HSE Confirms 52 month wait for Orthodontic Treatment In South Tipp – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said the failure of the HSE to progress a reduction in waiting times for orthodontic and dental treatment by South Tipperary resident’s is now bordering on abuse. Deputy McGrath was speaking after it was confirmed to him through a Parliamentary Reply that there are currently 809 patients awaiting orthodontic treatment […]

Minister Harris Must Go As Scally Report offers A Damning Indictment Of HSE Failures – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to immediately set out a pathway toward the abolition of the HSE after a litany of failures in its governance structures were identified by the Scally Report into the Cervical Cancer Screening controversy. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Scally Report found […]

The Man Who Moved The Nation: A Daughter’s Story

‘I wish I was an actor, because if I was an actor, I’d be acting about dying. But I’m not an actor. I am dying. I’m dying from cancer as a result of smoking.’ – Gerry Collins   Those were the words Gerry Collins said in early 2014, moving words which carried across the nation. […]

Pretending Patients Do Not Exist Is Ploy To Reduce Waiting Lists – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has supported criticism levelled at the HSE by The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) following its latest attempt to reduce the number of patients on waiting lists. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the NAGP labelled the decision to potentially remove thousands of people from inpatient and outpatient waiting lists as […]

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 […]

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