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Covid 19/Advice

IHCA Say Years of Underinvestment Have Led to Unacceptable Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital waiting lists across the country have still not recovered from the height of the first wave of the pandemic in 2020, according to new analysis by the Irish Hospital…

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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/Research

RCSI Researchers Awarded €6.3m in SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme

Eight researchers from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences have been awarded more than €6.3m to lead large-scale awards and projects as part of the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)…

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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

Report to Minister for Defence from Raiseaconcern to be Submitted to the Independent Review Group

Minister for Defence and Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has received a report from Raiseaconcern, on the work undertaken by the Confidential Contact Person (CCP), to assist members of the Defence…

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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/Events

Medical Startups Pitch for Places on Medtech Innovator’s Showcase and Accelerator Programme

Leading medical device and digital health startups will pitch for a place on Medtech Innovator’s International Showcase and Accelerator Programme, which supports the development of the most promising innovations in…

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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

Worsening Waiting List Crisis Revealed As Child Waiting Lists Top 100,000

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has expressed its extreme concern at the new record number on the child waiting lists to be treated or assessed in public hospitals. The…

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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

Ministers for Health Establish the COVID-19 Advisory Group

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, and Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan, have announced the establishment of a COVID-19 Advisory…

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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

Extra Caution Needed to Protect Public and Hospitals From Latest Covid Wave

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has urged the public to use extra caution over the coming weeks given the widespread community transmission of the latest covid wave and the…

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Covid 19/Education

HRB Awards €6m to SPHeRE PhD Training Programme

The Health Research Board (HRB) has confirmed funding for the next phase of the SPHeRE programme, which drives research to address Ireland’s current and emerging health and social care challenges….

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COVID 19

RCSI Clinical Trial Reveals New Treatment Option for Covid-19

A clinical trial conducted by researchers from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences and Beaumont Hospital Dublin has indicated an effective treatment for critically ill COVID-19 patients. The study investigates…

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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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