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#Primary Care

From TheJournal.ie 'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death' Common Ground

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'

The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.

From TheJournal.ie Technical issue stopping people applying for medical cards BACKLOG

Technical issue stopping people applying for medical cards

A backlog is expected once the issue is resolved.

From TheJournal.ie Staff taken off-duty after "concerns" at Tipperary disability unit Primary Care

Staff taken off-duty after "concerns" at Tipperary disability unit

Minister Kathleen Lynch says she expected such concerns to be raised following the Áras Attracta case.

From TheJournal.ie Three quarters of Irish people want to die at home Death

Three quarters of Irish people want to die at home

Most people would like their condition managed by pain medication though almost three-quarters have not written any kind of care directive or given an indication of what they want to family members.

From TheJournal.ie Róisín Shortall: I'm surprised the 'very inexperienced' James Reilly wasn't sacked Health This post contains videos

Róisín Shortall: I'm surprised the 'very inexperienced' James Reilly wasn't sacked

The former junior health minister also says she could have worked with new minister Leo Varadkar.

From TheJournal.ie It's a start: Doctors agree to 'talks about talks' with Minister Tensions

It's a start: Doctors agree to 'talks about talks' with Minister

The Irish Medical Organisation and Alex White will sit down about the plan to give free GP care to children under six.

From TheJournal.ie 'We can't go anywhere without a conversation': Alex White wants agreement with the IMO Doctors

'We can't go anywhere without a conversation': Alex White wants agreement with the IMO

White said the €37 million earmarked for the under sixes scheme was agreed in the Budget.

From TheJournal.ie Competition Authority warns GPs against withdrawal from Primary Care Teams Doctors

Competition Authority warns GPs against withdrawal from Primary Care Teams

The authority has told the Irish Medical Organisation that any refusal to join Government-run health teams would break European law.

From TheJournal.ie Shortall speaks out as 72,000 wait on primary care waiting lists Primary Care

Shortall speaks out as 72,000 wait on primary care waiting lists

The former junior minister responsible for primary care says the recruitment budget is being gobbled up by overspending.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Last year's multi-million euro underspend in mental health is unacceptable Opinion

Column: Last year's multi-million euro underspend in mental health is unacceptable

In a year when many families and communities lost a child or young person to suicide, it makes no sense that €29 million pledged to be spent on mental health was not used, writes Tanya Ward.

From TheJournal.ie National plan to save €721 million published by HSE Cuts

National plan to save €721 million published by HSE

The plan includes an additional cut to primary care costs of €60 million, staff reductions of 4,000 and a promise to reduce waiting times.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly spokesman rejects SF claims of NAMA talks on Balbriggan site Balbriggan

Reilly spokesman rejects SF claims of NAMA talks on Balbriggan site

Sinn Féin said documents suggested James Reilly discussed the specific site earmarked for a Primary Care centre in Balbriggan during a meeting with NAMA.

From TheJournal.ie Buried news: what happened yesterday (other than Budget 2013)? Bad News Day

Buried news: what happened yesterday (other than Budget 2013)?

You may have missed these nuggets in the flurry of austerity announcements.

From TheJournal.ie Swords and Balbriggan added to primary care list night before announcement Primary Care

Swords and Balbriggan added to primary care list night before announcement

Documents obtained by Fianna Fáil show the government preparing to announce a list of 33 venues, not 35.

From TheJournal.ie FF leader calls for James Reilly's resignation because of a 'pack of lies' James Reilly

FF leader calls for James Reilly's resignation because of a 'pack of lies'

Micheál Martin has said he believes the Health Minister’s position is now untenable in the wake of further revelations about primary care centre locations.

From TheJournal.ie HSE cuts to nursing staff 'will set services back 15 years' Health

HSE cuts to nursing staff 'will set services back 15 years'

The Psychiatric Nurses Association of Ireland called the move ‘primary care in reverse’.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly discussed Balbriggan as location for primary care centre with NAMA Reilly

Reilly discussed Balbriggan as location for primary care centre with NAMA

The Health Minister insisted that “no specific address was mentioned” in discussions with NAMA in April of this year regarding the controversial issue of locations for primary care centres.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly won't be forced to give more details on primary care criteria Primary Care

Reilly won't be forced to give more details on primary care criteria

The Ceann Comhairle says James Reilly has fulfilled his Dáil obligations to answer questions from Sinn Féin.

From TheJournal.ie ‘No ministerial involvement’ in selecting primary care sites – Gilmore Leaders' Questions

‘No ministerial involvement’ in selecting primary care sites – Gilmore

The Tánaiste says locating individual sites in towns put forward for primary centres was done by the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly insists he had ‘no hand, act or part’ in choice of Balbriggan site Reilly

Reilly insists he had ‘no hand, act or part’ in choice of Balbriggan site

The Health Minister faced more questions about the selection of two sites in his constituency for proposed primary care centres in the Dáil this afternoon

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Troika forced Ireland into repaying €1bn AIB bond - Quinn Leaders' Questions

Troika forced Ireland into repaying €1bn AIB bond - Quinn

Ruairí Quinn says the Troika are the only people who will affordably lend to Ireland – so what they say goes.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly: I'm not a bully, nothing inappropriate over primary care sites Reilly

Reilly: I'm not a bully, nothing inappropriate over primary care sites

The Health Minister gave a strong defence of his conduct in relation to the selection of sites for primary care centres, two of which are in his constituency.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly to give Dáil explanation over primary care centres today Primary Care

Reilly to give Dáil explanation over primary care centres today

The Ceann Comhairle has permitted a ‘private notice question’ to be tabled by Sinn Féin for discussion later this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet has not discussed possible child benefit cut - Kenny Leaders' Questions

Cabinet has not discussed possible child benefit cut - Kenny

Enda Kenny says a report outlining a possible ‘two tier’ child benefit system have not yet been brought to cabinet.

From TheJournal.ie FF tries little-known Dáil procedure to seek primary care explanation Primary Care

FF tries little-known Dáil procedure to seek primary care explanation

Fianna Fáil has tabled a “special notice question”, seeking an urgent explanation from James Reilly on his selection criteria.

From TheJournal.ie Shortall says reforms were "blocked" by Reilly Roisin Shortall

Shortall says reforms were "blocked" by Reilly

The former minister of state said her resignation was coming for some time.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: James Reilly explains his decision on primary care centres Primary Care

VIDEO: James Reilly explains his decision on primary care centres

The Minister for Health seeks to turn the tables – suggesting Róisín Shortall had used strange criteria to rank potential venues.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly welcomes Alex White appointment, thanks Shortall for 'hard work' Changes

Reilly welcomes Alex White appointment, thanks Shortall for 'hard work'

The Health Minister has commented on the news that Alex White will replace the departed Róisín Shortall who Reilly thanked for her ‘hard work’.

From TheJournal.ie Alex White to replace Shortall as junior health minister Appointments

Alex White to replace Shortall as junior health minister

The Dublin South TD will be nominated to fill the vacant junior ministerial position at the Department of Health next week.

From TheJournal.ie Burton 'saddened' to see Shortall go - but affirms confidence in Reilly Leaders' Questions

Burton 'saddened' to see Shortall go - but affirms confidence in Reilly

The Minister for Social Protection says every member of government “has confidence in every other minister”.

From TheJournal.ie In full: James Reilly's letter to Róisín Shortall about Primary Care centres Shortall

In full: James Reilly's letter to Róisín Shortall about Primary Care centres

The letter was released last night and details Reilly’s explanation for expanding the lost of 20 sites for proposed primary care centres to 35, an issue which has in part led to Shortall’s resignation.

From TheJournal.ie James Reilly on Shortall's departure: 'Pressure's only for tyres' Resigned

James Reilly on Shortall's departure: 'Pressure's only for tyres'

The Minister for Health showed little disappointment at Róisín Shortall’s resignation – who the Labour chairman said had the full support of party leadership.

From TheJournal.ie Róisín Shortall resigns as Primary Care Minister Resignation

Róisín Shortall resigns as Primary Care Minister

The Labour Party TD’s decision follows a much-publicised dispute with the Health Minister James Reilly. She has also resigned the Labour Party whip.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly and Shortall meet to discuss primary care centres Health

Reilly and Shortall meet to discuss primary care centres

Last week, Minister Reilly had to defend his decision to consider two of his constituency towns for new primary care units.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar admits Reilly move on care centres 'like stroke politics' Ministerial Row

Varadkar admits Reilly move on care centres 'like stroke politics'

The transport minister tells The Week in Politics that James Reilly’s amendment of the list for primary care centres does look suspicious.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Reilly defends decision to consider constituency towns for new health units Primary Care

Reilly defends decision to consider constituency towns for new health units

James Reilly added Swords and Balbriggan – both in his constituency – to a list of venues being considered for primary care centres.

From TheJournal.ie 35 towns to compete for 20 new primary care facilities Stimulus

35 towns to compete for 20 new primary care facilities

There’s money to build two bundles of 10 facilities – but 35 towns are in the running, so there’ll be a competition.

From TheJournal.ie Disused garda stations to be used as primary health care facilities - Minister Primary Care

Disused garda stations to be used as primary health care facilities - Minister

An application for a €50 million annual building allocation for primary care centres will be made, says the Minister of State for Primary Care Róisin Shorthall.

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