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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

IMO Urges Government to Increase Access to Covid 19 Vaccines in Poorest Parts of the World

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has strongly endorsed calls to increase the availability of Covid 19 vaccines in the poorest parts of the world. The Council of the IMO last…

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Covid 19/Research

Potential ‘Tsunami’ of Mental Health Issues Among Older People Identified

An examination of psychiatric referrals to an emergency department during Covid-19 has raised concerns about mental health issues in older people, aged 65 and older, with some doctors warning that…

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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/Education

Approval for Irish Hospitals to Join European Reference Networks on Rare Diseases

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has welcomed formal notification from the European Commission that 15 applications (mainly consortia) submitted by five Irish academic hospitals to join European Reference Networks have…

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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/Research

New Theory Proposes ‘Forgetting’ is Actually Form of Learning

We create countless memories as we live our lives but many of these we forget. Why? Counter to the general assumption that memories simply decay with time, ‘forgetting’ might not…

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EMS News

Athlone Air Ambulance Celebrates 10th Anniversary This Year

Athlone Air Ambulance will celebrate its 10 year anniversary this year. The air ambulance responded to over 6,000 taskings to date. Formally known as the Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS), it…

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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/Research

RCSI Launches Research Programme to Improve Stroke Care

A research programme led by RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences that aims to improve the delivery of stroke care for patients was launched recently. Led by Professor Frances Horgan and Professor…

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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

33% of Patients at Midlands Hospitals Waiting Longer Than 1 Year for Care

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has warned of the excessively long waits patients in the Midlands hospitals are experiencing before being treated or assessed by a Consultant in the…

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COVID 19

Acceleration of COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Programme Announced

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly has announced the acceleration of the COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Programme. Given the emergence of the Omicron variant and demonstrable impact of the booster dose…

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Covid 19/Research

Trinity Researchers Make Breakthrough in Understanding Motor Neuron Disease

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have made a major discovery in understanding motor neuron disease (MND). The research team has found that MND has 4 distinct patterns of changes in…

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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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