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From TheJournal.ie 'People say I'm in a privileged position. I don't consider cancer a privilege' Private Patients

'People say I'm in a privileged position. I don't consider cancer a privilege'

The government created a single-tier health service at the beginning of the crisis, but criticism of the contracts is ramping up.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to treat each other like pariahs': Limerick intensive care doctor issues stark warning Coronavirus

'We need to treat each other like pariahs': Limerick intensive care doctor issues stark warning

Dr Catherine Motherway of University Hospital Limerick said the Irish health system may struggle if Covid-19 is not contained.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be minimum sentences for anyone convicted of assaulting hospital staff? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be minimum sentences for anyone convicted of assaulting hospital staff?

There were over 1,000 incidents reported last year where a member of staff had been assaulted.

From TheJournal.ie Staff in Irish hospitals assaulted over 1,000 times last year - but union warns it's 'tip of iceberg' Health Service

Staff in Irish hospitals assaulted over 1,000 times last year - but union warns it's 'tip of iceberg'

The majority of healthcare staff attacked were nurses.

From TheJournal.ie 'Affordable and transparent': HSE's new system for purchasing medicines to cost €1.3 billion Procurement

'Affordable and transparent': HSE's new system for purchasing medicines to cost €1.3 billion

The five-year tender for a dynamic purchasing system will ensure good quality medicines are available on a timely basis, the HSE said.

From TheJournal.ie HSE trolley crisis: Recruitment freeze is 'starving frontline services of much-needed staff' Health Service

HSE trolley crisis: Recruitment freeze is 'starving frontline services of much-needed staff'

The INMO has said that “it’s not hard to join the dots” between delays in staffing and the current trolley crisis.

From TheJournal.ie It's the worst ever day for trolley overcrowding in Irish hospitals since records began, INMO says Health Service

It's the worst ever day for trolley overcrowding in Irish hospitals since records began, INMO says

There were 92 patients waiting for a bed at University Hospital Limerick, alone.

From TheJournal.ie The HSE has €1.4 billion more to spend on healthcare in 2020 Health Service

The HSE has €1.4 billion more to spend on healthcare in 2020

In total, it has €17.4 billion – a 6.3% increase in funding compared to 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote Ge 2020

Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote

Opposition members are understood to be considering tabling a motion of no confidence against the health minister in the new year.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are at breaking point': Hospital doctors to be balloted for industrial action IMO

'We are at breaking point': Hospital doctors to be balloted for industrial action

The Irish Medical Organisation warned of the potential for an “escalating campaign of industrial action”.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed Opinion

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed

Carers bear a huge burden but are not being looked after.

From TheJournal.ie 'They deserve better': Taoiseach apologises to patients waiting on hospital trolleys as numbers rise Trolley Numbers

'They deserve better': Taoiseach apologises to patients waiting on hospital trolleys as numbers rise

There were 10,641 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals last month.

From TheJournal.ie HSE sought out experienced physios for vacant position ... then pulled job due to recruitment freeze No End In Sight

HSE sought out experienced physios for vacant position ... then pulled job due to recruitment freeze

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has warned that “patients are being put at extreme risk” over the ongoing freeze.

From TheJournal.ie Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours Mental Health Services

Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours

As of 7am this morning, psychiatric nurses have not been carrying out work beyond their contracted hours.

From TheJournal.ie Almost a billion Euro paid out in medical negligence cases since 2014, new figures show Payouts

Almost a billion Euro paid out in medical negligence cases since 2014, new figures show

Payouts have totalled €108 million for the first five months of 2019.

From TheJournal.ie 'Wholly unsatisfactory': Harris pressed in Dáil over recruitment freeze in the HSE The Health Service

'Wholly unsatisfactory': Harris pressed in Dáil over recruitment freeze in the HSE

Harris said he believed the HSE was putting “sensible” controls in place.

From TheJournal.ie 'Wasteful, inefficient, horrendous': 30,000 people waited longer than 24 hours on hospital trolleys this year Under Pressure

'Wasteful, inefficient, horrendous': 30,000 people waited longer than 24 hours on hospital trolleys this year

The figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly who called them “appalling and unacceptable”.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses in Dublin hospital may be told not to turn up over busy New Year period due to visa issues Work Permits
From TheJournal.ie TV presenter Brendan Courtney appointed to Sláintecare implementation council Health Reform

TV presenter Brendan Courtney appointed to Sláintecare implementation council

Sláintecare is the cross-party plan to overhaul the Irish health service over ten years.

From TheJournal.ie Leo wanted the HSE to save money by re-using crutches, but was told it was a non-runner Hse Overspend

Leo wanted the HSE to save money by re-using crutches, but was told it was a non-runner

The Taoiseach said the government will be looking with ‘laser-like detail’ at how to get value for money in the health service.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who led Temple Bar's 1990s revival chosen to lead Irish healthcare's transformation Sláintecare

Woman who led Temple Bar's 1990s revival chosen to lead Irish healthcare's transformation

Laura Magahy has led some other major Irish projects over the years.

From TheJournal.ie There are more people on hospital waiting lists than ever before Since Records Began

There are more people on hospital waiting lists than ever before

More than half a million people are on outpatient waiting lists however the number of inpatients waiting has fallen slightly.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who called emergency services in France mocked by operator and died hours afterwards Strasbourg

Woman who called emergency services in France mocked by operator and died hours afterwards

An autopsy revealed that the woman had suffered multiple organ failure.

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: Who will pay for abortions if the Eighth Amendment is repealed? The Money Question

Q&A: Who will pay for abortions if the Eighth Amendment is repealed?

Will taxpayers cover the cost of abortion under the public system?

From TheJournal.ie CervicalCheck: Senior team sent in to ensure women told about smear reviews Smear Test

CervicalCheck: Senior team sent in to ensure women told about smear reviews

Health Minister Simon Harris said that a helpline would open from 9am tomorrow to answer women’s questions.

From TheJournal.ie Patients at A&E should be either admitted or discharged within six hours, not 14 - IMO chief Waiting Times

Patients at A&E should be either admitted or discharged within six hours, not 14 - IMO chief

Peadar Gilligan made his inaugural address as president of the Irish Medical Organisation at the group’s AGM in Killarney this evening.

From TheJournal.ie 'Psychiatrist should not have used HSE headed paper to contact TDs about retaining the Eighth Amendment' Abortion Referendum

'Psychiatrist should not have used HSE headed paper to contact TDs about retaining the Eighth Amendment'

Chief Executive Tony O’Brien said the HSE must stay neutral in referenda and elections.

From TheJournal.ie If you're waiting for an eye procedure there's a good chance you'll be waiting over a year Cataracts

If you're waiting for an eye procedure there's a good chance you'll be waiting over a year

About 35% of those seeking outpatient treatment have been waiting over 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie The government vowed to stop it, but 10,000 elderly people had to wait in A&E for more than a day Trolley Crisis

The government vowed to stop it, but 10,000 elderly people had to wait in A&E for more than a day

The HSE’s Service Plan for 2017 set a target that anyone aged 75 years and over entering an ED would be discharged or admitted within 24 hours.

From TheJournal.ie 'Inconceivable' that health system would be able to deal with mass casualty event Stark Warning

'Inconceivable' that health system would be able to deal with mass casualty event

A senior doctor has warned that the system cannot deal with the day-to-day workload.

From TheJournal.ie Over 23,000 formal complaints were made to the HSE in 2016 Health Of The Nation

Over 23,000 formal complaints were made to the HSE in 2016

Community Healthcare Organisations (CHOs) were the subject of 3,984 complaints.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of patients wait longer than six hours in an emergency department to be seen by a doctor Patient Safety

Majority of patients wait longer than six hours in an emergency department to be seen by a doctor

The results of the first ever National Patient Experience Survey show that long waiting times continue to be a problem in Irish hospitals.

From TheJournal.ie Susie Long's husband says 10 years after her death, people are still stuck on waiting lists Waiting Lists

Susie Long's husband says 10 years after her death, people are still stuck on waiting lists

Susie Long created a national debate around the health service when she told Liveline she was going to die “because of hospital waiting lists”.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a serial killer': Detection rates on the rise as staff become 'sepsis aware' Infection

'It's a serial killer': Detection rates on the rise as staff become 'sepsis aware'

Simon Harris said hospital staff are now trained to be more “sepsis aware”.

From TheJournal.ie Man ready to leave National Rehab Hospital, but HSE says there's no money to support him at home Illogical

Man ready to leave National Rehab Hospital, but HSE says there's no money to support him at home

The Liveline Effect: Brendan Howlin says families feel they have to go public with their tragic stories to see action.

From TheJournal.ie 'A watershed moment': TDs have come up with a plan to radically change the healthcare system Irish Nhs

'A watershed moment': TDs have come up with a plan to radically change the healthcare system

The report on the Future of Healthcare is set to be published today.

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: 'In all our years attending Temple Street, I have never before seen so many sick children and parents' Living On The List

Tom Clonan: 'In all our years attending Temple Street, I have never before seen so many sick children and parents'

There has been a steady, inexorable decline in Ireland’s health service over the past fifteen years, writes Dr Tom Clonan.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris 'pleased to announce' Crumlin Hospital scoliosis theatre to open in April Timely

Simon Harris 'pleased to announce' Crumlin Hospital scoliosis theatre to open in April

It has emerged that there are an extra 80,000 people on hospital waiting lists outside the government’s official figures.

From TheJournal.ie Paramedics 'disturbed' over delays bringing patients to Emergency Departments Perfect Storm

Paramedics 'disturbed' over delays bringing patients to Emergency Departments

Siptu members said today that delays of between one and three hours have been observed across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Harris wants to woo Irish nurses home, but only 36 turned up on first day of recruitment drive Homeward Bound

Harris wants to woo Irish nurses home, but only 36 turned up on first day of recruitment drive

The HSE is hosting three open recruitment days for nurses and midwives in Dublin over the Christmas period.

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