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# Hospitals

This month
April 2024
'Significant progress' made on patient outcomes, but cervical screening uptake still below target
This year
HSE asks public to consider all care options before presenting at emergency departments
Councillor says health service 'on its knees' as grandfather spends 100 hours on UHL trolley
Stephen Donnelly ‘not satisfied’ with management of patient flow at overcrowded hospitals
Last year
Minister warns rise in flu and Covid cases will increase pressure on hospitals
Irish-Palestinian doctor speaks of the dwindling services left in Gazan hospitals
Number of patients on trolleys jumps above 700 for second day in a row
Hospitals in Gaza on the brink of collapse as power set to run out in matter of hours
Sinn Féin's new healthcare plan promises an ‘Irish NHS’ within two terms of government
Health minister tells taskforce that roster reform is needed to tackle hospital overcrowding
Donnelly: Emergency Department Taskforce will meet next Monday
Explainer: Why are HSE bosses calling for a ‘permanent’ seven-day roster for hospital staff?
Hospitals and EDs 'don't hold all solutions to overcrowding', Donnelly tells committee
Health unions seek urgent meeting with HSE on end of mandatory mask wearing in hospitals
Mandatory mask wearing in hospitals to end on 19 April
Cork University Hospital reaches record overcrowding as 90 patients without beds
Plan to abolish public hospital charges to come before Cabinet later
INMO calls for full security review of hospitals following fatal Cork attack
Protests take place against overcrowding at 17 hospitals
Chief medical officer has not advocated for a mask mandate, says Taoiseach
Consultants warn of stark impacts for patients due to 'avoidable delays' in health system
HSE clinical chief says asking hospital staff to work across weekends 'not sustainable'
'Not acceptable' that people are dying due to overcrowding, says INMO
Paramedics to vote on industrial action up to and including strike action
Number of patients waiting for beds in Irish hospitals falls again, INMO figures show
Pressure on hospitals due to respiratory illnesses will likely get worse, Donnelly says
All time
Taoiseach asks HSE to 'deploy all available resources' in response to respiratory viruses surge
CMO: 120 cases of Covid-19 diagnosed in hospitals overnight amid 'concerning' viral surge
Mater restricts visits due to high levels of respiratory infections as 'record' overcrowding hits hospitals
Healthcare report shows increase in ED attendances and outpatient appointments
'Significant delays' expected in emergency departments over long weekend
Over 600k avail of flu vaccines as Covid cases dip
Number of patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals hits year-high
Trade union asks Health Minister to extend Covid-19 payment to contracted frontline workers
Budget 2023 must address 'chronic' overcrowding in Irish hospitals, says INMO
Nurses warn of winter 'twindemic' if overcrowding in hospitals is not addressed
Stephen Donnelly: The intimidation of women seeking abortion services will soon be illegal
Stephen Donnelly
Current Covid wave has peaked but hospital capacity remains under pressure, says CMO
Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 tops 1,000 for the first time in three months
Tánaiste says he does not think new restrictions will be needed to tackle summer Covid wave