Latest revelations about HSE Head reinforce calls for Harris’ resignation – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has reiterated his call for the resignation or sacking of both the Minister for Health, Simon Harris and the Director General of the HSE, Mr Tony O’Brien. Deputy McGrath was speaking after reports by Simon Carswell and Martin Hall in today’s Irish Times confirm that Minister Harris gave written consent allowing […]

Urgent Investment Required In Paediatric Rheumatology – Arthritis Ireland

Urgent investment is needed in paediatric rheumatology services to meet the needs of 1,200 children and young people3 living with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in Ireland. That’s the message from Arthritis Ireland, which today launched an awareness campaign called #SeeMe as part of National Arthritis Week. The organisation is calling upon the HSE and the […]

Ireland Bottom Of The Class When It Comes To Vaping Policy

In direct contrast to their counterparts across the globe, the HSE and other public health campaigners in Ireland do not endorse vaping or provide any information on vaping products to Irish smokers who want to quit. Stop Smoking New Zealand, The American Cancer Society Public Health England, Cancer Research UK and many others have endorsed […]

Irish Red Cross On Standby In Advance Of Adverse Weather Conditions

The Irish Red Cross has been requested by the HSE to identify its vehicle resources – namely road ambulances, off-road ambulances and 4×4 vehicles on a county-by-county basis in advance of the onset of the “Beast from the East”. The charity was also asked to assess its volunteer availability to crew these vehicles. These requests […]

Minister Confirms Delay Of STGH ‘Patient Hotel’ Until Year’s End – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, and the HSE to clarify what exactly is preventing the delivery of the proposed 40 bed modular unit at South Tipperary General Hospital. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister confirmed to him in a Parliamentary Reply that the so called ‘Patient […]

HSE Nursing Rule Makes Prisoners Of Parents In Own Home – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to immediately review an excessively restrictive provision in HSE Homecare Day Hours support system that has been described by Jack & Jill CEO Hugo Jellett as one that makes “virtual prisoners of parents in their own home.” Deputy McGrath was speaking at […]

Issues Concerning Older People Must Be A Priority For Government – Older People’s Councils

Around 200 delegates from Older People’s Councils across Ireland have heard that their voices are now even more important than ever as the population of Ireland continues to age at their annual National Convention in the Savoy Hotel in Limerick. Analysis of Census 2016 shows that the numbers aged 65 and older increased by nearly […]

Government Called On To Facilitate Access To Treatment For Children With Muscular Dystrophy

On World Duchenne Awareness Day, Muscular Dystrophy Ireland is expressing disappointment, at the HSE decision not to fund a life changing drug for children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This news follows a lengthy assessment process that has spanned almost two years. Richard Lodge, Chief Executive Officer of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland comments “Translarna is specifically for […]

HSE Head must go following a vicious and unwarranted attack on parents – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that the Head of the HSE, Tony O’Brien, should be fired after an extraordinary intervention which saw him attack parents who have raised concerns about the impact of the Gardasil HPV Vaccine. Deputy McGrath was speaking after Mr O’Brien accused the parents of engaging in what he termed “emotional […]

Patients Suffer As Bloated HSE Managerial Gravy Train Expands – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that confirmation of the ever expanding number of HSE Managers will lead to significant frustration and anger among parents and service users in County Tipperary. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the latest statistics from the HSE revealed that it appointed 3 new managers for every week of 2017: “These […]

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