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#HSE

# hse - Monday 7 October, 2019

'He should be with us today': HSE settles case with family of jockey Jack Tyner

The 19-year-old jockey died at Cork University Hospital in 2011.

# hse - Friday 4 October, 2019

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed

Carers bear a huge burden but are not being looked after.

# hse - Monday 30 September, 2019

'Zero excuse' that teenage boys should not get same access to free HPV vaccine as girls

Teenage girls can get the HPV vaccine if they’re still at secondary school – but teenage boys can’t.

# hse - Friday 27 September, 2019

High Court rules woman weighing 4.5 stone and refusing to eat may be fed through nasal tube to keep her alive HSE

High Court rules woman weighing 4.5 stone and refusing to eat may be fed through nasal tube to keep her alive

The woman, who is in her thirties, presented at a hospital in recent days very malnourished.

# hse - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Gardaí warn of woman pretending to be from HSE calling to homes of elderly people

People are being asked to report any suspicious callers to gardaí.

# hse - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Over a thousand names added to home help waiting list in space of four months as total surges to 7,300

The latest HSE figures from July show that 7,300 people are waiting on home support services.

# hse - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Wait times for smear test results from Cervical Check reduced to six weeks HSE

Wait times for smear test results from Cervical Check reduced to six weeks

Patients were told they would be waiting up to six months earlier this year.

# hse - Friday 13 September, 2019

'Doctors did everything they could but it was just too late' - Families warn about dangers of sepsis Health This post contains videos

'Doctors did everything they could but it was just too late' - Families warn about dangers of sepsis

The condition can develop from any infection and can be difficult to diagnose.

# hse - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

'They feel there's an unreasonable effort to control them': Watchdog concern over HSE treatment of people with disabilities

In 2018, 206 complaints or concerns were received by Confidential Recipient for Vulnerable Persons.

# hse - Monday 2 September, 2019

Taoiseach accused of 'window dressing exercise' as HSE spending plan announced

Leo Varadkar insisted some politicians had been “scaremongering” over the children’s hospital overspend.

# hse - Sunday 1 September, 2019

'We need to up our game': Call for national registry as HSE unable to estimate prevalence of diabetes

The HSE said its inability to verify this data is a significant problem for the health service.

# hse - Saturday 31 August, 2019

'It's alarming': Concerns raised about impact of recruitment freeze on mental health posts

In the last decade, the demand on mental health services in Ireland has increased but the number of posts has remained relatively static.

# hse - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Simon Harris to meet social media companies in a bid to make them do more to debunk vaccine myths

Harris is considering advice from the Attorney General on mandatory vaccination.

# hse - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Nursing homes: Almost half of HSE-run homes are failing when it comes to Garda vetting

Health watchdog found that HSE-run care homes were breaching Garda-vetting rules.

The emotional scars and the 'new normal' are the dirty little secrets of surviving cancer

Aoife Moggan writes about the scars – both physical and invisible – that a childhood diagnosis of cancer has left.

# hse - Monday 19 August, 2019

Building firm caught up in school structural defects controversy wins contract to build new hospital block Wbs

Building firm caught up in school structural defects controversy wins contract to build new hospital block

A total of 42 schools built by WBS were inspected over concerns about structural problems.

HSE accused of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' by cutting €31.80 allowance for students with disability

Organisations have said young people with a disability will have “a further barrier to equality placed before them”.

HSE is carrying out multiple investigations into pharmacy prescription fraud claims

The majority of these investigations centre around the practice known as phased dispensing.

# hse - Saturday 17 August, 2019

HSE addiction expert: Festivals that don't provide drug information and support should be refused a licence

Some promoters are keen to explore new measures but others fear it would do reputational damage.

# hse - Friday 16 August, 2019

Consultants blame government for staffing 'crisis' as report finds pay higher than UK levels Pay

Consultants blame government for staffing 'crisis' as report finds pay higher than UK levels

A government report found that Irish consultants have higher gross salaries than the UK or New Zealand.

# hse - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Two HSE doctors call for planning permission to be refused for north Dublin drive-thru

A number of appeals have already been lodged against the plans.

# hse - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Poll: Should drug-testing be available at festivals? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should drug-testing be available at festivals?

The HSE has entered into talks with organisations that could provide drug-testing at festivals.

Talks underway between HSE and labs that could carry out drug-testing at festivals

A senior HSE doctor has outlined a number of ways drug-testing could be introduced in Ireland.

HSE launches fraud probe into pharmacy after allegations of false prescriptions scam HSE

HSE launches fraud probe into pharmacy after allegations of false prescriptions scam Exclusive

The HSE is checking receipts as far back as 2013.

# hse - Sunday 11 August, 2019

'It pens people in': The challenges of accessing transgender healthcare in Ireland

Transgender people speak of the challenges of transitioning in Ireland.

# hse - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

'Rude', 'didn't care', 'absence of customer service': One woman's experience of CervicalCheck delays

The case of Sharon – who waited months to receive her results – was outlined in a rapid review of CervicalCheck yesterday.

# hse - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

HSE saving measures to target older people and those with disabilities 'in order to break even'

The HSE boss has denied it is undertaking any cost-cutting measures.

# hse - Monday 5 August, 2019

'A hidden problem': Up to half of food provided to patients in Irish hospitals is not eaten

The HSE said it is working to implement guidelines in hospitals to address food waste.

# hse - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Almost 1,000 people added to the waiting list for home help hours since March

As of the end of June, 7,217 people are waiting on home support packages in the country.

# hse - Friday 26 July, 2019

Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against judgement in Ruth Morrissey case

The government has said the appeal does not relate to the €2.1 million in damages and that the Morrisseys will retain that irrespective of the outcome.

# hse - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Psychiatric nurses suspend indefinite overtime ban due to begin this evening

The dispute between the PNA and the HSE has now been referred to the Labour Court.

CervicalCheck scandal: HSE says 434 smears expired before testing

The HSE said expired samples, as well as expired or damaged vials, are “an inevitable feature” of cervical screening programmes.

# hse - Monday 22 July, 2019

Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?

A total of 6,819 people are waiting for funding for home help hours, but the HSE continues to deny any cuts to the service.

# hse - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Post pulled by the HSE as recruitment freeze goes on resulting in longer waiting times for patients

Experienced physiotherapists were told last week vacant positions offered out had now been cancelled.

# hse - Friday 19 July, 2019

More than 500 ambulance personnel to begin strike action this afternoon

The strike commences at 2pm today and will remain in place until 2pm on Saturday.

Simon Harris tells HSE poor coverage of abortion services in west and north west 'is a real concern'

In May, Harris spoke to representatives of the HSE about why abortion services are available in just half of maternity hospitals and units.

# hse - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Over 500 ambulance staff to begin 24-hour strike tomorrow in a row over union recognition

Workers have already staged seven days of work stoppages in January, February and March and May.

HSE sought out experienced physios for vacant position ... then pulled job due to recruitment freeze

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has warned that “patients are being put at extreme risk” over the ongoing freeze.

# hse - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Harris says HSE can't continue in its current form and announces return of six regional healthcare areas

Harris described today’s announcement as the biggest restructuring of the HSE in 15 years .

Court cases, a smear test backlog and now an 'IT issue' - 15 months of the CervicalCheck scandal

As the backlog of smear tests continues to cause delays, the HSE is struggling to restore public confidence in the screening programme.