Remedying our national problems must be the overriding concern – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has restated his belief that addressing the ongoing crises in health, housing and mortgage arrears must trump any other political or party priority in terms of the formation of the next government. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he confirmed that he along with four other Independent TD’s are set to meet […]

ALONE support plan to increase ‘housing with supports’ for older people under new Fianna Fáil health policy

Sean Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer of ALONE commented, “Reading the new health policy, it is apparent that many of our concerns for older people in the health system have been considered and an effort has been made to propose viable solutions. This policy paper upholds the objective of supporting older people to live in their […]

Agri Aware continues to educate Irish students about the benefits of healthy eating

Agri Aware, Ireland’s independent agri-food educational body, says healthy eating and knowledge of the farm to fork pathway for Irish students has always been a key message to shape the future eating habits of our country. It follows the news that Britain looks set to incorporate horticulture into its primary school curriculum: Ireland has already […]

2012 SHS Low Protein Cookery Tour, Wed, 8th Feb, Hotel Minella, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

2012 SHS Low Protein Cookery Tour, Wed, 8th Feb, Hotel Minella, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Having difficulty following your diet, or do you simply just need some new recipe ideas? If so, please come along to our Low Protein Cookery Tour Who: Anyone on a Low Protein Diet, family, friends and partners Date: Wednesday 8th February, […]

myQuitTime an iPhone app that helps smokers to quit

Do You Want Stained Fingers, or a Flat Screen TV? Tell a smoker that they are going to die because of their addiction and they will reach for a cigarette; Tell them that they could afford a 42” flat screen TV in less than 2 months if they quit, and they might not. Tús Nua […]

RTE Health correspondent Sara Burke to speak at Nenagh Arts Centre next Wednesday

RTE Radio’s Drivetime Health Correspondent Sara Burke will present a talk entitled ‘The Irish health system, what lies ahead for national and local services?’ to an audience at Nenagh Arts Centre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd. This talk should be of significant interest to those working in the local hospitals in the area, […]

HSE intransigent on patient safety at Mid West Regional Hospital Limerick

Following 11 hours of talks between the INMO, SIPTU and the HSE, under the chair of the Labour Relations Commission, yesterday no agreement was reached on the serious patient safety concerns at the Emergency Department in the Mid Western Regional Hospital Limerick. HSE management refused all options put to them by the INMO and SIPTU […]

INMO To Seek Assurances From Hse On Dedicated Beds For Emergency Admissions At Mid Western Regional Hospital, Limerick

Following a decision in August by the HSE in the Mid West region to further reduce the number of available acute beds at the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Limerick by 25, members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and SIPTU working in the Emergency Department have commenced a ballot for industrial action. This decision […]

Trolley Watch Figures Confirm Significant Increase in ED Overcrowding

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, (INMO),  has just completed a six month comparative review of the level of ED overcrowding taking place in 2011 as compared to the same period in the years since 2006. This comparative study, which dramatically confirms the serious increase in ED overcrowding which has occurred, in 2011, confirms the […]

INMO Hospital Trolley Watch 30/07/2010

INMO Trolley Watch Date of Results: Friday, 30 July 2010 St Colmcille’s Hospital Eastern 5 St Vincent‘s University Hospital Eastern 24 Beaumont Hospital Eastern 12 Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown Eastern 11 Naas General Hospital Eastern 7 Adelaide & Meath Hospital (Tallaght) Eastern 6 St James’ Hospital Eastern 2 Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Eastern 17 Mid Western […]