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DMHG backing Tallaght on trauma services

By sa | Jan 12, 2017 |

A proposal for trauma services to be based at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin has won support from Dublin Midlands Hospital Group (DMHG), the Medical Independent (MI) reports.

HSE Audit Committee concerned about inaccurate reporting

By sa | Jan 11, 2017 |

The HSE’s Audit Committee has noted that a number of recent audits have found that management had been given inaccurate reports on “clearance of actions” required by previous internal audits.

Uncertainty over conduct of GP contract talks

By sa | Jan 11, 2017 |

The IMO and NAGP have each received a formal invitation to take part in negotiations on the formation of a new GP contract.

Lobbying on alcohol bill likened to ‘David vs Goliath’

By sa | Jan 11, 2017 |

Leading public health figures have told this newspaper they have serious concerns about the “unprecedented” level of lobbying by the alcohol industry against the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.

HSE must bring vaccination message online, urges specialist

By sa | Jan 11, 2017 |

Health authorities in Ireland must highlight the positive impact of vaccinations in an online campaign that strongly utilises social media, a Limerick-based Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist has urged.

Over €7m in outstanding private insurance claims at Cork University Hospital

By sa | Jan 11, 2017 |

Outstanding private health insurance claims at Cork University Hospital (CUH) were “in the region” of €7 million throughout 2016, this newspaper has been told.

Harris sought ‘substantial’ rise in off-licence fees

By sa | Jan 11, 2017 |

Minister for Health Simon Harris recommended a “substantial” increase to off-licence fees in Budget 2017.

GP out-of-hours services outline unprecedented recent demand

By sa | Jan 9, 2017 |

Recent weeks have seen unprecedented demand for GP out-of-hours services across the country, with some temporarily going off-call.

Transitional funding required to move to GP-led primary care system – NAGP

By sa | Jan 5, 2017 |

The NAGP says the overcrowding crisis in hospital emergency departments has reached “catastrophic levels” due to a lack of proper planning and investment.

GP services ‘near breaking point’ –IMO

By sa | Jan 5, 2017 |

The GP Committee of the IMO has warned that GP services across the country are “near breaking-point”. It says no new services can be extended to general practice unless additional resources are made available to properly resource the existing services being provided.

‘Stop blaming flu’ for overcrowding and cancellations – IMO

By sa | Jan 4, 2017 |

Dr Peadar Gilligan, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Beaumont Hospital and Chairman of the IMO Consultant Committee, has said the overcrowding crisis will continue until cuts to bed numbers in public hospitals are reversed and policies changed to make Ireland an attractive location for Irish trained doctors.

Healthcare workers urged to get flu vaccine

By sa | Jan 3, 2017 |

Flu vaccine uptake among healthcare workers has risen to 28.3 per cent compared with 22.5 per cent during the previous season, according to the HSE.

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