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From TheJournal.ie WATCH: TDs and people all over the country applaud frontline healthcare workers in unison Covid-19 Pandemic This post contains videos
From The42 O'Neills sportswear to start manufacturing scrubs for healthcare staff Covid-19

O'Neills sportswear to start manufacturing scrubs for healthcare staff

The company made the announcement this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Finance minister says 'work is underway' to address childcare challenge faced by healthcare workers Coronavirus

Finance minister says 'work is underway' to address childcare challenge faced by healthcare workers

Paschal Donohue said work is underway in relation to the issue following representations from workers unions in the last 24 hours.

From TheJournal.ie St Vincent's Hospital starts recruiting for healthcare workers to meet rising demand amid coronavirus outbreak Covid-19
From TheJournal.ie UK MP diagnosed with coronavirus as British GPs warn routine health checks could be halted Nadine Dorries

UK MP diagnosed with coronavirus as British GPs warn routine health checks could be halted

Nadine Dorries said that as soon as she was informed she took all the advised precautions and has been self-isolating at home.

From TheJournal.ie 'The most important thing is to talk about it': Trans couple open up in intimate new documentary Transitioning

'The most important thing is to talk about it': Trans couple open up in intimate new documentary

Victoria and Max are a trans couple who are hoping that speaking about their experiences will help others in a similar position.

From TheJournal.ie 'I thought I was crazy': Patients with rare diseases urge next government to deliver on supports Healthcare

'I thought I was crazy': Patients with rare diseases urge next government to deliver on supports

Around 6% of the population in Ireland is living with a rare disease such as PKU and cystic fibrosis.

From TheJournal.ie 'Not realistic': Free GP care for under 13s questioned by medical group Healthcare

'Not realistic': Free GP care for under 13s questioned by medical group

Six and seven-year-olds would receive free care from this year under proposed legislation.

From TheJournal.ie There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter Flu Season

There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter

“200 more people a day tend an Emergency Department now than when I became Minister for Health,” Harris claimed today.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Remarkable coincidence’ that two campaigners' smear results were mixed up, hearing told CervicalCheck

‘Remarkable coincidence’ that two campaigners' smear results were mixed up, hearing told

Professor Kitchener said the findings of the RCog report “were striking” with “significant implications”, but “not unexpected”.

From TheJournal.ie Staff shortages restricting opening hours at children’s urgent care centre at Connolly Hospital Staff Shortages

Staff shortages restricting opening hours at children’s urgent care centre at Connolly Hospital

Opening hours at the centre in Dublin are currently 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear Cost Overruns

Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear

The fact some measures of the project remain uncosted is ‘laughable’ says Labour’s Alan Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Waiting for a ward and not informed: The problems patients faced in Irish hospitals Inpatient Experience

Waiting for a ward and not informed: The problems patients faced in Irish hospitals

“I acknowledge where we are, I acknowledge we’ve a lot to do,” the new HSE CEO Paul Reid said.

From TheJournal.ie 'Devastating': Trans people on wrong waiting list for years after referrals were 'misplaced' Healthcare

'Devastating': Trans people on wrong waiting list for years after referrals were 'misplaced'

Over 100 people were affected by the HSE’s error.

From TheJournal.ie Free contraception recommended for young women only, due to cost Hard Pill To Swallow

Free contraception recommended for young women only, due to cost

Making contraception free for everyone could be “an ineffective use of scarce resources”, a report has found.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil Caged This post contains videos

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil

Several carers spoke today about the huge amount of work they do looking after loved ones.

From TheJournal.ie Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased Budget 2020

Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased

The total budget for the sector has been increased to €17.4 billion.

From TheJournal.ie 13-year-old boy with cerebral palsy awarded €15 million over injuries at birth Arron O’Keeffe

13-year-old boy with cerebral palsy awarded €15 million over injuries at birth

Arron O’Keeffe’s family said that this wasn’t “a lottery win” for him, and that the money will go towards caring for their son.

From TheJournal.ie Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county? Home Help Hours

Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?

A total of 6,819 people are waiting for funding for home help hours, but the HSE continues to deny any cuts to the service.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says HSE can't continue in its current form and announces return of six regional healthcare areas Sláintecare

Harris says HSE can't continue in its current form and announces return of six regional healthcare areas

Harris described today’s announcement as the biggest restructuring of the HSE in 15 years .

From TheJournal.ie Support staff strike: HSE says situation at hospitals 'challenging' as further talks planned Industrial Dispute

Support staff strike: HSE says situation at hospitals 'challenging' as further talks planned

The issue centres on a dispute over pay increases.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says offer to phase in pay increase for striking health workers was made 'out of good will' Healthcare

Taoiseach says offer to phase in pay increase for striking health workers was made 'out of good will'

A strike by around 10,000 healthcare support workers is taking place tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie 'Lives on hold': Recruitment freeze in HSE preventing workers from starting their new jobs In Limbo

'Lives on hold': Recruitment freeze in HSE preventing workers from starting their new jobs

One healthcare worker said that she may have “nowhere to live” by the end of the month because she can’t yet take up her new job.

From TheJournal.ie 'Grave concerns' as president and council of national GP group resign Pressure

'Grave concerns' as president and council of national GP group resign

There had been “serious issues of internal governance” at the National Association of General Practitioners, a statement said.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'There are consequences to paying for all the most expensive new drugs' Opinion

Opinion: 'There are consequences to paying for all the most expensive new drugs'

We need to radically improve waiting times for treatment rather than focus on buying all the most expensive drugs, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.

From TheJournal.ie Ten out of 19 maternity units have abortion services in place Rotunda Hospital

Ten out of 19 maternity units have abortion services in place

The HSE has said that “service demand remains within the predicted limits” in relation to abortion services.

From TheJournal.ie UHL doctors write open letter outlining challenges they face treating patients Challenging Times

UHL doctors write open letter outlining challenges they face treating patients

The letter was signed off by five doctors and addressed to ‘the people of the Mid West’.

From TheJournal.ie Private cancer patients getting access to drugs that public patients can't get is 'incredibly unfair' Inequality

Private cancer patients getting access to drugs that public patients can't get is 'incredibly unfair'

The Irish Cancer Society said that lifesaving medicines should be available to everyone who could benefit from them, not just people with private health insurance.

From TheJournal.ie Free GP care for under 12s as government agrees new contract with doctors Reform

Free GP care for under 12s as government agrees new contract with doctors

The government is increasing funding for GPs in exchange for reforms and changes to the services they provide.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with free GP care for under-12s? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with free GP care for under-12s?

Free GP care is already in place for children under 6.

From TheJournal.ie Former CervicalCheck boss says Harris was warned that offering extra smear tests could cause delays BACKLOG

Former CervicalCheck boss says Harris was warned that offering extra smear tests could cause delays

Micheál Martin said the decision was made by the government to “save their own skin and cover their own tracks”.

From TheJournal.ie Paul Reid is the HSE's new director general Fingal County Council

Paul Reid is the HSE's new director general

Varadkar said that Reid “developed a strong reputation as a dynamic and ambitious leader, who was always up for a challenge”.

From TheJournal.ie Of 4,500 repeat smear tests that expired, 2,500 have been retested CervicalCheck

Of 4,500 repeat smear tests that expired, 2,500 have been retested

Around half of the women who were offered the option of a retest have taken it up.

From TheJournal.ie Clare TD Michael Harty: 'I took a different view from my rural colleagues on the drink driving laws' Independent TD

Clare TD Michael Harty: 'I took a different view from my rural colleagues on the drink driving laws'

“The day of just two will do is no longer acceptable,” Dr Michael Harty, chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, told TheJournal.ie.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals Dignity

'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals

It comes as new stats show over 2,000 cases where a homeless person has been discharged from hospital in the past seven years.

From TheJournal.ie Terminally-ill midwife Philomena Canning says she's 'vindicated' after settling case with HSE Healthcare

Terminally-ill midwife Philomena Canning says she's 'vindicated' after settling case with HSE

Canning says she’s both relieved and saddened to have settled the case.

From TheJournal.ie Bitter medicine: NHS 'harmed' in all Brexit scenarios, but no-deal will hit hardest Critical

Bitter medicine: NHS 'harmed' in all Brexit scenarios, but no-deal will hit hardest

In the run up to the 2016 Brexit vote, ‘Leave’ campaigners promised it would deliver millions for the NHS.

From TheJournal.ie Health committee chair to vote against Simon Harris in no-confidence motion Dr Michael Harty

Health committee chair to vote against Simon Harris in no-confidence motion

“He’s given impression that this is a priority for him,” the Independent Clare TD said.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Is public healthcare in Ireland failing because we've chosen the path to failure? Opinion

Opinion: Is public healthcare in Ireland failing because we've chosen the path to failure?

‘As we cry in frustration over the recurring ineptitude of the state to deliver decent public healthcare service for citizens’ Maebh Ní Fhallúin examines how we got here.

From TheJournal.ie Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all' Industrial Unrest

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'

Three more strikes are due to take place next Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.

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