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    Almost 400 patients in beds waiting for nursing home spot

    Almost 400 patients in beds waiting for nursing home spot


    Up to 378 patients are stuck in hospitals, awaiting a place in a nursing home. The patients are occupying hospital beds even though they are well enough to be...

    Up to 378 patients are stuck in hospitals, awaiting a place in a nursing home. The patients are occupying hospital beds even though they are well enough to be discharged.
    CervicalCheck cost to soar as tribunal open to more women

    CervicalCheck cost to soar as tribunal open to more women


    The final compensation bill for the CervicalCheck controversy could potentially spiral after it emerged yesterday that another 1,776 women whose slides are currently being reviewed are to be included if they want to take a...

    The final compensation bill for the CervicalCheck controversy could potentially spiral after it emerged yesterday that another 1,776 women whose slides are currently being reviewed are to be included if they want to take a case.

    A rasher a day 'increases risk of bowel cancer'


    Eating one rasher or a slice of ham a day increases the risk of bowel cancer, a new study...

    Eating one rasher or a slice of ham a day increases the risk of bowel cancer, a new study shows.
    Three-tier divide opens up as Vhi covers its private patients' costs for top cancer drugs

    Three-tier divide opens up as Vhi covers its private patients' costs for top cancer drugs


    A "three-tier" system of access to expensive cancer drugs has emerged after it was confirmed Vhi will only cover the medicines for its insured patients who are being treated in private...

    A "three-tier" system of access to expensive cancer drugs has emerged after it was confirmed Vhi will only cover the medicines for its insured patients who are being treated in private hospitals.

    17,000 staff at 36 hospitals to ballot on strikes over wages


    Up to 17,000 staff at 36 hospitals, including health care assistants, chefs, laboratory aides and theatre staff, are set to ballot for strike...

    Up to 17,000 staff at 36 hospitals, including health care assistants, chefs, laboratory aides and theatre staff, are set to ballot for strike action.
    'There's an ouchy in my head': Little Ruby battles brain tumour

    'There's an ouchy in my head': Little Ruby battles brain tumour


    Yvonne Shannon has spoken about how her daughter Ruby was diagnosed with a brain tumour aged just two-and-a-half after she told her she had an "ouchy" in her...

    Yvonne Shannon has spoken about how her daughter Ruby was diagnosed with a brain tumour aged just two-and-a-half after she told her she had an "ouchy" in her head.
    'I never thought I'd face selling my farm to pay for my wife's care'

    'I never thought I'd face selling my farm to pay for my wife's care'


    When Joe Carroll's wife was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) a few years ago, the family never thought they might have to sell their farm to pay nursing home...

    When Joe Carroll's wife was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) a few years ago, the family never thought they might have to sell their farm to pay nursing home bills.
    Codeine addiction 'epidemic' here is 'verging on eruption'

    Codeine addiction 'epidemic' here is 'verging on eruption'


    Addiction to the painkiller codeine is "an epidemic verging on eruption and should be recognised now", according to an article in the 'Irish Medical...

    Addiction to the painkiller codeine is "an epidemic verging on eruption and should be recognised now", according to an article in the 'Irish Medical Journal'.
    Cash crisis for Fair Deal as nursing home demand soars

    Cash crisis for Fair Deal as nursing home demand soars


    Concern is mounting over the rising cost of funding the Fair Deal for nursing home care, as demand for the scheme...

    Concern is mounting over the rising cost of funding the Fair Deal for nursing home care, as demand for the scheme soars.

    Patients still in dark about public hospitals charging on the double


    Thousands of people with health insurance are in the dark about attempts by State hospitals to charge them on the double for...

    Thousands of people with health insurance are in the dark about attempts by State hospitals to charge them on the double for treatment.
    New website launched to help parents who suffer a pregnancy loss

    New website launched to help parents who suffer a pregnancy loss


    Parents who are grieving the loss of a baby can access a new website which for the first time aims to offer information and...

    Parents who are grieving the loss of a baby can access a new website which for the first time aims to offer information and support.

    Up to 17,000 hospital staff set to ballot for strike action


    UP to 17,000 staff at 36 hospitals including health care assistants, chefs, laboratory aides and theatre staff are set to ballot for strike...

    UP to 17,000 staff at 36 hospitals including health care assistants, chefs, laboratory aides and theatre staff are set to ballot for strike action.
    One in 16 hospital patients ends up sicker after picking up bugs

    One in 16 hospital patients ends up sicker after picking up bugs


    One in 16 patients who are admitted to hospital end up sicker after picking up a serious or life-threatening infection on a ward, a new survey has...

    One in 16 patients who are admitted to hospital end up sicker after picking up a serious or life-threatening infection on a ward, a new survey has revealed.

    Minister in EU talks to 'cut vaccine hesitancy'


    The mandatory vaccination of children against diseases like measles and mumps will be discussed by Health Minister Simon Harris and his EU counterparts in Bucharest, Romania, this...

    The mandatory vaccination of children against diseases like measles and mumps will be discussed by Health Minister Simon Harris and his EU counterparts in Bucharest, Romania, this week.
    Acting classes for doctors to give bad news to women

    Acting classes for doctors to give bad news to women


    Obstetricians are taking acting workshops with coaches from the Abbey Theatre in Dublin to improve communication with distressed...

    Obstetricians are taking acting workshops with coaches from the Abbey Theatre in Dublin to improve communication with distressed patients.
    Record 546,630 people languishing on hospital outpatient waiting list

    Record 546,630 people languishing on hospital outpatient waiting list


    THE number of public patients waiting to see a specialist has climbed to another new high with 546,630 on outpatient lists - a rise of over 4,700 in a...

    THE number of public patients waiting to see a specialist has climbed to another new high with 546,630 on outpatient lists - a rise of over 4,700 in a month.
    Doctors fed up with conditions leaving Ireland 'in droves'

    Doctors fed up with conditions leaving Ireland 'in droves'


    Much-needed doctors are quitting Irish hospitals for abroad because they are fed up with understaffing and lack of respect from senior medics, a damning new report has...

    Much-needed doctors are quitting Irish hospitals for abroad because they are fed up with understaffing and lack of respect from senior medics, a damning new report has revealed.
    Harris floats plan to ban unvaccinated children from our crèches and schools

    Harris floats plan to ban unvaccinated children from our crèches and schools


    Any plans by Health Minister Simon Harris to ban children who are not vaccinated against measles from schools and crèches are expected be blocked by people's right to bodily...

    Any plans by Health Minister Simon Harris to ban children who are not vaccinated against measles from schools and crèches are expected be blocked by people's right to bodily integrity.
    Minister wasn't shown email with repeat smear test warning

    Minister wasn't shown email with repeat smear test warning


    An email sent to health officials last year on behalf of former clinical director of CervicalCheck Gráinne Flannelly - warning of potential result delays if women were offered free repeat smear tests - was not shown to Health Minister Simon Harris until...

    An email sent to health officials last year on behalf of former clinical director of CervicalCheck Gráinne Flannelly - warning of potential result delays if women were offered free repeat smear tests - was not shown to Health Minister Simon Harris until this year.