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This week
14th July 2024 - 18th July 2024
HSE to lift recruitment freeze but 'staffing ceiling' puts patients at risk, say doctors
HSE chief says recruitment freeze to end tomorrow
Last week
7th July 2024 - 13th July 2024
Hospital consultants working more hours but seeing fewer patients now than 2016 projections
Hospitalisations and deaths linked to hot weather are set to increase due to climate change
This month
July 2024
Parents' group calls on Minister to disband board of Children's Health Ireland
Free contraception now available for women aged 32-35
Last month
June 2024
Number of sexual assaults reported at mental health centres jumps from 12 in 2022 to 42 last year
Concerns have also been raised about the number of people being physically restrained at mental health facilities.
The average episode of physical restraint in 2023 lasted for 4.4 minutes
Sinn Féin's spokesperson for Mental Health, Mark Ward, today expressed "grave concerns" over certain findings
'Held down, lied to, and told to be quiet': Readers' stories of giving birth in Irish hospitals
Alleged medical negligence, understaffing and a lack of empathy were recurring themes in the stories shared.
Strong warning issued after cluster of overdoses linked to yellow benzodiazepine tablets
Nearly half a million people waiting longer for medical appointments than Sláintecare targets
HSE admin worker wins WRC case on claim to Covid pandemic payment for frontline workers
HSE issues alert over e-cigarette products which contain illegal levels of nicotine
Flight diverts to Dublin Airport after medical issue onboard
'Put it in the family WhatsApp group: 'If the worst happens, I want to donate my organs''
May 2024
Plans announced for 3,000 hospital beds amid warning Ireland is 'miles away' from meeting ICU demand
Inquiry launched into HSE's handling of patient data after records accessed by third parties
Use of physical restraint among non-compliances identified at mental health centres
Potent drugs such as nitazenes could appear at Irish festivals this summer, HSE expert warns
Nitazine, a powerful synthetic opioid, caused dozens of overdoses in Dublin and Cork late last year.
Seven more measles cases confirmed in Ireland, bringing total for year so far to 37
Have you experienced birth trauma in Ireland, either mental or physical? We want to hear from you
Recruitment trips to India and Dubai amid fears over staffing at new Children’s Hospital
Opinion: Ireland needs helicopter emergency medicine - it’s the difference between life and death
Dr Brian Burns
Families say closing Dublin nursing home will cause 'immense trauma' to residents
HSE issue measles exposure warning for passengers on London to Dublin flight
The HSE wants drug users to fill out survey to discover trends - and figure out harm reductions
Plans for long-awaited digital health records goes to Cabinet with push to end paper-based system
Calls for inquiry into birth trauma in Ireland, as women decry lack of empathy and consent in HSE
A recent inquiry in the UK found that good maternity care in Britain was “the exception rather than the rule”.
HSE apologises to family of woman who killed baby son and took own life in 2020
Measles: Twenty-six cases, and five outbreaks, confirmed in Ireland this year
HSE approves new drug that can cut the chances of breast cancer recurring by over 30%
HSE spent €13.5m sending eating disorder patients to UK despite €0 for new adult beds in Ireland
Twenty measles cases confirmed in Ireland so far this year
Two surgical hubs in Dublin due to begin treating patients later this year
April 2024
Support team to begin work ‘immediately’ to address overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick
HSE chief says UHL emergency department 'much more safe now' than when Aoife Johnston died
People are living 'in fear' of having to attend UHL's emergency department, campaigner says
HSE missed deadlines to open 5 critical eating disorder treatment hubs
Parents of Aoife Johnston say the 'happy-go-lucky' 16-year-old died a 'horrible death' in UHL
Two more measles cases confirmed - bringing total number this year to 18
Ireland has just three adult eating disorder beds. The plan was for 20 more. €0 was provided.
A HSE plan to open 20 new beds by 2023 went completely unfunded.
No funding provided over the last six years to open adult eating disorder treatment beds
HSE says it is focusing on treatment hubs, rather than individual beds
Eating disorder experts say the number of extra beds needed has now likely increased since last plan was made - and not funded