Covid 19/Health

Covid 19/Health

Publication of Second Annual Report of National Screening Advisory Committee

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has welcomed the publication of the 2021 Annual Report of the National Screening Advisory Committee (NSAC) and acknowledged the strong public response to the…

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Covid 19/Health

National Clinical Guideline No. 29: Unexpected Intraoperative Life Threatening Haemorrhage

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly welcomes the publication of a new National Clinical Effectiveness Guideline to provide clinical staff with evidence-based actions to assist with preventing, recognising, managing and…

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COVID 19

‘Perfect Storm’ of Pandemic, Increased Demand and Shortage of Staff Causing Worrying Delays in Gynaecology Care

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has warned of mounting delays for people waiting for planned Gynaecology care as a result of competition between services for scarce capacity and resources….

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Covid 19/Health

Approval to Abolish Public In-Patient Charges for Children

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has received Cabinet approval for the abolition of the statutory public in-patient charges for children. The Minister has received approval to draft the General…

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Covid 19/Health

Cabinet Approval to Develop New Health Information Legislation

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has received Cabinet approval to develop the General Scheme of a Health Information Legislation. The proposed Bill will help ensure that Ireland has a…

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Covid 19/Health

Launch of Be Summer Ready Campaign 2022

The Government have launched the ‘Be Summer-Ready’ 2022 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

Government Approves Regional Health Areas Proposal

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced government approval for the next steps for the implementation of Regional Health Areas (RHA)s. RHAs will plan, fund, manage and deliver integrated…

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Covid 19/Health

Minister for Health Welcomes Efforts Towards Improving Access to Our Gynaecology Services

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, acknowledges the progress being made to improve both the access to and the sustainability of our gynaecology services. The Department of Health is working with…

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Covid 19/Health

First Women’s Health Action Plan Launched

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly launched the Women’s Health Action Plan 2022-2023, the first Women’s Health Action Plan published in Ireland. The Action Plan was developed by the Department…

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Covid 19/Health

Ring-Fenced Funding for Eating Disorder Supports Announced

Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler, has announced that funding will be ring-fenced for the development of eating disorder services and supports as part of…

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Covid 19/Health

Exercise Most Cost-Effective in Treatment of Depression in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease

New research from the Healthcare Outcomes Research Centre and Department of Health Psychology at RCSI indicates that exercise is more cost-effective than psychotherapy or medication in the treatment of depression…

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Covid 19/Health

“A Patient’s Access to Care Should Not Depend on Where They Live”, Warns IHCA

Patient’s access to care by a hospital consultant are little short of a postcode lottery with dramatic variations in outpatient waiting lists across the country, new analysis has revealed. The…

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Covid 19/Health

Right Care, Right Place, Right Time – Leadership and Quality in Healthcare

The 16th Sláintecare Right Care Right Place Right Time webinar “Leadership and Quality in Healthcare” went live on Thursday 27th January 2022. This webinar, in special partnership with the Royal…

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Covid 19/Health

Irish Researchers Unlock Breakthrough Approach to Repair Peripheral Nerve Damage

Researchers from the RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, AMBER, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research along with leading global medical technology company Integra LifeSciences,…

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Covid 19/Health

Study Reveals Potential to Reduce Number of Medications Prescribed for Older People

A study by researchers at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences of GP-delivered medication for older people led to an overall reduction in the number of medications prescribed. The…

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Covid 19/Health

HRB Investment of €21m in Cancer Clinical Trials Will Transform Cancer Care in Ireland

The Heath Research Board (HRB) have made a significant investment of €21 million in cancer clinical trials that will transform cancer care in Ireland. The funding will tackle childhood and…

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Covid 19/Health

The Healthy Ireland Survey 2021

The Healthy Ireland Survey 2021 has been published by the Department of Health showing the general well-being of people across Ireland in a number of aspects. Smoking 18% of the…

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Covid 19/Health

Social Workers Call on Government to Safeguard Adults at Risk of Abuse and Neglect

On Ireland’s first National Safeguarding Day, the Irish Association of Social Workers call on Government to act without delay and introduce measures to safeguard adults at risk of abuse and…

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Covid 19/Health

Women’s Health Taskforce to Run Online Events on Women’s Health

The Department of Health is launching a series of new online public information events on women’s health, led by the Women’s Health Taskforce. The ‘Tell me more…’ event series will…

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COVID 19

New Research Shows Impact of Pandemic on Elderly Mental Health

Older people faced the greatest restrictions associated with the pandemic, with many advised to ‘shield’ from the outside world which had an impact on elderly mental health. A new qualitative…

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