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Increase in bariatric surgery compared to 2020

By David | Nov 8, 2021 |

In 2021 so far there were 42 bariatric surgeries in St Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH), Dublin and 18 bariatric surgeries…

Medical Council President calls for comprehensive long-term medical workforce strategy

By Valerie Ryan | Nov 8, 2021 |

President of the Medical Council, Dr Suzanne Crowe, has called for a comprehensive medical workforce strategy, planning ahead for the…

High standards maintained at Young Investigator Award

By Sa | Nov 8, 2021 |

Irish Cardiac Society 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM, virtual, 7-9 October 2021 The ICS 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting and…

The transformation of heart failure care

By Sa | Nov 8, 2021 |

Irish Cardiac Society 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM, virtual, 7-9 October 2021 The ICS 72ndnAnnual Scientific Meeting and AGM…

St James’s Hospital initiative wins international medication safety award

By Reporter | Nov 5, 2021 |

A team at St James’s Hospital in Dublin has received a ‘Cheers Award’ from the Institute for Safe Medication Practice…

Vaccination protection recommended for travel to countries with polio

By Valerie Ryan | Nov 5, 2021 |

All individuals travelling from Ireland to countries where polio transmission is occurring should ensure that they have appropriate polio vaccination…

Number of ‘non-specialist’ consultants remains static

By David Lynch | Nov 5, 2021 |

There has been no significant change in the past six months in the number of consultants employed by the HSE…

ICU beds were ‘found for those who needed them’ during pandemic- NOCA report

By Reporter | Nov 4, 2021 |

The “key findings” of a new National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) report indicate “that the national network of ICUs…

Tender issued for online hepatitis C testing service

By Paul Mulholland | Nov 4, 2021 |

The HSE National Hepatitis C Treatment Programme (NHCTP) is looking to establish a pilot online hepatitis C testing service. The…

HSE robot project processing Covid-19 whole genome sequencing results

By David Lynch | Nov 4, 2021 |

A surveillance robot project deployed by the HSE for processing Covid-19 data has been developed further “to process Covid-19 whole…

Plans for All-Island Cancer Research Institute discussed

By Valerie Ryan | Nov 4, 2021 |

Plans for the establishment of an All-Island Cancer Research Institute (AICRI) have been outlined at the latest meeting of the…

Regulatory reform required for paramedicine

By Catherine Reilly | Nov 4, 2021 |

Developing further cohorts of community paramedics (CPs) “is not appropriate” until the required regulatory framework is in place, the HSE…

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