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Free Pneumo flu vaccine for over 65s

A combination of the change in weather and the recent cuts in fuel allowance and the health budget means it’s more important than ever to be protected against deadly pneumococcal disease. The good news is the Pneumo Flu Vaccination is free for over 65’s and other ‘at risk’ groups.

Introduction of roadside drug testing will save lives - McFadden

Deputy Nicky McFadden has said that the introduction of roadside drug testing will help to save lives. Deputy McFadden made her comments this week following confirmation of the move from the Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar.

World record scuba diver is appointed by NUI Galway as Ireland’s first Professor of Midwifery

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NUI Galway has announced the appointment of the Republic of Ireland’s first Professor of Midwifery. Professor Declan Devane, himself a midwife, is based at NUI Galway’s School of Nursing and Midwifery. With approximately 700 students, the School is at the forefront of nursing and midwifery education and research in Ireland.

Calleary disappointed and annoyed as Ballina bed closures confirmed

It is totally unacceptable that the HSE is proposing cuts to services for older people in County Mayo at a time when more than €61 million is owed to the HSE West by private health insurance companies.

Galway trichologist tackles hair loss

Did you know that there are some 50 different types of hair loss, that common male hair loss can start as young as 14 years of age, or that 40 per cent of women lose hair after childbirth?

Local authority should favour local business for council jobs

Members of Kilkenny County Council impressed upon council officials this week the importance of bearing local businesses in mind when seeking tenders for local authority projects.

Achill group wins Heartsafe Award

One of the most remote areas in the country has demonstrated its fight for survival by achieving a lifesaving award from the Irish Heart Foundation. A man’s life has already been saved since the community started the initiative which involves training local people to respond to cardiac emergencies in the area. The achievements of the Muintir á Chorrain Currane Belfarsad Community Defibrillator Group in Achill will be celebrated after they received the prestigious Irish Heart Foundation Heartsafe award.

Satellite clinic for patients in South East

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Patients in Kilkenny will benefit from easier access to consultants in cardiology, orthopaedics, urology and vascular and general surgery, at the newly opened UPMC satellite centre, UPMC Beacon Waterford. The outreach clinic was officially opened on Thursday, October 27 at an education event for local GPs.

Get the vaccine — not the flu

The HSE has urged people in at-risk groups to get vaccinated against influenza. Flu can be a very serious illness, especially for people who are older or who have a long-term illness.

Taoiseach opens state of the art Primary Care Centre

On Monday, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny officially opened the brand new Ballina Primary Care Centre in Ballina, the first of its kind in the county. The centre, which is a venture between Drs Tom and Sean Moffatt in partnership with the HSE, will provide primary care services to a large number of people in the Ballina area.


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