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Patients have just days to respond to letters
Patients have just days to respond to letters

Patients have just days to respond to letters

Patients who have endured gruelling delays to see a specialist - sometimes lasting years - are only getting seven to 14 days to respond to a hospital letter asking if they want to remain o...
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Toddlers suffering from E.coli bug as crèche is closed
Toddlers suffering from E.coli bug as crèche is closed

Toddlers suffering from E.coli bug as crèche is closed

A créche has been forced to close as two children were hospitalised following an E.coli outbreak....
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Husband of tragic Malak denied notice party request
Husband of tragic Malak denied notice party request

Husband of tragic Malak denied notice party request

The husband of Malak Thawley, who died during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy, has lost his bid to be joined as a notice party to proceedings by the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) aime...
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Man with tumour in eye is three years on waiting list to see specialist
Man with tumour in eye is three years on waiting list to see specialist

Man with tumour in eye is three years on waiting list to see specialist

A man with a growing tumour in his eye has been waiting three-and-a-half years to see a specialist, highlighting the worrying long delays endured by hundreds of thousands of public patient...
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 02:30:00
GPs hit out at HSE for 'manipulation' of waiting lists
GPs hit out at HSE for 'manipulation' of waiting lists

GPs hit out at HSE for 'manipulation' of waiting lists

Doctors have accused the HSE of attempting to manipulate waiting lists and causing people to lose their place for treatment....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:30:00
Offer of extra tests is extended by CervicalCheck
Offer of extra tests is extended by CervicalCheck

Offer of extra tests is extended by CervicalCheck

Women who want to avail of additional smear tests, outside their normal schedule, are to be offered free screening until the end of the year....
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Talc maker told to pay €4bn after claims of cancer
Talc maker told to pay €4bn after claims of cancer

Talc maker told to pay €4bn after claims of cancer

The maker of a popular talcum powder sold in Ireland has defended its safety after a US court ordered it to pay $4.7bn (€4bn) to a group of 22 women who alleged the product caused their ov...
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Talks with GPs hit roadblock - posing an early headache for Sláintecare chief
Talks with GPs hit roadblock - posing an early headache for Sláintecare chief

Talks with GPs hit roadblock - posing an early headache for Sláintecare chief

Talks on a new contract with GPs, which is key to transforming the way the health service delivers care, appear to have hit another roadblock....
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Outpatient delays worsen, but still no action plan
Outpatient delays worsen, but still no action plan

Outpatient delays worsen, but still no action plan

The number of patients enduring the longest delays of more than 18 months to see a specialist in an outpatient clinic has reached a new record, with more than 80,000 now in the queue for t...
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Patient lists for treatment in hospitals set to double as letters sent out to GPs
Patient lists for treatment in hospitals set to double as letters sent out to GPs

Patient lists for treatment in hospitals set to double as letters sent out to GPs

Patients referred for treatment at hospitals could see waiting times double as GPs are told their patients have been removed from waiting lists and need to be reinstated....
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:14:21
10-point plan is unveiled to tackle the waiting lists for children with scoliosis
10-point plan is unveiled to tackle the waiting lists for children with scoliosis

10-point plan is unveiled to tackle the waiting lists for children with scoliosis

A 10-point plan to further reduce the waiting lists of children needing surgery for the severe spinal condition scoliosis will see two surgeons focus exclusively on these cases at the end ...
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 02:30:00
'Bertie Bowl' executive will earn €777,000 to lead health overhaul
'Bertie Bowl' executive will earn €777,000 to lead health overhaul

'Bertie Bowl' executive will earn €777,000 to lead health overhaul

A key figure in the ill-fated 'Bertie Bowl' who has been chosen to drive forward the plan to overhaul the health service will earn more than €777,100 during her five-year term....
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Another 'dent in confidence' amid 17 more cervical cancer claims
Another 'dent in confidence' amid 17 more cervical cancer claims

Another 'dent in confidence' amid 17 more cervical cancer claims

Seventeen additional legal actions over cervical cancer have been revealed in what has been described as another "dent in confidence" in the health system....
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 02:30:00
263 given shock therapy
263 given shock therapy

263 given shock therapy

The numbers of psychiatric patients receiving electric shock therapy remains consistent, despite the introduction of rules safeguarding those who do not give their consent....
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Ten-point plan to tackle scoliosis waiting lists will see 20 more staff hired
Ten-point plan to tackle scoliosis waiting lists will see 20 more staff hired

Ten-point plan to tackle scoliosis waiting lists will see 20 more staff hired

A new ten-point plan to tackle the ongoing waiting lists endured by children with scoliosis will see the hiring of twenty extra staff....
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 20:56:30
Taoiseach announces Laura Magahy to oversee 'Slaintecare' plan to overhaul health service
Taoiseach announces Laura Magahy to oversee 'Slaintecare' plan to overhaul health service

Taoiseach announces Laura Magahy to oversee 'Slaintecare' plan to overhaul health service

A leading light of the Celtic Tiger era, who was a key figure in the ill-fated ‘Bertie Bowl,’ has been chosen to take charge of the plan to transform the Irish health service....
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:07:18
'Ban school vending machines to combat obesity' - report
'Ban school vending machines to combat obesity' - report

'Ban school vending machines to combat obesity' - report

Vending machines selling unhealthy drinks and snacks should be banned from schools to help combat childhood obesity, the Oireachtas Education Committee recommends in a new report....
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Trolley crisis 'will get worse'
Trolley crisis 'will get worse'

Trolley crisis 'will get worse'

The "dehumanising" conditions endured by patients in A&E departments are in danger of getting worse next winter, doctors and nurses have warned....
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 02:30:00
'This is unacceptable' - bereaved husband hits out at bid to cap cancer victims' costs
'This is unacceptable' - bereaved husband hits out at bid to cap cancer victims' costs

'This is unacceptable' - bereaved husband hits out at bid to cap cancer victims' costs

A widower whose wife died of cancer has said the capping of expenses to victims of the CervicalCheck scandal is "unacceptable"....
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Doctors want a set number of GPs to provide abortions
Doctors want a set number of GPs to provide abortions

Doctors want a set number of GPs to provide abortions

A specific number of trained and experienced GPs, rather than a widespread group, could be established to provide medical abortions, a doctors' leader has urged....
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Government puts cap on expenses payouts to victims of cancer scandal
Government puts cap on expenses payouts to victims of cancer scandal

Government puts cap on expenses payouts to victims of cancer scandal

Women and bereaved families who are the victims of the CervicalCheck scandal are having their expenses package promised by the Government capped, it emerged yesterday....
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Healthy children were among the 222 killed by flu in winter season
Healthy children were among the 222 killed by flu in winter season

Healthy children were among the 222 killed by flu in winter season

A number of healthy children who had no underlying illnesses died from flu over the winter months, it was revealed yesterday....
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Naughten bids to keep dementia centre open in his constituency
Naughten bids to keep dementia centre open in his constituency

Naughten bids to keep dementia centre open in his constituency

A deal is being negotiated to retain a health unit in a Government minister's constituency despite concerns expressed by the HSE....
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Newest smear test 'could save many more women from cancer'
Newest smear test 'could save many more women from cancer'

Newest smear test 'could save many more women from cancer'

The introduction of more advanced smear testing has the potential to spare women in Ireland from going on to develop cervical cancer or dying of the disease, an international expert has sa...
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 02:30:00
More than seven in ten recently recruited hospital consultants considering resigning over pay gap
More than seven in ten recently recruited hospital consultants considering resigning over pay gap

More than seven in ten recently recruited hospital consultants considering resigning over pay gap

More than seven in ten recently recruited hospital consultants warn they will consider resigning if the lower salary they are getting is not addressed....
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 09:02:55
 
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