Top HSE News Headline – 27/06/2018
Click the link to read full stories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.