The HSE National Ambulance Service College has moved to formalise its suicide awareness training for paramedic students, to fully equip and train these first responders to deal with cases of attempted suicide.
Irish Defence Forces medics recently teamed up with their UK counterparts for an intensive trauma life support training programme to cover all phases of care on the battlefield. The aim now is to roll it out on annual basis.
The contribution made by Gardaí and Defence Forces personnel to the United Nations since Ireland first became a member in 1955 is on display at the ‘UN60’ exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland - part of a series of events to mark the 60th anniversary of Ireland’s UN membership.
Patients can now consult their local doctor using a smartphone, thanks to the services of a new app that brings telemedicine to every GP surgery in Ireland. The ‘MeeDoc’ app is offering consultations for 30 per cent less than the average cost of a GP visit.
From the frontlines, Will Holden has seen first-hand the human impact of war. Having spent 20 years working in logistics for private sector companies, the Dubliner has now turned his attention to applying his skills in a humanitarian setting in some of the world’s most war-torn regions.
Forensic Science Ireland has played a pivotal role in the support of Irish justice over the past four decades. It is now widely anticipated that a new State forensic laboratory will be built on a site near Celbridge, Co. Kildare.