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# hse - Yesterday’s News

More than 4,000 children and teachers tested for Covid-19 since schools opened

HSE CEO Paul Reid said there have been 180 index cases, with a further 84 linked to those.

HSE chief: We can expect and should plan for further waves of Covid-19

Paul Reid is appearing in front of the Special Covid-19 Committee today to discuss the country’s testing systems.

# hse - Monday 28 September, 2020

The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know

“The flu vaccine is one of the safest vaccines we have, it’s one of the oldest vaccines we have,” a GP said.

# hse - Sunday 27 September, 2020

HSE boss issues 'call to arms' for public to stick to health advice as hospitals come under increasing pressure

The number of people in hospital is at its highest level in months.

INMO backs decision to publish ethnicity data for healthcare workers who contract Covid-19 HSE

INMO backs decision to publish ethnicity data for healthcare workers who contract Covid-19

Data from the UK suggests that BAME healthcare workers were more likely to die from Covid-19.

# hse - Friday 25 September, 2020

How the new restrictions in Donegal are highlighting the lack of cross-border co-operation on Covid-19

The Level 3 restrictions in Donegal highlight the lack of on-the-ground co-operation along the border.

# hse - Thursday 24 September, 2020

HSE urges people to reduce contacts with average for positive case now at six

CEO Paul Reid said the numbers failing to turn up for their swab appointments has reduced now.

Ireland's Winter Plan: 500 new acute beds and an 'unprecedented' €600m boost on last year HSE

Ireland's Winter Plan: 500 new acute beds and an 'unprecedented' €600m boost on last year

An extra 251 acute beds in Q4 of this year, and 232 acute beds in Q1 next year, are included in the plan.

# hse - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Health Minister contacts HSE to make clear that window visits in nursing homes are not suspended under Level 3

Concerns had been raised that nursing homes in Dublin were suspending window visits.

# hse - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Concerns over increases in Covid-19 hospitalisations and admissions to ICU HSE

Concerns over increases in Covid-19 hospitalisations and admissions to ICU

HSE CEO Paul Reid said last night that there were 90 people hospitalised with Covid-19 and 19 in ICU.

# hse - Friday 18 September, 2020

Teachers warn of severe disruption to schools already as they call for fast-track access to testing

The government has emphasised the importance of keeping schools open in its new plan for living with Covid-19.

# hse - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Senior NHS officials contacted HSE seeking help for Covid-19 tests

Paul Reid was defending Ireland’s testing capacity following a surge in demand for Covid-19 tests in recent weeks.

# hse - Monday 14 September, 2020

Self-isolation period for Covid-19 cases reduced to 10 days from 14

People must still restrict their movements for 14 days if they are a close contact.

HSE targets graduates and students to boost contact tracing capacity

The HSE said that it’s looking for public-health trained individuals who will be ready to start almost immediately.

# hse - Saturday 12 September, 2020

HSE distances itself from claims of senior doctor who said Ireland should try to achieve herd immunity

Dr Colm Henry said that attempting to achieve herd immunity overwhelms hospitals, and that the duration of post-infection immunity isn’t clear.

HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff

Rates of healthcare worker vaccine uptake, particularly in nursing homes, remain low.

# hse - Friday 11 September, 2020

The nurse said 'how long has your child been like this?': HSE urges awareness of sepsis signs and symptoms

Sepsis is difficult to diagnose and can be confused with other conditions early on.

# hse - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

HSE says testing at meat plants suspended until next week to help meet 'significant rise in demand' for community tests

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy described the decision as “reckless” and “inexplicable”.

# hse - Sunday 6 September, 2020

INMO: 'Extremely worrying' to see Covid-19 outbreaks in hospitals

The union was responding to reports of a Covid-19 outbreak at Beaumont Hospital.

# hse - Saturday 5 September, 2020

HSE reports increase in numbers requiring self-isolation at CityWest

On Wednesday, there were 139 people in total using the self-isolation facilities.

# hse - Thursday 3 September, 2020

HSE urges public to apply for paid testing, swabbing and contact tracing roles

At this morning’s HSE briefing, CEO Reid said that 3,000 tests have been completed among meat plant workers.

# hse - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

'We're sleepwalking back to mass overcrowding': 221 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals

The INMO has warned that overcrowding and Covid-19 make for a ‘toxic combination’.

Covid-19 deaths and hospital numbers remain low as Ireland is 'protecting vulnerable people better'

The majority of confirmed cases are now in those aged under 45.

# hse - Monday 31 August, 2020

HSE launches online resources and supports to mark International Overdose Awareness Day

Over 370 people lose their lives in Ireland from drug overdose every year.

# hse - Sunday 30 August, 2020

'It's a huge risk': Pregnant teaching staff say they've been left in the dark over the return of schools

Many teachers complain they’ve received little guidance or assurances about how pregnant staff will be looked after.

# hse - Thursday 27 August, 2020

'Our desire is to lift restrictions on Kildare as quickly as possible': HSE pressed on schools and testing at briefing

On schools, the HSE said today “the risks of keeping schools closed now outweigh the risk of Covid for children”.

‘Gaining health rather than losing weight’: HSE to deliver online event on obesity

The series of seminars will focus on obesity as a chronic disease, rather than as a lifestyle issue.

Confusion as HSE claims out-of-hours GP service charging for Covid consultations has received funding

There have been reports that the KDoc service has been charging people for Covid-19 consultations.

# hse - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Colm Henry says advice is 'clear' that you must restrict movements for 14 days when arriving from non-Green List country

The issue of Phil Hogan was raised as HSE officials addressed an Oireachtas Committee this morning.

# hse - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Winter flu vaccine campaign gears up to prevent 'dual outbreaks' of influenza and Covid-19

For the first time, children aged 2-12 are also entitled to a free flu vaccine.

# hse - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Debunked: No, wearing a face mask does not 'disrupt pH levels' and increase cancer risk

A widely shared Facebook post incorrectly claims that wearing a mask causes people to breathe in their own carbon dioxide.

# hse - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Ireland records highest number of Covid-19 tests yesterday

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that 13,000 tests were completed, adding this is “our highest daily number ever”.

# hse - Thursday 20 August, 2020

HSE releases results of first Covid-19 antibody study

The HPSC estimates a national prevalence rate of 1.7%.

Coronavirus: One death and 136 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update this evening on the spread of the disease.

HSE says some positive Covid-19 cases have up to 50 close contacts

Over the last week, 55,000 tests have been completed, with 41,000 of those samples being taken through community or serial testing systems.

# hse - Monday 17 August, 2020

HSE seeks new deal with private hospitals to support public system through 'enduring impact of Covid-19'

A panel of private providers will be made so that the HSE can utilise them when they’re needed.

# hse - Sunday 16 August, 2020

The mental health system is preparing for a 'tsunami' of cases from young people - staff are worried it can't cope

Long waiting lists and a disjointed system have already caused major issues.

# hse - Saturday 15 August, 2020

'To the four nurses in Ireland...RIP': The Covid-19 Twitter claim that made it to the national airwaves

The story behind one of the most infamous myths of the pandemic.

# hse - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

'We are firefighting': Consultants warn newborns may be at risk due to Covid pressure on hospitals

Many neonatal units have no isolation facilities to deal with coronavirus patients.

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