Health and Wellbeing
Health and Wellbeing
Health and Wellbeing
GPs recognise that self-harm is a serious risk factor for suicide but many feel ill-equipped to help patients manage their behaviour, it has emerged.
Thu, 13 Feb, 2020
The authors of a raft of new reports into how child welfare and protection cases are dealt with in courts have said more secure care beds are urgently needed to help those most in need.
Mon, 13 Jan, 2020
The first of two children's urgent care centres that will open as planned today will provide a safe service despite a shortage of senior doctors, the head Children's Health Ireland insists.
Wed, 31 Jul, 2019
The body which reviews the deaths of children known to care services has urged the government to address the lack of adequate mental health services after outlining how it has been a factor in some of the cases it has reviewed.
Thu, 04 Jul, 2019
New research has raised “particular concern” about significant links between a small group of young people and the youth justice system.
Tue, 26 Feb, 2019
Private homecare services provider Bluebird Care is warning of a nationwide staffing crisis if the Government doesn’t move fast on funding solutions, writes
Mon, 10 Dec, 2018
Judge demands minister’s ‘urgent attention’ on matter
Thu, 22 Nov, 2018
Nursing home providers have welcomed a call by a junior minister that care for the elderly should be overhauled over the next two decades and retirement villages rolled out.
Tue, 20 Nov, 2018
The HSE’s commitment to public accountability has been called into question by a support network for family carers whose request for data on home care waiting lists was met with delays and piecemeal responses.
Tue, 23 Oct, 2018
A group of up to 80 doctors drawn from general practice, obstetrics, and gynaecology and psychiatry has banded together in Munster to lobby for optimal abortion care for women.
Sat, 29 Sep, 2018
The ISPCA is urging people to think about who will mind their pets when they no longer can.
Tue, 11 Sep, 2018
A fundraising campaign was launched last night in Limerick, for the first Respite House for children with physical disabilities and complex needs in the mid-west region.
Tue, 17 Jul, 2018
The association representing home carers says we cannot afford not to invest in the service.
Tue, 26 Jun, 2018
A Belfast care home which has been under intense scrutiny fully complies with regulations, an independent assessment said.
Mon, 11 Jun, 2018
A judge has granted an emergency care order in the case of a 12-year old boy who lashed out at his father punching him several times in the face.
Fri, 04 May, 2018
Parents can help their children with Down Syndrome reach their full potential, but more help from the Government is needed, writes
Mon, 16 Apr, 2018
A group of campaigners for families with children seeking or receiving domiciliary care allowance (DCA) has taken issue with the time taken to process applications.
Mon, 05 Feb, 2018
Cleaning any artwork requires great care, and your principal mission should be to do no harm, writes
Sat, 03 Feb, 2018
A father has vowed to continue caring for his ‘locked-in syndrome’ daughter at home despite her €2.5m court-awarded care fund running out.
Tue, 09 Jan, 2018
visits Alex Skade’s sanctuary in West Cork where helping animals in need of care provides a form of spiritual escape
Mon, 06 Nov, 2017
Fri, 20 Oct, 2017
Yesterday’s debate on the disadvantaging of mostly women carers when they come to pension age goes to the heart of defining who we are and what we value.
Thu, 19 Oct, 2017
Simple day-to-day acts of care and concern have the potential to make a difference for someone struggling with suicide.
Mon, 11 Sep, 2017
Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has pledged to address shortcomings in foster care services in two locations following critical inspection reports by health watchdog Hiqa.
Fri, 28 Jul, 2017
Families of children with intellectual disabilities who graduate to adult facilities unable to get help.
Sat, 01 Jul, 2017
Patients struggling to cope with a cancer diagnosis at the Mercy University Hospital will have immediate access to a range of supports under plans to build a new cancer care centre.
Wed, 28 Jun, 2017
So I’m reading a report. Unicef published it on Monday, and it says a lot of scarifying — even shaming — things about how children are doing in the rich countries of the world.
Tue, 20 Jun, 2017
Selecting the right facility is hugely important for both you and your loved ones, writes
Tue, 30 May, 2017
Today marks the beginning of Nursing Homes Week, an initiative that highlights the positivity of nursing home care in Ireland.
Mon, 29 May, 2017
There are calls for hospice care to be made available to every child who needs it.
Sun, 21 May, 2017
The whistleblower behind the so-called 'Grace case' is to be called to the Public Accounts Committee.
Thu, 11 May, 2017
Charity Barnardos has welcomed a pledge from the Children's Minister to give all minors going into care a guardian in court.
Tue, 04 Apr, 2017
Woeful inter-agency co-operation, a string of communication failures, and poor record-keeping characterised the case of ‘Mary’, the intellectually disabled young woman left in a foster home for more than two years after sex abuse allegations were levelled against her foster father.
Thu, 30 Mar, 2017
There were almost 3,000 incidents last year in which either children in residential care or those working with them were injured, including hundreds of cases in which young people required medical attention.
Sat, 18 Feb, 2017
The Cope Foundation has urged volunteers to open their homes to help expand a new model of respite care.
Fri, 02 Sep, 2016
A baby boy whose father advocates the use of “harmful alternative medication” should be taken into council care, a family court judge has decided.
Wed, 24 Aug, 2016
Labour has launched their plan for health - saying they want a dedicated Cabinet Minister to look after Primary Care.
Fri, 12 Feb, 2016
An inspection of the Ballydowd Special Care Unit in Dublin has highlighted problems with some of the care provided to young people there.
Mon, 31 Aug, 2015
A 79-year-old woman who telephoned her son from her hospital bed to say she was dying was one of the worst complaints about end-of-life care received by ombudsman Peter Tyndall.
Sat, 28 Jun, 2014
The new Child and Family Agency has said it will not be able to detail how many foster carers have been the subject of complaints or how many have been the subject of an investigation until a new database is up and running.
Mon, 28 Apr, 2014
The country’s largest nursing union has claimed that its members’ ability to provide safe levels of care to patients is being compromised by a significant shortfall in staff numbers.
Sat, 05 Apr, 2014
A judge who refused to grant the State an interim care order (ICO) for a newborn baby heard that the HSE had placed an older sibling with the mother’s brother against whom credible allegations of sexual abuse had been made.
Tue, 18 Mar, 2014
Dr Dan Daly, the executive vice president for youth care at Boys Town, Nebraska, says he has a connection with the Irish children who pass through as “I’m Irish”. “I know the Irish system,” he continues, “we have done some training [of personnel] in Ireland.”
Tue, 18 Feb, 2014