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Concern over ‘extremely limited’ translation services for refugees

By David Lynch | Nov 25, 2021 |

Interpreters and “key workers” available to refugees engaging with health services are “extremely limited in Ireland”, a HSE committee meeting…

Programme manager recruited for long Covid care model – HSE

By Catherine Reilly | Nov 25, 2021 |

The HSE has recruited a programme manager for a long Covid care model, a spokesperson has informed the Medical Independent…

Larger allocation under activity-based funding – Rotunda Master

By Catherine Reilly | Nov 25, 2021 |

The Rotunda Hospital in Dublin would receive a “considerably larger central allocation” if activity-based funding was operated in the Irish…

Sharp fall in FFP2 masks distributed during 2021 – HSE data

By Catherine Reilly | Nov 25, 2021 |

The distribution of FFP2 respirator masks to healthcare sites declined significantly from a high of 3.778 million in February 2021…

Sharp fall in FFP2 masks distributed during 2021 – HSE data

By Catherine Reilly | Nov 25, 2021 |

The distribution of FFP2 respirator masks to healthcare sites declined significantly from a high of 3.778 million in February 2021…

EDs ‘under-resourced’ – HSE

By David Lynch | Nov 25, 2021 |

The HSE National Director of Acute Operations Mr Liam Woods raised concerns at a recent meeting that the lack of…

IT and staffing deficits continue to impact public health’s response to Covid-19

By David Lynch | Nov 25, 2021 |

Implementation of a national electronic case and outbreak management system remains an urgent requirement, while reform of public health in…

Most people support removal of private care from public hospitals – PHA research

By Reporter | Nov 25, 2021 |

Some 62 per cent of people believe private care should be removed from the public hospital system, while 69 per…

NOCA launches five-year strategic plan

By Reporter | Nov 25, 2021 |

The National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) Strategy 2021-2025 has been launched today by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly. The…

Career structure needed for future general practice, says ICGP President

By Valerie Ryan | Nov 24, 2021 |

A career structure is needed in general practice that will allow future GPs to lead primary care teams that respond…

First-ever national strategic framework for postgraduate training due to be launched

By Valerie Ryan | Nov 24, 2021 |

The first-ever national strategic framework for postgraduate medical training across all medical and surgical specialties is due to be launched…

Doctors’ organisations deeply concerned about winter period

By Reporter | Nov 16, 2021 |

The prediction of a severe influenza season on top of continued Covid-19 pressures and emergency department overcrowding could result in…

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