Press Releases

Minister McEntee launches Connecting for Life Mid-West

Minister McEntee launched Connecting for Life Mid-West at the Millennium Theatre Limerick Institute of Technology today. This local implementation action 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 for Life sets out

National Maternity Hospital

The Minister outlined his position very clearly on this yesterday and remains fully committed to this hugely important project and long overdue state of the art hospital for the provision of maternity services to women and babies in this country. The Minister is pleased that NMH and SVHG have agreed to work together to bring

Minister McEntee publishes review of regulation and financing of homecare in other countries

Review is key step in the development of a new homecare scheme for Ireland Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee TD, today (Tuesday) published the Health Research Board’s evidence review of the regulation and financing of homecare in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Scotland. The Health Research Board’s evidence review

When a smoker successfully quits, everyone wins – Minister Corcoran Kennedy

HIQA Health Technology Assessment of smoking cessation interventions published Minister Marcella Corcoran Kennedy said today (Monday) that when a smoker successfully quits, everyone wins. The Minister was speaking as she welcomed the publication of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) of smoking cessation interventions. The report found that all interventions

Minister Harris Welcomes Positive Outcome to INMO Ballot

Commenting on the positive outcome of the ballot, Minister Harris said “I am delighted that the INMO nurses and midwives have voted to accept the recent proposals agreed at the WRC. The measures that were proposed by management and agreed with the INMO and SIPTU Nursing will significantly improve the staffing of nursing and midwifery

Minister McGrath marks World Autism Awareness Day

Minister of State for Disabilities Finian McGrath TD today marked the World Autism Awareness Day, on Sunday, 2 April. The Minister acknowledged the role of the United Nations in having this specific World Autism Awareness Day to raise awareness of autism among the general public. The 2017 Theme is “Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination”. Minister McGrath said

Minister Harris announces new CEO of the National Treatment Purchase Fund

Minister for Health, Simon Harris, is pleased to announce that Mr Liam Sloyan has accepted an offer of appointment as the CEO of the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF), following an open recruitment process administered by the Public Appointments Service. The Chairman of the Board of the NTPF, John Horan, has advised the Minister that

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