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Minister Harris welcomes Resolution on Sepsis at World Health Assembly

Ireland is a co-sponsor of the resolution on improving the prevention, diagnosis and management of sepsis Today (Friday May 26th) in Geneva, the 70th WHO World Health Assembly agreed a resolution, co-sponsored by Ireland, on improving the prevention, diagnosis and management of sepsis. Minister for Health Simon Harris TD said, “I welcome today’s resolution at

Minister McGrath opens new Day Service facility in Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath TD today officially opened new day service facility “The Lodge” in Balbriggan, Co. Dublin as part of the Prosper Group. In opening the facility the Minister paid tribute to the philanthropy of the Reilly family who, he said: “have been championing the causes of people with disabilities in the area

Minister McGrath opens National Platform of Self Advocates Conference

Minister for Disabilities, Finian McGrath TD today officially opened The National Platform of Self Advocates Conference for 2017. In opening the Conference the Minister thanked the organisation for their very important work which “through their member’s experience of living with an intellectual disability ensures that voices of people with intellectual disability from all over Ireland

An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD is joined by Minister for Health Mr Simon Harris TD and members of the Youth Advisory Council to cast the foundation stone for the new children’s hospital

An Taoiseach’s handprint, together with those from current and former users of the children’s hospital services, will be incorporated into the foundations of the new children’s hospital An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, together with Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and members of the Youth Advisory Council, cast the foundation stone for the new children’s

Minister Harris meets Commissioner Andriukaitis to discuss European health issues

Minister Harris today (23 May) welcomed EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, to Leinster House for a meeting to discuss health issues of significance for Ireland and for Europe. Minister Harris raised Ireland’s overall concerns and priorities in relation to Brexit with Commissioner Andriukaitis and discussed the implications of Brexit for the

Minister for Health welcomes release of HSE Maternity Clinical Complaints Review

The Minister for Health Simon Harris today welcomed the publication by the HSE of the final report into maternity complaints in Portlaoise Hospital, for which many families have been waiting The Minister said that he wanted to “recognise the women and familles who form part of this report and acknowledge their bravery in sharing their

New Network launched by Taoiseach to help spread Healthy Ireland message

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny today joined Healthy Ireland Council Chair Keith Wood to launch an initiative which aims to boost the national movement for health and wellbeing. The first phase of the new Healthy Ireland Network has been established by the Council to get all types of organisations across the country to sign-up to combined

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