Dylan Gardiner (23 months) from Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny, and his mother Caroline at Our Lady’s hospital, Crumlin, Dublin, last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

The advocacy group for babies who have had tracheostomies is “happy” with the provision in the HSE service plan of €1.2 million for homecare packages (...)

 Dr James Reilly: gave a “personal commitment” to the Tracheostomy Advocacy Group. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Health James Reilly has given a “personal commitment” to put in place a national protocol for the discharge of “tracheostomy babies” from(...)

A group advocating for the families of “tracheostomy” babies will today call on Minister for Health James Reilly to implement a 2008 HSE protocol for the infants’ “safe and timely” discharge from hospital

A group advocating for the families of “tracheostomy” babies will today call on Minister for Health James Reilly to implement a 2008 HSE protocol for (...)

 Dylan Gardiner and his mother Caroline. Photograph: Eric Luke

One of two babies highlighted this week in The Irish Times who could not go home from hospital because the HSE had not sanctioned safe homecare pac(...)

Gerry Adams said the programme for government commits to integrated “health care delivery, in which the right care is delivered in the right place”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A national homecare strategy for children and babies must be established “urgently” with a central funding stream, an expert in paediatric intensive c(...)

 Binu Varghese with her 2½-year-old daughter Jovelyn  in Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson

A two year-old girl, who is likely to die in childhood but who is well enough to leave hospital, cannot go permanently home as(...)