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# health-service - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Hundreds of patients referred to private fund – only to be seen by same consultant
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# Consultants

Hundreds of patients referred to private fund – only to be seen by same consultant

Dec 1st 2011, 12:19 PM 3,897 Views 31 Comments

Hundreds of consultants referred patients to the National Treatment Purchase Fund – and ended up treating them a second time.

# health-service - Saturday 26 November, 2011

Column: My night in the emergency department
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: My night in the emergency department

Nov 26th 2011, 6:00 PM 1,412 Views 58 Comments

Hospital staff say emergency departments are in crisis – but how is the experience for patients? Clare Kleinedler writes about the night she found out…

# health-service - Thursday 24 November, 2011

HSE chief executive to be questioned by TDs and senators
# Health Service
# Health Service

HSE chief executive to be questioned by TDs and senators

Nov 24th 2011, 8:48 AM 1,201 Views 5 Comments

Cathal Magee will face questions about the health service crisis when he appears before an Oireachtas committee.

# health-service - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Minister for Health warns of significant health service cuts
# Health
# Health

Minister for Health warns of significant health service cuts

Nov 22nd 2011, 10:20 PM 4,852 Views 68 Comments

In parliamentary party meetings today, Dr James Reilly indicated he would frontload the cuts his department is facing in the coming year and says frontline services will be hit.

# health-service - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Column: ‘The system is sick’ – inside a hospital emergency department
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# Read Me

Column: ‘The system is sick’ – inside a hospital emergency department

Nov 15th 2011, 7:30 AM 67 Views 49 Comments

Dozens of patients on trolleys and a handful of nurses struggling to keep up – emergency department nurse Anne Burke tells TheJournal.ie about a system in crisis.

# health-service - Friday 23 September, 2011

Column: Four years after my wife’s death, nothing has changed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Four years after my wife’s death, nothing has changed

Sep 23rd 2011, 7:30 AM 49 Views 19 Comments

Susie Long died after waiting seven months for a colonoscopy that private patients could have within days – and healthcare inequality is still rife, writes her husband Conor Mac Liam.

# health-service - Friday 15 July, 2011

HSE reinforces hiring freeze after €170million overspend
# HSE
# HSE

HSE reinforces hiring freeze after €170million overspend

Jul 15th 2011, 9:06 AM 876 Views 2 Comments

The executive will only fill the most critical of vacancies as it battles to avoid financial disaster.

# health-service - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Enda Kenny 'regrets confusion' over hospital election promises
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Enda Kenny 'regrets confusion' over hospital election promises

Jul 10th 2011, 6:35 PM 1,404 Views 31 Comments

The Taoiseach has insisted he was forced to backtrack on campaign pledges by safety fears at Roscommon A&E.

# health-service - Friday 1 July, 2011

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

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

Jul 1st 2011, 11:19 AM 818 Views 32 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 1st 2011, 9:42 AM 1,602 Views 22 Comments

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-service - Friday 3 September, 2010

HSE payroll system costs state €6m a year
# Health Service
# Health Service

HSE payroll system costs state €6m a year

Sep 3rd 2010, 2:57 PM 923 Views 0 Comments

One of the costliest inventions of the Celtic Tiger continues to haunt Ireland.

# health-service - Monday 16 August, 2010

Patients still waiting over 24 hours for beds
# HSE Fail
# HSE Fail

Patients still waiting over 24 hours for beds

Aug 16th 2010, 2:57 PM 105 Views 0 Comments

Blanchardstown’s Connolly hospital fairs worst.

# health-service - Wednesday 11 August, 2010

Union plan hospital picket on Monday
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Union plan hospital picket on Monday

Aug 11th 2010, 12:39 PM 167 Views 0 Comments

TEEU members set to strike at St James’s Hospital.