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Minister for Health has announced his intention to appoint Mr Fred Barry as Chairperson of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board

Tuesday 5th February 2019 The Minister for Health Simon Harris has announced his intention to appoint Mr Fred Barry as chairperson of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board. Mr Barry is a former chairperson of the National Roads Authority and has vast experience in managing complex projects. Speaking today, Minister Harris said: “I want to

National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026 Implementation Report 2018

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., today, World Cancer Day, launched the first implementation report on the National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026. The report sets out the progress achieved on the implementation of the 52 recommendations of the Strategy and the degree to which the key performance indicators are being met. “This Report highlights key

Ministers for Health and Agriculture publish report on antimicrobial use and resistance

The Department of Health and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine have today (Thursday) published the Ireland – One Health Report on Antimicrobial Use & Antimicrobial Resistance. This report provides for the first time a snapshot of the antimicrobial use (AMU) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in both humans and food-producing animals in Ireland.

Minister for Health Appoints HSE Board Members on an Administrative Basis

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has today announced eight new appointees to the Board of the HSE. The Board will be appointed on an administrative basis until the legislation has passed. These positions were advertised through the State Board process operated by the Public Appointments Service. They will join Ciarán Devane, announced as

Establishment of the Cancer Patient Advisory Committee

National Cancer Strategy 2017 – 2026 The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, today welcomed the establishment of a Cancer Patient Advisory Committee. “Today’s first meeting of the Cancer Patient Advisory Committee marks a further step in the implementation of National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026,” said the Minister. “I look forward to the Committee providing input

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