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# 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.

Five new cases of coronavirus confirmed in the Republic of Ireland

Yesterday health officials revealed Ireland had its first case of community transmission.

Explainer: What supports are in place for workers who get Covid-19 or have to self-isolate?

A Cabinet subcommittee will discuss proposals for worker supports on Monday.

# hse - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Health authorities 'can't explain' case of coronavirus community transmission in Cork

The patent at CUH has not been linked to an already confirmed case and has not returned from an area where there is a spread of the virus.

# hse - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

As it happened: Second case of Covid-19 confirmed in Republic of Ireland and more cases expected

As of yesterday, a total of 397 people have been tested for Covid-19 here.

ICTU says employers should pay staff who are directed to self-isolate because of Covid-19

The organisation says there has been “considerable public debate” on the issue in recent days.

Q+A: Everything you need to know about the Covid-19 crisis and Ireland's response to it

There has been one confirmed case in the Republic of Ireland.

Teenage band in Dublin urged to self-isolate after contact with Covid-19 patient

The measure is part of the contact tracing process in response to the first confirmed case.

# hse - Monday 2 March, 2020

'There is a lot of panic': Health officials meet parents of children who attend school shut over Covid-19 case

A school in Dublin today began a two-week closing period after a pupil was diagnosed with Covid-19.

# hse - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Coronavirus: First case of Covid-19 confirmed in the Republic of Ireland

Health officials have confirmed the first case.

# hse - Friday 28 February, 2020

As it happened: WHO increases Covid-19 risk to 'very high at a global level'

Here’s a round-up of the latest developments after a case of Covid-19 was confirmed in the North yesterday evening.

# hse - Thursday 27 February, 2020

HSE: Over 600 people in contact about Covid-19 fears, but still no confirmed cases in Ireland

Dr Kevin Kelleher said that “we want to do as many tests as possible to make sure we don’t miss.

# hse - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Explainer: Here's what we know so far about how Covid-19 is spreading

Where did the new coronavirus Covid-19 come from, and what does it want?

Covid-19 information leaflets to be handed out at Ireland's ports and airports

To date, health officials have not identified “a single confirmed case” of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Garda and GAA coach diagnosed with neck cancer talks about the importance of the HPV vaccine

“I’m a walking reason why people should get it,” Eoin Roach from Celbridge in Co Kildare said.

# hse - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

First case of rubella in Ireland in more than a decade confirmed at company in Cork

The HSE is advising that the best protection from rubella is the MMR vaccine.