Feighan receives assurances that Elphin Health Centre will not close

Senator Frank Feighan has received a categorical assurance from the HSE that Elphin Health Centre will not close. There were fears for the future of the Elphin Health Centre earlier this week following a story broadcast on local Radio which…

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…

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…

Eugene Murphy TD – “Funding of Orkambi could be life changing for CF patients”

Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy said that as a country with one of the highest rates of cystic fibrosis per head of population, Ireland should be at the forefront of new technologies and strategies to deal with the condition. Eugene…

Top 10 Tips to Quit Smoking on this National No Smoking Day

Tired of trying to kick the habit? Weary of not being able to ditch the cigarettes? The HSE Quit Team have complied their Top 10 Tips to Quit Smoking on today -National No Smoking Day. Here at QUIT we’ve helped…

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