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#Hospitals

# hospitals - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Healthcare report shows increase in ED attendances and outpatient appointments
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Healthcare report shows increase in ED attendances and outpatient appointments

Thu 2:49 PM 6,068 Views 9 Comments

Close to 200,000 people had been on outpatient waiting lists for over a year.

# hospitals - This year 2022

'Significant delays' expected in emergency departments over long weekend
# Scary
# Scary

'Significant delays' expected in emergency departments over long weekend

Oct 28th 2022, 1:59 PM 10,226 Views 10 Comments

The public is being asked to ‘consider all options’ before going to A&E so that those who need care most can be prioritised.

Over 600k avail of flu vaccines as Covid cases dip
# Winter
# Winter

Over 600k avail of flu vaccines as Covid cases dip

Updated Oct 25th 2022, 8:37 PM 34,190 Views 30 Comments

Meanwhile, the Department has purchased 15,000 monkeypox vaccines.

Number of patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals hits year-high
# INMO
# INMO

Number of patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals hits year-high

Oct 25th 2022, 4:16 PM 8,553 Views 8 Comments

669 people are on trolleys in Irish hospitals today, a figure that includes 28 children.

Trade union asks Health Minister to extend Covid-19 payment to contracted frontline workers
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Trade union asks Health Minister to extend Covid-19 payment to contracted frontline workers

Oct 21st 2022, 10:24 PM 14,172 Views 7 Comments

The criteria does not currently include workers exployed by external companies.

Budget 2023 must address 'chronic' overcrowding in Irish hospitals, says INMO
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Budget 2023 must address 'chronic' overcrowding in Irish hospitals, says INMO

Sep 17th 2022, 1:07 PM 9,389 Views 19 Comments

It called for a ‘laser focus’ on recruitment of nurses and midwives.

Nurses warn of winter 'twindemic' if overcrowding in hospitals is not addressed
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Nurses warn of winter 'twindemic' if overcrowding in hospitals is not addressed

Jul 31st 2022, 6:00 AM 18,119 Views 6 Comments

The INMO said that the number of patients without a bed last month was up 52% on the previous year.

Stephen Donnelly: The intimidation of women seeking abortion services will soon be illegal
# Opinion
# Opinion

Stephen Donnelly: The intimidation of women seeking abortion services will soon be illegal

Jul 27th 2022, 5:50 PM 17,182 Views 47 Comments

The health minister outlines new legislation agreed by Cabinet today for safe access zones outside abortion providers.

Current Covid wave has peaked but hospital capacity remains under pressure, says CMO
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Current Covid wave has peaked but hospital capacity remains under pressure, says CMO

Jul 26th 2022, 3:56 PM 16,112 Views 17 Comments

46 Covid-19 related deaths were reported in the first 19 days of this month.

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 tops 1,000 for the first time in three months
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 tops 1,000 for the first time in three months

Updated Jul 11th 2022, 10:13 AM 29,738 Views 42 Comments

It comes as the EU recommends that people over 60 be offered a second booster vaccine.

Tánaiste says he does not think new restrictions will be needed to tackle summer Covid wave
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Tánaiste says he does not think new restrictions will be needed to tackle summer Covid wave

Updated Jun 20th 2022, 4:47 PM 24,734 Views 20 Comments

There are some 606 patients in hospital with Covid.

HSE details hospitals with the highest average wait times
# Emergency Departments
# Emergency Departments

HSE details hospitals with the highest average wait times

Jun 15th 2022, 8:45 AM 20,666 Views 26 Comments

The highest waiting times were seen in Cork at Mercy University Hospital and Cork University Hospital.

Nurses suffering from burnout due to overcrowding in A&E, says INMO
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Nurses suffering from burnout due to overcrowding in A&E, says INMO

Jun 13th 2022, 9:00 PM 9,297 Views 5 Comments

The INMO has said the dignity of patients is often diminished because of overcrowded conditions.

Is Stephen Donnelly's €350m plan to tackle waiting lists this year actually working?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Is Stephen Donnelly's €350m plan to tackle waiting lists this year actually working?

Jun 4th 2022, 6:30 AM 14,212 Views 28 Comments

“The whole point of waiting lists is that you can’t fix them in a year.”

19,866 new Covid cases reported as consultants warn hospitals face increased pressure
# Covid Wave
# Covid Wave

19,866 new Covid cases reported as consultants warn hospitals face increased pressure

Updated Mar 25th 2022, 4:33 PM 28,693 Views 21 Comments

As of 8am today, 1,466 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of whom 55 are in ICU.

Pressure on Emergency Departments 'worst since Covid-19 pandemic began', consultant says
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Pressure on Emergency Departments 'worst since Covid-19 pandemic began', consultant says

Updated Mar 24th 2022, 12:37 PM 24,645 Views 43 Comments
  • Covid-19 cases in hospital are up 29% in the last week.
  • As of yesterday, there were 1,395 Covid-positive patients in hospital, with 55 in intensive care.
  • More than 5,200 staff are currently absent due to Covid-19, the HSE's Anne O'Connor said.
Midwest hospitals impose visiting bans due to 'very high' number of Covid patients
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Midwest hospitals impose visiting bans due to 'very high' number of Covid patients

Mar 22nd 2022, 8:00 PM 18,728 Views 17 Comments

Visiting bans are in place at University Hospital Limerick and at Nenagh General Hospital.

Overcrowding and over 1,000 Covid-19 cases in hospitals is 'recipe for disaster', INMO says
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Overcrowding and over 1,000 Covid-19 cases in hospitals is 'recipe for disaster', INMO says

Mar 14th 2022, 1:47 PM 19,822 Views 11 Comments

A total of 1,042 patients are in hospital with Covid-19 currently.

Russia says it could target Western arms supplies to Ukraine
# Russia
# Russia

Russia says it could target Western arms supplies to Ukraine

Updated Mar 12th 2022, 11:20 AM 42,471 Views 64 Comments

Earlier Ukraine’s foreign ministry said a mosque sheltering 80 civilians was shelled in Mariupol.

Mater Hospital asks public to avoid emergency department as Covid-19 patients rise
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Mater Hospital asks public to avoid emergency department as Covid-19 patients rise

Feb 9th 2022, 2:35 PM 19,674 Views 6 Comments

Nearly 600 people were waiting in hospitals around the country for a bed this morning.

Consultants association warns of long waiting lists for bowel disease treatment
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Consultants association warns of long waiting lists for bowel disease treatment

Jan 31st 2022, 1:16 PM 14,717 Views 11 Comments

The IHCA is calling for the government to address a shortage of consultants.

The Explainer: Healthcare staff on what it's like working during the Omicron wave
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Healthcare staff on what it's like working during the Omicron wave

Jan 20th 2022, 6:00 PM 4,833 Views 0 Comments

Click to listen to a GP, a paramedic, an emergency medicine consultant, and the head of an intensive care unit talk about how our hospitals are coping with the Omicron wave.

NI Health Minister requests military aid to help relieve Covid pressure in hospitals
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI Health Minister requests military aid to help relieve Covid pressure in hospitals

Jan 12th 2022, 6:55 PM 9,956 Views 2 Comments

This morning, there were 439 Covid-positive patients in hospital in Northern Ireland.

# hospitals - Last year 2021

Fewer days in isolation and more antigen testing: Department of Health releases new testing regime
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Fewer days in isolation and more antigen testing: Department of Health releases new testing regime

Updated Dec 30th 2021, 6:45 PM 187,363 Views 106 Comments
  • There are 287 patients on trolleys in hospitals around the country today.
  • As of 8am yesterday morning, 586 people were in hospital with Covid-19, 93 of whom were in ICU.
  • Increased visitor restrictions are in place at a Limerick maternity hospital following a Covid-19 outbreak.
Three elective hospitals to be developed in Cork, Galway and Dublin to help tackle waiting lists
# Sláintecare
# Sláintecare

Three elective hospitals to be developed in Cork, Galway and Dublin to help tackle waiting lists

Dec 21st 2021, 7:39 PM 33,929 Views 27 Comments

It is estimated that they will cater for up to 940,000 planned procedures and operations every year.

Number of patients on hospital trolleys hits highest level since pandemic began
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Number of patients on hospital trolleys hits highest level since pandemic began

Dec 13th 2021, 4:44 PM 33,445 Views 61 Comments

Today’s trolley figures have returned to similar pre-pandemic figures hit in 2019.

Opinion: Listen to our mothers - fresh air and ventilation can prevent virus spread in hospitals
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: Listen to our mothers - fresh air and ventilation can prevent virus spread in hospitals

Dec 12th 2021, 7:15 AM 21,338 Views 10 Comments

Prof Hilary Humphreys says too many of our hospitals in Ireland are cluttered and cramped which does not help containment of viruses.

Healthcare worker absences due to Covid-19 at highest level since January
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Healthcare worker absences due to Covid-19 at highest level since January

Nov 25th 2021, 3:45 PM 12,101 Views 15 Comments

The HSE’s Paul Reid said this afternoon that the healthcare system is “under very significant pressure”.

Hospitals to require visitors to show proof of Covid vaccination or immunity from Monday
# New Guidelines
# New Guidelines

Hospitals to require visitors to show proof of Covid vaccination or immunity from Monday

Nov 25th 2021, 3:39 PM 69,419 Views 85 Comments

Frontline staff have welcomed the change, saying it was “ridiculous” that people had to show a Covid cert to enter a café but not an ICU.

'It's not really true' that increasing ICU beds will make Covid situation better, HSE CEO says
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

'It's not really true' that increasing ICU beds will make Covid situation better, HSE CEO says

Oct 28th 2021, 10:55 AM 35,002 Views 59 Comments

Health officials yesterday confirmed 1,631 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

HSE preparing for influx of Covid patients and warns that up to 2,000 could be hospitalised
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

HSE preparing for influx of Covid patients and warns that up to 2,000 could be hospitalised

Oct 27th 2021, 9:00 AM 40,587 Views 82 Comments

There are currently 513 in hospitals with the disease.

'Staff are beyond breaking point': Government accused of leaving health service vulnerable
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

'Staff are beyond breaking point': Government accused of leaving health service vulnerable

Oct 19th 2021, 6:27 PM 20,218 Views 15 Comments

Taoiseach Micheal Martin said said that close to 938 beds are to be ‘delivered’ by the end of the year.

HSE's Dr Colm Henry: 'We’re heading into a difficult winter, there’s no doubt about that'
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

HSE's Dr Colm Henry: 'We’re heading into a difficult winter, there’s no doubt about that'

Oct 16th 2021, 12:04 PM 34,406 Views 44 Comments

However, he said situation in the health system is “different” than last year.

Increase in number of patients accidentally exposed to ionising radiation in hospitals
# HIQA
# HIQA

Increase in number of patients accidentally exposed to ionising radiation in hospitals

Sep 15th 2021, 10:50 AM 34,070 Views 5 Comments

The most common error reported to Hiqa in 2020 involved exposure to the wrong person.

New draft guidelines say maternity restrictions should be 'minimum' needed to curb virus
# Labour
# Labour

New draft guidelines say maternity restrictions should be 'minimum' needed to curb virus

Updated Aug 31st 2021, 10:45 PM 18,596 Views 6 Comments

Senior health sources say new guidelines would allow partners to stay all through labour and birth in single-occupancy rooms.

Transplant patients urged to get vaccinated due to 'high risk' of infection
# Transplants
# Transplants

Transplant patients urged to get vaccinated due to 'high risk' of infection

Aug 20th 2021, 2:09 PM 8,804 Views 0 Comments

Organ Donation and Transplant Ireland said today that patients who are unvaccinated are at very high risk of infection.

Covid-19 patients have 'disproportionate' impact on health system as hospitalisations rise
# Surge
# Surge

Covid-19 patients have 'disproportionate' impact on health system as hospitalisations rise

Updated Aug 15th 2021, 2:24 PM 43,729 Views 88 Comments

30,000 teenagers aged 12 to 15 have received a first vaccine dose.

Warning of further surgery cancellations in Northern Ireland as Covid ICU pressures mount
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Warning of further surgery cancellations in Northern Ireland as Covid ICU pressures mount

Aug 13th 2021, 8:03 PM 15,704 Views 17 Comments

There are concerns over the numbers of unvaccinated young people and pregnant women being admitted.

HSE chief says roadmap to easing maternity hospital restrictions 'would be valuable'
# Maternity
# Maternity

HSE chief says roadmap to easing maternity hospital restrictions 'would be valuable'

Updated Aug 12th 2021, 7:52 PM 16,102 Views 43 Comments

There has been criticism in recent months of the different approaches taken by maternity hospitals.

Hospital chief hits back at union’s claim patient overcrowding situation is 'out of control'
# Limerick
# Limerick

Hospital chief hits back at union’s claim patient overcrowding situation is 'out of control'

Jul 30th 2021, 2:58 PM 13,860 Views 9 Comments

The UH Limerick CEO said the INMO claims were “disappointing” and “incorrect”.

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