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April 2024
Two more measles cases confirmed - bringing total number this year to 18
Ireland has just three adult eating disorder beds. The plan was for 20 more. €0 was provided.
A HSE plan to open 20 new beds by 2023 went completely unfunded.
No funding provided over the last six years to open adult eating disorder treatment beds
HSE says it is focusing on treatment hubs, rather than individual beds
Eating disorder experts say the number of extra beds needed has now likely increased since last plan was made - and not funded
Psychosis team in Cork sees significant decrease in number of people using drugs and alcohol
It’s hoped that the RISE model can be replicated by other psychosis teams around the country.
HSE will not review care for people with Long Covid until new evidence emerges
'I'm going through a lot of scary stuff': 11-year-old boy with psychosis and his parents plead for help
The young boy has struggled to access certain services despite the efforts of his parents and healthcare workers.
Children and adolescents with complex needs often struggle to get access to services due to confusion over which health team is best placed to intervene
During a recent episode, a young boy in Dublin attempted to take his own life
The boy's parents believe if their son had received early intervention years ago, his condition would not have deteriorated to this point
Record number of people treated in Irish hospitals last year, despite 'unacceptably long' waits
'Extreme risks' posed to National Ambulance Service due to management structures
A report obtained by The Journal reveals significant concerns for NAS management structures, staffing levels and funding.
University Hospital Galway makes recommended changes after increase in baby head injuries
Two more measles cases confirmed - bringing total number this year to 13
Rehab centre converted to Covid-19 isolation unit in 2020 has no budget to reopen this year
Health services 'undermined' by lack of beds, consultants and GPs, according to IMO chief
HSE CEO says staffing levels at all-time high but IMO wants an end to the recruitment freeze
GPs at ED doors and fast build beds: The HSE and Donnelly's plan to tackle UHL's overcrowding
Two more measles cases confirmed - bringing total number this year to 11
'Significant progress' made on patient outcomes, but cervical screening uptake still below target
March 2024
Female junior doctors repeatedly penalised by medical training system
Women make up more than half the trainee doctor workforce but criticise lack of support for pregnancy and family life.
Investigation by Noteworthy finds women delaying or leaving specialist training
Some doctors are not entitled to maternity pay when doing training-related research
Irish Medical Organisation: “Without support, women will drop out of medicine”
Children 'suffering' as life-changing surgery delayed at Temple Street after spinal controversy
Parents and a consultant have raised concerns about the impact of long waiting lists on children’s quality of life.
Several hundred children are currently waiting for spinal and orthoepaedic surgery at Temple Street
Many children who require time-sensitive surgery have been waiting for months
The hospital has been embroiled in controversy since it emerged that one child died and others suffered serious post-surgery complications
'One person on a trolley is too much' says HSE CEO as 638 patients currently waiting for a bed
Three more measles cases confirmed in latest weekly figures
Tullamore hospital unable to carry out hip or knee replacements as facility's A&E overrun
It could take over 60 years to set up enough early intervention psychosis teams, TD warns
One new case of measles confirmed in Ireland, the fifth this year
Four measles cases now confirmed in Ireland
Poll: How much exercise do you get each week?
HSE says ‘misconfiguration’ of Covid vaccine dataset did not result in ‘unauthorised viewing’ of data
Two and a half hours of exercise a week will improve adults' health, new HSE guidelines say
Ministers met with Grace case inquiry to voice unhappiness with the pace of work and delays
Former minister says he is ‘horrified’ with the continuous delays of the inquiry.
The Grace case concerns a young woman with profound intellectual disabilities who was left in a foster home in the Waterford area for almost 20 years despite a succession of sexual and physical abuse allegations.
The latest six month extension means the final report will not be complete until September 2024, over five years beyond its original deadline.
450 cancelled operations in UHL hospitals so far this year is 'not acceptable', HSE chief says
Government grants yet another extension to Grace case inquiry
Government approves funding for measles catch-up vaccine programme
February 2024
Senior HSE executive to receive redundancy package of nearly €400,000
Nine suspected, no confirmed cases of measles in latest weekly figures
St John of God reaches an agreement with the HSE over provision of services
Review launched at University Hospital Limerick following woman's death one day after losing baby
Donnelly asks HSE to undo cuts to allowances as breast cancer survivors voice anger on Liveline
Varadkar seeks to reassure St John of God service users they will be 'protected'
St John of God service users ‘alarmed’ by proposed transfer to HSE due to funding issues
St John of God services to be transferred to HSE by mid-August ‘due to insufficient funding’
Three suspected and one confirmed case of measles reported in latest weekly figures
HSE tells Assisted Dying Committee there are already 'significant' supports for 'dying in a dignified way'