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SATUs secure State funding to preserve biological evidence

By sa | Jun 10, 2015 |

The Clinical Director of the national Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) service has welcomed news that the units will soon be in a position to allow patients the option of preserving biological evidence for a year.

Half of GPs have signed under-six contract – HSE

By sa | Jun 10, 2015 |

Just over half (51 per cent) of GMS contract holders have signed up to the under-six contract, according to data released today by the HSE.

New suicide prevention strategy expected soon

By sa | Jun 10, 2015 |

The new national framework for suicide prevention is expected to be published “in the next few weeks,” the Medical Independent (MI) has learned.

New Children’s Hospital in discussions with Department over philanthropy plan

By sa | Jun 10, 2015 |

The New Children’s Hospital Group Board has been in discussion with the Department of Health regarding a philanthropy plan, this newspaper has learned.

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By sa | Jun 9, 2015 |

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HSE acknowledges ‘slight increase’ in abortion figures

By sa | Jun 9, 2015 |

The HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme has acknowledged an increase in the number of women giving Irish addresses at UK abortion clinics, but describes the rate as stable at 3.8 per 1000 women aged 15-44.

Initiative to reduce pressure ulcers wins prestigious award

By sa | Jun 9, 2015 |

A joint HSE and RCPI healthcare initiative aimed at tackling pressure ulcers has won a prestigious international award from the ‘Journal of Wound Care’.

First eHealth Ecosystem national meeting announced

By sa | Jun 8, 2015 |

The inaugural National eHealth Ecosystem meeting takes place on 29 June at the Clyde Court Hotel, Dublin 4, according to the Department of Health and HSE. The meeting is hosted by the eHealth Ireland Ecosystem.

Number of doctors registered at highest level for a decade

By sa | Jun 4, 2015 |

There were 19,049 doctors registered with the Medical Council at the end of 2014, which is the highest number in a decade.

New Forensic Hospital to replace the Central Mental Hospital

By sa | Jun 3, 2015 |

An Bord Pleanála has granted permission for a new forensic hospital at Portrane, Co. Dublin. This will replace the existing Central Mental Hospital.

IMO expresses ‘grave concern’ at outcome of public sector pay talks

By sa | May 29, 2015 |

The IMO has expressed disappointment and grave concern as to the outcome of the public sector pay talks.

Scheme’s sign-up figures are accurate, says Minister Lynch

By sa | May 29, 2015 |

Minister of State for Primary Care, Kathleen Lynch has rejected a suggestion from the NAGP that the information provided by her in the Dáil yesterday was inaccurate.

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