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#Healthcare

# healthcare - Saturday 17 September, 2022

Budget 2023 must address 'chronic' overcrowding in Irish hospitals, says INMO
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Budget 2023 must address 'chronic' overcrowding in Irish hospitals, says INMO

Sep 17th 2022, 1:07 PM 9,350 Views 19 Comments

It called for a ‘laser focus’ on recruitment of nurses and midwives.

# healthcare - Wednesday 14 September, 2022

Free contraception scheme for women aged 17 to 25 begins today
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Free contraception scheme for women aged 17 to 25 begins today

Updated Sep 14th 2022, 12:51 PM 20,378 Views 52 Comments

The National Women’s Council has welcomed the move but said it’s ‘crucial’ that the age bracket is widened.

# healthcare - Tuesday 13 September, 2022

€100,000 to be given to families of healthcare staff who died due to Covid-19 through work
# RIP
# RIP

€100,000 to be given to families of healthcare staff who died due to Covid-19 through work

Sep 13th 2022, 7:04 PM 21,695 Views 29 Comments

The Minister for Health said the scheme “offers some support from the state to provide for the family’s needs”.

# healthcare - Monday 22 August, 2022

Nurses and midwives' union to ballot members on industrial action
# INMO
# INMO

Nurses and midwives' union to ballot members on industrial action

Aug 22nd 2022, 4:26 PM 9,353 Views 11 Comments

INMO has pointed to persistent inflation and the rising cost of living as sources of strain for members.

# healthcare - Monday 8 August, 2022

Doctors 'struggling to get paid' due to payroll issues in hospital changeover, IMO says
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Doctors 'struggling to get paid' due to payroll issues in hospital changeover, IMO says

Aug 8th 2022, 10:13 AM 17,727 Views 28 Comments

Non-consultant hospital doctors regularly move hospitals and must join a new payroll system each time.

# healthcare - Saturday 30 July, 2022

Opinion: E-cigarettes are not part of the solution to a tobacco free Ireland
# Vaping
# Vaping

Opinion: E-cigarettes are not part of the solution to a tobacco free Ireland

Jul 30th 2022, 9:00 AM 15,624 Views 71 Comments

Professor Des Cox says it’s tempting to see e-cigarettes as a solution to smoking but he says that’s just not the case.

# healthcare - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

Stephen Donnelly: The intimidation of women seeking abortion services will soon be illegal
# Opinion
# Opinion

Stephen Donnelly: The intimidation of women seeking abortion services will soon be illegal

Jul 27th 2022, 5:50 PM 17,010 Views 47 Comments

The health minister outlines new legislation agreed by Cabinet today for safe access zones outside abortion providers.

# healthcare - Thursday 21 July, 2022

GP: Why are we waging a war on e-cigarettes when they help smokers quit?
# Vaping
# Vaping

GP: Why are we waging a war on e-cigarettes when they help smokers quit?

Jul 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 25,540 Views 96 Comments

Dr Garrett McGovern argues that banning e-cigarette flavours will increase smoking harm and death and will not protect young people.

# healthcare - Thursday 14 July, 2022

Official abortion figures for 2021 ‘substantially lower’ than number of terminations carried out
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Official abortion figures for 2021 ‘substantially lower’ than number of terminations carried out

Jul 14th 2022, 8:24 AM 13,222 Views 18 Comments

GPs and medics have been asked to review their records.

# healthcare - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

TD ‘beyond embarrassed’ by lack of action on services for autistic children
# Autism
# Autism

TD ‘beyond embarrassed’ by lack of action on services for autistic children

Jul 12th 2022, 1:25 PM 18,907 Views 19 Comments

The Oireachtas Committee on Autism met this morning to discuss autism policy.

# healthcare - Thursday 30 June, 2022

With cases on the rise, what is the current advice if you catch Covid-19?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

With cases on the rise, what is the current advice if you catch Covid-19?

Jun 30th 2022, 6:10 AM 78,143 Views 20 Comments

Cases have been increasing in recent weeks due to the spread of subvariants of the Omicron strain.

# healthcare - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

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

Cabinet green lights free contraception plan for young women

Jun 28th 2022, 3:45 PM 12,940 Views 12 Comments

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

Jun 28th 2022, 3:43 PM 17,285 Views 12 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 10,119 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 3,522 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 10,411 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 11,168 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 35,774 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 14,070 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 32,347 Views 44 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 11,339 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 3,701 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 4,889 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 19,150 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 26,323 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 19,844 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 18,148 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 9,140 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 8,678 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 37,392 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 15,960 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 45,110 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 14,966 Views 78 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 17,368 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 33,999 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 22,580 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 16,551 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 11,678 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 26,732 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 16,879 Views 8 Comments

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

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