CervicalCheck screening ‘came within hours of collapse’, admits Harris The CervicalCheck screening programme came within “hours” of collapse, Health Minister Simon Harris has admitted.

Health Minister Simon Harris is ‘optimistic’. Photo: Arthur Carron Laura LarkinEmail December 6 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments CervicalCheck screening ‘came within hours of collapse’, admits Harris Independent.ie The CervicalCheck screening programme came within “hours” of collapse, Health Minister Simon Harris has admitted. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/cervicalcheck-screening-came-within-hours-of-collapse-admits-harris-37600189.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37600148.ece/a17bc/AUTOCROP/h342/lth%20Budget%20018%20copy.jpg Email The CervicalCheck screening programme came within “hours” of collapse, […]

Patient hit by delayed diagnosis didn’t know of cancer for 18 months One of the 11 patients who suffered delayed diagnosis due to a hospital’s X-ray and scan failures was unaware they had lung cancer for almost a year-and-a-half.

Gratitude: Dr Claire O’Brien of the South/South West Health Group. Photo: Domnick Walsh Eilish O’ReganTwitterEmail December 6 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Patient hit by delayed diagnosis didn’t know of cancer for 18 months Independent.ie One of the 11 patients who suffered delayed diagnosis due to a hospital’s X-ray and scan failures was unaware they […]

Watchdog warns on overcharging as hospital bill of €1,500 cut in half Patients have been warned to be watchful of overcharging, after one man was wrongly billed €1,500 for a number of hospital stays.

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall. Photo: Frank McGrath Eilish O’ReganTwitterEmail December 6 2018 12:00 AM 0 Comments Watchdog warns on overcharging as hospital bill of €1,500 cut in half Independent.ie Patients have been warned to be watchful of overcharging, after one man was wrongly billed €1,500 for a number of hospital stays. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/watchdog-warns-on-overcharging-as-hospital-bill-of-1500-cut-in-half-37600218.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37600160.ece/95a40/AUTOCROP/h342/5%20NEWS%20II%20OMBUDSMAN%20ALLUAL%20REP_13.jpg Email Patients have […]

Three legal cases started over delayed diagnoses cases in Kerry University Hospital THREE legal cases have been initiated in relation to failures at Kerry University Hospital which saw 11 patients given a delayed diagnosis.

(stock picture) Laura LarkinEmail December 6 2018 5:00 PM 0 Comments Three legal cases started over delayed diagnoses cases in Kerry University Hospital Independent.ie THREE legal cases have been initiated in relation to failures at Kerry University Hospital which saw 11 patients given a delayed diagnosis. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/three-legal-cases-started-over-delayed-diagnoses-cases-in-kerry-university-hospital-37602027.html https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/article37602024.ece/32782/AUTOCROP/h342/6%20NEWS%20page19_hospital.jpg Email THREE legal cases have been initiated […]

Extra CervicalCheck tests end The HSE has written to GPs to advise them that the additional free smear tests offered by CervicalCheck will no longer be available after December 31.

Stock Image Eilish O’ReganTwitterEmail December 7 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Extra CervicalCheck tests end Independent.ie The HSE has written to GPs to advise them that the additional free smear tests offered by CervicalCheck will no longer be available after December 31. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/extra-cervicalcheck-tests-end-37603307.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article36814529.ece/15f12/AUTOCROP/h342/1ucd.jpg Email The HSE has written to GPs to advise them that […]

HSE urged not to drag cancer victims to court The HSE has been urged to agree to early mediation talks for terminally or seriously ill patients caught up in the X-ray and scan failures in University Hospital Kerry.

Solicitor: Padraig O’Connell said patients had been treated ‘shabbily’. Picture: McMonagle Eilish O’ReganTwitterEmail December 7 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments HSE urged not to drag cancer victims to court Independent.ie The HSE has been urged to agree to early mediation talks for terminally or seriously ill patients caught up in the X-ray and scan failures […]

Health’Send trolley patients off to less busy hospitals’ Patients who are suffering long waits on A&E trolleys during the worst weeks of overcrowding may be moved to another hospital which is less busy as part of the HSE’s winter plan.

Concerns: Fianna Fáil TD Stephen Donnelly called for long-term planning. Picture: Tom Burke Eilish O’ReganTwitterEmail December 7 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments ‘Send trolley patients off to less busy hospitals’ Independent.ie Patients who are suffering long waits on A&E trolleys during the worst weeks of overcrowding may be moved to another hospital which is less […]

Abortion debate: Dáil descends into chaos amid shouts of ‘This is not Ballymagash’ Calls for the abortion legislation to be pushed through the Oireachtas before Christmas saw the Dáil descend into chaos with TDs warned “this is…

Mattie McGrath TD. Picture: Frank McGrath Laura LarkinEmail December 5 2018 1:07 PM 0 Comments Abortion debate: Dáil descends into chaos amid shouts of ‘This is not Ballymagash’ Independent.ie Calls for the abortion legislation to be pushed through the Oireachtas before Christmas saw the Dáil descend into chaos with TDs warned “this is not Ballymagash”. […]

‘We won’ pro-choice TD declares as legislation for abortion passes Dáil Historic abortion legislation moved a step closer last night after it was voted through the Dáil.

Pro-choice TD Kate O’Connell told pro-life advocates: ‘We won. Ye lost … it must be hurting.’ Photo: Damien Eagers Laura Larkin and David Raleigh December 6 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments ‘We won’ pro-choice TD declares as legislation for abortion passes Dáil Independent.ie Historic abortion legislation moved a step closer last night after it was […]