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UK Government moves to ensure full delivery of abortion services in Northern Ireland
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UK Government moves to ensure full delivery of abortion services in Northern Ireland

12 hours ago 7,024 Views 27 Comments

Abortion services have yet to centrally commissioned in Northern Ireland due to a political impasse.

'We needed more beds, we still need more beds': Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?
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'We needed more beds, we still need more beds': Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?

Tue 12:05 AM 8,353 Views 11 Comments

With Ireland now in a different phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, will lessons be learned from the crisis gone by?

Why we emigrated: Irish healthcare professionals on what pushed them to leave
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Why we emigrated: Irish healthcare professionals on what pushed them to leave

Mon 12:05 AM 35,967 Views 25 Comments
  • The problem is not unique to Ireland but there are a lot of push factors in the Irish healthcare system, according to staff
  • The situation is radically different in other countries, say nurses, doctors and physios who have left Ireland
  • " I was in a theatre all day with one surgeon and I worked every day with him for a year and he didn’t know my name."
More than half of people in Ireland think that healthcare is getting worse
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More than half of people in Ireland think that healthcare is getting worse

Sun 12:05 AM 15,748 Views 36 Comments
  • People on lower incomes and without health insurance were most likely to say that Ireland's healthcare system is worsening
  • People earning over €80,000 were most likely to say that the system has stayed the same
  • However, responses were split when it came to people's individual experiences of the system, reports Jack White
Poll: Do you have private health insurance?
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Poll: Do you have private health insurance?

May 11th 2022, 10:00 AM 44,850 Views 45 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project is looking at healthcare in Ireland and we want to hear from you.

Open Thread:  What one change would you like to see in the Irish healthcare system?
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Open Thread: What one change would you like to see in the Irish healthcare system?

May 10th 2022, 8:00 PM 14,744 Views 79 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project is looking at healthcare in Ireland and we want to hear from you.

Can Ireland's health system be fixed, or is it beyond repair?
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Can Ireland's health system be fixed, or is it beyond repair?

May 8th 2022, 8:30 AM 16,807 Views 33 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project will take a look at healthcare in Ireland.

'All lawfully permitted procedures', including abortion, to be allowed in new NMH, minister says
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'All lawfully permitted procedures', including abortion, to be allowed in new NMH, minister says

Updated May 3rd 2022, 9:47 PM 33,809 Views 41 Comments

The health minister and several medical professionals held a press conference this evening about the legal framework governing the new hospital.

‘Draft opinion’ on US abortion rights authentic document but not a final decision - chief justice
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‘Draft opinion’ on US abortion rights authentic document but not a final decision - chief justice

Updated May 3rd 2022, 5:57 PM 22,428 Views 112 Comments

The draft opinion would allow individual states to more heavily regulate or outright ban abortion.

Sisters of Charity transfer share of hospital group to charity, lifting obstacle to NMH plans
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Sisters of Charity transfer share of hospital group to charity, lifting obstacle to NMH plans

Apr 28th 2022, 5:57 PM 16,396 Views 40 Comments

The development is part of years of debate about the ownership of the site of the new National Maternity Hospital.

Timeframe still not decided for inquiry into epilepsy drug that can cause birth defects
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Timeframe still not decided for inquiry into epilepsy drug that can cause birth defects

Apr 23rd 2022, 10:00 AM 11,413 Views 2 Comments

The medicine was prescribed without warnings to patients for years after regulators knew about its risks.

'Bonkers' overtime worked by junior doctors causing burnout and risks for patients
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'Bonkers' overtime worked by junior doctors causing burnout and risks for patients

Apr 21st 2022, 12:05 AM 25,974 Views 60 Comments
  • Excessive overtime worked by junior doctors is causing burnout and unsafe working conditions, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Junior doctors are regularly working hours far beyond what should be acceptable in Irish hospitals, doctors say.
  • The HSE recorded 2.8 million hours of overtime for junior doctors last year.
Govt won't oppose hospital parking bill, but department 'working on plans' to cap daily charge
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Govt won't oppose hospital parking bill, but department 'working on plans' to cap daily charge

Feb 16th 2022, 6:30 AM 16,809 Views 8 Comments

The private members’ bill is being brought forward by the Aontú party.

No HSE climate plan currently in place, but focus first on reducing emissions from buildings
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No HSE climate plan currently in place, but focus first on reducing emissions from buildings

Feb 4th 2022, 6:30 AM 8,010 Views 19 Comments

A plan to decarbonise HSE buildings will be published in March with a wider climate action plan to follow.

Excess deaths of 360 a year due to A&E delays in Ireland may be 'significant underestimate'
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Excess deaths of 360 a year due to A&E delays in Ireland may be 'significant underestimate'

Feb 2nd 2022, 12:03 AM 13,593 Views 16 Comments
  • A new study has suggested that one extra death may be caused for every 82 people waiting more than five hours.
  • The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine has said that five hour waits are "normal" within Irish hospitals.
  • Investment in beds is what's needed according to doctors, writes Rónán Duffy.
Consultants association warns of long waiting lists for bowel disease treatment
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Consultants association warns of long waiting lists for bowel disease treatment

Jan 31st 2022, 1:16 PM 14,575 Views 11 Comments

The IHCA is calling for the government to address a shortage of consultants.

44% increase in the number of Irish doctors emigrating to Australia since 2018
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44% increase in the number of Irish doctors emigrating to Australia since 2018

Jan 31st 2022, 12:05 AM 37,207 Views 62 Comments
  • Young doctors are leaving Ireland for Australia for a better work-life balance, better training opportunities, and a better working environment.
  • There were 391 visa applications granted to Irish doctors last year - an increase of 59 visas, despite pandemic travel restrictions in place.
  • Australia's retention policies for healthcare workers has been praised as something Ireland can learn from.
Three years into new abortion laws, Stephen Donnelly says 'ease of access' has not been achieved
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Three years into new abortion laws, Stephen Donnelly says 'ease of access' has not been achieved

Updated Dec 8th 2021, 4:30 PM 31,862 Views 91 Comments
  • An independent chair to lead a review into abortion laws has not yet been named.
  • The terms of reference for the review have been criticised for being too narrow.
  • The minister said today there has been a "significant reduction" in people travelling to the UK for terminations.
Are you a healthcare worker worried about hospitals this winter? We want to hear your story
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Are you a healthcare worker worried about hospitals this winter? We want to hear your story

Nov 1st 2021, 4:13 PM 9,861 Views 0 Comments

We want to get a sense of the difficulties staff are facing as hospitals fill up. Tell us your story.

Taoiseach: 'It's not good enough' that children with scoliosis like Adam Terry must wait for surgery
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Taoiseach: 'It's not good enough' that children with scoliosis like Adam Terry must wait for surgery

Oct 13th 2021, 1:21 PM 19,951 Views 36 Comments

Labour leader Alan Kelly said that most people would forgo “modest tax changes” to ensure children could receive treatment.

Government still committed to Slaintecare, says Cabinet minister
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Government still committed to Slaintecare, says Cabinet minister

Oct 3rd 2021, 5:23 PM 9,382 Views 15 Comments

The healthcare initiative has suffered several resignations in recent weeks.

Sláintecare Council to meet Donnelly for first time since resignations
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Sláintecare Council to meet Donnelly for first time since resignations

Sep 16th 2021, 7:52 PM 7,609 Views 5 Comments

The council is discussing the state of the project with the Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.

Opposition TDs call on Health Minister to explain Sláintecare resignations
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Opposition TDs call on Health Minister to explain Sláintecare resignations

Sep 9th 2021, 12:21 PM 17,389 Views 27 Comments

Laura Magahy and Dr Tom Keane have stepped down from their roles.

'Huge disappointment' about new draft maternity restriction guidance, advocates say
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'Huge disappointment' about new draft maternity restriction guidance, advocates say

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 6:12 PM 23,565 Views 54 Comments

Campaigners have criticised differing guidance for private rooms and those with multiple beds.

Ireland's ambulance crisis: 'There are units going from hundreds of kilometres away to get to Dublin'
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Ireland's ambulance crisis: 'There are units going from hundreds of kilometres away to get to Dublin'

Aug 29th 2021, 12:05 AM 44,021 Views 59 Comments
  • Large numbers of emergency calls in Dublin in recent days have put pressure on the ambulance service, writes Garreth MacNamee.
  • Paramedics are having to be diverted from other parts of the country under a system which has been widely criticised.
One in four Irish people say their mental health declined during pandemic, survey shows
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One in four Irish people say their mental health declined during pandemic, survey shows

Aug 25th 2021, 11:49 AM 13,013 Views 28 Comments

The RCSI survey found that one in five said their general health declined during this time.

'Crisis' in nursing home sector as government slow to act on reforms, says Nursing Home Ireland
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'Crisis' in nursing home sector as government slow to act on reforms, says Nursing Home Ireland

Aug 18th 2021, 8:22 AM 10,902 Views 10 Comments

Nursing home providers are “frustrated” as they wait for progress on recommendations made by an expert panel last year.

Opinion: Excluding partners from maternity care is no longer excusable - there is a better way
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Opinion: Excluding partners from maternity care is no longer excusable - there is a better way

Aug 14th 2021, 7:15 AM 16,795 Views 42 Comments

Linda Kelly says a clear roadmap for maternity services that includes partners needs to be introduced.

Over 550 people crossed the Irish Sea for an abortion in 2020
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Over 550 people crossed the Irish Sea for an abortion in 2020

Jun 10th 2021, 2:27 PM 12,604 Views 6 Comments

The number of Irish residents having an abortion in the UK has dropped signficantly since the repeal of the eighth amendment.

High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption
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High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption

May 18th 2021, 1:21 PM 14,235 Views 1 Comment

People who are symptomatic are being advised to go to any community testing centre.

'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack
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'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack

May 17th 2021, 5:25 PM 36,054 Views 14 Comments
  • Delays in laboratories mean it is taking hours for patient blood work to come back.
  • Healthcare workers are asking patients who have to attend EDs to bring as much information with them as possible.
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 21,846 Views 7 Comments

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

'We can't keep relying on other countries': HSE begins hiring experts to oversee service for trans youth
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'We can't keep relying on other countries': HSE begins hiring experts to oversee service for trans youth

Apr 20th 2021, 8:00 PM 11,466 Views 0 Comments

Teni has welcomed the fact that a consultant psychiatrist and a paediatric endocrinologist are being hired.

'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 32,741 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.

How two different, expensive healthcare systems on this island have managed to (occasionally) work well together
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How two different, expensive healthcare systems on this island have managed to (occasionally) work well together

Mar 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 16,047 Views 4 Comments

An all-island milk bank, children’s heart care, and cancer treatments has brought benefits – but research is needed for further health collaborations.

'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 23,342 Views 0 Comments

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

Consultants call for urgent action as 860,000 sit on waiting lists for care
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Consultants call for urgent action as 860,000 sit on waiting lists for care

Feb 26th 2021, 7:35 AM 12,076 Views 17 Comments

The IHCA said today that the HSE’s national service plan is welcome but “does not match the scale of the problem”.

Covid-19 can survive on clothing for up to 72 hours, study shows
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Covid-19 can survive on clothing for up to 72 hours, study shows

Feb 24th 2021, 9:11 AM 78,060 Views 52 Comments

Researchers looked at how coronavirus behaves on three fabrics commonly used in the healthcare industry.

Trans children being referred to healthcare service that 'doesn't exist yet'
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Trans children being referred to healthcare service that 'doesn't exist yet'

Feb 11th 2021, 5:00 PM 35,730 Views 0 Comments

The Transgender Equality Network of Ireland said the situation is “very concerning” and will impact up to 100 people.

Opinion: 'People should not have to resort to re-mortgaging their homes for IVF treatment'
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Opinion: 'People should not have to resort to re-mortgaging their homes for IVF treatment'

Feb 5th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,779 Views 14 Comments

Senators Catherine Ardagh and Fiona O’Loughlin are calling on the Government to make good on a promise fund IVF.

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