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From TheJournal.ie 'Women in crisis pregnancy have been told take the boat... today we tell them: take our hand' The Eighth

'Women in crisis pregnancy have been told take the boat... today we tell them: take our hand'

Leading political figures have reacted to what appears to be an overwhelming Yes vote.

From TheJournal.ie US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case CervicalCheck This post contains videos

US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case

A UK expert will lead the inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is open disclosure, and where does it fit in the smear test scandal? CervicalCheck

Explainer: What is open disclosure, and where does it fit in the smear test scandal?

What are the obligations to tell a patient when a mistake has been made in their healthcare?

From TheJournal.ie Health Minister agrees to meet with women affected by vaginal mesh complications Medical Care

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is Simon Harris right to cancel his St Patrick's Day trip? Health Minister This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Simon Harris right to cancel his St Patrick's Day trip?

The Health Minister said that “it would not feel right” to travel abroad during a difficult week for the health service.

From TheJournal.ie Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan Er

Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan

A specialist trauma unit will also be located in a third location.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris 'concerned' about care terminally-ill woman received over New Year's weekend North Wicklow

Simon Harris 'concerned' about care terminally-ill woman received over New Year's weekend

The woman’s daughter, Siobhán Tobin, wrote an open letter to the Health Minister about trying to access out of hours services.

From TheJournal.ie Private hospital beds to be used to ease Emergency Department overcrowding Trolley Crisis

Private hospital beds to be used to ease Emergency Department overcrowding

Many emergency departments are experiencing very high numbers of patients presenting at hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Minister orders report into vaginal mesh devices after Irish women experience 'constant pain' Vaginal Mesh

Minister orders report into vaginal mesh devices after Irish women experience 'constant pain'

The health minister said he takes it “extraordinarily seriously” if anyone is experiencing pain as a result of a surgery in this country.

From TheJournal.ie Health minister says the €60 price tag to see a GP is too expensive Gp Contract

Health minister says the €60 price tag to see a GP is too expensive

The minister said he would not compromise on his view that such fees are too high.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says he's not in the job to be popular - but what did former health ministers make of it? Poison Chalice

Harris says he's not in the job to be popular - but what did former health ministers make of it?

As 45% of people say they don’t have confidence in Harris as health minister, we ask former office holders to reflect on their time in the job.

From TheJournal.ie Patients 'have a right to ask doctors and nurses if they have received the flu vaccine' Winter Flu

Patients 'have a right to ask doctors and nurses if they have received the flu vaccine'

Health Minister Simon Harris said just one third of all health workers got the vaccine last year.

From TheJournal.ie Steroid abuse: Simon Harris wants gym owners to help combat problem Health Minister

Steroid abuse: Simon Harris wants gym owners to help combat problem

Steroid addiction is on the rise in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Medicinal cannabis: Harris says 'it's not the job of the Minister for Health to be a doctor' Legalisation

Medicinal cannabis: Harris says 'it's not the job of the Minister for Health to be a doctor'

Health Minister Simon Harris said the compassionate access programme for medicinal cannabis will be available later this year.

From TheJournal.ie Vaccine compensation scheme being considered by government Payments

Vaccine compensation scheme being considered by government

Health Minister Simon Harris said his department is examining how to roll out a vaccination compensation programme.

From TheJournal.ie Harris admits government can't express confidence in State's corporate watchdog Sean FitzPatrick

Harris admits government can't express confidence in State's corporate watchdog

Sinn Fein said the government’s handling of white-collar crime was like a Monty Python sketch.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation launched into allegations of serious abuse at centre for those with intellectual disabilities Investigation

Investigation launched into allegations of serious abuse at centre for those with intellectual disabilities

Families of the service users have been calling for an independent investigation since last August.

From TheJournal.ie As hospitals recover from record-high trolley crisis, staff are considering a strike Critical Conditions

As hospitals recover from record-high trolley crisis, staff are considering a strike

Hospital staff are being asked whether they wish to strike over payments and career progression measures.

From TheJournal.ie Hope for change as families meet Health Minister on support for people with brain injury Padraig Schaler

Hope for change as families meet Health Minister on support for people with brain injury

Four families attended the meeting yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Appeal to HSE to ensure Console services are secured in wake of controversy Charities

Appeal to HSE to ensure Console services are secured in wake of controversy

The Health Minister has described an audit into the charity as a “harrowing” read.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar among candidates caught up in armed robbery while canvassing Carpenterstown

Varadkar among candidates caught up in armed robbery while canvassing

Two canvassers gave chase when the robbers fled the shop in Carpenterstown just before 7pm.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar defends comments about extra resources making hospitals slow down Overcrowding

Varadkar defends comments about extra resources making hospitals slow down

The minister said he accepted that overcrowding can also delay patient treatment.

From TheJournal.ie Father of sick child travels to Northern Ireland on Christmas Day for medical supplies Noah

Father of sick child travels to Northern Ireland on Christmas Day for medical supplies

A Facebook post about Adam Doyle’s child Noah has been shared more than 14,000 times.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar rules out intervention in case of Irish girl in UK psychiatric hospital Sensitive Case

Varadkar rules out intervention in case of Irish girl in UK psychiatric hospital

The 18-year-old, who was transferred to England in late 2013, has written to the Minister seeking help returning home.

From TheJournal.ie Have the human rights of symphysiotomy survivors been abused? Survivors

Have the human rights of symphysiotomy survivors been abused?

Independent TD Clare Daly recently said that recommendations made by the United Nations have not been met.

From TheJournal.ie "It is definitely a lot harder to stay in than to come out" Changes

"It is definitely a lot harder to stay in than to come out"

The Health Minister was speaking on RTÉ’s The Ray D’Arcy’s Show this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie 'They were lied to': Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths Midland Regional Hospital

'They were lied to': Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar has spoken out about the findings in HIQA’s report on the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.

From TheJournal.ie Leo met some very small, very cute babies today New Icu

Leo met some very small, very cute babies today

‘There’ll be trouble … his grandparents didn’t even get to hold him yet!’

From TheJournal.ie Will Irish nurses living abroad come home for the new jobs announced? Recruitment

Will Irish nurses living abroad come home for the new jobs announced?

Leo Varadkar really hopes so.

From TheJournal.ie Seán Barrett says opposition parties are entitled to question his decisions Vote Of Confidence

Seán Barrett says opposition parties are entitled to question his decisions

He said he made remarks last Friday in the “heat of the moment” during an RTÉ interview.

From TheJournal.ie Health Minister Leo Varadkar wants to lift the ban on gay men donating blood Overturned

Health Minister Leo Varadkar wants to lift the ban on gay men donating blood

The minister wants to see the ban replaced with a 12 month deferral period.

From TheJournal.ie "A poor example": Varadkar heavily criticises Martin over emergency department crisis HOSPITAL CRISIS

"A poor example": Varadkar heavily criticises Martin over emergency department crisis

The Health Minister said no one wants to sort out the overcrowding crisis more than he does.

From TheJournal.ie Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? 'Bullshit' Ask A Minister

Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? 'Bullshit'

“Do you think the Government would give a card back just if people wrote to them? Not in a million years. Not on your nelly.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Tragic cases like Savita Halappanavar make us strive to ensure our health service is safe' Patient Safety

'Tragic cases like Savita Halappanavar make us strive to ensure our health service is safe'

Leo Varadkar said progress is being made on implementing the recommendations from the Portlaoise report.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors warn general practice in Ireland is 'on the brink of collapse' Still Ill

Doctors warn general practice in Ireland is 'on the brink of collapse'

GPs said that the lack of funding and resources available to them have made Ireland “the laughing stock of Europe”.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach "dismissed" Shortall's concerns over Reilly's health service reforms Health Service

Taoiseach "dismissed" Shortall's concerns over Reilly's health service reforms

New Health Minister Leo Varadkar was recently told Reilly’s HSE reforms were “unworkable”.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar won't be taking up nurses' challenge - but he'll meet them in September Emergency Department

Varadkar won't be taking up nurses' challenge - but he'll meet them in September

The new Health Minister was asked to work a 12-hour shift in an Emergency Department.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Varadkar have accepted the nurses' challenge? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Varadkar have accepted the nurses' challenge?

The Minister for Health turned down an offer to observe a 12-hour shift in an Emergency Department.

From TheJournal.ie Parents of sick children angry over Varadkar's comments about medical cards WORRIED

Parents of sick children angry over Varadkar's comments about medical cards

The CEO of Jack & Jill has written to Minister Varadkar and the Taoiseach about the medical card issue.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Will Leo survive the Department of Health curse? Poison Chalice

Opinion: Will Leo survive the Department of Health curse?

The newly-crowned Minister for Health’s role could be the making or breaking for one of politics’ rapidly rising stars.