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 […]

Almost twenty three thousand people still waiting for Medical Cards – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described as utterly unacceptable the scale of the existing backlog with respect to Medical Card Applications. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he was informed through a Parliamentary Question to the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar that the number of Medical Card applications in progress as of 14th January 2016 is […]

‘Access to Medicines’ Campaign Handbook for people with multiple sclerosis launched by Minister for Health

Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar today announced the launch of an ‘Access to Medicines’ Campaign Handbook produced by Multiple Sclerosis Ireland. The handbook aims to enable people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to access the medicines they need to treat their condition and impact debilitating symptoms including impaired mobility, severe fatigue and cognitive difficulties. It provides […]

Petition to Restore Beds to the Hospital of the Assumption, Thurles

A petition has been set up in an attempt to restore beds to the Hospital of the Assumption, Thurles. The petition was set up by Cllr Jim Ryan, Noel O Dwyer & David Doran to be delivered to the Minister for Health & HSE and can be signed online click here In a statement by The […]

Nursing Unions demand release of report into conditions at Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick

SIPTU and the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation are calling upon the Minister for Health, James Reilly, to immediately publish a report by the HSE Special Delivery Unit (SDU) into the unacceptable conditions currently endured by patients in the Emergency Department of the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick. SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Paul Bell, said; “It […]