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# hospitals - Saturday 12 May, 2012

Wash your hands: Irish start-up aims to beat hospital superbugs worldwide
# Hand Hygiene
# Hand Hygiene

Wash your hands: Irish start-up aims to beat hospital superbugs worldwide

May 12th 2012, 7:45 AM 2,949 Views 8 Comments

The Irish company has been chosen by the WHO to promote hand hygiene globally. Thirty-five percent of healthcare facilities are at an inadequate or basic level.

# hospitals - Friday 11 May, 2012

Health Minister to address INMO conference today
# Health
# Health

Health Minister to address INMO conference today

May 11th 2012, 8:34 AM 677 Views 0 Comments

James Reilly will address the conference as nurses and midwives conclude their annual conference in Killarney today.

# hospitals - Friday 6 April, 2012

HSE: 178,000 waiting to see a consultant at an outpatient clinic
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

HSE: 178,000 waiting to see a consultant at an outpatient clinic

Apr 6th 2012, 9:53 AM 3,260 Views 42 Comments

The Health Minister has said the number of people on waiting lists to see specialists is “utterly unacceptable”.

Thousands of 'incidents and near misses' at two hospitals last year
# Health
# Health

Thousands of 'incidents and near misses' at two hospitals last year

Apr 6th 2012, 8:15 AM 3,984 Views 3 Comments

Medical Independent sees documents recording accidents and other incidents at Tallaght and Cork University Hospital last year.

# hospitals - Thursday 5 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Apr 5th 2012, 7:51 PM 4,780 Views 0 Comments

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Nine hospitals carrying debts of €500k because of funding delay
# Health
# Health

Nine hospitals carrying debts of €500k because of funding delay

Apr 5th 2012, 6:00 PM 2,167 Views 1 Comment

Medical Independent reveals that funding for scheme to purchase private nursing home beds has been delayed.

# hospitals - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Hospital warns of overcrowding crisis - and asks public to stay away
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Hospital warns of overcrowding crisis - and asks public to stay away

Mar 29th 2012, 11:16 AM 2,465 Views 15 Comments

The Mid Western Regional Hospital has said patients should only come to its emergency department in cases of “urgent need”.

# hospitals - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Beaumont Hospital appeals to visitors over winter vomiting bug
# Vomiting Bug
# Vomiting Bug

Beaumont Hospital appeals to visitors over winter vomiting bug

Mar 17th 2012, 11:48 AM 1,227 Views 3 Comments

The hospital says no children should be brought in as visitors and that people should avoid unnecessary visits to the hospital.

# hospitals - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Dáil hears calls for justice for survivors of symphysiotomy
# Health
# Health

Dáil hears calls for justice for survivors of symphysiotomy

Mar 15th 2012, 8:41 PM 5,648 Views 29 Comments

Symphysiotomy was a practice used during childbirth during the last century before the advent of safe Caesarean sections. However, it was used for longer in Ireland because of Catholic religious and ideological circumstances.

# hospitals - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Mater Hospital issues capacity alert after ‘exceptionally busy week’
# Health
# Health

Mater Hospital issues capacity alert after ‘exceptionally busy week’

Mar 1st 2012, 4:00 PM 3,118 Views 9 Comments

An alert was issued to staff at the Dublin hospital earlier today after it reached full capacity. The alert level has since been lowered with some pressures in the emergency department still being experienced.

# hospitals - Friday 24 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Feb 24th 2012, 7:57 PM 5,095 Views 6 Comments

Your nightly news round-up…

# hospitals - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Air Corps flies five air ambulance missions in 60 hours
# Air Ambulance
# Air Ambulance

Air Corps flies five air ambulance missions in 60 hours

Feb 23rd 2012, 4:32 PM 4,031 Views 15 Comments

Patients and HSE teams were carried between Casement Aerodrome and locations in England and the Czech Republic.

# hospitals - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Paediatric emergency ward overcrowding at 'alarming levels', warns health group
# Children
# Children

Paediatric emergency ward overcrowding at 'alarming levels', warns health group

Feb 22nd 2012, 8:15 AM 1,206 Views 12 Comments

The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine says paediatric emergency dept overcrowding has risen 700 per cent in three years.

# hospitals - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Almost 12,000 patients waiting on hospital procedures for more than 6 months
# Health
# Health

Almost 12,000 patients waiting on hospital procedures for more than 6 months

Feb 21st 2012, 10:00 AM 1,119 Views 8 Comments

The HSE’s report for December 2011 also showed that 62 posts – mostly in emergency medicine and psychiatry – need to be filled.

# hospitals - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Waterford hospital spent €7.1 million on agency staff over three years
# Waterford
# Waterford

Waterford hospital spent €7.1 million on agency staff over three years

Feb 16th 2012, 5:05 PM 3,299 Views 13 Comments

Waterford Regional Hospital went from spending €800,000 on agency staff in 2009 to €3.2 million in 2011 – but the health minister said this amount is not significant compared to other hospitals.

# hospitals - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

Daily Fix: Wednesday

Feb 15th 2012, 7:38 PM 4,946 Views 3 Comments

In today’s Fix: household charge campaign; health service ‘reduction’; and the best way to get onto a crowded bus…

# hospitals - Monday 6 February, 2012

Shortfall of doctors in Emergency Departments
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Shortfall of doctors in Emergency Departments

Feb 6th 2012, 12:43 PM 1,452 Views 17 Comments

A review by the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine shows there is an “unsafe deficit” within a certain grade in the Emergency Medicine tier, even after the recruitment of staff from abroad.

# hospitals - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Rates of MRSA drop to the lowest recorded in Ireland
# MRSA
# MRSA

Rates of MRSA drop to the lowest recorded in Ireland

Feb 5th 2012, 8:40 AM 3,447 Views 7 Comments

However, we still has a “relatively high” prevalence of the infection in comparison to the majority of European countries.

# hospitals - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Surgery waiting lists to be cut to 9 months by 2013 - Reilly
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Surgery waiting lists to be cut to 9 months by 2013 - Reilly

Jan 25th 2012, 5:30 PM 1,933 Views 26 Comments

The health minister has unveiled ambitious new plans for the Special Delivery Unit, lowering the maximum time for treatment.

# hospitals - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Handy new online map shows how far you are from a hospital
# Cartography
# Cartography

Handy new online map shows how far you are from a hospital

Jan 22nd 2012, 4:59 PM 7,735 Views 15 Comments

A map produced by an observatory based at NUI Maynooth will also show distribution of train stations or schools.

James Reilly to blame for rising health insurance costs - FF
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

James Reilly to blame for rising health insurance costs - FF

Jan 22nd 2012, 4:06 PM 2,538 Views 15 Comments

The Minister for Health should reverse a “dangerous” policy which is pricing people out of the health insurance market, a Fianna Fáil TD has said.

# hospitals - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

2011 worst year for number of patients on trolleys - INMO
# Health
# Health

2011 worst year for number of patients on trolleys - INMO

Jan 18th 2012, 10:53 AM 1,024 Views 25 Comments

Over 86,400 people were left on trolleys as 2,229 public beds remain closed.

# hospitals - Monday 16 January, 2012

Hospital patient receives $44million bill... by mistake
# Shock Therapy
# Shock Therapy

Hospital patient receives $44million bill... by mistake

Jan 16th 2012, 7:28 PM 6,693 Views 6 Comments

Pneumonia sufferer Alexis Rodriguez said he “almost had an asthma attack” after opening the bill from a New York hospital.

HSE to close 555 nursing home beds and cut hospital budgets
# Health
# Health

HSE to close 555 nursing home beds and cut hospital budgets

Jan 16th 2012, 12:56 PM 3,517 Views 52 Comments

The HSE has outlined how it will save €750 million over the next 12 months.

# hospitals - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

'All services' to continue at hospital clinic as quarter of jobs are cut
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

'All services' to continue at hospital clinic as quarter of jobs are cut

Jan 11th 2012, 3:13 PM 2,784 Views 24 Comments

Nurses have said the cut to Cavan and Monaghan outpatient departments will have a “devastating effect” on patient care.

# hospitals - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Ireland's health spending among highest in OECD
# Health Spending
# Health Spending

Ireland's health spending among highest in OECD

Dec 20th 2011, 7:00 AM 6,156 Views 28 Comments

As a portion of the government’s income, Ireland’s health spending is higher than many of the world’s developed countries.

# hospitals - Monday 19 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Dec 19th 2011, 7:52 PM 3,137 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: The fallout (not literally) from the death of Kim Jong-il; Ireland’s health under the microscope; and is it New Year’s resolution time already?

Ireland's vital signs: The nation's health over the last decade
# Health
# Health

Ireland's vital signs: The nation's health over the last decade

Dec 19th 2011, 6:33 PM 4,012 Views 6 Comments

New figures outline how Ireland’s health has changed over the last ten years. We’ve picked out what’s getting better – and what’s getting worse.

# hospitals - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

"No one will die" because of health cuts, says Minister
# Health
# Health

"No one will die" because of health cuts, says Minister

Dec 6th 2011, 1:18 PM 2,551 Views 80 Comments

In a radio interview this morning, Health Minister James Reilly has said that no one will die in Irish hospitals because of the cuts announced in yesterday’s Budget.

# hospitals - Friday 2 December, 2011

Column: How many people will austerity kill?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How many people will austerity kill?

Dec 2nd 2011, 7:47 AM 13 Views 34 Comments

The debate on the health service is a morass of figures. But cuts are life-or-death moral choices, writes Aaron McKenna.

# hospitals - Saturday 26 November, 2011

Column: My night in the emergency department
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: My night in the emergency department

Nov 26th 2011, 6:00 PM 1,471 Views 57 Comments

Hospital staff say emergency departments are in crisis – but how is the experience for patients? Clare Kleinedler writes about the night she found out…

# hospitals - Thursday 24 November, 2011

HSE chief executive to be questioned by TDs and senators
# Health Service
# Health Service

HSE chief executive to be questioned by TDs and senators

Nov 24th 2011, 8:48 AM 1,212 Views 5 Comments

Cathal Magee will face questions about the health service crisis when he appears before an Oireachtas committee.

# hospitals - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Dept of Health to give €3 million to hospitals - but "crisis situation" remains
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Dept of Health to give €3 million to hospitals - but "crisis situation" remains

Nov 15th 2011, 1:28 PM 1,157 Views 3 Comments

The general secretary of the INMO said the money is welcomed – but that Ireland’s Emergency Departments are in a “crisis situation”.

Column: ‘The system is sick’ – inside a hospital emergency department
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘The system is sick’ – inside a hospital emergency department

Nov 15th 2011, 7:30 AM 75 Views 49 Comments

Dozens of patients on trolleys and a handful of nurses struggling to keep up – emergency department nurse Anne Burke tells TheJournal.ie about a system in crisis.

# hospitals - Friday 11 November, 2011

'Shocked' residents battle to save Abbeyleix nursing unit from closure
# Abbeyleix
# Abbeyleix

'Shocked' residents battle to save Abbeyleix nursing unit from closure

Nov 11th 2011, 1:04 PM 816 Views 21 Comments

Closing the unit down will unfairly target its vulnerable and elderly residents, leaders of the campaign told TheJournal.ie.

# hospitals - Sunday 30 October, 2011

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Oct 30th 2011, 11:00 AM 62 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# hospitals - Friday 21 October, 2011

Hospitals told to improve fee collections - or face sanctions
# Health
# Health

Hospitals told to improve fee collections - or face sanctions

Oct 21st 2011, 9:27 AM 234 Views 2 Comments

Hospitals are currently owed more than €200 million in relation to patient private charges – €85 million of which is caused by consultants not signing off on insurance claims.

# hospitals - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Please don't send patients here, hospital department tells GPs
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Please don't send patients here, hospital department tells GPs

Oct 20th 2011, 12:49 PM 769 Views 10 Comments

The dermatology department at a Limerick hospital has urged local GPs to refer patients elsewhere “in the interest of safety”.