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

From TheJournal.ie CervicalCheck smear results weren't sent to some women due to IT glitch at US lab Waiting List

CervicalCheck smear results weren't sent to some women due to IT glitch at US lab

“It is unfortunate that the CervicalCheck programme has been hit with another body blow,” Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly said.

From TheJournal.ie Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours Mental Health Services

Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours

As of 7am this morning, psychiatric nurses have not been carrying out work beyond their contracted hours.

From TheJournal.ie Four Irish hospitals failed to properly screen patients for new superbug Superbug

Four Irish hospitals failed to properly screen patients for new superbug

A new report reveals that a number of hospitals failed to properly protect patients from the CPE superbug.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Beyond a joke now’: People offered HSE jobs as far back as January still waiting due to recruitment ‘controls’ Recruitment Freeze

‘Beyond a joke now’: People offered HSE jobs as far back as January still waiting due to recruitment ‘controls’

Some people left previous jobs under the assumption that they’d be starting their new HSE job within the next few weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Break-in at medical records centre behind discovery of personal files in Donegal park Letterkenny

Break-in at medical records centre behind discovery of personal files in Donegal park

The HSE has admitted that the discovery of medical files in a park in Donegal in June happened after a break-in to a medical centre.

From TheJournal.ie State pathologists observed 'multiple bodies' on trolleys at Waterford mortuary over 'years' Mortuary Controversy

State pathologists observed 'multiple bodies' on trolleys at Waterford mortuary over 'years'

Controversy about conditions at the mortuary first arose earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie HSE investigating stomach bug outbreak among camogie teams following event at Limerick GAA grounds Gastroenteritis

HSE investigating stomach bug outbreak among camogie teams following event at Limerick GAA grounds

Limerick City and County Council previously said they were investigating reports of “possible issues” with a private water supply at Croagh Kilfinny GAA.

From TheJournal.ie Scally: Price for cervical screening tender 'became a much more important factor' than quality CervicalCheck

Scally: Price for cervical screening tender 'became a much more important factor' than quality

Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly described the situation as “screening on the cheap”.

From TheJournal.ie New Waterford mortuary would have cost taxpayer €1m less if built 'when it should have been' Waterford

New Waterford mortuary would have cost taxpayer €1m less if built 'when it should have been'

Last month the HSE confirmed that funding of €5.7 million has been approved for the development.

From TheJournal.ie Over 40% of trainee and intern doctors say they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace Medical Council

Over 40% of trainee and intern doctors say they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace

That’s according to a new report by the Medical Council.

From TheJournal.ie 18-year-old settles case against HSE for €8.4m over cerebral palsy allegedly caused by injuries at birth HSE

18-year-old settles case against HSE for €8.4m over cerebral palsy allegedly caused by injuries at birth

Court proceedings were initiated in 2017 and settled today.

From TheJournal.ie 500 ambulance staff to hold another 24-hour strike in a row over union recognition Strike

500 ambulance staff to hold another 24-hour strike 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 Almost a billion Euro paid out in medical negligence cases since 2014, new figures show Payouts

Almost a billion Euro paid out in medical negligence cases since 2014, new figures show

Payouts have totalled €108 million for the first five months of 2019.

From TheJournal.ie New HSE board meets for the first time Oversight

New HSE board meets for the first time

Health Minister Simon Harris announced earlier this year that he would re-establish a board to oversee the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie Support staff strike: HSE says situation at hospitals 'challenging' as further talks planned Industrial Dispute

Support staff strike: HSE says situation at hospitals 'challenging' as further talks planned

The issue centres on a dispute over pay increases.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you support the healthcare support workers' strike? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the healthcare support workers' strike?

10,000 healthcare support workers are beginning a 24-hour strike today.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says offer to phase in pay increase for striking health workers was made 'out of good will' Healthcare

Taoiseach says offer to phase in pay increase for striking health workers was made 'out of good will'

A strike by around 10,000 healthcare support workers is taking place tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie 'These drugs are much more potent': HSE advises festival-goers who plan on taking drugs Warning

'These drugs are much more potent': HSE advises festival-goers who plan on taking drugs

The HSE launched a new campaign this week around drug-harm reduction in conjunction with a number of festivals including Body and Soul.

From TheJournal.ie Unions claim rollout of HPV vaccine for boys is in doubt over staffing levels within the HSE HSE

Unions claim rollout of HPV vaccine for boys is in doubt over staffing levels within the HSE

Health Minister Simon Harris said the programme would go ahead in September as planned.

From TheJournal.ie My Options website has over 170,000 visits since last December Support Line

My Options website has over 170,000 visits since last December

The majority of visitors to the site are female, around 82%

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why are 10,000 HSE staff striking tomorrow? Strike Action

Explainer: Why are 10,000 HSE staff striking tomorrow?

And what impact will it have?

From TheJournal.ie HSE warns of 'significant cancellation' of some procedures as Minister calls for talks to avert strike Happening Tomorrow

HSE warns of 'significant cancellation' of some procedures as Minister calls for talks to avert strike

The Finance Minister said he’s determined to protect the public service stability agreement.

From TheJournal.ie HSE warns of 'significant impact' on services during support staff strike 20 June

HSE warns of 'significant impact' on services during support staff strike

A strike by 10,000 healthcare workers is set to take place on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Strike by 10,000 healthcare workers to go ahead this Thursday Support Staff

Strike by 10,000 healthcare workers to go ahead this Thursday

A 24 hour strike by healthcare workers will be held after talks at the Workplace Relations Commission ended without agreement.

From TheJournal.ie 'She wants it to be over': Ruth Morrissey 'very upset' over State move to appeal CervicalCheck case CervicalCheck

'She wants it to be over': Ruth Morrissey 'very upset' over State move to appeal CervicalCheck case

The State Claims Agency said its appeal will not relate to the decision on the award of damages.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's first community air ambulance to be airborne within weeks as HSE gives go ahead Air Ambulance

Ireland's first community air ambulance to be airborne within weeks as HSE gives go ahead

The service will cost €2 million to run annually and is to be funded through community and donor contributions.

From TheJournal.ie Number of Irish women travelling to England and Wales for abortions dropped in 2018 Abortion

Number of Irish women travelling to England and Wales for abortions dropped in 2018

The number of Irish women ordering abortion pills online increased in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Spinraza campaigners 'finally have hope' as HSE approves access to drug for rare disease Sma

Spinraza campaigners 'finally have hope' as HSE approves access to drug for rare disease

The drug has been approved for children with SMA Type I, II or III on “an exceptional and individualised basis”.

From TheJournal.ie Swimming at eight Dublin beaches banned after spill at wastewater plant Ringsend

Swimming at eight Dublin beaches banned after spill at wastewater plant

‘The overflow is diluted, partially treated wastewater,’ a spokesperson said.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of elderly patients face more than 24-hours in Emergency Departments Waiting For Treatment

Thousands of elderly patients face more than 24-hours in Emergency Departments

The HSE has a target of releasing all patients over the age of 75 within 24-hours.

From TheJournal.ie 34-year-old Deaf woman sues HSE over being placed in facility for the elderly High Court

34-year-old Deaf woman sues HSE over being placed in facility for the elderly

Counsel said she had been put in the nursing home on a temporary basis, but that was almost two years ago.

From TheJournal.ie HSE secures injunction against Euro election candidate over MyOptions website Eamonn Murphy

HSE secures injunction against Euro election candidate over MyOptions website

Counsel for the HSE told the High Court today that the matter had been resolved.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case Systemic Failures

Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case

The children involved were left with a foster family for several years despite abuse claims.

From TheJournal.ie HSE to spend up to €60k on abortion in Ireland research study Abortion

HSE to spend up to €60k on abortion in Ireland research study

Abortion services were introduced in Ireland earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie HSE issues tender for construction of new mortuary at University Hospital Waterford Tender Process

HSE issues tender for construction of new mortuary at University Hospital Waterford

It follows the suspension of mortuary services at the facility earlier this month.

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