Nationwide News

  • FLU VACCINATION CAMPAIGN FOR HEALTHCARE STAFF ROLLED OUT

    FLU VACCINATION CAMPAIGN FOR HEALTHCARE STAFF ROLLED OUT In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has never been more important for healthcare workers to get the winter flu vaccine, according to Ireland East Hospital Group (IEHG) following the launch of its 2020-2021 Staff Flu Vaccination Campaign. To highlight this message and encourage staff to get vaccinated, IEHG has partnered with UNICEF on their ‘Get ... Continue Reading →

  • GARDAÍ SET TO INVEST €7M ON ANTI-STAB VESTS

    GARDAÍ SET TO INVEST €7M ON ANTI-STAB VESTS The Gardaí are set to spend €7m on anti-stab vests to protect members of the force in the line of duty, according to new tender documents. The estimated figure of €7m, based on current and future expected usage, is for an initial order of 7,000 ballistic anti-stab vests, under the terms of a three-year contract, to ... Continue Reading →

  • DCU TO SURVEY PPE EXPERIENCES OF FRONTLINE WORKERS

    DCU TO SURVEY PPE EXPERIENCES OF FRONTLINE WORKERS A team of researchers from Dublin City University (DCU) is calling on frontline workers to share their experiences to date as part of a new survey to appraise the quality and design of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) they use, and to identify areas for improvement. Led by Dr Róisín Lyons, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship in DCU ... Continue Reading →

UK News

  • UK POLICE AIR SERVICE TESTS POTENTIAL OF DRONE TECHNOLOGY

    UK POLICE AIR SERVICE TESTS POTENTIAL OF DRONE TECHNOLOGY The National Police Air Service (NPAS) has once again carried out “an initial evaluation of remotely piloted aircraft technology” in partnership with Israel-based international defence electronics company Elbit Systems, this time researching the potential uses of its drones for the police. In doing so it “seeks to explore how this technology might be used to deliver public ... Continue Reading →

  • END-OF-LIFE GUIDELINES ON ELDERLY CARE DURING AND POST COVID-19 PANDEMIC

    END-OF-LIFE GUIDELINES ON ELDERLY CARE DURING AND POST COVID-19 PANDEMIC New ‘End of Life Care in Frailty’ guidelines have been published by the British Geriatrics Society to help doctors, nurses and allied health professionals provide high-quality, person-centred care for older people approaching the end of their lives, both during the pandemic and in the future. The guidelines aim to improve end-of-life care for all older people ... Continue Reading →

  • LONDON AMBULANCE SERVICE RESUSCITATES PROVISION OF PPE

    LONDON AMBULANCE SERVICE RESUSCITATES  PROVISION OF PPE London Ambulance Service has recently improved the personal protective equipment (PPE) requirement for staff during patient resuscitation Following campaigning by activists from a UK trade union to have more protection during CPR procedures, the London Ambulance Service Trust Board increased the level of the PPE as recommended by the ResuscitationCouncil (RCUK) – above the requirements of ... Continue Reading →

International News

  • ‘KEEP HEALTH WORKERS SAFE TO KEEP PATIENTS SAFE’ – WHO

    ‘KEEP HEALTH WORKERS SAFE TO KEEP PATIENTS SAFE' – WHO The World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling on governments and healthcare leaders to address persistent threats to the health and safety of health workers and patients. “The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded all of us of the vital role health workers play to relieve suffering and save lives,” noted Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “No country, ... Continue Reading →

  • ISRAEL OPENS LARGEST COVID-19 TREATMENT CENTRE

    ISRAEL OPENS LARGEST COVID-19 TREATMENT CENTRE Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Israel, Rambam Health Care Campus has opened the largest Covid-19 treatment centre in Israel, in a Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital. Covid-19 patients are now being hospitalised in the Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital, which has opened for the first time since its completion in 2014. Located ... Continue Reading →

  • ‘RESTART A HEART DAY’ CAMPAIGNS TO RAISE AWARENESS ON CARDIAC ARREST

    ‘RESTART A HEART DAY’ CAMPAIGNS TO RAISE AWARENESS ON CARDIAC ARREST Every year around 34,000 Australians and New Zealanders suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, with only a one-in-ten survival rate. This year’s ‘Restart a Heart Day’ campaign on 16 October will again aim to raise awareness and educate the community about CPR and AEDs in the community.  For every minute that a patient is in cardiac arrest and ... Continue Reading →