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# HSE

February
February 2024
Missed appointments during pandemic a factor in lower measles vaccine uptake, HSE says
Adult with confirmed measles case dies in hospital in the Dublin and Midlands Health Region
University Hospital Limerick is having the worst day for overcrowding in any Irish hospital since 2006
Galway University Hospital accepts failings in care of 49-year-old woman who died of breast cancer
HSE approves seven ‘life-enhancing’ medicines for rare but debilitating conditions
HSE asks public to consider all care options before presenting at emergency departments
Labour criticises Govt as just 3% of those deemed eligible for GP visit card avail of scheme
January
January 2024
Future of St John of God care facilities in limbo as charity faces ongoing financial crisis
640 patients without beds as HSE warns public to avoid emergency departments if possible
Dublin Simon Community’s ‘first-of-a-kind’ health and addiction care facility to open mid-year
HRB: Evidence to support medicinal cannabis use for most conditions is 'inconsistent at best'
Doctors to inform men taking sodium valproate of risks to unborn children
HSE apologises to boy whose throat was corroded by button battery after delay in ordering X-ray
During this nine-day delay, the battery corroded Aaron Sikorski’s throat and he had to undergo surgery, the High Court heard.
Youth mental health service 'largely non-existent' and discrimination rife, Committee hears
Teenage girl with disabilities was held in a dark hospital room for almost 60 days
Stephen Donnelly ‘not satisfied’ with management of patient flow at overcrowded hospitals
Substantial increase in flu expected to 'peak in next week or two'
Significant increase in emergency department attendances for slips and falls amid cold snap
70% increase in gonorrhoea cases due to lack of condom use - and better testing
Over 6,700 cases of gonorrhoea were reported in Ireland last year, up from 3,976 in 2022.
Some 6,748 cases of gonorrhoea were reported up to 23 December 2023, compared with 3,976 cases in 2022
The majority of cases reported in Ireland last year (5,200) were among men
Ireland has one of the highest incidence rates of gonorrhoea in Europe
HSE chief Bernard Gloster intent on ‘appropriate justice’ over failures in Aoife Johnston case
HSE forms national 'red alert' team after clusters of drug overdoses in Dublin and Cork
Each HSE region will be asked to form their own localised response teams in case dangerous batches end up on the market in their area.
Donnelly defends preventing Aoife Johnston's family any input into inquiry's terms of reference
Professional misconduct allegations against HSE physio who made false claims about Covid-19 upheld
10,000 free home STI kits being ordered every month
Debunked: Piers Morgan catching Covid-19 is not evidence of VAIDS, a made-up medical condition
Family criticises HSE for lack of consultation on inquiry into 16-year-old Aoife Johnston's death
Hospital parking charge cap further delayed
Cost review from 2018 is to be redone with no sign of when commitments made in 2020 will be met.
Noteworthy revealed last year that no progress had been made since a 2020 Programme for Government promise
The original working group had recommended that hospital parking charges be capped nationally at €10 per day
Work on new national guidance to begin in 'early 2024'
Investigation into death of Aoife Johnston (16) to probe governance in University Hospital Limerick
Last year
2023
Minister warns rise in flu and Covid cases will increase pressure on hospitals
Donnelly: 'Children waiting for spinal surgeries have been failed by their own country'
More 'blitz clinics' needed as minister says hospital waiting lists will continue to fall
'Vital' addiction support service in Dublin to remain open after campaign by staff and locals
Public health concerns over increasing use of ketamine among drug users in Ireland
Drugs at centre of recent Dublin overdose cluster purchased 'across one strip of the city'
High Court approves €1.9 million settlement in case of woman who died hours after giving birth
HSE orders fresh investigation into death of Aoife Johnston (16) at University Hospital Limerick
Junior doctors to call a ballot for industrial action in January due to HSE recruitment freeze
Vaccine to protect infants from RSV may be available in Ireland next year
Talks underway with pharma companies to ensure women can access pregnancy sickness meds through GP
Number of patients on trolleys jumps above 700 for second day in a row