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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Covid 19/Health

First Women’s Health Action Plan Launched

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly launched the Women’s Health Action Plan 2022-2023, the first Women’s Health Action Plan published in Ireland. The Action Plan was developed by the Department…

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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

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

COVID-19 Antigen Tests: What You Need to Know

COVID-19 antigen tests are also known as ‘lateral flow tests’. They are the tests you buy in shops and pharmacies and can use at home yourself. They are not as…

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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

Launch of €13m Healthy Communities Programme

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, and Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan TD, launched a new healthy communities programme worth €13m to support…

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COVID 19

Hugely Concerning Recruitment Trend Sees Doctor Shortages in Health Services

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has warned that a chronic inability to attract applicants to vacant posts and doctor shortages in our health services across all medical specialties is having…

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COVID 19

UCC researchers and Swiss collaborators make important Covid virus discovery

A team of researchers led by University College Cork (UCC) Professor John Atkins, together with their Swiss collaborators have just published in Science, work that highlights a potential drug target against the Covid…

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COVID 19

Bus Éireann begins dedicated COVID-19 vaccination shuttle service in Limerick

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA) announces a new shuttle bus service making travel easier for COVID-19 vaccination appointments, currently at the Radisson Blu…

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COVID 19

Opinion: What Happens if The HSE Cyber Attack Data is Leaked?

The following article was written by Jenny Darmody . This piece originally appeared in Silicon republic and the views expressed are not necessarily those of EMS but rather that of…

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COVID 19

National Children’s Hospital Time-Lapse

The new children’s hospital is currently under construction by BAM Ireland on the campus of St James’ Hospital in Dublin. The new hospital will be seven storeys high. Including the underground car park…

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COVID 19

INMO conference calls for urgent action on “long COVID”

Frontline nurses and midwives experiencing long-term COVID symptoms are not getting the medical or employment supports they need, the INMO (Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation) Annual Delegate Conference has warned….

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COVID 19

Launch of the Government’s ‘Be Summer-Ready’ Information Campaign

The Government today launched the ‘Be Summer-Ready’ 2021 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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