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Mental health funding ‘grossly inadequate’ given pandemic impact – IHCA

By sa | Mar 2, 2021 |

Mental health funding for 2021 is “grossly inadequate” in light of the psychological toll of the pandemic on the population,…

Meat factory workers undergo over 123,000 PCR tests for Covid-19

By Niamh Cahill | Mar 1, 2021 |

More than 123,000 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab tests for Covid-19 have been taken from meat factory workers since the…

NIAC advises 12 week Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine interval for all age groups

By Niamh Cahill | Mar 1, 2021 |

The interval between doses of the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine for all age groups in now 12 weeks, according to updated…

Update on progress of National Physical Activity Plan

By sa | Feb 26, 2021 |

The National Physical Activity Plan Implementation Summary Report 2019 has been jointly launched by Minister of State for Public Health,…

Urgent action needed to prevent secondary crisis of missed care – IHCA

By sa | Feb 26, 2021 |

Following the publication of the HSE’s National Service Plan 2021, the IHCA has called on health officials to prioritise reducing…

HSE Service Plan provides €426 million to increase capacity

By sa | Feb 24, 2021 |

The National Service Plan for the HSE, which details spending of its €20.623 billion allocation for 2021, has been published.…

Infrastructure deficits ‘a challenge’ for hospitals – HIQA

By sa | Feb 23, 2021 |

Lack of single room capacity and maintenance issues remain a “challenge” for acute hospitals, according to HIQA’s latest inspection reports…

Vaccination expiration date error ‘not ideal’

By Niamh Cahill | Feb 22, 2021 |

GPs had to rearrange Covid-19 vaccination clinics early last week after it emerged the HSE cold chain service delivered vaccines…

Mass vaccination clinic at Helix a ‘monumental day’

By Niamh Cahill | Feb 22, 2021 |

More than 100 GP practices came together last weekend at the Helix in Dublin City University (DCU) to vaccinate just…

Paediatric cancer services ‘must be self-sufficient’

By Paul Mulholland | Feb 22, 2021 |

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of ensuring Ireland has a “self-sufficient” cancer service for children and adolescents, according…

Valproate survivors ‘await supports’

By Catherine Reilly | Feb 22, 2021 |

A funded care pathway for children and adults affected by the teratogenic prescription drug, Epilim (sodium valproate), has yet to…

LGBTI+ ‘resource disparities’ raised with HSE

By David Lynch | Feb 22, 2021 |

A series of concerns were raised with HSE social inclusion by LGBTI+ community representatives including “disbandment” of the ChemSex working…

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