Budget 2018 from a Medical perspective

Budget 2018 effect on Health The Department of Health will have a budget of almost €15.3 billion next year, however doctors have described Budget 2018 as ‘deeply disappointing and regressive’ from a health perspective. According to the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), the health budget for next year will not be … Continue reading

Sleep more beneficial to our well being then a 50% pay rise

A very interesting report this week in the Irish Times points out a healthy amount of sleep has a far higher impact on wellbeing than a 50 per cent increase in disposable income, a study of Britons’ quality of life has found. There is a significant gap between those who are … Continue reading

Alcohol promotions for our school leavers

The HSE has expressed concern about the number of drinking promotions already on offer to young people getting their Leaving Cert results this week. Over 55,000 people received their results yesterday and many of these are expected to attend parties in nightclubs and other venues nationwide for the next few nights The … Continue reading

Irish Hospital Consultants under scrutiny

The RTE reported this week that patient safety may be compromised in public hospitals because of the appointment of doctors without specialist training to consultant positions.The Irish Hospital Consultants Association has criticised the practice saying quality of care is being affected. The HSE has confirmed that 128 doctors who are … Continue reading

Nuns will not have any involvement in new Dublin Maternity Hospital

The Religious Sisters of Charity will be not be involved in the ownership or management of the new National Maternity Hospital, it has been confirmed. The Sisters have announced that they will relinquish ownership of three hospitals – St Vincent’s University Hospital, where the new maternity hospital is to be … Continue reading

Social Media ‘wreaking havoc’ on the health of our young people

A dramatic rise in the use of computers and social media is wreaking havoc on the health of young people, a report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) has suggested. The study found a “continuous steep increase” between 2002 and 2014 in the proportion of children and young people using technology … Continue reading

‘No Religious Interference’ guaranteed for our new Maternity Hospital?

Members of the public are continuing to sign a petition to prevent the Sisters of Charity from becoming the sole owners of the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH), despite the Minister for Health’s insistence that the hospital will have ‘clinical, operational and financial independence’. Over 74,000 people have signed a … Continue reading

More fruit and veg please…………

In the Irishhealth.com website this week, a most interesting report showed – Almost eight million premature deaths could be avoided worldwide if people consumed more fruit and vegetables, new research has found. According to the findings, eating 800g of fruit and vegetables every day – that is around 10 portions … Continue reading