Covid 19/Health

Covid 19/Health

First National Traveller Health Action Plan Launched

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, the Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan TD, the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth,…

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Covid 19/Health

Menopause Awareness Campaign Launched

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has launched a government awareness campaign for menopause. The campaign is a direct response to the demand from Irish women for greater knowledge and understanding of…

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Covid 19/Health

Public Consultation on National Framework for Open Disclosure in Irish Health and Social Care

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has launched a public consultation on a draft national policy framework for open disclosure in the Irish health and social care sector. The Department of…

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Covid 19/Health

World-Renowned Cancer Experts Join With Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre

Ireland’s newly accredited European cancer centre, the Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre, will hold its first conference in Dublin on Thursday, 22 September 2022. The conference is the first of its…

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Covid 19/Health

Publication of Review of the National Physical Activity Plan

Minister of State for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan, and Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Sport, Jack Chambers, jointly welcomed the publication of…

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Covid 19/Health

Legislation to Abolish In-Patient Charges for Children and for Free Contraception to Women Aged 17-25

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly welcomed the signing into law by President Michael D. Higgins of the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) (No. 2) Act 2022. Once commenced, the Act will provide…

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Covid 19/Health

Additional €1.9m in Funding for Women’s Mental Health Services Announced

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD and Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler TD have announced an additional €1.9m in funding for women’s mental health services in…

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Covid 19/Health

Launch of the National Women and Infants Health Programme’s Annual Report 2021

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly have launched the National Women and Infants Health Programme’s Annual Report for 2021. The National Women and Infants Health Programme was established in the HSE…

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Covid 19/Health

Government Publishes Zero Tolerance Strategy To Tackle Domestic, Sexual And Gender-Based Violence

The government has published the Zero Tolerance strategy. Led by Minister for Justice Helen McEntee, it is an ambitious 5-year programme of reform to achieve a society which does not accept domestic, sexual…

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Covid 19/Health

Launch of Accessible Standards for Telehealth Services

The Minister for Disability, Anne Rabbitte, welcomed the launch of the new global standard for Accessibility of Telehealth services. This new standard was developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO)…

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Covid 19/Health

Sláíntecare Action Plan for 2022 Published

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has published the Sláíntecare Action Plan 2022. Sláintecare works to deliver a safe, health and social care service that meets the needs of our…

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Covid 19/Health

Ireland’s Only Child Obesity Service Does Improve Health Outcomes

New research from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences has analysed the impact of Ireland’s only child obesity service for children and adolescents. This study, conducted by the RCSI…

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Covid 19/Health

HSE’s Capital Plan for 2022 Announced

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced the approval of the HSE’s Capital Plan for 2022, which outlines the strategic priorities for the Health Investment Programme. The 2022 Capital Plan…

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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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