#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…

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…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD blasts HSE for hiring more Managers that Doctors and Nurses

Michael Fitzmaurice TD has blasted the HSE as being “out of control” after figures released over the weekend revealed that they had hired more Managers that Doctors and Nurses over the past two years. The figures in question showed that…

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…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD blasts proposals to scrap Tax Relief on Health Insurance

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has blasted a proposal by the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare which would see Tax Relief on Health Insurance scrapped. Commenting on the news Michael Fitzmaurice said that it “beggars belief and it will…

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…

Politicians receive assurances on future of local Health Care Centres

A number of local politicians have moved to reassure the public about the future of local Health Care Centres throughout North Roscommon. There were fears for the future of a number of Health Care Centres earlier this week following a…

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