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# hse - Yesterday’s News

HSE warns public of phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from contact tracing team

The HSE has stressed that it does not charge or ask for payment for testing.

# hse - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

HSE reports 250,000 downloads of new Covid-19 contact tracing app

The app was officially launched this morning.

# hse - Monday 6 July, 2020

Personnel absence and anonymous data caused delayed reporting of 244 Covid-19 cases at Mater Hospital

The 244 cases related to healthcare workers at the Dublin hospital.

# hse - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Plan for reopening non-Covid healthcare services could take 'several weeks'

TDs have called for the plan’s publication to be accelerated.

# hse - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI

Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

# hse - Friday 26 June, 2020

HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective

The app will record if a user is in close contact with another user by exchanging anonymous codes.

# hse - Thursday 25 June, 2020

The Explainer: How likely are you to catch Covid-19 in Ireland right now?

Is it ‘a one in a million chance’? That’s what we’re asking today.

Community contact tracing for one meat plant is at 73%, not 90%, department confirms

There has been some confusion about the level of contact tracing at meat processing plants.

FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world?

The claim was made by INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha.

# hse - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

High Court approves €4.6 million interim payment to boy over circumstances of his birth

Tadgh James McKenna had taken a medical negligence claim in the High Court against the HSE.

# hse - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

'An absolute scandal': Ireland has the highest Covid infection rate for healthcare workers in the world, committee told

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this evening suggested that the figures provided by the INMO were wrong.

# hse - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months

Charities are asking the government to take action to prevent more homelessness in the wake of the pandemic.

# hse - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Close encounters: As the country gets busier, how do you know if you're a Covid-19 contact?

Contacting tracing is going to become increasingly important as bars and cafes re-open.

# hse - Friday 19 June, 2020

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic

New figures show the health service spent more than €1 million on advertising in the first two months of the crisis.

# hse - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Just 937 CervicalCheck tests and no BreastCheck exams were carried out in April

Cancer screening services will begin to return at the end of the month – but there is huge gap in referrals in the past 3 months.

HSE chief to tell TDs of 'very significant changes' needed to treatment of vulnerable older people

Paul Reid will appear before the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 this morning.

# hse - Monday 15 June, 2020

HSE launches study to test for Covid-19 antibodies in the Irish population

The study hopes to add to the knowledge about what protection people may have against re-infection.

# hse - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Employees at meat plants had to wait 16 days to be re-tested for Covid-19

More than 1,000 cases of the virus have been reported across 20 facilities nationwide.

# hse - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Breast, prostate, lung and skin cancer referrals drop by 25% in three months

Overall, referrals to cancer services have fallen to less than half of the usual numbers.

# hse - Friday 12 June, 2020

'I'm concerned about the winter': HSE outlines longterm strategy for healthcare and Covid-19 testing

HSE chief Paul Reid said capacity will have to be built up before we hit the peak of winter.

# hse - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Since Ireland started to re-open, the average number of close contacts in Covid-19 cases has begun to rise

The public have been warned to limit their close contacts as much as possible as the restrictions are eased.

# hse - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

World's largest plane arrives in Shannon with Ireland's biggest delivery of PPE

The AN-255 arrived in Shannon with 800 pallets of PPE

# hse - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

HSE secures orders against man it claims is wrongly distributing confidential patient information HSE

HSE secures orders against man it claims is wrongly distributing confidential patient information

It is alleged that Neill Bradley had distributed confidential information he obtained from the HSE’s computer servers.

# hse - Friday 5 June, 2020

Investigation into late reporting of 244 cases of Covid-19 finds Mater Hospital acted legally

Controversy arose last month after it emerged that there was a delay in the reporting of the cases.

# hse - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Three-month immunity advice for healthcare staff not to be extended to general population

Healthcare staff have been told they can act as if they are immune from Covid-19 for three months after recovering.

# hse - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Over one-fifth of people receiving Covid-19 illness benefit work in health and social care

Over one-fifth of people receiving Covid-19 illness benefit work in health and social care

The enhanced illness payment for Covid-19 is €350.

# hse - Monday 1 June, 2020

Healthcare staff 'considered immune' for three months after recovering from Covid-19 HSE

Healthcare staff 'considered immune' for three months after recovering from Covid-19

Guidance regarding immunity and healthcare workers was compiled by the HSE.

# hse - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Irish contact tracing app to begin field testing next week

The executive says it will then be released ‘once it is fully operational’.

# hse - Friday 29 May, 2020

Woman who claimed Breastcheck was negligent in her screening loses High Court case HSE

Woman who claimed Breastcheck was negligent in her screening loses High Court case

Six months after receiving a normal screening result, the Wexford mother-of-two was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Nearly 50% of people don't know they need to isolate with less common Covid-19 symptoms

The ESRI study suggested that there was a significant gap in people’s knowledge of when to isolate.

All nursing graduates to be guaranteed jobs amid Covid-19 crisis HSE

All nursing graduates to be guaranteed jobs amid Covid-19 crisis

In a letter, the HSE informed nursing interns that they would all be guaranteed a job.

2m v 1m: Why is the physical distancing advice different around the world and how should Ireland proceed?

The extent of physical distancing needed has become a major debate as Ireland looks to re-open.

# hse - Thursday 28 May, 2020

HSE chief Paul Reid: There are 'obvious gaps' in governance of private nursing homes

Paul Reid said the target of having 90% of tests for Covid-19 turned around in three days has not been met and it is currently at 83%.

# hse - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Covid-19: Concerns over testing in mental health facilities as new cases fall

There were 125 suspected or confirmed cases relating to residents and staff as of last Friday.

'The dismay will live forever with us': Nursing homes CEO to tell TDs sector was left isolated at start of crisis

The Special Covid-19 Committee will meet today to discuss nursing homes and Direct Provision.

# hse - Monday 25 May, 2020

'It is not a rule, it is guidance': Tony Holohan says two-metre social distancing is not 'hard and fast law'

Concerns have been raised about the impact the measures will have on businesses as the country re-opens.

# hse - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 4 deaths and 57 new confirmed cases in Ireland

The Department of Health released the figures this evening.

Number of people attending Irish emergency departments begins to creep up as Covid fears lower

Mass testing of nursing home residents and staff at the facilities is also now complete.

# hse - Saturday 23 May, 2020

HSE chief urges public to 'hold firm' with restrictions as number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals falls

Recent figures show that by yesterday, 298 patients with coronavirus were admitted to 29 hospitals across the state.

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