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# Hospital

Last month
May 2023
# hospital name
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.
This year
# rock wing
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.
# China
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.
# charity boxing
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.
# Wexford General Hospital
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.
# Assaults
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
# Recovery
'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.
# Assault
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”.
# muh
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.
# Clonmany
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
# Archie Battersbee
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.
# Hospital
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.
# National Maternity 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.
# Attack
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.
# National Maternity Hospital
‘No guarantee’ that maternity hospital CPO would be successful – Donnelly
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan said further delay would not be the right choice.
# Ukraine
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”.
# West Bank
At least two killed in Tel Aviv attack
There’s a surge of violence in Israel and the West Bank since late March.
# Overcrowding
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.
# Overcrowding
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.
# beacon
Green light given for €75 million eight storey extension to Beacon Hospital
The scheme includes new A&E facilities and cancer care facilities.
# Pressure
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
# Wexford
Paramedics told to bypass Wexford Hospital after it was overrun by unprecedented patient numbers
The hospital has warned of significant delays for prospective patients.
# Concern
Wigan striker stable in hospital after collapsing during training
Charlie Wyke is being monitored and will be unavailable for selection for the immediate future.
# Economic Recovery
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.
# Remembrance Sunday
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.
# Fatal
Three men arrested under terrorism legislation after fatal blast at Liverpool hospital
The incident took place at Liverpool Women’s Hospital on Sunday morning.
# Covid-19
'If you have symptoms presume it's Covid': NPHET seeks return to the basics as cases rise
Ministers are currently considering whether to delay lifting restrictions on 22 October.
Those who have not been vaccinated are having a “disproportionate” impact on the health service, Dr Ronan Glynn has said.
Cabinet is due to meet next Tuesday to decided on the next phase of re-opening.
The HSE today warned that it is experiencing the strain of increased Covid-19 hospitalisations
'Deeply annoyed and frustrated': Contact tracers write to HSE over pay and conditions
Nightclubs seeking guarantee they'll be at 100% capacity for the big reopening
# cannabis poisoning
Six children reported to Dublin hospital with accidental cannabis poisoning earlier this year
One case involved two siblings aged three and four who consumed cannabis peach ring jellies.
# latest figures
Coronavirus: 242 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The Department of Health today also confirmed there are 67 Covid-19 patients in hospital with 23 in ICU.
# covid figures
Just 59 Covid-19 patients in hospital, the lowest figure in nine months
Director-General of the HSE Paul Reid said this is “a remarkable benefit of our strong vaccination programme & public support overall.”
# Hospital
Man in serious condition after vehicle collision in Galway
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a serious road traffic collision that occurred on the N84.
# Coronavirus
Inter Milan's Arturo Vidal in hospital after positive Covid test
The diagnosis means the 34-year-old will miss Thursday’s World Cup qualifier between Chile and Argentina.
# Recovery
Blanchardstown siege: Shot detectives expected to make full recovery
The two men remain in hospital today.
# holles st
Fianna Fáil senator says Donnelly needs to provide clarity on maternity restrictions as protest takes place
Senator Lisa Chambers has called for clarity from the HSE on restrictions still in place in some hospitals.
# covid19
Up to 270,000 vaccines to be administered this week as government says programme 'gaining momentum'
More than 1.8 million vaccines doses have been administered so far.
# Vaccines
128 Covid-19 patients in hospital as vaccine doses top 1.6 million
The HSE is due to reveal details of its revised vaccination plan this week.
# Hospital
Covid-19: Number of patients being treated in hospital decreases further to 176
The figures were published by the HSE last night.