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From TheJournal.ie Dentists say government's new oral health policy will result in more teeth being extracted in both children and adults Privatisation

Dentists say government's new oral health policy will result in more teeth being extracted in both children and adults

The Irish Dental Association says policy will be ‘catastrophic’ for adults and children in lower income areas.

From TheJournal.ie 'A major national emergency': Government called to resolve nurses' strike as 50,000 patients affected this week Industrial Dispute

'A major national emergency': Government called to resolve nurses' strike as 50,000 patients affected this week

Nurses across the country will be out on the picket lines outside hospitals and clinics today for the second day of strike action.

From TheJournal.ie 'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals Healthcare

'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals

Patients have highlighted issues with communication from their doctors and the discharge process.

From TheJournal.ie 'People die when lessons aren't learned': Report criticises HSE failure to address patient complaints Complaints

'People die when lessons aren't learned': Report criticises HSE failure to address patient complaints

Just 10 of 36 recommendations in a 2015 report have been fully implemented.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital secures court orders to stop two patients with dementia from leaving Serious Concerns

Hospital secures court orders to stop two patients with dementia from leaving

One of the patients set off a fire alarm and has severe paranoia.

From TheJournal.ie Minister to draft emergency legislation after court finds part of mental health law is unconstitutional Patient Detention

Minister to draft emergency legislation after court finds part of mental health law is unconstitutional

Under the current law, patients can be detained under renewal orders for periods not exceeding six and 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie Five patients found not guilty of crimes by reason of insanity have been discharged from hospital Court

Five patients found not guilty of crimes by reason of insanity have been discharged from hospital

The offences included two homicides, possession of a firearm and three counts of false imprisonment.

From TheJournal.ie 'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform BEHIND THE WALLS

'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform

Three years ago the government committed to overhauling Ireland’s mental health laws – we’re still waiting.

From TheJournal.ie HSE says Brexit implications 'unclear' for Irish patients seeking eating disorder treatment in the UK Treatment Abroad

HSE says Brexit implications 'unclear' for Irish patients seeking eating disorder treatment in the UK

There are just three specialist eating disorder beds at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin for the acute treatment of adults.

From TheJournal.ie 17 Irish hospitals have yet to roll out calorie counts on menus Healthy Eating

17 Irish hospitals have yet to roll out calorie counts on menus

Improving the standard of food has been highlighted as a priority by Health Minister Simon Harris.

From TheJournal.ie All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled Severe Weather

All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled

Three children’s hospitals are also cancelling planned admissions and outpatient appointments.

From TheJournal.ie If you're waiting for an eye procedure there's a good chance you'll be waiting over a year Cataracts

If you're waiting for an eye procedure there's a good chance you'll be waiting over a year

About 35% of those seeking outpatient treatment have been waiting over 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie These Limerick students have developed a device to help track Alzheimer's patients Young Scientist

These Limerick students have developed a device to help track Alzheimer's patients

Alzheimer’s Alert will alert carers to the patient’s movements.

From TheJournal.ie 'Only 10% of data available about a human is actually used': How cognitive computing can change healthcare Healthcare Technology

'Only 10% of data available about a human is actually used': How cognitive computing can change healthcare

A summit held yesterday focused on new technological advancements in the field of healthcare.

From TheJournal.ie Litter, cigarette butts and cut hair observed on the floor of adult psychiatric unit Mental Health

Litter, cigarette butts and cut hair observed on the floor of adult psychiatric unit

The review of the Jonathan Swift Clinic found a number of failings.

From TheJournal.ie 'They brought the Liam MacCarthy to him in hospital': Former All-Ireland winner on the long road to recovery John Kelly

'They brought the Liam MacCarthy to him in hospital': Former All-Ireland winner on the long road to recovery

Former patients were at Beaumont Hospital this week to thank the staff that cared for him.

From TheJournal.ie 143 women in Donegal are waiting over a year for a breast clinic appointment Waiting Lists

143 women in Donegal are waiting over a year for a breast clinic appointment

Nearly 250 women who displayed symptoms of possible breast cancer have been waiting between six and 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie HSE review of maternity complaints finds patients not treated with dignity or respect Infant Deaths

HSE review of maternity complaints finds patients not treated with dignity or respect

Health Minister Simon Harris said it is ‘regretted’ that it took such a long time for families to be heard on their babies’ deaths.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns for cancer patients as hospitals left short of chemotherapy drugs Supply Constraint

Concerns for cancer patients as hospitals left short of chemotherapy drugs

The pharmaceutical company which supplies the drugs said it expects to resume production early next week.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital patient 'no shows' are costing the State nearly €12m RSVP

Hospital patient 'no shows' are costing the State nearly €12m

Minister of State Catherine Byrne said the administrative cost associated with non-attendance is approximately €25 per patient visit.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach told 'several children have died' waiting for Orkambi drug decision Cystic Fibrosis

Taoiseach told 'several children have died' waiting for Orkambi drug decision

Orkambi is estimated to cost €159,000 per patient.

From TheJournal.ie 'Grave doubts' that Irish hospitals could cope with a massive disaster Overworked

'Grave doubts' that Irish hospitals could cope with a massive disaster

“We would struggle to deliver care” warns consultant in emergency medicine as waiting lists and overcrowding dominate health sector.

From TheJournal.ie We used to screen for scoliosis in schools, so why was it stopped? Waiting Lists

We used to screen for scoliosis in schools, so why was it stopped?

Health Minister Simon Harris says the hew HSE action plan will review if the screening programme can be re-introduced.

From TheJournal.ie An 'appalling' 2,876 surgeries were cancelled last month Patient Cancellations

An 'appalling' 2,876 surgeries were cancelled last month

In January, 467 surgeries were cancelled at Galway University Hospital alone – most were cancelled by patients.

From TheJournal.ie 'Groundhog Day' as month begins with 600 people on hospital trolleys Trolleywatch

'Groundhog Day' as month begins with 600 people on hospital trolleys

The figure of 601 is just short of the high of 612 patients on trolleys at the beginning of January.

From TheJournal.ie Conditions at Tipperary hospital 'undignified, disgraceful and dangerous' Crisis

Conditions at Tipperary hospital 'undignified, disgraceful and dangerous'

This morning there were 378 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's time we got on with it': Support for medicinal cannabis bill could mean it's a runner Legalise

'It's time we got on with it': Support for medicinal cannabis bill could mean it's a runner

The bill, which is due to be debated on this Thursday, aims to regulate use of cannabis for medical purposes.

From TheJournal.ie Patients at St James's unable to have water with tablets due to leak Leak

Patients at St James's unable to have water with tablets due to leak

Staff are currently being advised to limit showers and bathing for patients.

From TheJournal.ie Substance abuse: More than 20 doctors referred for help Drugs And Alcohol

Substance abuse: More than 20 doctors referred for help

The figures are in the latest Medical Council annual report.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Chicken’ or ‘fish’? Irish patients need more details about their hospital food On The Menu

‘Chicken’ or ‘fish’? Irish patients need more details about their hospital food

A Hiqa study has found some deficiencies in patient choices.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've been trying to bring cheap medicine to Irish patients. Too many are struggling to pay' Opinion

'I've been trying to bring cheap medicine to Irish patients. Too many are struggling to pay'

I used to dread bringing an inhaler out to a patient and asking for €85, writes Shane O’Sullivan.

From TheJournal.ie 'No profession has a public trial for making a mistake at work, other than doctors' Column

'No profession has a public trial for making a mistake at work, other than doctors'

Lorraine Courtney writes that naming doctors in fitness to practice inquiries should be scrapped.

From TheJournal.ie Leo wants to make it easier for patients to complain Open Disclosure

Leo wants to make it easier for patients to complain

“The director of patient safety is somebody I want to run into in the lift every other day, it’s not somebody I want to meet in a formal meeting once every two months or six months.”

From TheJournal.ie Tallaght Hospital to probe how information on 91-year-old patient was given to media Strongly Dissatisfied

Tallaght Hospital to probe how information on 91-year-old patient was given to media

Taoiseach Enda Kenny described the incident as “a shocking example of dysfunction in the health system”.

From TheJournal.ie Leinster has longest GP waiting times for patients while Munster has shortest Appointments

Leinster has longest GP waiting times for patients while Munster has shortest

The average waiting time for a GP has soared from just under 10 hours in 2010 to over 34 hours.

From TheJournal.ie The stark truth about the 'breast cancer gap' between rich and poor in Ireland Comfort The Afflicted

The stark truth about the 'breast cancer gap' between rich and poor in Ireland

The inability of women to take time off for treatment is part of the problem.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses slam HSE over 78 jobs left unfilled - all at just ONE Irish hospital No Progress

Nurses slam HSE over 78 jobs left unfilled - all at just ONE Irish hospital

The INMO says Cork University Hospital continues to operate at almost full capacity.

From TheJournal.ie Wii Fit Plus doesn't help vertigo sufferers, but it's still a lot of fun BALANCING ACT

Wii Fit Plus doesn't help vertigo sufferers, but it's still a lot of fun

71 patients with balance issues related to illness found no further improvement by the use of virtual reality.

From TheJournal.ie Fire inside Mayo General Hospital may have been caused by someone smoking Mayo

Fire inside Mayo General Hospital may have been caused by someone smoking

Leo Varadkar has asked for a full report into the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Mass recalls of colonoscopy patients reveals further cancer risk with patients Wexford General Hospital

Mass recalls of colonoscopy patients reveals further cancer risk with patients

Surgeon with the hospital, Kenneth Mealy, said that “issues have arisen in a small number of patients”.

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