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# hse - Today’s News

New WHO report warns that there is a global shortage of nurses

The study was compiled before Covid-19 and calls for greater investment in nursing.

# hse - Yesterday’s News

Tickets for The Script's two free concerts for healthcare workers went in less than 30 minutes

The band’s lead singer said they wanted to show their appreciation for the hard work of those in the healthcare sector.

CMO says Dublin won't be singled out for stricter measures with growth rates similar nationwide

Dublin has the highest number of confirmed cases at 3,061.

HSE has failed to honour a contract to pay for medical ventilators, court hears

Narooma claims the HSE has failed to comply with the contract and has not paid it the money it says it is owed.

Brid Smith: 'We need to take on the market forces that are profiteering from this pandemic'

People Before Profit TD Brid Smith says we need to consider moving beyond the restricted ‘market’ in this time of crisis.

Student nurses could be fast-tracked to qualification to tackle Covid-19

A plan to ensure the early registration of nursing interns is being discussed.

# hse - Monday 6 April, 2020

There are now 99 clusters of Covid-19 in nursing homes and residential settings around Ireland

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan confirmed the increase in clusters this evening.

Private consultants concerned about 'ethical dilemma' caused by temporary HSE contracts

Consulting rooms of those who sign the HSE contract will have to shut to current and future private outpatients.

Covid-19 community assessment hubs will stop system being 'overburdened' HSE

Covid-19 community assessment hubs will stop system being 'overburdened'

The vice-president of the Irish College of General Practitioners stressed the importance of the hubs.

# hse - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has registered again as a doctor to help out during Covid-19

Varadkar joined the Medical Council register again in March.

HSE says 20% of the first PPE batch to arrive from China was 'unsuitable'

The HSE also said it wants to increase testing to 4,500 people a day next week.

# hse - Saturday 4 April, 2020

Three Irish medics arrive home to answer Ireland's call with help of fundraising campaign

The Ireland’s Call Initiative has raised just over €19,000 on GoFundMe.

# hse - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Coronavirus: 13 more deaths and 402 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Health officials announced the latest figures at the Department of Health this evening.

HSE in discussions with Irish pharma companies about 'ramping up' reagent production

CEO Paul Reid said the HSE has already secured some supplies from China.

# hse - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Contact tracing to be extended to suspected cases of Covid-19 HSE

Contact tracing to be extended to suspected cases of Covid-19

A team of 1,400 health officials will work to trace and contact people.

# hse - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Coronavirus: Ten more deaths and 200 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Earlier today HSE officials said they are expecting the peak of the outbreak will occur in two weeks time.

Here's what the Covid-19 self-isolation and step-down care centre will look like in Dublin

The centre is expected to be operational this week, with more centres to be established in Cork, Limerick and Galway.

Covid-19: HSE says contact tracing app could be rolled out 'in the next 10 days'

The HSE’s Paul Connors this morning described it as a “very important piece of technology.

HSE planning for peak Covid-19 outbreak to happen in two weeks time based on current modelling

The chief operations officer said they are making preparations for the peak to arrive between the 10 and 14 April.

# hse - Thursday 26 March, 2020

'Some young people end up in intensive care': Health chief says *everyone* needs to social distance

Dr Tony Holohan warned that there have been many cases of young people being hospitalised because of Covid-19.

HSE says there's enough protective equipment to keep hospitals 'ticking over' until shipment from China

A consignment of equipment such as masks, gowns and goggles is due to arrive from China on Sunday.

Most Irish coronavirus cases contracted in Ireland - new stats give full breakdown on Covid-19

Three children under the age of one have contracted the virus so far.

# hse - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

INMO calls on HSE to pay student nurses and midwives during Covid-19 outbreak

Hundreds of student nurses are set to begin their unpaid work placements this month.

# hse - Monday 23 March, 2020

Two more deaths and 219 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Ireland

Both patients were male and in the east of the country.

60,000 people sign up for HSE recruitment drive as first interviews start for doctors and nurses

“Bear with us” is the message from the HSE today as it sifts through the large volume of applications.

# hse - Sunday 22 March, 2020

About 40,000 people in Ireland waiting for Covid-19 test, all told to self-isolate while they wait

HSE officials said the wait time is typically four to five days.

# hse - Saturday 21 March, 2020

'I know people are afraid... but we will not run out of tests', minister says amid reports of delays for Covid-19 test

“We’re trying to do in a number of days [what] would probably take months, if not years, to set up,” Regina Doherty explained.

# hse - Friday 20 March, 2020

From The42 'If I can help in some way': Connacht's Copeland offering his house part-time to HSE workers Room At The Inn

'If I can help in some way': Connacht's Copeland offering his house part-time to HSE workers

Robin Copeland speaks to The42 about his lovely gesture to medical workers.

Yes, you need to self-isolate while waiting for a coronavirus test - here's what else you need know

What you need to know about self-isolation, quarantine and how it all works.

'No exceptions': HSE boss says Covid-19 guidelines can't be relaxed for Mother's Day

Paul Reid says there must be compliance every day, regardless of what celebrations are on.

From The42 Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Gaelic Grounds set to be used Covid-19 test centres Assistance

Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Gaelic Grounds set to be used Covid-19 test centres

Kilkenny’s Nowlan Park and Croke Park are also being utilised as test centres.

'We need to treat each other like pariahs': Limerick intensive care doctor issues stark warning

Dr Catherine Motherway of University Hospital Limerick said the Irish health system may struggle if Covid-19 is not contained.

# hse - Thursday 19 March, 2020

From The42 Kilkenny GAA's Nowlan Park will be used as drive-thru testing facility for Covid-19 Helping Out

Kilkenny GAA's Nowlan Park will be used as drive-thru testing facility for Covid-19

The news comes following a request from the HSE.

HSE instructs hospital and healthcare facilities to immediately suspend parking charges for staff

There have been a number of reports in recent days of healthcare workers at hospitals having their cars clamped while they were working overtime.

'There is a role for everyone': Minister says HSE need non-medical staff too and you'll be paid

Harris said emergency measures under new laws will only be in place until 9 May.

# hse - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

74 new cases of coronavirus confirmed, bringing Ireland's total to 366

Health officials updated the number of confirmed cases at their daily press briefing this evening.

Opinion: 'We battled to have our son's autism diagnosed - how might the delay have affected him?'

Mother’s six-year struggle of appeals, complaints and a High Court case to get her son the help he needed.

Family of deceased man left paralysed after surgery awarded €35k in case against HSE

The family of Donegal man Brian McElhinney had its settlement approved in the High Court today.

High Court approves €12m settlement over hospital care for girl who contracted meningitis

It is claimed there was a failure to admit and treat her for a suspected bacterial infection.

From The42 Cork GAA make Páirc Uí Chaoimh available to the HSE during Covid-19 crisis Pairc Life

Cork GAA make Páirc Uí Chaoimh available to the HSE during Covid-19 crisis

Cork have also postponed all club championship games in the county for April and May.

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