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#HSE

# hse - Last year 2021

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 40,367 Views 18 Comments

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

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 64,198 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 15,569 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  • An "outdated" medical culture and "a legacy of bullying" in the facility were contributing factors in the abuse, the report found.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 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 36,179 Views 36 Comments

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

€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 20,840 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.

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 33,445 Views 61 Comments

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

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 40,240 Views 31 Comments

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

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 41,864 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
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 31,427 Views 50 Comments

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

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 25,206 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.

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 9,539 Views 3 Comments

The online PCR booking portal was affected by the incident.

'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 68,055 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
'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 26,730 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.

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 37,586 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 12,101 Views 15 Comments

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

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 17,686 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 88,803 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 33,269 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.
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 24,563 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 41,635 Views 112 Comments

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

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 12,674 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 40,198 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.

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 13,811 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 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 27,810 Views 19 Comments

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

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 42,135 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.

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 58,357 Views 144 Comments

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

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 43,761 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.

'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 20,542 Views 18 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.
'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 34,306 Views 46 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 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 26,515 Views 16 Comments

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

'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 34,623 Views 15 Comments

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

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 23,731 Views 16 Comments

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

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 52,395 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 55,037 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 9,901 Views 0 Comments

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

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 19,368 Views 14 Comments

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

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 16,531 Views 20 Comments

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

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 37,069 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.

HSE launches bank holiday weekend vaccine push with additional walk-in centres open
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HSE launches bank holiday weekend vaccine push with additional walk-in centres open

Oct 23rd 2021, 7:45 AM 19,425 Views 60 Comments

The Halloween Covid-19 jab campaign is aimed at giving people “maximum opportunity to get vaccinated”.

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 18,397 Views 86 Comments

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