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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 9,307 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 7,591 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 17,308 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 23,416 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 42,532 Views 58 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 12,941 Views 27 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 10,778 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 16,708 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 12,507 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 14,226 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 36,007 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 21,613 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 11,187 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 31,795 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 15,675 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 22,022 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 12,064 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 76,372 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 35,269 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 12,679 Views 14 Comments

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

HSE says 77,303 people - 1.58% of the population - have received first dose of vaccine so far in Ireland
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HSE says 77,303 people - 1.58% of the population - have received first dose of vaccine so far in Ireland

Jan 14th 2021, 2:23 PM 39,912 Views 106 Comments

The HSE gave an update on the vaccination programme this afternoon.

GP: 'We're seeing lots of family groups and everybody is infected in the house'
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GP: 'We're seeing lots of family groups and everybody is infected in the house'

Jan 4th 2021, 4:13 PM 103,075 Views 29 Comments

Covid-19 testing criteria for close contacts changed last week.

Notes from a GP: '20% of Christmas Covid tests have been positive in our practice'
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Notes from a GP: '20% of Christmas Covid tests have been positive in our practice'

Jan 1st 2021, 3:54 PM 47,985 Views 26 Comments

Our GP outlines the spike in Covid cases and says he agrees with NPHET’s decision not to automatically test close contacts of confirmed cases.

Dr Mark Murphy: What impact is private health insurance having on our health services?
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Dr Mark Murphy: What impact is private health insurance having on our health services?

Dec 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 22,022 Views 36 Comments

Dublin-based GP Mark Murphy looks at the impact private insurance has had on our the whole system and asks if it is a help or a hindrance.

Student nurse: 'I never understood why nurses left Ireland, but now I plan to join them'
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Student nurse: 'I never understood why nurses left Ireland, but now I plan to join them'

Dec 5th 2020, 7:30 AM 146,543 Views 166 Comments

Chloe Slevin shares her disgust at the recent decision by Government to vote down a motion to pay student nurses and midwives.

Taoiseach says it's 'not satisfactory' that trans healthcare report hasn't been published
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Taoiseach says it's 'not satisfactory' that trans healthcare report hasn't been published

Dec 2nd 2020, 2:14 PM 13,661 Views 0 Comments

The National Trans Healthcare Steering Committee has raised concerns about the status of the report.

Dr Mark Murphy: We need to rethink how we fund the health service
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Dr Mark Murphy: We need to rethink how we fund the health service

Dec 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 16,825 Views 17 Comments

Dublin-based GP Mark Murphy illustrates where the failings are in how we fund our healthcare system.

'I'm at the bottom of the list': Non-EU doctors in Ireland still face barriers in accessing specialist training
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'I'm at the bottom of the list': Non-EU doctors in Ireland still face barriers in accessing specialist training

Nov 14th 2020, 8:00 PM 35,980 Views 30 Comments

The Irish Medical Council said that it hoped recent changes in law would prompt more doctors to stay in Ireland to pursue specialist training here.

Under-staffing issues in health service 'exacerbated by Covid-19 absences'
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Under-staffing issues in health service 'exacerbated by Covid-19 absences'

Oct 21st 2020, 6:15 AM 13,167 Views 11 Comments

The INMO will appear at the Dáil’s health committee today.

Cross-border co-operation on Covid-19 raises hopes for all-island healthcare system amid Brexit fears
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Cross-border co-operation on Covid-19 raises hopes for all-island healthcare system amid Brexit fears

Oct 18th 2020, 12:10 AM 33,932 Views 24 Comments

For years, cross-border healthcare has been slowly and tentatively developing. Now Brexit poses a threat.

Covid-19 infections among health workers are 'decreasing steadily', WHO says
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Covid-19 infections among health workers are 'decreasing steadily', WHO says

Oct 13th 2020, 8:38 PM 17,096 Views 12 Comments

Healthcare workers have since the beginning of the pandemic been disproportionately affected by the crisis.

'Exhausted' healthcare workers worry about long winter as Covid-19 hospital numbers rise
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'Exhausted' healthcare workers worry about long winter as Covid-19 hospital numbers rise

Sep 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 16,979 Views 37 Comments

Doctors treating patients with the disease have said the severity of the illness for those admitted to hospital has not changed.

Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'
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Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'

Jun 12th 2020, 12:28 PM 15,342 Views 56 Comments

A new paper calls on policymakers to ‘transform’ precarious and low-paid jobs.

88% of healthcare workers with Covid-19 got the virus at work
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88% of healthcare workers with Covid-19 got the virus at work

Jun 12th 2020, 11:14 AM 16,471 Views 23 Comments

The INMO wants Covid-19 to be classed as a personal injury under health and safety legislation.

Five weeks in lockdown in hospital is tough - and the food makes it worse
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Five weeks in lockdown in hospital is tough - and the food makes it worse

May 30th 2020, 6:00 PM 54,948 Views 55 Comments

A patient with cystic fibrosis, for whom nutrition is key to health, shares her hospital food experience.

Using all of our health service facilities has helped against Covid-19. Any change to that should be handled carefully
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Using all of our health service facilities has helped against Covid-19. Any change to that should be handled carefully

May 25th 2020, 7:30 AM 14,468 Views 23 Comments

Dr Ciarán Ó Riain says the current system is necessary if we are to maintain healthcare for all and protect patients in any future infection waves.

Dr Gabrielle Colleran: 'We cannot tolerate elderly patients lying on trolleys when Covid-19 is still a threat'
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Dr Gabrielle Colleran: 'We cannot tolerate elderly patients lying on trolleys when Covid-19 is still a threat'

May 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,956 Views 6 Comments

Dr Gabrielle Colleran of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association says healthcare will have to take on a very different shape in the coming months.

'Longer work days' and 'virtual clinics' among HSE suggestions for healthcare workers with children
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'Longer work days' and 'virtual clinics' among HSE suggestions for healthcare workers with children

May 6th 2020, 2:47 PM 12,611 Views 2 Comments

The HSE has acknowledged that the government childcare scheme “does not address the majority of situations”.

There will be delays in coronavirus tests and results in coming weeks, Taoiseach says
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There will be delays in coronavirus tests and results in coming weeks, Taoiseach says

Apr 1st 2020, 1:45 PM 38,928 Views 93 Comments

Leo Varadkar said he understands the anxiety and worry of people waiting for tests and results.

WATCH: TDs and people all over the country applaud frontline healthcare workers in unison
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WATCH: TDs and people all over the country applaud frontline healthcare workers in unison

Updated Mar 26th 2020, 8:15 PM 74,440 Views 116 Comments

The clapping began at 8pm.

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