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Minister Daly launches Mental Health Reform e-mental health report

The Minister of State for Mental Health, Jim Daly TD has today launched the eMental Health: State of the Art report. Welcoming today’s report launch he said, ‘As the Minister with responsibility for mental health, events like this gives me an opportunity to see new and innovative ways that technology can be utilised beneficially for

Government to establish new independent Board for the HSE

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD today received Government approval for the drafting of a Bill to establish an independent Board for the HSE. The General Scheme of the Bill is now being published. Speaking today the Minister said “the events of the past few weeks have once again made clear, there is an urgent

Statement from the Minister for Health

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has this evening (Thursday) met with the Director General of the HSE, Tony O’Brien, who informed him of his decision to step down.Minister Harris has thanked Mr O’Brien for his many years of service and dedication. “I would like to express my thanks to Tony O’Brien for his many

Statement from the Department of Health in relation to CervicalCheck

The Department is currently examining the records in relation to CervicalCheck.  A full discovery will be undertaken and all documents will be made available to the Scoping Inquiry to inform its considerations.   The HSE shared a number of documents in relation to the CervicalCheck clinical audit with the Department, including the memos made available to

National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services – Steering Group Meeting

The Steering Group for the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services met on Monday 30th April. The Secretariat of the Review provided an update to the Steering Group in relation to the various work packages that comprise the Review. The Steering Group focused its discussion on preparations for an upcoming survey of acute hospitals and

Minister Finian McGrath announces locations for €10m dedicated National Respite Programme for people with disabilities and their families

Finian McGrath TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities, today announced where new respite facilities will be located nationally to support people with disabilities and their families. The Minister said, “This Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater

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