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Bus Éireann begins dedicated COVID-19 vaccination shuttle service in Limerick

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA) announces a new shuttle bus service making travel easier for COVID-19 vaccination appointments, currently at the Radisson Blu…

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Cancer research activity down by almost half during pandemic: Irish Cancer Society

Vital cancer research aimed at developing new treatments and improving care fell by half due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Irish Cancer Society has revealed. The number of patients recruited…

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Opinion: What Happens if The HSE Cyber Attack Data is Leaked?

The following article was written by Jenny Darmody . This piece originally appeared in Silicon republic and the views expressed are not necessarily those of EMS but rather that of…

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National Children’s Hospital Time-Lapse

The new children’s hospital is currently under construction by BAM Ireland on the campus of St James’ Hospital in Dublin. The new hospital will be seven storeys high. Including the underground car park…

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Role of Nurses ‘The Unsung Heroes’ During COVID Crisis – The Caring Change Agents of Our Society

Image: Independent.ie It is International Nurses Day today – a day to celebrate the unsung heroes who sacrifice their lives to serve others selflessly. They have always been at the…

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INMO conference calls for urgent action on “long COVID”

Frontline nurses and midwives experiencing long-term COVID symptoms are not getting the medical or employment supports they need, the INMO (Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation) Annual Delegate Conference has warned….

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Launch of the Government’s ‘Be Summer-Ready’ Information Campaign

The Government today launched the ‘Be Summer-Ready’ 2021 Public Safety Information Campaign. This campaign provides advice across a wide range of topics on staying safe this summer. The focus of…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen: EMA finds possible link to very rare cases of unusual blood clots with low blood platelets

EMA confirms overall benefit-risk remains positive At its meeting of 20 April 2021, EMA’s safety committee (PRAC) concluded that a warning about unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should…

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AstraZeneca vaccine to be restricted for use with Irish people over 60

Reports say it will be a precautionary recommendation as questions still being asked on safety in older patients The expert committee advising the government on vaccines is expected to recommend…

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EU medicines regulator to discuss AstraZeneca jab and blood clots

This image was originally posted to Flickr by Gencat at https://flickr.com/photos/37074368@N06/50929347266. It was reviewed on 10 February 2021 by FlickreviewR 2 and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-zero. The European Medicines Agency…

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New Treatment Can Reduce Risk of PPE Facial Injuries in Frontline Healthcare Workers

Image courtesy of SARAH SEDDON A study has found that a new ‘care bundle’ can reduce the incidence of Facial Pressure Injuries (FPIs) in frontline COVID-19 healthcare workers caused by…

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Telemedicine Cannot Fully Replace in-person Paediatric Care

In response to the rollout of paediatric telemedicine due to COVID-19, researchers have identified implementation considerations regarding these services. The study, led by the School of Physiotherapy, RCSI University of…

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Northern Ireland’s healthtech expertise to spur growth in the Middle East

Covid-19 has completely transformed the healthcare sector – especially when it comes to the adoption of technology. The global digital health market is expected to surpass $504.4bn by 2025, according…

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Minister for Health approves increase in number of Medical Intern and Postgraduate Training Places

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, is pleased to announce an increase of 120 medical intern posts plus additional postgraduate training places and Post CSCST Fellowship posts for July…

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Renewed Cancer Consortium partnership between Ireland, Northern Ireland and U.S agreed

Image: www.med-technews.com The governments of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United States of America have come together to strengthen their fight against cancer through a renewed tripartite partnership. Pictured signing…

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Minister for Disabilities welcomes announcement of Mr Robbie Ryan as Chair of Review of the Standard Operating Procedure for Assessment of Need

Minister of State for Disabilities, Anne Rabbitte TD, has welcomed the appointment of Mr Robbie Ryan to Chair the Review of the Standard Operating Procedure for Assessment of Need for…

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‘TOO SOON’ TO CONSIDER VACCINE PASSPORTS, SAYS IRISH HEALTH OFFICIALS

Image courtesy of Digital Desk Staff It is too soon to make plans for so-called vaccine passports, Irish health officials have said, despite moves being made at a European level…

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Minister Donnelly announces update to Vaccine Allocation Strategy

Image courtesy of Gov.ie The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD has announced an update to Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Strategy. The government approved the Provisional Vaccine Allocation Strategy on 8…

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Department of the Taoiseach launches ESRI SAM behavioural study

Pictured above: The Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD Via Twitter The Department of the Taoiseach and the ESRI have launched SAM, The Social Activity Measure, which is a behavioural study that…

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FutureNeuro to trial implantable seizure monitoring device

Image courtesy of @HopePaige FutureNeuro, the SFI Research centre for chronic and rare neurological disease, will partner with Danish company UNEEG Medical, to trial a subcutaneous implantable monitoring device to…

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