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From TheJournal.ie European health ministers convene special meeting over coronavirus outbreak Crisis

European health ministers convene special meeting over coronavirus outbreak

The death toll worldwide has reached more than 1,300 in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael promises to cap hospital parking at €10 per day, SF says fees should be scrapped altogether Campaign Pledges

Fine Gael promises to cap hospital parking at €10 per day, SF says fees should be scrapped altogether

Public hospitals earned just over €11.7 million from car parking fees last year.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are there 1,000 more GPs in Ireland than five years ago? General Practice

FactCheck: Are there 1,000 more GPs in Ireland than five years ago?

Minister Regina Doherty made the claim during a recent interview.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-abortion protests at hospitals: How have other countries handled them and what's the way forward here? Opinion

Anti-abortion protests at hospitals: How have other countries handled them and what's the way forward here?

The problem with drawing up legislation on exclusion zones is that there are competing rights involved, writes lecturer in constitutional law Dr Laura Cahillane.

From TheJournal.ie 'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous' Simon Harris

'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'

A survey of over 15,500 schoolchildren in Ireland explored their relationship with alcohol, smoking, sex, food and exercise.

From TheJournal.ie 'This government's race is firmly ran': Independent TDs plan no-confidence motion in Simon Harris Election 2020

'This government's race is firmly ran': Independent TDs plan no-confidence motion in Simon Harris

The Minister for Health responded to the no-confidence threat with: “I don’t have any confidence in Michael Collins, we don’t agree on much.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Not realistic': Free GP care for under 13s questioned by medical group Healthcare

'Not realistic': Free GP care for under 13s questioned by medical group

Six and seven-year-olds would receive free care from this year under proposed legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Menthol cigarettes will be banned in Ireland from May PROHIBITED

Menthol cigarettes will be banned in Ireland from May

Minister Harris says there is evidence that menthol flavoured cigarettes may be more addictive.

From TheJournal.ie Any change to pub opening hours would need to be considered 'very, very carefully', says minister Opening Hours

Any change to pub opening hours would need to be considered 'very, very carefully', says minister

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said nightclub and pub opening hours need to be reformed and brought more in line with other cities in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Flu season to last another five weeks, HSE warns Wrap Up

Flu season to last another five weeks, HSE warns

There has been a marked increase in flu presentations in comparison to last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'How dare you': Minister slams protesters who demonstrated outside the National Maternity Hospital Exclusion Zones

'How dare you': Minister slams protesters who demonstrated outside the National Maternity Hospital

Simon Harris said the protests held outside Holles Street yesterday were ‘sickening’.

From TheJournal.ie HSE can't 'willy-nilly' hire whoever they want, Harris says Overcrowding

HSE can't 'willy-nilly' hire whoever they want, Harris says

The government has repeatedly said a recruitment freeze is not in operation.

From TheJournal.ie 'Second class citizens': Harris warned of the impact endometriosis is having on women's health Letters To Harris

'Second class citizens': Harris warned of the impact endometriosis is having on women's health

More than a dozen women told Harris of the devastating impact the condition has had on their lives.

From TheJournal.ie Senior gynaecologist at the Coombe appointed clinical lead of HSE abortion services HSE

Senior gynaecologist at the Coombe appointed clinical lead of HSE abortion services

Health Minister Simon Harris welcomed the appointment as the next step in providing termination of pregnancy services.

From TheJournal.ie Tullamore parish apologises after Facebook post said IVF treatment was 'incompatible' with Catholic faith Hurtful

Tullamore parish apologises after Facebook post said IVF treatment was 'incompatible' with Catholic faith

Harris said he could not get his head around the comments.

From TheJournal.ie 'Significant' increase in the number of over-75s attending emergency departments Flu Season

'Significant' increase in the number of over-75s attending emergency departments

There has been marked increase in general in the number of people attending EDs and being admitted to hospital compared to the same time last year.

From TheJournal.ie There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter Flu Season

There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter

“200 more people a day tend an Emergency Department now than when I became Minister for Health,” Harris claimed today.

From TheJournal.ie Over 100 people are expected to die of the flu this season Health Minister

Over 100 people are expected to die of the flu this season

Half of those attending Emergency Departments have the flu or are presenting with flu-like symptoms.

From TheJournal.ie Health minister asks media outlets not to use Drinkaware information Alcohol

Health minister asks media outlets not to use Drinkaware information

Drinkaware is funded by the drinks industry and Harris asked media organisations to use HSE information.

From TheJournal.ie Life expectancy: Gap narrows between Irish men and women (but both are living longer than before) Old Age

Life expectancy: Gap narrows between Irish men and women (but both are living longer than before)

The increase is attributed to reductions in major causes of death.

From TheJournal.ie HSE recruitment freeze: 'Do I need to go back to Australia where I am appreciated and snapped up?' In Limbo

HSE recruitment freeze: 'Do I need to go back to Australia where I am appreciated and snapped up?'

Irate healthcare workers have been contacting Minister Simon Harris all year about their fears over the ongoing recruitment embargo.

From TheJournal.ie Package of health support for former residents of Mother and Baby Homes announced SUPPORTS

Package of health support for former residents of Mother and Baby Homes announced

The report was submitted and discussed in Cabinet yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: When will IVF treatment be provided through the Irish public health service? Infertility

Explainer: When will IVF treatment be provided through the Irish public health service?

New fertility hubs will be open next year, with IVF available in 2021.

From TheJournal.ie Removing Verona Murphy from Fine Gael election ticket 'looking better by the moment', says Harris Fine Gael

Removing Verona Murphy from Fine Gael election ticket 'looking better by the moment', says Harris

Murphy has been removed from the Fine Gael general election ticket, the party said yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie €2 million in funding for IVF and fertility treatment set to be announced by government Infertility

€2 million in funding for IVF and fertility treatment set to be announced by government

One course of IVF treatment can cost between €4,000 and €4,500.

From TheJournal.ie HSE consultants will be offered €250k wage if they focus 100% on public work and drop private practice Health Service Reform

HSE consultants will be offered €250k wage if they focus 100% on public work and drop private practice

The new contract for consultant doctors offers increased pay levels of up to €222,460, rising further to €252,150 by July 2022.

From TheJournal.ie The HSE has €1.4 billion more to spend on healthcare in 2020 Health Service

The HSE has €1.4 billion more to spend on healthcare in 2020

In total, it has €17.4 billion – a 6.3% increase in funding compared to 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Hospitals granted 190 extra beds in bid to tackle winter pressure Emergency Departments

Hospitals granted 190 extra beds in bid to tackle winter pressure

An initial tranche of 83 beds have been approved for opening.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote Ge 2020

Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote

Opposition members are understood to be considering tabling a motion of no confidence against the health minister in the new year.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're on to you': Harris says flavoured e-cigarettes target children and he wants them banned Vaping

'We're on to you': Harris says flavoured e-cigarettes target children and he wants them banned

Some vaping packaging is trying to make it attractive to children, according to the health minister.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris says former TD Dara Murphy should pay back some of his expenses Expenses

Simon Harris says former TD Dara Murphy should pay back some of his expenses

Questions still hang over who will carry out the review into Murphy’s expense claims.

From TheJournal.ie Wording was 'a bit off, to put it midly' on hospital posters for cash prizes, says Harris St James's Hospital

Wording was 'a bit off, to put it midly' on hospital posters for cash prizes, says Harris

St James’s Hospital has been advertising prizes for wards that discharge patients before 11am.

From TheJournal.ie Patient Safety Bill put forward by Simon Harris has been approved by Cabinet Patient Safety Bill

Patient Safety Bill put forward by Simon Harris has been approved by Cabinet

This Bill would make it mandatory for the health service provider to put forward information on incidents of patient safety.

From TheJournal.ie Two medicinal cannabis products approved for use in Ireland Medicinal Cannabis

Two medicinal cannabis products approved for use in Ireland

It is hoped it will only be a matter of weeks before patients can use the products.

From TheJournal.ie There have been over 470 new diagnoses of HIV in Ireland so far this year World Aids Day

There have been over 470 new diagnoses of HIV in Ireland so far this year

Today, 1 December, marks World AIDS Day 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation Simon Harris

Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation

Minister for Health Simon Harris met with Facebook, Google and Twitter today.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors say criminal sanctions in new open disclosure law will 'generate fear' Mandatory

Doctors say criminal sanctions in new open disclosure law will 'generate fear'

Healthcare providers will have a duty to disclose serious patient safety incidents and failure to comply could result in a fine or imprisonment.

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 Simon Harris: Injecting centres do not legitimise drug use - if we're serious about tackling addiction we must establish one Supervised Injecting

Simon Harris: Injecting centres do not legitimise drug use - if we're serious about tackling addiction we must establish one

The Minister for Health says that the government must and will shoulder its responsibilities in this area.

From TheJournal.ie 'You don't know what's in them': Warning against buying medicines on the internet as over 350,000 pills seized Buying Online

'You don't know what's in them': Warning against buying medicines on the internet as over 350,000 pills seized

There has been a steady decline in the number of medicines seized in the last three years.

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