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From TheJournal.ie Left to die at the side of a road - south east Asian country's ageing population leads to humanitarian crisis Myanmar This post contains videos

Left to die at the side of a road - south east Asian country's ageing population leads to humanitarian crisis

Years of domestic turmoil and a health system in tatters has seen Myanmar abandoning its elderly to their fate.

From TheJournal.ie 'Grave doubts' that Irish hospitals could cope with a massive disaster Overworked

'Grave doubts' that Irish hospitals could cope with a massive disaster

“We would struggle to deliver care” warns consultant in emergency medicine as waiting lists and overcrowding dominate health sector.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of nurses to see pay rise of at least €1,000 next year Nurses

Thousands of nurses to see pay rise of at least €1,000 next year

The Minister for Health has announced the restoration of their increments.

From TheJournal.ie Man who had stroke while driving through Port Tunnel saved by new clinical trial Lifesavers

Man who had stroke while driving through Port Tunnel saved by new clinical trial

Paul Lambe benefited from a rollout of new Irish research that is tackling cancer, strokes and health crises.

From TheJournal.ie 'Last Tuesday was the hardest and most dangerous shift I've ever worked' Healthcare

'Last Tuesday was the hardest and most dangerous shift I've ever worked'

Every morning and every evening nurses are in tears, tears of frustration, despair, hopelessness and exhaustion, writes Carol Cronin.

From TheJournal.ie Enda to Micheál: 'You ran like a scalded cat, as fast as your legs could carry you' Health Department

Enda to Micheál: 'You ran like a scalded cat, as fast as your legs could carry you'

The Taoiseach accused former health minister Micheál Martin of doubling health spend without achieving any results.

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: 'Ireland is on the brink of a perfect storm in our health services' Column

Tom Clonan: 'Ireland is on the brink of a perfect storm in our health services'

Minister Varadkar needs to do ‘the bleeding obvious’ and demonstrate real leadership, writes Tom Clonan.

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 Apparently GPs can renew medical cards - but did anyone tell GPs? Must Have Missed That Memo

Apparently GPs can renew medical cards - but did anyone tell GPs?

Who told whom what, and when?

From TheJournal.ie 'I hope he survives': Senator Crown doesn't think Reilly has been given the chance he needs in health HSE

'I hope he survives': Senator Crown doesn't think Reilly has been given the chance he needs in health

Earlier this week Reilly said the health budget had run over by €158 million.

From TheJournal.ie GPs in "absolute crisis" - and it could take generations to recover Health System

GPs in "absolute crisis" - and it could take generations to recover

One group said that they could cut back on pro bono work if the situation continues.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly accused of needing Prime Time programme to be aired before taking action Want Answers

Reilly accused of needing Prime Time programme to be aired before taking action

The Health Minister was questioned on a range of health care topic in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie Problems recruiting consultants? 'Let's deal with it' Health System

Problems recruiting consultants? 'Let's deal with it'

The IMO said this evening that there has been nothing but “disincentives and obstacles” put in the way of highly skilled doctors.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 60,000 people waited on trolleys in Emergency Departments last year Overcrowding

Almost 60,000 people waited on trolleys in Emergency Departments last year

New figures show the level of overcrowding at hospitals around the country.

From TheJournal.ie HSE Service Plan will target €25 million in medical card probity – not €113 million Health System

HSE Service Plan will target €25 million in medical card probity – not €113 million

The Taoiseach confirmed to the Dáil this evening that the document would be published, following discussions at Cabinet today.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly emphatically rejects claims HSE knew about CRC top-ups

Reilly emphatically rejects claims HSE knew about CRC top-ups

A former CRC chairman claimed that “very top people” at the HSE attended a 2009 meeting at which which privately-funded payments for staff were agreed to.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors call for appointment of 500 new GPs to address 'manpower crisis' Health System

Doctors call for appointment of 500 new GPs to address 'manpower crisis'

The National Association of General Practitioners says 150 practices around the country are at risk of closure due to funding shortages.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Paying top-ups to senior staff raises serious questions about hospital operations Opinion

Column: Paying top-ups to senior staff raises serious questions about hospital operations

There’s something wrong in the system when we are topping-up hospital executives’ pay while clamping patients in hospital car parks for money, writes Catherine Murphy TD.

From TheJournal.ie Damien Kiberd: Why we need to deliver an Irish version of the NHS Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Why we need to deliver an Irish version of the NHS

Two million Irish people pay for private health cover out of fear of our public system – but both are broken. Here’s what we COULD do…

From TheJournal.ie Strike threat still on the table as doctors and HSE resume talks

Strike threat still on the table as doctors and HSE resume talks

Teams from both sides have been assessing rosters to see how shifts can be brought down below 24 hours.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly: Free GP care for under 5s still on track Health System

Reilly: Free GP care for under 5s still on track

The Health Minister added that he did not do this job to be popular.

From TheJournal.ie Kenny defends small savings from cuts to public allowances Leaders' Questions

Kenny defends small savings from cuts to public allowances

The Taoiseach says the government remains committed to implementing the Croke Park deal despite missing targets on public allowances.

From TheJournal.ie Column: There were no proper CF facilities for my son in Cork - so we built some Opinion

Column: There were no proper CF facilities for my son in Cork - so we built some

Facilities for people with cystic fibrosis weren’t great when my son was diagnosed, writes Joe Browne. Now Cork has one of the most advanced clinics in the world. Here’s how we did it.

From TheJournal.ie Nine hospitals carrying debts of €500k because of funding delay Health

Nine hospitals carrying debts of €500k because of funding delay

Medical Independent reveals that funding for scheme to purchase private nursing home beds has been delayed.

From TheJournal.ie Comedian Anne Gildea lays bare cancer experience Cancer

Comedian Anne Gildea lays bare cancer experience

Six-month journey of The Nualas performer through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment chronicled in RTÉ2 doc tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Expert group to examine universal health insurance proposal Health

Expert group to examine universal health insurance proposal

The scheme will transform Ireland’s healthcare into a “single-tier” system, the Department of Health said.

From TheJournal.ie HSE proposes freezing issuing of new medical cards HSE

HSE proposes freezing issuing of new medical cards

This was one of a number proposals put forward by the HSE to the Department of Health and Children because of current financial pressures.

From TheJournal.ie Limerick A&E nurses begin strike Strike

Limerick A&E nurses begin strike

Nurses at Limerick’s Mid Western Regional Hospital are holding a picket line outside thie hospital from 1pm to 5pm today.

From TheJournal.ie Deputy Leaders clash over nurses, Irish and economy Debates

Deputy Leaders clash over nurses, Irish and economy

A Deputy Leaders’ debate sees Mary Hanafin, James Reilly and Joan Burton discuss the economy and other issues.