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#Healthcare

# 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 31,981 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 9,882 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 19,965 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 9,395 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 7,615 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 17,409 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 23,587 Views 54 Comments

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

# healthcare - Sunday 29 August, 2021

Ireland's ambulance crisis: 'There are units going from hundreds of kilometres away to get to Dublin'
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Ireland's ambulance crisis: 'There are units going from hundreds of kilometres away to get to Dublin'

Aug 29th 2021, 12:05 AM 44,273 Views 58 Comments
  • Large numbers of emergency calls in Dublin in recent days have put pressure on the ambulance service, writes Garreth MacNamee.
  • Paramedics are having to be diverted from other parts of the country under a system which has been widely criticised.

# healthcare - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

One in four Irish people say their mental health declined during pandemic, survey shows
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

One in four Irish people say their mental health declined during pandemic, survey shows

Aug 25th 2021, 11:49 AM 13,023 Views 28 Comments

The RCSI survey found that one in five said their general health declined during this time.

# healthcare - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

'Crisis' in nursing home sector as government slow to act on reforms, says Nursing Home Ireland
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'Crisis' in nursing home sector as government slow to act on reforms, says Nursing Home Ireland

Aug 18th 2021, 8:22 AM 10,918 Views 10 Comments

Nursing home providers are “frustrated” as they wait for progress on recommendations made by an expert panel last year.

# healthcare - Saturday 14 August, 2021

Opinion: Excluding partners from maternity care is no longer excusable - there is a better way
# Bettermaternitycare
# Bettermaternitycare

Opinion: Excluding partners from maternity care is no longer excusable - there is a better way

Aug 14th 2021, 7:15 AM 16,812 Views 42 Comments

Linda Kelly says a clear roadmap for maternity services that includes partners needs to be introduced.

# healthcare - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Over 550 people crossed the Irish Sea for an abortion in 2020
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Over 550 people crossed the Irish Sea for an abortion in 2020

Jun 10th 2021, 2:27 PM 12,633 Views 6 Comments

The number of Irish residents having an abortion in the UK has dropped signficantly since the repeal of the eighth amendment.

# healthcare - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption
# Covid19
# Covid19

High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption

May 18th 2021, 1:21 PM 14,240 Views 1 Comment

People who are symptomatic are being advised to go to any community testing centre.

# healthcare - Monday 17 May, 2021

'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack
# Impact
# Impact

'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack

May 17th 2021, 5:25 PM 36,082 Views 14 Comments
  • Delays in laboratories mean it is taking hours for patient blood work to come back.
  • Healthcare workers are asking patients who have to attend EDs to bring as much information with them as possible.

# healthcare - 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 21,868 Views 7 Comments

An IT shutdown has had an impact on wider operations today.

# healthcare - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

'We can't keep relying on other countries': HSE begins hiring experts to oversee service for trans youth
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

'We can't keep relying on other countries': HSE begins hiring experts to oversee service for trans youth

Apr 20th 2021, 8:00 PM 11,552 Views 0 Comments

Teni has welcomed the fact that a consultant psychiatrist and a paediatric endocrinologist are being hired.

# healthcare - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

'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 32,942 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.

# healthcare - Saturday 27 March, 2021

How two different, expensive healthcare systems on this island have managed to (occasionally) work well together
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

How two different, expensive healthcare systems on this island have managed to (occasionally) work well together

Mar 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 16,106 Views 4 Comments

An all-island milk bank, children’s heart care, and cancer treatments has brought benefits – but research is needed for further health collaborations.

# healthcare - 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 23,867 Views 0 Comments

The Irish healthcare system is failing transgender people and forcing them to go abroad for treatment, Noah Halpin has said.

# healthcare - Friday 26 February, 2021

Consultants call for urgent action as 860,000 sit on waiting lists for care
# HSE
# HSE

Consultants call for urgent action as 860,000 sit on waiting lists for care

Feb 26th 2021, 7:35 AM 12,093 Views 17 Comments

The IHCA said today that the HSE’s national service plan is welcome but “does not match the scale of the problem”.

# healthcare - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Covid-19 can survive on clothing for up to 72 hours, study shows
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Covid-19 can survive on clothing for up to 72 hours, study shows

Feb 24th 2021, 9:11 AM 78,209 Views 53 Comments

Researchers looked at how coronavirus behaves on three fabrics commonly used in the healthcare industry.

# healthcare - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Trans children being referred to healthcare service that 'doesn't exist yet'
# Crumlin
# Crumlin

Trans children being referred to healthcare service that 'doesn't exist yet'

Feb 11th 2021, 5:00 PM 35,943 Views 0 Comments

The Transgender Equality Network of Ireland said the situation is “very concerning” and will impact up to 100 people.

# healthcare - Friday 5 February, 2021

Opinion: 'People should not have to resort to re-mortgaging their homes for IVF treatment'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Opinion: 'People should not have to resort to re-mortgaging their homes for IVF treatment'

Feb 5th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,800 Views 14 Comments

Senators Catherine Ardagh and Fiona O’Loughlin are calling on the Government to make good on a promise fund IVF.

# healthcare - Thursday 14 January, 2021

HSE says 77,303 people - 1.58% of the population - have received first dose of vaccine so far in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE says 77,303 people - 1.58% of the population - have received first dose of vaccine so far in Ireland

Jan 14th 2021, 2:23 PM 39,938 Views 106 Comments

The HSE gave an update on the vaccination programme this afternoon.

# healthcare - Monday 4 January, 2021

GP: 'We're seeing lots of family groups and everybody is infected in the house'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

GP: 'We're seeing lots of family groups and everybody is infected in the house'

Jan 4th 2021, 4:13 PM 103,184 Views 29 Comments

Covid-19 testing criteria for close contacts changed last week.

# healthcare - Friday 1 January, 2021

Notes from a GP: '20% of Christmas Covid tests have been positive in our practice'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Notes from a GP: '20% of Christmas Covid tests have been positive in our practice'

Jan 1st 2021, 3:54 PM 48,007 Views 26 Comments

Our GP outlines the spike in Covid cases and says he agrees with NPHET’s decision not to automatically test close contacts of confirmed cases.

# healthcare - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Dr Mark Murphy: What impact is private health insurance having on our health services?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Dr Mark Murphy: What impact is private health insurance having on our health services?

Dec 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 22,528 Views 36 Comments

Dublin-based GP Mark Murphy looks at the impact private insurance has had on our the whole system and asks if it is a help or a hindrance.

# healthcare - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Student nurse: 'I never understood why nurses left Ireland, but now I plan to join them'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Student nurse: 'I never understood why nurses left Ireland, but now I plan to join them'

Dec 5th 2020, 7:30 AM 147,058 Views 166 Comments

Chloe Slevin shares her disgust at the recent decision by Government to vote down a motion to pay student nurses and midwives.

# healthcare - 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 13,713 Views 0 Comments

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

# healthcare - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Dr Mark Murphy: We need to rethink how we fund the health service
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Dr Mark Murphy: We need to rethink how we fund the health service

Dec 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 17,039 Views 17 Comments

Dublin-based GP Mark Murphy illustrates where the failings are in how we fund our healthcare system.

# healthcare - Saturday 14 November, 2020

'I'm at the bottom of the list': Non-EU doctors in Ireland still face barriers in accessing specialist training
# Consultants Shortage
# Consultants Shortage

'I'm at the bottom of the list': Non-EU doctors in Ireland still face barriers in accessing specialist training

Nov 14th 2020, 8:00 PM 38,468 Views 30 Comments

The Irish Medical Council said that it hoped recent changes in law would prompt more doctors to stay in Ireland to pursue specialist training here.

# healthcare - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Under-staffing issues in health service 'exacerbated by Covid-19 absences'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Under-staffing issues in health service 'exacerbated by Covid-19 absences'

Oct 21st 2020, 6:15 AM 13,193 Views 11 Comments

The INMO will appear at the Dáil’s health committee today.

# healthcare - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Cross-border co-operation on Covid-19 raises hopes for all-island healthcare system amid Brexit fears
# Health
# Health

Cross-border co-operation on Covid-19 raises hopes for all-island healthcare system amid Brexit fears

Oct 18th 2020, 12:10 AM 33,972 Views 24 Comments

For years, cross-border healthcare has been slowly and tentatively developing. Now Brexit poses a threat.

# healthcare - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Covid-19 infections among health workers are 'decreasing steadily', WHO says
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 infections among health workers are 'decreasing steadily', WHO says

Oct 13th 2020, 8:38 PM 17,101 Views 12 Comments

Healthcare workers have since the beginning of the pandemic been disproportionately affected by the crisis.

# healthcare - Thursday 24 September, 2020

'Exhausted' healthcare workers worry about long winter as Covid-19 hospital numbers rise
# Covid19
# Covid19

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

Sep 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 16,987 Views 37 Comments

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'
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

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

Jun 12th 2020, 12:28 PM 15,365 Views 56 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Jun 12th 2020, 11:14 AM 16,493 Views 23 Comments

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
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

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

May 30th 2020, 6:00 PM 55,199 Views 55 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 25th 2020, 7:30 AM 14,477 Views 23 Comments

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'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

May 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,986 Views 6 Comments

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