National hospital patient survey shows need for improvementsMon, 11 Dec 2017 12:06:39 GMTRTE NewsThe survey involved 40 hospitals The results of a new national hospital patient survey have found that 49% of inpatients could not always find a member of staff to talk to about their worries or fears. Also 36% of patients said they were not involved as much as they would have liked to have been in decisions about their care. Only 30% of patients said they were admitted to a ward within the target waiting time of six hours ...
The results of Ireland s first ever national survey of patients experiences in hospital launchedMon, 11 Dec 2017 11:06:37 GMTHealth Service ExecutiveMonday 11 December 2017 The results of the first-ever National Patient Experience Survey have been launched today by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and Minister for Health Simon Harris TD in Dublin. Welcoming the survey, the Taoiseach said: “We are constantly striving to improve our health service, so it is important that we have an accurate picture of the average patient's experience ...
Young Kildare stroke survivors back launch of new support networkWed, 6 Dec 2017 17:29:12 GMTLeinster LeaderBrothers William and Adam Burke, Kildare A new online support network for working age stroke survivors (under 65’s) has been launched by the Irish Heart Foundation in response to a major upsurge in younger stroke in Ireland. A national gathering in Croke Park on November 27 to launch the network was attended by many young stroke survivors across the country including Kildare’s George Byrne, Caroline Donegan and brothers William and Adam Burke ...
EUR 4 million haemophilia project announcedWed, 6 Dec 2017 11:05:11 GMTIrish Medical NewsA new major €4 million, patient-orientated study entitled: “The Irish Personalised Approach to the Treatment of Haemophilia (iPATH)” was announced on Monday (4 th December) by the RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons Ireland), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and Shire, in partnership with the Irish Haemophilia Society ...
EUR 4m haemophilia treatment study to be launchedMon, 4 Dec 2017 11:47:52 GMTRTE NewsStudy is open to children and adults with moderate to severe haemophilia A €4 million four-year long study that aims to develop personalised treatments for people with haemophilia will be launched today. Currently those who suffer from the inherited bleeding disorder, which stops the blood from clotting properly, are all treated with the same treatments ...
Roadmap for out of hours access to mental health services unpublished nine months after ministers announcementMon, 4 Dec 2017 06:49:01 GMTIrish IndependentA much-heralded “roadmap” for improved access to mental health services has yet to be published, nine months after it was first promised by the Government. In February, then Minister for State with responsibility for mental health, Helen McEntee, confirmed work was “underway on a roadmap for improved out-of-hours access to mental health services” ...
HPV vaccine uptake increases following information campaignSun, 3 Dec 2017 16:48:30 GMTIrish TimesHSE say the figures represent success of tackling “misinformation” around vaccine Uptake of the cervical cancer vaccine has increased from 50 to 61 per cent this year following a large drop in the number of young girls availing of it. In the 2014/15 school year 87 per cent of girls aged 12 to 13 received the vaccine but this fell sharply to 50 per cent last year ...
New heart drug becomes available to patientsFri, 1 Dec 2017 11:29:12 GMTIrish TimesHSE will reimburse the costs of Entresto to treat adults with chronic heart failure A drug to treat adults with chronic heart failure will become available to suitable patients in Ireland from Friday. A drug to treat adults with chronic heart failure will become available to suitable patients in from Friday. The HSE will reimburse the cost of the drug, Entresto, from December 1st. About 20,000 adults in Ireland suffer from chronic, symptomatic heart failure ...
Minister for Health and Minister for Health Promotion mark World AIDS DayFri, 1 Dec 2017 09:40:28 GMTDepartment of Health1.12.2017 The Minister for Health, Simon Harris and the Minister for Health Promotion, Catherine Byrne have said that increased education, awareness, prevention, testing and treatment are needed if we are to meet the challenges of HIV. The Ministers were speaking on World AIDS Day ...
Groundbreaking anti HIV drug available on prescription in Ireland from todayFri, 1 Dec 2017 08:14:52 GMTIrish ExaminerA groundbreaking anti-HIV drug is being made available on prescription in Ireland from today. Campaigners had been calling for months for the HSE to bring the drug known as PrEP to Ireland. On World AIDS Day, the Taoiseach has tweeted to say the breakthrough preventative treatment is now available. Today is#WorldAIDSDay2017 From [email protected]#PrEP will be available in Ireland. Proven to reduce transmission of HIV ...
HSE launches new Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Model of CareThu, 30 Nov 2017 14:25:29 GMTHealth Service ExecutiveThe Minister of State at the Department of Health with special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People, Mr Jim Daly, TD, has today, Thursday, November 30th, launched the new HSE Model of Care for Specialist Perinatal Mental Health in Ireland. Recognising the importance of Perinatal Mental Health, the HSE placed a particular focus on the development of a distinct model of care over the past year. A national working group chaired by Dr ...
HSE to brief Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care on A Vision for ChangeWed, 29 Nov 2017 15:27:31 GMTHouses of the Oireachtas (Press Releases)Officials from the HSE will appear before the Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care tomorrow to provide an update on the implementation of ‘A Vision for Change ...
Good news for pregnant women in Cavan and MonaghanTue, 28 Nov 2017 13:34:21 GMTNorthern Sound RadioThere’s good news for pregnant women in Cavan and Monaghan. The RCSI Hospital group has confirmed that the much anticipated anomaly scanning service has commenced at Cavan General Hospital. Anomaly scans, which are also known as a mid-pregnancy scans, check that the baby is developing normally. Up until now, women attending Cavan were referred to the Dublin Maternity Hospital for the scan, or had to seek one privately ...
Significant update in National Pandemic Influenza Plan expectedMon, 27 Nov 2017 04:34:01 GMTMedical IndependentThe National Pandemic Influenza Plan will be “updated in due course” this newspaper has been told. The Department of Health has told the MI ) that a whole series of recent developments will impact this update, including recent decisions from the EU, Ireland’s response to Ebola and the final recommendations of the Pandemic Review Group. A spokesperson did not give a date for when these updates are expected to be made ...
Outbreak of winter vomiting bug at UHLSun, 26 Nov 2017 17:27:12 GMTLive95FM (Limerick)The HSE is urging people to avoid attending the emergency department at University Hospital Limerick today unless absolutely necessary. There's been an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug at UHL, while the hospital is also experiencing a high number of patients. People are being asked to instead visit their GP or attend the local injuries units at St. John's, Ennis or Nenagh ...
Call to speed up plans for fetal abnormality scansSat, 25 Nov 2017 00:13:42 GMTIrish ExaminerPlans to routinely offer all pregnant women a scan to detect fetal abnormalities should not take years to implement, a leading obstetrician has said. Dr Keelin O’Donoghue of Cork University Maternity Hospital said universal access to anomaly scans could be provided in Cork quite quickly with “a small amount of resource”. Dr O’Donoghue said in CUMH about 70% of women have access to both a dating and an anomaly scan ...
Smile week for mental healthSat, 25 Nov 2017 00:07:21 GMTIrish IndependentSt. Angela's College promotes wellbeing As exam season fast approaches students using St. Angela's College library may be pleasantly surprised to find a note wishing them luck tucked into a course book. That's just one of the many Random Acts of Kindness you might happen across at the Lough Gill Campus ...
Minister Finian McGrath announces EUR 4.5m fund to reform disability servicesFri, 24 Nov 2017 10:13:05 GMTDepartment of HealthMinister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath TD, today announced a €4.5m fund to support the reform of disability services. The Minister said, “This Government’s objective is to deliver disability services that are person –centred, putting those who need supports at the centre of all our activities ...
National Public Health Emergency Team on CPE held their fourth meeting todayFri, 24 Nov 2017 09:53:20 GMTDepartment of Health24.11.2017 The National Public Health Emergency Team on Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) held their fourth meeting today, 23 November 2017. The HSE’s National Clinical Lead for HCAI and AMR, Professor Martin Cormican presented the latest CPE figures from the National CPE Reference Laboratory. The group discussed, the threefold increase in the number of cases of CPE reported in Ireland since 2014 ...