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# stephen-donnelly - Today's News

Women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to have access to drug free of charge from January
# Cariban
# Cariban

Women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to have access to drug free of charge from January

45 minutes ago 1,517 Views 0 Comments

Cariban can cost women up to €3,000 over the course of a pregnancy.

# stephen-donnelly - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Vaping product ads to be banned on public transport under new law
# Cabinet Sign-off
# Cabinet Sign-off

Vaping product ads to be banned on public transport under new law

Updated Tue 1:05 PM 8,707 Views 8 Comments

The sale of e-cigarettes at events where children are present will also be prohibited.

# stephen-donnelly - This month November 2022

Taoiseach tours National Children's Hospital as construction reaches 80% completion
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

Taoiseach tours National Children's Hospital as construction reaches 80% completion

Nov 17th 2022, 5:57 PM 14,056 Views 31 Comments

The hospital should be fully operational by the end of 2024.

Mater Hospital confirms Long Covid Clinic is set to close in December due to a lack of funding
# Long Covid
# Long Covid

Mater Hospital confirms Long Covid Clinic is set to close in December due to a lack of funding

Updated Nov 10th 2022, 5:56 PM 20,661 Views 17 Comments

However, a spokesperson for the hospital said it is willing to extend the operation of the Long Covid clinic into the new year.

Gardaí outline concerns about abortion safe access zone law
# Safe Access Zones
# Safe Access Zones

Gardaí outline concerns about abortion safe access zone law

Updated Nov 9th 2022, 1:34 PM 15,081 Views 7 Comments

Gardaí have said it has a number of concerns from a policing perspective about the legislation around exclusion zones.

Children's emergency departments experiencing 'significant rise' in respiratory virus illness
# Respiratory Syncytial Virus
# Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Children's emergency departments experiencing 'significant rise' in respiratory virus illness

Nov 4th 2022, 5:49 PM 20,225 Views 6 Comments

The health minister says a rise in RSV cases tends to occur at this time each year.

# stephen-donnelly - Last month October 2022

HSE launches winter vaccination programme with flu and Covid-19 jabs
# The Needle Has Landed
# The Needle Has Landed

HSE launches winter vaccination programme with flu and Covid-19 jabs

Oct 3rd 2022, 7:30 AM 26,739 Views 9 Comments

The HSE is inviting eligible groups to get their flu jab and their Covid-19 booster.

# stephen-donnelly - September September 2022

Cariban: Drug to help women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to be available by January
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Cariban: Drug to help women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to be available by January

Sep 28th 2022, 5:37 PM 8,240 Views 17 Comments

Cariban is prescribed and available in the Coombe, Rotunda and Holles Street maternity hospitals and has been for many years.

New Omicron-specific vaccines to be rolled out as boosters from next month, Health Minister says
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

New Omicron-specific vaccines to be rolled out as boosters from next month, Health Minister says

Sep 16th 2022, 7:18 PM 19,517 Views 21 Comments

Anyone who is eligible for both a flu vaccine and a Covid booster vaccine can receive them at the same time from next month.

Hundreds take part in protest against plans to close emergency department at Navan hospital
# Navan
# Navan

Hundreds take part in protest against plans to close emergency department at Navan hospital

Updated Sep 16th 2022, 4:30 PM 12,369 Views 18 Comments

Organiser Peader Toíbín has called on ‘political establishment to realise how important this issue is’.

Free contraception scheme for women aged 17 to 25 begins today
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Free contraception scheme for women aged 17 to 25 begins today

Updated Sep 14th 2022, 12:51 PM 20,432 Views 53 Comments

The National Women’s Council has welcomed the move but said it’s ‘crucial’ that the age bracket is widened.

Donnelly says he doesn't believe his failure to renew RTB registration warrants his resignation
# Rental Property
# Rental Property

Donnelly says he doesn't believe his failure to renew RTB registration warrants his resignation

Updated Sep 1st 2022, 2:40 PM 27,239 Views 0 Comments

Donnelly admitted yesterday that he failed to renew a rental property with the RTB for three years.

# stephen-donnelly - August August 2022

Stephen Donnelly admits he failed to renew rental property with RTB for three years
# Rtb
# Rtb

Stephen Donnelly admits he failed to renew rental property with RTB for three years

Updated Aug 31st 2022, 7:09 PM 55,098 Views 0 Comments

The long-term tenancy, which was first registered in 2011, was not renewed in 2019.

Closure of Navan A&E is 'built into' HSE's 'fresh look' review, say local TDs
# Navan Hospital
# Navan Hospital

Closure of Navan A&E is 'built into' HSE's 'fresh look' review, say local TDs

Aug 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 16,581 Views 8 Comments
  • A review group tasked to give a fresh look at the planned closure of the emergency department will be completed in "a few weeks".
  • Health Minister Stephen Donnelly asked the HSE to carry out a review of capacity levels in light of a number of concerns being raised.
  • However, opposition TDs have hit out against the wording of the terms of reference in which the review group is operating.
Fianna Fáil TD calls for Robert Watt to be made boss of the HSE and the Dept of Health
# HEALTH OVERHAUL
# HEALTH OVERHAUL

Fianna Fáil TD calls for Robert Watt to be made boss of the HSE and the Dept of Health

Aug 16th 2022, 2:15 PM 32,384 Views 33 Comments

Barry Cowen believes it is time to share leadership between the two bodies.

Paul Reid to step down as HSE CEO in October - two months earlier than expected
# Moving On
# Moving On

Paul Reid to step down as HSE CEO in October - two months earlier than expected

Aug 16th 2022, 8:48 AM 31,788 Views 50 Comments

Reid was due to stay in the role until December.

Government called on to implement 'robust strategy' to tackle monkeypox
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

Government called on to implement 'robust strategy' to tackle monkeypox

Aug 6th 2022, 2:16 PM 7,459 Views 4 Comments

“As cases slowly climb,” Senator Jerry Buttimer says “it is crucial that we are preventative in our actions”.

# stephen-donnelly - This year 2022

Changes announced to COVID vaccination programme, including second booster for 50-64 year-olds
# Vaccination Programme
# Vaccination Programme

Changes announced to COVID vaccination programme, including second booster for 50-64 year-olds

Jul 23rd 2022, 4:21 PM 45,627 Views 71 Comments

The Department of Health and the HSE will now work to operationalise these updates.

Free contraception for women aged 17 to 25 to be rolled out by September
# Free Contraception
# Free Contraception

Free contraception for women aged 17 to 25 to be rolled out by September

Jul 21st 2022, 2:44 PM 18,781 Views 28 Comments

President Michael D Higgins signed the measures into law today.

University Hospital Galway warn of 'severe' overcrowding a week after CMO alerted Donnelly
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

University Hospital Galway warn of 'severe' overcrowding a week after CMO alerted Donnelly

Jul 15th 2022, 1:28 PM 14,157 Views 9 Comments

“This level of overcrowding in Galway and across the country in the middle of July is not normal,” the INMO said.

Health Minister says testimony included in HSE abortion report is 'heartbreaking'
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Health Minister says testimony included in HSE abortion report is 'heartbreaking'

Jul 12th 2022, 6:25 PM 14,252 Views 15 Comments

The research found that current abortion legislation does not meet the needs of those seeking termination for foetal anomalies.

'Remuneration is significant': No appetite in Govt to increase €420k salary for next HSE boss
# Job Vacancy
# Job Vacancy

'Remuneration is significant': No appetite in Govt to increase €420k salary for next HSE boss

Jun 27th 2022, 6:40 PM 24,535 Views 30 Comments

Questions have been raised about whether tensions between the HSE and Department of Health played a part in Paul Reid’s decision to step down.

HSE chief says Navan Hospital plan will proceed despite Minister's instruction
# Emergency Care
# Emergency Care

HSE chief says Navan Hospital plan will proceed despite Minister's instruction

Jun 26th 2022, 4:31 PM 30,649 Views 29 Comments

Last week the Health Minister said he was not satisfied with the plan.

HSE unit deployed to Limerick hospital to address ‘chronic’ overcrowding'
# Hiqa Report
# Hiqa Report

HSE unit deployed to Limerick hospital to address ‘chronic’ overcrowding'

Jun 22nd 2022, 7:55 PM 15,884 Views 20 Comments

A performance management improvement unit of the HSE is to “engage urgently” with University Hospital Limerick.

Government to oppose SF motion on emergency department closure at Navan Hospital
# Meath
# Meath

Government to oppose SF motion on emergency department closure at Navan Hospital

Updated Jun 21st 2022, 7:58 PM 30,089 Views 36 Comments

A Government countermotion has been tabled as health and justice minister seek clarity from HSE.

Tánaiste says Government has not sanctioned the closure of Navan emergency department
# HSE
# HSE

Tánaiste says Government has not sanctioned the closure of Navan emergency department

Updated Jun 14th 2022, 2:00 PM 9,236 Views 17 Comments

The Health Minister said several issues must be addressed before any transition can take place, including capacity at other hospitals.

Nation's oral health at risk as children not seeing a dentist until their teens
# Dentists
# Dentists

Nation's oral health at risk as children not seeing a dentist until their teens

May 27th 2022, 6:30 AM 9,077 Views 19 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said not everyone is getting the high-quality dental care they deserve.

'Intensive work' ongoing to give 35 children with Cystic Fibrosis access to life-changing drug
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

'Intensive work' ongoing to give 35 children with Cystic Fibrosis access to life-changing drug

May 24th 2022, 6:27 PM 7,724 Views 10 Comments

Donnelly said it is important to him ‘that children get access to the drug that they need’.

HSE confirms 11 bed closures at Dublin CAMHS unit
# Camhs
# Camhs

HSE confirms 11 bed closures at Dublin CAMHS unit

Updated May 22nd 2022, 4:48 PM 59,610 Views 27 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Mental Health spokesperson says the closures “will create nothing short of a crisis for child and adolescent services in the Dublin region”.

Catchup programme for HPV vaccine receives approval
# HPV
# HPV

Catchup programme for HPV vaccine receives approval

May 21st 2022, 3:58 PM 10,135 Views 2 Comments

It will be available to women up to the age of 25 years who have left secondary school and who did not receive it previously.

Donnelly denies paying for retweets after hundreds of accounts share Twitter video
# Big In Turkey
# Big In Turkey

Donnelly denies paying for retweets after hundreds of accounts share Twitter video

May 17th 2022, 6:36 PM 34,570 Views 23 Comments

The minister and his Department said they did not pay for promotion of the tweet.

Cervical check samples are still being screened abroad following December's cyberattack
# Cervical Screening
# Cervical Screening

Cervical check samples are still being screened abroad following December's cyberattack

May 9th 2022, 8:13 PM 9,467 Views 7 Comments

A cyber-attack on The Coombe at the end of last year resulted in the hospital losing its IT connectivity with CervicalCheck.

Fewer than one in three patients admitted to wards within HSE target of six hours
# Health
# Health

Fewer than one in three patients admitted to wards within HSE target of six hours

May 9th 2022, 3:25 PM 7,865 Views 13 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly launched the survey’s results today.

'A tenner a year lease': Martin says maternity hospital will effectively be in public ownership
# Health
# Health

'A tenner a year lease': Martin says maternity hospital will effectively be in public ownership

Updated May 4th 2022, 8:10 PM 33,667 Views 75 Comments
  • The Oireachtas Health Committee is set to interrogate the plans before the matter goes back to Cabinet in two weeks' time.
  • Minister Catherine Martin has described this as "a valuable process".
  • Minister Simon Harris says there was agreement across the three government parties, and all genders, to delay a decision.
INMO warns of 'real problem along western seaboard' with record-breaking overcrowding
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

INMO warns of 'real problem along western seaboard' with record-breaking overcrowding

Apr 30th 2022, 6:11 PM 18,233 Views 19 Comments

There was record-breaking overcrowding in University Hospital Limerick in April.

Stephen Donnelly confirms opening of two additional specialist menopause clinics
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Stephen Donnelly confirms opening of two additional specialist menopause clinics

Apr 29th 2022, 6:30 AM 16,650 Views 6 Comments

A total of six menopause clinics will be rolled out nationwide this year.

Cabinet to discuss scrapping hospital charges for under 16s
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet to discuss scrapping hospital charges for under 16s

Apr 26th 2022, 6:00 AM 8,456 Views 17 Comments

The Government plans to abolish charges for overnight stays as well as fees for day cases.

Maura Quinn to head up review of Tony Holohan's abandoned secondment to Trinity
# Maura Quinn
# Maura Quinn

Maura Quinn to head up review of Tony Holohan's abandoned secondment to Trinity

Apr 20th 2022, 11:19 AM 19,833 Views 16 Comments

Quinn is the the outgoing Chief Executive of the Institute of Directors.

Frontline workers' pandemic payment to be paid 'as soon as possible' after guidelines finalised
# Recognition Payment
# Recognition Payment

Frontline workers' pandemic payment to be paid 'as soon as possible' after guidelines finalised

Apr 15th 2022, 2:03 PM 31,115 Views 33 Comments

The payment is being made to public service healthcare and ambulance workers, in recognition of their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Donnelly orders external review into Tony Holohan's abandoned secondment at Trinity College
# Botched Appointment
# Botched Appointment

Donnelly orders external review into Tony Holohan's abandoned secondment at Trinity College

Apr 13th 2022, 10:11 PM 27,283 Views 29 Comments

The Health Minister said he ordered the review “to examine learnings and recommendations that could inform future such initiatives”.

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