Stunning mural highlighting haemophilia unveiled in DublinWed, 18 Apr 2018 13:07:38 ISTThe Evening EchoA stunning mural has been unveiled in Dublin to mark World Haemophilia Week and the 50th anniversary of the Irish Haemophilia Society (IHS). Contemporary artist Shane O'Malley has created the patient-inspired mural to help to raise awareness of the blood disorder and the incredible work carried out by IHS O'Malley spoke with both patients and nurses at St James's Hospital, Dublin and used the conversations to help inform his interpretation of haemophilia ...
Stunning mural highlighting haemophilia unveiled in DublinWed, 18 Apr 2018 12:48:18 ISTIrish ExaminerA stunning mural has been unveiled in Dublin to mark World Haemophilia Week and the 50th anniversary of the Irish Haemophilia Society (IHS). Contemporary artist Shane O'Malley has created the patient-inspired mural to help to raise awareness of the blood disorder and the incredible work carried out by IHS O'Malley spoke with both patients and nurses at St James's Hospital, Dublin and used the conversations to help inform his interpretation of haemophilia ...
Street art marks golden momentsTue, 17 Apr 2018 18:43:43 ISTKillarneyToday.comContemporary artist Shane O’Malley (left) with Seamus McDonald and John Stack at the street art unveiling today. Picture. Robbie Reynolds A STRIKING piece of specially-commissioned street artwork was unveiled in Dublin today to mark the golden jubilee of an organisation co-founded by a Kerryman ...
Street art unveiled to mark Irish Haemophilia Societys 50th anniversaryTue, 17 Apr 2018 11:44:37 ISTRTE NewsJohn Stack with his sons Oisin and Fionn who live with haemophilia A specially-commissioned piece of street artwork was unveiled on Macken Street in Dublin today, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Irish Haemophilia Society. The street art reflects the personal experience of patients and nurses from St James's Hospital affected by haemophilia - which is a lifelong blood clotting disorder ...
Parents urged to be viligant for signs of HIGHLY contagious illness following MAJOR outbreakMon, 9 Apr 2018 15:07:19 ISTtv3Public health experts are urging parents to be vigilant for signs of Scarlet Fever following the UK's worst outbreak of the highly-infectious illness in over 40 years. According to reports from Public Health England, there were more than15,500 cases reported in the first three months of this year alone– this is twice as many as last year. Scarlet fever is an infection that causes a blotchy, pink-red rash. It’s most common in young children but can affect people of any age ...
Measles outbreak rises to 40 casesThu, 5 Apr 2018 07:25:16 ISTIrish TimesMajority of cases in mid-west but disease has also spread to Dublin, Kildare andWicklow The recent outbreak of measles is spreading across the country, with 40 cases now confirmed by the Health Service Executive(HSE). The outbreak, which began in Limerick city in January, has worsened in recent weeks, with a further 22 possible cases of measles reported to the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre(HPSC) ...
Advances in haemophilia treatments and gene therapyThu, 5 Apr 2018 05:34:07 ISTMedical IndependentIreland has become the first country in Europe where every person with haemophilia will have access to the newest generation of haemophilia treatments – extended half-life therapies – while new novel treatments and gene therapy offer further hope for the near future, writes Mr Brian O’Mahony Recently, the World Federation of Haemophilia (WFH) and the European Haemophilia Consortium (EHC) organised separate conferences on advances in haemophilia treatment ...
HSE to pump EUR 380m into community health services in the Mid WestMon, 2 Apr 2018 10:24:42 ISTLimerick LeaderBarrack View care centre is one of seven on the HSE Mid-West’s agenda THE CHIEF officer of the HSE in the Mid-West has said that it is “extremely important” for communities to get involved in their local health services and that the “State can’t do everything”. Bernard Gloster made the comments at the launch of the HSE’s operational plan for the Mid-West for 2018, which will see an estimated €380,930,000 spent on community health services this year ...
Organ Donor Awareness Week begins todaySat, 31 Mar 2018 14:28:38 ISTWLR FMThe Irish Kidney Association is urging people to talk to their families about becoming an organ donor. They issued the message to mark the beginning of Organ Donor Awareness Week. Wonderful to see people stepping forward to make a difference and encourage the public to have the ORGAN DONATION CONVERSATION.#OrganDonationWorks To get your organ donor card: https://t.co/asD0LkorQ9 https://t.co/yaxAoNzRiQ— Irish Kidney Assoc ...
EU invests EUR 1.1 million in cross border community paramedic projectWed, 28 Mar 2018 16:44:30 ISTIrish Medical NewsThis week saw the formal launch of the EU INTERREG VA funded cross-border community paramedic project, which secured €1.1 million for an 18-month period. The Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) Health and Social Care Partnership, is in collaboration with the Scottish Ambulance Service, the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and the National Ambulance Service in Ireland ...
More beds are on the way to Naas Hospital to meet demandWed, 28 Mar 2018 10:26:21 ISTLeinster LeaderMore beds are planned for Naas Hospital. The additional beds are likely to be provided as part of a bed capacity review which is being undertaken by the Health Service Executive. The review suggests that an additional 2,500 acute beds are required throughout Ireland by 2030. According to Labour general election candidate Emmet Stagg this will mean 62 new beds for Naas Hospital, across two wards, which formed part of a planned previous expansion ...
New 20 million euro UHG mental health unit to open in JuneWed, 28 Mar 2018 10:22:21 ISTConnacht TribuneGalway Bay fm newsroom – The new 20 million euro mental health unit at UHG is scheduled to open in June. The HSE revealed the date at a meeting of the HSE Regional Health Forum last evening. Forum member and city councillor Padraig Conneely queried the total cost of the project, and asked the HSE to confirm when the facility would be operational. The HSE says the building was handed over by the contractors in recent weeks, and is currently being equipped ...
IMO warns of GP retirementsMon, 26 Mar 2018 05:33:52 ISTMedical IndependentThe IMO has released nationwide data on the projected number of GP retirements in the next five-to-seven years as part of its #reverseFEMPI campaign. The data outlines the number of GMS contract holders in each county and the age demographic of same. Leitrim will be worst affected, as it looks set to lose half of its GPs within the next five-to-seven years. Kilkenny will be next worst affected, as it is projected to lose 42 per cent of its GPs through retirement ...
HSE hires 3 times more office staff than nursesMon, 26 Mar 2018 00:09:37 ISTIrish ExaminerConcern over hiring as trolley crisis hits record level The HSE has recruited almost three times more administrative and managerial staff than front-line nurses in the past three years. As the number of people waiting on trolleys hit an all-time record high of 714 earlier this month, it has been revealed that just 892 extra staff nurses have been hired since December 2014 ...
GPs to urge Government to begin reversing financial cutsThu, 22 Mar 2018 17:06:31 GMTIrish TimesGPs seek clarity on healthcare reform programme before agreeing new contract The National Association of General Practitioners will argue GPs have been disproportionately hit by the cuts. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire GPs have said they want to see greater clarity about the Government’s plans for the Sláintecare reform programme before agreeing a new contract with the State ...
Simon Harris orders national review of hospital parking chargesThu, 22 Mar 2018 16:23:27 GMTWicklow NewsWicklow TD and Minister for Health, Simon Harris has ordered a national review of hospital car parking charges. The Minister said “I have heard from many patients in Co Wicklow and throughout the country, as well as groups such as the Irish Cancer Society, in relation to car parking charges in our hospitals and the need for national guidelines ...
HSE sees increase in number of girls getting HPV vaccineThu, 22 Mar 2018 07:28:55 GMTIrish ExaminerThere has been an 11% increase in the number of girls getting the HPV vaccine. HSE figures show the uptake level so far this year is 62%, compared to 51% last year. It follows several years of decline - due to what medical experts say were unfounded fears about side effects. A new campaign is being launched today to get the figure even higher, to protect girls against cervical cancer ...
Trolley crisis not over INMOTue, 20 Mar 2018 11:22:13 GMTIrish HealthHundreds waiting for inpatient bed Nurses have warned that the trolley crisis is not over, with 500 patients waiting on Tuesday morning for an inpatient hospital bed. According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), 342 patients are currently waiting on trolleys in Emergency Departments nationwide, 158 have been inappropriately placed on already full wards, and three children are waiting for beds in Temple Street Children's Hospital ...
Farmers among those most likely to die by suicideTue, 20 Mar 2018 10:26:30 GMTIrish Independent'We see it as a failure if a family member doesn't go farming' Men are four times more likely to die by suicide than women and the highest risk group is among those aged 45-54, researchers have found. It also found that farmers and people living in rural isolation are among the groups most vulnerable. The report from Men's Health Forum in Ireland and the HSE was launched by former Republic of Ireland international Jason McAteer ...
EUR 7.6 MILLION INVESTMENT IN NEW CROSS BORDER MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVESSat, 17 Mar 2018 11:07:16 GMTNorthern StandardA funded cross-Border project has been launched in response to the increase in numbers of people with mental health problems. Over the next four years, the large-scale cross-Border Innovation Recovery project offers an unprecedented opportunity to empower and enable people and communities to take greater control over their own mental and emotional wellbeing, the HSE said this week ...
Visitor restrictions lifted at two UHG wards following norovirus outbreakThu, 15 Mar 2018 14:02:26 GMTGalway Bay FM– Visitor restrictions have been lifted at two UHG wards following an outbreak of the vomiting bug, Norovirus. The restrictions were put in place last week at St Mary’s, St Anthony’s and St Enda’s due to a number of suspected cases. They’ve now been lifted at St Mary’s and St Anthony’s wards, but remain in place at St Enda’s ward. The HSE says to help curtail the spread of the bug, it’s important that only essential visiting takes place at St Enda’s ward until further notice ...
HSE asks for patience and understanding from the public as it seeks to restore health servicesSun, 4 Mar 2018 20:03:47 GMTJOE.ie"To members of the public, I would ask for their forbearance as we try to restore all health services to normal levels." The Health Service Executive has requested "patience, understanding and cooperation" from the general public for the week ahead as it seeks to restore health services to normal levels as quickly as possible ...
Latest HSE expects increased waiting times at emergency departments as weather slows discharge of patientsSun, 4 Mar 2018 18:50:26 GMTIrish ExaminerUpdate 6pm: The HSE said it is expecting increased waiting times in emergency departments over the coming days. Due to the heavy snowfall and travel conditions, it has not been possible to discharge all patients who were ready to leave hospital."We hope patients and their families understand the reasons for this and we will endeavour to facilitate their discharge as soon as possible this week," the HSE stated ...
Further four cases of measles in LimerickMon, 26 Feb 2018 16:24:07 GMTRTE NewsThe HSE is holding another measles, mumps and rubella vaccination clinic in Limerick city on 5 March A further four cases of measles have been detected in Limerick, bringing the number of people in the city who have contracted the virus to 19 since the beginning of the year. There is also a case in Dublin linked to the outbreak. Nine cases involve children aged from newborns to five years and all were not vaccinated. Four of those children had to be admitted to hospital ...
HSE issues advice for Irish asthma sufferers ahead of cold weatherMon, 26 Feb 2018 16:21:27 GMTIrish MirrorThey have warned that cold air can trigger asthma symptoms The HSE has issued advice for those who suffer from asthma as Ireland braces itself for a week of freezing weather. A Status Yellow weather warning for low temperatures will be in place tonight with the "Beast from the East" due to arrive in full force on Tuesday. As the weather takes a turn for the worse, the HSE has advised asthma sufferers in particular, to be mindful of the impact of the cold conditions on their health ...
Unattractive consultant posts draw no applicationsThu, 22 Feb 2018 00:09:23 GMTIrish ExaminerThe former master of the National Maternity Hospital has claimed some consultant posts are now “so unattractive that no applications are received”. Dr Peter Boylan, chair of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, told the Joint Committee on Health that the National Maternity Strategy 2016-2026 needs to address a number of priorities if it is to deliver the type of system the country needs. He highlighted “the deficiency in medical staff numbers”, including at consultant level ...
Public Asked To Avoid Tullamore HospitalWed, 21 Feb 2018 20:49:16 GMTMidlands 103 radioOvercrowding at Tullamore Hospital is continuing into the night. The HSE’s Escalation Policy has been activated due to the high numbers of patients requiring admission.45 patients are on trolleys in the emergency department or in full wards, according to the latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, Management are asking the public to instead attend their GP for medical assessment, where possible ...
Cases of measles have soared across Europe by 400pcTue, 20 Feb 2018 11:05:38 GMTIrish IndependentThe measles virus spreads very easily Cases of measles soared 400pc in 2017 across Europe the World Health Organisation has warned. More than 20,000 people have been affected and 35 people have died due to the virus. The spike comes following a record low of 5,723 cases in 2016. According to the HSE's latest update there is an ongoing outbreak of measles in the midwest region and since October 2017 more than 10 cases have occurred in the Dublin and north east region ...
Parents shun free scheme to tackle child obesityFri, 16 Feb 2018 02:43:10 GMTIrish ExaminerA free HSE programme designed to empower parents to tackle their child’s increasing weight had such poor take up that it is now under review, at a time when childhood obesity is a major national health concern. While the families of 95 seven-year-olds, of whom 86 were obese and 9 overweight, were offered monthly dietician-led sessions for six months, just 51 made an appointment with the service. Of those, only 37 actually showed up. At the end of the six months, just 18 had stayed the course ...
Limerick measles outbreak sparks warning by HSEThu, 15 Feb 2018 20:49:13 GMTDublin NewsHSE warned of likely further undiagnosed measles cases in Limerick city One of the current outbreak has no obvious link to the other 12 cases HSE said it is investigating an additional number of ‘suspect cases’ LIMERICK, Ireland - Amid the measles outbreak in Limerick, the HSE has warned of likely further undiagnosed measles cases in Limerick city. The warning comes after the HSE found that one of the cases in the current outbreak has no obvious link to the other 12 ...
Three new hospitals planned in bid to slash public waiting listsThu, 15 Feb 2018 08:26:28 GMTIrish IndependentPaschal Donohoe is to reveal big spending plans Three new hospitals designed to deal exclusively with the surgery waiting lists are included in the National Development Plan, the Irish Independent can reveal. A multi-billion euro package aimed at improving the health service will also see 2,600 extra hospital beds by 2027 and hundreds of community nursing home beds. The Department of Health will get a substantial share of the €115bn give-away ...
Minister Byrne launches new Codes of Practice for the advertising and marketing of food and non alcoholic drinksWed, 14 Feb 2018 10:09:57 GMTDepartment of HealthMinister of State for Health Promotion, Catherine Byrne TD, today (Wednesday) launched new voluntary Codes of Practice for the advertising and marketing of food and non-alcoholic drinks. The purpose of the Codes, which have been agreed with the food industry, is to ensure that foods high in fat, salt and sugar are marketed in a responsible way ...
National No Smoking Day Love your lungs this ValentinesWed, 14 Feb 2018 07:08:49 GMTIrish ExaminerSaving money, smelling better and being more attractive are just some of the benefits of quitting smoking. Today is National No Smoking Day - with the HSE encouraging people to take the first steps in giving up. Their website - Quit.ie - has support, advice and an online quit plan. Martina Blake from the HSE says they want to highlight the most effective ways of quitting ...
List of free STI clinics in IrelandTue, 13 Feb 2018 12:27:24 GMTSpunOut.ieFind out where you can get a free STI test in Ireland Getting an STI test is a fast and easy process, and it doesn't have to cost you a thing. There are a number of free STI clinics around Ireland where you can get tested ...
Drug prices set to be slashed as Ireland agrees allianceTue, 13 Feb 2018 00:08:59 GMTIrish ExaminerThe Government has claimed drug prices will be slashed for patients in the coming years as part of a new deal with four other smaller EU nations to jointly negotiate with pharmaceutical firms for life-saving treatments. Health Minister Simon Harris will announce the plan at Cabinet today, during a meeting which will also see a report warning that a hard Brexit could cost Ireland up to €18bn and news that 1,000 more families are now receiving extra childcare support ...
HSE launch review following foetal monitor safety concerns in Irish hospitalsMon, 12 Feb 2018 11:25:24 GMTIrish IndependentThe HSE have opened a review into potential safety concerns about foetal monitors used in a number of Irish maternity hospitals. A spokesperson for the HSE confirmed to Independent.ie that a review was to take place in relation to a 'Field Safety Notice' issued in 2009 for one type of foetal monitors used in Irish hospitals. The HSE review will look at what actions were taken in relation to the notice, issued for Avalon Fetal Monitors ...
Union of Students Ireland and HSE launch safer sex campaign Are You Getting It.Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:06:56 GMTUnion of Students in IrelandThe Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is launching a Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) campaign in collaboration with the HSE Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme today, 12 February 2018. The campaign will be rolled out in campuses across Ireland over Valentines week, with the tagline of ‘Are You Getting It?’ If you’re getting it, then you’re getting STI information and testing, getting contraception advice and getting consent ...
HSE battles new wave of polio issues 30 years after last recorded caseMon, 12 Feb 2018 01:04:46 GMTIrish TimesUp to three patients a month presenting with post-polio syndrome at Beaumont Hospital An iron lung helps a young boy with polio breath during the 1950s. Photograph: Jonathan Kirn/Corbis via Getty Images More than 30 years after the last Irish case of polio was recorded, the health service is treating a new wave of patients struggling with the complications of the disease ...
Work to start on EUR 300m maternity hospitalSun, 11 Feb 2018 18:07:00 GMTIrish IndependentNational Maternity Hospital Master Dr Rhona Mahony. Photo: Gareth Chaney Construction of the €300m National Maternity Hospital on the St Vincent's University (SVUH) hospital campus in Dublin is set to begin in the next 12 months after years of intense mediation to secure Ireland's first co-located maternity hospital. Approval has been given to issue a letter of award to a contractor to conduct aspergillus protection works on SVUH's Elm Park site ...
Health Minister concerned as almost half a million people fail to turn up for hospital appointmentsWed, 7 Feb 2018 12:11:05 GMTIrish ExaminerHealth Minister Simon Harris has said that they need to examine why large numbers of people are missing outpatient appointments in hospitals. Almost half a million people did not turn up for appointments last year alone. Current waiting lists show more than 500,000 people waiting to be seen around the country. Minister Simon Harris said that to cut down waiting times, they need to understand why so many appointments are missed ...
Cork University Hospital to be major trauma centreWed, 7 Feb 2018 09:29:21 GMTIrish ExaminerCork University Hospital is set to become one of the country’s two major trauma centres in a comprehensive overhaul of trauma services — but it will require significant investment, writes Catherine Shanahan Although the hospital has long described itself as the country’s only level 1 trauma centre, it “currently does not meet the requirements for this designation”, according to Dr Conor Deasy, HSE clinical lead of major trauma audit at the National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) and consultant ...
HSE launch website to support people with long term conditionsTue, 6 Feb 2018 12:03:07 GMTHighland RadioIt’s emerged that nearly 40% of people over the age of 50 in Donegal have a long term health condition, many of which cause some degree of impairment, and require people to make changes in their lives. With this in mind , the HSE has launched a special website outlining supports and resources in Donegal, as well as offering practical advice for self management of conditions. The website, which is being formally launched on Thursday, also offers help for families, friends and carers ...
HSE proposes eating disorder treatment hubs in Galway and SligoMon, 5 Feb 2018 16:25:15 GMTMidwest RadioThe HSE is proposing to establish treatment hubs in Galway and Sligo for people with eating disorders. The Irish Times reports that a new model of care has been launched for the treatment of eating disorders. As part of the HSE plan, adult and child eating disorder teams will be established who will develop hubs throughout the country, to deliver in-patient and out-patient services ...
Warning that other viruses pose risk as flu death toll hits 55Fri, 2 Feb 2018 06:45:03 GMTIrish IndependentThe death toll from flu this season rose to 55, with people over the age of 65 suffering the most fatalities. Stock Image: Getty Images Nearly one in five patients diagnosed with flu last week had another respiratory virus, it emerged yesterday. The death toll from flu this season rose to 55, with people over the age of 65 suffering the most fatalities ...
Boil water notice that affected 65 000 people lifted for several areasThu, 1 Feb 2018 23:04:54 GMTThe JournalIrish Water has apologised for the inconvenience caused. A BOIL WATER notice has been lifted for several areas in Wicklow and south Dublin. The notice was issued on Monday and affected about 65,000 people whose water is supplied by the Vartry Water Treatment Plant. It was put in place as a precautionary measure following a mechanical failure of the chlorine equipment at the plant. The notice has been lifted for the majority of affected areas ...
HSE offering MMR vaccine clinic in Limerick following outbreak of measlesThu, 1 Feb 2018 16:46:34 GMTLive95FM (Limerick)The HSE is offering an MMR vaccine clinic in Limerick after an outbreak of measles. Four cases of measles have been confirmed in the city since January 3rd. The clinic will run at Our Lady of Lourdes Community Services Centre tomorrow from 10am until 1pm. The vaccine is available to all children and adults who live in the Ballinacurra Weston and Carew Park areas who have not already had thevaccine or had measles in the past. Specialist in Public Health with the HSE is Dr Rose Fitzgerald.. ...
HSE issues URGENT public warning as highly contagious illness outbreak is confirmedThu, 1 Feb 2018 08:27:12 GMTtv3The HSE have issued an urgent warning to members of the public to be wary after an outbreak of highly contagious measles were confirmed in Limerick yesterday afternoon. A spokesperson said:“An Outbreak Control Team made up of representatives from the HSE are involved in managing the outbreak in an effort to prevent further spread. It is highly contagious and is spread easily. One case of measles can infect 15-20 unvaccinated people ...
Ireland among the WORST hospital waiting times in Europe reportWed, 31 Jan 2018 06:46:22 GMTevoke.ieIreland is among the worst hospital waiting times in Europe, according to a damning new report. And even when the HSE reaches their targets, our health system will still be the far behind our neighbours’. Ireland is currently ranked 24th out of 32 countries in Europe, just ahead of Montenegro. Ireland has the worst hospital waiting lists in Europe Pic:Shutterstock The Euro Health Consumer Index of 2017 described patients’ wait time for surgery here as ‘abysmal ...
Welcome to the NIMIS WebsiteTue, 30 Jan 2018 19:43:09 GMTHealth Service ExecutiveThe HSE NIMIS project is investing over €40m in providing state of the art electronic radiology systems for 35 Irish hospitals. NIMIS will make Ireland’s radiological services ‘filmless’ and enable secure and rapid movement of patient image data throughout the health service. This new imaging system will allow doctors to electronically view their patient’s diagnostic images, such as X-Rays and CT Scans, quickly and easily ...
Warning to 65 000 people in Ireland after mechanical failure at water treatment plantMon, 29 Jan 2018 19:03:06 GMTThe Irish PostIrish Water have issued a boil water notice to 65,000 people after a mechanical failure at a treatment plant. (Picture: iStock) A WARNING has been issued to 65,000 people in Ireland to boil their water after a mechanical failure at a water treatment plant. The warning, a boil water notice, was issued this evening by Irish Water for residents located in the Wicklow and south Dublin areas ...
HSE considering providing Wifi to patients in DroghedaSun, 28 Jan 2018 17:25:00 GMTLMFM RadioThe HSE has confirmed that it is considering providing free Wifi access to patients and visitors to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. Senator Ged Nash has called on internet access to be provided at the hosptial as he says it can greatly contribute to the comfort of someone's hospital stay. The HSE says its assessing the costs involved and the current ICT capability ...
Irish nurses reps lash out at UK recruitmentWed, 24 Jan 2018 10:45:20 GMTThe Irish WorldIreland’s Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation(INMO) says UK hospitals are aggressively poaching Irish nurses and it has become a serious issue for Irish hospitals. They are being enticed by better wages and working conditions, the INMO said. Last year, 107 children’s nurses were recruited and started work in Ireland – and 106 of them left ...
Say no to antibiotics and learn to deal with common winter illnesses yourselfWed, 24 Jan 2018 10:07:53 GMTIrish TimesMost common winter ailments like colds and flu won’t be helped by antibiotics. Try this handy guide to help your recovery Happily, most common sicknesses, because they are caused by viruses, don’t require antibiotics. Photograph: iStock As the coughs, colds and flu season progresses, it can be helpful to know what you can manage by yourself, when to see the doctor and whether you need antibiotics. Undertheweather.ie, a comprehensive new website from the HSE, can help ...
HSE launches incident management frameworkWed, 24 Jan 2018 10:04:12 GMTHealth Service ExecutiveThe HSE has today, Wednesday, January 24th launched a new incident management framework. Replacing the safety incident management policy (2014), the incident management framework is designed to provide health and social care services with a practical and proportionate approach to the management of incidents. The Incident Management Framework seeks to place a particular emphasis on supporting the needs of service users, families and staff in the aftermath of an incident ...
New bed capacity review suggests Irelands hospitals will need at least 2 600 new bedsTue, 23 Jan 2018 19:49:08 GMTIrish ExaminerIreland's hospitals need at least 2,600 new beds in the next 15 years according to a new report. The Health Capacity Review says the figure could rise to 7,000 if the HSE isn’t reformed. The Review projects there will also be a 70 per cent increase in demand for homecare and an almost doubling in demand for primary care. The reports comes amid the latest hospital trolley crisis which has seen unprecedented levels of hospital overcrowding ...
HSE warns of potential EUR 881m funding crisis in 2018Mon, 22 Jan 2018 02:25:21 GMTIrish TimesSimon Harris told of doubts about realising targets for health budget savings HSE director general Tony O’Brien and Minister for Health Simon Harris. Mr O’Brien advised the Minister at the end of November that there were already doubts that new value or money savings targets of €346m would be realised in full. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons has privately warned the Government that it could face unprecedented financial difficulties of up to €881 million this year ...
The HSE announce new daytime disability service in CavanSun, 21 Jan 2018 13:28:51 GMTNorthern Sound RadioThe HSE has announced their intention to provide the Cavan Monaghan Disability Services with a new day service facility which will replace the existing Clogher House at Rathcorrick in Cavan. At present Clogher House Day Activation Unit accommodates 35 service users accessing a Monday to Friday service. It supports a range of levels of disability from moderate to severe to profound Intellectual Disability, for persons over the age of 18 years ...
Tallaght Hospital launches new patient and visitor appFri, 19 Jan 2018 12:42:19 GMTThe Echo (Dublin)Tallaght Hospital officially launched its new patient and visitor app – the first Irish public hospital to do so. The app will provide users with access to information on many of the services available at the hospital including hospital facilities, wards and site map, visitor information, contact details for a particular clinic or consultant, videos featuring medical experts in areas such as rheumatoid arthritis or Intensive Care, and news and updates on the hospital and its work ...
Number of missed diagnoses rises in Kerry hospital scan reviewFri, 19 Jan 2018 10:05:49 GMTIrish Times114 patients recalled for repeat imaging amid review of more than 46,000 hospital scans The scans examined, including X-rays, cat scans and ultrasounds, relate to work carried out by one individual who is no longer working at the hospital. Photograph: Getty The number of patients recalled at University Hospital Kerry for repeat scan procedures has increased substantially in a week and the number of missed diagnoses has risen. The errors uncovered this week are likely to go back to mid 2016 ...
Varadkar No closure of Emergency Departments plannedWed, 17 Jan 2018 02:27:37 GMTIrish ExaminerTaoiseach Leo Varadkar admits that he is “shocked” by the overcrowding in emergency department (ED) wards, but says no closure of emergency hospital facilities is planned. Mr Varadkar said an average of 200 to 250 extra beds a year nationwide will be needed for emergency wards but he added that money and resources alone would not resolve overcrowding in units. His comments came as new figures show Cork University Hospital had the highest numbers of patients on trolleys yesterday ...
Not acceptable 73 children on trolleys in emergency departments over the last two weeks INMO revealsMon, 15 Jan 2018 14:45:53 GMTIrish IndependentA lack of beds has forced 73 children to languish on trolleys in emergency departments in the last two weeks, it emerged today. The young patients have endured hours in trolleys in the three children’s hospitals Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin, National Children's Hospital Tallaght, Children's University Hospital Temple Street. The figures were released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO)which launched its new trolley watch for children’s hospitals ...
New online service to apply for a Medical Card is quick and easy Minister HarrisMon, 15 Jan 2018 10:49:42 GMTDepartment of Health15.1.2018 Minister for Health Simon Harris has said today (Monday) that the new online service to apply for a Medical Card is quick and easy. www.medicalcard.ie was launched today Minister Harris said “This new service enables people for the first time to apply online for a Medical Card quickly and easily, using the HSE’s step by step guide ...
Don t go it alone support from QUIT.ie makes you twice as likely to quit smoking for goodTue, 9 Jan 2018 16:04:24 GMTHealth Service ExecutiveHSE Press Release Tuesday, 9th January 2018· Over 1,500 smokers have signed up to QUIT.ie already this year· Smokers are twice as likely to quit for good with the support of the HSE QUIT team· There are now more quitters than smokers in Ireland and this year you can join them The New Year is a time when many of us take steps to improve our health, and for smokers it can be a great time to quit ...
Irish Blood Transfusion Service seeking donations in PortlaoiseTue, 9 Jan 2018 11:23:38 GMTLaois TodayBlood donors sought The Irish Blood Transfusion Service is seeking donations in Laois this evening. The blood drive will take place in St. Mary’s Hall, Dublin Road, Portlaoise from 4.30pm to 8pm. Blood supplies are low in the country after the Christmas period and O Negative in particular. The Service has issued some helpful tips for people wishing to donate. They say: “We recommend that you have eaten something and have had plenty of cold drinks ...
Emergency Department Taskforce Meet To Discuss Hospital OvercrowdingTue, 9 Jan 2018 01:23:44 GMTToday FM radioMeasures to tackle hospital overcrowding are topping the agenda at a high-level meeting today. The Emergency Department Taskforce meeting was one of the measures announced after a meeting between the HSE and the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) last week.555 people are on trolleys across the country today, a reduction on last Wednesday's record high of 677 ...
Making cents Quitting smoking a burning issue every yearTue, 9 Jan 2018 00:07:43 GMTIrish ExaminerEvery January, the same promises appear again and again on New Year’s resolution lists. New items, like “less time online”, might be gaining in popularity, but exercising more, losing weight, and quitting smoking are hardy perennials. They keep appearing because they can be tough to achieve. If stopping smoking has been on your to-do list for years, but you are still lighting up, there is plenty of help this year ...
Pharmacists seek to treat minor ailments without GP s prescriptionMon, 8 Jan 2018 00:01:32 GMTIrish TimesProposal comes as doctors object to plan to stop paying overtime to hospital interns Irish Pharmacy Union: its proposal would “alleviate pressure on overworked GPs”. Photograph: Bloomberg Community pharmacists are urging the Government to introduce a minor-ailment scheme that would allow patients with medical cards to be treated for common illnesses in pharmacies, without the need for a doctor’s prescription ...
HSE issues URGENT public warning as deadly virus claims first lives in IrelandTue, 2 Jan 2018 09:46:41 GMTtv3A deadly virus, known as Aussie Flu, is currently attacking Ireland and the UK - with a number of deaths reported by the ''H3N2'' strain. The deadly virus triggered almost three times the number of cases in Australia, which earned it the nickname "Aussie flu". Dr Kevin Kelleher from the HSE confirmed the news:"There have been a few deaths already... under 10 people have died so far this year. I don't give specific numbers when it's less than 10 because people could be identified ...
Plan ahead this Christmas HSEThu, 21 Dec 2017 10:42:19 GMTIrish HealthDo not forget to renew prescriptions Dec 21, 2017 People are being urged to plan ahead this Christmas when it comes to their health. With some health services, such as GPs and pharmacists, working less hours over the holiday period, people need to plan in advance for any anticipated medical needs that may occur, such as prescription renewals ...
VHI looking at purchase of private hospitalsWed, 20 Dec 2017 08:45:17 GMTIrish TimesState-owned insurer understood to be looking to buy St Vincent’s after Beacon bid failed The Beacon Hospital, Sandyford: VHI approached its owners a few months ago about a possible purchase. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons State-owned health insurer VHI is understood to be looking at acquiring or buying into private hospitals in what would represent a major change to its traditional business model ...
HSE budget to increase by more than EUR 500 000Wed, 20 Dec 2017 07:08:28 GMTIrish ExaminerThe budget for the HSE is to increase by more than €500,000 next year to €14.5bn. The HSE is due to reveal its service plan for 2018 later today. It is expected extra funding will be included for speech and language therapy, personal assistant hours and respite services. The announcement follows reports that over €100m of the €14.53bn in health funding for next year will be withheld and only released for primary care or social inclusion projects that show evidence of progress ...
HSE and GP out of hours services ask people to 8216 plan ahead 8217Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:33:52 GMTMedical IndependentThe HSE in partnership with GP out-of-hours (OOH) services are asking people to prepare ahead for a healthy Christmas and New Year. Mr Brian Murphy, Head of Planning, HSE Primary Care Division, commented: “We want to remind people to be prepared this Christmas by renewing prescriptions early and to book GP appointments for routine visits during normal clinic hours ...
Advice for Patients Attending Emergency Departments this WinterTue, 19 Dec 2017 13:24:08 GMTHealth Service ExecutiveTuesday, 19 th December 2017 Just like in previous years, our Emergency Departments (EDs) expect to see more patients attending this winter. Many of these patients will have complicated illnesses and complex care-needs. This means that the number of patients who need to be admitted to hospital for treatment and care will increase ...
Headlice Everything You Dont Want to Know.Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:00:50 GMTRTE NewsNits - everything you need (but not necessary want!) to know Head lice are usually something parents face at the start of the school year but not anymore – we are currently experiencing epidemic levels ...
HSE We are in a race against time to wipe out superbugFri, 15 Dec 2017 14:27:35 GMTExtra.ieThe head of the Department of Health taskforce battling superbugs in Irish hospitals has said the health service in a ‘race against time’ to deal with CPE/CRE. Speaking on RTE’s Morning Ireland, director of the National Microbiology Reference Laboratory, Prof Martin Cormican, said: ‘This is a race against time, Once it becomes established, we can’t go back.’ Carbanpenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE), or carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE), may prove fatal to patients ...
Families urged to discuss organ donationFri, 15 Dec 2017 10:21:55 GMTIrish HealthChristmas the ideal opportunity to chat about it Dec 15, 2017 With many families coming together at Christmas time, the Irish Kidney Association (IKA) is calling on people to use this opportunity to discuss the important issue of organ donation with their loved ones. It has launched an awareness campaign, which is encouraging people to #HAVE THE CHAT ...
A blood donation at Christmas can be critical for babiesThu, 14 Dec 2017 21:45:06 GMTLeinster ExpressIrish Blood Transfusion services makes donor appeal. The public is being urged to donate blood in that run up to Christmas to ensure hospitals have enough stocks available to treat patients especially babies, in emergencies. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) is concerned that blood supplies will be difficult leading in to and over the Christmas/New Year period and is urging donors to make a special effort to give blood in the weeks leading up to Christmas ...
Minister Harris welcomes establishment of Independent Review Group examining the removal of private practice from public hospitalsThu, 14 Dec 2017 15:09:29 GMTDepartment of Health14.12.2017 Public consultation launched to hear the views of stakeholders The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, today (Thursday) welcomed the holding of the first meeting of the Independent Review Group to examine the removal of private practice from public acute hospitals. He has also announced the opening of a public consultation and encouraged submissions from members of the public and from interested parties to help inform the process ...
Taoiseach favours simple name for childrens hospitalWed, 13 Dec 2017 16:44:51 GMTRTE NewsLeo Varadkar said his favourite name for a children's hospital is Starship The Taoiseach has told the Dáil that he thinks the name of the new children's hospital should be a simple one like 'The National Children's Hospital' or that it could be an Irish word. Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams suggested that the new hospital be named after Kathleen Lynn, in recognition of her role in delivering medical care to women and children and for her role in the 1916 Rising ...
New National Adult Safeguarding Policy to be developed for the health sectorWed, 13 Dec 2017 14:30:37 GMTDepartment of HealthA new National Adult Safeguarding Policy is to be developed for the health sector, after Government granted approval for the move yesterday. The safety and protection of vulnerable people is a key objective of Government and society. The Government’s decision acknowledges the need to build further on the existing range of policies, procedures, codes of practice and legislation aimed at protecting and safeguarding vulnerable adults in the health sector in Ireland ...
GP Visit Cards for all on Carers AllowanceWed, 13 Dec 2017 10:02:23 GMTIrish HealthMeasure will come into effect in 2018 Dec 13, 2017 All people in receipt of Carer's Allowance are to receive a GP Visit Card, the Department of Health has confirmed. Carer's Allowance is paid to people on low incomes who are looking after a person who needs support because of age, disability or illness. It is a means tested payment and the amount the carer receives depends on their age and the number of people they are looking after. Rates range from €209 per week to €370 ...
Additional EUR 10m for Respite Care ServicesTue, 12 Dec 2017 17:04:03 GMTFinian McGrath TDMinister McGrath secures an additional €10 million for respite care service.12 December 2017 Minister of State with special responsibility for Disability Issues, Finian McGrath TD, today (12th December 2017) announced the securing of an additional €10 million for respite care ...
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 ...