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From TheJournal.ie 'We've lost a warrior': Tributes paid after death of independent midwife Philomena Canning Philomena Canning

'We've lost a warrior': Tributes paid after death of independent midwife Philomena Canning

Canning, who was suffering from terminal ovarian cancer, had been seeking damages from the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie HSE conference to discuss pregnant women's use of epilepsy drug that is being compared to thalidomide Epilim

HSE conference to discuss pregnant women's use of epilepsy drug that is being compared to thalidomide

Epilim’s use by pregnant women has been restricted in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie 'You can't really dwell on questions': How Laura Brennan used her terminal cancer to help others Laura Brennan
From TheJournal.ie Teen vapers are more likely to use sweet-flavoured e-cigarettes than adult vapers, study finds Vaping

Teen vapers are more likely to use sweet-flavoured e-cigarettes than adult vapers, study finds

The US Food and Drug Administration has declared youth e-cigarette use as an epidemic in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Heart Foundation 'strongly' advises against use of hookah pipes due to carbon monoxide levels Hooked On Hookah

Irish Heart Foundation 'strongly' advises against use of hookah pipes due to carbon monoxide levels

The IHF says many users mistakenly believe that it is not addictive.

From TheJournal.ie People warned to not drink too much this weekend as surge of alcohol-related injuries expected St Patrick's Day

People warned to not drink too much this weekend as surge of alcohol-related injuries expected

The HSE has said patients may face longer waiting times at emergency departments due to an increase in people attending.

From TheJournal.ie Have you been on a hospital waiting list for six months? Here are the government's latest plans Waiting Times

Have you been on a hospital waiting list for six months? Here are the government's latest plans

Minister for Health Simon Harris has published a new plan aimed at reducing waiting times for patients.

From TheJournal.ie Talks between INMO and government to return to Labour Court as union rejects new nurses' deal Nurses Strike

Talks between INMO and government to return to Labour Court as union rejects new nurses' deal

The negotiations come after nurses went on general strike for a number of days last month.

From TheJournal.ie 'Extremely encouraging': HPV uptake rate in Ireland is now at 70% Vaccination

'Extremely encouraging': HPV uptake rate in Ireland is now at 70%

This marks an increase of 20 percentage points in just over two years.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are failing these children spectacularly': Row over drug with 'exorbitant' cost rumbles on Spinraza This post contains videos

'We are failing these children spectacularly': Row over drug with 'exorbitant' cost rumbles on

Negotiations, and clashes, over the price of Spinraza are ongoing behind the scenes.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals Dignity

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Terminally-ill midwife Philomena Canning says she's 'vindicated' after settling case with HSE Healthcare

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man who ran HSE copycat website claims it helped 'save five or six women and babies from abortion' Crisis Pregnancy

Man who ran HSE copycat website claims it helped 'save five or six women and babies from abortion'

Eamonn Murphy was ordered to stop operating a site under a name similar to the HSE’s ‘My Options’ service.

From TheJournal.ie 'Look in my child's eyes and tell him his life is not worth saving': Parents call for access to medication Spinraza This post contains videos

'Look in my child's eyes and tell him his life is not worth saving': Parents call for access to medication

About 26 children with SMA, a rare muscle-wasting condition, could benefit from Spinraza.

From TheJournal.ie My Options web chat to be rolled out after concerns over phone line from disability campaigners Deaf Community
From TheJournal.ie 'We stand with Philomena': Rally calls on Harris and HSE to settle case of terminally-ill midwife Philomena Canning

'We stand with Philomena': Rally calls on Harris and HSE to settle case of terminally-ill midwife

Philomena Canning, who is suffering from terminal ovarian cancer, is seeking damages from the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie 'A price has been put on the value of life': HSE will not reimburse drug for children with rare condition Spinraza

'A price has been put on the value of life': HSE will not reimburse drug for children with rare condition

The HSE said the current price of Spinraza – more than €20 million over five years – is not cost-effective.

From TheJournal.ie Activist says scans are being offered with 'top-of-the-range' ultrasound machine at Dublin building Anti-abortion Activist

Activist says scans are being offered with 'top-of-the-range' ultrasound machine at Dublin building

Eamonn Murphy, a veteran anti-abortion activist, displayed the machine at the Berkeley Street centre.

From TheJournal.ie 'He has a chance at life now': HSE grants access to drug that could help boys with rare condition keep walking Translarna

'He has a chance at life now': HSE grants access to drug that could help boys with rare condition keep walking Exclusive

At least five boys in Ireland have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a muscle-wasting condition.

From TheJournal.ie 38 people have died so far this flu season as hospitalisations rise Winter Plan

38 people have died so far this flu season as hospitalisations rise

There are 112 confirmed cases where people were admitted to critical care units over the flu.

From TheJournal.ie HSE's €318 million spend on agency staff in 2018 described as 'sickening waste of money' Increase

HSE's €318 million spend on agency staff in 2018 described as 'sickening waste of money'

An extra €26 million was spent on agency staff in 2018, compared to 2017.

From TheJournal.ie 'The end of a long battle': Family of man who killed brother (9) before taking own life settles HSE case HSE

'The end of a long battle': Family of man who killed brother (9) before taking own life settles HSE case

Shane Michael Skeffington died by suicide after stabbing his brother Brandon in July 2014.

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

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

‘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.

From TheJournal.ie 90% of gambling addicts treated by HSE are young men Statistics

90% of gambling addicts treated by HSE are young men

The HSE has provided figures on the age and geographic breakdown of some of those who enter treatment for gambling addiction.

From TheJournal.ie 34 people have died from the flu so far this season Flu Season

34 people have died from the flu so far this season

The majority of people who died were over the age of 65.

From TheJournal.ie High Court hears HSE claim that man allegedly set up misleading My Options website Eamon Murphy

High Court hears HSE claim that man allegedly set up misleading My Options website

The HSE is seeking an injunction restraining the defendant from using the My Options brand.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing pay deal set to cost €10-€15 million this year and €30-€35 million in 2020 Back To Work

Nursing pay deal set to cost €10-€15 million this year and €30-€35 million in 2020

Finance Minister Donohoe has said that the Labour Court recommendations are “consistent with the public sector stability agreement”.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 15,000 elderly people were forced to wait over 24 hours in emergency departments last year Wait Times

Almost 15,000 elderly people were forced to wait over 24 hours in emergency departments last year

The latest figures show there was an increase of nearly 3,000 on the year previous.

From TheJournal.ie CervicalCheck writes to 4,300 women affected by lab error offering them repeat smear test CervicalCheck

CervicalCheck writes to 4,300 women affected by lab error offering them repeat smear test

The HSE has been aware of this error since November but it was only made public two weeks ago.

From TheJournal.ie Government accused of delivering budget 'under false pretences' and knowing of children's hospital overrun Nch

Government accused of delivering budget 'under false pretences' and knowing of children's hospital overrun

Pressure has been mounting on government all week about who knew what when about the hospital costs.

From TheJournal.ie Bogus abortion site still appearing on Google - but new law would enable takedown of 'harmful' content Myoptions

Bogus abortion site still appearing on Google - but new law would enable takedown of 'harmful' content

The creation of a digital safety commissioner has been mooted as a way of tackling the effects of harmful online content.

From TheJournal.ie Ambulance staff announce three more days of strike action Trade Union

Ambulance staff announce three more days of strike action

The dispute centres on a row over trade union membership.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses are set to strike for a third day tomorrow - These are the services that will be affected Day Three

Nurses are set to strike for a third day tomorrow - These are the services that will be affected

This comes after nearly 40,000 INMO nurses and midwives took part in industrial action on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie HSE initiates legal proceedings over 'fake' MyOptions unplanned pregnancy website Myoptions.ie

HSE initiates legal proceedings over 'fake' MyOptions unplanned pregnancy website

The health minister said the idea that people would set up a ‘fake’ website is ‘despicable’.

From TheJournal.ie 'Rats out of the HSE': Protesters want external probe into claims abortion details were leaked Abortion

'Rats out of the HSE': Protesters want external probe into claims abortion details were leaked

The HSE is probing claims that a woman was phoned and harassed by a man who had obtained her personal information.

From TheJournal.ie Just 2% of safeguarding concerns reported to HSE come from people experiencing alleged abuse Safeguarding

Just 2% of safeguarding concerns reported to HSE come from people experiencing alleged abuse

The bulk of reports of abuse come from either staff members at facilities of family members.

From TheJournal.ie 'You wouldn't tell a child they couldn't have chemo, but our son is being denied the medication he needs' Spinraza

'You wouldn't tell a child they couldn't have chemo, but our son is being denied the medication he needs'

Parents of children with a rare genetic condition are fighting for access to a potentially life-changing drug.

From TheJournal.ie 'Grotesque and reprehensible': Harris 'extraordinarily concerned' over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion Investigation

'Grotesque and reprehensible': Harris 'extraordinarily concerned' over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion

A number of investigations are under way into the allegations, which were first reported by TheJournal.ie yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Multiple investigations under way over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at NMH Abortion

Multiple investigations under way over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at NMH

Health Minister Simon Harris has said he is very concerned about the alleged case, and has launched an investigation.

From TheJournal.ie HSE reports 25 deaths in flu season but says it appears to have hit its peak Outbreak

HSE reports 25 deaths in flu season but says it appears to have hit its peak

There have been more than 1,000 hospital admissions during this flu season.

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