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December 19, 2014

Trinity professor and Tallaght consultant honoured by University of Athens

Professor Colm Ó’Moráin, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences Trinity College and Professor of Medicine Tallaght Hospital, was awarded a Doctorate in Science honoris causa by the University of Athens. He is the Chairman of the Public Affairs Committee of the European Gastroenterology Federation, a founder member of the European Board of Gastroenterology and […]

Saving money in healthcare: doing less and doing it better

A health system in the US has bucked the trend of making money by offering more services, the Washington Post has reported. Geisinger Health System tries to show that you can make money by offering elective heart surgery for a flat fee with a 90-day guarantee.

New Cavan unit: ‘significant acute services deterioration’

The new six bay Medical Assessment Unit at Cavan General Hospital will begin to receive patients from today. “It is significant that local GPs have also pointed out to the HSE that attempting to replace 56 acute medical beds in Monaghan General Hospital with a six bed medical assessment unit shortly to be opened in […]

Decision to postpone CF unit at St Vincent’s should be reversed – CF Association

There is enough money to build the much-needed new ward at St Vincent’s that will house a 30-bed isolation unit for CF patients – if CF is prioritised, and if the Government takes into account dropping prices of building costs, the CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland told IMT. Godfrey Fletcher said he wants […]

Irish Heart Foundation launches CPR initiative

The Irish Heart Foundation has launchd a new CPR campaign for Happy Heart Weekend, May 14 – 16, 2009. The national heart health charity’s aim is to improve the national survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest by training 80,000 people in CPR skills. The charity will do this by distributing self-training CPR kits around the […]

First ablation a success for St James’s

The first full endoscopic ablation of Barrett’s oesophagus in Ireland was undertaken at St James’s Hospital, Dublin earlier this month on March 10. Dr Dermot O’Toole, Mr Narayanasamy Ravi and the Oesophageal & Gastric Cancer Unit team carried out the procedure on a 65-year-old man with areas of multifocal high-grade dysplasia who had previously undergone […]

MEP goes after rogue doctors by proposing EU-wide medical registry

Ireland South MEP Colm Burke wants to amend the Cross-border Healthcare Directive to stop medical professionals who have been struck off the medical register in one member state of the EU from practicing elsewhere. MEP Burke’s amendment reads: “There shall be an EU register of professional medical practitioners who have been struck off the medical […]

Grainne and Sile Seoige help support St Patricks Hospital

Grainne Seoige and Sile Seoige are supporting St Patricks University Hospital, Dublin in the Flora Women’s Mini-Marathon on June 1st. Funds raised for the hospital will go towards a wide range of new and much-needed mental health services including new services for adolescents, community mental health clinics (The Dean Clinics) and the Wellness and Recovery […]

Researchers: salts ‘can kill MRSA’

Experts from Queen’s University have discovered new agents that can kill colonies of MRSA and other antibiotic resistant hospital-acquired infections. Hospital cleaners may one day use ionic liquids to clean wards. Brendan Gilmore and co-workers at the Queen’s University, Belfast, UK, have shown that the compounds are effective antibacterial agents that can be used to […]

New Clinical Director for Waterford Regional appointed

The HSE has appointed Dr Rob Landers to the position of Clinical Director for Waterford Regional Hospital. Dr Rob Landers views his priorities in his role as Clinical Director to be: “To develop a robust clinical governance structure at WRH, to maintain and develop the role of WRH as one of the country’s eight cancer […]

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