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Antimicrobial resistance to eight bacteria cost an additional €12m in extra bed days in 2019 – HIQA

By Reporter | Jul 28, 2021 |

HIQA has published a report on the significant economic burden of antimicrobial resistant infections on Irish public acute hospitals in…

Almost two-thirds of Covid-19 deaths occurring in unvaccinated groups

By Niamh Cahill | Jul 28, 2021 |

Around 59 per cent of Covid-19 deaths during a recent two month period occurred in people who were unvaccinated, according…

GPs are now reaching the ‘natural end’ of vaccination clinics

By Niamh Cahill | Jul 28, 2021 |

GPs are now reaching the “natural end” of vaccination clinics as it becomes more difficult to fill vaccine appointments with…

Staff shortages highlighted in new HIQA report on children’s services

By Reporter | Jul 28, 2021 |
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A new HIQA report of children’ services in 2020 found “noticeable improvements” but that “the quality of key systems such…

€2 million investment into National Irish Covid-19 Biobank

By Reporter | Jul 27, 2021 |

An investment of €2 million investment will be made into the new National Irish Covid-19 Biobank (NICB), it has been…

HIQA cancels registration of disability centre

By Reporter | Jul 27, 2021 |

HIQA has published two inspection reports on Camphill Community Duffcarrig, a designated centre for people with disabilities, for inspections in…

‘Severe shortage’ of consultants in SSWHG leading to ‘unacceptable delays’

By Reporter | Jul 22, 2021 |

The IHCA has warned that the ongoing shortage of hospital consultants across a large number of specialties in the South/South…

Repeat HSE study on prevalence of Covid-19 antibodies in HCWs

By Reporter | Jul 21, 2021 |

In October 2020, a national study called the PRECISE study was launched to look at the prevalence of  Covid-19 antibodies…

Valproate survivors ‘extremely frustrated’ with Minister Donnelly’s inquiry delay

By Catherine Reilly | Jul 21, 2021 |

Families harmed by anti-epileptic drug sodium valproate (Epilim) – which can cause birth defects and developmental disorders in children when…

Reduction in radiation doses being received in Ireland – HIQA report

By Reporter | Jul 20, 2021 |

HIQA has today published a report on new standard levels of ionising radiation for x-ray procedures. The study found the…

Pharmacies deliver their 100,000th Covid-19 vaccine

By Reporter | Jul 20, 2021 |

Irish pharmacies have reached the milestone of administering 100,000 Covid-19 vaccines, the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) has confirmed. Pharmacies began…

GP payment figures ‘are misleading’ – IMO

By Reporter | Jul 19, 2021 |

The IMO has said the “annual publication” of figures for payments made to GPs was a “misleading exercise” based on…

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