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Covid sniffer dogs not on Department agenda

By David Lynch | Oct 30, 2020 |

The Department of Health has no plans at the moment to develop a programme of training sniffer dogs to detect…

Delay in assisting with contact tracing calls would have endangered public health – McGarry

By Niamh Cahill | Oct 30, 2020 |

A delay in putting in place measures to respond to the HSE’s recent backlog in Covid-19 contact tracing calls would…

IMO votes to back Public Health industrial action ballot in ‘unexpected move’

By sa | Oct 30, 2020 |

The IMO voted last night to support the move by public health doctors to ballot to allow industrial action up…

Mental health residents vulnerable to Covid-19 warns MCH

By sa | Oct 28, 2020 |

Suitable premises are urgently required to protect mental health residents against Covid-19 the Mental Health Commission (MHC) has warned today.…

RCSI welcomes publication of Expert Reference Group report on Interval Cancers

By sa | Oct 21, 2020 |

The RCSI welcomes the publication of the Expert Reference Group reports on Clinical Audit of Interval Cancers in the Bowel…

GPs concerned over request to arrange tests for Covid-19 close contacts

By Niamh Cahill | Oct 21, 2020 |

GPs have been asked to arrange tests for close contacts of positive Covid-19 cases due to continued pressure on public…

IMO: Chronic shortage of doctors will have devastating implications if not addressed

By sa | Oct 21, 2020 |

The IMO has called on the Government to urgently address Ireland’s crisis in medical workforce resourcing, saying that our health…

HIQA publishes assessment of alternative tests to detect SARS-CoV-2

By sa | Oct 21, 2020 |

HIQA has advised the national public health emergency team (NPHET) that it is not possible to provide an across-the-board endorsement…

National public engagement survey on the future of health information in Ireland commences

By sa | Oct 20, 2020 |

A National Public Engagement Survey on Health Information is underway to ask the public their views on how their health…

Few people infected with SARS-CoV-2 asymptomatic, according to review

By Niamh Cahill | Oct 20, 2020 |

Most people who become infected with SARS-CoV-2 will not remain asymptomatic throughout the course of the infection, according to the…

OPD waiting lists continue to increase

By Niamh Cahill | Oct 20, 2020 |

The number of people awaiting an outpatient department (OPD) appointment here has increased further, jumping by almost 10 per cent…

Options for ‘service expansion’ of test and trace model being considered – HSE

By Catherine Reilly | Oct 20, 2020 |

The HSE’s Future Operating Model for Test and Trace has been presented to the HSE Board, with further work “now…

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