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#Healthcare

# healthcare - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Children with Spina Bifida are massively under-served in Ireland: study

Children with spina bifida need complex treatment – more than half aren’t getting it.

# healthcare - Monday 1 September, 2014

One third of Irish population forced to go without basic necessities

A report this morning also warns that we will need to serious investment in healthcare facilities as the number of over 85s in Ireland will double by 2025.

# healthcare - Monday 18 August, 2014

HSE orders a report into care given to rape victim denied an abortion

The agency says it hopes the report will “end any inaccurate commentary surrounding this matter currently”.

# healthcare - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Comic depicting Irish nurses in Australia sparks anger online

It follows a hospital recruitment drive targeting specifically Irish nurses.

# healthcare - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Opinion: Planning for loss of mental capacity should be as automatic as making a will

Opinion: Planning for loss of mental capacity should be as automatic as making a will

Making an advanced healthcare directive is good sense – serious illness, brain injury, accident or stroke could render any one of us incapacitated.

# healthcare - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Nurses report 'dangerous' patient overcrowding at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

INMO is calling for the Drogheda hospital’s emergency department to be taken off call for 48 hours to ease the strain.

# healthcare - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Irish hospitals to start giving away old equipment

The programme will help hospitals in Zambia and Uganda.

# healthcare - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback

The ruling means many low and middle-income people could face price hikes.

Irish researcher wins major acclaim for 'lifesaving' medical app

It’s designed to help doctors on the ground in remote parts of Africa.

# healthcare - Saturday 19 July, 2014

'Children with autism and their families run a marathon every day'

Denzil Jacobs is doing something mental this summer…

# healthcare - Friday 18 July, 2014

HSE reports €163m deficit for first five months of the year

Latest patient and financial figures show scale of the task facing the new Health Minister…

# healthcare - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

'It is the right of every person to die in comfort and dignity'

The Health and Children Committee launched a report on end-of-life care based on submissions from stakeholders, experts and the public.

# healthcare - Friday 11 July, 2014

Taking preventative HIV drugs is 'an individual choice', says WHO HIV

Taking preventative HIV drugs is 'an individual choice', says WHO

New guidelines issued by WHO “strongly recommend” gay men take the drugs, but says that advice does not apply to every case.

Ireland donates virtual reality technology to train surgeons in Africa

The new mobile surgical training unit simulators and can be used by up to ten trainees at any one time.

# healthcare - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Sugar is pretty much ruining the world - here's how and why

A new study from a Swiss bank lays bare the facts.

# healthcare - Monday 2 June, 2014

Criticisms of Irish healthcare overspend and unemployment levels in EU report

The European Commission has recommended that the government ensure that excessive debt is corrected in a sustainable manner by 2015 and beyond.

# healthcare - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Clinical Director quits at Beaumont Hospital over safety concerns

Professor Shane O’Neill was Clinical Director for Medicine – he will stay on as a consultant.

# healthcare - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Outsourcing of medical card reviews to German company blamed for 'bizarre judgements'

Clare Daly TD told the Dáil that staff at Dublin-based Arvato Finance are not trained to carry out the reviews.

# healthcare - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Opinion: How we deal with illness and ageing is painfully outdated

Our current model of healthcare was developed to deal with a very different world: one in which people did not survive long into old age and acute illness was the main cause of death.

# healthcare - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Minister: 'A decision to see a doctor should never be a financial dilemma'

The draft legislation will be debated in the Dáil in May and enacted in July.

# healthcare - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Doctors not happy with new health bill proposals published today

The IMO says it’s “appalled” at some of the proposals.

# healthcare - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge RyanCare: The low cost healthcare company Ireland desperately needs For Your Health

RyanCare: The low cost healthcare company Ireland desperately needs

*fanfare* Congratulations on another early delivery, thanks to Ryancare!

# healthcare - Monday 14 April, 2014

Emergency Department nurses to ballot for industrial action at Mercy Hospital

Staff say they are worried about a lack of staffing at the hospital.

# healthcare - Monday 7 April, 2014

Denis O'Brien to take over Beacon Hospital in Sandyford

UPMC Ireland said that a ‘generous offer’ was made by the businessman.

The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s the beginning of a new week – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

# healthcare - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Insurance for all and state subsidies: Universal Health Insurance paper published

The Taoiseach says the plan is a delivery on a promise of change.

Planning for children's hospital delayed, but opening date remains the same

A hospital spokesperson says planning and design stages are being front-loaded.

# healthcare - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Health system being forced to "do less with less"

The Trinity College report says that austerity “affects the oldest and sickest most”.

# healthcare - Monday 31 March, 2014

Late surge in enrollment for Obamacare as deadline hits

It will be months before it’s clear whether the law has made medical assurance affordable.

St Vincent’s seek legal advice after HSE said funding to the hospital could be cut

The HSE said funding could be cut because consultants are still working between the public and private hospitals.

15,776 children waiting for speech and language assessment

Altogether, 1639 children waited for more than a year for their initial assessment of speech and language problems.

E-cigarettes could be facing an all-out hospital ban

It’s already planned that HSE campuses will be smoke-free by 2015 but e-cigarettes could be included in the policy.

# healthcare - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Age Action welcomes campus smoking ban exemption for some nursing homes HSE

Age Action welcomes campus smoking ban exemption for some nursing homes

Residents of the homes, as well as public psychiatric facilities, at sites in the Midlands will be exempt.

# healthcare - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

CDI is more common than MRSA and kills one in three Irish patients infected

Unlike MRSA, alcohol wipes do not stop the spread of CDI.

# healthcare - Sunday 2 March, 2014

'UHI will disadvantage the poorest and the sickest' says IMO

The Taoiseach said that UHI will be delivered in the lifetime of government as the people voted for it.

# healthcare - Friday 28 February, 2014

'Thousands at risk' after Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar

The government defended its decision, accusing the group of creating tensions and instability.

# healthcare - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Overcrowding fears lead Tallaght Hospital to cancel non-urgent surgeries

The hospital’s management said it was in the middle of a ‘clearly undesirable situation’ but said patient safety was being maintained.

# healthcare - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge UK city sending 'motivational' texts to obese citizens You Can Do It

UK city sending 'motivational' texts to obese citizens

The council say the messages will give them a “effective nudge” to lose weight.

# healthcare - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Irish hospitals using maggots, honey and silver to cure wounds

Silver can help clean the bacteria out of a wound and, believe it or not, maggots will make it smell better.

# healthcare - Monday 13 January, 2014

Mass rallies planned across country as new National Hospital Campaign gathers pace

Tens of thousands are expected to turn out for ‘seven to ten’ large-scale protests around the country, organised to fight cuts to front-line services.