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Two major hospital projects move a step closer

Taoiseach and Minister for Health turn the sod on new Children’s Hospital Paediatric Outpatients and Urgent Care Centre at Connolly and 120 bed redevelopment at the National Rehabilitation Hospital ‘Phoenix Children’s Health’ announced as the new name for the Children’s Hospital and the Outpatients and Urgent Care Centres An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and the

New plan to implement the National Maternity Strategy and ensure women, their babies and their families get safe, quality and dignified care – Minister Harris

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, today launched the National Maternity Strategy HSE Implementation Plan and formally launched the National Women and Infants Health Programme. The Programme has been established within the HSE to lead the management, organisation and delivery of maternity, gynaecological and neonatal services. The Programme will lead the implementation of the

Statement from Minister for Health Simon Harris on Storm Ophelia

Today has been a difficult and challenging one for our health services and I want to thank all of those who came to work today and went above and beyond. We do expect some continued disruption over the coming days but we can expect a gradual return to normal services and that is now our

Minister Harris updates Government on Sláintecare and announces:

– An Impact Study on Private Care in Public Hospitals, with Dr Donal de Buitléir named as Chair – A Public Consultation on the future alignment of hospitals groups and community health organisation – Plans to establish a Board to oversee HSE performance Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, today briefed his Government colleagues on

Better access, more help for families and more supports for disability, mental health, and older and vulnerable people, in Budget 2018 – Ministers

Minister Simon Harris and Ministers of State Finian McGrath, Jim Daly and Catherine Byrne have said that Budget 2018 delivers better access, more help for families and more supports for disability, mental health, and older and vulnerable people. An additional €646 million in current expenditure is being allocated to Health in Budget 2018. Over €200

Minister Catherine Byrne supports Breastfeeding Week saying it’s important to ensure women can breastfeed anytime and anywhere

Minister of State for Health Promotion, Catherine Byrne TD, has lent her support to the annual HSE Breastfeeding Week campaign, emphasising the importance of ensuring mothers to breastfeed anytime and anywhere. Minister Byrne also welcomed the approach taken with the HSE breastfeeding supports, which include the website www.breastfeeding.ie which includes live web chat with experts

Minister Harris launches Public Consultation on a National Health Information Policy

#betterdata4health Minister for Health Simon Harris today opened the Health Information Policy Seminar, jointly hosted by the Department of Health and HIQA, and launched a public consultation process on a new national health information policy. Launching the consultation process on the new policy, the Minister set out the pressing need for a new patient-centred health

Government approves the drafting of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill

Minister Harris to revert to government by year end with proposals for State funding model for fertility treatment The Minister for Health Simon Harris has welcomed the Government’s decision today to approve his drafting of a Bill on Assisted Human Reproduction (AHR) and associated research. Minister Harris will revert to government by the end of

Minister Harris appeals to doctors, nurses and all healthcare workers to get the flu vaccine.

The Minister joined HSE staff today to launch the 2017-18 seasonal influenza vaccination campaign #ProtectOurPatients #YourBestShot Minister for Health Simon Harris TD today (Monday) appealed to doctors, nurses and all healthcare workers to get the flu vaccine. The Minister joined HSE staff to launch the 2017-18 seasonal influenza vaccination campaign, focussing on increasing uptake by

Taoiseach, Minister for Health and Minister of State for Health Promotion announce Healthy Ireland Fund investments to help people across the country get more active

New campaign to ‘Get Ireland Walking’ launched #HealthyIreland An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister of State Catherine Byrne today announced a range of investments from the new Healthy Ireland Fund, which was established this year under the national initiative to improve health and wellbeing. The investments are aimed at getting

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