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Highest number of patients on trolleys since start of the pandemic
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Highest number of patients on trolleys since start of the pandemic

Oct 12th 2021, 12:28 PM 11,627 Views 12 Comments

506 admitted patients were waiting for beds this morning.

INMO members to protest outside Connolly Hospital today over continued unsafe working conditions
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INMO members to protest outside Connolly Hospital today over continued unsafe working conditions

Oct 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,952 Views 8 Comments

The protest is due to take place at the main entrance of the hospital at 1pm today.

Traveller health 'not being prioritised' despite 'shocking' outcomes for children
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Traveller health 'not being prioritised' despite 'shocking' outcomes for children

Oct 11th 2021, 12:01 AM 15,306 Views 0 Comments
  • In its latest in-depth investigation, Noteworthy delves into the uphill battle facing Traveller children and reveals a lack of targeted health actions
  • Reporters Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy examine numerous obstacles to children's health
  • The Traveller Health Action Plan to be published 'soon' but advocates frustrated it has taken over a decade
Health Minister Donnelly wants new Sláintecare consultants contract agreed ‘within weeks’
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Health Minister Donnelly wants new Sláintecare consultants contract agreed ‘within weeks’

Oct 9th 2021, 6:06 PM 14,177 Views 24 Comments

Stephen Donnelly repeated his commitment to the Sláintecare programme, which has been hit by high-profile resignations in recent weeks.

Staff shortages force ICU nurses at St Vincent's Hospital to watch patients with baby monitor
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Staff shortages force ICU nurses at St Vincent's Hospital to watch patients with baby monitor

Oct 7th 2021, 12:10 AM 68,567 Views 0 Comments
  • The ICU is at "breaking point" with a few "near misses" in recent months, Órla Ryan reports
  • Nurses say they have been forced to use a baby monitor to watch certain patients due to staff shortages
  • "The pandemic broke us ... It was horrendous, some of the shifts we put in were indescribable."
Explainer: What's happening with Covid vaccine trials for children under 12?
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Explainer: What's happening with Covid vaccine trials for children under 12?

Sep 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 18,908 Views 26 Comments

The US may begin its rollout to younger children before the end of the year.

Increase in number of patients accidentally exposed to ionising radiation in hospitals
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Increase in number of patients accidentally exposed to ionising radiation in hospitals

Sep 15th 2021, 10:50 AM 33,970 Views 5 Comments

The most common error reported to Hiqa in 2020 involved exposure to the wrong person.

Women feel doctors 'normalise' loss of pregnancy, and first-time mothers 'not listened to', report finds
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Women feel doctors 'normalise' loss of pregnancy, and first-time mothers 'not listened to', report finds

Sep 14th 2021, 3:35 PM 17,325 Views 9 Comments

Over 270 women aged 18 to 80 participated in discussions for a report commissioned by a Department of Health taskforce.

One of the top officials leading Sláintecare has quit
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One of the top officials leading Sláintecare has quit

Updated Sep 8th 2021, 9:10 PM 44,277 Views 33 Comments

Laura Magahy was appointed executive director in July 2018.

Opinion: Your pelvic floor might have suffered in pregnancy but you can get help
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Opinion: Your pelvic floor might have suffered in pregnancy but you can get help

Updated Aug 26th 2021, 11:10 AM 25,730 Views 3 Comments

Chartered Physiotherapist Aoife Ni Eochaidh says pregnancy often causes incontinence but help is at hand.

832 outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools since last August, HSE reports
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832 outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools since last August, HSE reports

Aug 23rd 2021, 8:50 AM 16,603 Views 69 Comments

More than 46,000 Covid-19 cases have been recorded in children and teenagers up to July.

Government investment in DNA-collecting company Genuity Science loses value
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# Selling Our Genes

Government investment in DNA-collecting company Genuity Science loses value

Aug 18th 2021, 12:40 PM 15,662 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund had invested €66m in the private genetics company acquired in a deal announced yesterday.

People born between 1965 and 1985 should be tested for Hepatitis C, Hiqa recommends
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People born between 1965 and 1985 should be tested for Hepatitis C, Hiqa recommends

Jul 29th 2021, 10:06 AM 132,950 Views 30 Comments

In Ireland, the prevalence of HCV infection is highest amongst those born during this period.

HSE making progress on restoring health systems, but disruption to continue next week
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HSE making progress on restoring health systems, but disruption to continue next week

Updated May 22nd 2021, 6:25 PM 29,790 Views 31 Comments

Government ministers have met to review progress on Ireland’s response to the attack.

'Vaccines alone cannot end this': TDs to hear how indoor ventilation is key to fighting spread of Covid-19
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'Vaccines alone cannot end this': TDs to hear how indoor ventilation is key to fighting spread of Covid-19

May 19th 2021, 6:45 AM 28,590 Views 46 Comments

The Oireachtas Health Committee will discuss the issue today.

'Safe and steady' progress made as HSE attempts to regain control of IT system
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# Cyber Attack

'Safe and steady' progress made as HSE attempts to regain control of IT system

Updated May 15th 2021, 5:05 PM 98,205 Views 96 Comments
  • The Covid-19 vaccination programme continues as normal, but daily case numbers are not available
  • Thousands more appointments could be cancelled next week
  • A ransom has been sought but will not be paid
HSE cyber attack: what services are affected and which ones are still working?
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HSE cyber attack: what services are affected and which ones are still working?

May 14th 2021, 1:19 PM 21,616 Views 7 Comments

An IT shutdown has had an impact on wider operations today.

Poll: Should junk food ads be banned?
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Poll: Should junk food ads be banned?

May 13th 2021, 9:51 AM 30,995 Views 93 Comments

The UK is set to ban ads for junk food online and before 9pm on TV.

Opinion: Bowel screening is important, particularly for those over 60
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Opinion: Bowel screening is important, particularly for those over 60

Apr 28th 2021, 9:00 PM 18,348 Views 12 Comments

Consultant Gastroenterologist Professor Pádraic Mac Mathuna is calling on those aged 60-69 to register for bowel screening.

Internal Department of Health review finds no evidence of 'secret dossiers' on children with autism
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Internal Department of Health review finds no evidence of 'secret dossiers' on children with autism

Apr 21st 2021, 2:09 PM 9,020 Views 13 Comments

The department launched a fact-finding review following an RTÉ Prime Time broadcast this year.

'I remember the first wave, ICU was suddenly full of 10 people with very low Vitamin D levels'
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'I remember the first wave, ICU was suddenly full of 10 people with very low Vitamin D levels'

Apr 7th 2021, 12:52 PM 46,936 Views 75 Comments

An Oireachtas Committee is recommending that a campaign be launched to promote Vitamin D supplements.

Pandemic is driving 'unprecedented demand' for suicide prevention and mental health services
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Pandemic is driving 'unprecedented demand' for suicide prevention and mental health services

Apr 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 19,754 Views 30 Comments

Ella Arensman has been appointed Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health.

Wider-scale retrospective contact tracing begins today - here's how it'll work
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Wider-scale retrospective contact tracing begins today - here's how it'll work

Mar 31st 2021, 12:54 PM 14,076 Views 13 Comments

For the 20% of cases categorised as community transmission, additional questions will be asked about their movements over the previous seven days.

'The lack of medical support is a travesty': Trans people facing five-year healthcare waiting list
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'The lack of medical support is a travesty': Trans people facing five-year healthcare waiting list

Mar 31st 2021, 6:00 AM 31,816 Views 0 Comments

On Transgender Day of Visibility, Teni CEO Éirénne Carroll talks to The Journal about access to healthcare in Ireland and worrying developments in the US.

Moderna launches Covid-19 vaccine trials to assess safety in children
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Moderna launches Covid-19 vaccine trials to assess safety in children

Mar 16th 2021, 2:37 PM 8,628 Views 38 Comments

In Ireland, Moderna has made up a small proportion of the number of vaccines administered.

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign
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120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,242 Views 29 Comments

The flu vaccine was free for children in Ireland for the first time in 2020.

Opinion: 'Brain injury means recovery has become my life, I face new challenges every day'
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Opinion: 'Brain injury means recovery has become my life, I face new challenges every day'

Mar 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 26,755 Views 20 Comments

Dr Rosie Mangan’s life changed after an accident in 2019. She says the postcode lottery system for neurology rehabilitation services must change.

'We can't keep sending trans people abroad for major surgery with no aftercare when they get home'
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'We can't keep sending trans people abroad for major surgery with no aftercare when they get home'

Mar 5th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,053 Views 0 Comments

The Irish healthcare system is failing transgender people and forcing them to go abroad for treatment, Noah Halpin has said.

Government to consider plan to raise position of people with underlying conditions on vaccine priority list
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Government to consider plan to raise position of people with underlying conditions on vaccine priority list

Feb 20th 2021, 6:22 PM 34,106 Views 69 Comments

Moving people with underlying conditions to a higher position on the vaccine priority list would be “fair and reasonable”, the Taoiseach has said.

Terminally ill persons with two-year prognosis will be eligible for a medical card
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Terminally ill persons with two-year prognosis will be eligible for a medical card

Feb 9th 2021, 7:00 PM 22,346 Views 37 Comments

The scheme was approved by Cabinet today .

'Lives could be saved': Woman with MS says adopted people should have access to medical history
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# Mother-and-baby Homes

'Lives could be saved': Woman with MS says adopted people should have access to medical history

Feb 6th 2021, 10:30 AM 25,360 Views 4 Comments

“So many lives could be made better, saved, elongated, if doctors knew what they were testing for.”

Consultant oncologist: 'I've seen more advanced cancer cases presenting since Covid hit last year'
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Consultant oncologist: 'I've seen more advanced cancer cases presenting since Covid hit last year'

Feb 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 34,211 Views 7 Comments

Dr Greg Korpanty of University Hospital Limerick on cancer treatment in Ireland during a pandemic.

Expert group reviewing if antigen tests can be used in schools and workplaces
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Expert group reviewing if antigen tests can be used in schools and workplaces

Jan 28th 2021, 12:34 PM 16,954 Views 21 Comments

The health minister said from this week, significant volumes of antigen tests are being deployed across healthcare settings.

Eye-care waiting lists continue to increase, with 23,700 waiting over a year
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Eye-care waiting lists continue to increase, with 23,700 waiting over a year

Jan 25th 2021, 1:22 PM 10,006 Views 7 Comments

Optometrists have offered to help the Government with the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Opinion: 'All couples should have the right to become parents when faced with infertility'
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# Funding Fertility

Opinion: 'All couples should have the right to become parents when faced with infertility'

Jan 23rd 2021, 7:01 PM 24,916 Views 48 Comments

The Government needs to take action and implement the model of care for infertility, writes Emma Mc Dade.

Opinion: Covid-19 vaccine rollout may present future challenges for employers
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Opinion: Covid-19 vaccine rollout may present future challenges for employers

Jan 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 83,592 Views 59 Comments

As vaccinations continue, employers need to consider the rights of employees when looking at the health of their teams and any return to the workplace writes Jason O’Sullivan.

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead
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Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead

Jan 14th 2021, 6:15 AM 18,203 Views 29 Comments

Affordable housing, scramblers, e-scooters and speedy trials – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 6,110 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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Coronavirus: Six deaths and 6,110 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Jan 4th 2021, 7:23 PM 185,741 Views 451 Comments

New figures were revealed by health officials this evening.

'It's a huge comfort our daughter saved someone else's life': 190 organ transplants carried out this year
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# Organ Donation

'It's a huge comfort our daughter saved someone else's life': 190 organ transplants carried out this year

Dec 31st 2020, 3:24 PM 19,292 Views 8 Comments

Ninety donors were involved in the process – 62 people who had died and 28 living donors.

Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says
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Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says

Dec 31st 2020, 2:28 PM 10,708 Views 36 Comments

The organisation said hospital overcrowding is “unacceptable at the best of times, but it is doubly so when dealing with a contagious virus”.

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