From top: Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer and HSE CEO Paul Reid
Via Fergal Bowers:
The Health Service Executive and the Department of Health have been unable to provide data on the number of patients with Covid-19 in hospital and the number admitted for other reasons who happen to test positive while in hospital.
Following a request from RTÉ News to the HSE for this information, the HSE directed the query to the Department of Health.
The HSE said that as this information is reported to National Public Health Emergency Team, the query needed to go to that department.
Today, the Department said that due the current Covid-19 case volumes and the emergence of the Omicron variant, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre is unable to provide a response at this time.
No data available on Covid hospital admissions (RTE)
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Sources confirmed the review involves a single doctor who has worked at some of the country’s most high-profile private facilities in recent years
The exact details of the cases cannot be published for legal reasons….the incidents relate to medical procedures which took place since 2009 and involve at least 20 female patients…they had raised concerns about severe post-operative complications after their treatment by the same doctor at various hospitals.
20 women’s claims linked to one doctor (Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Irish Examiner)
MINISTER FOR Health James Reilly is on a collision course with medical specialists over the expected selection of Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown as the location for the new national children’s hospital.
Dr Reilly said at the weekend he would bring the long-awaited decision on the hospital to the Taoiseach and Tánaiste in the next 10 days and a Cabinet decision was likely to follow shortly after.
Separately, the master of the Rotunda maternity hospital, Dr Sam Coulter-Smith, expressed concern last week that the decision on the project was becoming a political rather than a clinical one.
Blanchardstown is seen as the favourite to win not only because it can offer to build the project on a greenfield site with fewer planning difficulties but also because it is located in the constituency of Ministers Joan Burton and Leo Varadkar.
Another greenfield site, at Belcamp in north Dublin, which is in Dr Reilly’s constituency, has also featured strongly in speculation.
This is becoming somewhat tiresome.
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