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#Emergency Departments

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

HSE details hospitals with the highest average wait times
# Emergency Departments
# Emergency Departments

HSE details hospitals with the highest average wait times

Jun 15th 2022, 8:45 AM 20,227 Views 26 Comments

The highest waiting times were seen in Cork at Mercy University Hospital and Cork University Hospital.

# emergency-departments - Thursday 31 March, 2022

CMO doesn't advise for mandatory mask-wearing, as Tánaiste says public health emergency is over
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

CMO doesn't advise for mandatory mask-wearing, as Tánaiste says public health emergency is over

Updated Mar 31st 2022, 10:30 PM 63,270 Views 56 Comments

Hospitals have been under serious pressure in the latest surge – with the worst March overcrowding for at least 16 years.

# emergency-departments - Thursday 24 March, 2022

Pressure on Emergency Departments 'worst since Covid-19 pandemic began', consultant says
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Pressure on Emergency Departments 'worst since Covid-19 pandemic began', consultant says

Updated Mar 24th 2022, 12:37 PM 24,624 Views 43 Comments
  • Covid-19 cases in hospital are up 29% in the last week.
  • As of yesterday, there were 1,395 Covid-positive patients in hospital, with 55 in intensive care.
  • More than 5,200 staff are currently absent due to Covid-19, the HSE's Anne O'Connor said.

# emergency-departments - Sunday 10 October, 2021

3 in 4 staff in country's two largest EDs showed signs of burnout during pandemic, study finds
# Emergency Departments
# Emergency Departments

3 in 4 staff in country's two largest EDs showed signs of burnout during pandemic, study finds

Oct 10th 2021, 3:11 PM 15,513 Views 8 Comments

The study was conducted by researchers at University College Cork.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Hospitals granted 190 extra beds in bid to tackle winter pressure
# Emergency Departments
# Emergency Departments

Hospitals granted 190 extra beds in bid to tackle winter pressure

Dec 11th 2019, 4:29 PM 9,306 Views 30 Comments

An initial tranche of 83 beds have been approved for opening.

# emergency-departments - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks
# Emergency Departments
# Emergency Departments

'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks

Nov 26th 2019, 3:34 PM 8,927 Views 12 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin hit out against the Taoiseach today stating that waiting lists for children are “quite shocking”.

# emergency-departments - Sunday 25 August, 2019

Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015
# Foreign Objects
# Foreign Objects

Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015

Aug 25th 2019, 10:00 PM 12,457 Views 21 Comments

These figures were released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Limerick Hospital worst offender for lengthy emergency department waiting times for over 75s
# Lengthy Visits
# Lengthy Visits

Limerick Hospital worst offender for lengthy emergency department waiting times for over 75s

Aug 7th 2019, 5:03 PM 8,115 Views 18 Comments

Nationally more than 1,000 people over the age of 75 faced emergency department waiting times of more than 24-hours every month so far this year.

# emergency-departments - Friday 15 March, 2019

People warned to not drink too much this weekend as surge of alcohol-related injuries expected
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

People warned to not drink too much this weekend as surge of alcohol-related injuries expected

Mar 15th 2019, 9:02 AM 11,468 Views 28 Comments

The HSE has said patients may face longer waiting times at emergency departments due to an increase in people attending.

# emergency-departments - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year
# Temple Street
# Temple Street

Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year

Updated Jan 22nd 2019, 3:07 PM 14,913 Views 41 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald has accused Leo Varadkar of ‘normalising child homelessness’.

# emergency-departments - Saturday 22 December, 2018

'Wasteful, inefficient, horrendous': 30,000 people waited longer than 24 hours on hospital trolleys this year
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

'Wasteful, inefficient, horrendous': 30,000 people waited longer than 24 hours on hospital trolleys this year

Dec 22nd 2018, 11:11 AM 8,886 Views 45 Comments

The figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly who called them “appalling and unacceptable”.

# emergency-departments - Thursday 6 December, 2018

HSE wants to see patients as quickly as possible this winter - but admits it has no targets to do so
# Winter Plan
# Winter Plan

HSE wants to see patients as quickly as possible this winter - but admits it has no targets to do so

Dec 6th 2018, 2:18 PM 6,988 Views 20 Comments

The executive published its €30m Winter Plan for 2018/19 today.

# emergency-departments - 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 16,979 Views 60 Comments

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

# emergency-departments - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Around 3,000 cancers diagnosed in hospital emergency departments every year
# Cancer
# Cancer

Around 3,000 cancers diagnosed in hospital emergency departments every year

Mar 29th 2018, 2:59 PM 7,375 Views 2 Comments

Over three in every four cases diagnosed in emergency departments are at an advanced stage.

# emergency-departments - Monday 12 March, 2018

'It's absolutely deplorable': Record-breaking 714 people on trolleys in Irish hospitals this morning
# INMO
# INMO

'It's absolutely deplorable': Record-breaking 714 people on trolleys in Irish hospitals this morning

Mar 12th 2018, 2:09 PM 11,574 Views 71 Comments

University Hospital Limerick saw the highest figures today, with 80 patients awaiting a bed.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

30 hours on a trolley in Kerry: 'I witnessed an elderly woman being shielded with towels by relatives'
# Opinion
# Opinion

30 hours on a trolley in Kerry: 'I witnessed an elderly woman being shielded with towels by relatives'

Feb 28th 2018, 7:00 AM 29,784 Views 50 Comments

John Paul O’Connor says he was shocked by what he witnessed at University Hospital Kerry last week.

# emergency-departments - Friday 19 January, 2018

The government vowed to stop it, but 10,000 elderly people had to wait in A&E for more than a day
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

The government vowed to stop it, but 10,000 elderly people had to wait in A&E for more than a day

Jan 19th 2018, 12:05 AM 7,154 Views 22 Comments

The HSE’s Service Plan for 2017 set a target that anyone aged 75 years and over entering an ED would be discharged or admitted within 24 hours.

# emergency-departments - Monday 8 January, 2018

Private hospital beds to be used to ease Emergency Department overcrowding
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

Private hospital beds to be used to ease Emergency Department overcrowding

Jan 8th 2018, 10:12 PM 14,464 Views 29 Comments

Many emergency departments are experiencing very high numbers of patients presenting at hospital.

# emergency-departments - Friday 5 January, 2018

Hospital consultant: 'I'd like to dispel a few myths for people about overcrowding'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Hospital consultant: 'I'd like to dispel a few myths for people about overcrowding'

Jan 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 273,882 Views 194 Comments

It’s a hospital overcrowding problem that has been decanted into the Emergency Department, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.

# emergency-departments - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Open letter to Simon Harris: 'Our dad provided good service to Irish State but ended up on a trolley'
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

Open letter to Simon Harris: 'Our dad provided good service to Irish State but ended up on a trolley'

Jan 4th 2018, 9:54 AM 48,282 Views 92 Comments

His last days were prefaced by an extended period of unnecessary suffering in the Emergency Department of his local hospital.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Hospital breakdown: 9,206 elderly people forced to wait over 24 hours in Emergency Departments
# Broken Promises
# Broken Promises

Hospital breakdown: 9,206 elderly people forced to wait over 24 hours in Emergency Departments

Nov 15th 2017, 12:05 AM 11,220 Views 36 Comments

The HSE’s Service Plan for 2017 set a target that anyone aged 75 years and over entering an ED would be discharged or admitted within 24 hours.

# emergency-departments - Sunday 15 October, 2017

The HSE is working on an app that will tell you how busy your local emergency department is
# Emergency Departments
# Emergency Departments

The HSE is working on an app that will tell you how busy your local emergency department is

Oct 15th 2017, 10:00 PM 17,637 Views 41 Comments

A prototype of the app will be available by this November.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions
# Medicine
# Medicine

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions

Mar 22nd 2017, 6:05 AM 12,178 Views 6 Comments

People over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of medicine.

# emergency-departments - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'
# Hospital Overcrowding
# Hospital Overcrowding

'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'

Jan 21st 2017, 7:25 AM 17,719 Views 32 Comments

What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Patients describe nurses 'red in the face' from work and guilt of seeing elderly on trolleys
# Inside Irish Hospitals
# Inside Irish Hospitals

Patients describe nurses 'red in the face' from work and guilt of seeing elderly on trolleys

Jan 4th 2017, 3:08 PM 17,165 Views 42 Comments

Over 600 people are still on trolleys in Ireland’s hospitals today, the second highest figure ever recorded.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Long delays at children's emergency departments due to 'dramatic' spike in viral infections
# Rsv
# Rsv

Long delays at children's emergency departments due to 'dramatic' spike in viral infections

Dec 7th 2016, 7:36 PM 21,914 Views 20 Comments

The three children’s hospitals in Dublin have asked families to go to GPs where possible.

# emergency-departments - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Children's hospitals tell people to stay away due to "unprecedented demand"
# Emergency Departments
# Emergency Departments

Children's hospitals tell people to stay away due to "unprecedented demand"

Nov 12th 2016, 7:43 AM 12,727 Views 11 Comments

Three hospitals in Dublin have issued the appeal.

# emergency-departments - 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 29,604 Views 24 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-departments - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Alan Kelly wants state access to private hospitals to avoid 'hell in our emergency departments'
# Flu Epidemic
# Flu Epidemic

Alan Kelly wants state access to private hospitals to avoid 'hell in our emergency departments'

Oct 19th 2016, 7:53 AM 15,697 Views 67 Comments

Simon Harris is considering the move, but said it wouldn’t be straightforward.

# emergency-departments - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Heroin the number one drug for hospital admissions as 'legal high' use grows
# Emergency Departments
# Emergency Departments

Heroin the number one drug for hospital admissions as 'legal high' use grows

Aug 4th 2016, 7:44 PM 12,998 Views 37 Comments

A new psychoactive substance has also been shown to be on the rise.

# emergency-departments - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Irish nurses are abused so often that many don't bother reporting it
# Staffing Crisis
# Staffing Crisis

Irish nurses are abused so often that many don't bother reporting it

May 3rd 2016, 7:12 PM 27,067 Views 40 Comments

INMO’s 97th Annual Delegate Conference kicks off tomorrow morning.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Study tracking the 20 people who attend the Mater emergency department most finds most are men, all are unemployed
# Emergency Departments
# Emergency Departments

Study tracking the 20 people who attend the Mater emergency department most finds most are men, all are unemployed

Apr 13th 2016, 7:49 PM 39,623 Views 56 Comments

This group of patients often have psychosocial, substance misuse and/or chronic illness issues.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Self-harmers need to be seen in hospital, there's a plan to make that happen
# Deliberate Self Harm
# Deliberate Self Harm

Self-harmers need to be seen in hospital, there's a plan to make that happen

Mar 16th 2016, 5:23 PM 13,058 Views 16 Comments

There’s a new plan to ensure people who self-harm get the help they need.

# emergency-departments - Friday 22 January, 2016

Elderly woman spends 30 hours on a chair before being moved to trolley at Beaumont
# Packed
# Packed

Elderly woman spends 30 hours on a chair before being moved to trolley at Beaumont

Jan 22nd 2016, 8:57 PM 41,022 Views 110 Comments

Hospitals are also reporting a surge in people presenting with flu-like symptoms.

# emergency-departments - Friday 8 January, 2016

‘Sensible people are putting their health at risk’ – Patients going to GPs when they need emergency treatment
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

‘Sensible people are putting their health at risk’ – Patients going to GPs when they need emergency treatment

Jan 8th 2016, 4:00 PM 24,048 Views 46 Comments

Meanwhile, doctors are being balloted on industrial action at University Hospital Limerick.

# emergency-departments - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Varadkar to nurses: Planned strike will compromise patient safety
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Varadkar to nurses: Planned strike will compromise patient safety

Jan 5th 2016, 9:08 PM 17,220 Views 104 Comments

The INMO strike will see rolling two hour stoppages at emergency departments on 14 January.

# emergency-departments - Thursday 10 December, 2015

'It's absolute bedlam' - nurses' strike set to go ahead as 372 reported on hospital trolleys yesterday
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

'It's absolute bedlam' - nurses' strike set to go ahead as 372 reported on hospital trolleys yesterday

Dec 10th 2015, 10:20 AM 10,963 Views 35 Comments

The INMO believes there is “a tolerance of emergency department overcrowding”.

# emergency-departments - Friday 7 August, 2015

Stay away from Cork University Hospital, it's "exceptionally busy"
# Waiting Room
# Waiting Room

Stay away from Cork University Hospital, it's "exceptionally busy"

Aug 7th 2015, 3:55 PM 16,234 Views 30 Comments

Unless they have to attend CUH, patients are being asked to seek treatment elsewhere.

# emergency-departments - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Car crashes into emergency department of University Hospital Waterford
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Car crashes into emergency department of University Hospital Waterford

Mar 19th 2015, 8:47 PM 18,771 Views 12 Comments

The car crashed in to the entrance yesterday evening.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

"A poor example": Varadkar heavily criticises Martin over emergency department crisis
# HOSPITAL CRISIS
# HOSPITAL CRISIS

"A poor example": Varadkar heavily criticises Martin over emergency department crisis

Jan 14th 2015, 9:45 PM 29,836 Views 67 Comments

The Health Minister said no one wants to sort out the overcrowding crisis more than he does.

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