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FactCheck: Were Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'?
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FactCheck: Were Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'?

Dec 4th 2018, 11:49 AM 42,000 Views 53 Comments

Yesterday it was described as political correctness “gone mad”, but did the HSE even say it?

'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals
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'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals

Nov 26th 2018, 12:21 PM 25,278 Views 72 Comments

Patients have highlighted issues with communication from their doctors and the discharge process.

Mother pleads for funding as daughter spends over 115 days in Wexford General Hospital
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Mother pleads for funding as daughter spends over 115 days in Wexford General Hospital

Nov 22nd 2018, 6:10 AM 68,637 Views 7 Comments

The teenager’s family want her moved to a more appropriate residential care unit.

'He fought to maintain his sanity': Posters go up near Mountjoy raising awareness of prisoner healthcare
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'He fought to maintain his sanity': Posters go up near Mountjoy raising awareness of prisoner healthcare

Nov 17th 2018, 9:00 PM 23,035 Views 29 Comments

The posters use archive photographs and historical information about Irish prisons.

How access to health services differs if you've private insurance or are 'in the twilight zone'
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How access to health services differs if you've private insurance or are 'in the twilight zone'

Nov 2nd 2018, 8:40 AM 21,082 Views 26 Comments

Ireland’s two-tiered system contributes to the type of service patients receive, even from public providers, a new report has found.

Ireland's pay rates are not pushing more nurses, midwives and doctors to work abroad - report
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Ireland's pay rates are not pushing more nurses, midwives and doctors to work abroad - report

Sep 4th 2018, 6:08 PM 26,599 Views 75 Comments

The report said that there were issues around recruiting consultants with certain specialities in specific areas.

'It's a battle for resources': Questions asked about ambulance delays in Monaghan
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'It's a battle for resources': Questions asked about ambulance delays in Monaghan

Sep 1st 2018, 9:00 PM 9,013 Views 10 Comments

There have been a number of “inordinate” delays in Monaghan, prompting councillors to ask for an explanation.

HSE says 'there is no question' of downgrading University Hospital Kerry despite local concerns
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HSE says 'there is no question' of downgrading University Hospital Kerry despite local concerns

Aug 27th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,953 Views 10 Comments

Sinn Féin councillor Toiréasa Ferris says she is worried the hospital could be ‘downgraded by stealth’

Parents of toddler who was unresponsive for an hour given 'mixed messages' about ambulance location
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Parents of toddler who was unresponsive for an hour given 'mixed messages' about ambulance location

Aug 24th 2018, 12:15 AM 38,847 Views 21 Comments

“Another 2 minutes and we would have been dealing with a very different outcome,” the parents were told at the Cavan hospital.

Injuries or near-injuries of patients at Irish hospitals jumped last year
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Injuries or near-injuries of patients at Irish hospitals jumped last year

Aug 12th 2018, 4:30 PM 10,367 Views 13 Comments

There were an average of 160 patient safety incidents per day last year.

Emma Mhic Mhathúna receives extra portion of settlement to purchase Dublin home close to treatment
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Emma Mhic Mhathúna receives extra portion of settlement to purchase Dublin home close to treatment

Jul 26th 2018, 1:49 PM 34,769 Views 27 Comments

A Dublin home would mean the mother wouldn’t have to travel to and from Kerry for her cancer treatment.

Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes
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Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes

Jun 23rd 2018, 7:00 AM 28,399 Views 0 Comments

There was a 10% increase in health expenditure between 2011 and 2016.

Of 204 requests for CervicalCheck files, just over half have been answered
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Of 204 requests for CervicalCheck files, just over half have been answered

Jun 22nd 2018, 7:30 PM 6,101 Views 2 Comments

There’s been a massive spike in requests this year for files from the CervicalCheck programme.

CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately
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CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately

Jun 12th 2018, 1:17 PM 17,943 Views 66 Comments

Today’s interim report has recommended that women should not encounter any financial obstacles while participating in investigations.

State settles case with Drogheda family over death of eight-day-old baby
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State settles case with Drogheda family over death of eight-day-old baby

Jun 11th 2018, 4:55 PM 16,798 Views 10 Comments

In July 2014, baby Thomas died after a feeding tube was inserted into a chamber of his heart.

For parents of children who are seriously ill, guilt is a common feeling they grapple with
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For parents of children who are seriously ill, guilt is a common feeling they grapple with

Jun 4th 2018, 9:00 PM 12,265 Views 7 Comments

Dr Aidan McKiernan, a Senior Clinical Psychologist with the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, spoke to TheJournal.ie ahead of Children’s Hospice Week.

Dentists claim rise in tooth extractions caused by structure of medical card scheme
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Dentists claim rise in tooth extractions caused by structure of medical card scheme

May 29th 2018, 7:53 PM 15,053 Views 28 Comments

The Irish Dental Association has found that 90% of dentists say they are dissatisfied with the level of care they can provide under the scheme.

'I was in pain all the time': Pregnant woman denied treatment for 'gangrenous ovarian cyst'
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'I was in pain all the time': Pregnant woman denied treatment for 'gangrenous ovarian cyst'

May 19th 2018, 2:14 PM 37,964 Views 70 Comments

Kate Campbell had to have her ovary, fallopian tube and part of her abdominal wall removed.

One of 208 women affected by smear test scandal 'fighting' to get medical card back
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One of 208 women affected by smear test scandal 'fighting' to get medical card back

May 4th 2018, 6:33 PM 24,571 Views 12 Comments

The woman was recently told that her smear test had been reviewed and a different action could have been taken.

Portiuncula Hospital review found 'serious management errors' made in cases of 10 babies
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Portiuncula Hospital review found 'serious management errors' made in cases of 10 babies

May 3rd 2018, 6:23 PM 11,764 Views 31 Comments

The report looked at 18 cases of maternity care at the Galway hospital.

There are 10 active legal claims made in relation to CervicalCheck smear tests
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There are 10 active legal claims made in relation to CervicalCheck smear tests

May 2nd 2018, 4:12 PM 8,546 Views 12 Comments

Legal proceedings against the HSE or laboratories involved in smear tests have commenced in 6 of those cases.

Savita Halappanavar: Her tragic death and how she became part of Ireland's abortion debate
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Savita Halappanavar: Her tragic death and how she became part of Ireland's abortion debate

Apr 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 77,177 Views 235 Comments

Her name and face are known the country over. She left a mark on Ireland, its medical care and its laws.

'Between the doctor, antibiotics and the four days off, it was €600 that I will never see again'
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'Between the doctor, antibiotics and the four days off, it was €600 that I will never see again'

Apr 27th 2018, 7:00 AM 63,896 Views 52 Comments

While health inequalities affect people of different backgrounds, those who have precarious jobs are in especially difficult situations, writes Sinead Pembroke.

Need a crash course in the history of the Eighth Amendment?
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Need a crash course in the history of the Eighth Amendment?

Apr 22nd 2018, 8:30 PM 14,508 Views 159 Comments

Get yourself up to speed.

Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills
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Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills

Apr 9th 2018, 10:57 PM 16,835 Views 57 Comments

The North’s abortion laws are considered some of the most severe in the world, according to Amnesty.

Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women
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Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women

Apr 9th 2018, 4:13 PM 28,094 Views 92 Comments

The aim of the tests would be to reduce instances of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Ireland.

13-year-old girl waited 50 minutes for ambulance after neurological attack
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13-year-old girl waited 50 minutes for ambulance after neurological attack

Feb 25th 2018, 6:30 AM 45,407 Views 45 Comments

A local TD has said that the air ambulance should have responded to the 999 call.

'The problem has advanced significantly': Mullingar man waits 9 years for orthodontic treatment
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'The problem has advanced significantly': Mullingar man waits 9 years for orthodontic treatment

Feb 16th 2018, 6:01 AM 12,823 Views 19 Comments

Fine Gael TD Peter Burke has said that prompt treatment was critical in terms of young adults’ body image.

Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study
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Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study

Feb 14th 2018, 11:35 PM 11,271 Views 22 Comments

Single fathers ate fewer fruit and vegetables, and were more likely to binge drink than single mothers and partnered parents, the study found.

55 people have died during this year's flu season
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55 people have died during this year's flu season

Feb 1st 2018, 3:56 PM 18,121 Views 26 Comments

The HSE says that we may have reached peak flu season this week.

Radiologist position 'has been empty for seven years'
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Radiologist position 'has been empty for seven years'

Jan 30th 2018, 3:00 PM 13,301 Views 33 Comments

Calls have been made for rural doctors to be paid a premium.

Selling energy drinks to children: No plans from other retailers to copy Aldi's ban
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Selling energy drinks to children: No plans from other retailers to copy Aldi's ban

Jan 28th 2018, 8:30 AM 19,114 Views 26 Comments

Retailers such as Dunnes Stores, Centra and SuperValu haven’t announced any plans to follow Aldi’s lead.

Smoking one cigarette a day instead of 20 'just halves your risk of a heart attack'
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Smoking one cigarette a day instead of 20 'just halves your risk of a heart attack'

Jan 25th 2018, 8:33 AM 15,645 Views 26 Comments

“In order to get the big benefits on cardiovascular disease [smokers] need to quit completely,” the lead author said.

Simon Harris 'concerned' about care terminally-ill woman received over New Year's weekend
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Simon Harris 'concerned' about care terminally-ill woman received over New Year's weekend

Jan 12th 2018, 12:43 PM 25,325 Views 65 Comments

The woman’s daughter, Siobhán Tobin, wrote an open letter to the Health Minister about trying to access out of hours services.

Scan review: 34 patients were asked to go back to University Hospital Kerry
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Scan review: 34 patients were asked to go back to University Hospital Kerry

Dec 21st 2017, 7:08 PM 5,727 Views 7 Comments

All have been given the all-clear since their fresh investigations.

Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system
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Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system

Dec 20th 2017, 9:42 PM 17,073 Views 12 Comments

The hospital has received two complaints in relation to yesterday’s long waiting times.

'A knife was pulled on me for refusing a prescription': GPs want more protection from violent patients
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'A knife was pulled on me for refusing a prescription': GPs want more protection from violent patients

Nov 26th 2017, 12:05 AM 18,344 Views 27 Comments

A union representing GPs say there’s been an increase in the number of attacks on their members over the past several years; GPs want the HSE to put a process in place to protect staff and patients.

'I don't want to jump queues': Thousands waiting up to 4 years for cataract surgery
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'I don't want to jump queues': Thousands waiting up to 4 years for cataract surgery

Nov 22nd 2017, 3:38 PM 11,909 Views 51 Comments

The eye condition causes a person’s vision to become impaired, and is the leading cause of blindness in the world.

'What was particularly scary about these voices is I am deaf and don’t normally hear people talking'
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'What was particularly scary about these voices is I am deaf and don’t normally hear people talking'

Nov 11th 2017, 11:30 AM 22,660 Views 31 Comments

Karen Sinnott writes about her struggle to get treatment – and her journey to the UK.

Demand for every kind of health service in Ireland is set to go through the roof in the next 13 years
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Demand for every kind of health service in Ireland is set to go through the roof in the next 13 years

Oct 26th 2017, 6:20 AM 9,136 Views 17 Comments

According to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) Ireland’s rapidly growing (and ageing) population will create a huge demand for healthcare by 2030.