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Huge midlands waiting list for access to child disability network teams...

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says he has received figures showing there is a huge waiting list for Child Disability Network Teams CDNT’s...

HSE announce details of winter vaccination programme as people urged to...

Older people and at-risk groups have been urged to protect themselves against both flu and COVID-19 this winter by getting their vaccines. That is the...

‘Renewed focus on community first responders needed as ambulance service faces...

A local TD has called on the Minister for Health and the National Ambulance Service to place a renewed focus on supporting schemes that...

Laois Day Care Centres set to re-open though frustration over delay...

Three Day Care Centres currently not in use are expected to re-open in the coming weeks - though there is considerable frustration at the...

Plans to close mental health facility in Laois and move residents...

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has called on the HSE and the Department of Health to reverse its plans to close Erkina House in...

‘HSE must demonstrate greater discretion toward medical card applicants’ says local...

Independent TD for Laois and Offaly, Carol Nolan, has called on the HSE to provide a more flexible and humane response to people who...

HSE confirm completion date for day-care services renovation works in Portlaoise...

A completion date for renovation works at two day care service facilities in Laois have been confirmed by the HSE. This were given to Independent...

HSE Excellence Award for Midlands Public Health following response to Covid-19

The Midlands Public Health group, which includes members from Laois, has been awarded the HSE Excellence Award. The team were presented with the accolade recently...

‘Great news for Portlaoise Hospital’ as senior dietitian for diabetic services...

The HSE has confirmed that a recruitment process to hire a senior dietitian for diabetic services in Portlaoise Hospital is underway. So says Sinn Fein...

Walk-in Covid-19 vaccination booster centre for those aged 50 and over...

The HSE will operate a walk-in Covid-19 vaccination booster centre in Laois this Sunday. The centre in Laois will by on the St Fintan’s Hospital...

Action requested on ‘death trap’ HSE building in Laois village before...

A Laois County Councillor has demanded that action be taken to carry out remedial works on a HSE owned building before 'someone is seriously...

HSE clarify booster schedule after Laois people turned away at walk-in...

The HSE have clarified the booster Covid-19 vaccine schedule after a number of people were turned away in Laois at the weekend. In a press...

Portlaoise Diabetic Clinic ‘blocked for providing services’ says Laois TD

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has said that the situation where Portlaoise Hospital is being blocked from providing full services to Type 1 Diabetics...

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...