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#Hospitals

# hospitals - Thursday 20 January, 2022

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

Thu 6:00 PM 4,642 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.

# hospitals - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

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 9,909 Views 2 Comments

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

# hospitals - Thursday 30 December, 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 186,720 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.

# hospitals - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

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 33,569 Views 28 Comments

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

# hospitals - Monday 13 December, 2021

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 33,199 Views 61 Comments

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

# hospitals - Sunday 12 December, 2021

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 21,176 Views 11 Comments

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

# hospitals - Thursday 25 November, 2021

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 12,054 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 69,073 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.

# hospitals - Thursday 28 October, 2021

'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 34,938 Views 58 Comments

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

# hospitals - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

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 40,517 Views 82 Comments

There are currently 513 in hospitals with the disease.

# hospitals - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

'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 20,159 Views 15 Comments

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

# hospitals - Saturday 16 October, 2021

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 34,309 Views 44 Comments

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

# 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 34,009 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 18,574 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 8,784 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 43,682 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 15,673 Views 17 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 16,054 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 13,790 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 49,665 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 24,055 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 12,000 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 11,351 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 48,034 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 81,527 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 98,255 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 214,591 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 34,151 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 21,780 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 14,567 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 28,190 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 30,180 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 77,145 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 15,562 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 18,264 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 18,615 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 23,542 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 35,288 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 17,530 Views 24 Comments

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

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