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#HSE

# hse - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

HSE offers free MMR shots to combat 'significant' rise in mumps

It follows a sharp increase in the number of cases of the illness last year.

# hse - Friday 17 January, 2020

HSE issues mumps warning as 132 cases reported last week - the highest weekly number in over a decade

Symptoms of mumps include fever, headache and painful swollen salivary glands.

# hse - Friday 10 January, 2020

Waiting list figures on the rise as more than 550,000 patients waiting for an appointment

The IHCA criticised the latest figures and said the Government had failed to meet its own 2019 targets.

# hse - Thursday 9 January, 2020

'Losing our measles-free status is a real threat': No drop off in measles rate after cases tripled in 2018

There were 80 reported measles cases in Ireland in 2019.

# hse - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

HSE trolley crisis: Recruitment freeze is 'starving frontline services of much-needed staff'

The INMO has said that “it’s not hard to join the dots” between delays in staffing and the current trolley crisis.

# hse - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

'The system remains under pressure': HSE continues to advise staying away from hospitals with flu symptoms

University Hospital Kerry will be cancelling all elective surgery for this week due to high patient numbers.

'I'm exhausted': Frustration in the Mater Hospital's 'rammed' Emergency Department

The Mater was the hospital with the highest number of patients on trolleys in Dublin yesterday morning, according to the INMO.

# hse - Monday 6 January, 2020

Ambulance drove 900km round trip during busy period

One paramedic said crews could be on the road for four to eight more hours after a ‘hectic’ 12-hour shift.

Overcrowding in Cork hospitals leads to cancellation of some surgeries

The overcrowding has been made worse by flu season, according to the HSE.

# hse - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Fungus growth and odours from corpses: 2012 report outlined conditions at Waterford hospital to HSE

The HSE approved €5.7 million in funding for a new mortuary earlier this year.

# hse - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Flu season to last another five weeks, HSE warns

There has been a marked increase in flu presentations in comparison to last year.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'GPs see a lot of coughs at this time of year': HSE warns people off antibiotics to treat coughs

The HSE is reminding people that most coughs should not be treated with antibiotics.

HSE can't 'willy-nilly' hire whoever they want, Harris says

The government has repeatedly said a recruitment freeze is not in operation.

'Second class citizens': Harris warned of the impact endometriosis is having on women's health

More than a dozen women told Harris of the devastating impact the condition has had on their lives.

# hse - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Senior gynaecologist at the Coombe appointed clinical lead of HSE abortion services HSE

Senior gynaecologist at the Coombe appointed clinical lead of HSE abortion services

Health Minister Simon Harris welcomed the appointment as the next step in providing termination of pregnancy services.

'It doesn't have to be a morbid conversation': Mother of infant organ donor makes public appeal

Rebecca Maher’s daughter died at just eight months old, but was able to give a new life to someone waiting on a kidney transplant.

# hse - Monday 30 December, 2019

'Significant' increase in the number of over-75s attending emergency departments

There has been marked increase in general in the number of people attending EDs and being admitted to hospital compared to the same time last year.

Record number of lung transplants carried out in Ireland this year, new figures show HSE

Record number of lung transplants carried out in Ireland this year, new figures show

Simon Harris said he hopes more people will donate organs through he Human Tissue Bill.

# hse - Friday 27 December, 2019

There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter

“200 more people a day tend an Emergency Department now than when I became Minister for Health,” Harris claimed today.

Health minister asks media outlets not to use Drinkaware information

Drinkaware is funded by the drinks industry and Harris asked media organisations to use HSE information.

# hse - Thursday 26 December, 2019

HSE recruitment freeze: 'Do I need to go back to Australia where I am appreciated and snapped up?'

Irate healthcare workers have been contacting Minister Simon Harris all year about their fears over the ongoing recruitment embargo.

# hse - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

More than 200 patients waiting on trolleys in Irish hospitals on Christmas Eve

The number is down from the more than 400 who were waiting for a bed yesterday morning.

# hse - Monday 23 December, 2019

HSE to pay €30,000 to nurses over 'stress caused' by delay in publishing report into bullying claims

The order was made by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# hse - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

HSE consultants will be offered €250k wage if they focus 100% on public work and drop private practice

The new contract for consultant doctors offers increased pay levels of up to €222,460, rising further to €252,150 by July 2022.

‘Remarkable coincidence’ that two campaigners' smear results were mixed up, hearing told

Professor Kitchener said the findings of the RCog report “were striking” with “significant implications”, but “not unexpected”.

# hse - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

The HSE has €1.4 billion more to spend on healthcare in 2020

In total, it has €17.4 billion – a 6.3% increase in funding compared to 2019.

HSE urges people with the flu to stay away from hospitals

HSE urges people with the flu to stay away from hospitals

Do not go unless you are an at-risk person or your flu is getting worse after a week, Dr Vida Hamilton has advised.

# hse - Friday 13 December, 2019

'A most wonderful Christmas present': HSE to reimburse cost of new cystic fibrosis treatment

About 1,200 children and adults have Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland.

From vaccines to sneezing etiquette: Here’s how to get through the flu season

Did you know that you can get the flu vaccine in some pharmacies for as little as €20

# hse - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Elderly woman with medical card pursued by debt collectors after private hospital treatment HSE

Elderly woman with medical card pursued by debt collectors after private hospital treatment

The HSE has defended the use of debt collection agencies.

# hse - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Number of mumps cases in 2019 four times higher than last year

The HSE said has said the increase in numbers is linked to the spread of misinformation about vaccines on social media.

Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote

Opposition members are understood to be considering tabling a motion of no confidence against the health minister in the new year.

# hse - Sunday 8 December, 2019

CervicalCheck: How does Ireland's cervical smear screening programme work?

If you’re getting a smear test, what can you expect, and what do the results mean?

# hse - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Health Minister Simon Harris says limitations of smear screening is a 'difficult, painful reality'

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists review found the CervicalCheck programme was working effectively overall.

# hse - Monday 2 December, 2019

'We are at breaking point': Hospital doctors to be balloted for industrial action IMO

'We are at breaking point': Hospital doctors to be balloted for industrial action

The Irish Medical Organisation warned of the potential for an “escalating campaign of industrial action”.

# hse - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Staff shortages restricting opening hours at children’s urgent care centre at Connolly Hospital

Opening hours at the centre in Dublin are currently 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Mumps and measles on the rise in Ireland as people share discredited research online

Dr Kevin Kelleher of the HSE said Andrew Wakefield’s research linking vaccines to autism has been “utterly discredited”.

New 24/7 mental health helpline to provide signposting to supports and services

The freephone service provides information on how to access services provided by the HSE.

# hse - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Doctors say criminal sanctions in new open disclosure law will 'generate fear'

Healthcare providers will have a duty to disclose serious patient safety incidents and failure to comply could result in a fine or imprisonment.

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