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#Healthcare

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.

From TheJournal.ie Can Northern Irish women access abortion services here for free? The government is finding out Attorney General

Can Northern Irish women access abortion services here for free? The government is finding out

Women in Northern Ireland can access abortion services here, but it will cost them €450, the Dáil was told yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Three-quarters of Irish people support nurses as 24-hour strike kicks off around the country Industrial Action

Three-quarters of Irish people support nurses as 24-hour strike kicks off around the country

The nurses have gone on strike over what they call a recruitment and retention issue in the healthcare sector.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's so badly needed': Harris defends development of children's hospital despite rising costs Children's Hospital

'It's so badly needed': Harris defends development of children's hospital despite rising costs

Minister for Health Simon Harris appeared before the Health Committee this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Psychiatric nurses to strike in February over 'recruitment and retention crisis' Industrial Action

Psychiatric nurses to strike in February over 'recruitment and retention crisis'

They join members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation who are also due to go on strike.

From TheJournal.ie 'We had a very short interval': Some practitioners concerned over timing of abortion services Abortion

'We had a very short interval': Some practitioners concerned over timing of abortion services

Some hospitals are waiting for the system to be fully up and running before providing the service.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris was warned that smear test backlog was 'intensifying concern' among women CervicalCheck

Simon Harris was warned that smear test backlog was 'intensifying concern' among women

“During the Repeal the Eighth campaign you stated that you trusted women… but your behaviour during this debacle suggests otherwise,” one letter said.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses and midwives are to go on strike for 24 hours on Wednesday 30 January Strike

Nurses and midwives are to go on strike for 24 hours on Wednesday 30 January

Further strike days will follow in February if the dispute goes unresolved, the INMO says.

From TheJournal.ie 'We've been brought to this': Nurses and midwives to announce strike action dates INMO

'We've been brought to this': Nurses and midwives to announce strike action dates

“The last thing the health service needs is a strike,” Health Minister Simon Harris said yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie National Maternity Hospital to begin abortion services on 7 January Crisis Pregnancy

National Maternity Hospital to begin abortion services on 7 January

There were some concerns in recent weeks that hospitals would not be ready in time.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people are living longer and the birth rate is falling Ageing Population

Irish people are living longer and the birth rate is falling

A new report looks into several areas of both the health of the nation and health services in general.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Were Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'? Pet Names

FactCheck: Were Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'?

Yesterday it was described as political correctness “gone mad”, but did the HSE even say it?

From TheJournal.ie 'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals Healthcare

'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals

Patients have highlighted issues with communication from their doctors and the discharge process.

From TheJournal.ie Mother pleads for funding as daughter spends over 115 days in Wexford General Hospital Healthcare

Mother pleads for funding as daughter spends over 115 days in Wexford General Hospital

The teenager’s family want her moved to a more appropriate residential care unit.

From TheJournal.ie 'He fought to maintain his sanity': Posters go up near Mountjoy raising awareness of prisoner healthcare Prisoners

'He fought to maintain his sanity': Posters go up near Mountjoy raising awareness of prisoner healthcare

The posters use archive photographs and historical information about Irish prisons.

From TheJournal.ie How access to health services differs if you've private insurance or are 'in the twilight zone' Medical Cards

How access to health services differs if you've private insurance or are 'in the twilight zone'

Ireland’s two-tiered system contributes to the type of service patients receive, even from public providers, a new report has found.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's pay rates are not pushing more nurses, midwives and doctors to work abroad - report Healthcare

Ireland's pay rates are not pushing more nurses, midwives and doctors to work abroad - report

The report said that there were issues around recruiting consultants with certain specialities in specific areas.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a battle for resources': Questions asked about ambulance delays in Monaghan Healthcare

'It's a battle for resources': Questions asked about ambulance delays in Monaghan

There have been a number of “inordinate” delays in Monaghan, prompting councillors to ask for an explanation.

From TheJournal.ie HSE says 'there is no question' of downgrading University Hospital Kerry despite local concerns Healthcare

HSE says 'there is no question' of downgrading University Hospital Kerry despite local concerns

Sinn Féin councillor Toiréasa Ferris says she is worried the hospital could be ‘downgraded by stealth’

From TheJournal.ie Parents of toddler who was unresponsive for an hour given 'mixed messages' about ambulance location Cavan

Parents of toddler who was unresponsive for an hour given 'mixed messages' about ambulance location

“Another 2 minutes and we would have been dealing with a very different outcome,” the parents were told at the Cavan hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Injuries or near-injuries of patients at Irish hospitals jumped last year Patient Safety

Injuries or near-injuries of patients at Irish hospitals jumped last year

There were an average of 160 patient safety incidents per day last year.

From TheJournal.ie Emma Mhic Mhathúna receives extra portion of settlement to purchase Dublin home close to treatment High Court

Emma Mhic Mhathúna receives extra portion of settlement to purchase Dublin home close to treatment

A Dublin home would mean the mother wouldn’t have to travel to and from Kerry for her cancer treatment.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes Hospitals

Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes

There was a 10% increase in health expenditure between 2011 and 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Of 204 requests for CervicalCheck files, just over half have been answered Smear Test Scandal

Of 204 requests for CervicalCheck files, just over half have been answered

There’s been a massive spike in requests this year for files from the CervicalCheck programme.

From TheJournal.ie CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately Cash Up Front

CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately

Today’s interim report has recommended that women should not encounter any financial obstacles while participating in investigations.

From TheJournal.ie State settles case with Drogheda family over death of eight-day-old baby Baby Thomas

State settles case with Drogheda family over death of eight-day-old baby

In July 2014, baby Thomas died after a feeding tube was inserted into a chamber of his heart.

From TheJournal.ie For parents of children who are seriously ill, guilt is a common feeling they grapple with Hospice

For parents of children who are seriously ill, guilt is a common feeling they grapple with

Dr Aidan McKiernan, a Senior Clinical Psychologist with the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, spoke to TheJournal.ie ahead of Children’s Hospice Week.

From TheJournal.ie Dentists claim rise in tooth extractions caused by structure of medical card scheme Survey

Dentists claim rise in tooth extractions caused by structure of medical card scheme

The Irish Dental Association has found that 90% of dentists say they are dissatisfied with the level of care they can provide under the scheme.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was in pain all the time': Pregnant woman denied treatment for 'gangrenous ovarian cyst' 8th Amendment

'I was in pain all the time': Pregnant woman denied treatment for 'gangrenous ovarian cyst'

Kate Campbell had to have her ovary, fallopian tube and part of her abdominal wall removed.

From TheJournal.ie One of 208 women affected by smear test scandal 'fighting' to get medical card back CervicalCheck

One of 208 women affected by smear test scandal 'fighting' to get medical card back

The woman was recently told that her smear test had been reviewed and a different action could have been taken.

From TheJournal.ie Portiuncula Hospital review found 'serious management errors' made in cases of 10 babies Maternity Services

Portiuncula Hospital review found 'serious management errors' made in cases of 10 babies

The report looked at 18 cases of maternity care at the Galway hospital.

From TheJournal.ie There are 10 active legal claims made in relation to CervicalCheck smear tests CervicalCheck

There are 10 active legal claims made in relation to CervicalCheck smear tests

Legal proceedings against the HSE or laboratories involved in smear tests have commenced in 6 of those cases.

From TheJournal.ie Savita Halappanavar: Her tragic death and how she became part of Ireland's abortion debate Eighth Amendment

Savita Halappanavar: Her tragic death and how she became part of Ireland's abortion debate

Her name and face are known the country over. She left a mark on Ireland, its medical care and its laws.

From TheJournal.ie 'Between the doctor, antibiotics and the four days off, it was €600 that I will never see again' Precarious Work

'Between the doctor, antibiotics and the four days off, it was €600 that I will never see again'

While health inequalities affect people of different backgrounds, those who have precarious jobs are in especially difficult situations, writes Sinead Pembroke.

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