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A Winter Plan like no other

By Paul Mulholland | Oct 1, 2020 |

When the HSE’s Winter Plan 2019/20 was published, our editorial at the time asked if the name was appropriate anymore.…

Another blow to public health doctors

By Paul Mulholland | Sep 21, 2020 |

Just as ‘spin’ was synonymous with the Tony Blair-led New Labour administration of the late 1990s/early 2000s, ‘optics’ became associated…

Should Ireland implement a population-based Covid-19 testing programme?

By sa | Sep 9, 2020 |

PAUL MULHOLLAND As winter approaches, the need to develop strategies to combat Covid-19 takes on fresh urgency. The reopening of…

The Covid-19 era of perpetual uncertainty

By Paul Mulholland | Aug 17, 2020 |

At the time of writing, there is a lot of talk about the second Covid-19 wave. At the end of…

MSF rises to challenge of global Covid-19 catastrophe

By Paul Mulholland | Aug 5, 2020 |

In this issue of the Medical Independent, we have published a feature on the work of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)…

Time to value our healthcare workers

By Catherine Reilly | Jul 14, 2020 |

It is four months since the then Taoiseach Leo Varadkar stood outside Blair House, Washington DC, and told the nation…

Protecting the vulnerable from Covid-19

By Paul Mulholland | Jun 3, 2020 |

To date, Ireland has avoided the feared Covid-19 surge. This is, of course, to be welcomed and credit should go…

Mental health fallout from pandemic must be addressed

By Paul Mulholland | May 22, 2020 |

he Covid-19 pandemic has ramifications for all aspects of society and our daily lives. As lockdown becomes our ‘new normal’,…

The pandemic will not make IR issues go away

By sa | May 13, 2020 |

It was always going to be the case that the unity which characterised the health service’s and medical community’s reaction…

The needs of non-Covid 19 patients cannot be forgotten

By Paul Mulholland | Apr 30, 2020 |

Some things are noticeable by their absence. During these early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has not been much…

Vital to stop spread of Covid-19 in the residential care sector

By Paul Mulholland | Apr 21, 2020 |

ne of the most worrying trends in the spread of Covid-19 in Ireland has been the outbreak of infections in…

When ‘real’ life rivals fiction

By Paul Mulholland | Mar 31, 2020 |

Speaking recently to the New York Times, Ms Sandra Zampa, Under Secretary of Italy’s Health Ministry, said when Covid-19 first spread…

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