There is an average vacancy rate of about 25% across teams, the Joint Committee heard this week.
Two recent surveys highlight concerns that services are getting worse rather than better.
Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney tells Susan Daly about the chaotic state of services through people’s experiences.
The latest data shows an increase in people waiting more than eight weeks for assessments and treatment.
Noteworthy finds that many children are being blocked from specialist treatment once they turn 18.
Noteworthy investigates the chaotic state of services and reveals that most cannot access adequate care.
Referrals to St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin increased by more than 120% last year.
Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney tells Susan Daly about how the private fertility sector is making millions as patients are left in debt.
The HSE told Noteworthy that the building – bought for over €2.7m – ‘has strategic value’ as it adjoins Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.
‘An appalling waste of marine life’: Over 60% of sprat landed in 2021 was designated for fishmeal.
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly committed to an inquiry over a year ago, reports Noteworthy.
The Noteworthy team also reveals numerous decisions have not been finalised by Government on long-promised public IVF services.
Recommendations of an Oireachtas report also include mandatory anti-racism training and temporary repeal of trespass legislation.
Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy won for their series Tough Start which investigated challenges faced by Traveller children.
Watch our discussion with key Traveller advocates on the major investigative series by Noteworthy and The Journal.
Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney and social care worker Anne Marie Quilligan tell Susan Daly about the conditions faced by Traveller children in the country’s education system.
Noteworthy and The Journal examine the impact of the justice system on Travellers, with a focus on children.
Noteworthy and The Journal can reveal that many Traveller children are routinely put on ‘reduced hours’ at school – with at least one student on just 40 minutes a day.
Noteworthy delves into the uphill battle facing Traveller children and reveals a lack of targeted health actions.
Young Travellers found remote schoolwork extra challenging due to lack of access to digital and other resources during the pandemic.