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    HSE orders staff to cut out plastic with reusable cups and cutlery

    HSE orders staff to cut out plastic with reusable cups and cutlery


    The HSE has been ordered to drop its plastic habit and ensure staff adopt eco-friendly routines such as confining themselves to reusable...

    The HSE has been ordered to drop its plastic habit and ensure staff adopt eco-friendly routines such as confining themselves to reusable cups.
    Hospitals still charging more than €10 a day despite pledge to cap car parking

    Hospitals still charging more than €10 a day despite pledge to cap car parking


    Several cash-strapped hospitals are continuing to levy high car parking charges on patients and visitors despite promises fees would be capped at €10 a...

    Several cash-strapped hospitals are continuing to levy high car parking charges on patients and visitors despite promises fees would be capped at €10 a day.

    Wearing a wristband on leg 'cuts risk of clots after stroke'


    Patients recovering from a stroke can dramatically reduce their risk of blood clots by wearing a device that is half the size of a wristwatch around their leg, a new trial has...

    Patients recovering from a stroke can dramatically reduce their risk of blood clots by wearing a device that is half the size of a wristwatch around their leg, a new trial has found.
    Gridlock will escalate further at trolley-hit hospital, doctors warn

    Gridlock will escalate further at trolley-hit hospital, doctors warn


    Doctors in the most overcrowded hospital in the country - consistently the worst for trolley gridlock - have warned that the crisis will deteriorate further unless they get more beds and...

    Doctors in the most overcrowded hospital in the country - consistently the worst for trolley gridlock - have warned that the crisis will deteriorate further unless they get more beds and staff.
    Fat-fighting genes are found in new study

    Fat-fighting genes are found in new study


    Fat-fighting genes that protect millions from obesity have been discovered in a major research...

    Fat-fighting genes that protect millions from obesity have been discovered in a major research project.
    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.

    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.

    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.

    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'.
    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.

    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.