Press Releases

In Case You Missed It – Developments in Health Policy during 2018

31st December 2018 Over the past twelve months the Department of Health has developed a range of policies and regulations to improve our overall Health Service. Below is a list of some developments made over the course of 2018. February 2018 A Trauma System for Ireland: Estimates suggest Ireland is likely to have 1,600 major

Health in Ireland: Key Trends 2018

Irish People are living longer, healthier lives, though access to healthcare remains an issue Department of Health publishes Health in Ireland: Key Trends 2018 [click here to view/download the full report]  27 December 2018. Life expectancy in Ireland has increased by almost two and a half years since 2006, with male life expectancy consistently higher

Healthy Ireland Outcomes Framework, which will measure drivers of population health and wellbeing, published by Ministers Harris and Byrne

The Healthy Ireland Outcomes Framework, which will provide a basis for measuring progress on improving the health and wellbeing of the population, was published today by Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister of State for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne. This Outcomes Framework is a key action in the implementation of Healthy Ireland, as well

Ministers welcome publication of the HSE National Service Plan 2019

Minister for Health Simon Harris and Ministers of State Finian McGrath, Jim Daly and Catherine Byrne have today welcomed the publication of the HSE National Service Plan for 2019. Welcoming the publication of the 2019 service plan, Minister Harris said: The National Service Plan being launched today is a continued sign of the investment taking

Department of Health publishes Crowe Horwath Report on Public Health Medicine

The Department of Health today (Thursday) published the Crowe Horwath Report on the Role, Training and Career Structures of Public Health Physicians in Ireland. Review and reform of the Specialty of Public Health Medicine is a key part of ensuring continuous improvement of the health system. A reformed and strengthened Specialty should contribute to implementation

Government announces the establishment of an independent statutory Tribunal to deal with claims arising from CervicalCheck

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD today (Wednesday) announced the Government has agreed to establish an independent statutory tribunal to deal with claims arising from CervicalCheck. The Minister secured Government approval to prepare legislative proposals as a matter of priority, but the Government acknowledged this will take time to establish. The Cabinet approved the appointment

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