Covid 19/Health

Covid 19/Health

Minister for Health Reaffirms Ireland’s Commitment to International Pandemic Agreement

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has reaffirmed Ireland’s commitment to progressing the development of an International Pandemic Agreement aimed at strengthening pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response in the wake…

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Covid 19/Health

Passing Of Legislation Banning Sale Of E-Cigarettes To Under 18s Welcomed

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly is welcoming the completion of the Public Health (Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products) Bill in both Houses of the Oireachtas in banning the sale of e-cigarettes….

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Covid 19/Health

Acute Virtual Ward Programme in Limerick University Hospital and St. Vincent’s University Hospital Announced

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, has formally announced the establishment of the Acute Virtual Ward programme, which will commence in early 2024 in Limerick University Hospital and St. Vincent’s University…

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Covid 19/Health

Results of 2023 Healthy Ireland Survey Announced

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

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Covid 19/Health

Minister for Health Encourages People to Apply for GP Visit Cards

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced that an additional 215,000 people are now eligible for free GP Visit Cards. This is the third expansion of the scheme this year…

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Covid 19/Education

Unprecedented Increase in Applications for GP Training Places

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has welcomed figures from the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) showing an unprecedented level of interest in General Practitioner (GP) training places. The figures…

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COVID 19

Chief Medical Officer and Chief Nursing Officer Encourage Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines Uptake

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Professor Breda Smyth and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Rachel Kenna have encouraged everyone who is eligible to get their flu and COVID-19 vaccines this winter…

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Covid 19/Health

RCSI and Irish Blood Transfusion Service Partnership to Boost Blood Products for Patients

Researchers from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) are joining forces in a new partnership to make blood products for transfusions more…

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Covid 19/Health

New Saolta Radiation Oncology Centre Opened at Galway University Hospital

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly opened the Saolta Radiation Oncology Centre at Galway University Hospital (GUH). This new radiation oncology centre began to accept patients in Q2 2023. This new facility…

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Covid 19/Health

Minister Hildegarde Naughton Teams Up With The SciComm Collective To Expand The Healthy Weight Campaign

The Minister of State with Responsibility for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy Hildegarde Naughton has announced a new radio advertisement to mark phase two of the Healthy Weight campaign….

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Covid 19/Health

Ministers for Health Announce Budget for Delivery of Health Services in 2024

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly, Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Hildegarde Naughton, and Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler, have announced…

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Covid 19/Health

Government Approval of Commission on Care Announced

The government has approved a proposal from the Minister for Health and the Minister of State for Older People to establish an independent Commission on Care for Older Persons. The…

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Covid 19/Health

PSI Workforce Intelligence Report Launched

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has welcomed the launch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) Workforce Intelligence Report. The report specifically examines the issue of the continued availability of…

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Covid 19/Health

LauraLynn Expands Community Services with New Galway Team

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, joined LauraLynn, Ireland’s only Children’s Hospice, as the charity announced the expansion of their specialised services with a new Community Team which will be based…

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Covid 19/Health

New HSE National Youth Mental Health Office Launched

Minister for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler has announced the launch of the new National Youth Mental Health Office in the Health Service Executive (HSE). The new National…

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Covid 19/Health

Free Contraception Now Available for 17-30 Year-Olds

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced the expansion of the free contraception scheme to include women aged 27 to 30 years. The free contraception scheme is open to…

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Covid 19/Health

New Guidelines Covering Acute Coronary Syndromes Published

New guidelines on acute coronary syndromes have been published by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in the European Heart Journal. Prof Robert Byrne, Chair of Cardiovascular Research at RCSI School…

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Covid 19/Health

Families to Register for Free GP Care for Children Aged 6-7 Announced

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly announced the opening of registrations for free GP care for children aged 6-7. The Under 6s GP Visit Card scheme has been expanded to become…

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Covid 19/Health

Government Approves HSE Health Regions Implementation Plan

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced Cabinet approval for the Health Service Executive (HSE) Health Regions Implementation Plan. The coordination and delivery of health and social care services along…

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Covid 19/Health

Increased Rates of Funding for State-Funded Home Support Providers

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, and the Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler have announced that increased funding has been secured for state-funded home support providers,…

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