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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 14,216 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 35,971 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 21,518 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 11,035 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 31,288 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 15,550 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 21,189 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 12,059 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 75,647 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 34,944 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 12,632 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 39,899 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 103,001 Views 28 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 47,977 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 21,646 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 146,312 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 13,645 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 16,719 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 34,811 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 13,164 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 33,906 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 16,968 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 15,321 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 16,463 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 54,821 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 14,464 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 14,951 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 12,592 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 38,927 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 74,407 Views 116 Comments

The clapping began at 8pm.

O'Neills sportswear to start manufacturing scrubs for healthcare staff
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O'Neills sportswear to start manufacturing scrubs for healthcare staff

Mar 23rd 2020, 4:24 PM 26,821 Views 15 Comments

The company made the announcement this afternoon.

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

Mar 13th 2020, 3:35 PM 19,938 Views 31 Comments

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

St Vincent's Hospital starts recruiting for healthcare workers to meet rising demand amid coronavirus outbreak
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St Vincent's Hospital starts recruiting for healthcare workers to meet rising demand amid coronavirus outbreak

Mar 12th 2020, 4:17 PM 23,069 Views 12 Comments

Some posts will be filled immediately.

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

Updated Mar 10th 2020, 10:45 PM 41,304 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Feb 26th 2020, 6:10 AM 32,796 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 24th 2020, 3:46 PM 15,283 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Updated Jan 5th 2020, 4:29 PM 27,049 Views 74 Comments

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

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

Dec 27th 2019, 3:59 PM 9,065 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Updated Dec 18th 2019, 1:00 PM 19,259 Views 6 Comments

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

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