Covid 19/Health

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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COVID 19

Consultants Call for Action as 69,000 People Waiting for Care in Mid-West Region

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has warned that the ongoing shortage of hospital Consultants across a large number of specialties in the UL Hospitals Group is restricting patients from…

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COVID 19

€20 million in Funding for Cancer Services in Budget 2022

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD has announced additional new development funding of €20 million for cancer services in Budget 2022. The continued development of cancer services in Ireland is guided by the National…

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COVID 19

Launch of €13m Healthy Communities Programme

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, and Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan TD, launched a new healthy communities programme worth €13m to support…

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COVID 19

Hugely Concerning Recruitment Trend Sees Doctor Shortages in Health Services

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has warned that a chronic inability to attract applicants to vacant posts and doctor shortages in our health services across all medical specialties is having…

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COVID 19

Minister for Mental Health Celebrates World Mental Health Month

This week, the Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler TD, celebrates World Mental Health Month. World Mental Health Month for October shines a spotlight on mental health….

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COVID 19

Quarter of Irish people Say Mental Health Deteriorated During Pandemic

A new RCSI MyHealth virtual series aims to empower people to live well during and after COVID-19 as a quarter of Irish people say that their mental health deteriorated during…

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COVID 19

Health Budget 2022 Critical Moment for Mental Health Services

Hospital consultants are calling on Government to set funding for Ireland’s mental health services at realistic levels, as the impact of Covid-19 continues to expose the decades-long detrimental effects of…

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COVID 19

Vulnerable Could Be Left Without Care Due to Recruitment Crisis in Homecare Sector

A recruitment crisis in the homecare sector must be addressed by the Government as a matter of urgency, a representative group has said. Home and Community Care Ireland (HCCI) is…

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COVID 19

UNICEF Say Ireland Donated One Million Vaccines to Poor Nations

Citizens and businesses of Ireland have so far donated more than one million Covid vaccines to poorer countries through a UNICEF campaign. The ‘Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine’ campaign…

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