17-25 is to be published in the coming days.

'I have brain fog, fatigue, migraines': Nurses with Long Covid decry plan to end special leave
# Long Covid
# Long Covid

'I have brain fog, fatigue, migraines': Nurses with Long Covid decry plan to end special leave

3 minutes ago 179 Views 0 Comments

Healthcare workers have been receiving letters from their employer informing them that their special leave with pay will cease on 1 July.

# healthcare - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Number of paramedics should 'at least' double to reduce burnout among staff
# Ambulance Service
# Ambulance Service

Number of paramedics should 'at least' double to reduce burnout among staff

Jun 21st 2022, 12:05 AM 9,942 Views 22 Comments
  • Representatives say staff numbers should at least double to tackle the current issues facing ambulance workers.
  • Dozens have left the sector in recent times for a number of reasons, including burnout.

# healthcare - Monday 20 June, 2022

The Good Information Podcast: Healthcare - are we moving further away from the solution?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

The Good Information Podcast: Healthcare - are we moving further away from the solution?

Jun 20th 2022, 9:53 AM 3,472 Views 2 Comments

A majority of Irish people are pessimistic about the healthcare service, so what needs to change?

# healthcare - Monday 13 June, 2022

Emergency department in Navan to be replaced with 'medical assessment unit'
# Hospital
# Hospital

Emergency department in Navan to be replaced with 'medical assessment unit'

Jun 13th 2022, 3:30 PM 10,337 Views 14 Comments

Medical emergencies such as heart attacks and strokes will no longer be treated at the hospital.

# healthcare - Sunday 5 June, 2022

More work to be done: The complexities, wins and major problems of the Irish healthcare system
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

More work to be done: The complexities, wins and major problems of the Irish healthcare system

Jun 5th 2022, 6:00 PM 11,059 Views 17 Comments

The Good Information Project turned its focus to Ireland’s healthcare system over the past month.

Menopause in Ireland: "One of the things people say after treatment is, ‘Oh my God, I got myself back”
# The Change
# The Change

Menopause in Ireland: "One of the things people say after treatment is, ‘Oh my God, I got myself back”

Jun 5th 2022, 7:30 AM 35,523 Views 19 Comments

After decades in the shadows, the menopause is finally starting to get the attention it merits.

# healthcare - Saturday 4 June, 2022

Is Stephen Donnelly's €350m plan to tackle waiting lists this year actually working?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Is Stephen Donnelly's €350m plan to tackle waiting lists this year actually working?

Jun 4th 2022, 6:30 AM 13,892 Views 28 Comments

“The whole point of waiting lists is that you can’t fix them in a year.”

# healthcare - Friday 3 June, 2022

The good, the bad and the alright: Ireland's healthcare system compared to the rest of the EU
# Comparison
# Comparison

The good, the bad and the alright: Ireland's healthcare system compared to the rest of the EU

Jun 3rd 2022, 9:00 PM 31,734 Views 43 Comments

Our interactive graphs showing where Ireland ranks compared to other EU countries.

'At this stage, it is a crisis': Children still left waiting for public disability services
# Delayed Delivery
# Delayed Delivery

'At this stage, it is a crisis': Children still left waiting for public disability services

Jun 3rd 2022, 12:05 AM 10,669 Views 10 Comments
  • Staff vacancies in Child Disability Network Teams as high as 88% in one locality, reports Orla Dwyer.
  • "Everything is a fight," say parents who report poor communication from teams.
  • Therapist vacancies are highest, leaving children without services.

# healthcare - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Watch our LIVE event: How to build gender and sex equity in healthcare
# TGIP Live
# TGIP Live

Watch our LIVE event: How to build gender and sex equity in healthcare

May 31st 2022, 9:55 AM 3,494 Views 0 Comments

Peggy Maguire, Director of the European Institute of Women’s Health, on a quarter century of fighting for more data, more presence and more voice for women in health.

# healthcare - Friday 27 May, 2022

WATCH: Open Newsroom - The power of patient advocacy in healthcare
# Patient Power
# Patient Power

WATCH: Open Newsroom - The power of patient advocacy in healthcare

May 27th 2022, 7:00 PM 4,859 Views 1 Comment

Watch our Open Newsroom session on how the patient advocacy movement could revolutionise health services – if they are listened to.

'I’ve never seen morale so broken': What one change do healthcare workers want to improve the system?
# Health In Ireland
# Health In Ireland

'I’ve never seen morale so broken': What one change do healthcare workers want to improve the system?

May 27th 2022, 12:05 AM 19,025 Views 25 Comments
  • The Irish healthcare system is frequently hit with criticism and suggestions for how it can be improved.
  • Progress on the overhaul of the system is continuing but has been slow.
  • We asked workers and those familiar with the sector what one change they would like to see put into place.

# healthcare - Thursday 26 May, 2022

Inflation and Ukraine fallout pose fresh hurdles for children's hospital as structure takes shape
# Inside Look
# Inside Look

Inflation and Ukraine fallout pose fresh hurdles for children's hospital as structure takes shape

May 26th 2022, 12:05 AM 26,137 Views 18 Comments
  • Surging inflation and global supply chain issues are creating challenges for the new National Children's Hospital, Lauren Boland reports.
  • The Journal visited the site in Dublin 8, where construction is well underway.
  • New features in the hospital include robots to transport materials and a tablet at each bed.

# healthcare - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

'The belief that being a doctor is a vocation and all else must be sacrificed… that mentality is waning'
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

'The belief that being a doctor is a vocation and all else must be sacrificed… that mentality is waning'

May 24th 2022, 8:00 PM 19,710 Views 11 Comments

Non-consultant hospital doctors are currently balloting on whether to take industrial action over their working conditions.

# healthcare - Saturday 21 May, 2022

FactCheck: Is 10% of Ireland's healthcare budget spent on diabetes?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

FactCheck: Is 10% of Ireland's healthcare budget spent on diabetes?

May 21st 2022, 8:00 AM 17,973 Views 0 Comments

The claim has been made by government ministers and the HSE itself.

# healthcare - Thursday 19 May, 2022

UK Government moves to ensure full delivery of abortion services in Northern Ireland
# Abortion
# Abortion

UK Government moves to ensure full delivery of abortion services in Northern Ireland

May 19th 2022, 7:44 PM 9,116 Views 39 Comments

Abortion services have yet to centrally commissioned in Northern Ireland due to a political impasse.

# healthcare - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

'We needed more beds, we still need more beds': Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'We needed more beds, we still need more beds': Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?

May 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 8,633 Views 11 Comments

With Ireland now in a different phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, will lessons be learned from the crisis gone by?

# healthcare - Monday 16 May, 2022

Why we emigrated: Irish healthcare professionals on what pushed them to leave
# Out Of Here
# Out Of Here

Why we emigrated: Irish healthcare professionals on what pushed them to leave

May 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 36,671 Views 25 Comments
  • The problem is not unique to Ireland but there are a lot of push factors in the Irish healthcare system, according to staff
  • The situation is radically different in other countries, say nurses, doctors and physios who have left Ireland
  • " I was in a theatre all day with one surgeon and I worked every day with him for a year and he didn’t know my name."

# healthcare - Sunday 15 May, 2022

More than half of people in Ireland think that healthcare is getting worse
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

More than half of people in Ireland think that healthcare is getting worse

May 15th 2022, 12:05 AM 15,913 Views 36 Comments
  • People on lower incomes and without health insurance were most likely to say that Ireland's healthcare system is worsening
  • People earning over €80,000 were most likely to say that the system has stayed the same
  • However, responses were split when it came to people's individual experiences of the system, reports Jack White

# healthcare - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Poll: Do you have private health insurance?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Do you have private health insurance?

May 11th 2022, 10:00 AM 45,034 Views 45 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project is looking at healthcare in Ireland and we want to hear from you.

# healthcare - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Open Thread:  What one change would you like to see in the Irish healthcare system?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Open Thread: What one change would you like to see in the Irish healthcare system?

May 10th 2022, 8:00 PM 14,929 Views 79 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project is looking at healthcare in Ireland and we want to hear from you.

# healthcare - Sunday 8 May, 2022

Can Ireland's health system be fixed, or is it beyond repair?
# Health In Ireland
# Health In Ireland

Can Ireland's health system be fixed, or is it beyond repair?

May 8th 2022, 8:30 AM 16,993 Views 33 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project will take a look at healthcare in Ireland.

# healthcare - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

'All lawfully permitted procedures', including abortion, to be allowed in new NMH, minister says
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'All lawfully permitted procedures', including abortion, to be allowed in new NMH, minister says

Updated May 3rd 2022, 9:47 PM 33,890 Views 41 Comments

The health minister and several medical professionals held a press conference this evening about the legal framework governing the new hospital.

‘Draft opinion’ on US abortion rights authentic document but not a final decision - chief justice
# Roe V Wade
# Roe V Wade

‘Draft opinion’ on US abortion rights authentic document but not a final decision - chief justice

Updated May 3rd 2022, 5:57 PM 22,532 Views 112 Comments

The draft opinion would allow individual states to more heavily regulate or outright ban abortion.

# healthcare - Thursday 28 April, 2022

Sisters of Charity transfer share of hospital group to charity, lifting obstacle to NMH plans
# Vincents Hospital Group
# Vincents Hospital Group

Sisters of Charity transfer share of hospital group to charity, lifting obstacle to NMH plans

Apr 28th 2022, 5:57 PM 16,478 Views 40 Comments

The development is part of years of debate about the ownership of the site of the new National Maternity Hospital.

# healthcare - Saturday 23 April, 2022

Timeframe still not decided for inquiry into epilepsy drug that can cause birth defects
# Valproate
# Valproate

Timeframe still not decided for inquiry into epilepsy drug that can cause birth defects

Apr 23rd 2022, 10:00 AM 11,640 Views 2 Comments

The medicine was prescribed without warnings to patients for years after regulators knew about its risks.

# healthcare - Thursday 21 April, 2022

'Bonkers' overtime worked by junior doctors causing burnout and risks for patients
# Overworked
# Overworked

'Bonkers' overtime worked by junior doctors causing burnout and risks for patients

Apr 21st 2022, 12:05 AM 26,313 Views 60 Comments
  • Excessive overtime worked by junior doctors is causing burnout and unsafe working conditions, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Junior doctors are regularly working hours far beyond what should be acceptable in Irish hospitals, doctors say.
  • The HSE recorded 2.8 million hours of overtime for junior doctors last year.

# healthcare - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

Govt won't oppose hospital parking bill, but department 'working on plans' to cap daily charge
# Hospital Parking
# Hospital Parking

Govt won't oppose hospital parking bill, but department 'working on plans' to cap daily charge

Feb 16th 2022, 6:30 AM 16,835 Views 8 Comments

The private members’ bill is being brought forward by the Aontú party.

# healthcare - Friday 4 February, 2022

No HSE climate plan currently in place, but focus first on reducing emissions from buildings
# Cutting Emissions
# Cutting Emissions

No HSE climate plan currently in place, but focus first on reducing emissions from buildings

Feb 4th 2022, 6:30 AM 8,067 Views 19 Comments

A plan to decarbonise HSE buildings will be published in March with a wider climate action plan to follow.

# healthcare - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Excess deaths of 360 a year due to A&E delays in Ireland may be 'significant underestimate'
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Excess deaths of 360 a year due to A&E delays in Ireland may be 'significant underestimate'

Feb 2nd 2022, 12:03 AM 13,653 Views 16 Comments
  • A new study has suggested that one extra death may be caused for every 82 people waiting more than five hours.
  • The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine has said that five hour waits are "normal" within Irish hospitals.
  • Investment in beds is what's needed according to doctors, writes Rónán Duffy.

# healthcare - Monday 31 January, 2022

Consultants association warns of long waiting lists for bowel disease treatment
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Consultants association warns of long waiting lists for bowel disease treatment

Jan 31st 2022, 1:16 PM 14,598 Views 11 Comments

The IHCA is calling for the government to address a shortage of consultants.

44% increase in the number of Irish doctors emigrating to Australia since 2018
# Emigration
# Emigration

44% increase in the number of Irish doctors emigrating to Australia since 2018

Jan 31st 2022, 12:05 AM 37,625 Views 62 Comments
  • Young doctors are leaving Ireland for Australia for a better work-life balance, better training opportunities, and a better working environment.
  • There were 391 visa applications granted to Irish doctors last year - an increase of 59 visas, despite pandemic travel restrictions in place.
  • Australia's retention policies for healthcare workers has been praised as something Ireland can learn from.

# healthcare - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Three years into new abortion laws, Stephen Donnelly says 'ease of access' has not been achieved
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Three years into new abortion laws, Stephen Donnelly says 'ease of access' has not been achieved

Updated Dec 8th 2021, 4:30 PM 31,905 Views 91 Comments
  • An independent chair to lead a review into abortion laws has not yet been named.
  • The terms of reference for the review have been criticised for being too narrow.
  • The minister said today there has been a "significant reduction" in people travelling to the UK for terminations.

# healthcare - Monday 1 November, 2021

Are you a healthcare worker worried about hospitals this winter? We want to hear your story
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Are you a healthcare worker worried about hospitals this winter? We want to hear your story

Nov 1st 2021, 4:13 PM 9,868 Views 0 Comments

We want to get a sense of the difficulties staff are facing as hospitals fill up. Tell us your story.

# healthcare - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Taoiseach: 'It's not good enough' that children with scoliosis like Adam Terry must wait for surgery
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Taoiseach: 'It's not good enough' that children with scoliosis like Adam Terry must wait for surgery

Oct 13th 2021, 1:21 PM 19,959 Views 36 Comments

Labour leader Alan Kelly said that most people would forgo “modest tax changes” to ensure children could receive treatment.

# healthcare - Sunday 3 October, 2021

Government still committed to Slaintecare, says Cabinet minister
# Health Service
# Health Service

Government still committed to Slaintecare, says Cabinet minister

Oct 3rd 2021, 5:23 PM 9,387 Views 15 Comments

The healthcare initiative has suffered several resignations in recent weeks.

# healthcare - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Sláintecare Council to meet Donnelly for first time since resignations
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Sláintecare Council to meet Donnelly for first time since resignations

Sep 16th 2021, 7:52 PM 7,612 Views 5 Comments

The council is discussing the state of the project with the Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.

# healthcare - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Opposition TDs call on Health Minister to explain Sláintecare resignations
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Opposition TDs call on Health Minister to explain Sláintecare resignations

Sep 9th 2021, 12:21 PM 17,399 Views 27 Comments

Laura Magahy and Dr Tom Keane have stepped down from their roles.

# healthcare - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

'Huge disappointment' about new draft maternity restriction guidance, advocates say
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

'Huge disappointment' about new draft maternity restriction guidance, advocates say

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 6:12 PM 23,574 Views 54 Comments

Campaigners have criticised differing guidance for private rooms and those with multiple beds.

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