Laya Healthcare customers face 4% hike in prices
Company blames rise on significant increase in volume and cost of claims (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laya Healthcare customers face 4% rise in prices
Company blames increases on significant increase in volume and cost of claims (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varadkar visits home at centre of critical report
Minister for Health pays impromptu visit St Patrick’s Hospital in Carrick-on-Shannon (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women had their wombs needlessly removed, inquiry hears
Expert witness tells hearing that Dr Peter Van Geene had pattern of poor performance (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women had wombs needlessly removed, inquiry hears
Expert witness tells hearing that Dr Peter Van Geene had pattern of poor performance (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World’s first malaria vaccine gets ‘green light’
Malaria claims the life of a child every minute and infects around 200 million people a year (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals to face unannounced inspections over patient nutrition
Costs associated with malnutrition add up to more than €1bn of healthcare spending (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HSE says two procurement audits found ‘deficiencies’
Health committee told collusion between suppliers and purchasers ‘difficult’ to detect (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor unable to tell patient if he removed her ovaries
Medical Council fitness to practice inquiry into claims against Peter Van Geene continues (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HSE offers €1,500 to attract overseas nurses to Ireland
Up to 500 nurses and midwives sought in new recruitment initiative (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse on doctor’s rudeness: ‘scale of 1 to 10, I’d put him at 7 or 8’
Catriona Kenny recalled meeting at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug that could slow down Alzheimer’s disease is unveiled
Discovery announced at Alzheimer’s Association conference (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tom Arnold appointed to global panel tackling food security
Position is latest in series of posts Arnold has taken in food and nutrition security (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beacon Hospital employee resigns following procurement claims
Noel Bergin featured in RTÉ Prime Time programme broadcast last week (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘He took out my womb and threw it in a bucket on the floor’
Dr Van Geene facing allegations four patients suffered complications after hysterectomies (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical Council inquiry into hysterectomy allegations resumes
Dr Van Geene facing allegations four patients suffered complications after hysterectomy (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor accused of performing hysterectomy without consent
Dr Van Geene facing allegations four patients suffered complications after hysterectomies (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coalition not planning to seek larger Fair Deal contribution
Minister of State says review shows nursing home support scheme to be ‘fair and transparent’ (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What’s the deal with the Fair Deal scheme?
Q&A by Martin Wall as report on nursing home scheme published (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Desperate shortage’ of organ donors in North
British Heart Foundation calls for new system to deal with transplant waiting list (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seven hospitals under investigation for procurement
Minister confirms Garda fraud ongoing. Third employee suspended following inquiry (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital procurement fraud inquiry began in September
Varadkar disappointed by ‘unethical, greedy’ behaviour in health service (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Third employee suspended following hospital investigation
Beacon Hospital confirms suspension after Prime Time allegations (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

St Vincent’s launches inquiry after Prime Time claims
Hospital says two employees will not return to duty until end of internal investigation (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

St Vincent’s opens inquiry after Prime Time claims
Hospital says two employees will not return to duty until end of internal investigation (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medication errors main risk to patient safety, says Varadkar
Patients association head says one in 10 are harmed while receiving healthcare (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

European Court rejects British pair’s right-to-die case
Paralysed man and widow of victim of locked-in syndrome took legal challenge (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leo Varadkar insists cervical cancer vaccine is monitored for safety
Fianna Fáil express concern about jab offered to girls aged 12 (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varadkar insists cervical cancer vaccine is monitored for safety
Fianna Fáil express concern about jab offered to girls aged 12 (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air ambulance service to be made permanent
Helicopter has completed more than 1,000 missions and saved hundreds of lives (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN told abortion link to human rights treaties ‘without foundation’
Pro Life Campaign says it’s ‘regrettable’ committee criticised Ireland’s abortion stance (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Formaldehyde revealed as disease risk to undertakers
US study finds exposure to substance used in sector is linked to motor neurone disease (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of complaints made against doctors in five years
Psychiatry, cosmetic surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology among most ‘complaint prone’ (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Planning for new maternity hospital at St Vincent’s resumes
Proposed €150 million development was put on hold last May (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saturdays in July are most dangerous time for accidents
Injuries Board paid out €281 million in compensation for public incidents last year (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watch your step: Saturdays in July are dangerous
Injuries Board paid out €281m in compensation payments last year (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking can triple chances of developing psychosis, study finds
Research found 57% of people treated for a first episode of psychosis were smokers (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in five Irish operating theatres idle, consultants say
Underfunding of hospital and mental health services damaging patient care, group claims (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

European court backs Ireland on junior doctor hours
ECJ rules protected working time of NCHDs does not constitute working time (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decision on future of Portlaoise hospital deferred to Autumn
Shortage of consultants may mean accepting inferior standards of care, Varadkar suggests (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 100 breaches of HSE patient data in past year
In one case, community services worker lost client report after leaving it on roof of car (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varadkar stands by his claim of lower hospital waiting times
Minister says figures are improving despite discrepancy between his and NTPF figures (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long wait for elderly applicants for symphysiotomy compensation
Judge Maureen Harding Clark says almost 100 women have not provided full records (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varadkar claims major progress on waiting lists
1,988 patients waiting for an outpatient appointment at end June for more than 18 months (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irish hospital consultants among world’s best paid, OECD finds
Report shows specialists earned on average almost €164,500 in 2014 (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals advised on improving safety and quality
Hiqa says improvements do not require additional financial resources (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking during pregnancy is rife, study finds
Over 75% of Irish women’s pregnancies feature alcohol use - despite warnings (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Direct provision residents exempt from prescription charge
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar says asylum seekers will not have to pay levy (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

June hospital overcrowding at record levels, says INMO
INMO says trolley numbers last month up for the twelfth month in a row (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drop in numbers of men relying on sexual dysfunction drugs
Over €57m spent by health authority on prescription drugs like Viagra since 2009 (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - July 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news