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Ireland to introduce opt-out organ donation A public consultation will take place before the end of the summer on the matter of the introduction of the opt-out system of consent for organ donation. This system means that consent will be deemed unless the person has,...
Report reviews “striking absence” of women in surgery

Report reviews “striking absence” of women in surgery

While more than 50 per cent of medical graduates are female, just 34 per cent of surgical trainees are women, and less than 7 per cent of consultant surgeons are women. In a report, produced by RCSI’s (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) Working Group on Gender...
Huntington’s Disease: Time to break the silence

Huntington’s Disease: Time to break the silence

Huntington’s Disease (HD) has been around for years but the stigma surrounding it means that sufferers and their families are less inclined to speak openly about this incurable illness. In the nineteenth century, people with chorea were mistakenly believed to have...
Record Levels Of Overcrowding In First Six Months Of 2017

Record Levels Of Overcrowding In First Six Months Of 2017

Latest figures have revealed that there were 51,321 admitted patients on trolleys or overcrowded wards between January and June of this year. These trolley/ward watch figures, compiled on a daily basis by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), confirm a...