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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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Rude', 'didn't care', 'absence of customer service': One woman's experience of CervicalCheck delays Sharon's Story

'Rude', 'didn't care', 'absence of customer service': One woman's experience of CervicalCheck delays

The case of Sharon – who waited months to receive her results – was outlined in a rapid review of CervicalCheck yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie HSE saving measures to target older people and those with disabilities 'in order to break even' Health Spending

HSE saving measures to target older people and those with disabilities 'in order to break even'

The HSE boss has denied it is undertaking any cost-cutting measures.

From TheJournal.ie 'A hidden problem': Up to half of food provided to patients in Irish hospitals is not eaten Food Waste

'A hidden problem': Up to half of food provided to patients in Irish hospitals is not eaten

The HSE said it is working to implement guidelines in hospitals to address food waste.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 1,000 people added to the waiting list for home help hours since March Hospital Discharges

Almost 1,000 people added to the waiting list for home help hours since March

As of the end of June, 7,217 people are waiting on home support packages in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against judgement in Ruth Morrissey case CervicalCheck

Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against judgement in Ruth Morrissey case

The government has said the appeal does not relate to the €2.1 million in damages and that the Morrisseys will retain that irrespective of the outcome.

From TheJournal.ie Psychiatric nurses suspend indefinite overtime ban due to begin this evening Overtime Ban

Psychiatric nurses suspend indefinite overtime ban due to begin this evening

The dispute between the PNA and the HSE has now been referred to the Labour Court.

From TheJournal.ie CervicalCheck scandal: HSE says 434 smears expired before testing Screening

CervicalCheck scandal: HSE says 434 smears expired before testing

The HSE said expired samples, as well as expired or damaged vials, are “an inevitable feature” of cervical screening programmes.

From TheJournal.ie Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county? Home Help Hours

Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?

A total of 6,819 people are waiting for funding for home help hours, but the HSE continues to deny any cuts to the service.

From TheJournal.ie Post pulled by the HSE as recruitment freeze goes on resulting in longer waiting times for patients Waiting Lists

Post pulled by the HSE as recruitment freeze goes on resulting in longer waiting times for patients

Experienced physiotherapists were told last week vacant positions offered out had now been cancelled.

From TheJournal.ie More than 500 ambulance personnel to begin strike action this afternoon Industrial Action

More than 500 ambulance personnel to begin strike action this afternoon

The strike commences at 2pm today and will remain in place until 2pm on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris tells HSE poor coverage of abortion services in west and north west 'is a real concern' Abortion

Simon Harris tells HSE poor coverage of abortion services in west and north west 'is a real concern'

In May, Harris spoke to representatives of the HSE about why abortion services are available in just half of maternity hospitals and units.

From TheJournal.ie Over 500 ambulance staff to begin 24-hour strike tomorrow in a row over union recognition Industrial Action

Over 500 ambulance staff to begin 24-hour strike tomorrow in a row over union recognition

Workers have already staged seven days of work stoppages in January, February and March and May.

From TheJournal.ie HSE sought out experienced physios for vacant position ... then pulled job due to recruitment freeze No End In Sight

HSE sought out experienced physios for vacant position ... then pulled job due to recruitment freeze

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has warned that “patients are being put at extreme risk” over the ongoing freeze.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says HSE can't continue in its current form and announces return of six regional healthcare areas Sláintecare

Harris says HSE can't continue in its current form and announces return of six regional healthcare areas

Harris described today’s announcement as the biggest restructuring of the HSE in 15 years .

From TheJournal.ie Court cases, a smear test backlog and now an 'IT issue' - 15 months of the CervicalCheck scandal CervicalCheck

Court cases, a smear test backlog and now an 'IT issue' - 15 months of the CervicalCheck scandal

As the backlog of smear tests continues to cause delays, the HSE is struggling to restore public confidence in the screening programme.

From TheJournal.ie So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen Mental Health

So far this year, 32 children have had to stay in adult mental health units and it's going to continue to happen

HSE said placing children in adult units will ‘continue to be necessary’.

From TheJournal.ie Conscientious objection prevents full rollout of abortion services in several maternity hospitals Freedom Of Information

Conscientious objection prevents full rollout of abortion services in several maternity hospitals

The Health Department said it will be asking the HSE to fully implement abortion services in all maternity hospitals and units by September.

From TheJournal.ie Court finds woman who faced 61 charges of neglect and abuse of her two children unfit to be tried Courts

Court finds woman who faced 61 charges of neglect and abuse of her two children unfit to be tried

The two children were taken into care in 2010.

From TheJournal.ie DCU president to lead HSE's 'rapid review' into IT glitch that left 800 without smear test results Professor Brian MacCraith

DCU president to lead HSE's 'rapid review' into IT glitch that left 800 without smear test results

Simon Harris said he was not made aware of the IT glitch until last Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie CervicalCheck backlog leaves women waiting months for abnormal cervix assessment Colposcopy

CervicalCheck backlog leaves women waiting months for abnormal cervix assessment

One women whose GP noticed a visual abnormality in her cervix was told she could be waiting more than six months.

From TheJournal.ie Psychiatric nurses defer industrial action after overtime ban Extra Hours

Psychiatric nurses defer industrial action after overtime ban

The HSE confirmed this evening that the PNA has now deferred its strike.

From TheJournal.ie HSE orders 'rapid review' after 800 women failed to receive their smear test CervicalCheck

HSE orders 'rapid review' after 800 women failed to receive their smear test

The HSE has made contact with the women to give them their results directly.

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