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General News

Almost 20,000 People on Cork Hospital Waiting Lists for more than a Year

Almost 20,000 people have been waiting over a year for a procedure at a Cork hospital, according to monthly figures published by the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF). In total,…

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IMO Warns Focus on Health Savings Risks Repeating ‘Regressive’ Austerity-Era Mistakes

This week, the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has warned that the Department of Health risks repeating the same ‘regressive’ mistakes of the austerity years if it plans to move away…

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General News

National Cancer Strategy ‘A Plan Without Action’, Oireachtas Committee Hears

The head of the Irish Cancer Society told the Joint Committee on Health that people in Ireland today are not being given the best possible chance of surviving cancer because…

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Healthcare Brand Increases Clonmel Investment with New €3 Million Warehouse Facility

Yesterday, April 8th, both the Mayor of Clonmel Borough District, Cllr Richie Molloy, and Clonmel Healthcare, a popular consumer health brand, announced the completion of the construction of a brand…

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Waiting List Targets Cannot be Achieved unless Government Fast-Track Planned Additional Hospital Capacity

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has warned that the government’s waiting list reduction targets for 2024 cannot be achieved unless the opening of planned additional hospital capacity is fast-tracked…

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IMO Survey Highlights ‘Unsustainable’ Working Environment for Junior Doctors

A survey of NCHDs (Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors) published today, Tuesday 2nd April 2024, by the Irish Medical Organisation has found that the health and safety of both patients and doctors…

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General News

Irish Medical Organisation response to Medical Council Workforce Intelligence Report

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has said that the recent Medical Council’s ‘Medical Workforce Intelligence Consolidated Report 2022’ highlights the lack of workforce planning to ensure we have enough doctors to meet the demands of an increasing population.

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General News

Over 100,000 people added to waiting lists despite €1.2 billion spent on reduction measures since 2020

More than 111,000 people have been added to hospital waiting lists in the past four years, despite the Government spending a staggering €1.2 billion over the same period on initiatives aimed at reducing patient wait times. The new analysis comes as the latest National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) figures released today reveal that 889,200 people were on some form of hospital waiting list at the end of February.

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General News

Laya Healthcare opens second Clinic in Dublin

Laya Healthcare today announced the launch of a new Laya Health & Wellbeing Clinic in Swords Business Campus, Swords, Co Dublin. This will increase the number of clinics to four…

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Defence & Security

Tánaiste Welcomes Government Approval for Drafting of New Bill to Drive Cultural Transformation in the Defence Forces

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin TD, welcomed the Government’s approval for the drafting of the Defence (Amendment) Bill 2023 to drive cultural transformation in the Defence Forces….

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Covid 19/Health

Minister for Health Reaffirms Ireland’s Commitment to International Pandemic Agreement

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has reaffirmed Ireland’s commitment to progressing the development of an International Pandemic Agreement aimed at strengthening pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response in the wake…

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Covid 19/Technology

Use of AI in 15,000 Patient Scans Speeds Up Emergency Care

The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital has become the first hospital in Ireland to use artificial intelligence (AI) across its radiology department in order to accelerate emergency care. The Dublin hospital…

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Defence & Security

Publication of Implementation Plan for Report of the Commission on the Defence Forces

The Detailed Implementation Plan for the Report of the Commission on the Defence Forces has been published. This is another step in the transformation of the Defence Forces and builds…

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Covid 19/Health

Passing Of Legislation Banning Sale Of E-Cigarettes To Under 18s Welcomed

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly is welcoming the completion of the Public Health (Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products) Bill in both Houses of the Oireachtas in banning the sale of e-cigarettes….

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Covid 19/Health

Acute Virtual Ward Programme in Limerick University Hospital and St. Vincent’s University Hospital Announced

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, has formally announced the establishment of the Acute Virtual Ward programme, which will commence in early 2024 in Limerick University Hospital and St. Vincent’s University…

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Covid 19/Research

Report Published to Inform Development of Ireland’s National Mental Health Policy

As part of on-going work to measure the impact of the implementation of Sharing the Vision, Ireland’s national mental health policy, the Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler…

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Defence & Security

Tánaiste Launches ‘A Very Hard Struggle – Lives in the Military Service Pensions Collection’

Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin TD, launched new book ‘A Very Hard Struggle – Lives in the Military Service Pensions Collection’ at the home of the Military Archives…

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Covid 19/Health

Results of 2023 Healthy Ireland Survey Announced

Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Hildegarde Naughton, Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler, and Chief Medical Officer Professor Breda Smyth launched the…

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Covid 19/Research

Minister for Health Appoints Professor Mary Horgan to Design Emerging Health Threats Agency

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced the appointment of Professor Mary Horgan to lead the design of a new emerging health threats agency. The agency will build on…

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Defence & Security

Increase in Patrol Duty Allowance for the Naval Service

Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Mícheál Martin TD announced that the Patrol Duty Allowance paid to Naval Service personnel will be doubled after ten days at sea. This measure will take…

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