Vaccine Update

Mary welcomes the update from Minister Donnelly on the Vaccine rollout this week: Two Covid-19 vaccines have been approved for use in the European Union and a decision is expected on a third later this month. On January 12th the Minister received Cabinet approval to opt into another large purchase of BioNTech Pfizer vaccines. The…

Travel Update into Ireland

PCR tests 72 hrs prior to arrival required for all passengers arriving to Ireland from Saturday. All passengers from UK and South Africa still must isolate for 14 days. Passengers from green and amber regions will not have to restrict their movements once they have the negative results upon arrival in Ireland. Those travelling from…

Vaccine Update

Mary has received updated briefing note from the Government regarding the vaccine rollout: Over the past week (4th Jan 4 – 10th Jan), the vaccination programme was activated nationwide and the target of 35,000 people were vaccinated. Over the coming weeks, there will be an initial team of circa. 1700 vaccinators mobilised across the country…

The Community Call is part of the government’s ‘Keep Well’ programme to support mental and physical well-being. The Community Call will ensure the provision of the following services : Collection and delivery of food, essential household items, fuel, medication in line with guidance Transport to community testing centres, clinical Assessment Hubs, GP and hospital appointments…

Governments vaccine programme commenced in Dublin Central today in the Navan Road Community Nursing unit.  The priority is to vaccinate residents of long term care facilities and all staff caring for them first.  The next priority is all front line health care workers, public, private and voluntary.  This phase of the vaccination programme will be…

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

With Covid19 cases continuing to rise Mary welcomes reports that the HSE has commenced the first phase of a vaccination programme for Covid19.  The Covid19 vaccine programme is free, safe, effective and secure. The Covid19 vaccine will be first made available to our most vulnerable and those who care for them. The vaccination programme will…

Health- Useful Information

HSE Community Testing Service for Covid-19 will remain open throughout the Christmas and New Year period.  Anyone who requires a Covid-19 test should contact their GP. Out-of-Hours GP service is provided by DDoc Tel: 1850 22 44 77.  DDoc is an appointment only service open each weekday evening, from 6pm -8am the following day and…

Rotunda Hospital

This week in the Seanad Mary put forward a commencement matter asking the Minister for Health to make a statement on the Department of Health’s support for capital investment in a new Critical Care Wing of the Rotunda Hospital.  Specifically, to make a statement on the allocation of €2.5m in 2021 for the appointment of…

Covid-19 Vaccine Strategy

Mary welcomed the announcement from Minister Donnelly this week of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy, which outlines Ireland’s high-level plan for safe, effective and efficient vaccination of the population, while safeguarding continued provision of health and social care services. The National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy, which was prepared by the High-Level Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccination,…

Provisional Vaccine Allocation Strategy

Mary welcomes the Government announcement that Covid19 Vaccine strategy is being urgently rolled out for free and to those most at risk first, BUT we must all continue to limit our contacts, wash our hands, keep our distance and cover our face so we can save lives and livelihoods. Click HERE for strategy. The strategy…