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# Healthcare
Opposition TDs call on Health Minister to explain Sláintecare resignations
Laura Magahy and Dr Tom Keane have stepped down from their roles.
# Maternity Care
'Huge disappointment' about new draft maternity restriction guidance, advocates say
Campaigners have criticised differing guidance for private rooms and those with multiple beds.
# Under Pressure
Ireland's ambulance crisis: 'There are units going from hundreds of kilometres away to get to Dublin'
One paramedic detailed how the Dublin callouts had left large swathes of the country without adequate paramedic cover.
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
One in four Irish people say their mental health declined during pandemic, survey shows
The RCSI survey found that one in five said their general health declined during this time.
# Healthcare
'Crisis' in nursing home sector as government slow to act on reforms, says Nursing Home Ireland
Nursing home providers are “frustrated” as they wait for progress on recommendations made by an expert panel last year.
Opinion: Excluding partners from maternity care is no longer excusable - there is a better way
Linda Kelly says a clear roadmap for maternity services that includes partners needs to be introduced.
# Healthcare
Over 550 people crossed the Irish Sea for an abortion in 2020
The number of Irish residents having an abortion in the UK has dropped signficantly since the repeal of the eighth amendment.
# covid19
High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption
People who are symptomatic are being advised to go to any community testing centre.
# Impact
'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack
The shutdown of the system has impacted on scans, laboratory work and access to patient files.
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.
Risk patients' medical data affected by HSE ransomware attack 'will be abused', government warns
HSE won't comment on ransom figure, as other departments take precautions after cyber attack
HSE cyber attack: what services are affected and which ones are still working?
An IT shutdown has had an impact on wider operations today.
# Waiting Lists
'We can't keep relying on other countries': HSE begins hiring experts to oversee service for trans youth
Teni has welcomed the fact that a consultant psychiatrist and a paediatric endocrinologist are being hired.
# National Gender Service
'The lack of medical support is a travesty': Trans people facing five-year healthcare waiting list
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.
# the good information project
How two different, expensive healthcare systems on this island have managed to (occasionally) work well together
An all-island milk bank, children’s heart care, and cancer treatments has brought benefits – but research is needed for further health collaborations.
# Healthcare
'We can't keep sending trans people abroad for major surgery with no aftercare when they get home'
The Irish healthcare system is failing transgender people and forcing them to go abroad for treatment, Noah Halpin has said.
Consultants call for urgent action as 860,000 sit on waiting lists for care
The IHCA said today that the HSE’s national service plan is welcome but “does not match the scale of the problem”.
# Healthcare
Covid-19 can survive on clothing for up to 72 hours, study shows
Researchers looked at how coronavirus behaves on three fabrics commonly used in the healthcare industry.
# Crumlin
Trans children being referred to healthcare service that 'doesn't exist yet'
The Transgender Equality Network of Ireland said the situation is “very concerning” and will impact up to 100 people.
Opinion: 'People should not have to resort to re-mortgaging their homes for IVF treatment'
Senators Catherine Ardagh and Fiona O’Loughlin are calling on the Government to make good on a promise fund IVF.
# covid19
HSE says 77,303 people - 1.58% of the population - have received first dose of vaccine so far in Ireland
The HSE gave an update on the vaccination programme this afternoon.
# Coronavirus
GP: 'We're seeing lots of family groups and everybody is infected in the house'
Covid-19 testing criteria for close contacts changed last week.
Notes from a GP: '20% of Christmas Covid tests have been positive in our practice'
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.
Dr Mark Murphy: What impact is private health insurance having on our health services?
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.
Student nurse: 'I never understood why nurses left Ireland, but now I plan to join them'
Chloe Slevin shares her disgust at the recent decision by Government to vote down a motion to pay student nurses and midwives.
# Health
Taoiseach says it's 'not satisfactory' that trans healthcare report hasn't been published
The National Trans Healthcare Steering Committee has raised concerns about the status of the report.
Dr Mark Murphy: We need to rethink how we fund the health service
Dublin-based GP Mark Murphy illustrates where the failings are in how we fund our healthcare system.
# consultants shortage
'I'm at the bottom of the list': Non-EU doctors in Ireland still face barriers in accessing specialist training
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
Under-staffing issues in health service 'exacerbated by Covid-19 absences'
The INMO will appear at the Dáil’s health committee today.
# Health
Cross-border co-operation on Covid-19 raises hopes for all-island healthcare system amid Brexit fears
For years, cross-border healthcare has been slowly and tentatively developing. Now Brexit poses a threat.
# Coronavirus
Covid-19 infections among health workers are 'decreasing steadily', WHO says
Healthcare workers have since the beginning of the pandemic been disproportionately affected by the crisis.
# covid19
'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.
# essential workers
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.
# Coronavirus
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.
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.
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.
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.
# Covid-19
'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
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.
# covid-19 pandemic
WATCH: TDs and people all over the country applaud frontline healthcare workers in unison
The clapping began at 8pm.
# Covid-19
O'Neills sportswear to start manufacturing scrubs for healthcare staff
The company made the announcement this afternoon.
# Coronavirus
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.