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#Healthcare

# healthcare - Thursday 24 September, 2020

'Exhausted' healthcare workers worry about long winter as Covid-19 hospital numbers rise

Doctors treating patients with the disease have said the severity of the illness for those admitted to hospital has not changed.

# healthcare - Friday 12 June, 2020

Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'

A new paper calls on policymakers to ‘transform’ precarious and low-paid jobs.

88% of healthcare workers with Covid-19 got the virus at work

The INMO wants Covid-19 to be classed as a personal injury under health and safety legislation.

# healthcare - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Five weeks in lockdown in hospital is tough - and the food makes it worse

A patient with cystic fibrosis, for whom nutrition is key to health, shares her hospital food experience.

# healthcare - Monday 25 May, 2020

Using all of our health service facilities has helped against Covid-19. Any change to that should be handled carefully

Dr Ciarán Ó Riain says the current system is necessary if we are to maintain healthcare for all and protect patients in any future infection waves.

# healthcare - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Dr Gabrielle Colleran: 'We cannot tolerate elderly patients lying on trolleys when Covid-19 is still a threat'

Dr Gabrielle Colleran of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association says healthcare will have to take on a very different shape in the coming months.

# healthcare - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

'Longer work days' and 'virtual clinics' among HSE suggestions for healthcare workers with children

The HSE has acknowledged that the government childcare scheme “does not address the majority of situations”.

# healthcare - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

There will be delays in coronavirus tests and results in coming weeks, Taoiseach says

Leo Varadkar said he understands the anxiety and worry of people waiting for tests and results.

# healthcare - Thursday 26 March, 2020

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# healthcare - Monday 23 March, 2020

From The42 O'Neills sportswear to start manufacturing scrubs for healthcare staff Covid-19

O'Neills sportswear to start manufacturing scrubs for healthcare staff

The company made the announcement this afternoon.

# healthcare - Friday 13 March, 2020

Finance minister says 'work is underway' to address childcare challenge faced by healthcare workers

Paschal Donohue said work is underway in relation to the issue following representations from workers unions in the last 24 hours.

# healthcare - Thursday 12 March, 2020

# healthcare - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

UK MP diagnosed with coronavirus as British GPs warn routine health checks could be halted

Nadine Dorries said that as soon as she was informed she took all the advised precautions and has been self-isolating at home.

# healthcare - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

'The most important thing is to talk about it': Trans couple open up in intimate new documentary

Victoria and Max are a trans couple who are hoping that speaking about their experiences will help others in a similar position.

# healthcare - Monday 24 February, 2020

'I thought I was crazy': Patients with rare diseases urge next government to deliver on supports

Around 6% of the population in Ireland is living with a rare disease such as PKU and cystic fibrosis.

# healthcare - Sunday 5 January, 2020

'Not realistic': Free GP care for under 13s questioned by medical group

Six and seven-year-olds would receive free care from this year under proposed legislation.

# healthcare - Friday 27 December, 2019

There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter

“200 more people a day tend an Emergency Department now than when I became Minister for Health,” Harris claimed today.

# healthcare - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

‘Remarkable coincidence’ that two campaigners' smear results were mixed up, hearing told

Professor Kitchener said the findings of the RCog report “were striking” with “significant implications”, but “not unexpected”.

# healthcare - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Staff shortages restricting opening hours at children’s urgent care centre at Connolly Hospital

Opening hours at the centre in Dublin are currently 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

# healthcare - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear

The fact some measures of the project remain uncosted is ‘laughable’ says Labour’s Alan Kelly.

# healthcare - Monday 25 November, 2019

Waiting for a ward and not informed: The problems patients faced in Irish hospitals

“I acknowledge where we are, I acknowledge we’ve a lot to do,” the new HSE CEO Paul Reid said.

# healthcare - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

'Devastating': Trans people on wrong waiting list for years after referrals were 'misplaced'

Over 100 people were affected by the HSE’s error.

# healthcare - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Free contraception recommended for young women only, due to cost

Making contraception free for everyone could be “an ineffective use of scarce resources”, a report has found.

# healthcare - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil Caged This post contains videos

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil

Several carers spoke today about the huge amount of work they do looking after loved ones.

# healthcare - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased

The total budget for the sector has been increased to €17.4 billion.

# healthcare - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

13-year-old boy with cerebral palsy awarded €15 million over injuries at birth

Arron O’Keeffe’s family said that this wasn’t “a lottery win” for him, and that the money will go towards caring for their son.

# healthcare - Monday 22 July, 2019

Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?

A total of 6,819 people are waiting for funding for home help hours, but the HSE continues to deny any cuts to the service.

# healthcare - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Harris says HSE can't continue in its current form and announces return of six regional healthcare areas

Harris described today’s announcement as the biggest restructuring of the HSE in 15 years .

# healthcare - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Support staff strike: HSE says situation at hospitals 'challenging' as further talks planned

The issue centres on a dispute over pay increases.

# healthcare - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Taoiseach says offer to phase in pay increase for striking health workers was made 'out of good will'

A strike by around 10,000 healthcare support workers is taking place tomorrow.

# healthcare - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

'Lives on hold': Recruitment freeze in HSE preventing workers from starting their new jobs

One healthcare worker said that she may have “nowhere to live” by the end of the month because she can’t yet take up her new job.

# healthcare - Monday 29 April, 2019

'Grave concerns' as president and council of national GP group resign

There had been “serious issues of internal governance” at the National Association of General Practitioners, a statement said.

# healthcare - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Opinion: 'There are consequences to paying for all the most expensive new drugs'

We need to radically improve waiting times for treatment rather than focus on buying all the most expensive drugs, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.

# healthcare - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Ten out of 19 maternity units have abortion services in place

The HSE has said that “service demand remains within the predicted limits” in relation to abortion services.

# healthcare - Thursday 18 April, 2019

UHL doctors write open letter outlining challenges they face treating patients

The letter was signed off by five doctors and addressed to ‘the people of the Mid West’.

# healthcare - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Private cancer patients getting access to drugs that public patients can't get is 'incredibly unfair'

The Irish Cancer Society said that lifesaving medicines should be available to everyone who could benefit from them, not just people with private health insurance.

# healthcare - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Free GP care for under 12s as government agrees new contract with doctors

The government is increasing funding for GPs in exchange for reforms and changes to the services they provide.

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Poll: Do you agree with free GP care for under-12s?

Free GP care is already in place for children under 6.

# healthcare - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Former CervicalCheck boss says Harris was warned that offering extra smear tests could cause delays

Micheál Martin said the decision was made by the government to “save their own skin and cover their own tracks”.

# healthcare - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Paul Reid is the HSE's new director general

Varadkar said that Reid “developed a strong reputation as a dynamic and ambitious leader, who was always up for a challenge”.

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