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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 11°C

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Gilmore warns health bodies could have funding cut if they don't comply with pay policy
The Tánaiste has said that funding could be cut for agencies that do not comply with public sector pay structures.
Here's how many people were treated for alcohol dependence in Irish hospitals
New figures have also revealed a big drop in the number of people being treated for alcohol-related liver disease in recent years following a massive increase in the boom years.
"Don't punish sick kids" - charity warns hospitals still need help, despite top-up furore
There is a serious risk of donors not supporting fundraising campaigns in protest over the top-up payments to hospital executives, a charity has warned.
Children hospitalised after self-harming is on the increase
The HSE has said that 960 children aged 10 to 17 years presented to hospital last year with self-harm injuries.
'Ministers knew' about top-up payments for senior health staff
“There’s only one thing that should happen now. Come next week, these payments must cease”.
'This has got to stop': Reilly concerned about pay top-ups for some health chiefs
Remuneration for some hospital chiefs has caused controversy in the last 24 hours.
Ireland has highest birth rate of all 27 EU nations
New figures from the ESRI also show there were 1,217 sets of twins born last year, and 33 sets of triplets.
Government to consider free nicotine patches for pregnant women
Minister of State Alex White told the Dáil yesterday that it is estimated that between 18 per cent and 21 per cent of Irish women smoke during pregnancy.
Winter vomiting bug leads to visitor restrictions at Dublin hospitals
The restrictions have been put in place at Beaumont Hospital and St Joseph’s Hospital Raheny to contain an outbreak of the Nonovirus.
Hospital group will ‘review actions of all staff’ in care of Savita
The West/North West Hospital Group said that, if appropriate, staff will be referred to the proper authorities but that “in many instances there will be no case to answer.”
IMO recommends junior doctors say 'yes' to LRC proposals
After negotiations at the Labour Relations Commission, the IMO said this evening that there had been proposals put forward by the HSE.
Hole in Health budget less than €200 million, says Reilly
The Minister for Health James Reilly said the health budget does not have a deficit of €500 million as reported widely today.
Consultants' association: HSE being driven by Troika demands, not patient welfare
The president of the IHCA also said that the HSE’s “unsympathetic” traits have led to action like the junior doctors’ strike which has created tensions among the ranks.
Taoiseach tells junior docs and HSE: Go back into the LRC and sort this out
Kenny was asked about the junior doctors’ strike by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and the independent TD Stephen Donnelly at Leaders’ Questions today.
Poll: Do you support the striking doctors?
Pickets are being placed at hospitals around the country as the long-mooted strike by junior doctors begins. Do you agree with their course of action?
3,000 Junior Doctors gear up for tomorrow’s industrial action
The day of action is expected to formally begin tomorrow morning in 1 hospitals at 7am, continuing until midnight.
Eleven breaches of patient data at HSE hospitals in six months
The HSE said breaches could have included the placing of a referral letter in the wrong chart or the a document sent to a person with the same name as a patient.
Column: I'm no different to a human trafficker
I successfully lured a beautiful Eastern European blonde to Ireland to work. I, of course, had promised the world: happiness, love, professional dignity. She fell for it.
IMO: There will be disruption during next week's doctors' strike
The junior doctors’ day of action had been delayed but the IMO said the strike will take place next Tuesday, 8 October.
Doctors' strike now suspended indefinitely as IMO seeks clarification
The strike was postponed for a week last Friday, but no date for the action is now being given by the doctors’ union.
Minister suggests 'Florence Nightingale campaign' to tackle hand hygiene in hospitals
Kathleen Lynch said it was “incredible” that hospital staff had to be told to wash their hands.
No breakthrough in talks between HSE and junior doctors
The NCHDs still plan to go on strike in two weeks time.
"Radical action" needed to tackle lack of handwashing in hospitals
However, head of transplantation at Beaumont Hospital, David Hickey, said that sanctions were “stupid”.
IMO to meet with HSE on how to protect patients during strike
Junior doctors voted yesterday in favour of industrial action in protest against their long hours.
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about the government asking Facebook for users’ information and intervention in Syria.
Doctors' strike could lead to "chaos"
The result of a ballot of doctors is expected on 2 September.
"Be prepared" - Doctors get ready to go on strike
Doctors and the HSE met today to talk about contingency plans if doctors do strike from next month – but the doctors aren’t happy.
Letterkenny General Hospital to open to walk-in patients today
The hospital says that non-emergency patients should still seek the advice of their GPs as the emergency department continues to reopen.
Nurses unions say HSE is "bullying" staff into accepting 15 per cent pay cut
The HSE has rejected claims that it will ask existing nurses to apply for their jobs through a graduate programme that pays 85 per cent of the standard wage.
Ireland’s women share their stories of pregnancy, birth and miscarriage
Recent events has women opening up about their negative experiences of Irish maternity hospitals.
Nurses and midwives: The HSE is breaking minimum wage law
The INMO said that interns are being asked to increase their hours while only being paid 50 per cent of the staff rate of pay.
Doctors to be balloted on industrial action over "dangerous" working hours
The Irish Medical Organisation says that non-consultant hospital doctors are “routinely forced” to work “dangerously long” hours in Ireland.
Over 20,000 Irish people contracted an infection in Irish hospitals
Pneumonia and other respiratory infections accounted for 23 per cent of cases across Europe.
Column: A campaign of misinformation has turned the public against doctors
Dangerously long working hours, understaffing, and lower pay than you might think – these are the things the HSE doesn’t want you to know about how hospital doctors are treated, a junior doctor writes.
These are the main changes to the abortion legislation
We bring you through the main changes to the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, published early this morning.
How would Ireland’s hospitals cope with a mass casualty incident?
We have a major emergency plan for serious incidents, so let’s see how it would work.
A&E wards could be shut over looming staff shortages, doctors warn
The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine says emergency wards are already stretched, and it’ll get worse in July…
Cutting edge technologies in healthcare will increase efficiency
Tablet devices for nurses and electronic medical records – just some of the ideas showcased at a digital healthcare gathering in Dublin yesterday.
The Evening Fix... now with added Casino Royale made of Lego
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…
Reilly announces biggest change to Irish hospitals 'in decades'
Hospitals are now going to be divided into one of six groups around the country.