Despite savings achieved, the State’s drug bill remains onerous, writes DANIELLE BARRON
NIAMH CAHILL examines the Long Term Illness Scheme in light of significant health reform plans ...
Thousands of women are currently on the waiting list for a gynaecology appointment at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, some of whom have been waiting for up to a year, IMN has learned.
The closure of Mount Carmel private hospital in January this year had a direct impact on the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) at Holles Street in Dublin, which saw an increase in private and semi-private bookings as a result, IMN has learned.
The proposed new 170-bed National Forensic Mental Health Facility, which is planned for the grounds of St Ita’s Psychiatric Hospital in Portrane, has been approved as a strategic infrastructure development by An Bord Pleanála.
Space at one of Dublin’s busiest emergency departments remains a “key constraint” in meeting the six-hour patient turnaround target set by the HSE, IMN has learned.
The recently appointed Primary Care Minister has said that a new GP contract may be discussed with GPs once agreement has been reached in relation to free GP care for children under-six and the over-70s.
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