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18 February 2018 20:30 Why polio survivors say they've been 'abandoned' by the charity it says used to support them

Rehab uses the former grounds of the Polio Fellowship, after it merged in the 1980s, but campaigners say they no longer receive support. THE CHARITY REHAB has said that losing a crucial funding stream in 2015 is the reason why it could no longer make donations to Polio Survivors Ireland. Polio Survivors Ireland organised a protest earlier this week outside 14

15 February 2018 10:08 Numbers continuing to rise in Limerick measles outbreak as doctors urge vaccinations

The HSE is offering the vaccine for free in Limerick. THE HSE HAS said that the numbers of people contracting measles due to the recent outbreak in Limerick continues to rise. Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, HSE public health specialist Dr Rose Fitzgerald expressed her concerns at the recent outbreak. She said that it is likely numbers may continue 4

13 February 2018 12:14 11 cases confirmed in measles outbreak across Limerick and Dublin

The incident is being examined by the HSE’s measles outbreak control team. 11 CASES HAVE been diagnosed so far in the ongoing outbreak of measles in Ireland. The HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) said that 10 cases have been diagnosed in Limerick and one linked case in Dublin. A number of further possible cases are being investigated 3

13 February 2018 00:00 Dramatic rise in sexually transmitted infections among young people

The Union of Students Ireland has joined forces with the HSE to launch a safer sex campaign after it emerged that more than 5,200 people aged between 15 and 24 were diagnosed with either chlamydia, gonorrhea, or genital herpes last year. This represents an 11% increase in sexually transmitted infections compared to 2016. The sexual health awareness and guidance 2

09 February 2018 02:30 State ‘failing to deinstitutionalise’ those living in congregated settings

Inclusion Ireland, the national voluntary organisation which promotes the rights of people with an intellectual disability, is accusing the State of failing in its efforts to “deinstitutionalise” people by removing them from congregated settings. In a strongly-worded critique of what it said is the State’s “failure to act” on ending the practice of people 2

08 February 2018 00:17 Rodents among reasons for closures

A live rodent in an open wall cavity, rodent droppings under a pizza oven, and human excrement overflowing from a workers’ toilet were just some of the reasons that health inspectors closed a number of food businesses in January. A total of four closure orders were served on food businesses by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) during the month 5

31 January 2018 00:00 Four cyclists a day attend hospital over road accidents

2,700 cyclists attended hospital with injuries received in road accidents in Ireland in 2015 and 2016. That’s nearly four a day, according to figures released by the HSE. Of this figure, 298 were treated at children’s hospitals. Some 160 cyclists were discharged from Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, and 138 were recorded at Temple Street Children’s 10

20 January 2018 02:26 Recalled patient numbers rise at Kerry hospital

A weekly report by the South/South West Hospital Group confirms that to date at University Hospital Kerry 114 patients have been recalled for repeat imaging. More than 80% of the 46,235 images have now been reviewed by the 10 radiologists undertaking the review of the scans of almost 27,000 patients. The scans are the work of a single radiologist between 6

03 December 2017 09:12 'Save our A&E': Thousands attend protest to protect services at Portlaoise hospital

It has been proposed that the hospital be downgraded. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE attended a protest outside Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise last night, calling on the government to protect its A&E services. In a HSE report, leaked to the Sunday Business Post some weeks ago, it was proposed that the hospital be downgraded, because the numbers attending 11

22 November 2017 12:52 HSE says there are 'challenges' with its consultants treating private patients

RTÉ Investigates revealed that thousands of private patients are losing out on treatment to private patients. THE HSE HAS defended its enforcement of consultants’ contracts after an RTÉ Prime Time programme revealed that some consultants were treating more private patients than their agreement with the HSE allowed. In Ireland, public hospital consultants 12