Press Releases

Minister for Health announces €20 million funding for 122 Sláintecare projects

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has today (Monday) announced the successful applicants for the €20 million Sláintecare Integration Fund. Over 477 projects applied for the Integration Fund and 122 projects from across the country were successful. The successful projects meet the goals outlined under Sláintecare: •        demonstrate innovative ways in which

The Department of Health is going Ploughing

The Department of Health is going on tour… and we want to meet you. The Department of Health is to attend the Ploughing Championship next week and we want to meet you. Over the course of the three day event, we want to talk to you about: – our new skin cancer prevention plan and

Minister for Health seeks European Commission approval to regulate alcohol promotions

Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has notified the European Commission of his plans to regulate promotions that incentivise alcohol consumption. The regulations, which are provided for under section 23 of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act, will aim to prohibit: the awarding of loyalty card points or similar benefits on the purchase of an alcohol

Minister for Health welcomes new report showing increase in survival rates for cancer

Minister for Health Simon Harris T.D has today welcomed the publication of a new report on cancer survival rates across seven high-income countries (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom) The report has found 5-year rectal cancer survival has increased more than 13 percentage points, while survival from oesophageal cancer increased

Minister Harris hosts Key Health Stakeholder Event – Brexit Preparedness Update

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD yesterday (Tuesday) hosted the third key Brexit stakeholder event at the Department of Health for representatives from the pharmaceutical and medtech industries, the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, the Irish Pharmacy Union, the Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland and the Irish Medication Safety Network. The Minister for Health, the Secretary

Minister for Health launches new alliance aimed at improving vaccination rates and reducing vaccine hesitancy

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has today (Tuesday) launched the Vaccine Alliance aimed at boosting the uptake of childhood vaccines and reducing vaccine hesitancy. The Alliance will include healthcare professionals, policy makers, patient advocates, students, and representatives from groups most affected by vaccine hesitancy. The Minister said: “The immense suffering that today’s vaccine preventable

Minister Daly welcomes €220m planned investment in Community Nursing Homes

Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly TD has welcomed the significant investment in community nursing units announced in the HSE Capital Plan. Ireland’s population is living longer than ever before, and this represents the achievements of society in general and specifically how as a health and social care

Health Service Executive’s Capital Plan: Taoiseach, Minister Harris and Minister Donohoe announce 250 projects and €2 billion investment

Over €2 billion capital investment for the Public Health Services over the next three years Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe TD have today (2nd September 2019) announced the publication of the Health Service Executive’s Capital Plan. Welcoming the publication of the

Minister for Health publishes Report of the Independent Review Group established to examine private activity in public hospitals

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has today published the Report of the Independent Review Group established to examine private activity in public hospitals. The Independent Review Group was established by the Minister for Health to conduct this analysis following the recommendation by the All-Party Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare that private activity

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