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Trump healthcare plan would 'leave 23 million without health insurance'
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Trump healthcare plan would 'leave 23 million without health insurance'

May 24th 2017, 10:06 PM 11,381 Views 25 Comments

Premiums would cost less, but only because they would cover less.

Why don't Irish people get their blood pressure checked?
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Why don't Irish people get their blood pressure checked?

May 21st 2017, 7:15 AM 15,543 Views 20 Comments

High blood pressure can cause a heart attack, stroke or cognitive difficulty in later life.

Concern about doctors without specialist training filling consultant posts
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Concern about doctors without specialist training filling consultant posts

May 15th 2017, 10:37 AM 13,055 Views 44 Comments

Consultants say these doctors do not have the expertise necessary to make the right decisions for patients.

Chocolate could encourage nurses to get flu vaccine, committee hears
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Chocolate could encourage nurses to get flu vaccine, committee hears

May 11th 2017, 12:07 PM 17,751 Views 94 Comments

There was a discussion around what is causing a mistrust of vaccines, which have eradicated many diseases in Ireland.

One-fifth of Irish people have witnessed poor care for the elderly
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One-fifth of Irish people have witnessed poor care for the elderly

May 8th 2017, 3:03 PM 8,298 Views 16 Comments

A significant number of people have witnessed physical or emotional abuse in home care services.

Patients placed on chairs and beds in corridors of Waterford psychiatric unit
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Patients placed on chairs and beds in corridors of Waterford psychiatric unit

May 8th 2017, 6:45 AM 9,038 Views 13 Comments

A 16-year-old patient spent the night in a chair at the adult psychiatric unit last week.

Morning after pill: Medical card holders to get access without prescription
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Morning after pill: Medical card holders to get access without prescription

May 5th 2017, 9:24 AM 16,066 Views 79 Comments

Pharmacists have argued that prescription requirements limited medical card holders’ access to the contraceptive.

Residents' favourite foods withheld: The problems found in Ireland's care services
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Residents' favourite foods withheld: The problems found in Ireland's care services

May 2nd 2017, 11:08 AM 9,844 Views 10 Comments

At one hospital, “patients who were unable to walk did not have access to fresh drinking water”.

'It's a very terrifying thing': Jimmy Kimmel opens up about newborn son's heart surgery
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'It's a very terrifying thing': Jimmy Kimmel opens up about newborn son's heart surgery

May 2nd 2017, 9:31 AM 18,253 Views 20 Comments

“Even that Matt Damon sent flowers,” Kimmel said during a monologue on access to healthcare.

Want to give feedback on your hospital treatment? From today, you can
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Want to give feedback on your hospital treatment? From today, you can

May 1st 2017, 9:50 AM 12,044 Views 23 Comments

Patients discharged between now and the end of May will be able to complete the National Patient Experience Survey.

'I want to die here, not on some miserable grey street in Manchester' - British expats in Spain fearful of the Brexit effect
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'I want to die here, not on some miserable grey street in Manchester' - British expats in Spain fearful of the Brexit effect

Apr 1st 2017, 8:45 AM 39,563 Views 94 Comments

Free public healthcare and a state pension guaranteed to increase with inflation are just two of the perks expats could lose when Brexit takes hold.

Trump forced to withdraw Obamacare replacement in major political defeat
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Trump forced to withdraw Obamacare replacement in major political defeat

Mar 24th 2017, 8:21 PM 49,056 Views 119 Comments

House Republicans indicated the vote would lose.

Teen who spoke about scoliosis pain on the Late Late Show will finally get her surgery today
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Teen who spoke about scoliosis pain on the Late Late Show will finally get her surgery today

Mar 23rd 2017, 6:01 AM 3,694 Views 2 Comments

Megan Halvey-Ryan’s surgery has been delayed several times before.

Republican introduces 'World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan' as politicians debate Trump proposals
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Republican introduces 'World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan' as politicians debate Trump proposals

Mar 9th 2017, 5:56 PM 18,836 Views 50 Comments

Several major hospitals and medical organisations have opposed Trump’s plans.

85% jump in number of complaints received about HSE care of vulnerable adults
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85% jump in number of complaints received about HSE care of vulnerable adults

Mar 9th 2017, 12:56 PM 7,672 Views 3 Comments

A cost-saving decision to move people with severe intellectual disabilities away from their long-term home was overturned.

Trump targets critic by name on Twitter after Republican backlash to his health plan
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Trump targets critic by name on Twitter after Republican backlash to his health plan

Mar 8th 2017, 8:55 AM 33,821 Views 36 Comments

“This is Obamacare Lite, it will not pass,” Senator Rand Paul fumed.

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Ireland 'perfect' for e-booking system that solved Macedonia's waiting list crisis

Feb 20th 2017, 12:05 AM 28,340 Views 47 Comments

Since July 2013, doctors in Macedonia can book patients an appointment with a consultant online.

Ireland's healthcare system: What exactly are we doing wrong?
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Ireland's healthcare system: What exactly are we doing wrong?

Feb 19th 2017, 9:30 PM 63,697 Views 70 Comments

Where is Ireland’s healthcare system going wrong, and what can we do to turn it around?

FactCheck: Are there really fewer people on hospital trolleys this year?
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FactCheck: Are there really fewer people on hospital trolleys this year?

Feb 8th 2017, 8:00 PM 11,818 Views 47 Comments

The Tánaiste made the claim amid ongoing debate about wait times in Irish healthcare.

An 'appalling' 2,876 surgeries were cancelled last month
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An 'appalling' 2,876 surgeries were cancelled last month

Feb 3rd 2017, 6:01 AM 8,521 Views 15 Comments

In January, 467 surgeries were cancelled at Galway University Hospital alone – most were cancelled by patients.

Nurse who took €100 from MS patient found guilty of professional misconduct
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Nurse who took €100 from MS patient found guilty of professional misconduct

Jan 31st 2017, 7:50 PM 20,965 Views 16 Comments

“I’m willing to change. I’m so dedicated to my job and I’m really patient-focused.”

Ireland's maternity benefit now helps migrants who want to travel home
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Ireland's maternity benefit now helps migrants who want to travel home

Jan 30th 2017, 2:06 PM 26,385 Views 31 Comments

Mothers who want to leave the EU to travel home can now continue to get maternity leave – which wasn’t the case before now.

Ireland has one of the worst hospital waiting times in Europe
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Ireland has one of the worst hospital waiting times in Europe

Jan 30th 2017, 8:15 AM 15,331 Views 45 Comments

We also ranked the fifth worst for getting value out of the money we put into our healthcare system.

As hospitals recover from record-high trolley crisis, staff are considering a strike
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As hospitals recover from record-high trolley crisis, staff are considering a strike

Jan 9th 2017, 10:51 AM 11,536 Views 36 Comments

Hospital staff are being asked whether they wish to strike over payments and career progression measures.

Cannabis ingredient to be classed as medicine in UK
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Cannabis ingredient to be classed as medicine in UK

Jan 2nd 2017, 1:41 PM 13,603 Views 44 Comments

Companies wishing to sell CBD can apply for a licence from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

Cork hospital so busy since Christmas Day, it's asking people to stay away
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Cork hospital so busy since Christmas Day, it's asking people to stay away

Jan 2nd 2017, 8:19 AM 18,699 Views 20 Comments

There was a huge surge in demand over the Christmas period.

The risk of dying of cancer is significantly higher among Irish men than Irish women
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The risk of dying of cancer is significantly higher among Irish men than Irish women

Dec 15th 2016, 6:15 AM 8,588 Views 27 Comments

Both diagnoses and death rates are higher among men.

When politicians support cannabis-based medicines they're supporting medicine, not cannabis
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When politicians support cannabis-based medicines they're supporting medicine, not cannabis

Dec 10th 2016, 7:15 AM 7,914 Views 48 Comments

Moves towards regulating the drug have taken a step forward this week.

'When I came in here I couldn't walk. Now I've just been told I can go home'
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'When I came in here I couldn't walk. Now I've just been told I can go home'

Dec 7th 2016, 1:59 PM 22,811 Views 1 Comment

The Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing was launched today by Michael D Higgins at St James’s Hospital, Dublin.

'Significant risks remain' at hospital despite maternity improvements after eight baby deaths
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'Significant risks remain' at hospital despite maternity improvements after eight baby deaths

Dec 5th 2016, 6:31 PM 10,036 Views 17 Comments

A report into Portlaoise General Hospital was published today.

There has actually been a slight drop in people on hospital trolleys this year
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There has actually been a slight drop in people on hospital trolleys this year

Dec 2nd 2016, 9:05 AM 7,040 Views 35 Comments

While the numbers on trolleys is down 1% this year, figures for November were described as “particularly alarming”.

Cannabis-based products won't be in pharmacies tomorrow, but we have a timeline
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Cannabis-based products won't be in pharmacies tomorrow, but we have a timeline

Dec 1st 2016, 9:11 PM 46,829 Views 50 Comments

The Dáil has been debating a medicinal cannabis bill this evening.

High demand for Mater's emergency department as less urgent cases asked to go elsewhere
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High demand for Mater's emergency department as less urgent cases asked to go elsewhere

Nov 25th 2016, 2:33 PM 8,396 Views 11 Comments

Demand for hospital services increases over the winter period as people are more likely to get sick.

Pharmaceutical industry paid Irish doctors €3.7 million for "undisclosed" reasons in 2015
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Pharmaceutical industry paid Irish doctors €3.7 million for "undisclosed" reasons in 2015

Nov 7th 2016, 5:01 PM 23,474 Views 61 Comments

The industry’s payments to both doctors and healthcare institutions here is under the spotlight at present.

The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals
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The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals

Nov 6th 2016, 10:00 PM 29,562 Views 24 Comments

“The patient doesn’t care who pays a salary or what title you have. People on the frontline need to be integrated in the decision making process.”

Irish children's first dentist visit is years too late, says RCSI
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Irish children's first dentist visit is years too late, says RCSI

Oct 31st 2016, 6:15 AM 18,567 Views 14 Comments

“Research has shown that fixing decayed first teeth results in better sleep patterns for children and better performance in schools.”

"In Ireland, you're like a zombie by the end of the week": Irish nurse on why she's working in Australia
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"In Ireland, you're like a zombie by the end of the week": Irish nurse on why she's working in Australia

Oct 19th 2016, 6:01 AM 28,617 Views 34 Comments

A registered nurse in their first year would earn €200 less per week in Ireland than a nurse in the same position in Australia.

The 'pressure cooker' healthcare system and other reasons why nurses are travelling abroad
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The 'pressure cooker' healthcare system and other reasons why nurses are travelling abroad

Oct 17th 2016, 6:10 AM 8,959 Views 6 Comments

“There are better opportunities, there’s a greater respect for the nurse’s role, the work and pay conditions are better, and the lifestyle is freer.”

Residents' privacy not respected by staff at Waterford hospital
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Residents' privacy not respected by staff at Waterford hospital

Oct 14th 2016, 6:20 AM 13,929 Views 6 Comments

The hospital’s Department of Psychiatry was also found to have ‘inadequate’ recreational activities for residents.

Thousands of nurses to see pay rise of at least €1,000 next year
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Thousands of nurses to see pay rise of at least €1,000 next year

Oct 13th 2016, 3:33 PM 13,991 Views 26 Comments

The Minister for Health has announced the restoration of their increments.