Inpatient/ Day Case Action Plan 2018

Improving waiting times for hospital procedures is one of the Government’s key objectives. The Inpatient/Day Case Action Plan 2018 has been compiled by the Department of Health, the Health Service Executive and the National Treatment Purchase Fund. In 2018 the HSE will deliver 1.14 million elective inpatient and day case discharges. The NTPF will fund

Policy Paper on Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy

The Joint Oireachtas Committee published its Report on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, on Wednesday 20th December 2017. The Committee’s Report reflected the majority position of its membership with dissenting positions and voting records set out on Appendix 4 of the Committee’s Report. On the 29th of January 2018, the Government approved the holding

Non-Broadcast Media Advertising and Marketing of Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages, including Sponsorship and Retail Product Placement: Voluntary Codes of Practice

In 2016 the Government approved and published ‘A Healthy Weight for Ireland – Obesity Policy and Action Plan, 2016 – 2025’ with a clear target of reversing obesity trends. A key action of this plan is to “Develop, implement and evaluate a Code of Practice for food and beverages promotion, marketing and sponsorship.” It is

A Trauma System for Ireland: Report of the Trauma Steering Group

A Trauma System for Ireland: Report of the Trauma Steering Group Major trauma involves complex injuries that have the potential to cause prolonged disability or death – estimates are that around 1,600 patients a year in Ireland suffer major trauma. While this is a small number within more than 1.1 million Emergency Department attendances, it

Health Service Capacity Review 2018

Health Service Capacity Review 2018 – Executive Report The Health Service Capacity Review forecasts future capacity requirements in acute hospitals, primary care and in services for older persons (residential and homecare services) for the period to 2031. The analysis takes account of current levels of demand and capacity, demographic and non-demographic factors that will drive

Report on the Public Consultation Process on Proposals for a Human Tissue Bill

A public consultation was held by the Department of Health from 28th August 2017 – October 9th 2017 to seek the views of the public and key stakeholders on a proposed Human Tissue Bill. This report outlines the views, opinions, and recommendations of those who completed questionnaires or made submissions to the Department of Health

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