National News

Work placements suspended for student nurses and midwives

January 27, 2021

More than 2,000 student nurses and midwives have had their clinical placements suspended by the Department of Health for at least two weeks. The decision comes as pressure continues to increase on Ireland’s health service

National News

Uptake in HPV vaccine by 20 per cent

April 17, 2019

The uptake of HPV vaccine is at 70 percent which is a 20 percent increase over the last two years making a future without cervical cancer all the more likely according to the HSE.

Health

Syphilis on the rise across Ireland

December 12, 2018

Syphilis cases are increasing to record levels in Ireland according to the HSE. The STI can be treated with antibiotics and caught by getting a blood test.

National News

Up to 70,000 removed from waiting lists without consultation

October 31, 2018

The figures obtained from GPs and shared by Donnelly reveal that 69,836 patients were cut from waiting lists as part of a “validation exercise” after staff inquired that they were “ready, willing, suitable and available” to attend.

National News

PrEP accessibility may increase

October 17, 2018

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA\0 want to provide a HIV preventative drug for free to at risk patients with medical cards.

Features

No good time for goodbye

November 29, 2017

Darkness does not discriminate. Few people are bypassed when dire possibility and self-doubt eradicate even the faintest glimmer of light. Darkness can live within us all. For most, it pays only fleeting visits. For most, suicide is not