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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

Minister for Health Welcomes Publication of Health in Ireland

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, welcomed the publication of Health in Ireland – Key Trends 2021. This annual report is based on health data from March 2020 – mid-November…

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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

HSE Winter Plan Risks Seeing Health Service Slide Back into Pre-Pandemic Stagnation

The Irish Hospitals Consultants Association (IHCA) have said that the delay in the HSE publishing a Winter plan does not bode well for difficult weeks and months ahead. Shortfalls in…

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Covid 19/Research

Launch of IMPROVER – National Survey for Prostate Cancer Patients and Healthcare Professionals

IMPROVER, (Involving Men with Prostate Cancer in Engaged Research), a new national survey led by Associate Professor Antoinette Perry and her research team at University College Dublin (UCD), in conjunction with…

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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

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

National Fire Safety Week 2021 Launched

2021’s virtual National Fire Safety Week was officially launched via an online video by Darragh O’Brien, TD, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage. National Fire Safety Week, 4th –…

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COVID 19

IMO Welcomes Progress on Opening Pathways for International Doctors

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has given a guarded welcome to the commitment by the Minister for Health in the opening of pathways to training for international doctors previously only…

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COVID 19

Essential First Aid Tips Everyone Should Know

Everyone should be aware of the essential first aid tips that could potentially save a person’s life. Jonathan Lynch is a community engagement officer and paramedic with the National Ambulance Service….

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COVID 19

€750,000 for Mobility and Cancer Care Transport Services in Rural Ireland

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced the provision of €747,000 to fund cancer care transport services for community-based organisations providing vital services in rural areas….

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COVID 19

BUMBLEance Podcast Featuring Heather Rainey

On this week’s podcast, we had the pleasure of speaking with Heather Rainey, Head of Communications and Fundraising for BUMBLEance. BUMBLEance is the official Children’s National Ambulance Service of Ireland.  They provide…

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COVID 19

Naval Service 75th Anniversary Event

On Wednesday 1st September, the Minister for Defence celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the Irish Naval Service in Dublin. Minister Coveney was joined by the Lord Mayor of Dublin City,…

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COVID 19

Fire Service Maintenance Workshop Opened In Ennis

A new Clare County Fire and Rescue Service maintenance workshop in Ennis, Co. Clare, was officially opened by Darragh O’Brien TD, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage. The €1.23m facility,…

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COVID 19

Setting Up a Health Partnership in Kenya

Health partnerships, also referred to as North-South partnership, are setting up between high and low-to-middle income countries, involving Higher Education Institutions, Health Service Providers, NGOs and other groups engaged in…

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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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