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Launch Of Be Winter Ready 2023-2024

The Government’s ‘Be Winter-Ready’ 2023-2024 Information Campaign launched with the message: “Road Safety: Plan, Prepare, Be Aware”. Tánaiste, Minister for Defence and Chair of the Government Task Force on Emergency…

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Medical Council Launches Public Consultation on Development of 2024 – 2028 Statement of Strategy

The Medical Council has announced that it is developing its five-year strategic plan, to cover the period 2024 – 2028 and to inform its development, a public consultation has been…

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Update On High Level Action Plan for the Report of the Commission on the Defence Forces

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin has published a comprehensive update on the status of each of the 38 early actions set out in the High Level Action…

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Older People Encouraged To Say “Hello Again World” As Social Connections Campaign Launched

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly; Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler; Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Hildegarde Naughton; and the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Breda…

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CMO Urges Parents to Keep Children With Symptoms of Illness Home

As schools and childcare facilities reopen, the Chief Medical Officer Professor Breda Smyth is urging parents to continue to be mindful of others when their children are sick and to…

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OECD Publishes Economic Survey of Ireland 2022 With Special Focus on Health Sector

The OECD has published the Economic Survey of Ireland 2022 including, for the first time, a thematic chapter on health sector performance and efficiency. The OECD Economic Survey reviews a country’s structural policies…

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Lack of Specialist Counsellors in Secondary Education ‘An Irish Solution to an Irish Problem’

A pilot government scheme that will see specialist counsellors working in primary schools across the country is insufficient and must be expanded to secondary education, an Oireachtas committee heard. Professor…

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Leading Economist Says Health Service Supply-Demand Issues Have Created a ‘Rationing of Care’

A leading Economist and Lecturer at Cork University Business School has said the Irish health service is effectively having to carry out a ‘rationing of care’ through long waiting lists…

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IHCA Urge That Patients Must Remain the Priority

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) says that patients must remain the priority as their members struggle to meet the demand of assessing and treating increasing numbers of people without…

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Ensuring Children Can Access Care Critical for Development Shouldn’t Be Such a Battle

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has warned that the failure of staffing and capacity resourcing to keep pace with medical advances over the past quarter of a century has…

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IHCA Say Years of Underinvestment Have Led to Unacceptable Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital waiting lists across the country have still not recovered from the height of the first wave of the pandemic in 2020, according to new analysis by the Irish Hospital…

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Ministers for Health Establish the COVID-19 Advisory Group

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, and Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan, have announced the establishment of a COVID-19 Advisory…

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Extra Caution Needed to Protect Public and Hospitals From Latest Covid Wave

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has urged the public to use extra caution over the coming weeks given the widespread community transmission of the latest covid wave and the…

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COVID-19 Antigen Tests: What You Need to Know

COVID-19 antigen tests are also known as ‘lateral flow tests’. They are the tests you buy in shops and pharmacies and can use at home yourself. They are not as…

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National Fire Safety Week 2021 Launched

2021’s virtual National Fire Safety Week was officially launched via an online video by Darragh O’Brien, TD, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage. National Fire Safety Week, 4th –…

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Delta Variant Patients Have Double the Risk of Hospitalisation

A study published in ‘The Lancet‘ of more than 40,000 positive Covid-19 cases in the UK has suggested that people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant have approximately double the risk…

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Face Masks Work But Face Shields Practically Useless

New research presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) shows that wearing surgical face masks work and provide similar protection against aerosols as wearing…

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The future of robotics in healthcare

Image courtesy of www.healtheuropa.eu NEURA Robotics introduces an innovative robotic assistant with the potential to transform clinical care. The data which shows that robot-assisted procedures accounted for 15.1% of all…

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Medical card eligibility extended for terminal illness under interim scheme

Image courtesy of pxhere.com ‘End of life’ criteria extended from 12 to 24 months. Terminally ill patients with a prognosis of up to 24 months are to receive medical cards,…

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Major Transformational Projects Proposed for Limerick

Image courtesy of Limerick County Council. Limerick City and County Council has announced a major transformational development proposal across three key sites in Limerick City in an investment in the…

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