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Hospitalisations fall below 900 as Ireland 'on the right side of the curve now' ahead of further vaccine rollout
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Hospitalisations fall below 900 as Ireland 'on the right side of the curve now' ahead of further vaccine rollout

Feb 13th 2021, 10:43 AM 21,150 Views 23 Comments

People aged 85 and over will begin receiving a Covid-19 vaccine from Monday.

HSE says 77,303 people - 1.58% of the population - have received first dose of vaccine so far in Ireland
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HSE says 77,303 people - 1.58% of the population - have received first dose of vaccine so far in Ireland

Jan 14th 2021, 2:23 PM 39,901 Views 106 Comments

The HSE gave an update on the vaccination programme this afternoon.

'A fire that's burned continually since March is now raging out of control': Unions question HSE recruitment pledges
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'A fire that's burned continually since March is now raging out of control': Unions question HSE recruitment pledges

Jan 9th 2021, 6:30 AM 58,568 Views 32 Comments

Unions and healthcare workers on the ground have said the situation is at breaking point.

INMO calls for 'critical emergency' protocols to be implemented across health service
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INMO calls for 'critical emergency' protocols to be implemented across health service

Jan 8th 2021, 6:25 PM 17,558 Views 10 Comments

The INMO is also calling on the HSE to improve daily communications with staff.

'We must grasp the nettle': The health service is getting an unprecedented €4bn boost
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'We must grasp the nettle': The health service is getting an unprecedented €4bn boost

Oct 13th 2020, 2:36 PM 11,319 Views 15 Comments

The funding allows for hundreds of new beds.

65 new contact tracers starting this week, but Taoiseach wants recruitment fast-tracked
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65 new contact tracers starting this week, but Taoiseach wants recruitment fast-tracked

Oct 8th 2020, 8:15 AM 21,992 Views 27 Comments

Public service workers that were transferred to help with contact tracing will only return to their roles when the recruitment drive is complete.

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic
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HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,162 Views 11 Comments

New figures show the health service spent more than €1 million on advertising in the first two months of the crisis.

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

May 17th 2020, 11:00 AM 32,348 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Mar 20th 2020, 12:18 PM 42,153 Views 53 Comments

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

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

Feb 4th 2020, 8:15 AM 27,448 Views 53 Comments

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

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

Feb 3rd 2020, 12:05 AM 11,650 Views 17 Comments

The majority of healthcare staff attacked were nurses.

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

Jan 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,460 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Updated Jan 8th 2020, 11:01 AM 13,450 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Jan 6th 2020, 10:37 AM 13,012 Views 55 Comments

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

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

Dec 17th 2019, 4:36 PM 12,172 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Dec 10th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,033 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Dec 2nd 2019, 7:12 AM 15,455 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Oct 4th 2019, 9:30 PM 21,258 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Oct 1st 2019, 6:29 PM 13,173 Views 60 Comments

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

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

Jul 18th 2019, 6:00 AM 13,888 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Jul 11th 2019, 4:15 PM 11,018 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Jul 1st 2019, 6:30 AM 12,947 Views 21 Comments

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

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

May 15th 2019, 9:38 PM 18,624 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Dec 22nd 2018, 11:11 AM 8,853 Views 45 Comments

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

Nurses in Dublin hospital may be told not to turn up over busy New Year period due to visa issues
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Nurses in Dublin hospital may be told not to turn up over busy New Year period due to visa issues

Dec 18th 2018, 12:03 AM 31,365 Views 30 Comments

Up to 35 nurses could be affected.

TV presenter Brendan Courtney appointed to Sláintecare implementation council
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TV presenter Brendan Courtney appointed to Sláintecare implementation council

Oct 3rd 2018, 6:05 AM 21,592 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Jul 15th 2018, 4:00 PM 44,632 Views 98 Comments

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

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

Jul 12th 2018, 4:28 PM 32,832 Views 29 Comments

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

There are more people on hospital waiting lists than ever before
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There are more people on hospital waiting lists than ever before

Jun 14th 2018, 2:31 PM 7,664 Views 39 Comments

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

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

May 9th 2018, 9:29 PM 51,110 Views 15 Comments

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

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

May 6th 2018, 7:45 AM 35,553 Views 165 Comments

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

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

Apr 27th 2018, 9:10 PM 22,406 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Apr 7th 2018, 7:30 PM 12,790 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Feb 7th 2018, 7:57 PM 16,414 Views 55 Comments

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

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

Feb 4th 2018, 1:04 PM 11,387 Views 41 Comments

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

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

Jan 19th 2018, 12:05 AM 7,121 Views 22 Comments

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.

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

Jan 8th 2018, 9:55 AM 14,381 Views 69 Comments

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

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

Jan 2nd 2018, 8:06 AM 8,677 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Dec 11th 2017, 2:37 PM 12,397 Views 56 Comments

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

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

Oct 12th 2017, 10:21 AM 12,615 Views 28 Comments

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

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