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#Hospitals

# hospitals - Thursday 25 June, 2020

FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world?

The claim was made by INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha.

# hospitals - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Number of people attending Irish emergency departments begins to creep up as Covid fears lower

Mass testing of nursing home residents and staff at the facilities is also now complete.

# hospitals - Friday 22 May, 2020

Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year

The average number of daily ED attendances at the end of March was approximately half what it was at the beginning of March.

# hospitals - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Dr Gabrielle Colleran: 'We cannot tolerate elderly patients lying on trolleys when Covid-19 is still a threat'

Dr Gabrielle Colleran of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association says healthcare will have to take on a very different shape in the coming months.

# hospitals - Monday 27 April, 2020

Consultant says private hospital contract is ‘a bad deal’ for taxpayers

Last month the government reached an agreement with private hospitals to use all of their facilities during the Covid-19 crisis.

# hospitals - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Hospitals treating over 700 coronavirus cases, with 320 patients awaiting results

The report issued last night shows there are 320 suspected cases in hospitals that are awaiting test results.

# hospitals - Thursday 2 April, 2020

# hospitals - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

First patients arrive at Citywest self-isolation centre as Harris warns of 'very significant pressure' on hospitals Covid-19 This post contains videos

# hospitals - Saturday 28 March, 2020

'My flatmates moved out': Young nurses describe stresses at home over fears about Covid-19

For some nurses, it can be hard to escape talk of the coronavirus – even at home.

# hospitals - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Private hospitals will be made public for duration of coronavirus pandemic

The State will take control of all private hospital facilities.

# hospitals - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Council to implement identification system for healthcare worker vehicles to prevent clamping

There have been a number of reports in recent days of healthcare workers at hospitals having their cars clamped while they were working overtime.

# hospitals - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Pressure on staff and infrastructure in maternity services at Irish hospitals, according to HIQA reports

The Health Information and Quality Authority identified a number of areas for improvement to ensure that maternity services remain safe.

# hospitals - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates

Why are we fighting the battles of the past rather than honouring the ideals of the Republic?

# hospitals - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

760 people on hospital trolleys for second day in a row as overcrowding continues

University Hospital Limerick is worst affected with 75 people on trolleys.

'The system remains under pressure': HSE continues to advise staying away from hospitals with flu symptoms

University Hospital Kerry will be cancelling all elective surgery for this week due to high patient numbers.

# hospitals - Monday 6 January, 2020

It's the worst ever day for trolley overcrowding in Irish hospitals since records began, INMO says

There were 92 patients waiting for a bed at University Hospital Limerick, alone.

# hospitals - Thursday 2 January, 2020

'A national scandal': 2019 was the worst year on record for hospital overcrowding as 118,000 went without a bed

Over 1,300 of the patients were children younger than 16.

# hospitals - Friday 27 December, 2019

There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter

“200 more people a day tend an Emergency Department now than when I became Minister for Health,” Harris claimed today.

# hospitals - Friday 29 November, 2019

Trolley numbers for this year are the highest since records began, INMO says

The INMO said today that over 108,300 people have gone without beds so far this year.

# hospitals - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit

The senior fire officer visited after concerns were raised about the number of trolleys in corridors in the ED.

# hospitals - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks

Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin hit out against the Taoiseach today stating that waiting lists for children are “quite shocking”.

# hospitals - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors

In 2013, the Coombe, the Rotunda and the National Maternity Hospital became tobacco-free campuses.

# hospitals - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals'

The IMO said it is setting a 21-day deadline for the receipt of serious proposals.

# hospitals - Monday 26 August, 2019

Over 1,300 nursing and midwifery posts in Irish hospitals are being left vacant

One in six midwifery posts are being left vacant.

# hospitals - Sunday 25 August, 2019

Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015

These figures were released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# hospitals - Friday 9 August, 2019

Record high number of patients waiting for hospital appointments in Ireland

The number of patients waiting for a hospital appointment has jumped by more than 40,000 people in 2019.

# hospitals - Friday 28 June, 2019

Three-day strike by hospital support staff deferred after intervention of Labour Court

The issue centres on a dispute between the workers and the HSE over pay rises.

# hospitals - Friday 14 June, 2019

'Disgrace': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments

556,411 patients were waiting for their first outpatient consultation at the end of May.

# hospitals - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Worst April on record as 10,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month

Some 106 children were among those waiting without a bed.

# hospitals - Saturday 9 March, 2019

'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals

It comes as new stats show over 2,000 cases where a homeless person has been discharged from hospital in the past seven years.

# hospitals - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines?

New proposals would see such products removed from hospital vending machines.

# hospitals - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals?

A new report has suggested that they be removed if a patient requests it.

# hospitals - Friday 15 February, 2019

'Simply appalling': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments

Figures could rise again next month, due to the fallout from the nurses’ strike.

# hospitals - Friday 8 February, 2019

Talks over nurses' strike end at Labour Court

Talks broke up this evening with no commitments for the nurses to call off the action.

# hospitals - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'

Three more strikes are due to take place next Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.

# hospitals - Friday 1 February, 2019

Nurses to meet tomorrow to discuss adding further strike dates

Nurses and midwives held their first 24 hours of a full strike on Wednesday this week.

# hospitals - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

'The relationship between nurses and the HSE is like a bad marriage': Nurses on strike all over country Picket Lines This post contains videos

'The relationship between nurses and the HSE is like a bad marriage': Nurses on strike all over country

The dispute centres on pay, conditions and staffing levels.

# hospitals - Monday 14 January, 2019

Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references Our Lady Of Lourdes This post contains videos

Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references

Locals recently protested the proposed name change of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

# hospitals - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Psychiatric nurses to strike in February over 'recruitment and retention crisis'

They join members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation who are also due to go on strike.

# hospitals - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

'Indiscriminate and widespread destruction': Ambulances repeatedly targeted in Syria

How the ‘weaponisation of healthcare’ is being used as a war tactic.

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