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HSE chief executive  Paul Reid and specialist in public health medicine Dr Sarah Doyle: So far, the HSE has trained about 725 people, largely from various Civil Service departments, to carry out contact tracing. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 1,000 staff from across the public service will, in the coming weeks, be involved in tracing the contacts of those who test positive for Cov(...)

The HSE said it would cost €1,665 per week to provide care for an older person in a public residential centre this year, an increase of 2.4%  on 2019. Photograph: Getty Images

State “discrimination” in the operation of the Fair Deal nursing scheme is growing, private nursing home operators have claimed after the HSE publishe(...)

Jim Costello, who contracted polio at an Irish international rugby match, is pictured here in 2004. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Jim Costello (77) was 15-years-old and on a rare day out from boarding school back in 1958 – enjoying an Irish rugby international against Scotland at(...)

The health and safety watchdog Hiqa found Fuschia Services centre in Co Roscommon was not adequately resourced to provide a safe service to residents. File photograph: iStock

A disability centre in Co Roscommon was not adequately resourced or managed to ensure residents received a safe service, an inspection by the health a(...)

The vaccination of boys will help to reduce the incidence of HPV and, it is hoped, ‘eliminate those cancer-causing types of HPV over time’. Photograph: iStock

What children are offered the HPV vaccine? Since last autumn, when boys were included in the national HPV immunisation programme for the first time, (...)

Eoin Roche and family.

When Dublin hurling coach Eoin Roche looks back at professional sports photos of him at the end of 2018, he can now see what he wasn’t aware of then –(...)

A view of a Stewarts Care facility. File photograph: Eric Luke

Residents of a disability service are set to receive reimbursements which may total more than €1 million after a review into “inappropriate” spending (...)

To date Hiqa has had to request six nursing homes  to reduce the number of residents they take in to secure re-registration.

Almost 50 nursing homes are at risk of being denied re-registration due to the buildings failing to meet required standards, the health and safety wat(...)

Ireland’s maternity services have been under intense scrutiny since major failings emerged in 2012 at the maternity unit of the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Hiqa, the State’s health watchdog, has produced a comprehensive review of Ireland’s maternity services, which have been under intense scrutiny since m(...)

Major shortcomings in maternity services are identified in the monitoring report published by Hiqa. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has been urged to fully fund the national maternity strategy after a report showed only 11 per cent of the money originally promised ha(...)

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