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# hse - Saturday 18 December, 2021

Those aged 40-49 can get booster shots from tomorrow, a month ahead of schedule
# Booster
# Booster

Those aged 40-49 can get booster shots from tomorrow, a month ahead of schedule

Dec 18th 2021, 1:05 PM 27,478 Views 57 Comments

The booster dose should be given at a minimum of a three-month interval from a person’s last dose of a primary Covid-19 vaccine.

# hse - Friday 17 December, 2021

Mental Health services watchdog identifies 'significant risks' at two Cork inpatient centres
# Cork
# Cork

Mental Health services watchdog identifies 'significant risks' at two Cork inpatient centres

Dec 17th 2021, 1:02 PM 10,270 Views 0 Comments

The Mental Health Commission carried out inspections at the two facilities.

Q&A: Who is eligible for a Covid-19 booster and when will I get mine?
# Questions Answered
# Questions Answered

Q&A: Who is eligible for a Covid-19 booster and when will I get mine?

Dec 17th 2021, 12:59 PM 40,279 Views 18 Comments

Here’s what you need to know about the Covid-19 booster rollout programme.

# hse - Thursday 16 December, 2021

People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 27 December, three weeks ahead of schedule
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

People aged 40-49 to be offered Covid boosters from 27 December, three weeks ahead of schedule

Dec 16th 2021, 4:00 PM 64,112 Views 76 Comments
  • People aged 40-49 will be offered boosters from 27 December - three weeks ahead of the initial plan
  • Vaccinations for children aged 5-11 will commence in paediatric hospitals next week
  • 50,000 Covid-19 boosters were administered yesterday - a daily record, Órla Ryan reports
HSE apologises as review finds residents suffered 'sustained sexual abuse' in Donegal facility
# Brandon Report
# Brandon Report

HSE apologises as review finds residents suffered 'sustained sexual abuse' in Donegal facility

Dec 16th 2021, 1:39 PM 15,502 Views 0 Comments
  • The report examined allegations that residents were abused by another resident, Brandon, over a prolonged period of time.
  • The HSE apologises to residents and their families for their "failings in care" at the facility.
  • An "outdated" medical culture and "a legacy of bullying" in the facility were contributing factors in the abuse, the report found.

# hse - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

HSE says GPs can offer booster shots to over 16s
# Booster Programme
# Booster Programme

HSE says GPs can offer booster shots to over 16s

Updated Dec 15th 2021, 9:32 PM 36,138 Views 36 Comments

However, they have been told to continue to prioritise older and more vulnerable patients.

# hse - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

€1.8 million in mental health funding allocated to low-emission vehicles for HSE community services
# Budget
# Budget

€1.8 million in mental health funding allocated to low-emission vehicles for HSE community services

Dec 14th 2021, 11:29 AM 20,750 Views 57 Comments

€7 million of a one-off €10 million fund has been earmarked for improving the experiences of people using mental health services.

# hse - Monday 13 December, 2021

Number of patients on hospital trolleys hits highest level since pandemic began
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Number of patients on hospital trolleys hits highest level since pandemic began

Dec 13th 2021, 4:44 PM 33,356 Views 61 Comments

Today’s trolley figures have returned to similar pre-pandemic figures hit in 2019.

# hse - Saturday 11 December, 2021

Long queues continue at walk-in booster clinics, as HSE chief says people will be offered appointments
# Booster
# Booster

Long queues continue at walk-in booster clinics, as HSE chief says people will be offered appointments

Updated Dec 11th 2021, 2:35 PM 40,215 Views 31 Comments

Many centres have waiting times of over an hour this morning.

# hse - Friday 10 December, 2021

HSE hackers were in health service's computer system for eight weeks before cyber attack
# Report
# Report

HSE hackers were in health service's computer system for eight weeks before cyber attack

Updated Dec 10th 2021, 1:20 PM 41,301 Views 63 Comments
  • In the aftermath, there was significant disruption to healthcare operations and Covid-19 testing and tracing
  • The estimated cost of the attack is around €100 million
  • The report identified the legacy IT system as not resilient enough to cope with a cyber attack

# hse - Thursday 9 December, 2021

Taoiseach apologises to people turned away from vaccination centres
# Booster Programme
# Booster Programme

Taoiseach apologises to people turned away from vaccination centres

Updated Dec 9th 2021, 6:17 PM 31,396 Views 50 Comments

The HSE also apologised to anyone impacted by booster appointment issues.

# hse - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

More than 215,000 booster appointments missed in the last two weeks, Taoiseach tells Dáil
# Booster Shot
# Booster Shot

More than 215,000 booster appointments missed in the last two weeks, Taoiseach tells Dáil

Dec 7th 2021, 5:51 PM 25,193 Views 73 Comments

Questions over the actual number of booster ‘no-shows’ have been raised in recent weeks due to issues with the booking system.

# hse - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Covid-19 PCR booking glitch resolved as system returns to working order
# PCR Booking
# PCR Booking

Covid-19 PCR booking glitch resolved as system returns to working order

Dec 1st 2021, 1:57 PM 9,517 Views 3 Comments

The online PCR booking portal was affected by the incident.

# hse - Saturday 27 November, 2021

'Desperate' parents paying double to get birth certs via private companies amid registration delays
# Delay
# Delay

'Desperate' parents paying double to get birth certs via private companies amid registration delays

Nov 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 67,943 Views 38 Comments
  • Parents are paying private companies more than twice the going rate to get birth certs for their children, Órla Ryan reports
  • There are long delays in registering children's births in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow
  • This is having a knock-on effect on them being issued with birth certs and applying for social welfare benefits

# hse - Friday 26 November, 2021

'No plans' to close hospitality or retail over the Christmas period, says Varadkar
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

'No plans' to close hospitality or retail over the Christmas period, says Varadkar

Updated Nov 26th 2021, 2:00 PM 26,698 Views 23 Comments

The HSE’s Paul Reid has urged people waiting on a test to continue to isolate for at least 48 hours after symptoms end.

# hse - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Walk-in booster vaccine clinics now open for 60-69 age group and healthcare workers
# Booster Programme
# Booster Programme

Walk-in booster vaccine clinics now open for 60-69 age group and healthcare workers

Nov 25th 2021, 5:05 PM 37,542 Views 18 Comments

People can attend the dedicated walk-in clinics without an appointment.

Healthcare worker absences due to Covid-19 at highest level since January
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Healthcare worker absences due to Covid-19 at highest level since January

Nov 25th 2021, 3:45 PM 12,065 Views 15 Comments

The HSE’s Paul Reid said this afternoon that the healthcare system is “under very significant pressure”.

# hse - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Nearly 7,000 Covid-19 cases linked to hospital outbreaks since the beginning of the pandemic
# Infection Rates
# Infection Rates

Nearly 7,000 Covid-19 cases linked to hospital outbreaks since the beginning of the pandemic

Nov 24th 2021, 6:25 PM 17,658 Views 13 Comments

With community transmission rates high, the department says it is inevitable there will be hospital outbreaks.

Covid-19: Ronan Glynn says virus 'out of control' amid further warnings of pressure on hospitals
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Ronan Glynn says virus 'out of control' amid further warnings of pressure on hospitals

Updated Nov 24th 2021, 12:12 PM 88,758 Views 100 Comments
  • The deputy CMO said the positive test rate is plateauing at "an extremely high level".
  • Glynn said NPHET may have to make recommendations to address concerns.
  • HSE CEO Paul Reid said the resurgence of the virus will place even more pressure on staff.
Questions over actual number of booster 'no-shows' as people report problems with booking system
# Vaccine Programme
# Vaccine Programme

Questions over actual number of booster 'no-shows' as people report problems with booking system

Nov 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,223 Views 27 Comments
  • HSE boss Paul Reid said that up to 50% of appointments for booster jabs were 'no-shows'.
  • People who have already received the extra jab say they were unable to cancel unneeded appointments.
  • Opposition politicians say clarity is needed on what exactly is causing the issue, writes Céimin Burke.

# hse - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Unions call for healthcare workers to not be exempt from five-day household Covid rule
# HSE
# HSE

Unions call for healthcare workers to not be exempt from five-day household Covid rule

Nov 18th 2021, 10:00 PM 24,530 Views 21 Comments

Dr Colm Henry said the HSE is finalising its policy around this at the moment.

HSE flags 'no show' rates of 25% to 50% for booster jab appointments
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

HSE flags 'no show' rates of 25% to 50% for booster jab appointments

Updated Nov 18th 2021, 4:49 PM 41,594 Views 111 Comments

CEO Paul Reid said that it is “really important” that people avail of a booster jab

# hse - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Limerick Hospital records highest daily trolley figure ever with 95 patients waiting for beds
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Limerick Hospital records highest daily trolley figure ever with 95 patients waiting for beds

Nov 16th 2021, 12:19 PM 12,555 Views 18 Comments

409 admitted patients were waiting for beds in hospitals across the country this morning.

HSE: Schools can inform of positive Covid cases if they receive parental consent
# Covid Surge
# Covid Surge

HSE: Schools can inform of positive Covid cases if they receive parental consent

Nov 16th 2021, 6:15 AM 40,117 Views 17 Comments

The HSE said it only recommended against this in cases where parental consent wasn’t sought or it wasn’t GDPR compliant.

# hse - Monday 15 November, 2021

Government's winter health plan labelled 'inadequate' by doctors' group
# HSE's Winter Plan
# HSE's Winter Plan

Government's winter health plan labelled 'inadequate' by doctors' group

Nov 15th 2021, 8:24 PM 13,787 Views 4 Comments

The €77-million plan aims to increase bed capacity, but questions have been raised about whether there will be additional staff.

# hse - Sunday 14 November, 2021

HSE boss says he is trying to improve accountability in the organisation
# Paul Reid
# Paul Reid

HSE boss says he is trying to improve accountability in the organisation

Nov 14th 2021, 9:36 PM 27,741 Views 19 Comments

Paul Reid said there should be a culture that embraces disclosure of wrongdoing.

# hse - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Public need ‘immediate reduction’ in risky activities, HSE boss warns
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Public need ‘immediate reduction’ in risky activities, HSE boss warns

Nov 13th 2021, 5:26 PM 42,103 Views 56 Comments

The warning came as Covid cases and hospital numbers continue to soar, with the number of people in intensive care units now over 100.

# hse - Friday 12 November, 2021

Taoiseach: Government 'will consider' NPHET's advice about people working from home
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach: Government 'will consider' NPHET's advice about people working from home

Updated Nov 12th 2021, 1:57 PM 58,308 Views 144 Comments

NPHET has asked the government to change its advice around a gradual return to workplaces.

# hse - Thursday 11 November, 2021

HSE workers who failed ‘Grace’ should be prosecuted, Dáil told
# Grace Case
# Grace Case

HSE workers who failed ‘Grace’ should be prosecuted, Dáil told

Nov 11th 2021, 8:11 PM 43,681 Views 0 Comments

The Farrelly Commission has been investigating the case and has published two interim reports, which were debated by the Dail on Thursday.

# hse - Monday 8 November, 2021

'It's a nightmare': Parents still experiencing delays of up to eight weeks for birth registrations
# Civil Registration Service
# Civil Registration Service

'It's a nightmare': Parents still experiencing delays of up to eight weeks for birth registrations

Nov 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 20,452 Views 20 Comments
  • The delays are causing particular stress for financially vulnerable families who now cannot access State supports, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • In response to criticisms, the government had said walk-in services were available but The Journal has confirmed they are not available in every county.

# hse - Sunday 7 November, 2021

'We have nothing left to give': Frontline workers on their fears heading into the winter surge
# Your Stories
# Your Stories

'We have nothing left to give': Frontline workers on their fears heading into the winter surge

Nov 7th 2021, 12:02 AM 34,260 Views 47 Comments
  • Nurses and doctors say they've been dealing with heightened levels of stress since the start of the pandemic.
  • It comes amid warnings of a 'perfect storm' heading into the winter season.

# hse - Saturday 6 November, 2021

HSE warned at start of pandemic that it 'may not receive' quantities of PPE it had paid for
# Audit
# Audit

HSE warned at start of pandemic that it 'may not receive' quantities of PPE it had paid for

Nov 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 26,471 Views 16 Comments

The HSE was given the warning by auditors in June last year.

# hse - Thursday 4 November, 2021

'A slap in the face': Backlash to HSE memo asking consultants to agree to unfinished contract
# No Consultation
# No Consultation

'A slap in the face': Backlash to HSE memo asking consultants to agree to unfinished contract

Updated Nov 4th 2021, 3:56 PM 34,565 Views 15 Comments

The HSE has acknowledged this morning that the memo has “led to some confusion”

# hse - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Average occupancy of Citywest isolation facility was 13.8% during first six months of pandemic
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Average occupancy of Citywest isolation facility was 13.8% during first six months of pandemic

Nov 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 23,677 Views 16 Comments

The facility opened to ease pressure on the health service in March 2020.

# hse - Monday 1 November, 2021

Men plead guilty to PUP scam which cost state €150,000
# PUP Scam
# PUP Scam

Men plead guilty to PUP scam which cost state €150,000

Nov 1st 2021, 10:10 PM 52,314 Views 0 Comments

The email addresses of 74 HSE and Tusla employees were used for fraudulent claims

Government approves NIAC recommendation to give booster shots to healthcare workers
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Government approves NIAC recommendation to give booster shots to healthcare workers

Updated Nov 1st 2021, 7:50 PM 55,008 Views 51 Comments

This evening, Mercy University Hospital said it was experiencing high demand for its emergency department.

Are you a healthcare worker worried about hospitals this winter? We want to hear your story
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Are you a healthcare worker worried about hospitals this winter? We want to hear your story

Nov 1st 2021, 4:13 PM 9,861 Views 0 Comments

We want to get a sense of the difficulties staff are facing as hospitals fill up. Tell us your story.

# hse - Saturday 30 October, 2021

HSE in talks with pharmacies about distributing antigen tests to the wider public
# Rapid Testing
# Rapid Testing

HSE in talks with pharmacies about distributing antigen tests to the wider public

Oct 30th 2021, 12:10 AM 19,340 Views 14 Comments

Ireland currently has over two million antigen tests in stock in the country.

# hse - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

75% of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs 'fully compliant' with rules over Bank Holiday weekend
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

75% of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs 'fully compliant' with rules over Bank Holiday weekend

Oct 27th 2021, 6:39 PM 16,507 Views 20 Comments

HSE officers inspected 500 premises, while HSA inspectors carried out 123 inspections.

# hse - Monday 25 October, 2021

Increase in number of people registering for Covid-19 vaccine - HSE
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Increase in number of people registering for Covid-19 vaccine - HSE

Oct 25th 2021, 10:17 AM 37,040 Views 112 Comments

The HSE’s Damien McCallion said an information campaign will run over the next 10 days to encourage people to take up a vaccine.