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Waiting time for essential children’s services greatly decreased in Laois after...

The waiting times for children to access essential services in Laois have been greatly decreased after the HSE employed agency staff. Children in the Laois-Offaly...

Laois TD reveals staggering hospital waiting list figures

Laois TD Brian Stanley has outlined the simply staggering amount of people who are sitting on a hospital waiting list in the county. Speaking recently,...

HSE official requested for meeting in Laois as ambulance services issues...

A HSE official is to be summoned to a meeting in Laois to discuss the ongoing issues surrounding the ambulance service in the county. There...

Laois TD hits out at HSE CEO response following ambulance no...

A Laois TD has branded HSE CEO Paul Reid's comments over the ambulance service in Laois as 'dismissive'. Last weekend, a young Laois boy was...

HSE calls on parents to continue to vaccinate their children against...

The HSE has called on parents to continue to protect their children from preventable diseases such as measles, whooping cough, meningitis and HPV amongst...

Outrage as Laois teenager left stricken on soccer field as ambulance...

A Laois teenager who sustained a serious injury in a soccer match at the weekend was left stricken on the field as an ambulance...

HSE confirm ‘hundreds’ attend Laois walk-in vaccine centre as plans for...

The HSE has confirmed that 304 people attended their walk-in vaccination centre at the Midlands Park Hotel on Bank Holiday Monday. When those who had...

Anger as Laois teenager left stricken on GAA pitch for two...

A Laois teenager who sustained a serious injury in a GAA match last night was left stricken on the field for hours afterwards as...

Covid-19 vaccine trouble – Laois people receiving appointments for Dublin despite...

Laois people of a certain age have started receiving appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations in Dublin despite there being a mass vaccination centre in Portlaoise. LaoisToday...

More than 1,300 in babies in Laois still waiting on crucial...

The HSE has confirmed that 1,343 babies in Laois are still waiting on their 9-11 month developmental check. According to local Fianna Fail Senator Fiona...

HSE announce free walk-in Covid-19 test centre to open in Laois...

The HSE has announced that a free walk-in Covid-19 test centre will open in Laois next week. St Fintan's Hospital in Portlaoise will be the...

Increase in funding for home support in Laois and midlands

There has been a 44% increase in funding for home support services right across the Midlands, including Laois. There has been an extra allocation of...

Calls for update on ‘non existent’ Laois HSE Community Intervention Team

The Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council has called on the HSE to provide an update on what she says is the 'non-existent' HSE Community...

Additional flu vaccine to be made available as high demand anticipated

The HSE has confirmed that there will be sufficient stock of the Flu Vaccine to cover demand this year. So says Laois TD Charlie Flanagan...

Home Care help in Laois – a funding or an operational...

Some Laois people are being forced to stay in hospital for weeks longer than necessary due to a home care system that is not...

Health Minister asked to change rules on maternity visits for partners

Independent TD for Laois-Offaly Carol Nolan has written to the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly asking him to immediately intervene with the HSE in...

Concern raised over HSE policy on staff following close contact with...

Concern has been raised over how the HSE treats certain staff members who are deemed to be a close contact of a person who...

Expectant Laois parents voice frustration at HSE maternity regulations

Expectant parents of Laois babies have voiced their frustrations at the tight restrictions in Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise that surround giving birth due...

‘Health services should be controlled by local government’ says Laois county...

Laois County Councillor Aisling Moran has said that the health services should be controlled by local government and that the HSE needs to reformed. Speaking...

HSE agree relocate staff to Laois nursing home following plea for...

This is welcome news for residents, their families, staff and owners. Valerie Moore, the General Manager of Oakdale Nursing Home in Portarlington has confirmed, that...

Laois Coronavirus Clinical Assessment Hub is operational this week

The Laois Coronavirus Clinical Assessment Hub is open for patients this week. Back at the end of March, we brought you the news that a...

HSE seeking ‘voluntary redeployment of staff’ to help Laois nursing home...

The HSE says it is seeking 'voluntary redeployment of staff' to assist nursing homes who are struggling to provide care for their patients following...

Laois woman who was among first to be tested in Tullamore...

A Laois woman who was among the first to be tested for Coronavirus in a new facility in Tullamore this morning, has told LaoisToday...

HSE release advice about anti-inflammatory medication and COVID-19

The HSE is today advising anyone with Covid-19 to continue to take any medication you were already taking, unless you are told not to...

HSE launch campaign to teach kids how to prevent the spread...

To help improve respiratory hygiene in schools and crèches, the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has developed eye-catching new posters which have been...

‘All we want for Christmas is assurances on our hospital’

“All we want for Christmas are assurances on our hospital and our A&E, that would be the best Christmas present ever for the people...

Laois mother scathing of State as swine flu test case is...

A Laois mother has been scathing today in her castigation of the State for the adversarial stance it had taken against her family in...

Laois family at the centre of High Court swine flu test...

A well-known and highly respected Laois family are at the centre of the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix case currently running before the High Court. The...

‘It can’t happen soon enough’ – imminent return of health boards...

In a major reversal of policy the Government is anticipated this week to announce the return of regional health boards. This is a significant U-turn...

HSE should be ‘broken up’ to improve accountability

The HSE should be broken up along the lines of the old health boards, the monthly meeting of Laois County Council heard. Cllr Willie Aird...