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CAMHS Report Raises Concerns About Children on Medication Not Getting Follow-Up Care

A large number of children and adolescents seeking mental health treatment don’t receive necessary follow-up care, a CAMHS report has found. An interim report into an independent review of the…

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COVID 19

CMO Urges Parents to Keep Children With Symptoms of Illness Home

As schools and childcare facilities reopen, the Chief Medical Officer Professor Breda Smyth is urging parents to continue to be mindful of others when their children are sick and to…

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EMS News

Bernard Gloster Appointed New CEO of HSE

The HSE Board has approved the appointment of Mr Bernard Gloster as Chief Executive (CEO) of the HSE. Bernard Gloster, who is currently CEO of the state Child and Family…

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Covid 19/Health

Expansion of Free Contraception Scheme to Include Women Aged 26 From 2023

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced the expansion of the free contraception scheme to include women aged 26, from 1 January 2023. The free contraception scheme for women…

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Covid 19/Research

Ireland to Participate in European Union’s ‘1+ Million Genomes Initiative’

Ireland has officially joined the European Union’s 1+ Million Genomes (1+MG) Initiative. The initiative, which was launched in 2018, is designed to improve Europe’s genomic infrastructure and capacity. By increasing…

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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/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/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/Education

RCSI Launches New Education Platform for NCHDs

RCSI have launched a new education platform which includes over 110 courses dedicated for NCHDs across Ireland. This extensive CPDSS programme has been developed by RCSI in collaboration with HSE…

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Covid 19/Education

91% of GPs Signed Up For CDM Programme

Uptake of the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) programme by GPs and patients is ‘excellent’ with over 91 per cent of GPs signed up and around 75 per cent of eligible…

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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/Health

Launch of the National Women and Infants Health Programme’s Annual Report 2021

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly have launched the National Women and Infants Health Programme’s Annual Report for 2021. The National Women and Infants Health Programme was established in the HSE…

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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

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

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

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

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/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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