A diagnosis of dementia can often leave a person and their family feeling completely alone and isolated. But a recent series of community awareness talks took place in Kilkenny and Carlow to help people come to terms with the challenges ahead of them and inform them on the many supports available to them.
An exciting year begins for Kerry-born Hannah Kelliher as she takes up the Aspire Advanced Resuscitation Fellowship in the Mater Hospital this week.
Tipperary got a chance to see things through the eyes of drivers with disabilities.The Back in 5 campaign aims to draw attention to the misuse of accessible parking bays.
An exhibition of artwork at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) will make it ‘a better place for everyone and help to lift people’s spirits’.
A unique new children’s book is helping youngsters cope with finding out that a relative or loved one has dementia.
William Russell was overwhelmed when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes until he completed an education and self-management course and took control of his condition.
"Maybe it won’t be the cancer that gets me in the end, maybe I will be hit by a bus. You just can’t give in.”
Kitty Kelly has been providing a smile and a kind word to staff and patients of St Camillus’ Community Hospital in Limerick for 43 years and insists that she could not have found a happier place to work.
An aidhm atá ag an scéim scoláireachta ar leith seo ná cainteoirí Gaeilge a mhealladh i dtreo na seirbhíse sláinte chun cabhrú le seachadadh seirbhísí i nGaeilge.
Nurse led service is improving waiting times for oncology and haematology patients. .
Midwife Sandra Sherwin was on a mission to make pregnancy yoga classes available to women.
To mark International Women’s Day 2018, we speak to two women in leadership positions in the HSE - Anne O’Connor, National Director for Community Operations, and Mary Walshe, Chief Officer, Community Health Organisation Dublin North City and County
Five years ago, Martin Quinn suffered a stroke on live radio, an event which he will forever associate with Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, credited with inspiring his amazing recovery.
The Serum Eye Drop Programme in University Hospital Galway prepares eye-drops using patients own blood, to relieve conditions such as severe dry-eye to burns and ulcers in the eye. The hospital is the only licensed producer of serum eye-drops in the country. The project won the ‘Team Project’ and ‘People’s Choice’ awards at last year’s Health Service Excellence Awards. #OurHealthService
Michael Power is a student representative of the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA). He tells us about his personal experience of the navigating our health service with literacy difficulties.
People who have experienced mental health issues and are in recovery themselves have been offering support to service users across the country in a new approach by the HSE Mental Health Division.
When patients admitted to St. Vincent’s University Hospital for management of the acute diabetic foot increased by 52%, staff established a project that resulted in fewer hospital admissions and fewer amputations.
When Edward Humphrey went from smoking 20 cigarettes a day to 60, he knew his habit was out of control and resolved to quit.
The Temple Street Children's Hospital Influenza Vaccination Campaign 2016/2017 encouraged the uptake of the vaccine among staff.
The annual Stone Award recognises a nurse who has made a consistently great contribution in the field of dermatology nursing. It has recently been awarded to Limerick nurse, Sheila Ryan.
The Food First project in St Mary’s Hospital, Phoenix Park, Dublin, aims to reduce patients reliance on oral nutritional supplements by improving mealtime practices. The project won the ‘Improving Patient Experience’ award at the 2017 Health Service Excellence Awards.
Ellie Noone was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was four years old. With the support of her team in University Hospital Limerick, Ellie (7) and her family, refuse to let her condition get in the way of a full and active life.
In response to a dramatic increase in STI's among men who have sex with men in 2016, the Gay Men's Health Service set up a new walk in clinic. The service was nominated for a Health Service Excellence Award last year. Watch the video here.
Three transition year students from Kinsale, Co. Cork, inspired by the ‘Pearl of Wisdom’ campaign, have carried out research on women’s knowledge of cervical screening and what influences then to attend. They are at the BT Young Scientists Exhibition this weekend in the RDS, Dublin.
When Kate gave up smoking, she did it for her health. She didn’t realise it would eventually spark a successful Ireland business
Audrey Burkley, a School Vaccination PHN with North Lee Community Services, Cork, achieved her life goal when she swam the English Channel this summer.
10 years ago, Bernie Tierney got chatting to some of the hospitals older patients as Christmas approached and she had an idea.
The project supports families in Mayo, working with Santa to provide a gift on Christmas morning. The project won the HR Special Award at the Health Service Excellence Award.
St Raphael’s in Youghal has been a home for people with intellectual disabilities since the 1990’s. As part of the HSE’s Transforming Lives strategy, residents have now moved to houses in the local community, living ordinary lives in ordinary places.
A partnership by the HSE and ALONE Ireland has emerged overall winner at the Health Service Excellence Awards. The volunteer befriending and support service has, so far, supported 489 older people in Ireland.
An amazing ‘flash mob’ performance by the newly formed HSE Tullamore Staff Choir has gone viral, being viewed over a million times
The Fenton quads dropped into Southill Health Centre, Limerick recently to help staff turn on their Christmas lights. The quads have been supported by Public Health Nurse Eimear Laffan since their birth in October 2016
Meet some of the staff and patients of the recently renovated facility
A project in Monaghan aims to build positive mental health in children through art and drama
Dr Cliona Ní Cheallaigh, along with nurse Ann Marie Lawlee, has just completed an Inclusion Health pilot project that successfully reduced the rates of admission, re-admission and length-of-stay of homeless patients at St James’s Hospital in Dublin.
The residents and staff of St John’s Hospital, Sligo thank outstanding volunteer Eileen Higgins.
Meet Maureen and Paddy – the faces of the new Dementia, Understand Together TV Ads.
Seamus Woods is a Project Manager with 25 years’ experience. He talks us through this current role with the HSE Programme for Health Service Improvement (PHSI)
Hundreds of health service staff last week took part in ‘Restart a Heart’ training to raise awareness about out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and improve public knowledge about resuscitation and CPR.
At age 61, Stephen Lynch was given a choice between giving up smoking or having his leg amputated. 14 years later he's smoke free and enjoying life with his family.
Reusable medical equipment from Ireland helps improve healthcare and training.
The health and wellbeing benefits of choral singing
Drug and Alcohol Helpline Manager, Aileen Dooley, shares a typical day at work on the helpline.
HSE launched the annual Flu vaccine campaign, aimed at encouraging healthcare workers and at-risk groups to get vaccinated against seasonal influenza.
Every breastfeed makes a difference: encouraging mothers to start breastfeeding.
Two nurses from University Hospital Waterford (UHW) received a prestigious international Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Care 2017
National Haemophilia Chief shares her story with Ryan Tubridy on RTE Radio.
Voices of support: Dublin group steps into the limelight.
Paediatric Department in University Hospital Limerick grateful for technology donation from University of Limerick Medical Society.
Stephen shows that while diabetes is a lifelong condition that needs intensive management, young people with type 1 diabetes can still go on and achieve their goals whether in education, in sport or in life in general.
Leitrim native Eilis Hession has been recognised for her outstanding patient care in the European Kate Granger Awards 2017.
Yvonne O’Hagan was smoking since she was 17 years old and never thought she’d succeed at quitting.
When Janet Doyle went into anaphylactic shock at home in Co. Laois, her daughter Sophie, 7, came to the rescue with the help of the National Ambulance Service
A 46-year-old father of three who had a heart attack while in the swimming pool at the University of Limerick has raised thousands of euro for defibrillators.
Dolores was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after being admitted to hospital for treatment for another condition almost seven years ago.
Enhancing commitment to creating an inclusive workplace,welcoming and supportive of employees.
Beginning a journey to recovery, with or without mental health difficulties, is possible for everyone, and the first step in that process is often as simple as telling someone what’s going on.
The new home of specialist dermatological services at University Hospital Limerick provides new treatments, added capacity and a much improved environment for patients with skin conditions and cancers.
International Day of the Midwife is celebrated globally every year on the 5th May to highlight millions of women and newborns around the world are cared for by skilled midwives
An information booklet for General Practitioners (GPs) working with transgender people in the South East has been launched by the HSE.
Patients who take part in trials make a profound community contribution. What they do is really important.
Part of the Living Well with Dementia pilot project - “See the Person, not their Dementia”.
There are now more people who have quit smoking than smokers in Ireland and Amanda White, who kicked the habit more than a year ago, says it's the best thing she ever did.
The convent in Ballyshannon has been transformed into the area’s new primary care centre.
Seven students recently graduated from Blue Teapot’s programme specifically for adults with intellectual disabilities
Patients now have an electronic record instead of a paper record, which will enhance patient care
Her success marks an important milestone for cardiology and nursing services nationally and in Tallaght Hospital
Fiona Boyle, Smoking Cessation Advisor, caught up with Jimmy Kavanagh, as he celebrated 10 years since he quit smoking.
Introducing @hselive a new multi-channel information service to answer question and be a guide to the Irish Health Service
Thanks to an insulin pump, a family of three children are now able to lead normal lives
€5.5 million investment in new extension and refurbished Emergency Department in Tallaght to reduce double-backing and increase efficiency.
Survey highlights patient’s gratitude to the staff working in Injury Units across the country.
A dental nurse has branched out into the world of medical tattooing, transforming the lives of many of her patients.
Dementia Understand Together, a new campaign to increase awareness of dementia
By the end of 2021, all women aged 50-69 will be invited for free routine mammograms