Covid 19/Health

First National Traveller Health Action Plan Launched

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, the Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan TD, the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth,…

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COVID 19

500,000 Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Vaccines Administered

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced that more than 500,000 bivalent COVID-19 vaccines have been administered since these vaccines were introduced on 3 October. In total, 725,000 primary…

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Covid 19/Events

New National Forensic Mental Health Service Opened

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly, Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler, and Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Well Being and…

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Covid 19/Advice

Leading Economist Says Health Service Supply-Demand Issues Have Created a ‘Rationing of Care’

A leading Economist and Lecturer at Cork University Business School has said the Irish health service is effectively having to carry out a ‘rationing of care’ through long waiting lists…

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COVID 19

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Uptake Encouraged

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly, the Chief Nursing Officer, Rachel Kenna and the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Breda Smyth have encouraged everyone to get their flu vaccine this winter…

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Covid 19/Health

Menopause Awareness Campaign Launched

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has launched a government awareness campaign for menopause. The campaign is a direct response to the demand from Irish women for greater knowledge and understanding of…

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COVID 19

Department of Health’s Strategic Approach to COVID-19 Published

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has published the Department of Health’s Strategic Approach to the Management of COVID-19: Preparedness for Autumn/Winter 2022/23. The report has been informed by ongoing,…

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Covid 19/Research

National Taskforce on the NCHD Workforce Launched

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced that he is establishing a National Taskforce to focus on the Non-Consultant Hospital Doctor (NCHD) workforce. The purpose of the Taskforce is…

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Covid 19/Education

Re-Instatement of Therapists to Special Schools

Minister of State for Disability, Anne Rabbitte, has announced that the HSE has commenced a process to re-instate therapists in special schools where previously they had been provided. Announcing the…

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Covid 19/Health

Public Consultation on National Framework for Open Disclosure in Irish Health and Social Care

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has launched a public consultation on a draft national policy framework for open disclosure in the Irish health and social care sector. The Department of…

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Covid 19/Health

Publication of Review of the National Physical Activity Plan

Minister of State for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan, and Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Sport, Jack Chambers, jointly welcomed the publication of…

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Covid 19/Health

Legislation to Abolish In-Patient Charges for Children and for Free Contraception to Women Aged 17-25

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly welcomed the signing into law by President Michael D. Higgins of the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) (No. 2) Act 2022. Once commenced, the Act will provide…

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Covid 19/Health

Additional €1.9m in Funding for Women’s Mental Health Services Announced

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD and Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler TD have announced an additional €1.9m in funding for women’s mental health services in…

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COVID 19

Appointment of Professor Breda Smyth as Interim Chief Medical Officer

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced that Professor Breda Smyth will take up a role as interim Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health from 4 July,…

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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

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/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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COVID 19

Northern Ireland’s healthtech expertise to spur growth in the Middle East

Covid-19 has completely transformed the healthcare sector – especially when it comes to the adoption of technology. The global digital health market is expected to surpass $504.4bn by 2025, according…

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COVID 19

Department of the Taoiseach launches ESRI SAM behavioural study

Pictured above: The Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD Via Twitter The Department of the Taoiseach and the ESRI have launched SAM, The Social Activity Measure, which is a behavioural study that…

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EMS News

Ireland’s First Community Air Ambulance Is On Its Way

The first community air ambulance service is propelling its way to Ireland by the end of July, with services expected to begin from August onwards. Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR),…

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