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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.

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.

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