Press Releases

Minister Daly congratulates Leaving Certificate students and asks them to take care of their mental health

Minister for Mental Health Jim Daly today (Wednesday) congratulated all the students collecting the results of their Leaving Certificate. Minister Daly said “I would like to congratulate all the students who received their Leaving Certificate results today. Completing the Leaving Cert is a significant achievement, irrespective of results. This, fortunately, will be a very happy

Reminder – Have your Say on the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services

A public consultation by the Department of Health on behalf of the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services is currently underway. The deadline for the submission of responses is 1 p.m. on Friday 17th August. The link to complete the consultation questionnaire is available at https://health.gov.ie/consultations/ Responses to the consultation will help the Steering Group

Minister Harris publishes Sláintecare Implementation Strategy marking important milestone towards delivering health reform

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, today published the Sláintecare Implementation Strategy. This marks the latest in a series of important milestones towards delivering a programme of health reform arising from the Sláintecare report. Minister Harris said “The Sláintecare Report sets out a vision for the future of healthcare over a ten-year period. Since

New initiative will see 250 extra cataract procedures in Nenagh this year and up to 10 times that next year – Minister Simon Harris

Minister for Health, Simon Harris, T.D., today (Thursday) welcomed the opening of a stand-alone high-volume consultant-led cataract theatre by the University of Limerick Hospital Group in Nenagh Hospital, as part of the Government’s Waiting List Action Plan. Minister Harris said “I am determined to tackle waiting lists. I sought a particular focus on reducing waiting

Ministers Harris and Byrne announce strengthening of the Healthy Ireland programme

New Outcomes Framework to be published, as recommended by Sláintecare Minister for Health, Simon Harris and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Catherine Byrne, today (Thursday) announced a strengthening of the Healthy Ireland programme. The Government has approved the publication of an Outcomes Framework for Healthy Ireland and the establishment of an enhanced

National Public Health Emergency Team held their 20th meeting today

The National Public Health Emergency Team on Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) held their 20th meeting today, 26th July 2018. Items discussed at the meeting included an update from the HSE Implementation Team and the latest HPSC CPE Surveillance Report which will be available online shortly. The latest figures from the National CPE Reference Laboratory were presented

Minister for Health Simon Harris Announces Pause in the Use of Transvaginal Mesh Devices

The Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has announced today (Tuesday 24th July 2018) that the Department’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has requested the Health Service Executive (HSE) to pause the use of all procedures involving transvaginal mesh devices for the management of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) or Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) in HSE funded hospitals,

Changes to the Treatment of Farms and Businesses under the Fair Deal Scheme

The Minister of State with special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People, Mr Jim Daly TD, is pleased to announce that the Government has approved a proposal to change the treatment of farms and businesses under the Nursing Home Support Scheme, also known as the Fair Deal. A review of the Nursing Homes Support

Minister Harris welcomes the commencement of a national public consultation process by HIQA on extending the HPV vaccination programme to include boys

Minister for Health Simon Harris, today (Tuesday) welcomed the commencement of a national public consultation process by the Health Information and Quality Authority on extending the HPV vaccination programme to include boys. The HPV vaccine is currently offered to girls in their first year of secondary school. Minister Harris said, “I requested HIQA to undertake

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