Covid 19/Health

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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Covid 19/Health

Department of Health Publishes National Data Tables on Non-Monetary Healthcare Statistics

The Department of Health has commenced publication of national data tables on non-monetary healthcare statistics. These tables will be released yearly in advance of their publication via Eurostat and the…

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Covid 19/Health

Commencement of Drafting of New National Sexual Health Strategy

The Minister of State with Responsibility for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Hildegarde Naughton has welcomed commencement of drafting of the new National Sexual Health Strategy (NSHS)….

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Covid 19/Health

National Healthy Eating Resources for Adults Over 65 Years

Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler, has launched the Healthy Eating Resources for older people. These resources have been developed by the Department of Health with the Health Service…

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COVID 19

Number of Children With Type 2 Diabetes Increased Following Covid-19 Pandemic

Type 2 diabetes cases among children increased in the year following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research presented at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Chicago….

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Covid 19/Health

Acceleration of Delivery of Second New Ward Block at University Hospital Limerick

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced the acceleration of plans to deliver additional bed capacity at University Hospital Limerick. Construction is continuing on a 96-bed ward block at the…

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Covid 19/Health

Launch of Healthy Workplace Website Funded By Healthy Ireland

Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Hildegarde Naughton, has welcomed the launch of the Healthy Workplace website. Developed under the National Framework…

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Covid 19/Health

Dire Hospital Beds Shortages Will Worsen Unless Rapid Action is Taken

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has warned that investment in additional hospital beds is not keeping pace with population growth and that the current dire shortages will worsen unless rapid…

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Covid 19/Health

Two Major Trauma Centres Launched In Significant Step Forward For The National Trauma Strategy

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly have officially opened the Major Trauma Centres (MTCs) at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin and Cork University Hospital. The opening of the two Major Trauma…

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Covid 19/Health

Successful Applicants for GAA Walking Tracks Initiative Announced

Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Hildegarde Naughton, and the President of the GAA (Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael) Larry McCarthy have welcomed the announcement of the…

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Covid 19/Health

RCSI Study Shows Digital Device Can Improve Patients’ Asthma Management

A new international study led by RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences has revealed significant potential for digital technology to improve asthma management for patients. The study, published in…

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Covid 19/Health

FutureNeuro Partners with IQVIA and Novartis Ireland for Research to Harness Health Data

FutureNeuro, the SFI research centre for chronic and rare neurological disease, has announced collaborative research projects with IQVIA and Novartis Ireland to advance the use of data in healthcare research…

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Covid 19/Health

Sláintecare Progress Report 2022 and Action Plan 2023 Published

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly published the Sláintecare Progress Report 2022 and the Sláintecare Action Plan 2023. Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said, “the vision for healthcare set out in…

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Covid 19/Health

National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan 2023-2026 Launched

The Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Hildegarde Naughton, launched the National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan 2023-2026. Skin cancer is the most commonly-diagnosed cancer in Ireland, with…

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Covid 19/Health

New WHO Targets for Managing Diabetes Published

A new report for the WHO has identified five core national targets for UN member states aimed at reducing diabetes risk and ensuring that people with diabetes have equitable access…

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Covid 19/Health

Publication of ‘Towards Population Based Funding for Health: Model Proposal’ Welcomed

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly published, ‘Towards Population Based Funding for Health: Model Proposal’ as part of the 2022 Spending Review process. A new population-based resource allocation (PBRA) model is…

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Covid 19/Health

Waiting List Action Plan for 2023 Published

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has published the 2023 Waiting List Action Plan. The 2023 Waiting List Action Plan sets out the ongoing priorities to continue to address waiting lists…

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Covid 19/Health

Advances in Women’s Health Services Welcomed As Women’s Health Week Launched

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 highlighted…

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Covid 19/Health

€81m In Once-Off Funding For Voluntary And Community Providers

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, Minister of State with responsibility for Disability, Anne Rabbitte, Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler, and Minister of State with responsibility for…

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Covid 19/Health

HSE Begins Recruitment for New Child and Youth Mental Health Lead

Minister for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler welcomed the opening of the recruitment process for the post of Child and Youth Mental Health Lead in the HSE. This…

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