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I propose an amendment to the Order of Business that the Minister of Health come to the House today to deal with an urgent problem. It was urgent when the Members of this and the other House were elected three years ago and the issue remains unresolved, unmitigated, unpalliated and just as urgent as it was then. 341 more words

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VA Wants To Remove Pittsburgh Hospitals' Director

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday recommended firing the director of the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System for unspecified “conduct unbecoming a senior executive.” 397 more words

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Longer waiting lists due to health system failure

[Speaking in the Seanad during Order of Business]

The longer one is in a place such as this, the more grounds one has for… 391 more words

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How the waiting lists work

Matching donor and recipient is an inexact science, but it does lean heavily on mathematics.

When an organ becomes available in Ontario, a complex computer program uses blood type, age, body size, genetics, medical severity, presence of certain antibodies (protein substances made by the body’s immune system) length of time on the waiting list and geographic area to select the most suitable people at the top of the lists. 234 more words

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Radio bluff exposes how little Enda knows about health

Opinion from the Irish Independent on 13 September 2014

Enda Kenny gets most of the sound bites right when it comes to government health policy. He repeatedly mentioned “keeping patients at the centre” and the “need to reform” in his interview with Cathal MacCoille on yesterday’s ‘Morning Ireland’. 669 more words

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