Deadline for applications for €75,000 ‘Get Ireland Growing’ Fund looming for Tipperary

GIY and Energia are calling on people across to the country to get growing their own food in 2018 and are offering all budding growers the opportunity to apply for funding from the‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’ €75,000 funding pool.   Grants from the Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund will be split across three categories ‘Sow’, […]

ALONE – The Provision Of Quality Home Care Packages For Older People Is A Necessity

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, have expressed their disappointment in the HSE following the news that a 92-year-old woman has been in hospital for almost 300 days due to a lack of funding for home care packages. ALONE is calling on the government to increase home help hours in […]

Hands Off Our Hospital – Healy

Deputy Seamus Healy, Chair of the Save Our Acute Hospital Services Committee, has warned the Health Service Executive and the Minister for Health to keep their hands off the services at South Tipperary General Hospital. Deputy Healy was responding to media reports suggesting that the emergency department at the Hospital was being earmarked for closure. […]

Length of hospital stay times vary for North and South Tipp – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that statistics revealed to him on foot a Parliamentary Question to the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar reveal the stark differences in the average length of hospital stay time being experienced by patients in both parts of the county. Deputy McGrath was informed by the HSE Office of Planning […]

Record Number Of Hospital Patients On Trolleys In 2011

–          Overall increase of 14% to 86,481 –          December figure shows welcome reduction of 13% The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s (INMO) trolley watch survey, for 2011 (see attached), has confirmed that it was the worst year, for patients on trolleys, since the Organisation commenced maintaining records in 2004. The figures confirm that 86,481 patients, […]

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 […]

Nenagh Hospital, Co Tipperary closed to visitors due to discovery of c difficile and norovirus

Nenagh General Hospital is closed for visitors due to the discovery of three cases of Clostridium difficile commonly called c difficile and one case of norovirus. C difficile is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to inflammation of the colon. The norovirus group of viruses are the most common cause of gastroenteritis […]

South Tipperary General Hospital to retain Maternity and Obstetrics in Medium Term – Hayes

South Tipperary T.D. Tom Hayes this week organised a high level meeting with HSE officials in charge of reconfiguration decisions and with South Tipperary Oireachtas members, in order to deal with the extreme concern of South Tipperary people after weeks of leaks and rumours surrounding the hospital issue. “As a result of this meeting, a […]