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# medical-care - This year 2022

Opinion: Communication is key for families facing decisions around palliative care
# End Of Life
# End Of Life

Opinion: Communication is key for families facing decisions around palliative care

Sep 15th 2022, 9:41 AM 10,473 Views 7 Comments

Dr Geraldine Foley says the palliative care needs in this country will only grow as the population ages.

Opinion: Proposed changes to the Mental Health Act must prioritise human rights
# Psychiatric Care
# Psychiatric Care

Opinion: Proposed changes to the Mental Health Act must prioritise human rights

May 31st 2022, 1:48 PM 7,103 Views 6 Comments

A group of academics and people with lived experience of treatment under the legislation advocate for a human rights based approach to treatment under proposed laws.

Historian: Our distrust of religious institutions with healthcare is rooted in the past
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

Historian: Our distrust of religious institutions with healthcare is rooted in the past

Updated May 7th 2022, 12:45 PM 24,511 Views 52 Comments

Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley says Ireland’s history illustrates that the healthcare of women often came second to a Catholic moral code.

# medical-care - All time

'Slow drive' Dublin protest as young GPs say 'they will not stay in the country' under current contract
# Health
# Health

'Slow drive' Dublin protest as young GPs say 'they will not stay in the country' under current contract

Updated Feb 6th 2019, 2:25 PM 43,204 Views 120 Comments

The NAGP says 700 GPs are set to retire over the next five years.

Health Minister agrees to meet with women affected by vaginal mesh complications
# Medical Care
# Medical Care

Health Minister agrees to meet with women affected by vaginal mesh complications

Apr 22nd 2018, 4:00 PM 13,598 Views 3 Comments

There have been thousands of reports internationally of painful complications from women who have undergone these procedures.

Terminally ill baby boy at London hospital must be kept alive until at least Tuesday, court rules
# Charlie Gard
# Charlie Gard

Terminally ill baby boy at London hospital must be kept alive until at least Tuesday, court rules

Jun 9th 2017, 6:24 PM 40,883 Views 26 Comments

Charlie Gard’s parents want to take the 10-month-old to the US for an experimental treatment.

Family of girl who suffered cerebral palsy at birth: 'Hospital apology is utterly meaningless'
# Deficits In Care
# Deficits In Care

Family of girl who suffered cerebral palsy at birth: 'Hospital apology is utterly meaningless'

Jul 22nd 2015, 10:54 PM 24,268 Views 18 Comments

The High Court approved a €1.9 million settlement today.

Here's what the inquiry into the 'Ms Y' abortion case will look at
# Protection Of Life During Pregnancy
# Protection Of Life During Pregnancy

Here's what the inquiry into the 'Ms Y' abortion case will look at

Aug 22nd 2014, 11:52 PM 8,416 Views 57 Comments

The inquiry will examine the operation of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act.

Open thread: What's your experience with hospital overcrowding?
# Share Your Story
# Share Your Story

Open thread: What's your experience with hospital overcrowding?

Aug 8th 2014, 12:00 PM 6,872 Views 58 Comments

Just last month more than 5,500 patients admitted found themselves on a trolley or in an emergency department.

Irish people going blind waiting for cataract surgery
# PREVENTABLE
# PREVENTABLE

Irish people going blind waiting for cataract surgery

Apr 3rd 2014, 4:59 PM 10,741 Views 16 Comments

Ireland could save €76 million annually if earlier intervention was prioritised.

Column: What's happening in the Central African Republic?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What's happening in the Central African Republic?

Nov 29th 2013, 7:30 PM 140 Views 18 Comments

Horrific reports of violence have poured out of the Central African Republic this week – with summary executions and mass displacement terrifying civilian communities, writes MSF Director Jane-Ann McKenna.

Column: People in the Philippines are desperate, stunned and hopeless
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: People in the Philippines are desperate, stunned and hopeless

Nov 12th 2013, 7:30 PM 207 Views 26 Comments

As a Filipino, I know we’re a resilient nation – but this time the devastation is so great that people are truly desperate. This sort of disaster is simply unprecedented, writes Dr Natasha Reyes.

Column: NCHD working hours are part of a bigger picture for young Irish workers
# Column
# Column

Column: NCHD working hours are part of a bigger picture for young Irish workers

Oct 8th 2013, 7:15 AM 529 Views 9 Comments

While the pressures on young doctors are unique, Government decisions have focused the worst effects of the crisis on workers who are 35 and under across all sectors, write Dan Hayden and Dr Antoine Murray.

Column: Happy 60th Birthday to the science that makes transplantation work
# Column
# Column

Column: Happy 60th Birthday to the science that makes transplantation work

Oct 7th 2013, 1:00 PM 33 Views 8 Comments

Until Peter Medawar’s ground-breaking article 60 years ago, the idea of using one person’s body parts to save the life of another was little more than science fiction, writes Prof Daniel M. Davis.

Column: Why league tables for doctors – but not schools?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why league tables for doctors – but not schools?

Aug 2nd 2013, 7:00 AM 59 Views 41 Comments

School “league tables” are not allowed in Ireland, meaning you can’t find out how schools do in national exams or standardised tests. But creating such tables is not as difficult as we are led to believe, writes Kevin Denny.

HSE spend on new primary care centres falls
# Medical Care
# Medical Care

HSE spend on new primary care centres falls

Jul 19th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,044 Views 3 Comments

Documents show that the spend went from €17.5m in 2011 to less than €1m so far this year.

GPs have this stark warning for their former colleague James Reilly...
# GP
# GP

GPs have this stark warning for their former colleague James Reilly...

Jul 18th 2013, 4:20 PM 9,585 Views 70 Comments

The NAGP say the latest round of cuts will undermine patient care and could result in GP practices closing.

150 doctors write to Obama offering services to Guantánamo hunger strikers
# Guantánamo Bay
# Guantánamo Bay

150 doctors write to Obama offering services to Guantánamo hunger strikers

Jun 19th 2013, 6:35 AM 4,994 Views 5 Comments

The more than 100 detainees on hunger strike at the detention facility have said that they do not trust military doctors who engaged in painful force-feeding.

HSE urges public to 'look after health' given hospital crowding
# Public Health
# Public Health

HSE urges public to 'look after health' given hospital crowding

Jan 4th 2013, 4:05 PM 5,886 Views 22 Comments

The combination of holiday ailments and the winter vomiting bug mean hospitals are busier than they might usually be.

Laya Healthcare customers facing premium hike of up to 13%
# Health
# Health

Laya Healthcare customers facing premium hike of up to 13%

Nov 24th 2012, 1:26 PM 4,863 Views 34 Comments

The insurer says the price increase is needed to fund a greater number of claims and escalating cost of medical treatment.

Arthritic man robs $1 from bank – so he can get healthcare in jail
# Sad
From The Daily Edge
# Sad

Arthritic man robs $1 from bank – so he can get healthcare in jail

Jun 21st 2011, 7:41 PM 1,467 Views 27 Comments

An American man resorted to crime simply because he couldn’t afford health care without being in state custody.

Ivory Coast violence threatens access to medical care
# Ivory Coast
# Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast violence threatens access to medical care

Mar 25th 2011, 3:31 PM 720 Views 2 Comments

Medecin Sans Frontieres staff providing treatment despite difficulties including lack of supplies, resources and threats of violence, while Concern steps up its work in Liberia after refugees pour in from the Ivory Coast.