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Independent ‘hospital-wide’ review of LUH proposed

By Catherine Reilly | January 25, 2021

HIQA should be approached to conduct an “independent hospital-wide review” of Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH), the board of Saolta University Health Care Group has suggested. The matter was raised at the board’s meeting in September 2020, following an update on the most recent meeting of the board quality and patient safety committee,…

Private testing fears voiced by NPHET advisory group

Unclear protocol for designating ‘very high-risk’ patients

US military at Shannon exempt from PCR requirement

Governance clarity needed for hospital psychiatric units


Psychiatry’s pandemic challenge

Mental health services are crucial in the pandemic and are facing a uniquely difficult period. David Lynch reports

Dramatic rise in community assessment hub appointments

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Vaccinated healthcare workers who are close contacts ‘can be considered’ for derogation – HIQA

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The worldwide health crises obscured by Covid-19

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Transplant and vaccination access a concern for renal patients

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Dr Lucia Gannon

A recognition that we are not going through this alone


Dr Muiris Houston

Looking to the stars for career guidance?

Systemic lupus erythematosus –diagnosis and management

By Dr Wan Lin Ng ,SpR in Rheumatology, Dr Laura Durcan Consultant Rheumatologist and Physician, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

Osteoarthritis in focus

By Theresa Lowry-Lehnen

Opening the door to new treatment options for vitiligo patients

By Dr Mitesh Kumar Dwivedi

Systemic lupus erythematosus –diagnosis and management

By Dr Wan Lin Ng ,SpR in Rheumatology, Dr Laura Durcan Consultant Rheumatologist and Physician, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

The life of one of Ireland’s foremost psychiatrists

I always flick through the pages of a new book in search of an eye-catching phrase and I quickly found this zinger: as a schoolboy Anthony Clare made “…occasional trips to Northern Ireland where he acquired a taste for Bounty bars…”. Raised in Northern Ireland, where I too acquired a taste for Bounty bars, here…

The Swiss army knife of cars

Renault’s versatile Megane range gets a new look for 2021 Renault’s Megane, as a car, reminds me of the Swiss army knife stand you would see at any jewellers. The range varies from a blade and a corkscrew, through a broad range of options and iterations, until you get all the way to the top…

Time for a festive feast


I’m always amused when I read stuff about ‘how to have a stress-free Christmas’. They always assume that you want to create a monstrous feast comprising dozens of elements and the solution, it’s suggested, is just to do lots of planning and to execute everything with military precision. The only really useful advice seems to…

A talk with … Bianca Divito


Lead artist at Divito Studios, Bianca Divito is an award-winning stained-glass designer and conservator, hailing from Co Wicklow. Having worked on the conservation of priceless stained glass windows throughout Europe, her deep understanding of her craft led her to experiment with outdoor installations, as well as innovative techniques and materials — including airbrushing, Swarovski crystals…

Mindo Cartoon – 28 January 2021


The curious case of the intoxicated man

A round-up of news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon There follows a brief curiosity for the medical detectives among you, if you have not already heard of a similar case. It’s a diagnosis which for six years eluded a multidisciplinary team that included psychiatrists, neurologists and gastroenterologists, among others. Case study:…

Update Psychiatry and Neurology

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