The Taoiseach has said that the ethos of a publicly funded hospital should reflect the public as a whole and not just one religion. It is after a new report recommends that hospitals run by religious orders should remove Catholic statues and crucifixes if a patient asks. The independent report also found that there was no difference in the quality of care by hospitals with religious ethos and those with none. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said times have changed. "Charities and religious bodies that run hospitals and such should have regard for the fact that in modern Ireland there's now diversity of views on religion and so on. "It is the 21st century; a lot of patients, a lot of kids aren't religious, maybe aren't Roman Catholic and the ethos of a publicly funded institution should reflect the public." Church-run hospitals told to remove crucifixes if patients ask Earlier: Church-run hospitals are being told to remove crucifixes if a patient asks. A new Government report has examined the … [Read more...] about Taoiseach: Ethos of public funded hospital should reflect society as a whole not just one religion
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Barcelona residents with dental problems will soon be able to receive treatments on the public healthcare system thanks to a new measure spearheaded by the city’s mayor Ada Colau. If approved by Barcelona’s Social Rights Commission on January 15th, it will be the first comprehensive public dentistry service of its kind in Spain. Having a filling put in will cost €55 - 13 percent less than the average private rate - according to Spanish consumer rights group Facua. A root canal will cost €160 (30 percent lower) whereas a deep dental clean will be €30 (43 percent lower). Barcelona Town Hall will make the public service available to all its citizens after initially launching it only to its most cash-strapped residents through mutual insurance company PANEM. The public health service add-on will help 36,000 people annually, Barcelona authorities have estimated. “More than 12 percent of our population doesn’t go to the dentist because … [Read more...] about Barcelona to launch Spain’s first public (and cheap) dentistry service
A Doncaster dental patient who was left in ‘excruciating pain’ after crowns were fitted over an an abscess has been awarded more than £11,000 in compensation. Paul Oxley, 51, was awarded £11,250 from Church Road Dental Practice in Staniforth following a series of errors between 2010 and 2016. The Dental Law Parnership said the dentist placed four ‘unsatisfactory crowns’ and bridgework that quickly became loose.READ MORE: Call for change over health checks measuring Sheffield school children as ‘overweight’ Mr Oxley, a mobile phone engineer, said: “It had been my dental practice for over 20 years.“Sometimes dentists would move on or I’d see someone new, but I always trusted them and thought I was receiving good treatment. So when I started suffering from toothache in 2011 I made an appointment.” An abscess appeared to be the main source of Mr Oxley’s pain but Dr Bindar’s solution was to … [Read more...] about Doncaster dental patient left in ‘excruciating pain’ after having crowns fitted over abscess
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals has maintained its ‘good’ rating, with inspectors hailing the ‘outstanding’ work by staff to respond to patients’ needs. The trust won particular praise for ‘significant improvements’ made to improve the flow through its emergency department, keeping waiting times below 90 minutes for most patients. The trust, which runs the Northern General, Royal Hallamshire and Weston Park hospitals, among other services, was rated ‘good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).READ MORE: Doctors urge patients in Sheffield to use A&E wisely after attendances reach three-year highThe watchdog judged it ‘good’ at providing safe, effective, caring and well-led services, and ‘outstanding’ at responding to patients’ needs, in the report, which was published today.That places it among the top 20 per cent of NHS hospital trusts nationally, which have achieved the distinction … [Read more...] about Sheffield Teaching Hospitals waiting times praised as trust is rated ‘good’
They take on gruelling night shifts and save lives every day - so should doctors and nurses at hospitals across Greater Manchester also face the burden of paying for parking at work? The income from staff parking at just four of Greater Manchester's smaller hospital trusts (the others wouldn't tell us) came to £1.9m last year. The mammoth Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust was among those who declined to reveal their income from staff parking. But with a total parking bill of £3.3m for patients and staff last year, it's likely to be a hefty figure. Charges vary wildly between trusts, and depending on salary - from £19.20 to £62 a month. See below for a full breakdown of income and charging. The region's trust bosses have told the M.E.N. that parking fees are ploughed back into car park maintenance, security and lighting - avoiding vital funds being taken from healthcare services. Any excess, they say, is used to fund clinical services. But NHS staff and … [Read more...] about Should NHS staff really have to pay to park at hospitals they work at?