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# healthcare - Thursday 10 January, 2019

'We had a very short interval': Some practitioners concerned over timing of abortion services
# Abortion
# Abortion

'We had a very short interval': Some practitioners concerned over timing of abortion services

Jan 10th 2019, 1:53 PM 16,635 Views 134 Comments

Some hospitals are waiting for the system to be fully up and running before providing the service.

# healthcare - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Simon Harris was warned that smear test backlog was 'intensifying concern' among women
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Simon Harris was warned that smear test backlog was 'intensifying concern' among women

Jan 9th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,122 Views 25 Comments

“During the Repeal the Eighth campaign you stated that you trusted women… but your behaviour during this debacle suggests otherwise,” one letter said.

# healthcare - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Nurses and midwives are to go on strike for 24 hours on Wednesday 30 January
# Strike
# Strike

Nurses and midwives are to go on strike for 24 hours on Wednesday 30 January

Jan 8th 2019, 3:52 PM 56,039 Views 118 Comments

Further strike days will follow in February if the dispute goes unresolved, the INMO says.

'We've been brought to this': Nurses and midwives to announce strike action dates
# INMO
# INMO

'We've been brought to this': Nurses and midwives to announce strike action dates

Jan 8th 2019, 6:01 AM 23,343 Views 70 Comments

“The last thing the health service needs is a strike,” Health Minister Simon Harris said yesterday.

# healthcare - Friday 28 December, 2018

National Maternity Hospital to begin abortion services on 7 January
# Crisis Pregnancy
# Crisis Pregnancy

National Maternity Hospital to begin abortion services on 7 January

Dec 28th 2018, 2:35 PM 28,313 Views 117 Comments

There were some concerns in recent weeks that hospitals would not be ready in time.

# healthcare - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Irish people are living longer and the birth rate is falling
# Ageing Population
# Ageing Population

Irish people are living longer and the birth rate is falling

Dec 27th 2018, 11:28 AM 17,747 Views 51 Comments

A new report looks into several areas of both the health of the nation and health services in general.

# healthcare - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

FactCheck: Were Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'?
# Pet Names
# Pet Names

FactCheck: Were Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'?

Dec 4th 2018, 11:49 AM 42,031 Views 53 Comments

Yesterday it was described as political correctness “gone mad”, but did the HSE even say it?

# healthcare - Monday 26 November, 2018

'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals

Nov 26th 2018, 12:21 PM 25,309 Views 72 Comments

Patients have highlighted issues with communication from their doctors and the discharge process.

# healthcare - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Mother pleads for funding as daughter spends over 115 days in Wexford General Hospital
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Mother pleads for funding as daughter spends over 115 days in Wexford General Hospital

Nov 22nd 2018, 6:10 AM 68,695 Views 7 Comments

The teenager’s family want her moved to a more appropriate residential care unit.

# healthcare - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'He fought to maintain his sanity': Posters go up near Mountjoy raising awareness of prisoner healthcare
# Prisoners
# Prisoners

'He fought to maintain his sanity': Posters go up near Mountjoy raising awareness of prisoner healthcare

Nov 17th 2018, 9:00 PM 23,042 Views 29 Comments

The posters use archive photographs and historical information about Irish prisons.

# healthcare - Friday 2 November, 2018

How access to health services differs if you've private insurance or are 'in the twilight zone'
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

How access to health services differs if you've private insurance or are 'in the twilight zone'

Nov 2nd 2018, 8:40 AM 21,109 Views 26 Comments

Ireland’s two-tiered system contributes to the type of service patients receive, even from public providers, a new report has found.

# healthcare - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Ireland's pay rates are not pushing more nurses, midwives and doctors to work abroad - report
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Ireland's pay rates are not pushing more nurses, midwives and doctors to work abroad - report

Sep 4th 2018, 6:08 PM 26,606 Views 75 Comments

The report said that there were issues around recruiting consultants with certain specialities in specific areas.

# healthcare - Saturday 1 September, 2018

'It's a battle for resources': Questions asked about ambulance delays in Monaghan
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'It's a battle for resources': Questions asked about ambulance delays in Monaghan

Sep 1st 2018, 9:00 PM 9,022 Views 10 Comments

There have been a number of “inordinate” delays in Monaghan, prompting councillors to ask for an explanation.

# healthcare - Monday 27 August, 2018

HSE says 'there is no question' of downgrading University Hospital Kerry despite local concerns
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

HSE says 'there is no question' of downgrading University Hospital Kerry despite local concerns

Aug 27th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,962 Views 10 Comments

Sinn Féin councillor Toiréasa Ferris says she is worried the hospital could be ‘downgraded by stealth’

# healthcare - Friday 24 August, 2018

Parents of toddler who was unresponsive for an hour given 'mixed messages' about ambulance location
# Cavan
# Cavan

Parents of toddler who was unresponsive for an hour given 'mixed messages' about ambulance location

Aug 24th 2018, 12:15 AM 38,859 Views 21 Comments

“Another 2 minutes and we would have been dealing with a very different outcome,” the parents were told at the Cavan hospital.

# healthcare - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Injuries or near-injuries of patients at Irish hospitals jumped last year
# Patient Safety
# Patient Safety

Injuries or near-injuries of patients at Irish hospitals jumped last year

Aug 12th 2018, 4:30 PM 10,377 Views 12 Comments

There were an average of 160 patient safety incidents per day last year.

# healthcare - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Emma Mhic Mhathúna receives extra portion of settlement to purchase Dublin home close to treatment
# High Court
# High Court

Emma Mhic Mhathúna receives extra portion of settlement to purchase Dublin home close to treatment

Jul 26th 2018, 1:49 PM 34,771 Views 27 Comments

A Dublin home would mean the mother wouldn’t have to travel to and from Kerry for her cancer treatment.

# healthcare - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes

Jun 23rd 2018, 7:00 AM 28,447 Views 1 Comment

There was a 10% increase in health expenditure between 2011 and 2016.

# healthcare - Friday 22 June, 2018

Of 204 requests for CervicalCheck files, just over half have been answered
# Smear Test Scandal
# Smear Test Scandal

Of 204 requests for CervicalCheck files, just over half have been answered

Jun 22nd 2018, 7:30 PM 6,105 Views 2 Comments

There’s been a massive spike in requests this year for files from the CervicalCheck programme.

# healthcare - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately
# Cash Up Front
# Cash Up Front

CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately

Jun 12th 2018, 1:17 PM 17,943 Views 66 Comments

Today’s interim report has recommended that women should not encounter any financial obstacles while participating in investigations.

# healthcare - Monday 11 June, 2018

State settles case with Drogheda family over death of eight-day-old baby
# Baby Thomas
# Baby Thomas

State settles case with Drogheda family over death of eight-day-old baby

Jun 11th 2018, 4:55 PM 16,801 Views 10 Comments

In July 2014, baby Thomas died after a feeding tube was inserted into a chamber of his heart.

# healthcare - Monday 4 June, 2018

For parents of children who are seriously ill, guilt is a common feeling they grapple with
# Hospice
# Hospice

For parents of children who are seriously ill, guilt is a common feeling they grapple with

Jun 4th 2018, 9:00 PM 12,314 Views 7 Comments

Dr Aidan McKiernan, a Senior Clinical Psychologist with the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, spoke to TheJournal.ie ahead of Children’s Hospice Week.

# healthcare - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Dentists claim rise in tooth extractions caused by structure of medical card scheme
# Survey
# Survey

Dentists claim rise in tooth extractions caused by structure of medical card scheme

May 29th 2018, 7:53 PM 15,058 Views 28 Comments

The Irish Dental Association has found that 90% of dentists say they are dissatisfied with the level of care they can provide under the scheme.

# healthcare - Saturday 19 May, 2018

'I was in pain all the time': Pregnant woman denied treatment for 'gangrenous ovarian cyst'
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

'I was in pain all the time': Pregnant woman denied treatment for 'gangrenous ovarian cyst'

May 19th 2018, 2:14 PM 38,032 Views 70 Comments

Kate Campbell had to have her ovary, fallopian tube and part of her abdominal wall removed.

# healthcare - Friday 4 May, 2018

One of 208 women affected by smear test scandal 'fighting' to get medical card back
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

One of 208 women affected by smear test scandal 'fighting' to get medical card back

May 4th 2018, 6:33 PM 24,573 Views 12 Comments

The woman was recently told that her smear test had been reviewed and a different action could have been taken.

# healthcare - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Portiuncula Hospital review found 'serious management errors' made in cases of 10 babies
# Maternity Services
# Maternity Services

Portiuncula Hospital review found 'serious management errors' made in cases of 10 babies

May 3rd 2018, 6:23 PM 11,850 Views 31 Comments

The report looked at 18 cases of maternity care at the Galway hospital.

# healthcare - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

There are 10 active legal claims made in relation to CervicalCheck smear tests
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

There are 10 active legal claims made in relation to CervicalCheck smear tests

May 2nd 2018, 4:12 PM 8,550 Views 12 Comments

Legal proceedings against the HSE or laboratories involved in smear tests have commenced in 6 of those cases.

# healthcare - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Savita Halappanavar: Her tragic death and how she became part of Ireland's abortion debate
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Savita Halappanavar: Her tragic death and how she became part of Ireland's abortion debate

Apr 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 78,547 Views 235 Comments

Her name and face are known the country over. She left a mark on Ireland, its medical care and its laws.

# healthcare - Friday 27 April, 2018

'Between the doctor, antibiotics and the four days off, it was €600 that I will never see again'
# Precarious Work
# Precarious Work

'Between the doctor, antibiotics and the four days off, it was €600 that I will never see again'

Apr 27th 2018, 7:00 AM 63,896 Views 52 Comments

While health inequalities affect people of different backgrounds, those who have precarious jobs are in especially difficult situations, writes Sinead Pembroke.

# healthcare - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Need a crash course in the history of the Eighth Amendment?
# Referendum
# Referendum

Need a crash course in the history of the Eighth Amendment?

Apr 22nd 2018, 8:30 PM 14,530 Views 159 Comments

Get yourself up to speed.

# healthcare - Monday 9 April, 2018

Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills
# Debate
# Debate

Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills

Apr 9th 2018, 10:57 PM 16,839 Views 57 Comments

The North’s abortion laws are considered some of the most severe in the world, according to Amnesty.

Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women
# Intervention
# Intervention

Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women

Apr 9th 2018, 4:13 PM 28,129 Views 92 Comments

The aim of the tests would be to reduce instances of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Ireland.

# healthcare - Sunday 25 February, 2018

13-year-old girl waited 50 minutes for ambulance after neurological attack
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

13-year-old girl waited 50 minutes for ambulance after neurological attack

Feb 25th 2018, 6:30 AM 45,414 Views 45 Comments

A local TD has said that the air ambulance should have responded to the 999 call.

# healthcare - Friday 16 February, 2018

'The problem has advanced significantly': Mullingar man waits 9 years for orthodontic treatment
# Midlands
# Midlands

'The problem has advanced significantly': Mullingar man waits 9 years for orthodontic treatment

Feb 16th 2018, 6:01 AM 12,836 Views 19 Comments

Fine Gael TD Peter Burke has said that prompt treatment was critical in terms of young adults’ body image.

# healthcare - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study
# Lancet
# Lancet

Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study

Feb 14th 2018, 11:35 PM 11,277 Views 24 Comments

Single fathers ate fewer fruit and vegetables, and were more likely to binge drink than single mothers and partnered parents, the study found.

# healthcare - Thursday 1 February, 2018

55 people have died during this year's flu season
# Peak Flu
# Peak Flu

55 people have died during this year's flu season

Feb 1st 2018, 3:56 PM 18,122 Views 26 Comments

The HSE says that we may have reached peak flu season this week.

# healthcare - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Radiologist position 'has been empty for seven years'
# Letterkenny Hospital
# Letterkenny Hospital

Radiologist position 'has been empty for seven years'

Jan 30th 2018, 3:00 PM 13,306 Views 33 Comments

Calls have been made for rural doctors to be paid a premium.

# healthcare - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Selling energy drinks to children: No plans from other retailers to copy Aldi's ban
# Clipped Wings
# Clipped Wings

Selling energy drinks to children: No plans from other retailers to copy Aldi's ban

Jan 28th 2018, 8:30 AM 19,236 Views 26 Comments

Retailers such as Dunnes Stores, Centra and SuperValu haven’t announced any plans to follow Aldi’s lead.

# healthcare - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Smoking one cigarette a day instead of 20 'just halves your risk of a heart attack'
# Bmj Study
# Bmj Study

Smoking one cigarette a day instead of 20 'just halves your risk of a heart attack'

Jan 25th 2018, 8:33 AM 15,697 Views 26 Comments

“In order to get the big benefits on cardiovascular disease [smokers] need to quit completely,” the lead author said.

# healthcare - Friday 12 January, 2018

Simon Harris 'concerned' about care terminally-ill woman received over New Year's weekend
# North Wicklow
# North Wicklow

Simon Harris 'concerned' about care terminally-ill woman received over New Year's weekend

Jan 12th 2018, 12:43 PM 25,335 Views 66 Comments

The woman’s daughter, Siobhán Tobin, wrote an open letter to the Health Minister about trying to access out of hours services.