This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 16 °C Tuesday 2 June, 2020


# hse - Sunday 29 March, 2020

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.

# hse - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

HSE looks at using naval ships as it scales up coronavirus testing across the country

Officials have asked people to be patient as they work through the backlog and roll out additional resources.

'Your country needs you': Harris launches massive recruitment drive for doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff

The number of cases of Covid-19 could hit 15,000 within the next few weeks, according to the government.

Croke Park drive-thru Covid-19 testing facility to open later today

Locals have been told there will be “minimal disruption” to local traffic and noise.

# hse - Monday 16 March, 2020

HSE advises coronavirus patients to keep taking anti-inflammatory medication in face of social media misinformation

A statement from the health service said that this includes anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, naproxen or diclofenac.

# hse - Saturday 14 March, 2020

HSE working to 'ensure sufficient testing facilities' in place by Monday for Covid-19 following 'high demand'

GP Out of Hours and HSE helplines cannot arrange for testing of patients with flu-like symptoms.

# hse - Friday 13 March, 2020

Are playdates okay? The HSE's advice on social distancing for children

The HSE said parents should be practical in minimising the risk, while allowing some semblance of normality to continue.

Significant increase in testing for coronavirus expected as HSE changes criteria

Anyone showing symptoms is asked to self-isolate and contact their GP.

# hse - Thursday 12 March, 2020

'We are a great nation': Solidarity with people in self-isolation as strangers offer help

An initiative started by social media strategist Samantha Kelly has taken off in recent days as people all across the country offer their dog walking and food delivery help.

# hse - Monday 9 March, 2020

Today's Covid-19 main points: 36 cases on island of Ireland, St Patrick's Day events cancelled

There are 21 cases in the Republic and 12 in the North.

'Since I got the letter, it's just silence': Citizenship delays now a 'disincentive' for doctors to stay in Ireland

One doctor described the stress of applying for citizenship and work permits, and the toll it has taken on his personal life.

# hse - Sunday 8 March, 2020

HSE chief 'can't dispute' figure that 1.9 million people in Ireland could get Covid-19

HSE chief executive Paul Reid said that the National Ambulance Service has tested 300 people in their homes in the past few days.

# hse - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Coronavirus: One new case in Republic of Ireland and three in the North

There are now 19 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic.

HSE 'lifts recruitment freeze on nurses' amid concerns of Covid-19 threat to health service

A representative of nurses in Ireland said that not cancelling St Patrick’s Day “puts too much strain on our public health service”.

'This is destroying lives': Patients say Ireland's neuro-rehab strategy has 'sat on a shelf for nearly a decade'

Neuro-rehabilitation services are needed by people living with MS, Parkinson’s disease and acquired brain injuries.

Coronavirus: What is contact tracing and who is considered a 'close contact'?

Health authorities have processes in place that will still be necessary even as the number of cases here rises.

# hse - Friday 6 March, 2020

Mass gatherings and Covid-19: Don't attend if sick and consider your plans if you're in an 'at risk' group

It was confirmed today that a total of 18 people have the illness in the Republic while four have it in the North.