Thursday, March 20, 2014

Calls to end ‘charade of a review’ of Dublin ambulances

Renewed calls have been made for a review of Dublin’s ambulance service to be abandoned following revelations about a HSE plan drawn up last year to take charge of the service.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Nursing home claims health official suggested passing funding cut on to residents

A private nursing home in Dublin has claimed health authorities suggested it start charging residents for social programmes in order to make up for a cut in its State funding.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Should you take a pill for every ill?

Should you take a pill for every ill?  Or can the food we eat help us win the disease war? 
Watch this short animated film and decide for yourself because the only person who can transform your health is you.

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Consultants warn on intensive care facilities

‘Real danger’ that road traffic victims may not get an intensive-care bed, say doctors
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

High-protein diet could be as dangerous as smoking - study

Animal-based proteins such as red meat, milk, and cheese were most harmful, but there is no evidence to suggest that protein from fish has a negative impact,

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Only half of doctors feel they have a duty to report incompetence to authorities

Irish doctors are far less likely than their UK counterparts to report to the authorities cases of incompetence or unprofessionalism among colleagues, new research for theMedical Council shows.

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Oireachtas Committee to hold hearings on universal health insurance plans

The Oireachtas Committee on Health is expected to hold public hearings into what should be covered as part of the standard package of universal health insurance which everyone will have to have in future under proposals drawn up by the Minister for Health James Reilly.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Link to: Off the charts: Blog from the American Journal of Nursing

Coming from the American Journal of Nursing, this blog provides a detailed and thorough look at various topics relating to nursing. It is high quality on a scientific level while also managing to be an engaging and accessible read
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Link to 0ther blog: Lost on the Floor - tales of a not so new nurse

This blog manages to leave a strong impression. The posts are composed with class and cleverness, and take you along as the author, known as 'Wanderer,' as he figures things out
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C.diff more common than MRSA but public not aware

The majority (85 per cent) of Irish people believe incorrectly that MRSA is the most common hospital infection when, in fact, the potentially more serious Clostridium difficile infection (C.diff) is two to four times more common, according to a new survey

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Government prepared to negotiate with IMO on all aspects of new GP contract except fees

The Government is prepared to negotiate “meaningfully” with the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) on all aspects of the proposed contract for the provision of free GP care for children under the age of six, with the exception of fees, according to the Minister of State at the Department of Health Alex White

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80,000 expected at Darkness to Light event for Pieta House

Up to 80,000 people are expected to take part in this year’s Darkness into Light event on Saturday, May 10th to raise money for and awareness of Pieta House, an organisation for the prevention of self-harm or suicide

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Families welcome Portlaoise hospital recommendations

Families whose babies died in the maternity unit at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise have welcomed recommendations to address what the Minister for Health described as “clear failures” of the hospital’s maternity services.

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