Press Releases

Government approval to publish the Children’s Health Bill 2018 – Important step on the road to making the new children’s hospital a reality

Minister for Health, Simon Harris, today announced the Government’s approval for the publication of the Children’s Health Bill 2018. The Minister said “I am very pleased that Government has approved the publication of this significant Bill. With this legislation, we take yet another important step on our way towards the new children’s hospital. I look

Minister Harris announces Government approval for Patient Safety Bill

Minister Harris announces Government approval for Patient Safety Bill which provides in law for the mandatory open disclosure of serious reportable patient safety incidents.  Bill also extends HIQA’s powers to the private sector. Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has today (Thursday) announced Government approval for the Patient Safety Bill (see link to General Scheme below). Minister

Minister Daly confirms appointment of 10 new ANP’s to mental health services

Jim Daly TD, Minister for Mental Health, held a special meeting this week (Tuesday, 3 July 2018) with the nine Chief Officers of the HSE to review existing CAMHS provision, and to see how this might be strengthened in the future. This initiative by the Minister complements the regular meetings he has with mental health specialists within the HSE.  There has been a significantly increased demand on the CAMHS service nationally since 2012. There has, for example, at local level in one area been increased funding for

4th Annual Report of the National Healthcare Quality Reporting System gives overview of our health service

Minister for Health, Simon Harris, today (Wednesday) welcomed the publication of the fourth annual report of the National Healthcare Quality Reporting System (NHQRS), which gives an overview of our health service. Minister Harris said: “Transparency and regular reporting of information on the performance of our health service is vitally important to informing decisions that service

National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services – Steering Group

The 6th meeting of the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services Steering Group was held on Friday last, the 29th June 2018. The Steering Group received a presentation on the Hospital In-Patient Enquiry (HIPE) system from the Health Pricing Office on its operation and its quality control processes. The Secretariat of the Review then provided

Minister Byrne announces €1 million in once-off funding for addiction services in Q4 of 2018

Speaking during Statements on implementing the National Drugs Strategy ‘Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery; A health-led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025’ in the Dail yesterday (28th June), the Minister of State with responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne TD announced Government funding of €1 million for Q4 of 2018 to

Healthy Ireland Summer Campaign 2018

  Schools out and the sun is out too…… Here’s to a healthy and fun Summer together…. – Why not make this Summer one you and your family will remember forever?   There’s nothing like the buzz of a family experiencing activities, adventures and excitement together and building Summertime memories. The long school break and

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