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

The amount of Patients waiting on trolleys ‘absolutely unacceptable’

The INMO says 601 patients were on trolleys or wards waiting for admission to a hospital bed yesterday Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has said it was “absolutely unacceptable” that hundreds of patients are waiting on trolleys in hospitals, as a hospital consultant warned 350 people could die needlessly this year. There … Continue reading

Pancreas Transplants in St Vincents Hospital Dublin

One of the most interesting medical developments I have read from this week comes from RTE – St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin has said that its pancreas transplant is now live, over two years after the programme first transferred from Beaumont hospital. No pancreas transplants have been performed here since … Continue reading

Our Nurses and Midwives are angry

Our Nurses and Midwives are angry – Nurses and midwives are to be balloted for industrial action over a number of issues, including the failure to recruit more staff. According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), it has made this decision following a review of the outcome of … Continue reading

Mammography Service and jobs in Ireland

Mammography Service and jobs in Ireland BreastCheck is a Government-funded National Breast  Screening  programme that provides free mammograms to eligible women  every two years, in a place as close as possible geographically to them . This is made possible by having Mobile Units around the country to complement the main … Continue reading

We need your Blood!

We need your Blood! Blood donations are reduced on this time last year and The Blood Transfusion Center are appealing for Donors. Blood is needed to keep our Hospitals running on a routine basis as well as being needed in Accidents and Emergencies. In the run up to Christmas – … Continue reading

Are we encouraging our GP’s to leave Ireland?

Are we encouraging our GP’s to leave Ireland? As we recruit for Doctors and GP’s throughout Ireland, we share the frustration voiced by the Irish College of General Practice yesterday following the budget for 2017   According to Dr Mark Murphy of ICGP, the College had put in a pre budget submission … Continue reading

Doctor Doctor……..

Doctor Doctor……… Middle aged lady goes to her GP for a check up He explains his prescription to her as follows: ‘Take the Red tablet first thing in the morning with a large glass of water’   ‘Take the Blue tablet after lunch with a large glass of water’ ‘Take … Continue reading