Health

#hellomynameis initiative launched at Roscommon Hospital

Roscommon Hospital recently launched the #hellomynameis campaign which aims to enhance compassionate care by reminding healthcare professionals to introduce themselves to patients in all healthcare interactions. And the main message is to promote high quality communication in order to treat…

HSE urge Roscommon people to complete Suicide Prevention survey

In partnership with local organisations and community and voluntary groups, HSE CHO Area 2 (Galway, Mayo and Roscommon) are developing a Suicide Prevention Action Plan for counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. This is part of “Connecting for Life”, a national…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD welcomes approval for cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi

Michael Fitzmaurice TD has welcomed the news this evening that the HSE has reached agreement, in principle, with the drug company Vertex for the drugs Orkambi and Kalydeco to be provided to people with cystic fibrosis from the beginning of…

Eugene Murphy TD – Extension of maternity leave needed to help parents of premature babies

Present legislation and policy does not take into account the huge unforeseen pressure and turmoil families face when caring for a premature baby. That’s according to local Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy who was speaking in the Dáil last week…

HSE QUIT Smoking campaign builds on momentum

The HSE has launched the latest phase of the award-winning QUIT Smoking campaign, which uses powerful real-life stories to encourage smokers to quit for good. Launched by Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, the new QUIT Smoking campaign builds on…

Roscommon Hospital launches Calorie Posting Policy

Roscommon Hospital officially launched their Calorie Posting Policy recently as part of the HSE’s Healthy Ireland Policy. Commenting, Marie Doorly, Interim General Manager, Roscommon Hospital said “Calorie Posting is a key element of the HSE’s Healthy Ireland Policy. This policy…

Did you know that April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month?

In support of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, BowelScreen – The National Bowel Screening Programme is highlighting that just 40 per cent of the eligible population are taking part in the free bowel screening programme, despite early detection providing the best…

HSE and Irish Pharmacy Union launch Dementia Understand Together

Picture credit: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland The HSE and the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) have teamed up to raise public awareness of dementia through pharmacies across Ireland in a new campaign entitled Dementia Understand Together. Dementia Understand Together is a public…

Aware calls for more understanding and awareness of Bipolar Disorder on World Bipolar Day

In support of World Bipolar Day today, mental health organisation Aware is calling for increased education, awareness and advocacy against the social stigma of mental health conditions, in particular bipolar disorder. Aware is a non-profit organisation which provides education, information…

HSE marks Organ Donor Awareness Week with important reminder

To coincide with Organ Donor Awareness Week the HSE Organ Donation and Transplant Ireland has outlined key activities and outcomes in organ donation and transplant in Ireland in 2016. The aim of the announcement is to encourage people to consider…

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