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#HSE

# hse - This year 2022

Uptick in mumps in recent weeks as HSE advises MMR vaccine for anyone without two doses
# Infectious
# Infectious

Uptick in mumps in recent weeks as HSE advises MMR vaccine for anyone without two doses

Aug 6th 2022, 7:00 AM 10,249 Views 6 Comments

Of 46 cases this year so far, nearly one-third were notified in July.

Vaccination advice for groups most at risk of monkeypox to be issued soon
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

Vaccination advice for groups most at risk of monkeypox to be issued soon

Aug 5th 2022, 3:58 PM 9,131 Views 10 Comments

It follows calls to speed up the rollout of the vaccine to at-risk groups.

Monkeypox: Use of smallpox vaccine to be extended to groups at high risk of exposure
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

Monkeypox: Use of smallpox vaccine to be extended to groups at high risk of exposure

Jul 26th 2022, 3:54 PM 25,191 Views 21 Comments

The current outbreak of the virus was deemed a public health emergency by the WHO over the weekend.

EU medicines agency recommends use of smallpox vaccine against monkeypox
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

EU medicines agency recommends use of smallpox vaccine against monkeypox

Jul 22nd 2022, 1:20 PM 10,511 Views 10 Comments

Monkeypox resembles smallpox but is less dangerous and contagious.

1,500 surgeries expected for Irish patients at new Spanish hospital
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

1,500 surgeries expected for Irish patients at new Spanish hospital

Jul 14th 2022, 7:05 AM 36,022 Views 52 Comments

The treatment will be available because of the EU Cross Border Directive.

Supreme Court to hear HSE's appeal over decision to lift consultant doctor's suspension
# St Luke's Kilkenny
# St Luke's Kilkenny

Supreme Court to hear HSE's appeal over decision to lift consultant doctor's suspension

Jul 8th 2022, 6:36 PM 22,724 Views 0 Comments

The Court of Appeal ruled that Prof Ray O’Sullivan was entitled to return to his job that he was suspended from on foot of the complaints against him in 2019.

'Leadership and courage': Dr Tony Holohan steps down as CMO today after 14 years
# Last Day
# Last Day

'Leadership and courage': Dr Tony Holohan steps down as CMO today after 14 years

Updated Jul 1st 2022, 5:01 PM 35,757 Views 68 Comments

Professor Breda Smyth has been appointed to serve as Ireland’s interim chief medical officer.

HSE cuts child development checks in west Dublin due to 'staff shortages'
# Health
# Health

HSE cuts child development checks in west Dublin due to 'staff shortages'

Jun 30th 2022, 6:30 PM 13,726 Views 10 Comments

Parents have been contacted this week with the news.

Private mental health centres provide better care than HSE facilities, report finds
# Inequality
# Inequality

Private mental health centres provide better care than HSE facilities, report finds

Jun 30th 2022, 6:05 AM 9,710 Views 6 Comments

Inspectors highlighted multiple serious risks and poor environments across five HSE approved centres in Cork.

Over 3,000 hospitalisations a year among women suffering severe pregnancy sickness
# Hyperemisis Gravidarum
# Hyperemisis Gravidarum

Over 3,000 hospitalisations a year among women suffering severe pregnancy sickness

Jun 29th 2022, 6:05 AM 9,806 Views 19 Comments

A drug that treats hyperemesis is unavailable on the drugs payment scheme or medical card.

Over 60% acute hospitals operating at unsafe bed occupancy levels
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Over 60% acute hospitals operating at unsafe bed occupancy levels

Jun 28th 2022, 8:30 PM 9,157 Views 9 Comments

Five hospitals had an average monthly bed occupancy of 100% or more from January to March 2022.

'Timing is key': Parents call for inclusion of rare genetic disease in newborn heel prick test
# Sma
# Sma

'Timing is key': Parents call for inclusion of rare genetic disease in newborn heel prick test

Jun 28th 2022, 6:00 AM 12,055 Views 2 Comments

SMA is a degenerative disease that causes damage to nerves that develop muscle function and allow children to eat, move and breathe.

Paul Reid to quit as HSE boss in December to spend more time with family
# HSE
# HSE

Paul Reid to quit as HSE boss in December to spend more time with family

Updated Jun 27th 2022, 2:39 PM 73,883 Views 127 Comments

Reid said he believes the HSE is entering a new phase and that the appointment of a new leader is now timely.

HSE chief says Navan Hospital plan will proceed despite Minister's instruction
# Emergency Care
# Emergency Care

HSE chief says Navan Hospital plan will proceed despite Minister's instruction

Jun 26th 2022, 4:31 PM 30,650 Views 29 Comments

Last week the Health Minister said he was not satisfied with the plan.

28 cases of monkeypox have been detected in Ireland
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

28 cases of monkeypox have been detected in Ireland

Jun 23rd 2022, 5:43 PM 16,693 Views 16 Comments

All 28 patients with monkeypox are men and the majority are aged between 25 and 44.

HSE unit deployed to Limerick hospital to address ‘chronic’ overcrowding'
# Hiqa Report
# Hiqa Report

HSE unit deployed to Limerick hospital to address ‘chronic’ overcrowding'

Jun 22nd 2022, 7:55 PM 15,885 Views 20 Comments

A performance management improvement unit of the HSE is to “engage urgently” with University Hospital Limerick.

HSE's highest-paid staff member last year earned over €750,000
# Mega Bucks
# Mega Bucks

HSE's highest-paid staff member last year earned over €750,000

Jun 21st 2022, 12:58 PM 40,998 Views 66 Comments

Six individuals had total earnings from salary and allowances of over €500,000 in 2021.

Patient care in University Hospital Limerick ED compromised due to overcrowding
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Patient care in University Hospital Limerick ED compromised due to overcrowding

Updated Jun 17th 2022, 1:00 PM 11,149 Views 35 Comments

A HIQA inspection has found that the health and welfare of people receiving care in the department was at risk.

6% of eating disorder patients admitted to hospital have received specialist care since 2018
# HSE
# HSE

6% of eating disorder patients admitted to hospital have received specialist care since 2018

Jun 17th 2022, 6:00 AM 6,514 Views 0 Comments

46 patients have received treatment in the dedicated eating disorder service at St Vincent’s University Hospital in the last five years.

Critically ill patients in Meath ‘not given best opportunity of survival’
# Our Lady's Hospital Navan
# Our Lady's Hospital Navan

Critically ill patients in Meath ‘not given best opportunity of survival’

Jun 16th 2022, 7:54 PM 17,503 Views 13 Comments

The clinical director of Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan has stressed the serious patient safety risk that exists at the hospital.

HSE urges people to get their booster vaccine as Covid cases increase across Ireland
# Get Boosted
# Get Boosted

HSE urges people to get their booster vaccine as Covid cases increase across Ireland

Jun 16th 2022, 5:27 PM 28,737 Views 18 Comments

The HSE said those who are most vulnerable should get the jab ASAP.

Farmer gored by bull recalls how Irish Air Ambulance saved his life
# Irish Air Corps
# Irish Air Corps

Farmer gored by bull recalls how Irish Air Ambulance saved his life

Jun 16th 2022, 1:31 PM 19,119 Views 4 Comments

The Emergency Aeromedical Service is based in Athlone and is staffed by Irish Air Corps and National Ambulance Service staff.

Tánaiste says Government has not sanctioned the closure of Navan emergency department
# HSE
# HSE

Tánaiste says Government has not sanctioned the closure of Navan emergency department

Updated Jun 14th 2022, 2:00 PM 9,236 Views 17 Comments

The Health Minister said several issues must be addressed before any transition can take place, including capacity at other hospitals.

Nurses suffering from burnout due to overcrowding in A&E, says INMO
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Nurses suffering from burnout due to overcrowding in A&E, says INMO

Jun 13th 2022, 9:00 PM 9,298 Views 5 Comments

The INMO has said the dignity of patients is often diminished because of overcrowded conditions.

Emergency department in Navan to be replaced with 'medical assessment unit'
# Hospital
# Hospital

Emergency department in Navan to be replaced with 'medical assessment unit'

Jun 13th 2022, 3:30 PM 10,431 Views 14 Comments

Medical emergencies such as heart attacks and strokes will no longer be treated at the hospital.

Families protest outside Cork hospital over incineration of their babies' organs
# HSE
# HSE

Families protest outside Cork hospital over incineration of their babies' organs

Jun 11th 2022, 3:52 PM 13,616 Views 5 Comments

Eighteen families found out the organs of their dead babies were incinerated overseas without their consent.

Opinion: 'A real home feels like an unattainable dream' for many disabled people
# No Room
# No Room

Opinion: 'A real home feels like an unattainable dream' for many disabled people

Jun 9th 2022, 7:01 PM 9,261 Views 19 Comments

Julie Helen of Inclusion Ireland is calling for government action on housing and supports in Budget 2023.

Despite overall decline in smoking, prevalence is rising among Ireland's most vulnerable
# World No Tobacco Day
# World No Tobacco Day

Despite overall decline in smoking, prevalence is rising among Ireland's most vulnerable

May 31st 2022, 6:00 AM 14,961 Views 28 Comments

Smoking still causes over 4,500 deaths in Ireland each year

HSE to take delivery of vaccines to combat monkeypox and may roll out vaccination programme
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

HSE to take delivery of vaccines to combat monkeypox and may roll out vaccination programme

May 27th 2022, 10:31 AM 18,890 Views 21 Comments

Reid said Ireland had secured an order of vaccines for monkeypox and these would be delivered “shortly”.

'I’ve never seen morale so broken': What one change do healthcare workers want to improve the system?
# Health In Ireland
# Health In Ireland

'I’ve never seen morale so broken': What one change do healthcare workers want to improve the system?

May 27th 2022, 12:05 AM 19,251 Views 25 Comments
  • The Irish healthcare system is frequently hit with criticism and suggestions for how it can be improved.
  • Progress on the overhaul of the system is continuing but has been slow.
  • We asked workers and those familiar with the sector what one change they would like to see put into place.
NI Public Health Agency confirms first case of monkeypox in Northern Ireland
# Virus
# Virus

NI Public Health Agency confirms first case of monkeypox in Northern Ireland

Updated May 26th 2022, 7:00 PM 32,187 Views 22 Comments

More than a dozen countries across Europe have reported cases.

Medical scientists to suspend strike action next week and will return to WRC for talks
# Labour Court
# Labour Court

Medical scientists to suspend strike action next week and will return to WRC for talks

May 25th 2022, 10:23 PM 5,349 Views 3 Comments

The three days of strike action planned for next week have all been suspended, say the MLSA.

27 children and adolescents stayed in adult psychiatric units in 2021 despite CAMHS capacity
# Psychiatric Care
# Psychiatric Care

27 children and adolescents stayed in adult psychiatric units in 2021 despite CAMHS capacity

May 25th 2022, 9:11 PM 7,213 Views 2 Comments

A HSE spokesperson said that in exceptional circumstances this may be in the best interest of the adolescent at that time.

'Medics are your mates': HSE launches harm-reduction campaign for drug users at music festivals
# Drugs
# Drugs

'Medics are your mates': HSE launches harm-reduction campaign for drug users at music festivals

May 25th 2022, 11:28 AM 9,087 Views 16 Comments

The campaign also urges festival-goers to ‘leave the mixing to the DJs’.

'Intensive work' ongoing to give 35 children with Cystic Fibrosis access to life-changing drug
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

'Intensive work' ongoing to give 35 children with Cystic Fibrosis access to life-changing drug

May 24th 2022, 6:27 PM 7,728 Views 10 Comments

Donnelly said it is important to him ‘that children get access to the drug that they need’.

Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful

Updated May 24th 2022, 9:50 AM 16,618 Views 14 Comments

As medical scientists’ industrial action escalates, the TD says it’s time for pay parity for these frontline workers.

Open Newsroom Invitation: Healthcare - the power of patient advocacy
# Being-Patient
# Being-Patient

Open Newsroom Invitation: Healthcare - the power of patient advocacy

May 23rd 2022, 2:37 PM 4,235 Views 0 Comments

Join us at 1pm this Thursday.

HSE confirms 11 bed closures at Dublin CAMHS unit
# Camhs
# Camhs

HSE confirms 11 bed closures at Dublin CAMHS unit

Updated May 22nd 2022, 4:48 PM 59,615 Views 27 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Mental Health spokesperson says the closures “will create nothing short of a crisis for child and adolescent services in the Dublin region”.

Greater access to clinical trials for teens and young adults as cancer incidence rises in Ireland
# Reasearch
# Reasearch

Greater access to clinical trials for teens and young adults as cancer incidence rises in Ireland

May 19th 2022, 6:00 AM 16,304 Views 3 Comments

Around 180-190 people between 16 and 25 years are diagnosed with cancer in Ireland every year.

HSE urges people to stop using certain disposable vapes due to high nicotine concentration
# Warning
# Warning

HSE urges people to stop using certain disposable vapes due to high nicotine concentration

May 18th 2022, 7:18 PM 40,279 Views 14 Comments

The HSE said it has contacted all major Irish distributors of e-cigarettes and refill containers.