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#Emergency Department

# emergency-department - Friday 17 June, 2022

Patient care in University Hospital Limerick ED compromised due to overcrowding
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Patient care in University Hospital Limerick ED compromised due to overcrowding

Updated Jun 17th 2022, 1:00 PM 11,095 Views 35 Comments

A HIQA inspection has found that the health and welfare of people receiving care in the department was at risk.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

Tánaiste says Government has not sanctioned the closure of Navan emergency department
# HSE
# HSE

Tánaiste says Government has not sanctioned the closure of Navan emergency department

Updated Jun 14th 2022, 2:00 PM 9,208 Views 17 Comments

The Health Minister said several issues must be addressed before any transition can take place, including capacity at other hospitals.

# emergency-department - Monday 13 June, 2022

Emergency department in Navan to be replaced with 'medical assessment unit'
# Hospital
# Hospital

Emergency department in Navan to be replaced with 'medical assessment unit'

Jun 13th 2022, 3:30 PM 10,393 Views 14 Comments

Medical emergencies such as heart attacks and strokes will no longer be treated at the hospital.

# emergency-department - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Mater Hospital urges public to avoid emergency department due to ‘extreme pressure’
# Wait Times
# Wait Times

Mater Hospital urges public to avoid emergency department due to ‘extreme pressure’

Jun 9th 2022, 11:20 AM 13,856 Views 21 Comments

It advised people with non-emergency conditions to seek assistance from minor injury units or their GP.

# emergency-department - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

Mater Hospital urges public to not attend emergency department due to Covid-19 pressures
# Mater Hospital
# Mater Hospital

Mater Hospital urges public to not attend emergency department due to Covid-19 pressures

Updated Apr 6th 2022, 4:35 PM 14,525 Views 4 Comments

The hospital has advised people to either attend minor-injury units or their GP

# emergency-department - Thursday 10 February, 2022

Ireland seeing record numbers of patients at emergency departments
# HSE Surge
# HSE Surge

Ireland seeing record numbers of patients at emergency departments

Feb 10th 2022, 2:32 PM 25,019 Views 36 Comments

HSE Chief Operations Officer Anne O’Connor said that the surge was not flu driven.

# emergency-department - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Mater Hospital asks public to avoid emergency department as Covid-19 patients rise
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Mater Hospital asks public to avoid emergency department as Covid-19 patients rise

Feb 9th 2022, 2:35 PM 19,651 Views 6 Comments

Nearly 600 people were waiting in hospitals around the country for a bed this morning.

# emergency-department - Thursday 20 January, 2022

The Explainer: Healthcare staff on what it's like working during the Omicron wave
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Healthcare staff on what it's like working during the Omicron wave

Jan 20th 2022, 6:00 PM 4,797 Views 0 Comments

Click to listen to a GP, a paramedic, an emergency medicine consultant, and the head of an intensive care unit talk about how our hospitals are coping with the Omicron wave.

# emergency-department - Saturday 13 November, 2021

'Relatively few' incidents of injection spiking, say emergency medicine doctors
# Spiking
# Spiking

'Relatively few' incidents of injection spiking, say emergency medicine doctors

Nov 13th 2021, 2:17 PM 19,964 Views 21 Comments

There have been reports of injection spiking in Ireland and the UK in recent weeks.

# emergency-department - Friday 4 June, 2021

People urged to avoid Cork University Hospital ED as HSE cyber attack impact causing 'extreme delays'
# Cork
# Cork

People urged to avoid Cork University Hospital ED as HSE cyber attack impact causing 'extreme delays'

Jun 4th 2021, 9:50 AM 9,131 Views 12 Comments

Dr Conor Deasy said the HSE ransomware attack had a major impact on frontline care delivery at the hospital.

# emergency-department - Monday 17 May, 2021

'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack
# Impact
# Impact

'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack

May 17th 2021, 5:25 PM 36,082 Views 14 Comments
  • Delays in laboratories mean it is taking hours for patient blood work to come back.
  • Healthcare workers are asking patients who have to attend EDs to bring as much information with them as possible.

# emergency-department - Friday 23 April, 2021

'Significant' demand for beds at Limerick Hospital from people who had Covid, but still need to recover
# Emergency Department
# Emergency Department

'Significant' demand for beds at Limerick Hospital from people who had Covid, but still need to recover

Apr 23rd 2021, 10:48 PM 29,944 Views 22 Comments

The hospital group responded to calls from the INMO for a Hiqa investigation into overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick

# emergency-department - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

People urged to avoid Limerick Hospital ED due to 'unprecedented level' of patient presentations
# Limerick
# Limerick

People urged to avoid Limerick Hospital ED due to 'unprecedented level' of patient presentations

Apr 21st 2021, 9:45 PM 55,983 Views 60 Comments

A total of 283 patients attended the Limerick ED in the 24 hours to 8am today.

# emergency-department - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Mercy hospital in Cork asks 'non-urgent' cases to go elsewhere after surge in people attending ED
# Delays
# Delays

Mercy hospital in Cork asks 'non-urgent' cases to go elsewhere after surge in people attending ED

Sep 30th 2020, 11:33 AM 16,817 Views 18 Comments

Patients who do attend the emergency department are likely to experience delays.

# emergency-department - Friday 22 May, 2020

Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year

May 22nd 2020, 6:00 AM 11,189 Views 16 Comments

The average number of daily ED attendances at the end of March was approximately half what it was at the beginning of March.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

'I'm exhausted': Frustration in the Mater Hospital's 'rammed' Emergency Department
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

'I'm exhausted': Frustration in the Mater Hospital's 'rammed' Emergency Department

Jan 7th 2020, 12:05 AM 26,811 Views 39 Comments

The Mater was the hospital with the highest number of patients on trolleys in Dublin yesterday morning, according to the INMO.

# emergency-department - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit

Nov 27th 2019, 7:36 PM 29,754 Views 27 Comments

The senior fire officer visited after concerns were raised about the number of trolleys in corridors in the ED.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Nursing pay deal set to cost €10-€15 million this year and €30-€35 million in 2020
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

Nursing pay deal set to cost €10-€15 million this year and €30-€35 million in 2020

Updated Feb 12th 2019, 4:30 PM 36,883 Views 110 Comments

Finance Minister Donohoe has said that the Labour Court recommendations are “consistent with the public sector stability agreement”.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Over 3,000 people attended emergency departments in Ireland yesterday
# HSE
# HSE

Over 3,000 people attended emergency departments in Ireland yesterday

Jan 1st 2019, 6:02 PM 39,497 Views 57 Comments

The HSE is encouraging people to go to their GP where possible, instead of attending hospitals.

# emergency-department - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding
# Reform Needed
# Reform Needed

Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding

Jul 18th 2018, 10:45 PM 16,973 Views 60 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation has said that additional resources are needed immediately.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Brother of man found dead at Tallaght Hospital questions how his brother wasn't noticed for hours
# Emergency Department
# Emergency Department

Brother of man found dead at Tallaght Hospital questions how his brother wasn't noticed for hours

Apr 17th 2018, 8:10 PM 28,016 Views 51 Comments

Tallaght Hospital said an internal review will also be initiated into the circumstances of the incident.

# emergency-department - Monday 16 April, 2018

Galway hospital denies claims emergency department patients were 'hidden' during Taoiseach's visit
# Galway
# Galway

Galway hospital denies claims emergency department patients were 'hidden' during Taoiseach's visit

Apr 16th 2018, 4:31 PM 34,533 Views 54 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visited University College Hospital Galway last Thursday.

# emergency-department - Monday 5 March, 2018

Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma

Mar 5th 2018, 10:45 PM 13,333 Views 19 Comments

During the course of Storm Emma, the HSE saw a 41% reduction in attendances at Emergency Departments.

# emergency-department - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Temple Street asks parents to keep children away from emergency department as 14 left on trolleys
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Temple Street asks parents to keep children away from emergency department as 14 left on trolleys

Feb 15th 2018, 2:04 PM 23,047 Views 18 Comments

The hospital said seriously ill or injured children will still be treated as a priority.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan
# Er
# Er

Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan

Feb 6th 2018, 4:14 PM 14,193 Views 29 Comments

A specialist trauma unit will also be located in a third location.

# emergency-department - Monday 15 January, 2018

'It's a wake-up call': 73 children on trolleys in emergency depts so far this year
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

'It's a wake-up call': 73 children on trolleys in emergency depts so far this year

Jan 15th 2018, 1:41 PM 6,756 Views 17 Comments

The Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Association has just launched a new trolley watch system – where it counts how many children are on trolleys in EDs.

# emergency-department - Monday 8 January, 2018

Dr Anthony O'Connor: Things we could do to get more people off trolleys
# Column
# Column

Dr Anthony O'Connor: Things we could do to get more people off trolleys

Jan 8th 2018, 6:30 AM 28,217 Views 41 Comments

They can be done and they must be done – we have to believe that, writes hospital consultant Dr Anthony O’Connor.

# emergency-department - Friday 22 December, 2017

Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact
# Busy Period
# Busy Period

Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact

Dec 22nd 2017, 8:45 AM 9,777 Views 22 Comments

The move is an attempt to ease pressure on services over the busy Christmas period.

# emergency-department - Thursday 21 December, 2017

People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness
# Under The Weather
# Under The Weather

People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness

Dec 21st 2017, 2:52 PM 15,023 Views 46 Comments

People in high-risk groups include pregnant women and those over the age of 65.

# emergency-department - Monday 11 December, 2017

Warning issued about window blinds to help prevent tragic accidents
# Safety
# Safety

Warning issued about window blinds to help prevent tragic accidents

Dec 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 13,918 Views 16 Comments

Two children end up in US emergency departments every day due to accidents with window blinds.

# emergency-department - Monday 18 September, 2017

How many HSE doctors does Navan hospital's emergency department have? None
# Zero Tolerance
# Zero Tolerance

How many HSE doctors does Navan hospital's emergency department have? None

Sep 18th 2017, 12:10 AM 20,954 Views 24 Comments

Four of the five locum/agency doctors at the hospital’s emergency department went on wildcat strike two weeks ago in a row over plans to slash their rate of pay.

# emergency-department - Monday 4 September, 2017

Emergency department workers pin blame for hospital wildcat strikes on HSE
# Meath
# Meath

Emergency department workers pin blame for hospital wildcat strikes on HSE

Sep 4th 2017, 10:50 PM 28,858 Views 42 Comments

Navan emergency department was just one of many experiencing serious staff shortages as a result of the strikes this evening.

# emergency-department - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Elderly people forced to wait over 24 hours in emergency departments of these 25 hospitals
# Waiting
# Waiting

Elderly people forced to wait over 24 hours in emergency departments of these 25 hospitals

Aug 10th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,673 Views 24 Comments

Hospitals in Limerick, Dublin and Galway had the highest number of people aged 75 and over waiting more than a day.

# emergency-department - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country
# Record Highs
# Record Highs

These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country

May 3rd 2017, 7:00 AM 30,877 Views 46 Comments

There’s been an improvement in Dublin, but things are getting worse in other counties.

# emergency-department - Monday 2 January, 2017

Cork hospital so busy since Christmas Day, it's asking people to stay away
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Cork hospital so busy since Christmas Day, it's asking people to stay away

Jan 2nd 2017, 8:19 AM 18,780 Views 20 Comments

There was a huge surge in demand over the Christmas period.

# emergency-department - Sunday 6 November, 2016

The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals
# Waiting Times
# Waiting Times

The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals

Nov 6th 2016, 10:00 PM 29,594 Views 26 Comments

“The patient doesn’t care who pays a salary or what title you have. People on the frontline need to be integrated in the decision making process.”

# emergency-department - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Death of patient at Naas General Hospital was direct consequence of ambulance fire
# Investigation
# Investigation

Death of patient at Naas General Hospital was direct consequence of ambulance fire

Sep 22nd 2016, 2:43 PM 160,050 Views 115 Comments

Two paramedics were also injured in the blaze, one seriously.

# emergency-department - Monday 5 September, 2016

IMO says rising population and bed cuts causing 'chaos' in emergency departments
# Report
# Report

IMO says rising population and bed cuts causing 'chaos' in emergency departments

Sep 5th 2016, 9:50 AM 6,088 Views 59 Comments

The IMO also warned that demand for hospital space will rise this year because of elective surgeries being cancelled last year.

# emergency-department - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Cyclists presenting to Emergency Departments after crashing while taking photos
# Injuries
# Injuries

Cyclists presenting to Emergency Departments after crashing while taking photos

Jun 19th 2016, 8:30 AM 22,116 Views 51 Comments

During one year at St Vincent’s, 534 cyclists presented to the Emergency Department with injuries.

# emergency-department - Thursday 25 February, 2016

'Last Tuesday was the hardest and most dangerous shift I've ever worked'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'Last Tuesday was the hardest and most dangerous shift I've ever worked'

Feb 25th 2016, 7:00 PM 469 Views 49 Comments

Every morning and every evening nurses are in tears, tears of frustration, despair, hopelessness and exhaustion, writes Carol Cronin.

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