Top HSE News Headlines – 27/06/2018

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Top HSE News Headline – 27/06/2018

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HSE spends €800,000 a day on agency staff instead of permanent employees

Ireland is spending more money on health than almost any other country in the world, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said, as it emerged the Health Service Executive (HSE) was spending a “scandalous” €300 million a year on agency staff.

 

HSE must delay roll-out of more accurate cervical screening test

The introduction of a more accurate test to reduce the risk of a woman getting a wrong cervical screening result and developing cancer has had to be delayed, the Irish Independent has learned.

 

HSE issues advice as heatwave continues

With top temperatures likely to exceed 27C and possibly reach 30C over the next few days, the HSE has issued hot weather advice.

The health authority says the high temperatures could have a “significant effect” on people’s health.

 

HSE says thanks for artworks and murals in Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Students from schools in the Cashel area were recently guests of the HSE/South East Community Healthcare’s ‘Tipperary Gold Star’ project at the local health complex, where their artworks – in addition to that of artist Elena Sawczenko – feature in the Children’s Services section located in the top floor of former Our Lady’s Hospital building.

 

 

HSE shells out extra €100,000 to fill void after former health boss Tony O’Brien quit

O’Brien quit three months before expected, amid the CervicalCheck smear test scandal, which forced the HSE into rejigging a number of senior roles in the health service which has led to additional costs.

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