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# healthcare - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

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

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

Updated Mar 10th 2020, 10:45 PM 41,305 Views 26 Comments

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
# Transitioning
# Transitioning

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

Feb 26th 2020, 6:10 AM 32,806 Views 0 Comments

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
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

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

Feb 24th 2020, 3:46 PM 15,292 Views 2 Comments

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
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

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

Updated Jan 5th 2020, 4:29 PM 27,052 Views 74 Comments

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
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

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

Dec 27th 2019, 3:59 PM 9,075 Views 19 Comments

“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
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

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

Updated Dec 18th 2019, 1:00 PM 19,259 Views 6 Comments

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
# Staff Shortages
# Staff Shortages

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

Nov 28th 2019, 9:18 PM 8,105 Views 13 Comments

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
# Cost Overruns
# Cost Overruns

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

Nov 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 15,183 Views 25 Comments

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
# Inpatient Experience
# Inpatient Experience

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

Nov 25th 2019, 11:49 AM 10,070 Views 10 Comments

“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'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

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

Nov 6th 2019, 5:58 PM 15,189 Views 23 Comments

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
# Hard Pill To Swallow
# Hard Pill To Swallow

Free contraception recommended for young women only, due to cost

Oct 29th 2019, 12:44 PM 19,756 Views 32 Comments

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
# Caged

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

Oct 16th 2019, 3:01 PM 10,709 Views 12 Comments

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
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

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

Oct 8th 2019, 3:54 PM 25,210 Views 15 Comments

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
# Arron O’Keeffe

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

Jul 30th 2019, 4:26 PM 12,480 Views 4 Comments

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?
# Home Help Hours
# Home Help Hours

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

Jul 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 16,153 Views 8 Comments

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
# Sláintecare
# Sláintecare

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

Jul 17th 2019, 3:34 PM 30,152 Views 61 Comments

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
# Industrial Dispute
# Industrial Dispute

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

Updated Jun 26th 2019, 5:30 PM 20,516 Views 46 Comments

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'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

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

Updated Jun 25th 2019, 6:30 PM 27,657 Views 50 Comments

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
# In Limbo
# In Limbo

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

May 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 31,460 Views 25 Comments

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
# Pressure
# Pressure

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

Apr 29th 2019, 8:33 AM 23,146 Views 25 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 25th 2019, 7:00 AM 25,858 Views 28 Comments

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
# Rotunda Hospital
# Rotunda Hospital

Ten out of 19 maternity units have abortion services in place

Apr 21st 2019, 12:10 AM 25,999 Views 71 Comments

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
# Challenging Times
# Challenging Times

UHL doctors write open letter outlining challenges they face treating patients

Apr 18th 2019, 9:33 PM 17,221 Views 20 Comments

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'
# Inequality
# Inequality

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

Apr 14th 2019, 7:47 PM 26,640 Views 74 Comments

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
# Reform
# Reform

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

Apr 6th 2019, 2:59 PM 22,395 Views 47 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 6th 2019, 10:03 AM 39,406 Views 108 Comments

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
# BACKLOG
# BACKLOG

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

Updated Apr 3rd 2019, 12:59 PM 21,264 Views 56 Comments

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
# Fingal County Council
# Fingal County Council

Paul Reid is the HSE's new director general

Apr 2nd 2019, 3:02 PM 20,028 Views 21 Comments

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

# healthcare - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Of 4,500 repeat smear tests that expired, 2,500 have been retested
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Of 4,500 repeat smear tests that expired, 2,500 have been retested

Mar 27th 2019, 5:46 PM 6,205 Views 11 Comments

Around half of the women who were offered the option of a retest have taken it up.

# healthcare - Monday 18 March, 2019

Clare TD Michael Harty: 'I took a different view from my rural colleagues on the drink driving laws'
# Independent TD
# Independent TD

Clare TD Michael Harty: 'I took a different view from my rural colleagues on the drink driving laws'

Mar 18th 2019, 8:00 AM 23,920 Views 12 Comments

“The day of just two will do is no longer acceptable,” Dr Michael Harty, chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, told TheJournal.ie.

# healthcare - Saturday 9 March, 2019

'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals
# Dignity
# Dignity

'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals

Mar 9th 2019, 11:00 AM 10,286 Views 5 Comments

It comes as new stats show over 2,000 cases where a homeless person has been discharged from hospital in the past seven years.

# healthcare - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Terminally-ill midwife Philomena Canning says she's 'vindicated' after settling case with HSE
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Terminally-ill midwife Philomena Canning says she's 'vindicated' after settling case with HSE

Mar 2nd 2019, 5:40 PM 24,457 Views 7 Comments

Canning says she’s both relieved and saddened to have settled the case.

# healthcare - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Bitter medicine: NHS 'harmed' in all Brexit scenarios, but no-deal will hit hardest
# Critical
# Critical

Bitter medicine: NHS 'harmed' in all Brexit scenarios, but no-deal will hit hardest

Feb 26th 2019, 6:10 AM 8,755 Views 7 Comments

In the run up to the 2016 Brexit vote, ‘Leave’ campaigners promised it would deliver millions for the NHS.

# healthcare - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Health committee chair to vote against Simon Harris in no-confidence motion
# Dr Michael Harty
# Dr Michael Harty

Health committee chair to vote against Simon Harris in no-confidence motion

Feb 19th 2019, 9:42 AM 12,751 Views 27 Comments

“He’s given impression that this is a priority for him,” the Independent Clare TD said.

# healthcare - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Opinion: Is public healthcare in Ireland failing because we've chosen the path to failure?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Is public healthcare in Ireland failing because we've chosen the path to failure?

Feb 16th 2019, 7:30 PM 47,485 Views 124 Comments

‘As we cry in frustration over the recurring ineptitude of the state to deliver decent public healthcare service for citizens’ Maebh Ní Fhallúin examines how we got here.

# healthcare - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'
# Industrial Unrest
# Industrial Unrest

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'

Feb 7th 2019, 10:23 AM 15,387 Views 77 Comments

Three more strikes are due to take place next Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.

# healthcare - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Can Northern Irish women access abortion services here for free? The government is finding out
# Attorney General
# Attorney General

Can Northern Irish women access abortion services here for free? The government is finding out

Feb 6th 2019, 7:17 AM 14,598 Views 85 Comments

Women in Northern Ireland can access abortion services here, but it will cost them €450, the Dáil was told yesterday.

# healthcare - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Three-quarters of Irish people support nurses as 24-hour strike kicks off around the country
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Three-quarters of Irish people support nurses as 24-hour strike kicks off around the country

Jan 30th 2019, 6:15 AM 16,883 Views 99 Comments

The nurses have gone on strike over what they call a recruitment and retention issue in the healthcare sector.

# healthcare - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

'It's so badly needed': Harris defends development of children's hospital despite rising costs
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

'It's so badly needed': Harris defends development of children's hospital despite rising costs

Updated Jan 29th 2019, 4:27 PM 12,021 Views 63 Comments

Minister for Health Simon Harris appeared before the Health Committee this afternoon.

# healthcare - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Psychiatric nurses to strike in February over 'recruitment and retention crisis'
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Psychiatric nurses to strike in February over 'recruitment and retention crisis'

Jan 10th 2019, 4:45 PM 10,168 Views 45 Comments

They join members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation who are also due to go on strike.