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Hiqa chair denies Fair Deal meeting was 'conflict of interest'
Hiqa chair denies Fair Deal meeting was 'conflict of interest'

Hiqa chair denies Fair Deal meeting was 'conflict of interest'

The chairman of the country's patient safety watchdog told private nursing home owners at a "secret meeting" that they should appeal the fees they were offered by the State to care for Fai...
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:30:00
More staff needed to roll out pregnancy scans at 20 weeks
More staff needed to roll out pregnancy scans at 20 weeks

More staff needed to roll out pregnancy scans at 20 weeks

All pregnant women should be offered a 20-week anomaly scan next year - but this is dependent on getting enough specialist staff to take up jobs, it has emerged....
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:30:00
'The State will fund abortions if people vote for change' - Harris
'The State will fund abortions if people vote for change' - Harris

'The State will fund abortions if people vote for change' - Harris

The State will fund abortions in public hospitals if the law changes regarding termination of pregnancies, Health Minister Simon Harris has said....
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Nursing homes turn down PAC invite
Nursing homes turn down PAC invite

Nursing homes turn down PAC invite

The organisation for private nursing homes has rejected a call to appear before the Public Accounts Committee today to answer questions about a confidential meeting where a potential boyco...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:30:00
HSE gives go-ahead to €40m A&E at Beaumont
HSE gives go-ahead to €40m A&E at Beaumont

HSE gives go-ahead to €40m A&E at Beaumont

A new €40m A&E has finally been approved for Beaumont Hospital, the Irish Independent can reveal....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Competition watchdog begins examination of private nursing home sector
Competition watchdog begins examination of private nursing home sector

Competition watchdog begins examination of private nursing home sector

The country’s competition watchdog has started an examination of the private nursing home sector....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:51:28
Exercise can reduce need for care of older people, says study
Exercise can reduce need for care of older people, says study

Exercise can reduce need for care of older people, says study

A concerted effort to encourage older people to keep active can help them live more independently and reduce the need for social care, a new report says today....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:30:00
10,000 patients in the dark on treatment after cancellations
10,000 patients in the dark on treatment after cancellations

10,000 patients in the dark on treatment after cancellations

Around 10,000 people whose hospital outpatient appointments were cancelled due to Hurricane Ophelia on Monday may have to wait weeks to get a re-scheduled date....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Unmarried gay and heterosexual couples can now adopt a child
Unmarried gay and heterosexual couples can now adopt a child

Unmarried gay and heterosexual couples can now adopt a child

Gay and heterosexual couples who have been living together for at least three years or gay couples who are in a civil partnership will be able to apply to adopt a child from tomorrow....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Male patients more likely to die if they get blood given by woman who has been pregnant
Male patients more likely to die if they get blood given by woman who has been pregnant

Male patients more likely to die if they get blood given by woman who has been pregnant

Male hospital patients receiving blood are more likely to die if they get it from a woman donor who has been pregnant, a study suggests....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:30:00
All hospital outpatient appointments cancelled for Monday
All hospital outpatient appointments cancelled for Monday

All hospital outpatient appointments cancelled for Monday

All outpatient hospital appointments have been cancelled for Monday, the HSE has confirmed....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 21:45:50
'Sometimes we think of ending it all — we are terribly weary of fighting'
'Sometimes we think of ending it all — we are terribly weary of fighting'

'Sometimes we think of ending it all — we are terribly weary of fighting'

‘I woke at seven this morning, and I was crying. I’m depressed and feel utterly hopeless. That often happens. Sometimes we think of ending it all; we are so terribly weary of fighting.” Th...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 07:25:24
We face the reality every day -we know why change is needed
We face the reality every day -we know why change is needed

We face the reality every day -we know why change is needed

In considering the clinical impact of the Eighth Amendment, it is important to define and understand what is meant by termination of pregnancy, defined as the "intentional procurement of m...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:06:05
Boom in demand for Botox and lip-fillers
Boom in demand for Botox and lip-fillers

Boom in demand for Botox and lip-fillers

Ireland will need more plastic surgeons and cosmetics specialists to cope with a booming demand for Botox injections and lip-filling procedures, new research has found....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:07:37
HSE overtime bill soars to €5m a week
HSE overtime bill soars to €5m a week

HSE overtime bill soars to €5m a week

The health service overtime bill now stands at more than €5m a week - with one doctor topping up his basic pay by €66,000....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Extra stocks of flu jab ordered amid fears of winter epidemic
Extra stocks of flu jab ordered amid fears of winter epidemic

Extra stocks of flu jab ordered amid fears of winter epidemic

Additional stocks of the seasonal flu vaccine have been ordered by the HSE amid mounting fears of an epidemic this winter....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Sugar tactics: Irish children targeted on social media by sugar giants
Sugar tactics: Irish children targeted on social media by sugar giants

Sugar tactics: Irish children targeted on social media by sugar giants

Dr Donal O'Shea is the modern day hero taking on the sugar giants. It is a long and arduous battle that has taken years to yield even the slightest results....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Flu vaccine is only 40-60pc effective this winter as epidemic looms
Flu vaccine is only 40-60pc effective this winter as epidemic looms

Flu vaccine is only 40-60pc effective this winter as epidemic looms

The flu jab only provides limited protection for older people against the virus - raising new fears as experts warn of a potential epidemic this winter....
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Nursing home fees 'impoverish' elderly, Ombudsman warns
Nursing home fees 'impoverish' elderly, Ombudsman warns

Nursing home fees 'impoverish' elderly, Ombudsman warns

Elderly people are being left financially "impoverished" because of the additional charges they are forced to pay in private nursing homes, Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has warned....
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Just 13 more nurses in HSE despite recruitment pledge
Just 13 more nurses in HSE despite recruitment pledge

Just 13 more nurses in HSE despite recruitment pledge

There was a net increase of just 13 nurses in the health service by August - despite a pledge to recruit 1,224 more full-time staff this year....
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 02:30:00
'Ten years on, how could you say anything has improved?' - heartbroken widower of brave Susie Long
'Ten years on, how could you say anything has improved?' - heartbroken widower of brave Susie Long

'Ten years on, how could you say anything has improved?' - heartbroken widower of brave Susie Long

A decade on from the death of healthcare campaigner Susie Long, her heartbroken widower claims things haven't improved as almost 700,000 people are still on the public waiting list....
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:43:46
Now sugar tax will push up the price of a gin and tonic
Now sugar tax will push up the price of a gin and tonic

Now sugar tax will push up the price of a gin and tonic

The sugar tax is set to leave a bitter taste for pub customers who will see a rise in the price of their gin and tonic....
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Death rates 'are lower' with female surgeons
Death rates 'are lower' with female surgeons

Death rates 'are lower' with female surgeons

Patients operated on by female surgeons have slightly lower death rates than those treated by men, research suggests....
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Sugar tax adds 60c to two-litre bottle of fizzy drink
Sugar tax adds 60c to two-litre bottle of fizzy drink

Sugar tax adds 60c to two-litre bottle of fizzy drink

The tax on fizzy drinks will push up the cost of a two-litre bottle of Coca Cola from €2.40 to €3....
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Harris pledges €5m to reduce rates of obesity
Harris pledges €5m to reduce rates of obesity

Harris pledges €5m to reduce rates of obesity

Irish children are now the 58th most overweight globally and rank eighth in Europe....
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:30:00
 
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