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# Hospital

This week
3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
Health Minister unable to commit to HSE trolley target over the winter months
Under a recently published HSE plan, no more than 320 people should be waiting for beds on trolleys each day.
Last month
November 2023
Kyiv hospital damaged by Russian barrage overnight, Ukraine says
Ukraine has been bracing for an increase in Russian attacks on critical infrastructure as sub-zero temperatures set in.
'A nightmare': Families criticise decision to move elderly patients from Cherry Orchard Hospital
A report by
Mairead Maguire
The health watchdog found that two units at the hospital posed a safety risk due to problems with flooring.
Debunked: Years-old video of hospital bombing in Syria claimed to show strike on Gaza
The hospital, which housed Aleppo’s only pediatric department, was reportedly bombed more than a dozen times in 2016.
This year
FactFind: What exactly do we know - and not know - about the Gaza hospital explosion
What caused the blast, as well as the death toll, remains the subject of debate
Egypt's president agrees to open Gaza border crossing to allow in 20 humanitarian aid trucks
The Journal’s liveblog will bring you the latest developments throughout the day.
'It was incredibly humbling seeing how brave those kids were'
Ireland’s Andrew Porter was part of the visit to a children’s hospital in France.
Court lifts order that prevented man with head injuries leaving hospital
Medical professionals treating the man had believed that he would be unable to properly look after himself if he left the hospital.
INMO head: Action needed now to prevent future Covid-19 surge
The comments come after the Taoiseach announced that Ireland was experiencing a new wave of the virus.
Report finds senior HSE official conducted 'seriously flawed' and 'biased' investigation
The report arose out of serious concerns after an elderly patient suffered a dramatic decline in her health before dying in hospital.
Children's Hospital Board rejects claim operating theatre fault could cost 'tens of millions'
The matter is expected to be raised in the Dáil later today.
11 of the hospital's 22 operating theatres will require works to address a problem identified last year.
A TD suggested the issue could cause delays and cost tens of millions, but the hospital board has refuted those claims.
The matter is the most recent controversy for a project that has repeatedly come to public attention.
Taoiseach tours National Children's Hospital as construction reaches 80% completion
Inflation and Ukraine fallout pose fresh hurdles for children's hospital as structure takes shape
No opposition to motion calling for new Children's Hospital to be named after Dr Kathleen Lynn
The Government will ultimately make the call on what the new hospital will be called.
New nine-storey wing of Mater Hospital has been officially opened
There is no set date for when the new wing will be up and running, as 400 staff have yet to be recruited.
29 killed in fire at Beijing hospital while director detained for questioning
Many family members have lost contact with patients, with the missing being mostly older people with mobility problems.
Man dies after being seriously injured in charity white collar boxing match in England
The man was taking part in the Ultra White Collar Boxing event in Nottingham last Saturday.
Acute assessment and minor injuries units reopening at Wexford hospital, but ED remains closed
From today, Wexford General Hospital will be operating an Acute Medical Assessment Unit.
At least 10 assaults on Irish hospital staff each day, committee to be told
The Oireachtas Health Committee will focus on assaults and attacks on healthcare workers.
Last year
'Miracle' hailed as Arsenal star discharged from hospital
Pablo Mari was stabbed during a deadly knife attack in an Italian supermarket.
Emily Ashmore: Stand-up comedy helped me deal with my mystery health issue
When Emily Ashmore dislocated her knees, it was the start of a long medical journey. She found solace in humour.
Hospitals recorded hundreds each of violent incidents by patients in 2021 alone
Galway University Hospitals said that only serious incidents were recorded because incidents of abuse and harassment are so “frequent”.
Cork hospital appeals for public to avoid emergency department due to high demand
Patients with less urgent complaints are advised to contact their GPs or South Doc.
Four hospitalised after van ploughs into crowd at Donegal festival
Gardaí have confirmed that the driver of the vehicle suffered a ‘health incident’ just moments before the incident
UK court upholds decision to withdraw 12-year-old's life sustaining treatment
Archie was found unconscious at his home by his mother on 7 April and has not regained consciousness since.
Tánaiste says Government has not sanctioned the closure of Navan emergency department
The Health Minister said several issues must be addressed before any transition can take place, including capacity at other hospitals.
Emergency department in Navan to be replaced with 'medical assessment unit'
Medical emergencies such as heart attacks and strokes will no longer be treated at the hospital.
Green Party unease over NMH vote as government accused of 'breathtaking cynicism'
The government will not oppose a Sinn Féin motion calling for public ownership of the land.
Gardaí in Meath appeal for witnesses to burglary that left man in his 60s injured
The man was brought to Mullingar General Hospital but his injuries are not life-threatening.
Consultant obstetrician: Women of Ireland deserve modern maternity care - we're listening to them
Professor Mary Higgins of the National Maternity Hospital says the health of Irish women is driving need for a new campus.
‘No guarantee’ that maternity hospital CPO would be successful – Donnelly
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan said further delay would not be the right choice.
Ukraine receives missiles from Norway amid warning Mariupol defenders are facing 'last days'
Commander Serhiy Volyna said his marines are “maybe facing our last days, if not hours”.
At least two killed in Tel Aviv attack
There’s a surge of violence in Israel and the West Bank since late March.
Limerick hospital defers most elective activity due to Covid and 'surge' in ED presentations
A record 100 patients were on trolleys in corridors today in the hospital’s Emergency Department and on general wards.
Ambulances queue outside overcrowded Limerick emergency department as trolley crisis continues
One source said ambulance crews were “marooned” in the hospital today as there weren;t enough trolleys to hand patients over to staff.
Green light given for €75 million eight storey extension to Beacon Hospital
The scheme includes new A&E facilities and cancer care facilities.
System still under strain but latest data shows link between cases and hospitalisations weakening
Health officials and ICU doctors say the coronavirus is still having a significant impact on Irish hospitals.
Despite record-breaking case numbers, the amount of people in hospital with Covid-19 is far short of the peak of the pandemic.
"The more Covid cases we have the less we can do of other things," the HSE has warned.
ICU doctors say Covid is having a direct impact on the care patients receive.
All time
Paramedics told to bypass Wexford Hospital after it was overrun by unprecedented patient numbers
The hospital has warned of significant delays for prospective patients.
Wigan striker stable in hospital after collapsing during training
Charlie Wyke is being monitored and will be unavailable for selection for the immediate future.
PUP and EWSS Covid supports discussed at Cabinet Sub Committee - but no change made
Bars, restaurants and nightclubs had only recently seen restrictions start to relax.
UK terrorism threat level raised to 'severe' after Liverpool bomb blast
The driver reportedly locked the passenger inside the cab after growing suspicious about his intentions.
Three men arrested under terrorism legislation after fatal blast at Liverpool hospital
The incident took place at Liverpool Women’s Hospital on Sunday morning.