Varadkar in Goal Christmas Day Mile

26. 12. 2014

Local TD and Health Minister Leo Varadkar took part in this year’s Christmas Day Mile for charity Goal. Over people 500 people took part – running or walking the distance […]

Varadkar convenes Emergency Department Taskforce

22. 12. 2014

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has today convened the Emergency Department Taskforce to find long-term solutions to overcrowding. The taskforce comprises relevant stakeholders such as Senior Doctors, Lead Hospital Consultants, […]

Varadkar announces HSE Chief Information Officer to overhaul ICT

18. 12. 2014

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has announced the appointment of the first Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the HSE as the first step in overhauling the health service’s technological capacity. […]

Speech by Minister Varadkar on Private Members’ Bill

16. 12. 2014

Private Members Business Tuesday 16th December 2014 Speech by Leo Varadkar T.D., Minister for Health Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Right to Personal Autonomy and Bodily Integrity) Ceann Comhairle The […]

Government declares certain substances to be controlled drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act

16. 12. 2014

  Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar has announced that the Government has approved an Order declaring a number of “legal highs” which have been risk assessed at EU level, to […]

Varadkar announces national critical-care ambulance transfers for children

15. 12. 2014

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has announced the launch of a new critical-care ambulance service to transfer seriously ill children between hospitals. The Paediatric Retrieval Service is now transferring seriously […]

Visiting the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire

3. 12. 2014

€55,000 in Health lotto funding for Dublin 15 community facilities

3. 12. 2014

Dublin West TD and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has announced €55,000 in lottery funding for two community facilities in Blanchardstown. Funding of €40,000 has been awarded to Coolmine Therapeutic […]

HIQA report can be catalyst for further improvement of ambulance services Varadkar

2. 12. 2014

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has welcomed the HIQA review of our ambulance services saying it should act as ‘a catalyst for further improvements’. The report was brought forward by […]

Varadkar announces research to improve patient monitoring in Emergency Departments

2. 12. 2014

The research is one of two new HRB-funded projects aimed specifically at tackling quality and patient safety issues. Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar says, ‘We all know that quality research […]