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# hse - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

Deferrals caused by Covid will increase hospital waiting lists this year, says Health Sec Gen
# Sláintecare
# Sláintecare

Deferrals caused by Covid will increase hospital waiting lists this year, says Health Sec Gen

Feb 16th 2022, 6:45 AM 8,135 Views 8 Comments

Over 1.5 million people will be added to the waiting lists this year, the Oireachtas Health Committee will hear.

# hse - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Taoiseach hits out at 'secret recording' but confirms HSE hiring target likely won't be met
# Staff Shortages
# Staff Shortages

Taoiseach hits out at 'secret recording' but confirms HSE hiring target likely won't be met

Feb 15th 2022, 6:43 PM 32,474 Views 14 Comments

Micheál Martin was responding to claims of “fake targets” within the health service.

Disability minister seeks independent review of HSE disability services in Northwest
# Anne Rabbitte
# Anne Rabbitte

Disability minister seeks independent review of HSE disability services in Northwest

Feb 15th 2022, 11:23 AM 5,772 Views 3 Comments

She said there is a pattern of failure to protect residents with disabilities in Community Healthcare Organisation One in the region.

# hse - Friday 11 February, 2022

Group to investigate options for funding severe pregnancy sickness drug to make it more available
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Group to investigate options for funding severe pregnancy sickness drug to make it more available

Feb 11th 2022, 5:16 PM 9,719 Views 4 Comments

The drug, known as Cariban, is currently unavailable on the drugs payment scheme or by medical card.

HSE reports 'surge' in referrals to adult eating disorder services
# Health Crisis
# Health Crisis

HSE reports 'surge' in referrals to adult eating disorder services

Feb 11th 2022, 7:01 AM 9,579 Views 1 Comment

Referrals to St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin increased by more than 120% last year.

# hse - Thursday 10 February, 2022

HSE updates online advice for boosted close contacts, detailing additional restrictions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HSE updates online advice for boosted close contacts, detailing additional restrictions

Feb 10th 2022, 5:41 PM 52,584 Views 3 Comments

Although close contacts in this situation are no longer required to restrict their movements, they are advised to follow a number of other measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.

# hse - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Mater Hospital asks public to avoid emergency department as Covid-19 patients rise
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Mater Hospital asks public to avoid emergency department as Covid-19 patients rise

Feb 9th 2022, 2:35 PM 19,622 Views 6 Comments

Nearly 600 people were waiting in hospitals around the country for a bed this morning.

HSE looking into whether 'special arrangement' possible for access to severe pregnancy sickness drug
# Cariban
# Cariban

HSE looking into whether 'special arrangement' possible for access to severe pregnancy sickness drug

Feb 9th 2022, 6:15 AM 16,054 Views 11 Comments

Irish Pharmacy Union has said exceptional arrangements to fund the drug in individual cases should be put in place.

# hse - Sunday 6 February, 2022

'Essential' that Government supports BreastCheck after appointments delayed by up to a year
# Breastcheck
# Breastcheck

'Essential' that Government supports BreastCheck after appointments delayed by up to a year

Feb 6th 2022, 6:30 AM 9,542 Views 2 Comments

The service said it will be more in line with England during this time, which screens women every three years.

# hse - Saturday 5 February, 2022

HSE 'very closely' monitoring infectious disease mainly affecting gay and bisexual men
# Shigella
# Shigella

HSE 'very closely' monitoring infectious disease mainly affecting gay and bisexual men

Feb 5th 2022, 8:00 AM 61,917 Views 28 Comments

UK health officials issued a warning over Shigella last week.

# hse - Friday 4 February, 2022

No HSE climate plan currently in place, but focus first on reducing emissions from buildings
# Cutting Emissions
# Cutting Emissions

No HSE climate plan currently in place, but focus first on reducing emissions from buildings

Feb 4th 2022, 6:30 AM 8,013 Views 19 Comments

A plan to decarbonise HSE buildings will be published in March with a wider climate action plan to follow.

Health Minister insists State won't reimburse cost of drug to treat severe pregnancy sickness
# Severe Morning Sickness
# Severe Morning Sickness

Health Minister insists State won't reimburse cost of drug to treat severe pregnancy sickness

Feb 4th 2022, 6:00 AM 17,449 Views 14 Comments

When Stephen Donnelly was in Opposition he told Simon Harris that the drug called Cariban should be available on the drugs payment scheme.

# hse - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

HSE CEO Paul Reid's pay package totalled €411,777 in 2021
# HSE
# HSE

HSE CEO Paul Reid's pay package totalled €411,777 in 2021

Feb 2nd 2022, 5:32 PM 37,747 Views 75 Comments

Reid commenced his five year contract for the HSE on 14 May 2019.

# hse - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

'We're getting no support': Mother claims Midlands CAMHS has 'constantly' let her son down
# Camhs
# Camhs

'We're getting no support': Mother claims Midlands CAMHS has 'constantly' let her son down

Feb 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 24,687 Views 0 Comments
  • She said her son has been prescribed the wrong medication "many times", his bloods have not been checked since last summer.
  • He has been admitted to A&E four times since November after saying he was going to take his own life.
  • It follows revelations contained in a report last week that 46 children suffered "significant harm" while attending the HSE-run South Kerry CAMHS.

# hse - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Report into Kerry CAMHS services 'shocking', says Taoiseach as nationwide audit ordered
# Medication
# Medication

Report into Kerry CAMHS services 'shocking', says Taoiseach as nationwide audit ordered

Jan 26th 2022, 1:15 PM 86,644 Views 0 Comments

Review of 1,300 children who attended the HSE-run South Kerry CAMHS found 46 of them suffered “significant harm”.

# hse - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

HSE apologises to young people over 'care deficiencies' in Kerry mental health services
# Camhs
# Camhs

HSE apologises to young people over 'care deficiencies' in Kerry mental health services

Jan 25th 2022, 2:06 PM 6,856 Views 0 Comments

The executive will issue written apologies to around 250 families.

# hse - Saturday 22 January, 2022

General practice nurses criticise omission from Govt's €1,000 bonus payment plan
# Bonus Payment
# Bonus Payment

General practice nurses criticise omission from Govt's €1,000 bonus payment plan

Jan 22nd 2022, 12:44 PM 40,846 Views 53 Comments

The government confirmed plans for a €1,000 tax-free bonus for public sector healthcare workers earlier this week.

# hse - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Varadkar to seek guidance on publishing a redacted version of HSE's Brandon Report
# Redacted
# Redacted

Varadkar to seek guidance on publishing a redacted version of HSE's Brandon Report

Jan 20th 2022, 2:19 PM 10,294 Views 7 Comments

The Attorney General warned it could not be published in full.

Healthcare workers to get €1,000 bonus in February or March
# Bonus Payment
# Bonus Payment

Healthcare workers to get €1,000 bonus in February or March

Jan 20th 2022, 1:42 PM 29,442 Views 60 Comments

The bonus will appear in the regular payroll payments in those months.

# hse - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Problem with schools helpline that prevented antigens being registered is fixed, HSE says
# Covid In Schools
# Covid In Schools

Problem with schools helpline that prevented antigens being registered is fixed, HSE says

Jan 19th 2022, 2:01 PM 10,638 Views 3 Comments

Principals first raised the issue on social media, saying that they were unable to register positive antigen tests with the hotline.

# hse - Monday 17 January, 2022

'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services
# Crisis Pregnancy
# Crisis Pregnancy

'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services

Jan 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 55,730 Views 0 Comments
  • A number of unregulated crisis pregnancy services present themselves as unbiased but have an anti-abortion stance
  • The HSE said such services may try to frighten women and refuse to give them information about abortion services
  • Women who have inadvertently engaged with these groups have found the experience "extremely distressing", Órla Ryan reports

# hse - Saturday 15 January, 2022

Public response and boosters have 'eased worst impacts' of latest Covid wave says HSE chief
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Public response and boosters have 'eased worst impacts' of latest Covid wave says HSE chief

Jan 15th 2022, 1:58 PM 20,819 Views 61 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that the country is seeing progress with Covid and that it is “stabilising”.

# hse - Friday 14 January, 2022

Hundreds of hospital staff, including healthcare workers, not vaccinated against Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Hundreds of hospital staff, including healthcare workers, not vaccinated against Covid-19

Jan 14th 2022, 12:05 AM 79,139 Views 104 Comments
  • Almost 300 staff were considered 'at risk' to patients because of their vaccine status last November, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Nurses, healthcare assistants, therapists and a non-consultant hospital doctor among those unvaccinated.
  • Mandatory vaccination is not currently Government policy and the HSE redeploys staff it deems to be at risk to patients.

# hse - Thursday 13 January, 2022

People will be able to register their positive antigen test on the HSE website from tomorrow
# Antigen Test
# Antigen Test

People will be able to register their positive antigen test on the HSE website from tomorrow

Updated Jan 13th 2022, 5:45 PM 33,913 Views 41 Comments

People will be able to upload their close contacts through the online system.

'Very high demand' for ambulance services in the Dublin region, HSE says
# Ambulance Delays
# Ambulance Delays

'Very high demand' for ambulance services in the Dublin region, HSE says

Updated Jan 13th 2022, 5:32 PM 15,446 Views 18 Comments

The health service has said those calling for non-urgent or non-life threatening emergencies “may experience delays”.

# hse - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Number of patients with Covid in hospital but admitted for other reasons close to 30% - CMO
# Hospital Figures
# Hospital Figures

Number of patients with Covid in hospital but admitted for other reasons close to 30% - CMO

Jan 12th 2022, 6:36 PM 21,800 Views 44 Comments

The HSE is to provide the health minister with details about the patient types included in the Covid hospitalisation numbers.

# hse - Sunday 9 January, 2022

New system to register positive antigen tests will be ready next week, says HSE CEO
# Antigen Tests
# Antigen Tests

New system to register positive antigen tests will be ready next week, says HSE CEO

Jan 9th 2022, 1:47 PM 41,609 Views 46 Comments

HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid also said that there are strong supplies of antigen tests for January and February.

# hse - Friday 7 January, 2022

Estimated 15,000 HSE staff out on Covid leave: 'Without derogation we would be in severe trouble'
# HSE
# HSE

Estimated 15,000 HSE staff out on Covid leave: 'Without derogation we would be in severe trouble'

Updated Jan 7th 2022, 6:51 PM 68,837 Views 76 Comments

Anne O’Connor said the HSE has estimated that 12% of its workforce is absent this week, which is “somewhere between 14,000 and 15,000″.

# hse - Monday 3 January, 2022

HSE opens Covid vaccine registration for all children aged 5-11
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE opens Covid vaccine registration for all children aged 5-11

Jan 3rd 2022, 9:50 AM 31,159 Views 126 Comments

The HSE said appointments are expected to be offered soon after registration.

HSE pays €800,000 over asking price for Sisters of Mercy convent
# Holy Land
# Holy Land

HSE pays €800,000 over asking price for Sisters of Mercy convent

Jan 3rd 2022, 12:05 AM 95,257 Views 56 Comments
  • Convent site near Beaumont Hospital sold for over €2.7m last year, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy
  • It had been listed on the market for €1.9m just six months before the HSE bought it for its 'strategic value'
  • A report released to Noteworthy states there was 'no appetite on the vendors side' to move away from the tender process

# hse - Friday 31 December, 2021

'Three antigen tests over three days' before PCR for under-40s who are symptomatic
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'Three antigen tests over three days' before PCR for under-40s who are symptomatic

Dec 31st 2021, 2:31 PM 60,610 Views 53 Comments

The HSE has said further information about registering close contacts will be made available on Monday.

New Covid testing and isolation guidelines: Here's everything you need to know
# Explainer
# Explainer

New Covid testing and isolation guidelines: Here's everything you need to know

Dec 31st 2021, 12:03 PM 90,518 Views 42 Comments

The changes are aimed at freeing up Covid-19 testing capacity and easing disruption to businesses.

# hse - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

First vaccination clinics for vulnerable children held as hospitals face pressure due to Covid
# Vaccine Programme
# Vaccine Programme

First vaccination clinics for vulnerable children held as hospitals face pressure due to Covid

Updated Dec 29th 2021, 4:45 PM 90,940 Views 104 Comments
  • The number of people in hospital with Covid jumped by 75 overnight.
  • There were 16,959 positive swabs reported today by the Department of Health
  • The booster programme hit the milestone of 2,000,000 doses administered.
People aged 30-39 can receive a booster shot from today
# Boosters
# Boosters

People aged 30-39 can receive a booster shot from today

Dec 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,530 Views 11 Comments

Those aged 16-29 who received a Janssen primary dose can also avail of a booster from today.

# hse - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Omicron is 'running rife in our communities' but has not yet peaked, HSE boss says
# Pcr Tests
# Pcr Tests

Omicron is 'running rife in our communities' but has not yet peaked, HSE boss says

Updated Dec 28th 2021, 12:50 PM 111,965 Views 138 Comments
  • Paul Reid said it appears cases of Omicron may have peaked in some other countries but not yet in Ireland
  • He said the HSE is continuing to ramp up capacity for PCR testing as demand increases
  • Children aged five to 11 who are at high risk from Covid-19, or live with someone high risk, can now be registered for a vaccine
Vaccine registration opens for high-risk children aged 5 to 11
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Vaccine registration opens for high-risk children aged 5 to 11

Dec 28th 2021, 6:00 AM 14,166 Views 20 Comments

Parents can register their child for the vaccine if they have a health condition that puts them at higher risk, or if they live with someone who is at higher risk.

# hse - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Paul Reid: We'll 'cling to hope' of Omicron studies, but variant is more transmissible than Delta
# HSE Chief
# HSE Chief

Paul Reid: We'll 'cling to hope' of Omicron studies, but variant is more transmissible than Delta

Dec 23rd 2021, 9:02 AM 35,032 Views 97 Comments

Paul Reid said that Omicron is over 5.5 times more transmissible than Delta.

# hse - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Plan for the rollout of boosters to under-40s expected by end of week, says HSE
# Covid19
# Covid19

Plan for the rollout of boosters to under-40s expected by end of week, says HSE

Dec 22nd 2021, 4:23 PM 15,818 Views 41 Comments

# hse - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

HSE opens new online self-scheduler to book booster vaccine appointments
# Boosters
# Boosters

HSE opens new online self-scheduler to book booster vaccine appointments

Dec 21st 2021, 11:39 PM 42,512 Views 22 Comments

The scheduling system will offer more than 3,000 individual appointments for four initial clinics from tomorrow morning.

Increased demand for PCR testing puts strain on HSE booking systems
# Christmas Rush
# Christmas Rush

Increased demand for PCR testing puts strain on HSE booking systems

Updated Dec 21st 2021, 7:17 PM 36,932 Views 37 Comments

The HSE has said it has capacity for about 225,000 PCR tests this week.