The number of people with an intellectual disability (ID) living in psychiatric hospitals decreased by just 6.
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The Health Research Board (HRB) has launched a new clinical research network which will make it easier for patients, companies and healthcare professionals (HCPs) to access, participate in, and carry out clinical trials.
Having a famous person as one’s patient can sometimes distract or pressurise a doctor into practising ‘bad medicine’, explains Dr Muiris Houston, and with devastating effect.
Dear Editor, I wholeheartedly agree with the views expressed by Dr Ruairi Hanley in his piece on the repeal of the 8th Amendment, and would like to add that he has given encouragement to the many Irish doctors who have reservations on the issue (IMT, ‘Why every life counts’, September 30, 2016).
Dear Editor, On behalf of all of the families in Every Life Counts, I would like to say a sincere thank you to Dr Ruairi Hanley (IMT, September 30, 2016) who understands that our children’s lives are important and have value, however short those lives may be.
Dear Editor, I appreciate Dr Ruairi Hanley’s opinion, and indeed applaud his call to action on all sides of the debate regarding the repeal of the 8th Amendment, as espoused in his recent article in the IMT (‘Why every life counts’, September 30, 2016).
A decision to grant the contract for the construction of the new National Forensic Hospital in Portrane North Dublin was delayed by the HSE earlier this year pending a discussion with the Department of Health on the need for additional funding, IMT reports.
It was a colourful day at the RCSI last week when the Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee TD, launched a new colouring book for young people.
HIQA has published proposed new standards for public acute hospitals on the control of healthcare associated infections (HAIs).
THE HSE 2017 National Service Plan (NSP) is to be shorter than in previous years with limited narrative, it was agreed at the HSE Directorate Meeting in late July.