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Minister backs exclusion zones as US anti-abortion groups target Ireland 22
Minister backs exclusion zones as US anti-abortion groups target IrelandFebruary 20, 2019 9:04 amAdminThe Minister for Health has said the need for access zones outside health centres providing abortion care is a priority after it was revealed that American anti-abortion groups are planning operations in Ireland. An undercover report for The Times Ireland Edition found an American anti-abortion grouRead More
Jury fails to reach verdict in trial of doctor accused of sexually assaulting teen girl 36
Jury fails to reach verdict in trial of doctor accused of sexually assaulting teen girlFebruary 13, 2019 12:10 pmAdminA jury has failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a doctor accused of sexually assaulting a teenage patient over 20 years ago. Kevin Mulcahy (61) of Creggane, Lombardstown, Mallow, Co Cork had pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to sexual assaulting a woman in his surgery in MalloRead More
GPs threaten to campaign in surgeries against FG 35
GPs threaten to campaign in surgeries against FGFebruary 12, 2019 12:06 pmAdminHundreds of family doctors have threatened to use their surgeries to campaign against Fine Gael election candidates. The unprecedented move would see GPs lobby their patients to vote against the Government party. The threat is made in a letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s TDs, which demands a mRead More
Healthcare Crisis: GPs to protest outside Dáil as unrest escalates 59
Healthcare Crisis: GPs to protest outside Dáil as unrest escalatesFebruary 6, 2019 11:10 amAdminThe impact on tens of thousands of patients of escalating unrest in the health service continues today with members of the public asked not to use out of hours GP services as hundreds of family doctors gather in Dublin for a protest. Nurse Jodie Murphy with her one-year-old daughter, Alexandra, on pRead More
Woman with terminal cancer sues GP over alleged negligence 49
Woman with terminal cancer sues GP over alleged negligenceJanuary 29, 2019 11:27 amAdminA 37- year old mother of two with terminal cancer has launched a High Court action against a GP claiming alleged negligence over a visit to the doctor after she found a small lump under her arm while in the shower. Christine Rossiter, Mr Justice Anothony Barr was told, has only months to live after Read More
Doctors demand answers over cervical cancer test delay 38
Doctors demand answers over cervical cancer test delayJanuary 29, 2019 11:02 amAdminA leading GP group is seeking an immediate meeting with HSE officials over the deepening cervical cancer tests crisis, due to widespread concern among its members over the number of tests being sent back because they have expired. The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) demanded theRead More
Fermoy man, 33, settles action over hospital’s alleged failure to pick up pancreatic tumour during CT scan 51
Fermoy man, 33, settles action over hospital’s alleged failure to pick up pancreatic tumour during CT scanJanuary 23, 2019 10:08 amAdminA 33-year old man with cancer who had sued claiming there was an alleged failure at Cork University Hospital to pick up on a pancreatic tumour during a CT scan fourteen months ago has settled his High Court action. Ben McGuire claimed his scan taken in November 2017 was reported as normal but three Read More
Court rules surgeon was not negligent despite man’s claim he developed paralysis after procedure 62
Court rules surgeon was not negligent despite man’s claim he developed paralysis after procedureJanuary 22, 2019 4:12 pmAdminA High Court judge has found there was no negligence by a surgeon in his care and treatment of a man who claimed he developed paralysis in his right leg and severe pain after undergoing a spinal fusion procedure in March 2010. Eugene McCormack, a retired butcher and farmer of Clongowney, Dublin RoadRead More
Simon Harris fails to offer catch-up vaccine for meningitis B After 30,000 people sign online petition for vaccination for all children and teens 49
Simon Harris fails to offer catch-up vaccine for meningitis B After 30,000 people sign online petition for vaccination for all children and teensJanuary 16, 2019 11:11 amAdminThe Minister for Health Simon Harris has declined to announce a catch-up vaccination programme for the meningitis B strain, despite pressure from parents and doctors. Mr Harris said politicians “don’t make decisions in relation to who we do and don’t vaccinate and what we do and don’t vaccinRead More
Medical Council updates ethical guide to avert conflict 74
Medical Council updates ethical guide to avert conflictJanuary 15, 2019 10:35 amAdminMedical Council confirmed its Ethics Working Group is continuing to work on ethical guide The Medical Council has deleted four paragraphs of its ethical guide and amended another to remove “any conflict” with the newly introduced legis­lation facilitating for the medical termination of pregnancRead More