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Staff shortages restricting opening hours at children’s urgent care centre at Connolly Hospital
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Staff shortages restricting opening hours at children’s urgent care centre at Connolly Hospital

Nov 28th 2019, 9:18 PM 8,098 Views 13 Comments

Opening hours at the centre in Dublin are currently 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear
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Some contractor claims for new children's hospital not under board's control, committee to hear

Nov 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 15,161 Views 25 Comments

The fact some measures of the project remain uncosted is ‘laughable’ says Labour’s Alan Kelly.

Waiting for a ward and not informed: The problems patients faced in Irish hospitals
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Waiting for a ward and not informed: The problems patients faced in Irish hospitals

Nov 25th 2019, 11:49 AM 10,066 Views 10 Comments

“I acknowledge where we are, I acknowledge we’ve a lot to do,” the new HSE CEO Paul Reid said.

'Devastating': Trans people on wrong waiting list for years after referrals were 'misplaced'
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'Devastating': Trans people on wrong waiting list for years after referrals were 'misplaced'

Nov 6th 2019, 5:58 PM 15,166 Views 23 Comments

Over 100 people were affected by the HSE’s error.

Free contraception recommended for young women only, due to cost
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Free contraception recommended for young women only, due to cost

Oct 29th 2019, 12:44 PM 19,717 Views 32 Comments

Making contraception free for everyone could be “an ineffective use of scarce resources”, a report has found.

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil
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'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil

Oct 16th 2019, 3:01 PM 10,682 Views 12 Comments

Several carers spoke today about the huge amount of work they do looking after loved ones.

Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased
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# Budget 2020

Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased

Oct 8th 2019, 3:54 PM 25,169 Views 15 Comments

The total budget for the sector has been increased to €17.4 billion.

13-year-old boy with cerebral palsy awarded €15 million over injuries at birth
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# Arron O’Keeffe

13-year-old boy with cerebral palsy awarded €15 million over injuries at birth

Jul 30th 2019, 4:26 PM 12,470 Views 4 Comments

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.

Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?
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# Home Help Hours

Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?

Jul 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 16,030 Views 8 Comments

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.

Harris says HSE can't continue in its current form and announces return of six regional healthcare areas
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Harris says HSE can't continue in its current form and announces return of six regional healthcare areas

Jul 17th 2019, 3:34 PM 30,140 Views 61 Comments

Harris described today’s announcement as the biggest restructuring of the HSE in 15 years .

Support staff strike: HSE says situation at hospitals 'challenging' as further talks planned
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Support staff strike: HSE says situation at hospitals 'challenging' as further talks planned

Updated Jun 26th 2019, 5:30 PM 20,490 Views 46 Comments

The issue centres on a dispute over pay increases.

Taoiseach says offer to phase in pay increase for striking health workers was made 'out of good will'
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Taoiseach says offer to phase in pay increase for striking health workers was made 'out of good will'

Updated Jun 25th 2019, 6:30 PM 27,655 Views 50 Comments

A strike by around 10,000 healthcare support workers is taking place tomorrow.

'Lives on hold': Recruitment freeze in HSE preventing workers from starting their new jobs
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# In Limbo

'Lives on hold': Recruitment freeze in HSE preventing workers from starting their new jobs

May 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 31,458 Views 25 Comments

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.

'Grave concerns' as president and council of national GP group resign
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'Grave concerns' as president and council of national GP group resign

Apr 29th 2019, 8:33 AM 23,119 Views 25 Comments

There had been “serious issues of internal governance” at the National Association of General Practitioners, a statement said.

Opinion: 'There are consequences to paying for all the most expensive new drugs'
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Opinion: 'There are consequences to paying for all the most expensive new drugs'

Apr 25th 2019, 7:00 AM 25,856 Views 28 Comments

We need to radically improve waiting times for treatment rather than focus on buying all the most expensive drugs, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.

Ten out of 19 maternity units have abortion services in place
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# Rotunda Hospital

Ten out of 19 maternity units have abortion services in place

Apr 21st 2019, 12:10 AM 25,965 Views 71 Comments

The HSE has said that “service demand remains within the predicted limits” in relation to abortion services.

UHL doctors write open letter outlining challenges they face treating patients
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UHL doctors write open letter outlining challenges they face treating patients

Apr 18th 2019, 9:33 PM 17,186 Views 20 Comments

The letter was signed off by five doctors and addressed to ‘the people of the Mid West’.

Private cancer patients getting access to drugs that public patients can't get is 'incredibly unfair'
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Private cancer patients getting access to drugs that public patients can't get is 'incredibly unfair'

Apr 14th 2019, 7:47 PM 26,553 Views 74 Comments

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.

Free GP care for under 12s as government agrees new contract with doctors
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# Reform

Free GP care for under 12s as government agrees new contract with doctors

Apr 6th 2019, 2:59 PM 22,376 Views 47 Comments

The government is increasing funding for GPs in exchange for reforms and changes to the services they provide.

Poll: Do you agree with free GP care for under-12s?
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Poll: Do you agree with free GP care for under-12s?

Apr 6th 2019, 10:03 AM 39,399 Views 108 Comments

Free GP care is already in place for children under 6.

Former CervicalCheck boss says Harris was warned that offering extra smear tests could cause delays
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# BACKLOG

Former CervicalCheck boss says Harris was warned that offering extra smear tests could cause delays

Updated Apr 3rd 2019, 12:59 PM 21,256 Views 56 Comments

Micheál Martin said the decision was made by the government to “save their own skin and cover their own tracks”.

Paul Reid is the HSE's new director general
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# Fingal County Council

Paul Reid is the HSE's new director general

Apr 2nd 2019, 3:02 PM 19,993 Views 21 Comments

Varadkar said that Reid “developed a strong reputation as a dynamic and ambitious leader, who was always up for a challenge”.

Of 4,500 repeat smear tests that expired, 2,500 have been retested
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# CervicalCheck

Of 4,500 repeat smear tests that expired, 2,500 have been retested

Mar 27th 2019, 5:46 PM 6,203 Views 11 Comments

Around half of the women who were offered the option of a retest have taken it up.

Clare TD Michael Harty: 'I took a different view from my rural colleagues on the drink driving laws'
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Clare TD Michael Harty: 'I took a different view from my rural colleagues on the drink driving laws'

Mar 18th 2019, 8:00 AM 23,914 Views 12 Comments

“The day of just two will do is no longer acceptable,” Dr Michael Harty, chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, told TheJournal.ie.

'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals
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# Dignity

'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals

Mar 9th 2019, 11:00 AM 10,275 Views 5 Comments

It comes as new stats show over 2,000 cases where a homeless person has been discharged from hospital in the past seven years.

Terminally-ill midwife Philomena Canning says she's 'vindicated' after settling case with HSE
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Terminally-ill midwife Philomena Canning says she's 'vindicated' after settling case with HSE

Mar 2nd 2019, 5:40 PM 24,455 Views 7 Comments

Canning says she’s both relieved and saddened to have settled the case.

Bitter medicine: NHS 'harmed' in all Brexit scenarios, but no-deal will hit hardest
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Bitter medicine: NHS 'harmed' in all Brexit scenarios, but no-deal will hit hardest

Feb 26th 2019, 6:10 AM 8,754 Views 7 Comments

In the run up to the 2016 Brexit vote, ‘Leave’ campaigners promised it would deliver millions for the NHS.

Health committee chair to vote against Simon Harris in no-confidence motion
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# Dr Michael Harty

Health committee chair to vote against Simon Harris in no-confidence motion

Feb 19th 2019, 9:42 AM 12,748 Views 27 Comments

“He’s given impression that this is a priority for him,” the Independent Clare TD said.

Opinion: Is public healthcare in Ireland failing because we've chosen the path to failure?
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Opinion: Is public healthcare in Ireland failing because we've chosen the path to failure?

Feb 16th 2019, 7:30 PM 47,195 Views 124 Comments

‘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.

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'
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# Industrial Unrest

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'

Feb 7th 2019, 10:23 AM 15,380 Views 77 Comments

Three more strikes are due to take place next Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.

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

Feb 6th 2019, 7:17 AM 14,592 Views 85 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 30th 2019, 6:15 AM 16,877 Views 99 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Jan 29th 2019, 4:27 PM 12,018 Views 63 Comments

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

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

Jan 10th 2019, 4:45 PM 10,167 Views 45 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 10th 2019, 1:53 PM 16,615 Views 134 Comments

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

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

Jan 9th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,115 Views 25 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 8th 2019, 3:52 PM 56,035 Views 117 Comments

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

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

Jan 8th 2019, 6:01 AM 23,339 Views 70 Comments

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

National Maternity Hospital to begin abortion services on 7 January
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# Crisis Pregnancy

National Maternity Hospital to begin abortion services on 7 January

Dec 28th 2018, 2:35 PM 28,306 Views 117 Comments

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

Irish people are living longer and the birth rate is falling
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# Ageing Population

Irish people are living longer and the birth rate is falling

Dec 27th 2018, 11:28 AM 17,739 Views 51 Comments

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