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Minister Daly launches the second National Positive Ageing Strategy Stakeholder Forum

This morning (Wednesday) Minister for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly TD launched the second National Positive Ageing Strategy Stakeholder Forum. On foot of the successful Stakeholder Forum held last year, the Department of Health held the second annual forum. On the day the Department aimed to identify, through the engagement of stakeholder groups,

Minister opens the 3rd National Patient Safety Office (NPSO) Conference in Dublin Castle

Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD today (Wednesday) opened the third National Patient Safety Office (NPSO) Conference in The Printworks, Dublin Castle. This year’s conference focused on the importance of communication and to highlight the value of dialogue between patient and medical professionals. Addressing over 400 attendees, including health professionals, health service managers and patient

Minister for Health publishes the report of Mr Justice Charles Meenan on an alternative system for dealing with claims arising out of CervicalCheck

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has today published the report of Mr Justice Charles Meenan on an alternative system for dealing with claims arising out of CervicalCheck. Judge Meenan was tasked by Government in August with identifying further mechanisms to avoid adversarial court proceedings for the women and families affected by the CervicalCheck issues. The Judge’s

NTPF Publication of Waiting List Figures for September 2018

The National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) have today (12 October 2018) published the waiting list numbers to the end of September . The waiting list data published by the NTPF includes details on patients who are waiting for an inpatient, day case or outpatient appointment at the end of September. Details on the number of patients

Minister for Health meets with Dr Gabriel Scally

Minister for Health Simon Harris has met with Dr Gabriel Scally this afternoon. The Minister has asked Dr Scally to provide the independent review of the implementation plan recommended in his report. Dr Scally will also be carrying out further work in relation to the laboratories. Minister Harris said: “I was pleased to meet Dr

Health Ministers mark World Mental Health Day

Ministers for Health Simon Harris, Jim Daly and Catherine Byrne marked World Mental Health Day today (Wednesday). This year’s theme for World Mental Health Day is “young people and mental health in a changing world”, with a focus on raising awareness among adolescents and young adults of ways to look after their mental health.  

Minister for Health welcomes campaign to select members of the HSE Board

Minister for Health Simon Harris welcomes the commencement of the campaign to select members for appointment to the HSE Board. The Public Appointments Service will oversee this process. Details of how to apply for these positions are available on the Stateboards.ie website. The process begins as the Minister introduces the legislation to establish the HSE board

Sláintecare top priority in health budget 2019; investment & improved access to GP services; more help for families & older people with health costs – Health Ministers

€75 million funding for NTPF to reduce waiting lists further €55 million additional funding for mental health Funding for 100 therapy posts to address assessment of need waiting lists Implementation of health-led national drugs strategy a priority Minister Simon Harris and Ministers of State Finian McGrath, Jim Daly and Catherine Byrne have welcomed the significant

Ministers to meet with management of Lakers service next week after fire damage

The Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister of State with special responsibility for disabilities Finian McGrath are to meet with management of the Lakers Service next week. Services for more than 400 people with special needs have been suspended due to the damage caused by a fire. On Friday, Minister Harris met with the

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