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#HSE

# 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.

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen

HSE said placing children in adult units will ‘continue to be necessary’.

# hse - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Conscientious objection prevents full rollout of abortion services in several maternity hospitals

The Health Department said it will be asking the HSE to fully implement abortion services in all maternity hospitals and units by September.

# hse - Monday 15 July, 2019

Court finds woman who faced 61 charges of neglect and abuse of her two children unfit to be tried

The two children were taken into care in 2010.

DCU president to lead HSE's 'rapid review' into IT glitch that left 800 without smear test results

Simon Harris said he was not made aware of the IT glitch until last Wednesday.

# hse - Sunday 14 July, 2019

CervicalCheck backlog leaves women waiting months for abnormal cervix assessment

One women whose GP noticed a visual abnormality in her cervix was told she could be waiting more than six months.

# hse - Friday 12 July, 2019

Psychiatric nurses defer industrial action after overtime ban

The HSE confirmed this evening that the PNA has now deferred its strike.

HSE orders 'rapid review' after 800 women failed to receive their smear test

The HSE has made contact with the women to give them their results directly.

# hse - Thursday 11 July, 2019

CervicalCheck smear results weren't sent to some women due to IT glitch at US lab

“It is unfortunate that the CervicalCheck programme has been hit with another body blow,” Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly said.

Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours

As of 7am this morning, psychiatric nurses have not been carrying out work beyond their contracted hours.

Four Irish hospitals failed to properly screen patients for new superbug

A new report reveals that a number of hospitals failed to properly protect patients from the CPE superbug.

# hse - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

‘Beyond a joke now’: People offered HSE jobs as far back as January still waiting due to recruitment ‘controls’

Some people left previous jobs under the assumption that they’d be starting their new HSE job within the next few weeks.

# hse - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Break-in at medical records centre behind discovery of personal files in Donegal park

The HSE has admitted that the discovery of medical files in a park in Donegal in June happened after a break-in to a medical centre.

# hse - Friday 5 July, 2019

State pathologists observed 'multiple bodies' on trolleys at Waterford mortuary over 'years'

Controversy about conditions at the mortuary first arose earlier this year.

# hse - Thursday 4 July, 2019

HSE investigating stomach bug outbreak among camogie teams following event at Limerick GAA grounds

Limerick City and County Council previously said they were investigating reports of “possible issues” with a private water supply at Croagh Kilfinny GAA.

Scally: Price for cervical screening tender 'became a much more important factor' than quality

Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly described the situation as “screening on the cheap”.

New Waterford mortuary would have cost taxpayer €1m less if built 'when it should have been'

Last month the HSE confirmed that funding of €5.7 million has been approved for the development.

# hse - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Over 40% of trainee and intern doctors say they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace

That’s according to a new report by the Medical Council.

18-year-old settles case against HSE for €8.4m over cerebral palsy allegedly caused by injuries at birth HSE

18-year-old settles case against HSE for €8.4m over cerebral palsy allegedly caused by injuries at birth

Court proceedings were initiated in 2017 and settled today.

500 ambulance staff to hold another 24-hour strike in a row over union recognition

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

# hse - Monday 1 July, 2019

Almost a billion Euro paid out in medical negligence cases since 2014, new figures show

Payouts have totalled €108 million for the first five months of 2019.

# hse - Friday 28 June, 2019

New HSE board meets for the first time

Health Minister Simon Harris announced earlier this year that he would re-establish a board to oversee the HSE.

# hse - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Support staff strike: HSE says situation at hospitals 'challenging' as further talks planned

The issue centres on a dispute over pay increases.

Poll: Do you support the healthcare support workers' strike? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the healthcare support workers' strike?

10,000 healthcare support workers are beginning a 24-hour strike today.

# hse - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Taoiseach says offer to phase in pay increase for striking health workers was made 'out of good will'

A strike by around 10,000 healthcare support workers is taking place tomorrow.

# hse - Saturday 22 June, 2019

'These drugs are much more potent': HSE advises festival-goers who plan on taking drugs

The HSE launched a new campaign this week around drug-harm reduction in conjunction with a number of festivals including Body and Soul.

# hse - Friday 21 June, 2019

Unions claim rollout of HPV vaccine for boys is in doubt over staffing levels within the HSE HSE

Unions claim rollout of HPV vaccine for boys is in doubt over staffing levels within the HSE

Health Minister Simon Harris said the programme would go ahead in September as planned.

My Options website has over 170,000 visits since last December

The majority of visitors to the site are female, around 82%

# hse - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Explainer: Why are 10,000 HSE staff striking tomorrow?

And what impact will it have?

HSE warns of 'significant cancellation' of some procedures as Minister calls for talks to avert strike

The Finance Minister said he’s determined to protect the public service stability agreement.

# hse - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

HSE warns of 'significant impact' on services during support staff strike

A strike by 10,000 healthcare workers is set to take place on Thursday.

# hse - Monday 17 June, 2019

Strike by 10,000 healthcare workers to go ahead this Thursday

A 24 hour strike by healthcare workers will be held after talks at the Workplace Relations Commission ended without agreement.

'She wants it to be over': Ruth Morrissey 'very upset' over State move to appeal CervicalCheck case

The State Claims Agency said its appeal will not relate to the decision on the award of damages.

# hse - Friday 14 June, 2019

Ireland's first community air ambulance to be airborne within weeks as HSE gives go ahead

The service will cost €2 million to run annually and is to be funded through community and donor contributions.

# hse - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Number of Irish women travelling to England and Wales for abortions dropped in 2018

The number of Irish women ordering abortion pills online increased in 2018.

# hse - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Spinraza campaigners 'finally have hope' as HSE approves access to drug for rare disease Sma

Spinraza campaigners 'finally have hope' as HSE approves access to drug for rare disease

The drug has been approved for children with SMA Type I, II or III on “an exceptional and individualised basis”.

# hse - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Swimming at eight Dublin beaches banned after spill at wastewater plant

‘The overflow is diluted, partially treated wastewater,’ a spokesperson said.