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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.

From TheJournal.ie Health Minister: 'I don't believe the threat of industrial action helps anyone' Trouble Ahead

Health Minister: 'I don't believe the threat of industrial action helps anyone'

Siptu has announced a ballot of more than 25,000 support staff.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Nursing union leader Liam Doran's claims about the Irish health service Factcheck

FactCheck: Nursing union leader Liam Doran's claims about the Irish health service

The INMO General Secretary made a series of claims on Claire Byrne Live this week. Here’s our FactCheck roundup.

From TheJournal.ie The HSE spent nearly €200 million on agency staff in seven months Nurses

The HSE spent nearly €200 million on agency staff in seven months

Tommy Broughan said the figures are “staggering”.

From TheJournal.ie 'They thought he might not make it': 24 hours in Ireland's hospitals Keeping Ireland Alive

'They thought he might not make it': 24 hours in Ireland's hospitals

Didn’t catch RTÉ’s new documentary about the health service? Here’s what you missed.

From TheJournal.ie There were more patients on trolleys last month than in any July in the past decade HSE

There were more patients on trolleys last month than in any July in the past decade

However, in a statement to TheJournal.ie, the HSE disputed the INMO narrative, saying that the trolley count for yesterday showed an an overall reduction compared to the same date last year.

From TheJournal.ie There are 11,519 children waiting over a year to be seen in an Irish hospital HSE

There are 11,519 children waiting over a year to be seen in an Irish hospital Exclusive

An analysis by TheJournal.ie of data shows the average number of children waiting over 12 months on the inpatient list over the last two years is 1,605% higher than in the two years before that.

From TheJournal.ie Trauma units in nine hospitals could be set for the chop

Trauma units in nine hospitals could be set for the chop

A report in the Sunday Business Post says a report will recommend their closure.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Chicken’ or ‘fish’? Irish patients need more details about their hospital food On The Menu

‘Chicken’ or ‘fish’? Irish patients need more details about their hospital food

A Hiqa study has found some deficiencies in patient choices.

From TheJournal.ie Foreign hospitals are looking to hire Irish nurses this weekend Out The Door

Foreign hospitals are looking to hire Irish nurses this weekend

And the INMO says many are going to go.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams paid Margaret Thatcher a rare compliment today Bit Late

Gerry Adams paid Margaret Thatcher a rare compliment today

He said she ‘told it as it was’.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil's new ad lashes Enda Kenny's infamous promise Election 2016

Fianna Fáil's new ad lashes Enda Kenny's infamous promise

Gerry Adams agrees with the sentiment.

From TheJournal.ie This is Enda Kenny's biggest regret Looking Back

This is Enda Kenny's biggest regret

The Taoiseach has been reflecting on nearly five years in office.

From TheJournal.ie 'A patient could come in with a heart attack and wait on a trolley': Life for Ireland's emergency department nurses Nurses Strike
From TheJournal.ie The number of people on Beaumont Hospital waiting lists shows why the place is overcrowded Get In The Queue

The number of people on Beaumont Hospital waiting lists shows why the place is overcrowded

It’s over 10,000, with 2,352 waiting for over a year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Leo needs to accept he's not the David Attenborough of the health service' Trolley Crisis

'Leo needs to accept he's not the David Attenborough of the health service'

Fianna Fáil says the Health Minister is “observing from a distance” rather than taking action.

From TheJournal.ie Leo announces plans to get rid of HSE within five years Changes

Leo announces plans to get rid of HSE within five years

The Health Minister has also said that consultants are due to have their pay restored.

From TheJournal.ie 'I’m afraid that by the time they sort this out, I'll be too weak for a transplant' Health Service

'I’m afraid that by the time they sort this out, I'll be too weak for a transplant'

Health minister Leo Varadkar has sought to reassure patients waiting on a pancreas transplant.

From TheJournal.ie A new specialist centre hopes to pin down tough to diagnose rare diseases Health Service

A new specialist centre hopes to pin down tough to diagnose rare diseases

The National Rare Diseases Office was opened today by the Health Minister.

From TheJournal.ie 25,000 children are waiting to get their first outpatient appointment Join The Queue

25,000 children are waiting to get their first outpatient appointment

For 10,000 of them, their wait has been longer than six months.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unfair and unjust': Proposed hike in nursing home bills slammed No Fair Deal

'Unfair and unjust': Proposed hike in nursing home bills slammed

Prime Time this evening reported on a review of the fair deal scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Even Alan Shatter has had a go at Leo Varadkar today Detached

Even Alan Shatter has had a go at Leo Varadkar today

The opposition think Varadkar speaks like a health commentator, while Shatter is “confused” by his former cabinet colleague.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: Running health service is like feeding the 5,000 with loaves and fish HSE Service Plan

Varadkar: Running health service is like feeding the 5,000 with loaves and fish

The Health Minister also ruled out a General Election in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie The public could become life savers under a new plan to fight cardiac arrests Save A Life

The public could become life savers under a new plan to fight cardiac arrests

A programme to install public access defibrillators around the country has been looked at.

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 The government says children under six will have free GP care later this year Pledge

The government says children under six will have free GP care later this year

Legislation passed today includes an amendment to ban gagging orders on doctors that was put forward by Senator John Crown.

From TheJournal.ie HSE boss: We never asked parents to prove children still had lifelong conditions Medical Cards

HSE boss: We never asked parents to prove children still had lifelong conditions

“I am saying questions were asked that were not those questions, but which may have been interpreted as that.”

RyanCare: The low cost healthcare company Ireland desperately needs

*fanfare* Congratulations on another early delivery, thanks to Ryancare!

From TheJournal.ie "I'm not in denial of anything" - Ambulance chief defends 'best in the world' comment Emergency Services

"I'm not in denial of anything" - Ambulance chief defends 'best in the world' comment

Martin Dunne has stood by his words on a Prime Time investigation which detailed major shortcomings in the National Ambulance Service.

From TheJournal.ie Ambulance broke down on the way to take a baby to hospital Dangerous Delay

Ambulance broke down on the way to take a baby to hospital

A second ambulance sent to transport the baby is also believed to have developed mechanical problems before eventually reaching Dublin from Cork.

From TheJournal.ie It's not only nurses that have emigrated to find work. Guess how many GPs have? Across The Water

It's not only nurses that have emigrated to find work. Guess how many GPs have?

The IMO say that the last five years has seen seven years’ worth of Irish qualified GPs move to the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Remember the '24 No More' campaign? Hospitals still aren't complying say IMO Union Strife

Remember the '24 No More' campaign? Hospitals still aren't complying say IMO

Up to 33 per cent of hospitals have not made sufficient progress and are to be penalised according to the union.

From TheJournal.ie Mount Carmel will deliver its final baby today as 200 staff leave the hospital Closed For Business

Mount Carmel will deliver its final baby today as 200 staff leave the hospital

The remainder of the total workforce expected to stay for another week or two.

From TheJournal.ie 'In my 21 years in Leinster House I cannot remember anything like this happening before' HSE Service Plan

'In my 21 years in Leinster House I cannot remember anything like this happening before'

Six hours of debate on the controversial HSE Service Plan have been reduced to three, prompting outrage from Fianna Fáil.

From TheJournal.ie Large scale 'day of action' planned as local groups form National Hospital Campaign Health Cuts

Large scale 'day of action' planned as local groups form National Hospital Campaign

Hospital action groups from around the country are coming together to plan an ongoing national campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Over 700,000 more medical cards have been issued in the last decade Medical Cards

Over 700,000 more medical cards have been issued in the last decade

The biggest leap was between 2011 and 2012, when over 150,000 extra cards were released.

From TheJournal.ie HSE to meet with voluntary hospitals today Crc

HSE to meet with voluntary hospitals today

Hospitals will be given until the end of the year to comply with HSE guidelines.

From TheJournal.ie "We are putting our trust in the HSE" - junior doctors Working Hours

"We are putting our trust in the HSE" - junior doctors

Junior doctors have voted to accept a proposal to end shifts lasting more than 24 hours.

From TheJournal.ie TD: Indian-born doctors are being used as a 'band-aid' in Irish hospitals Health Service

TD: Indian-born doctors are being used as a 'band-aid' in Irish hospitals

Waterford deputy John Halligan says many Indian doctors are likely to leave the country as they’re not being afforded the same rights as their Irish colleagues.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital chiefs write to HSE saying cuts are threatening patient safety Health Service

Hospital chiefs write to HSE saying cuts are threatening patient safety

A report on RTÉ’s Prime Time this evening claimed that hospital chief executives have warned of delays in cancer treatment due to budgetary reductions.