Press Releases

Minister Simon Harris encourages submissions to autism services review

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, today (Thursday) encouraged people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), parents and clinicians to make submissions to a review the HSE is undertaking of the supports and services available for ASD. “I want to ensure that people with ASD have access to the necessary supports to enable them to

Plans to increase access to cost-effective biosimilar medicines move forward with opening of public consultation – Minister Harris

Ireland’s first National Biosimilar Medicines Policy aims to deliver more for patients and taxpayers Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, today announced the opening of a public consultation on biosimilar medicines. The consultation will inform the development of Ireland’s first National Biosimilar Medicines Policy, with the aim of increasing the use of these more cost-effective

€3.5M Govt fund to support community health projects welcome – Minister Harris

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD today welcomed the recent announcement from the Department of Rural and Community Development of the approval of the 2017 Dormant Accounts Action Plan. Additional funding of up to €3.46 million is being made available to the Department of Health in the period 2017-2019 to support a range of

Government Approves the drafting of the Children’s Health Bill 2017

Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, today announced the Government’s approval for the drafting of the Children’s Health Bill 2017. This Bill will establish a single statutory entity to take over the services of the existing three Dublin children’s hospitals, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, and the National Children’s Hospital

Minister Daly launches Connecting for Life Cork

Minister Jim Daly, Minister of State with special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People, today officially launched Connecting for Life Cork. This local plan is based on the same vision, goals, objectives and measurable outcomes as outlined in the national strategy, Connecting for Life, Ireland’s National Strategy to reduce Suicide 2015 – 2020. Connecting

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