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RCSI begins clinical trial for potential drug therapy for severe Covid-19 infection

By sa | Jun 29, 2020 |

Clinician scientists at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences have begun a clinical trial of a therapy for critically…

HSE board anxious over impact of legal cases on BreastCheck

By Catherine Reilly | Jun 26, 2020 |

Significant concern about the impact of legal cases on BreastCheck was expressed by the HSE board at a meeting in…

Covid Tracker App development documents published

By sa | Jun 26, 2020 |

The Department of Health and the HSE today published several documents as part of the development of the Covid Tracker…

First half of 2020 sees decline in several infectious diseases

By Niamh Cahill | Jun 25, 2020 |

A number of cases of several infectious diseases decreased in Ireland during the first half of 2020 compared to the…

Over 3,300 patients attend Covid-19 assessment hubs

By Niamh Cahill | Jun 25, 2020 |

More than 3,300 patient attendances have been recorded at Covid-19 community assessment hubs (CAHs) nationally since they were established in…

IMO calls for ‘new approach’ on nursing home care

By sa | Jun 25, 2020 |

The IMO has called for a new approach to managing care for older persons in nursing homes in light of…

Survey shows public back legal protection for doctors

By sa | Jun 25, 2020 |

Doctors who have acted in “good faith during the Covid-19 crisis, should not have to worry about future prosecution or…

RCPI welcomes over 90 new training posts for doctors for the Irish health service

By sa | Jun 24, 2020 |

The RCPI has welcomed the creation of more than 90 new training posts that will help to recruit and retain…

Diabetes patients cancelling appointments amid fear of catching Covid-19

By Niamh Cahill | Jun 24, 2020 |

A rise in the number of diabetes patients cancelling their routine visits to clinics has occurred due to fears of…

Over one-fifth of Covid-19 healthcare workers cases linked to nursing home outbreaks

By Niamh Cahill | Jun 23, 2020 |

More than one-fifth of Covid-19 cases among healthcare workers are linked to outbreaks in nursing homes, new data from the…

‘Immediate decanting’ of hospitals was HSE priority

By Catherine Reilly | Jun 18, 2020 |

Immediate decanting of hospitals “to the greatest extent possible” was among the HSE’s highest priorities in response to Covid-19, according…

‘Frankly unbelievable’ that Govt would allow loss of doctors – IMO

By sa | Jun 18, 2020 |

The IMO has called on the Government to ensure no doctor is left without a placement either during or after the Covid-19…

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