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# healthcare - Friday 2 June, 2017

'Don't keep it a secret': One in five female doctors has been sexually harassed at work
# Definitions Of Success
# Definitions Of Success

'Don't keep it a secret': One in five female doctors has been sexually harassed at work

Jun 2nd 2017, 6:15 AM 33,462 Views 31 Comments

Nearly half of female doctors delay starting a family for career reasons.

# healthcare - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Hospital sacks healthcare assistant for stealing €50 note from unresponsive patient
# Swiped
# Swiped

Hospital sacks healthcare assistant for stealing €50 note from unresponsive patient

Jun 1st 2017, 4:24 PM 42,493 Views 19 Comments

The man denied it before offering to hand over €50.

Mullingar hospital apologises to new mother after a 'series of errors'
# Discharge Summary
# Discharge Summary

Mullingar hospital apologises to new mother after a 'series of errors'

Jun 1st 2017, 6:20 AM 37,288 Views 14 Comments

After suffering from bleeding and ongoing pain, the woman was not contacted by the hospital and eventually had to go to A&E.

Elderly Connemara man had to wait 57 minutes on roadside for an ambulance
# West Of Ireland
# West Of Ireland

Elderly Connemara man had to wait 57 minutes on roadside for an ambulance

Jun 1st 2017, 6:01 AM 14,248 Views 39 Comments

“Why doesn’t the HSE pull the finger out and give us the means to contribute fully,” Galway GP Peter Sloane said.

# healthcare - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

"Adam says to me 'You have MS mum, but I’ve got to wear glasses'"
# World MS Day
# World MS Day

"Adam says to me 'You have MS mum, but I’ve got to wear glasses'"

May 31st 2017, 6:15 AM 18,839 Views 8 Comments

“I’ll stand up in Leinster House tomorrow and be announced as a person with MS – but that’s such a tiny bit of who I am.”

# healthcare - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'It was clear that public opinion influenced the Sisters of Charity's decision'
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

'It was clear that public opinion influenced the Sisters of Charity's decision'

May 30th 2017, 12:05 AM 15,048 Views 18 Comments

But who now owns the National Maternity Hospital? The government still needs to clarify its position.

# healthcare - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Trump healthcare plan would 'leave 23 million without health insurance'
# Health Plan
# Health Plan

Trump healthcare plan would 'leave 23 million without health insurance'

May 24th 2017, 10:06 PM 11,381 Views 25 Comments

Premiums would cost less, but only because they would cover less.

# healthcare - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Why don't Irish people get their blood pressure checked?
# Irish Heart
# Irish Heart

Why don't Irish people get their blood pressure checked?

May 21st 2017, 7:15 AM 15,559 Views 20 Comments

High blood pressure can cause a heart attack, stroke or cognitive difficulty in later life.

# healthcare - Monday 15 May, 2017

Concern about doctors without specialist training filling consultant posts
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Concern about doctors without specialist training filling consultant posts

May 15th 2017, 10:37 AM 13,059 Views 44 Comments

Consultants say these doctors do not have the expertise necessary to make the right decisions for patients.

# healthcare - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Chocolate could encourage nurses to get flu vaccine, committee hears
# Chocolate And Ipads
# Chocolate And Ipads

Chocolate could encourage nurses to get flu vaccine, committee hears

May 11th 2017, 12:07 PM 17,827 Views 94 Comments

There was a discussion around what is causing a mistrust of vaccines, which have eradicated many diseases in Ireland.

# healthcare - Monday 8 May, 2017

One-fifth of Irish people have witnessed poor care for the elderly
# HIQA
# HIQA

One-fifth of Irish people have witnessed poor care for the elderly

May 8th 2017, 3:03 PM 8,312 Views 16 Comments

A significant number of people have witnessed physical or emotional abuse in home care services.

Patients placed on chairs and beds in corridors of Waterford psychiatric unit
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Patients placed on chairs and beds in corridors of Waterford psychiatric unit

May 8th 2017, 6:45 AM 9,052 Views 13 Comments

A 16-year-old patient spent the night in a chair at the adult psychiatric unit last week.

# healthcare - Friday 5 May, 2017

Morning after pill: Medical card holders to get access without prescription
# Emergency Contraception
# Emergency Contraception

Morning after pill: Medical card holders to get access without prescription

May 5th 2017, 9:24 AM 16,079 Views 79 Comments

Pharmacists have argued that prescription requirements limited medical card holders’ access to the contraceptive.

# healthcare - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Residents' favourite foods withheld: The problems found in Ireland's care services
# HIQA
# HIQA

Residents' favourite foods withheld: The problems found in Ireland's care services

May 2nd 2017, 11:08 AM 9,856 Views 10 Comments

At one hospital, “patients who were unable to walk did not have access to fresh drinking water”.

'It's a very terrifying thing': Jimmy Kimmel opens up about newborn son's heart surgery
# Us Talkshow Host
# Us Talkshow Host

'It's a very terrifying thing': Jimmy Kimmel opens up about newborn son's heart surgery

May 2nd 2017, 9:31 AM 18,258 Views 20 Comments

“Even that Matt Damon sent flowers,” Kimmel said during a monologue on access to healthcare.

# healthcare - Monday 1 May, 2017

Want to give feedback on your hospital treatment? From today, you can
# Landmark Survey
# Landmark Survey

Want to give feedback on your hospital treatment? From today, you can

May 1st 2017, 9:50 AM 12,051 Views 23 Comments

Patients discharged between now and the end of May will be able to complete the National Patient Experience Survey.

# healthcare - Saturday 1 April, 2017

'I want to die here, not on some miserable grey street in Manchester' - British expats in Spain fearful of the Brexit effect
# Feeling Gloomy
# Feeling Gloomy

'I want to die here, not on some miserable grey street in Manchester' - British expats in Spain fearful of the Brexit effect

Apr 1st 2017, 8:45 AM 39,583 Views 94 Comments

Free public healthcare and a state pension guaranteed to increase with inflation are just two of the perks expats could lose when Brexit takes hold.

# healthcare - Friday 24 March, 2017

Trump forced to withdraw Obamacare replacement in major political defeat
# You Don't Have The Votes
# You Don't Have The Votes

Trump forced to withdraw Obamacare replacement in major political defeat

Mar 24th 2017, 8:21 PM 49,061 Views 119 Comments

House Republicans indicated the vote would lose.

# healthcare - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Teen who spoke about scoliosis pain on the Late Late Show will finally get her surgery today
# Megan Halvey-ryan
# Megan Halvey-ryan

Teen who spoke about scoliosis pain on the Late Late Show will finally get her surgery today

Mar 23rd 2017, 6:01 AM 3,702 Views 2 Comments

Megan Halvey-Ryan’s surgery has been delayed several times before.

# healthcare - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Republican introduces 'World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan' as politicians debate Trump proposals
# The New Obamacare
# The New Obamacare

Republican introduces 'World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan' as politicians debate Trump proposals

Mar 9th 2017, 5:56 PM 18,843 Views 50 Comments

Several major hospitals and medical organisations have opposed Trump’s plans.

85% jump in number of complaints received about HSE care of vulnerable adults
# Disabilities
# Disabilities

85% jump in number of complaints received about HSE care of vulnerable adults

Mar 9th 2017, 12:56 PM 7,687 Views 3 Comments

A cost-saving decision to move people with severe intellectual disabilities away from their long-term home was overturned.

# healthcare - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Trump targets critic by name on Twitter after Republican backlash to his health plan
# Trumpcare
# Trumpcare

Trump targets critic by name on Twitter after Republican backlash to his health plan

Mar 8th 2017, 8:55 AM 33,825 Views 36 Comments

“This is Obamacare Lite, it will not pass,” Senator Rand Paul fumed.

# healthcare - Monday 20 February, 2017

Ireland 'perfect' for e-booking system that solved Macedonia's waiting list crisis

Ireland 'perfect' for e-booking system that solved Macedonia's waiting list crisis

Feb 20th 2017, 12:05 AM 28,558 Views 47 Comments

Since July 2013, doctors in Macedonia can book patients an appointment with a consultant online.

# healthcare - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Ireland's healthcare system: What exactly are we doing wrong?
# Simon Harris
# Simon Harris

Ireland's healthcare system: What exactly are we doing wrong?

Feb 19th 2017, 9:30 PM 63,915 Views 70 Comments

Where is Ireland’s healthcare system going wrong, and what can we do to turn it around?

# healthcare - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

FactCheck: Are there really fewer people on hospital trolleys this year?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there really fewer people on hospital trolleys this year?

Feb 8th 2017, 8:00 PM 11,822 Views 47 Comments

The Tánaiste made the claim amid ongoing debate about wait times in Irish healthcare.

# healthcare - Friday 3 February, 2017

An 'appalling' 2,876 surgeries were cancelled last month
# Patient Cancellations
# Patient Cancellations

An 'appalling' 2,876 surgeries were cancelled last month

Feb 3rd 2017, 6:01 AM 8,527 Views 15 Comments

In January, 467 surgeries were cancelled at Galway University Hospital alone – most were cancelled by patients.

# healthcare - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Nurse who took €100 from MS patient found guilty of professional misconduct
# Donegal
# Donegal

Nurse who took €100 from MS patient found guilty of professional misconduct

Jan 31st 2017, 7:50 PM 21,026 Views 15 Comments

“I’m willing to change. I’m so dedicated to my job and I’m really patient-focused.”

# healthcare - Monday 30 January, 2017

Ireland's maternity benefit now helps migrants who want to travel home
# Family Visit
# Family Visit

Ireland's maternity benefit now helps migrants who want to travel home

Jan 30th 2017, 2:06 PM 26,445 Views 31 Comments

Mothers who want to leave the EU to travel home can now continue to get maternity leave – which wasn’t the case before now.

Ireland has one of the worst hospital waiting times in Europe
# Reality Check
# Reality Check

Ireland has one of the worst hospital waiting times in Europe

Jan 30th 2017, 8:15 AM 15,344 Views 45 Comments

We also ranked the fifth worst for getting value out of the money we put into our healthcare system.

# healthcare - Monday 9 January, 2017

As hospitals recover from record-high trolley crisis, staff are considering a strike
# Critical Conditions
# Critical Conditions

As hospitals recover from record-high trolley crisis, staff are considering a strike

Jan 9th 2017, 10:51 AM 11,539 Views 36 Comments

Hospital staff are being asked whether they wish to strike over payments and career progression measures.

# healthcare - Monday 2 January, 2017

Cannabis ingredient to be classed as medicine in UK
# Cbd
# Cbd

Cannabis ingredient to be classed as medicine in UK

Jan 2nd 2017, 1:41 PM 13,608 Views 44 Comments

Companies wishing to sell CBD can apply for a licence from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

Cork hospital so busy since Christmas Day, it's asking people to stay away
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Cork hospital so busy since Christmas Day, it's asking people to stay away

Jan 2nd 2017, 8:19 AM 18,710 Views 20 Comments

There was a huge surge in demand over the Christmas period.

# healthcare - Thursday 15 December, 2016

The risk of dying of cancer is significantly higher among Irish men than Irish women
# Fatal
# Fatal

The risk of dying of cancer is significantly higher among Irish men than Irish women

Dec 15th 2016, 6:15 AM 8,596 Views 27 Comments

Both diagnoses and death rates are higher among men.

# healthcare - Saturday 10 December, 2016

When politicians support cannabis-based medicines they're supporting medicine, not cannabis
# Regulation
# Regulation

When politicians support cannabis-based medicines they're supporting medicine, not cannabis

Dec 10th 2016, 7:15 AM 7,916 Views 48 Comments

Moves towards regulating the drug have taken a step forward this week.

# healthcare - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

'When I came in here I couldn't walk. Now I've just been told I can go home'
# Health Is Wealth
# Health Is Wealth

'When I came in here I couldn't walk. Now I've just been told I can go home'

Dec 7th 2016, 1:59 PM 22,874 Views 1 Comment

The Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing was launched today by Michael D Higgins at St James’s Hospital, Dublin.

# healthcare - Monday 5 December, 2016

'Significant risks remain' at hospital despite maternity improvements after eight baby deaths
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

'Significant risks remain' at hospital despite maternity improvements after eight baby deaths

Dec 5th 2016, 6:31 PM 10,039 Views 16 Comments

A report into Portlaoise General Hospital was published today.

# healthcare - Friday 2 December, 2016

There has actually been a slight drop in people on hospital trolleys this year
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

There has actually been a slight drop in people on hospital trolleys this year

Dec 2nd 2016, 9:05 AM 7,043 Views 35 Comments

While the numbers on trolleys is down 1% this year, figures for November were described as “particularly alarming”.

# healthcare - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Cannabis-based products won't be in pharmacies tomorrow, but we have a timeline
# Medicinal
# Medicinal

Cannabis-based products won't be in pharmacies tomorrow, but we have a timeline

Dec 1st 2016, 9:11 PM 46,846 Views 50 Comments

The Dáil has been debating a medicinal cannabis bill this evening.

# healthcare - Friday 25 November, 2016

High demand for Mater's emergency department as less urgent cases asked to go elsewhere
# Mater Hospital
# Mater Hospital

High demand for Mater's emergency department as less urgent cases asked to go elsewhere

Nov 25th 2016, 2:33 PM 8,398 Views 11 Comments

Demand for hospital services increases over the winter period as people are more likely to get sick.

# healthcare - Monday 7 November, 2016

Pharmaceutical industry paid Irish doctors €3.7 million for "undisclosed" reasons in 2015
# Big Pharma
# Big Pharma

Pharmaceutical industry paid Irish doctors €3.7 million for "undisclosed" reasons in 2015

Nov 7th 2016, 5:01 PM 23,629 Views 61 Comments

The industry’s payments to both doctors and healthcare institutions here is under the spotlight at present.