HSE

Elderly woman waited hours in ambulance outside CUH emergency department

Elderly woman waited hours in ambulance outside CUH emergency department

An elderly woman with a suspected broken hip had to wait for three hours in the back of an ambulance outside Cork University Hospital's emergency department.

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HSE report shows extent of spend in 2019

HSE report shows extent of spend in 2019

The HSE spent just over €17bn last year, including almost €5bn on the funding of non-statutory agencies.

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PPE makes up bulk of HSE's €1.1bn payments to third parties so far in Covid-19 battle

PPE makes up bulk of HSE's €1.1bn payments to third parties so far in Covid-19 battle

The scale of the cost so far to the HSE battling Covid-19 is revealed in records showing payments by the executive of over €1.1bn to third parties since February.

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'Lessons need to be learned' as HSE sees rise in serious incidents

'Lessons need to be learned' as HSE sees rise in serious incidents

There was a 6% increase in serious incidents within the HSE last year, with most resulting in a patient’s death or serious harm.

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More than 7,800 people on home support service waiting list

More than 7,800 people on home support service waiting list

Demand is greatest in the Dublin north region.

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Plan to set out use of private hospitals for non-Covid procedures

Plan to set out use of private hospitals for non-Covid procedures

The HSE is planning to use the country's private hospitals to carry out urgent non-coronavirus procedures over the coming weeks.

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Covid-19 notification service for families of those living in disability centres

Covid-19 notification service for families of those living in disability centres

The government has instructed the HSE to look at a standard way of telling families when a Covid-19 outbreak hits a residential service for people with intellectual disabilities.

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More than 6,000 assaults on staff in Irish health service last year

More than 6,000 assaults on staff in Irish health service last year

These new figures have been released under the Freedom of Information Act.

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HSE ask Home supports providers to categorise clients 'by need'

HSE ask Home supports providers to categorise clients 'by need'

Top priority will be given to clients with “significant care needs or an inability to remain at home safely” without HSE support.

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Four staff of HSE-funded charity receive €67,000 in overtime payments

Four staff of HSE-funded charity receive €67,000 in overtime payments

Four senior staff at a west of Ireland HSE-funded charity received a total of €67,000 in overtime and untaken holiday leave over a three-year period, despite not being entitled to such payments.

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Call for HSE to manage defibrillators as too few people know where they are or how to use them

Call for HSE to manage defibrillators as too few people know where they are or how to use them

The HSE or the Department of Health should either manage or delegate a community-based organisation to oversee the country’s estimated 11,000 defibrillators.

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Emergency meeting mooted as Our Lady's Hospital, Navan told to stop treating stroke patients

Emergency meeting mooted as Our Lady's Hospital, Navan told to stop treating stroke patients

An emergency meeting of the Save Navan Hospital Campaign is due to be called to 'mobilise people' on the issue.

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Special needs school to lose nurse due to HSE funding cutback

Special needs school to lose nurse due to HSE funding cutback

A special needs school in Limerick says it is to lose its nurse in June due to lack of HSE funding.

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Patient advocate Mark Molloy resigns from HSE board after only six months

Patient advocate Mark Molloy resigns from HSE board after only six months

Mark Molloy, one of two patient advocate on the HSE board, stepped down in protest at what he said was the "tokenistic" treatment of patients.

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Rabies tests in prohibited zone after sable put down

Rabies tests in prohibited zone after sable put down

The HSE is running tests on a number of people in Cork to see if they have detect rabies.

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Cork University Hospital made over €2.5m from car parking charges in 2019

Cork University Hospital made over €2.5m from car parking charges in 2019

The €11.7m national figure is slightly down compared to 2017, when €12.8m was earned at 33 of the country's public hospitals.

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Schools, colleges and universities warned of 'difficult to control' mumps outbreak

Schools, colleges and universities warned of 'difficult to control' mumps outbreak

Schools, colleges and universities have been warned by the HSE about a “difficult to control” mumps outbreak which started just before Christmas.

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Harris tells HSE to save air ambulance after funds run out

Harris tells HSE to save air ambulance after funds run out

Health Minister Simon Harris has told the HSE to save the Irish Community Rapid Response air ambulance.

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HSE to spend €1.1m on extended security support for now obsolete operating system

HSE to spend €1.1m on extended security support for now obsolete operating system

The HSE is to spend €1.1m on extended security support for a now obsolete operating system as the health service did not upgrade the majority of its computers in time.

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Government approve plans for free GP care to all U-13s and increased access to medical cards for O-70s

Government approve plans for free GP care to all U-13s and increased access to medical cards for O-70s

Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has this morning announced government approval to extend free GP care and to increase access to medical cards for over 70s.

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Minister believes Slaintecare reforms will be completed before 2030

Minister believes Slaintecare reforms will be completed before 2030

The required time for the implementation of Sláintecare reforms may be less than the 10-year horizon previously envisaged, according to the Minister for Health Simon Harris.

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Harris proposes 24/7 service run by people coping with drug abuse

Harris proposes 24/7 service run by people coping with drug abuse

The Government has asked the HSE to explore setting up a new helpline for people with a drug addiction based on a service in the UK named Frank.

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Medic: Cataract centres could save State millions

Medic: Cataract centres could save State millions

Millions of euro could be slashed off the health budget if pensioners had access to more dedicated cataract centres, one of country’s leading consultant eye surgeons has said.

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Cataract Express: ‘It’s a crying shame that we have to do this to get our eyes done’

Cataract Express: ‘It’s a crying shame that we have to do this to get our eyes done’

Neil Michael joined the passengers on the 50th ‘cataract express’ bus as they travelled to the North to undergo the routine I procedure that public patients are forced to wait years to have performed by the HSE

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Charge for attending minor injury unit reduced

Charge for attending minor injury unit reduced

The HSE say the units have a significantly lower wait time than emergency departments around the country, averaging at 2 hours.

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NI hospital hoping to double the amount of cataract patients from the Republic next year

NI hospital hoping to double the amount of cataract patients from the Republic next year

A private hospital in Belfast is planning to more than double the number of cataract operations it carries out for people in the Republic of Ireland.

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Sinn Féin hit out as staff at Rotunda have to fundraise for 'vital' piece of equipment

Sinn Féin hit out as staff at Rotunda have to fundraise for 'vital' piece of equipment

Staff have raised over €40,000 to help pay for a new heart ultrasound machine for the neonatal unit.

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HSE says systems ‘not fit for future needs’; Doctors vote for industrial action

HSE says systems ‘not fit for future needs’; Doctors vote for industrial action

The HSE has acknowledged its systems, as they stand, are “not fit for future needs”, as doctors overwhelmingly voted in favour of industrial action over “unjustifiable pay inequality faced by consultants”.

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Thousands of hospital staff set to strike in new year after industrial action ballot

Thousands of hospital staff set to strike in new year after industrial action ballot

The Irish Medical Organisation balloted its consultants and non-consultant hospital doctors, in a row over pay parity.

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Committee to hear HSE €319m over budget but 'variance' less than last year

Committee to hear HSE €319m over budget but 'variance' less than last year

The HSE will tomorrow confirm that it is €319m over budget.

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2,458 cases of mumps reported to HSE so far this year

2,458 cases of mumps reported to HSE so far this year

In contrast, the HSE was notified to just 563 cases in all of 2018.

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Staff at University Hospital Limerick 'cannot cope' with the 'stress' of overcrowded conditions

Staff at University Hospital Limerick 'cannot cope' with the 'stress' of overcrowded conditions

Nurses in the consistently clogged Emergency Department (ED) of University Hospital Limerick (UHL) are concerned they will not be able to safely and adequately evacuate patients in the event of a major emergency situation.

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363 data protection breaches recorded by HSE

363 data protection breaches recorded by HSE

There were 363 data-protection breaches recorded by the HSE in the first ten months of this year.

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Staff shortages restricting opening hours at children’s urgent care centre

Staff shortages restricting opening hours at children’s urgent care centre

The new paediatric unit at Connolly Hospital in Dublin currently only operates Monday to Friday.

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Govt has 'failed children of Ireland' as some wait over a year for hospital appointments

Govt has 'failed children of Ireland' as some wait over a year for hospital appointments

Health was centre stage for Leaders Questions this afternoon in the Dáil after revelations on irishexaminer.com yesterday about shocking conditions in hospitals and long delay for procedures.

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HSE procurement rules to be overhauled after ‘alarming' level of noncompliance uncovered

HSE procurement rules to be overhauled after ‘alarming' level of noncompliance uncovered

The Dáil’s spending watchdog is expected to order an immediate overhaul of how goods and services are procured by the HSE after an “alarming” level of noncompliance was uncovered.

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Limerick University Hospital's second MRI scanner will have 'very significant impact' on waiting times

Limerick University Hospital's second MRI scanner will have 'very significant impact' on waiting times

A second MRI scanner at Limerick University Hospital will be installed and working by the middle of next month.

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Government accused of seeking to implement €45 million tax cuts to pharmacies funding

Government accused of seeking to implement €45 million tax cuts to pharmacies funding

The Government has been accused of seeking to implement fresh cuts totalling €45 million to the funding of pharmacies on top of cuts introduced during the crash.

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HSE defends Ireland's track record of providing access to new drugs

HSE defends Ireland's track record of providing access to new drugs

The HSE has defended Ireland's track record of providing access to new drugs when it responded to a claim by a pharmaceutical industry group that patients waited around a year and a half longer than their European counterparts to get the same medicines.

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HSE warns people of dangers of taking unprescribed antibiotics

HSE warns people of dangers of taking unprescribed antibiotics

The message is being highlighted on European Antibiotic Awareness Day today.

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HSE's senior management team to be cut back

HSE's senior management team to be cut back

The head of the HSE has said the agency has too many managers and layoffs will begin in the New Year.

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Reform needed: Two-tier health service

Reform needed: Two-tier health service

A new study confirms that Ireland’s two-tier health service means that individuals are less likely to get an early diagnosis for a serious illness like a brain tumour if they can’t pay for private diagnostics, when compared to other European countries with universal healthcare systems.

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Letter to the Editor: HSE doomed to failure as services are outsourced

Letter to the Editor: HSE doomed to failure as services are outsourced

I am still surprised, when I read an article such as Alison O’Connor’s to find that it is possible that those who hang about the corridors of power in search of the inside track still haven’t got it yet when it comes to understanding what ails the health service

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Future of addiction charity under threat amid HSE review

Future of addiction charity under threat amid HSE review

The future of a charity providing addiction services for young people is under threat following a series of allegations of misgovernance and poor management practices.

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HSE drug testing plans fail to get Garda green light

HSE drug testing plans fail to get Garda green light

The HSE put separate proposals to An Garda Síochána to run pilot drug testing services at two music festivals this summer, but failed to get the green light for either, the Irish Examiner can reveal.

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HSE spent up to €22m on taxis in eight month period

HSE spent up to €22m on taxis in eight month period

It was mainly used to transport patients who were not acutely ill and for moving files between hospitals.

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HSE have formally investigated over 100 complaints of bullying from staff since 2017

HSE have formally investigated over 100 complaints of bullying from staff since 2017

The HSE has carried out more than 100 formal investigations into bullying of staff since 2017.

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HSE has spent almost €7m on private ambulances in eight months

HSE has spent almost €7m on private ambulances in eight months

The HSE spent nearly €7 million on private ambulances in the first eight months of this year.

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'HSE must stop forcing patients on to social media', says parent with advanced prostate cancer

'HSE must stop forcing patients on to social media', says parent with advanced prostate cancer

A father-of-three with advanced prostate cancer who is seeking a 12-month extension to the current year-long terminal illness card has called on the HSE to “stop forcing patients on to social media” as they try to claw back medical cards that have been revoked.

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Alleged abuse of vulnerable adults a 'disturbing reality in Irish society'

Alleged abuse of vulnerable adults a 'disturbing reality in Irish society'

The number of referrals of concern to the HSE's safeguarding watchdog over alleged abuse of vulnerable adults increased by 14% last year and remains a "disturbing reality in Irish society".

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Nearly 16,000 patients removed from waiting lists after validation process

Nearly 16,000 patients removed from waiting lists after validation process

The NTPF doesn't record the reasons why, but the Irish Patients Association says the audit suggests some patients may have got sicker and have presented to an emergency department instead.

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Mental health inspectors criticise HSE over failings at psychiatric units

Mental health inspectors criticise HSE over failings at psychiatric units

Mental health inspectors have criticised the HSE for a series of failings at adult inpatient psychiatric units including admission of children, inadequate physical assessments and occupational therapy and for not labelling residents’ personal property.

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Hundreds of HSE workers left without wages by new payroll system

Hundreds of HSE workers left without wages by new payroll system

The Government has been warned a new HSE payroll system has the potential to "cause industrial conflict" after it emerged some ambulance workers have been left without thousands of euro in wages.

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HSE facing 'significant challenge' to provide safe services with available funds, CEO tells committee

HSE facing 'significant challenge' to provide safe services with available funds, CEO tells committee

Maximising the provision of safe services using available funding is a “significant challenge” for the HSE, the health authority’s chief executive, Paul Reid, has admitted.

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HSE facing 'very challenging process' to reduce €281m overrun

HSE facing 'very challenging process' to reduce €281m overrun

Paul Reid told a committee there were different factors behind the statistic.

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HSE criticised as 'unresponsive to patients' needs' after deficit hits €281m

HSE criticised as 'unresponsive to patients' needs' after deficit hits €281m

The current deficit means the health service will likely require another large bailout, despite being given a record budget in 2019.

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HSE boss vows to rein in spending as he admits deficit in health at €300m

HSE boss vows to rein in spending as he admits deficit in health at €300m

HSE CEO Paul Reid has blamed the overspend so far this year on operational services, including for residential services for those with intellectual disabilities, emergency hospital care as well as an ageing population.

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