By COLIN BARTLEY KILKENNY children starting secondary school in September will be offered a new meningitis vaccine targeting strains of the disease that have become more common recently. The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) announced it is providing the MenACWY – which protects against meningococcal C and other types of meningococcal disease W and Y […]
MEDICAL card holders in Kilkenny have been warned they could lose the benefit before the end of the year due to falling unemployment. Up to 27,000 people in Kilkenny city and county are currently eligible for medical cards, according to figures released by the Department of Health this week. However, a new report by the […]
By COLIN BARTLEY THE planned strike at St Luke’s General Hospital tomorrow morning was dramatically called off tonight. The action, which would have severely curtailed local hospital services, was deferred to allow for emergency talks following an 11th-hour breakthrough in negotiations. More than 150 staff support workers, including porters, cleaners, healthcare
KILKENNY campaigner Vicky Phelan paid an emotional tribute to her fellow “cervical cancer warrior” Tracey Brennan who was laid to rest today. Ms Brennan had tirelessly lobbied the Government alongside Ms Phelan and fellow campaigner Aine Morgan (pictured together above) for the expensive Pembrolizumab drug to be available to every single woman enduring cervical cancer.