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Minister Harris publishes the General Scheme of the Children’s Health Bill 2017 to establish a body to run the new children’s hospital

Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, today (Tuesday) announced the publication of the General Scheme of the Children’s Health Bill 2017. This will create a single statutory entity to run the new children’s hospital. The new body will take over the services of the existing three Dublin children’s hospitals, (Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Temple

Harris welcomes recommendation of INMO Executive Council

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD this evening (Monday 28th August) welcomed the decision of the INMO Executive Council to recommend acceptance of the the Public Service Stability Agreement. Speaking after the decision, Minister Harris said “This is very welcome news and I believe the recommendation is made in the best interests of INMO members,

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

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