Health

Pharmacists warn parents of health risks when giving medicines to children

Pharmacists have issued a reminder to parents to be extremely careful when giving medicines to children and to always seek the advice of their pharmacist before giving a child any medication. The correct dose of medicine can vary depending on…

Eugene Murphy TD – Hospitals struggle to meet ambulance turnaround times

Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy says Minister Simon Harris must address missed ambulance targets. New figures released to Fianna Fáil reveal that the overwhelming majority of hospitals are continuing to miss the 20 minute turnaround time for ambulance callouts at…

BreastCheck encourage “Mammograms for Mother’s Day”

BreastCheck, the National Breast Screening Programme, is urging people to take advantage of the occasion of Mother’s Day next Sunday by encouraging their loved ones to have a free mammogram that could help find and treat breast cancer at an…

Drum Community Centre to host Health Information morning

A free health information morning will be held in Drum Community Centre, Summerhill, Athlone on Wednesday next, March 15th. The event is organised by Drum Community Centre in partnership with local health and wellbeing practitioners. It aims to provide people…

HSE encourage people to “Drink less and gain more” via new Website

The HSE has launched Askaboutalcohol.ie where people can see how drinking affects them healthwise, and how they can gain more by drinking less. Speaking at yesterday’s launch, Dr Stephanie O’Keeffe, HSE National Director for Health & Wellbeing said, “This is…

HSE offering catch up opportunity for HPV vaccine

The HSE is offering a catch up opportunity for the HPV vaccine in the coming weeks as immunisation teams return to secondary schools to provide the second dose to girls in first year. Stressing the importance of ensuring that all…

Eugene Murphy TD calls for establishment of Stabilisation Unit at Roscommon Hospital

Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy has called on the Minister for Health Simon Harris to introduce a stabilisation unit at Roscommon Hospital. Eugene Murphy believes that establishing the unit in Roscommon Hospital and a minor A & E Unit at…

Roscommon Hospital Waiting Lists change slightly in January

Over 2,580 people are waiting on a consultant appointments at Roscommon Hospital and 2,140 people are waiting for Inpatient/Day Procedures at the Hospital according to the latest monthly figures from the National Treatment Purchase fund. The outpatient figure has dropped…

Suicide Prevention Action plan to be developed for Roscommon, Galway and Mayo

The HSE, in partnership with community, voluntary and statutory organisations, is developing a Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. This plan will be based on the same vision, goals, objectives and measurable outcomes as Ireland’s national…

Roscommon Support Group host Self Care to Wellness

Roscommon Support Group are running a programme entitled “Self Care to Wellness” aimed at people living with a long term health condition. This programme is delivered in 2.5 hour weekly sessions where attendees will learn new skills to manage their…

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