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From TheJournal.ie HSE apologises to family of pregnant woman kept on life support due to Eighth Amendment concerns Miss P

HSE apologises to family of pregnant woman kept on life support due to Eighth Amendment concerns

Natasha Perie was declared dead on 3 December but was kept on life support for four weeks.

From TheJournal.ie HSE checking all Irish vaping products for ingredient linked to US illnesses Vaping

HSE checking all Irish vaping products for ingredient linked to US illnesses

More than 1,000 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses have been reported in the US, with 42 confirmed deaths in 24 states.

From TheJournal.ie HSE facing 'more challenging' peak season as it unveils €26 million Winter Plan Winter Plan

HSE facing 'more challenging' peak season as it unveils €26 million Winter Plan

With hospital admissions already up on last year, the HSE said it expects a busy winter season.

From TheJournal.ie Boil water notice for 600,000 people in Dublin, Kildare and Meath lifted with immediate effect Drinking Water

Boil water notice for 600,000 people in Dublin, Kildare and Meath lifted with immediate effect

Irish Water said an audit of the plant and satisfactory results of a number of water samples were factors in the decision.

From TheJournal.ie Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients Medical Negligence

Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients

Dr Rhona Mahony, former master of the National Maternity Hospital said the system pits doctors against patients.

From TheJournal.ie Boil water notice for 600,000 people in greater Dublin area to remain in place until at least Tuesday Testing

Boil water notice for 600,000 people in greater Dublin area to remain in place until at least Tuesday

A notice affecting 600,000 people is currently in place for areas of Dublin, Meath and Kildare.

From TheJournal.ie 'Devastating': Trans people on wrong waiting list for years after referrals were 'misplaced' Healthcare

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Obscene': 679 patients waiting for hospital bed - the highest figure in 2019 Overcrowding

'Obscene': 679 patients waiting for hospital bed - the highest figure in 2019

The number of patients on trolleys is the second highest ever recorded.

From TheJournal.ie People warned not to swim in Royal Canal after outbreak of rat-borne disease Leptospirosis

People warned not to swim in Royal Canal after outbreak of rat-borne disease

Leptospirosis is particularly a hazard for people who participate in outdoor sports.

From TheJournal.ie What happened to the HSE's proposal for its own undercover investigations in care homes? Abuse

What happened to the HSE's proposal for its own undercover investigations in care homes?

Back in 2014, then director general Tony O’Brien said it was time to look at these sorts of measures to protect vulnerable clients.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin boil water notice to remain in place for at least another day Boil Water Notice

Dublin boil water notice to remain in place for at least another day

The notice impacts approximately 600,000 people.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach makes formal apology to women affected by failures in CervicalCheck programme CervicalCheck

Taoiseach makes formal apology to women affected by failures in CervicalCheck programme

Varadkar apologised to the women, their partners and their children for the pain they suffered.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals' Industrial Action

Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals'

The IMO said it is setting a 21-day deadline for the receipt of serious proposals.

From TheJournal.ie New 24-hour mental health information line launched to help people access services One-stop Shop

New 24-hour mental health information line launched to help people access services

The Your Mental Health information line can be reached on 1800 742 444.

From TheJournal.ie Home carers say additional tax credit as part of Budget 2020 'will be undercut by carbon tax' Home Carers

Home carers say additional tax credit as part of Budget 2020 'will be undercut by carbon tax'

An additional €100 in the Home Carer Credit was announced yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 'He should be with us today': HSE settles case with family of jockey Jack Tyner High Court

'He should be with us today': HSE settles case with family of jockey Jack Tyner

The 19-year-old jockey died at Cork University Hospital in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed Opinion

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed

Carers bear a huge burden but are not being looked after.

From TheJournal.ie 'Zero excuse' that teenage boys should not get same access to free HPV vaccine as girls HPV Vaccine

'Zero excuse' that teenage boys should not get same access to free HPV vaccine as girls

Teenage girls can get the HPV vaccine if they’re still at secondary school – but teenage boys can’t.

From TheJournal.ie High Court rules woman weighing 4.5 stone and refusing to eat may be fed through nasal tube to keep her alive HSE

High Court rules woman weighing 4.5 stone and refusing to eat may be fed through nasal tube to keep her alive

The woman, who is in her thirties, presented at a hospital in recent days very malnourished.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn of woman pretending to be from HSE calling to homes of elderly people Cork

Gardaí warn of woman pretending to be from HSE calling to homes of elderly people

People are being asked to report any suspicious callers to gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie Over a thousand names added to home help waiting list in space of four months as total surges to 7,300 Controversy

Over a thousand names added to home help waiting list in space of four months as total surges to 7,300

The latest HSE figures from July show that 7,300 people are waiting on home support services.

From TheJournal.ie Wait times for smear test results from Cervical Check reduced to six weeks HSE

Wait times for smear test results from Cervical Check reduced to six weeks

Patients were told they would be waiting up to six months earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Doctors did everything they could but it was just too late' - Families warn about dangers of sepsis Health This post contains videos

'Doctors did everything they could but it was just too late' - Families warn about dangers of sepsis

The condition can develop from any infection and can be difficult to diagnose.

From TheJournal.ie 'They feel there's an unreasonable effort to control them': Watchdog concern over HSE treatment of people with disabilities Confidential Recipient

'They feel there's an unreasonable effort to control them': Watchdog concern over HSE treatment of people with disabilities

In 2018, 206 complaints or concerns were received by Confidential Recipient for Vulnerable Persons.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach accused of 'window dressing exercise' as HSE spending plan announced Children's Hospital

Taoiseach accused of 'window dressing exercise' as HSE spending plan announced

Leo Varadkar insisted some politicians had been “scaremongering” over the children’s hospital overspend.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to up our game': Call for national registry as HSE unable to estimate prevalence of diabetes Diabetes

'We need to up our game': Call for national registry as HSE unable to estimate prevalence of diabetes

The HSE said its inability to verify this data is a significant problem for the health service.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's alarming': Concerns raised about impact of recruitment freeze on mental health posts Not Hiring

'It's alarming': Concerns raised about impact of recruitment freeze on mental health posts

In the last decade, the demand on mental health services in Ireland has increased but the number of posts has remained relatively static.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris to meet social media companies in a bid to make them do more to debunk vaccine myths Vaccination

Simon Harris to meet social media companies in a bid to make them do more to debunk vaccine myths

Harris is considering advice from the Attorney General on mandatory vaccination.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing homes: Almost half of HSE-run homes are failing when it comes to Garda vetting Criminal Records

Nursing homes: Almost half of HSE-run homes are failing when it comes to Garda vetting

Health watchdog found that HSE-run care homes were breaching Garda-vetting rules.

From TheJournal.ie The emotional scars and the 'new normal' are the dirty little secrets of surviving cancer Living With Cancer

The emotional scars and the 'new normal' are the dirty little secrets of surviving cancer

Aoife Moggan writes about the scars – both physical and invisible – that a childhood diagnosis of cancer has left.

From TheJournal.ie Building firm caught up in school structural defects controversy wins contract to build new hospital block Wbs

Building firm caught up in school structural defects controversy wins contract to build new hospital block

A total of 42 schools built by WBS were inspected over concerns about structural problems.

From TheJournal.ie HSE accused of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' by cutting €31.80 allowance for students with disability Education

HSE accused of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' by cutting €31.80 allowance for students with disability

Organisations have said young people with a disability will have “a further barrier to equality placed before them”.

From TheJournal.ie HSE is carrying out multiple investigations into pharmacy prescription fraud claims Fraud

HSE is carrying out multiple investigations into pharmacy prescription fraud claims

The majority of these investigations centre around the practice known as phased dispensing.

From TheJournal.ie HSE addiction expert: Festivals that don't provide drug information and support should be refused a licence Working Group

HSE addiction expert: Festivals that don't provide drug information and support should be refused a licence

Some promoters are keen to explore new measures but others fear it would do reputational damage.

From TheJournal.ie Consultants blame government for staffing 'crisis' as report finds pay higher than UK levels Pay

Consultants blame government for staffing 'crisis' as report finds pay higher than UK levels

A government report found that Irish consultants have higher gross salaries than the UK or New Zealand.

From TheJournal.ie Two HSE doctors call for planning permission to be refused for north Dublin drive-thru Skerries

Two HSE doctors call for planning permission to be refused for north Dublin drive-thru

A number of appeals have already been lodged against the plans.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should drug-testing be available at festivals? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should drug-testing be available at festivals?

The HSE has entered into talks with organisations that could provide drug-testing at festivals.

From TheJournal.ie Talks underway between HSE and labs that could carry out drug-testing at festivals Drugs

Talks underway between HSE and labs that could carry out drug-testing at festivals

A senior HSE doctor has outlined a number of ways drug-testing could be introduced in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie HSE launches fraud probe into pharmacy after allegations of false prescriptions scam HSE

HSE launches fraud probe into pharmacy after allegations of false prescriptions scam Exclusive

The HSE is checking receipts as far back as 2013.

From TheJournal.ie 'It pens people in': The challenges of accessing transgender healthcare in Ireland Transitioning

'It pens people in': The challenges of accessing transgender healthcare in Ireland

Transgender people speak of the challenges of transitioning in Ireland.

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