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#Hospitals

# hospitals - Saturday 17 September, 2022

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 9,298 Views 19 Comments

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

# hospitals - Sunday 31 July, 2022

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 18,106 Views 6 Comments

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

# hospitals - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

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 16,985 Views 47 Comments

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

# hospitals - Tuesday 26 July, 2022

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 16,104 Views 17 Comments

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

# hospitals - Monday 11 July, 2022

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 29,718 Views 42 Comments

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

# hospitals - Monday 20 June, 2022

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 24,724 Views 20 Comments

There are some 606 patients in hospital with Covid.

# hospitals - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

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 20,176 Views 26 Comments

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

# hospitals - Monday 13 June, 2022

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 9,274 Views 5 Comments

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

# hospitals - Saturday 4 June, 2022

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 14,056 Views 28 Comments

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

# hospitals - Friday 25 March, 2022

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 28,670 Views 20 Comments

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

# hospitals - Thursday 24 March, 2022

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 24,622 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.

# hospitals - Tuesday 22 March, 2022

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 18,713 Views 17 Comments

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

# hospitals - Monday 14 March, 2022

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 19,807 Views 11 Comments

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

# hospitals - Saturday 12 March, 2022

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 42,454 Views 64 Comments

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

# hospitals - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

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 19,659 Views 6 Comments

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

# hospitals - Monday 31 January, 2022

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 14,652 Views 11 Comments

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

# 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

Jan 20th 2022, 6:00 PM 4,804 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 9,935 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 187,307 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 33,875 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 33,420 Views 60 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 21,317 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 12,090 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 69,389 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 34,984 Views 59 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 40,575 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 20,207 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 34,394 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 34,048 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 18,588 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 8,803 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 43,707 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 15,703 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 16,100 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 13,841 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 49,704 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 24,264 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 12,030 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 11,376 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 48,134 Views 70 Comments

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

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