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Remembering Vicky Phelan
Katherine O'Leary
The best way to honour Vicky is to look after ourselves actively and responsibly, writes Katherine O’Leary.
9 November 2022 Katherine O'Leary
Katherine's Country: Diarmiud becomes a transplant recipient
So many people have been involved in Diarmuid’s care to get him fit for his kidney transplant, writes Katherine O'Leary.
9 November 2022 Health
Closure crisis in nursing home sector
Sixteen rural nursing homes will have closed by the end of 2022 taking 500 beds out of the system. How will this impact rural families? Margaret Hawkins reports.
Health: more power to patients
Mistakes can happen in hospitals, so be prepared to speak up if you notice an error or something has gone wrong.
26 October 2022 Health
Katherine’s Country: a frantic dash to Beaumont Hospital
When Diarmuid is called to Beaumont for a kidney transplant, the Dublin Metropolitan Region Roads Policing Unit comes to the rescue.
26 October 2022 Katherine O'Leary
Healthbytes: keep up to date with all the latest health news
Want a reminder of the health-related changes in Budget 2023 or tips on keeping the winter blues at bay? Margaret Hawkins has all these HealthBytes and more.
19 October 2022 Health
Breastfeeding: why women say yes and why women say no
Breastfeeding rates are low in Ireland compared to other countries. So what is stopping Irish women trying it and why should they give it a go? Margaret Hawkins reports.
12 October 2022 Health
Rural healthcare: Where to from here?
In the fourth week of our 2022 snapshot series of rural GP shortages, Margaret Hawkins gets a response to last week’s suggested solutions from the Minister for Health and outgoing HSE CEO Paul Reid.
5 October 2022 Health
Rural GP shortage: avoiding the abyss
Continuing our series on rural GP shortage, Margaret Hawkins talks to doctors’ organisations representatives about their ‘shopping list’ of solutions to ensure equal medical care for rural people.
28 September 2022 Health
Side-stepping waiting lists - surgery abroad
On a waiting list for a hip or knee replacement operation? The cost of surgery can be fully or partly reimbursed if you travel to Northern Ireland or to Europe.
21 September 2022 Health
Rural healthcare: doctors under pressure
This week Margaret Hawkins looks at what has caused access to GPs to become a problem, especially in rural Ireland.
21 September 2022 Health
Investigation Part 1: Doctor shortage causing strife
In the first part of our four-week rural healthcare series, Margaret Hawkins looks at patients’ struggles to access GP care.
14 September 2022 Health