General News

Unprecedented Demand for Diagnostic Scans as 260,000 People on Waiting Lists

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has warned of the potential impact on patient outcomes from new restrictions on the issuing of vouchers for diagnostic scans by the National Treatment…

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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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EMS News

New Saolta Radiation Oncology Centre Opened at Galway University Hospital

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly opened the Saolta Radiation Oncology Centre at Galway University Hospital (GUH). This new radiation oncology centre began to accept patients in Q2 2023. This new facility…

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EMS News

New HSE National Youth Mental Health Office Launched

Minister for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler has announced the launch of the new National Youth Mental Health Office in the Health Service Executive (HSE). The new National…

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EMS News

Free Contraception Now Available for 17-30 Year-Olds

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced the expansion of the free contraception scheme to include women aged 27 to 30 years. The free contraception scheme is open to…

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EMS News

Families to Register for Free GP Care for Children Aged 6-7 Announced

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly announced the opening of registrations for free GP care for children aged 6-7. The Under 6s GP Visit Card scheme has been expanded to become…

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Business

Approval of €35m for Delivery of New Community Nursing Unit in Clifden

Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler, visited several HSE facilities in Connemara North and noted the significant progress on the development of a new HSE…

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EMS News

Government Approves HSE Health Regions Implementation Plan

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced Cabinet approval for the Health Service Executive (HSE) Health Regions Implementation Plan. The coordination and delivery of health and social care services along…

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EMS News

Increased Rates of Funding for State-Funded Home Support Providers

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, and the Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler have announced that increased funding has been secured for state-funded home support providers,…

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EMS News

Commencement of Drafting of New National Sexual Health Strategy

The Minister of State with Responsibility for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Hildegarde Naughton has welcomed commencement of drafting of the new National Sexual Health Strategy (NSHS)….

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EMS News

National Women and Infants Health Programme’s Annual Report for 2022

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has published the National Women and Infants Health Programme’s (NWIHP) Annual Report for 2022. The NWIHP’s role in the Health Service Executive (HSE) is to…

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EMS News

Online Health System Performance Assessment (HSPA) Platform Launched

The Minister for Health has launched an innovative new online visual health data monitoring tool, created to provide an overview of the performance and health outcomes of the health service….

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EMS News

Publication of HSE Climate Action Strategy Published

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, and Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Hildegarde Naughton, have welcomed the publication of the Health Service Executive (HSE) Climate Action…

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EMS News

Acceleration of Delivery of Second New Ward Block at University Hospital Limerick

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced the acceleration of plans to deliver additional bed capacity at University Hospital Limerick. Construction is continuing on a 96-bed ward block at the…

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Education

Successful Projects for €1.5m Drug Prevention and Education Funding Scheme

The Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy Hildegarde Naughton has announced the successful projects for a new €1.5 million drug prevention and education funding scheme. This…

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COVID 19

Survey Shows 10% of Irish Adults Experienced Symptoms of Long Covid

New data released has found that 10 per cent of adults in Ireland have experienced symptoms of long Covid following an initial period of infection with the virus. The data…

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EMS News

National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan 2023-2026 Launched

The Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Hildegarde Naughton, launched the National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan 2023-2026. Skin cancer is the most commonly-diagnosed cancer in Ireland, with…

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EMS News

Waiting List Action Plan for 2023 Published

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has published the 2023 Waiting List Action Plan. The 2023 Waiting List Action Plan sets out the ongoing priorities to continue to address waiting lists…

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EMS News

‘Evidence for Reform: Where Research Meets Policy’ Research Conference

The Department of Health has hosted a research conference titled, ‘Evidence for Reform: where research meets policy’. The purpose of this event was to explore ways to facilitate research for…

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EMS News

HSE Begins Recruitment for New Child and Youth Mental Health Lead

Minister for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler welcomed the opening of the recruitment process for the post of Child and Youth Mental Health Lead in the HSE. This…

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