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August 27, 2015

Law to link three hospitals by 2017

As a Bill is drafted to unite the three children’s hospitals, CEO of the Children’s Hospital Group, Eilísh Hardiman, told Gary Culliton she aims to learn from the mistakes of previous hospital mergers.

Donegal-based cancer course goes global

A winner at last year’s Irish Healthcare Awards, a unique medical education course developed in Donegal is now on the verge of spreading across the globe, writes Lloyd Mudiwa.

Last orders from last winners

Lloyd Mudiwa examines the outcomes from two winning projects at last year’s Irish Healthcare Awards, addressing our society’s unhealthy relationship with alcohol and how best to prevent and respond to drug overdoses among homeless people.

No let-up in ED trolley counts in July

Despite claims of ‘traction’ by the HSE in terms of resolving the ED trolley crisis, last month saw the highest ever level of overcrowding recorded for the month of July, report Dara Gantly and Gary Culliton

Illness certification system to go nationwide

New certification guidelines for GPs, among the winners at last year’s Irish Healthcare Awards, is another example of how the judging panel has a knack on picking the most innovative health projects before they go mainstream, reports June Shannon.

Taking the politics out of health

The NAGP says it is ready to look past its acrimonious relationship with Health Minister Dr Leo Varadkar for the sake of Irish general practice and the health service, CEO Chris Goodey tells Lloyd Mudiwa.

The high-flying safety advocate

Former British Airways training captain Guy Hirst may nowadays be ‘grounded’, with his focus shifted to the healthcare sector, but his passion for safety remains steadfast, Lloyd Mudiwa writes.

Expert Forum addresses overactive bladder

Reporting from the recent Pelvic Health: European Expert Forum 2015 in Dublin, Paul Mulholland hears of the predicted dramatic global rise in the incidence of overactive bladder, and how best to manage and treat the condition.

Analysis shows higher GP workloads

As the row over the proposed introduction of free GP care for under-sixes rumbles on, Lloyd Mudiwa outlines the findings of new independent analysis on expected GP workload under the scheme, which could see average working days of 14.5 hours.

Walking tall with robotic help

First pioneered by the US military, developments in bionic suits and robotic exoskeletons – by among others the TCD graduate who founded the Harvard Biodesign Lab – are helping to transform the lives of the physically and mobility impaired, reports Valerie Ryan.

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