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HSE mental health group needs ‘independence’

By David Lynch | Feb 22, 2021 |

A HSE implementation group (HIG) to oversee the Government’s new mental health policy will “require a significant degree of independence…

Survey highlights NCHD stress during first Covid-19 wave

By Paul Mulholland | Feb 19, 2021 |

A significant number of NCHDs feared their hospital would not be able to cope during the first wave of Covid-19…

No decision yet on governance structures for new elective-only hospitals

By David Lynch | Feb 19, 2021 |

No decision has yet been made on whether three new elective only centres will be co-located or stand alone hospitals,…

Low reporting of occupational Covid-19 by healthcare employers

By Catherine Reilly | Feb 19, 2021 |

Only 285 occupational cases of Covid-19 were reported to the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) by health and long-term care…

WHO ‘steps up efforts’ to curb Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and DRC

By sa | Feb 18, 2021 |

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is deploying teams of experts to support the national authorities in Guinea and the Democratic…

‘Wish to die’ linked to loneliness and depression in older adults – TCD research

By sa | Feb 18, 2021 |

Scientists at The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) have released fresh research findings outlining…

Concern over people ‘dropping their guard’ following vaccination

By Niamh Cahill | Feb 17, 2021 |

Concern has been raised about individuals who have received Covid-19 vaccinations ‘dropping their guard’ and failing to continue to practice…

Announcement on vaccination centres caused ‘confusion’ – IMO GP Chair

By Niamh Cahill | Feb 16, 2021 |

The announcement on the location of 37 mass vaccination centres on the same day as GPs began community vaccinations for…

Diabetic RetinaScreen introduces two-yearly screening pathway for eligible participants

By sa | Feb 16, 2021 |

Diabetic RetinaScreen (DRS), the National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme, is introducing at two-yearly screening pathway for screening participants who are…

HSE-HIHI Spark Ignite Innovation Competition 2021 now open

By sa | Feb 15, 2021 |

Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI), the HSE, the National Health and Social Care Professions Office (HSCP), the Office of the…

Mandatory self-quarantine for arrivals from 18 additional ‘high-risk’ countries

By sa | Feb 12, 2021 |

An additional 18 states have been added to the list of ‘high-risk’ countries from which arrivals have a mandatory 14-day…

New NPHET ventilation group has formed

By Catherine Reilly | Feb 11, 2021 |

An expert group on ventilation, formed to advise the national public health emergency team (NPHET), held its first meeting on…

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