New Chronic Disease specialist roles to be created in Midwest

Clare Independent TD Michael McNamara has received confirmation from the HSE that a number of new Clinical and Diagnostic Chronic Disease posts are being recruited for the Midwest region through the University Hospital Limerick Group.   The posts include a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine with a Special Interest in Chronic Disease, a Consultant in Cardiology […]

HSE Advice about Anti-Inflammatory medication and COVID-19

The HSE is today, (Monday 16th March 2020), advising anyone with Covid-19 to continue to take any medication you were already taking, unless you are told not to by a healthcare professional. This includes anti-inflammatories (NSAID) such as ibuprofen, naproxen or diclofenac. In response to false information about anti-inflammatory medication and Covid-19 circulating in media […]

Tipperary GAA Scene 16th March 2020

PRO Joe Bracken COVID-19 As we come to terms with daily updates in relation to the current global pandemic of Covid-19, commonly known as coronavirus, it is at times like this we unite as a global parish, by looking out for each other, to ensure the continued health and wellbeing of all our communities. Tipperary […]

HSE overpricing threatening sustainability of entire Fair Deal Scheme- Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that he has written to the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee to investigate why the HSE is charging multiples of the cost of Private Nursing Home care to elderly patients in public and HSE run Nursing Home facilities. Deputy McGrath was speaking after claims have emerged that the HSE is […]

HSE delays causing unnecessary suffering for people diagnosed with coeliac disease

• Mother tells of 14-month wait for daughter (4) to see dietitian • Coeliac Society of Ireland offers dietitian consultations to combat crisis The Coeliac Society of Ireland has expressed concern that people recently diagnosed with coeliac disease are suffering unnecessarily due to the lack of direct and immediate access to dietitians in the health […]

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 […]

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