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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Stephen Donnelly

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# Abortion
Health Minister says he is 'committed' to bringing in safe access zones around health facilities
The Programme for Government committed to creating these zones aimed to prevent protests outside medical facilities.
# Frontline
HSE staff who worked during pandemic should get bonus, Donnelly says
The Health Minister was speaking after touring the HSE’s Limerick Covid-19 vaccination centre.
# hcv
People born between 1965 and 1985 should be tested for Hepatitis C, Hiqa recommends
In Ireland, the prevalence of HCV infection is highest amongst those born during this period.
# University Hospital Limerick
'Something has to give': INMO asks Health Minister to intervene at overcrowded Limerick hospital
Members say that UHL had 52 patients on trolleys this morning, despite gaining more than 110 new beds since January.
# nphet
Unsolicited calls to Holohan and Glynn are 'appalling', says Donnelly
The chief medical officer and his deputy have received threatening phone calls recently.
# Stephen Donnelly
'We don’t know how bad it’s going to get': Additional ICU surge capacity being built up, says Donnelly
The Health Minister said NPHET modelling estimates over 200 people will be in ICU in a few months.
# maternity restrictions
Four maternity units not allowing partners attend emergency pregnancy cases
“There has been a real issue there, it is arguably the most important time,” Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said.
# National Maternity Hospital
Health minister comes under cross-party pressure to reveal St Vincent's abortion figures
Stephen Donnelly told an Oireachtas committee he could not say how many terminations had been carried out at St Vincent’s Hospital.
# action
Health Minister to meet couple who settled wrongful termination case
The couple had requested a meeting with Stephen Donnelly after settling their court actions last month.
# halfway there
Half of adult population will be fully vaccinated by end of today, Donnelly says
More than 4.3 million Covid jabs have been administered to date, with 49.6% of adults fully vaccinated.
# Janssen Jab
'It's crazy': Pharmacists say phones ringing constantly after Janssen jab announcement
The HSE National Director asked the public to ‘be patient’ with pharmacies.
# nphet
NPHET member says team 'not there to be popular' as Donnelly criticises 'online vitriol'
Dr Cillian de Gascun said negative commentary can be “a little bit disheartening”.
Expert group to assess rollout of rapid antigen tests in 'various sectors'
Dr Tony Holohan said earlier this month that antigen testing is “just not as good as PCR”.
# Indoor Hospitality
Donnelly defends potential for unvaccinated people to work in indoor dining, but not be able to avail of it
The planned reopening of indoor hospitality has been pushed until at least 19 July.
# fatal foetal abnormality
Couple who settled High Court actions in wrongful termination case want meeting with Health Minister
Rebecca Price and Patrick Kiely’s son would have turned two years old this summer.
# reopening
Tánaiste says 'final call' on further reopening on 5 July can’t be made until next week
NPHET is due to advise the Government next Thursday on the epidemiological situation in Ireland.
# National Maternity Hospital
'Two fingers to the Irish people': Taoiseach urged to nationalise entire St Vincent's campus if healthcare group refuses to budge on ownership
The hospital group has insisted that it will not sell the land on the Elm Park campus.
# On track
No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant
Sources say there is no need for some of the comments around the variant to “scare” or panic people.
# Covid-19
Large numbers will need vaccine booster shots later this year and into next year, Cabinet hears
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly got government approval to purchase millions of vaccine doses for use in 2022.
# covid19
Canada removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list, hospitalisations continue to fall
The total number of people in hospital with the virus is 44
# Nepal
Ireland to send ventilators and defibrillators to help Nepal fight Covid-19
Oxygen concentrators, ventilators, defibrillators and PPE are among some of the equipment to be donated.
# Wicklow
Minister for Health receives first Covid-19 vaccine dose
Over 53% of the adult population have received a first dose.
# supporting women
Menopause workplace policy for businesses to be developed, says health minister
Women have recently shared their menopause experience on RTÉ’s Liveline.
# Coronavirus
Pharmacists to start administering Covid-19 vaccines
Stephen Donnelly said this latest development will help people who live far away from vaccine centres.
# vaccine target
Target to vaccinate 82% of adults by end of June 'likely to be missed by a few weeks'
The State had believed it would receive 470,000 Janssen doses but that is now looking, at best, more like 235,000.
Health Minister accused of 'dropping a bombshell' in the Dáil
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says the government will provide 'revised targets' tomorrow
Ireland likely to only receive half of the planned 470,000 J&J doses by end of June
HSE says 2.6 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered to date
Government trails 'positive announcement' as Cabinet sub-committee meets to decide on easing restrictions
Minister defends live performance ban for pubs and restaurants but musicians criticise 'sledgehammer approach'
# garda powers
Minister told government will not continue to receive 'a blank cheque' for their Covid response
A number of TDs have been critical of plans to extend Covid-19 emergency powers to November.
# easing of restrictions
NPHET's view is the trajectory is positive towards the easing of restrictions, says health minister
NPHET has given a positive outlook to the further easing of restrictions in June and July
# garda powers
Opposition parties say pushing out Covid-19 emergency powers to November is a step too far
Stephen Donnelly has said he will amend the law so that a three-month extension in November is the only one permitted.
North's political leaders to contact Taoiseach over lack of engagement on Covid-19
Northern Ireland’s health minister Robin Swann said he has been unable to arrange a meeting with his Irish counterpart for two weeks.
# Travel
Six more states removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list
The states are Andorra, Georgia, Kuwait, Mongolia, Nigeria and Puerto Rico.
# Cyber Attack
Initial results 'positive' in testing decryption tool to unlock data, Health Minister says
A decryption key was made available yesterday but Donnelly said “no ransom has been paid”.
# health minister
Patient data from HSE hack has appeared on the dark net, Minister confirms
Stephen Donnelly said that it was “distasteful” that law firms were “licking their lips” at prospect of suing the State over the HSE cyber hack.
It is "clear" that data on some HSE servers has been encrypted, but that the full extent of this remains unknown.
The Dáil heard that a helpline will be set up for patients approached by someone with their leaked HSE details.
The Health Minister also accused some legal firms of "licking their lips" at the prospect of data privacy cases.
Patient receiving offer of medical procedure from abroad 'seems to align' with HSE hack, Dáil told
HSE ransomware attack: 'Is it possible that sensitive information has been downloaded? Unfortunately, yes'
# Cyber Attack
HSE ransomware attack: 'Is it possible that sensitive information has been downloaded? Unfortunately, yes'
The health minister and Taoiseach have been among those fielding questions in the Dáil on the cyber attack today.
# rollover
Government to extend emergency Covid-19 powers until November
A government spokesperson said the measures were being extended as “a precaution”.
# maternity measures
HSE updating guidance to make clear partners can be present 'right throughout labour and birth'
Restrictions remain in place in certain hospitals, however.
# maternity hospitals
'I'm frustrated with the lack of progress': Donnelly says 19 maternity units are being contacted about restrictions
Restrictions remain in place in certain hospitals, with protesters gathering outside the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin yesterday.
# Pharmacists
Vaccines: Pharmacists 'frustrated' with slow involvement, while NIAC Johnson & Johnson advice reported
The head of the the Irish Pharmacy Union says no clarity has been given to pharmacists as to when they can administer the vaccine.
# covid19 outbreak
Ireland to send 700 oxygen concentrators to India to battle Covid crisis
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly confirmed the aid package as part of the co-ordinated EU response, as cases in India passed 350,000 a day.
# Stephen Donnelly
Ambulance capacity to double as part of 'dedicated system' to vaccinate people who are housebound
Stephen Donnelly said that the National Ambulance Service capacity would be doubled as part of this.
# Covid-19
Covid-19: Hospital numbers at lowest level since early October as 13 new walk-in test centres to open
The number of patients in hospital is at its lowest since 8 October.