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#Hospitals

# hospitals - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

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 33,921 Views 5 Comments

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

# hospitals - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

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 18,399 Views 6 Comments

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

# hospitals - Friday 20 August, 2021

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 8,745 Views 0 Comments

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

# hospitals - Sunday 15 August, 2021

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 43,640 Views 88 Comments

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

# hospitals - Friday 13 August, 2021

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 15,657 Views 16 Comments

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

# hospitals - Thursday 12 August, 2021

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 16,022 Views 43 Comments

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

# hospitals - Friday 30 July, 2021

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 13,745 Views 9 Comments

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

# hospitals - Monday 26 July, 2021

More storms on the way in UK after almost a month’s rain falls on London in a day
# Floods
# Floods

More storms on the way in UK after almost a month’s rain falls on London in a day

Updated Jul 26th 2021, 1:30 PM 49,616 Views 7 Comments

One hospital had to cancel all planned surgery and outpatient appointments due to flooding.

# hospitals - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Bonus for healthcare staff for their work during the pandemic being 'actively considered'
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Bonus for healthcare staff for their work during the pandemic being 'actively considered'

Jul 7th 2021, 2:24 PM 22,076 Views 32 Comments

The Taoiseach did not say if it will be a monetary bonus or additional leave, but said the public expendture minister is looking at all options.

# hospitals - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Hospitals told to allow wider access to maternity partners during pregnancy care
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

Hospitals told to allow wider access to maternity partners during pregnancy care

Jun 24th 2021, 5:18 PM 11,980 Views 8 Comments

The HSE is altering the visiting policy for partners during maternity care.

# hospitals - Friday 4 June, 2021

'Nothing has changed': Continued calls for easing of maternity partner restrictions
# Maternity
# Maternity

'Nothing has changed': Continued calls for easing of maternity partner restrictions

Jun 4th 2021, 6:00 AM 11,322 Views 10 Comments

Activists want partners to be permitted in maternity units for all stages of labour.

# hospitals - Monday 17 May, 2021

Risk patients' medical data affected by HSE ransomware attack 'will be abused', government warns
# Malware
# Malware

Risk patients' medical data affected by HSE ransomware attack 'will be abused', government warns

Updated May 17th 2021, 6:19 PM 47,986 Views 70 Comments

Since Friday, the health and security arms of Government have been scrambling to take control of the situation.

# hospitals - Sunday 16 May, 2021

HSE won't comment on ransom figure, as other departments take precautions after cyber attack
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

HSE won't comment on ransom figure, as other departments take precautions after cyber attack

Updated May 16th 2021, 5:38 PM 81,492 Views 90 Comments
  • Hackers have reportedly demanded millions of euro from the HSE, but the exact figure has not been confirmed
  • The Department of Health was impacted by the cyber attack on Friday, but has not been targeted by a fresh attack today
  • The HSE has said that the disruption will likely continue 'well into the coming week'

# hospitals - Saturday 15 May, 2021

'Safe and steady' progress made as HSE attempts to regain control of IT system
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

'Safe and steady' progress made as HSE attempts to regain control of IT system

Updated May 15th 2021, 5:05 PM 98,187 Views 96 Comments
  • The Covid-19 vaccination programme continues as normal, but daily case numbers are not available
  • Thousands more appointments could be cancelled next week
  • A ransom has been sought but will not be paid

# hospitals - Friday 14 May, 2021

HSE confirms ransom has been sought over cyber attack but says it will not be paid
# HSE
# HSE

HSE confirms ransom has been sought over cyber attack but says it will not be paid

Updated May 14th 2021, 7:13 PM 214,216 Views 205 Comments
  • HSE to cancel health appointments on Monday if the ransomware attack isn't resolved by then, with some appointments already postponed.
  • A list of health services that have and have not been affected by the cyber attack today has been published.
  • The vaccination programme has not been affected, and Covid-19 tests are still to go ahead at walk-in centres.
Explainer: What is a ransomware attack and why has the HSE been targeted?
# HSE
# HSE

Explainer: What is a ransomware attack and why has the HSE been targeted?

May 14th 2021, 4:05 PM 34,000 Views 14 Comments

The HSE’s IT systems have been shut down following a “significant” cyber attack.

HSE cyber attack: what services are affected and which ones are still working?
# HSE
# HSE

HSE cyber attack: what services are affected and which ones are still working?

May 14th 2021, 1:19 PM 21,579 Views 7 Comments

An IT shutdown has had an impact on wider operations today.

Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 falls to below 100 for first time since September
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 falls to below 100 for first time since September

May 14th 2021, 7:47 AM 14,562 Views 20 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that it was a clear demonstration of the effect of the vaccine.

# hospitals - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

More than 250k vaccines administered in one week, as hospitalisations drop to 106
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

More than 250k vaccines administered in one week, as hospitalisations drop to 106

Updated May 12th 2021, 2:10 PM 28,161 Views 33 Comments

It is still unclear if expenditure on PPE and other equipment will taper off as the vaccination programme progresses.

# hospitals - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Ireland's hospitals are more overcrowded than at any point since pandemic began, INMO warns
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Ireland's hospitals are more overcrowded than at any point since pandemic began, INMO warns

May 11th 2021, 6:51 PM 30,113 Views 33 Comments

376 admitted patients went without beds across Ireland this morning.

# hospitals - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Vaccine registration opens to people aged 50-59 on phased basis from today
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Vaccine registration opens to people aged 50-59 on phased basis from today

May 4th 2021, 7:55 AM 77,050 Views 62 Comments

59-year-olds can now register online for their vaccine.

# hospitals - Friday 30 April, 2021

Why are restrictions still in place for partners at maternity units and when are they likely to change?
# Confusion
# Confusion

Why are restrictions still in place for partners at maternity units and when are they likely to change?

Apr 30th 2021, 6:00 PM 15,550 Views 3 Comments

Partners should be able to attend maternity appointments now – due to a fall in cases and the vaccination of healthcare staff.

# hospitals - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Covid-19 hospital figures drop below 150
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Covid-19 hospital figures drop below 150

Apr 28th 2021, 8:53 AM 18,262 Views 39 Comments

There are 47 people in intensive care.

# hospitals - Monday 26 April, 2021

Covid-19: 173 patients being treated in hospital
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Covid-19: 173 patients being treated in hospital

Apr 26th 2021, 9:47 AM 18,606 Views 16 Comments

46 people are in ICU.

# hospitals - Sunday 11 April, 2021

213 patients with a confirmed Covid-19 case in hospital
# Admissions
# Admissions

213 patients with a confirmed Covid-19 case in hospital

Apr 11th 2021, 12:22 PM 23,405 Views 15 Comments

Over 1,045,000 vaccine doses have been administered in Ireland.

# hospitals - Friday 9 April, 2021

Proportion of Covid-19 cases among over-65s has fallen significantly since January
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Proportion of Covid-19 cases among over-65s has fallen significantly since January

Updated Apr 9th 2021, 1:05 PM 23,535 Views 35 Comments
  • As of 8pm last night, there are 53 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 400 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • Over one million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have now been administered in Ireland.

# hospitals - Friday 2 April, 2021

Four new walk-in Covid test centres open as 255 patients in hospital with Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Four new walk-in Covid test centres open as 255 patients in hospital with Covid-19

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:47 AM 35,065 Views 70 Comments
  • The number of hospitalisations is at its lowest point since Christmas Day.
  • As of 6.30pm last night, there were 61 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
  • The HSE is opening the walk-in centres in areas where the number of positive cases are particularly high.

# hospitals - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 drops to lowest number since late December
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 drops to lowest number since late December

Mar 31st 2021, 7:47 AM 17,525 Views 24 Comments

As of 8pm last night, there are also 65 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.

# hospitals - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Number of people with Covid-19 receiving intensive care falls to 66
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Number of people with Covid-19 receiving intensive care falls to 66

Mar 27th 2021, 11:59 AM 17,892 Views 23 Comments

It is the lowest number since the start of January.

# hospitals - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 currently stands at 310
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 currently stands at 310

Updated Mar 25th 2021, 1:59 PM 32,802 Views 32 Comments
  • As of 8pm last night, there are 75 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 683 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said last night that having all schools fully open in April is a top priority for the government.

# hospitals - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Taoiseach says situation is 'fragile', but progress being achieved with falling hospital and ICU numbers

Taoiseach says situation is 'fragile', but progress being achieved with falling hospital and ICU numbers

Updated Mar 24th 2021, 2:00 PM 31,196 Views 51 Comments
  • The number of people with Covid-19 in intensive care units currently stands at 76.
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 371 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • The booking portal for mandatory hotel quarantine in Ireland went live yesterday morning.
  • A total of 10,613 passengers arrived into Dublin Airport last week.

# hospitals - Monday 22 March, 2021

'These are not prisons': Taoiseach says mandatory hotel quarantine is key but can't be used for all countries
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

'These are not prisons': Taoiseach says mandatory hotel quarantine is key but can't be used for all countries

Updated Mar 22nd 2021, 4:34 PM 57,046 Views 141 Comments
  • 81 patients with Covid-19 are currently in intensive care units around the country.
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 769 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • Mandatory hotel quarantine for travellers arriving into Ireland from certain countries is to come into effect by next weekend.

# hospitals - Sunday 21 March, 2021

Hospital numbers still a 'concern' as 360 patients with Covid-19 reported in latest figures
# Frontline
# Frontline

Hospital numbers still a 'concern' as 360 patients with Covid-19 reported in latest figures

Mar 21st 2021, 12:39 PM 28,676 Views 65 Comments

HSE chief executive Paul Reid has said there is still a “lot more to get through” before a return to more normal levels in hospitals.

# hospitals - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 stands at 355
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 stands at 355

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 11:25 AM 20,716 Views 22 Comments
  • There is currently 86 patients with Covid-19 in intensive care units across the country.
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 575 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • The EMA has said it remains of the view that the benefits of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine “outweigh the risks of side effects”.

# hospitals - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Three in four consultants in Irish hospitals report burnout from Covid-19, study finds
# Consultants
# Consultants

Three in four consultants in Irish hospitals report burnout from Covid-19, study finds

Mar 14th 2021, 1:28 PM 18,717 Views 34 Comments

One quarter had reported that either they or colleagues had experienced “long-Covid” after being infected.

# hospitals - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients continues to fall to lowest number since late December
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients continues to fall to lowest number since late December

Mar 13th 2021, 1:51 PM 28,384 Views 35 Comments

As of 8am this morning, there are currently 340 patients in hospital with Covid-19.

# hospitals - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients falls further as vaccines take effect
# Covid19
# Covid19

Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients falls further as vaccines take effect

Mar 10th 2021, 7:29 AM 17,172 Views 39 Comments
  • There are currently 93 people in ICU.
  • Health officials last night confirmed 311 new cases of Covid-19 and 30 deaths.
  • HSE CEO Paul Reid has said Ireland is beginning to see impact of vaccinations.

# hospitals - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 drops below 400 for first time in 2021
# Key Indicators
# Key Indicators

Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 drops below 400 for first time in 2021

Mar 9th 2021, 7:55 AM 13,104 Views 14 Comments

NPHET said last night that all key indicators of the disease are improving.

# hospitals - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Ireland reaches half a million vaccination doses milestone
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Ireland reaches half a million vaccination doses milestone

Updated Mar 6th 2021, 1:59 PM 53,533 Views 94 Comments

There are currently 401 patients in hospital with Covid-19.

# hospitals - Friday 5 March, 2021

Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients falls to lowest number since late December
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients falls to lowest number since late December

Updated Mar 5th 2021, 12:50 PM 29,759 Views 74 Comments
  • There are currently 426 patients in hospital with Covid-19.
  • 102 patients with Covid-19 are in intensive care currently.
  • Health officials yesterday confirmed that a further 39 people with Covid-19 died in Ireland.
  • Four stillbirths with possible links to Covid-19 are under investigation by health officials.
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