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#Health Crisis

# health-crisis - Friday 13 March, 2020

From The42 Rory McIlroy says Masters should go behind closed doors Health Crisis

Rory McIlroy says Masters should go behind closed doors

Irishman’s stance backed up fellow players.

# health-crisis - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Opinion: Examined in the toilet, protesting in a chair for a bed - my battle for comfort in hospital

Jess was given a makeshift bed behind a doorway when battling infection following a mastectomy.

# health-crisis - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity

The survey was part of a new document by the Irish Heart Foundation to tackle childhood obesity.

# health-crisis - Saturday 7 January, 2017

An ED Consultant on the trolley crisis: 'There are solutions and they are multifactorial'

So far 2017 has been another year of chaos, morbidity and mortality with a continuation of the trolley crisis, writes ED Consultant Dr Jim Gray.

# health-crisis - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Leo Varadkar 'will return tomorrow' as Adams accuses him of being AWOL

The Department of Health says that Varadkar has been kept abreast of the situation.

# health-crisis - Thursday 8 August, 2013

IMO to discuss crisis with health officials

IMO is still balloting junior doctors on industrial action today.

# health-crisis - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Patients angered by Michael Ring's Olympic homecoming comments

Sports Minister said his comments at Team Ireland homecoming about money spent on sport being “better than putting it into hospitals” was meant to highlight importance of exercise in keeping nation healthy.

# health-crisis - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# health-crisis - Thursday 7 July, 2011

Denis Naughten loses Fine Gael whip over Roscommon Hospital vote

Naughten loses whip for voting against his party on the hospital cuts, while Frank Feighan faces the wrath of constituents for voting ‘Yes’.

# health-crisis - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Trolley watch: the most depressing updates you'll get today?

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation new mobile phone updater allows you to see how many patients are on trolleys around the country at any given time. It makes for stark reading.

# health-crisis - Friday 1 July, 2011

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Column: 'I once worked an 80-hour shift' - a junior doctor's story

One young medic describes the sometimes nightmarish world of hospital staff shortages to

Junior doctor shortage looming in ten days' time, warns Minister

Dr James Reilly said more than 200 posts are still unfilled as he revealed plans to shut down A&E services at one hospital.

# health-crisis - Friday 7 January, 2011

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The week in photos

Dead birds, dead sick, dead lucky – the highlights of the week in pictures.

Has ANYONE seen Mary Harney?

Any information leading to her recovery can be sent to

# health-crisis - Thursday 6 January, 2011

Hospitals reopen closed beds as VHI announces price hike

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says the health service crisis saw a record number of people waiting on hospital trolleys yesterday.

# health-crisis - Thursday 7 October, 2010

100 teens placed in adult psychiatric wards this year

A day after it was revealed that a 14-year-old was placed in an adult mental health unit, the HSE confirms that teens have been frequently put in adult facilities this year because of a lack of juvenile places.

# health-crisis - Wednesday 6 October, 2010

14-year-old placed in adult psychiatric unit

HSE defends “exceptional” case in Waterford but Psychiatric Nurses Association say two children a week are ending up in adult unit.

Harney says misappropriation of funds is unacceptable

Meanwhile the HSE begin to seek up to 6,000 voluntary redundancies.

# health-crisis - Friday 1 October, 2010

Medical card holders to pay more for pharmacy bills from today

The levy will apply to each prescription item collected by a patient.

# health-crisis - Saturday 14 August, 2010

A PROTEST AT ROSCOMMON County Hospital is due to take place today. The demonstration is over the hospital’s possible closure or a downgrade of services. Yesterday, the HSE announced plans to cut temporary staff across services in the west of Ireland in a bid to tackle the €90 million deficit project for this year. Consultations between hospital management and the HSE West is due to take place in the coming weeks through the Labour Relations Commission.

# health-crisis - Friday 6 August, 2010

AN INDEPENDENT inquiry into safety issues and quality of care at Cork’s Mallow General Hospital is to be established, according to reports by RTÉ.

A number of complaints about the hospital, which serves serves a population of around 90,000 people, were passed on to the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).

Both the HSE and the Minister for Health Mary Harney have been notified about the pending inquiry, which will be conducted by HIQA.

The inquiry is being established under Section 9 of the Health Act 2007.