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Almost €800k spent on PR firms in 2018

By Catherine Reilly | Nov 21, 2019 |

Five Hospital Groups and nine voluntary hospitals spent €799,342 on the services of PR firms last year, according to figures…

DPER refused to support draft memo on new regions due to HSE’s finances

By Paul Mulholland | Nov 21, 2019 |

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) refused to support a draft memo for Government on the creation of…

Protected training raised during Council inspections

By sa | Nov 21, 2019 |

The Medical Council has today published reports into two sets of inspections carried out at nine hospitals across the Dublin…

Irish patients waiting three times longer for medicines than European counterparts – IPHA

By sa | Nov 21, 2019 |

Patients in Ireland are waiting three times as long to get the same medicines as patients in other comparable European…

Government must address child homelessness – RCPI

By sa | Nov 20, 2019 |

The RCPI has called on the Government to urgently take action to address the serious harm to the health of…

Over 54,000 cases of problem alcohol use treated over six-year period

By sa | Nov 19, 2019 |

Latest alcohol treatment figures from the Health Research Board (HRB) show 54,263 cases of people being treated for problem alcohol…

Taoiseach contacts Minister Harris on constituent concerns

By David Lynch | Nov 18, 2019 |

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar wrote letters to Minister for Health Simon Harris on a wide range of health issues raised by…

DoH spends €635K on ‘consultancy’

By Catherine Reilly | Nov 18, 2019 |

The Department of Health spent €635,206 on “consultancy service providers” in 2018. The figures were released in response to a…

No sexual health lead despite PrEP roll-out

By David Lynch | Nov 18, 2019 |

The HSE has no date yet for the appointment of a new clinical lead for sexual health. “The HSE has…

Unprecedented smoking cessation levels seen in alpha-1 patients

By Sandra Ryan | Nov 18, 2019 |

A new Irish study has found that a diagnosis of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), regardless of severity, leads to long-term…

Patient safety and quality framework for cancer ‘scaled down’

By Paul Mulholland | Nov 18, 2019 |

Work on a new cancer patient safety and quality framework has been subject to a “scaling down” as a result…

Lack of staff for systemic therapy programme classed as ‘risk’ — NCCP

By Paul Mulholland | Nov 18, 2019 |

The lack of staffing for the systemic therapy programme presents a risk to implementing a new model of care in…

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