Billy Kelleher

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Name: Billy Kelleher
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Model of asthma care is agreed

Minister of State, Kathleen LynchThe National Model of Care for asthma in general practice has been agreed by the HSE’s clinical programmes, the Asthma Society and the ICGP. Implementation of this model in general practice involves consultation on the ... [Published Irish Medical Times - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Doctors warned on autopsy dangers from victims of Ebola

Irish pathologists have been told not to carry out a post-mortem on anyone who has died from the Ebola virus because of the dangers posed. In the situation where a death has occurred but a diagnosis of Ebola has not been confirmed, doctors should also ... [Published Irish Independent - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Varadkar Fails to Secure Appropriate Health Budget – FF

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher TD has reacted to the failure of Minister Varadkar to secure proper resources for his department in today's budget.Deputy Kelleher commented, "The budget allocation announced for health in 2015 amounts to ... [Published Noodls - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 2 reports

Ebola: Ministers to be briefed tomorrow on Irish risk

DEFENCE MINISTER SIMON Coveney is to brief his Cabinet colleagues on the risk posed to Ireland by Ebola, and the country’s preparedness should a case of the disease be confirmed here.Coveney chaired a meeting of the Government’s Task Force on Emergency ... [Published TheJournal.ie - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 3 reports

Calls for Health Minister to meet hospital staff to tackle waiting lists

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar is facing a call to meet with frontline staff in a bid to tackle hospital waiting lists.It follows weekend newspaper claims that a memo shows numbers were being manipulated.Reports in the Sunday Business Post claim an ... [Published Newstalk - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 04 2014 - 2 reports

Medical card crisis ‘back to the start’

A patient group representing children with life-limiting conditions has warned that Ireland is "back to where we were at the very start" of the medical card crisis due to the Government’s expert panel findings.Jack and Jill Foundation chief executive ... [Published Irish Examiner - Oct 04 2014]
Entities: Leo Varadkar, Crisis, Cancer
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 2 reports

Reinstated discretionary medical cards ‘are safe’… but reform is on the way

THE DEPARTMENT OF Health won’t touch any re-instated discretionary medical cards, but reforms will be introduced in the future.Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said he will examine the results of a report into a range of medical conditions that should ... [Published TheJournal.ie - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Kelleher calls for commitment on critical funding for disability organisations

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has called on the Environment Minister to give assurances that essential funding for disability organisations will be retained next year. A Government U-turn earlier this year saw funding for the Support ... [Published Noodls - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 2 reports

2,000 face four-month wait for nursing home bed

MORE than 2,000 elderly people are now on a waiting list for nearly four months for a place in a nursing home, new figures reveal. The delay is primarily down to the slow release of funding under the Fair Deal scheme which is set aside to help people ... [Published Irish Independent - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 3 reports

Varadkar: We are not parking universal health insurance

Leo Varadkar, the health minister, has denied claims that he is allowing the Government’s plan for universal health insurance to "slowly wither and die" because of fears it will cost Fine Gael votes.He said the plan has not been parked, but that it is ... [Published Irish Examiner - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 2 reports

Cancer services scrutinised by overseas experts

THREE international experts are to spend this week analysing Ireland's cancer services before work begins on a new national strategy to improve the care and treatment of the disease. The team will point the way on how best to proceed with drawing up the ... [Published Irish Independent - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 2 reports

Numbers on hospital waiting lists soar 968%

Government attempts to halt the slippage in patient waiting times have failed spectacularly, with latest figures showing a massive 968% increase in the numbers waiting more than nine months for hospital treatment.A National Treatment Purchase Fund analysis ... [Published Irish Examiner - Sep 24 2014]

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Deputy Kelleher commented, "the budget allocation announced for health in 2015 amounts to the 2014 budget plus the planned supplementary estimate. in other words, this is simply the level of budget required to stop things getting even worse."
Deputy Kelleher commented: "in light of the fact that more than 50 people in spain are now under observation for ebola there is an urgent need for eu authorities to outline the contingency plan for more confirmed cases in europe. epsco, the employment, social protection, health and consumer council of ministers is meeting in luxembourg next week and i believe ireland should put this issue high on the agenda."
The Fianna Fáil health spokesperson, Billy Kelleher, says "this also raises a number of questions, was minister varadkar made aware of this practice? if not, why wasn't he? how widespread is this practice throughout the hse? it points to a serious dysfunction and dishonest practices within the hse."
"it was compassionate and it would assist people who are vulnerable, who are sick and who had various illnesses" Deputy Kelleher said

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Model of asthma care is agreed [Published Irish Medical Times - Oct 20 2014]
Ireland | Preparedness for Ebola Virus in Irela... [Published Big Medicine - Oct 17 2014]
Doctors warned on autopsy dangers from victims ... [Published Irish Independent - Oct 16 2014]
Varadkar Fails to Secure Appropriate Health Bud... [Published Noodls - Oct 14 2014]
In left-right divide Fianna Fail just carries o... [Published Irish Independent - Oct 12 2014]
Youth mental health services ‘inappropriate’ [Published Irish Examiner - Oct 10 2014]
Discretionary card system ‘needs funding’ [Published Irish Medical Times - Oct 09 2014]
Ebola: Ministers to be briefed tomorrow on Iris... [Published TheJournal.ie - Oct 09 2014]
Coveney to brief Cabinet on ebolafears [Published Irish Examiner - Oct 09 2014]
Varadkar should outline contingency health resp... [Published Noodls - Oct 08 2014]
Scorned former junior minister lands Taoiseach ... [Published Irish Times - Oct 08 2014]
Health Select Sub Committee to consider Health ... [Published Tithe An Oireachtas - Oct 06 2014]
Calls for Health Minister to meet hospital staf... [Published Newstalk - Oct 06 2014]
Wasting lists: Fury as HSE accused of blowing m... [Published Irish Mirror - Oct 06 2014]
HSE rejects claims waiting lists falsified [Published Irish Times - Oct 06 2014]
Varadkar and Reilly ‘must tell truth’ on HSE wa... [Published Irish Examiner - Oct 06 2014]
Kelleher Calls on Varadkar to Clarify if Waitin... [Published Fianna Fail - Oct 05 2014]
Medical card crisis ‘back to the start’ [Published Irish Examiner - Oct 04 2014]
IMO cites ‘elder abuse’ on medical cards [Published Irish Medical Times - Oct 03 2014]
Reinstated discretionary medical cards ‘are saf... [Published TheJournal.ie - Oct 03 2014]
'Discretionary medical cards should be reinstated' [Published RTE Online - Oct 03 2014]
Leaked health report supports FF concerns over ... [Published Fianna Fail - Oct 02 2014]
‘Varadkar must tackle waiting lists now’ — FF [Published Irish Medical Times - Oct 02 2014]
Kelleher calls for commitment on critical fundi... [Published Noodls - Oct 02 2014]
2,000 face four-month wait for nursing home bed [Published Irish Independent - Oct 02 2014]
Fair Deal waiting lists leave older people seri... [Published Fianna Fail - Oct 01 2014]
Varadkar: We are not parking universal health i... [Published Irish Examiner - Oct 01 2014]
Costings on universal health insurance due next... [Published Irish Times - Oct 01 2014]
Varadkar admits health services need €1bn just ... [Published Fianna Fail - Sep 30 2014]
‘I’ll give my opinion as a doctor and young man... [Published TheJournal.ie - Sep 30 2014]
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