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Minister Catherine Byrne launches Healthy Limerick

Minister Catherine Byrne, TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy, today officially launched Healthy Limerick. Limerick City and County Council has become a member of the National Healthy City and Counties Network, which is an initiative of Healthy Ireland. The Healthy Cities and Counties approach to health involves

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The General Scheme of the Children’s Health Bill 2017

The Government agreed in 2006 to the creation of a single national tertiary paediatric hospital, into which the services of the three existing children’s hospitals would come together. Paediatric acute services are currently provided by three hospitals in Dublin – Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, and the National Children’s Hospital

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Our new National Cancer Strategy 2017 – 2026 is an ambitious 10 year plan that aims for survival rates that will be among the top in Europe, by focusing on prevention, early diagnosis, treatment and quality of life.

The Strategy sets out four goals that will be crucial to the achievement of this vision, with a number of objectives pertaining to each goal. The goals are as follows:

  • Reduce the Cancer Burden;
  • Provide Optimal Care;
  • Maximise Patient Involvement and Quality of Life; and
  • Enable and Assure Change.

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