Varadkar launches three clinical guidelines for patients

26. 11. 2014

The Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, today, (Wednesday 26th November 2014) launched three new National Clinical Guidelines. Two of the guidelines promote safety and higher standards in maternity hospitals through […]

Varadkar announces ten key actions for Medical Card System

25. 11. 2014

•    HSE publishes Keane Report & Deloitte/Prospectus Reports •    Expert Panel recommends that person’s means should remain main qualifier for medical card Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has welcomed steps […]

Varadkar confirms Nutrition Action Plan for Ireland as WHO re-commits to address global hunger

20. 11. 2014

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has told the Second International Conference on Nutrition that his Department will start work on a National Nutrition Action Plan in order to improve diet, […]

Significant drop in MRSA & C.diff infections but further work needed – Varadkar

19. 11. 2014

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has welcomed a significant drop in the level of MRSA and C.difficile infections in Irish hospitals, and thanked staff for their key role.   However, […]

Varadkar & Burton confirm plans for new 100 bed Nursing Unit at Connolly Hospital

18. 11. 2014

Dublin West TD and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Joan Burton have announced plans for a new 100 bed nursing unit at Connolly Hospital to replace the existing […]

Tax relief boost to help elderly stay in their homes – Varadkar

17. 11. 2014

Measure should free up delayed discharge patients & nursing home beds   Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has welcomed a tax relief boost from Finance Minister Michael Noonan which will […]

Varadkar, HSE, ICGP and IPU launch Undertheweather.ie

17. 11. 2014

Get Advice and Get Better with undertheweather.ie New online resource with advice and support to help people through common illnesses   The Under the Weather campaign and new online health […]

Varadkar calls on Higgins & Coppinger to condemn protest violence

17. 11. 2014

Minister for Health and Dublin West TD Leo Varadkar has called on his constituency colleagues Joe Higgins and Ruth Coppinger to publicly dissociate themselves from the intimidation witnessed at yesterday’s […]

Cross-border prescriptions will make life easier for anyone travelling overseas – Varadkar

16. 11. 2014

New laws have been signed by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar allowing cross-border prescriptions to be issued by Irish GPs which can be used by patients anywhere in the EU. […]

Varadkar welcomes 350+ permanent jobs & €900M investment in Dublin West

14. 11. 2014

Minister for Health and Dublin West TD Leo Varadkar has welcomed the announcement of 350-400 new jobs in a €900 million investment by Bristol Myers Squibb at Blanchardstown in Dublin […]