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# hse - Thursday 21 October, 2021

One thousand people are registering for the Covid-19 vaccine daily, says HSE
# Vaccine Hesitancy
# Vaccine Hesitancy

One thousand people are registering for the Covid-19 vaccine daily, says HSE

Oct 21st 2021, 4:30 PM 18,370 Views 86 Comments

Current ICU figures show that 52% of patients are not vaccinated.

# hse - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

'No evidence' yet of flu circulating but HSE urges people to 'be prepared' for winter
# Vaccine Drive
# Vaccine Drive

'No evidence' yet of flu circulating but HSE urges people to 'be prepared' for winter

Oct 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,973 Views 34 Comments
  • The HSE is advising people that getting a flu jab "early on" is the best way to protect themselves, Rónán Duffy writes.
  • Usually in Ireland, between 200 and 500 people die from flu each winter.
  • However last winter there were no recorded cases transmitted in Ireland.

# hse - Saturday 16 October, 2021

HSE's Dr Colm Henry: 'We’re heading into a difficult winter, there’s no doubt about that'
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

HSE's Dr Colm Henry: 'We’re heading into a difficult winter, there’s no doubt about that'

Oct 16th 2021, 12:04 PM 34,359 Views 44 Comments

However, he said situation in the health system is “different” than last year.

# hse - Friday 15 October, 2021

Taoiseach: 'It's not a case of pressing the panic button'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach: 'It's not a case of pressing the panic button'

Updated Oct 15th 2021, 8:33 PM 73,666 Views 167 Comments

It follow concerns from NPHET about the spread of Covid-19.

# hse - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

'Deeply annoyed and frustrated': Contact tracers write to HSE over pay and conditions
# Pay Dispute
# Pay Dispute

'Deeply annoyed and frustrated': Contact tracers write to HSE over pay and conditions

Oct 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 31,886 Views 9 Comments
  • The HSE had been told that workers are ‘deeply annoyed and frustrated’, Niall O'Connor writes.
  • The contact tracers are unhappy over a decrease in overtime and changes to roles.
  • Almost 800 people are trained to work as contact tracers, working from six call centres.

# hse - Monday 11 October, 2021

Traveller health 'not being prioritised' despite 'shocking' outcomes for children
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

Traveller health 'not being prioritised' despite 'shocking' outcomes for children

Oct 11th 2021, 12:01 AM 18,661 Views 0 Comments
  • In its latest in-depth investigation, Noteworthy delves into the uphill battle facing Traveller children and reveals a lack of targeted health actions
  • Reporters Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy examine numerous obstacles to children's health
  • The Traveller Health Action Plan to be published 'soon' but advocates frustrated it has taken over a decade

# hse - Sunday 10 October, 2021

67% of patients in ICU with Covid-19 have not been vaccinated, HSE CEO says
# Paul Reid
# Paul Reid

67% of patients in ICU with Covid-19 have not been vaccinated, HSE CEO says

Oct 10th 2021, 2:48 PM 44,944 Views 106 Comments

3% of those in intensive care units have been partially vaccinated against the virus.

# hse - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Booster Covid-19 doses for people with weak immune systems to roll out from this week
# Boosted
# Boosted

Booster Covid-19 doses for people with weak immune systems to roll out from this week

Sep 30th 2021, 2:24 PM 13,567 Views 8 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said last week that the first appointments were expected to be issued by yesterday.

# hse - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

First medicinal cannabis product to be available from October
# Cannabidiol
# Cannabidiol

First medicinal cannabis product to be available from October

Sep 29th 2021, 2:27 PM 22,726 Views 38 Comments

CannEpil, a cannabidiol-based medication, is to be made available next month.

# hse - Sunday 26 September, 2021

Non-EU doctors in Ireland to get more access to specialist training after pandemic campaign
# Healthcare System
# Healthcare System

Non-EU doctors in Ireland to get more access to specialist training after pandemic campaign

Sep 26th 2021, 12:15 PM 20,252 Views 23 Comments

The move has been hailed as “a very important achievement”.

# hse - Friday 24 September, 2021

Roll out of Covid-19 booster jabs to start next week, HSE CEO says
# Paul Reid
# Paul Reid

Roll out of Covid-19 booster jabs to start next week, HSE CEO says

Sep 24th 2021, 9:27 AM 23,330 Views 17 Comments

Reid said contact would be made with people who are deemed at the highest risk.

# hse - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Parents 'bawling their eyes out' as HSE relocates on-site therapists from special school
# Disability Services
# Disability Services

Parents 'bawling their eyes out' as HSE relocates on-site therapists from special school

Sep 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 46,648 Views 25 Comments

The changes were made as part of the roll-out of a new centralised model of disability services.

# hse - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Use of Windows 7 computers 'not the sole reason' for HSE cyber attack, committee hears
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

Use of Windows 7 computers 'not the sole reason' for HSE cyber attack, committee hears

Sep 22nd 2021, 10:18 PM 19,781 Views 23 Comments

Minister of State Ossian Smyth spoke to members of an Oireachtas Committee earlier today.

# hse - Monday 20 September, 2021

Local politicians say they warned council and Irish Water of illness in Gorey in late August
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Local politicians say they warned council and Irish Water of illness in Gorey in late August

Updated Sep 20th 2021, 4:15 PM 28,972 Views 40 Comments

At least 52 people fell ill after untreated water passed through the system.

# hse - Sunday 19 September, 2021

Over 90% of people in Ireland aged over 16 are now fully vaccinated against Covid
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Over 90% of people in Ireland aged over 16 are now fully vaccinated against Covid

Sep 19th 2021, 12:36 PM 38,454 Views 43 Comments

It’s the highest rate in the European Union.

# hse - Friday 17 September, 2021

The HSE has reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 misinformation posts on social media
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

The HSE has reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 misinformation posts on social media

Sep 17th 2021, 2:15 PM 25,764 Views 48 Comments

Most of the complaints, 739, related to posts on Twitter.

Over €480 million spent on Covid-19 tests provided free of charge since start of pandemic
# Put To Test
# Put To Test

Over €480 million spent on Covid-19 tests provided free of charge since start of pandemic

Sep 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 14,577 Views 30 Comments
  • €217 million has been spent on providing free PCR tests this year up to August, Lauren Boland reports.
  • The HSE has purchased two million “I got my Covid-19 vaccine” badges and spent €8,800 on photo backdrops.
  • It is "very pleased" with the number of people sharing photos online after they receive a vaccine.

# hse - Thursday 16 September, 2021

HSE vows to fight for outstanding €23 million in ventilator refunds
# Ventilators
# Ventilators

HSE vows to fight for outstanding €23 million in ventilator refunds

Sep 16th 2021, 3:06 PM 16,877 Views 25 Comments

The HSE ordered 2,200 ventilators but only 465 were delivered from China and none of them were put to clinical use.

# hse - Friday 10 September, 2021

What's going on with the government's Sláintecare plan for the health service?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What's going on with the government's Sláintecare plan for the health service?

Sep 10th 2021, 8:00 PM 14,010 Views 15 Comments

The office in charge of the reforms saw two key departures this week.

'No plans' to reinstate HSE rehab unit closed during pandemic
# Addiction
# Addiction

'No plans' to reinstate HSE rehab unit closed during pandemic

Sep 10th 2021, 12:01 AM 21,171 Views 19 Comments
  • The Keltoi Rehab Unit continues to be used as a Covid isolation facility, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • Keltoi closed 18 months ago, with previous Health Minister Simon Harris promising its reopening
  • Addiction service advocates are frustrated with the HSE response and are calling for a clear reopening date

# hse - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Opposition TDs call on Health Minister to explain Sláintecare resignations
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Opposition TDs call on Health Minister to explain Sláintecare resignations

Sep 9th 2021, 12:21 PM 17,389 Views 27 Comments

Laura Magahy and Dr Tom Keane have stepped down from their roles.

# hse - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Less invasive saliva PCR test 'almost as accurate' as nose/throat swab
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Less invasive saliva PCR test 'almost as accurate' as nose/throat swab

Sep 8th 2021, 11:41 AM 21,439 Views 11 Comments

In a new Irish study 94% of the positive nose/throat samples also tested positive for Covid-19 via the saliva test.

# hse - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Covid-19: 12,000 students deemed close contacts are out of school
# Close Contacts
# Close Contacts

Covid-19: 12,000 students deemed close contacts are out of school

Sep 7th 2021, 11:42 AM 18,662 Views 27 Comments

About 1,200 schools now having identified a case among students.

# hse - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Garda operation targets gang behind HSE cyber attack
# Crime
# Crime

Garda operation targets gang behind HSE cyber attack

Sep 5th 2021, 12:19 PM 29,024 Views 27 Comments

A garda spokesman said the operation had “directly prevented” other ransomware attacks across the world.

# hse - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Sinn Féin TD calls on Oireachtas Committee to investigate HSE procurement of ventilators
# Ventilators
# Ventilators

Sinn Féin TD calls on Oireachtas Committee to investigate HSE procurement of ventilators

Sep 1st 2021, 1:17 PM 13,540 Views 18 Comments

The HSE has been criticised in an audit report about its procurement of the ventilators at the beginning of Covid-19.

# hse - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

New draft guidelines say maternity restrictions should be 'minimum' needed to curb virus
# Labour
# Labour

New draft guidelines say maternity restrictions should be 'minimum' needed to curb virus

Updated Aug 31st 2021, 10:45 PM 18,578 Views 6 Comments

Senior health sources say new guidelines would allow partners to stay all through labour and birth in single-occupancy rooms.

# hse - Friday 27 August, 2021

Beacon had a 'number of other options' for leftover doses given to teachers, review finds
# Controversy
# Controversy

Beacon had a 'number of other options' for leftover doses given to teachers, review finds

Aug 27th 2021, 4:02 PM 12,853 Views 35 Comments

The review also found that the Beacon’s vaccination centre strayed from HSE advice on pre-preparing vaccine vials.

# hse - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

16 pregnant women have been admitted to ICU with Covid-19 so far this year
# HSE
# HSE

16 pregnant women have been admitted to ICU with Covid-19 so far this year

Aug 24th 2021, 4:08 PM 23,988 Views 15 Comments

There were not fatalities among these women or their unborn babies.

# hse - Monday 23 August, 2021

'We're not there yet': Continued vaccine push as Covid cases in hospital increase over weekend
# High Incidence
# High Incidence

'We're not there yet': Continued vaccine push as Covid cases in hospital increase over weekend

Aug 23rd 2021, 9:22 AM 22,909 Views 69 Comments

Cases in hospital increased from 250 on Friday evening to 320 yesterday evening.

# hse - Sunday 22 August, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,688 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 1,688 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Aug 22nd 2021, 3:25 PM 62,337 Views 84 Comments

314 people are in hospital with the virus, including 59 in ICU.

Covid hospital numbers hit highest level since March
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid hospital numbers hit highest level since March

Aug 22nd 2021, 12:08 PM 34,749 Views 27 Comments

55 additional people are in hospital with Covid and five more are in ICU.

# hse - Saturday 21 August, 2021

HSE chief urges people not to dismiss public health advice
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE chief urges people not to dismiss public health advice

Aug 21st 2021, 11:02 AM 21,546 Views 72 Comments

Paul Reid said it was “never too late” to get a Covid vaccine.

# hse - Thursday 19 August, 2021

Almost 72,000 in 12-15 age group have received first Covid vaccine dose

Almost 72,000 in 12-15 age group have received first Covid vaccine dose

Aug 19th 2021, 5:04 PM 17,864 Views 64 Comments

There are 244 patients with Covid-19 in hospital today with 54 of those patients in ICU.

# hse - Monday 16 August, 2021

Warning over Covid-19 outbreaks across Limerick, Tipperary and Clare
# Outbreaks
# Outbreaks

Warning over Covid-19 outbreaks across Limerick, Tipperary and Clare

Aug 16th 2021, 3:16 PM 41,915 Views 7 Comments

The HSE has said the mid-west is experiencing the highest increases in the area since the start of the year.

# hse - Sunday 15 August, 2021

Covid-19 patients have 'disproportionate' impact on health system as hospitalisations rise
# Surge
# Surge

Covid-19 patients have 'disproportionate' impact on health system as hospitalisations rise

Updated Aug 15th 2021, 2:24 PM 43,690 Views 88 Comments

30,000 teenagers aged 12 to 15 have received a first vaccine dose.

# hse - Friday 13 August, 2021

Almost 65,000 children aged 12 to 15 are registered for a Covid-19 vaccine
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Almost 65,000 children aged 12 to 15 are registered for a Covid-19 vaccine

Aug 13th 2021, 9:04 AM 20,658 Views 135 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid confirmed the latest figures this morning.

# hse - Thursday 12 August, 2021

HSE chief says roadmap to easing maternity hospital restrictions 'would be valuable'
# Maternity
# Maternity

HSE chief says roadmap to easing maternity hospital restrictions 'would be valuable'

Updated Aug 12th 2021, 7:52 PM 16,064 Views 43 Comments

There has been criticism in recent months of the different approaches taken by maternity hospitals.

# hse - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

HSE to send link to people who test positive for Covid-19 to register close contacts
# Test And Trace
# Test And Trace

HSE to send link to people who test positive for Covid-19 to register close contacts

Aug 11th 2021, 7:03 PM 17,879 Views 12 Comments

The aim is to speed up the test-and-trace process, HSE officials said.

'Challenging winter ahead' for health service, says IMO president
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Challenging winter ahead' for health service, says IMO president

Aug 11th 2021, 8:54 AM 21,715 Views 33 Comments

Rising cases of Covid-19 and other respiratory viruses pose difficulties for an “exhausted” health system.

# hse - Monday 9 August, 2021

Almost 9,000 people attended walk-in Covid vaccine centres over the weekend
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Almost 9,000 people attended walk-in Covid vaccine centres over the weekend

Aug 9th 2021, 3:44 PM 11,644 Views 11 Comments

“We’re on the final leg of the vaccination programme now,” HSE chief Paul Reid said.