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Universal health insurance impossible as Government pushes costs higher – McGuinness

Carlow-Kilkenny Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness has criticised the 40 per cent increase in the levy on health insurance policies, describing it as a direct attack on those already struggling to meet their financial commitments.

Fee-charging schools: Subsidy or saving for the State?

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Last week’s Budget for 2012 set out new measures that will raise the pupil-teacher ratio in Ireland’s fee-paying schools to 1:21. But is the funding allocation shift a justified austerity measure against archaic institutions, or is it a knee-jerk response that merely restricts the right of access of protestant families to schools of their own faith?

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.

‘Name and shame’ tardy consultants, urges health forum chairperson

The chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum is demanding that consultants at Galway University Hospitals [UHG and Merlin Park] who fail to sign off private health insurance claims promptly are “named and shamed”.

Hospital medical board would be better off getting their consultant buddies to free up millions owed

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The chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum has called on the medical board of Galway University Hospitals (GUH) to address the issue of consultants who are costing the hospitals millions of euro by failing to sign off private health insurance claims promptly.

Support benefit night and help fund US cancer treatment for local man

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A benefit night being held in the city tomorrow (Friday) aims to raise vital funds to finance a cancer treatment programme in Texas for a Galway based man.

Consultants blamed for millions owed to Galway hospitals

A Galway widow who owes the HSE West a €100 A&E fee is being threatened with legal action, yet some hospital consultants at University and Merlin Park Hospitals are costing the health authority millions by failing to sign off private health insurance claims promptly, the chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum said this week.

Waiting lists for colonoscopies lengthen

St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny has not yet improved on its record for tackling the waiting list for colonoscopies following a litany of promises from hospital chiefs, HSE executives, and politicians.

Bonding enhanced with baby through baby massage

Baby massage is an ancient art which is relaxing for baby. It can improve sleep patterns, enhance development, and boost immunity. Much research has been done into the positive effects and benefits of massage for pre-term infants to include weight increase and enhanced growth. Baby massage can also help with post natal depression. Other benefits of baby massage are pain relief, for example colic and constipation. For you, it can help with relaxation and give you a deeper awareness both physically and emotionally of your baby and strengthen the parental bond.

Minister urged to get surgeon to reconsider shock resignation

The chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum is calling on Health Minister Dr James Reilly to urge colorectal surgeon Mr Myles Joyce, who handed in his resignation at University Hospital Galway after 15 months due to the facility’s failure to provide him with adequate theatre time, to reconsider his decision.


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