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#Hospitals

# hospitals - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

'Grave concerns' over controversial HSE plan to fire hospital staff
# Cuts
# Cuts

'Grave concerns' over controversial HSE plan to fire hospital staff

Aug 22nd 2012, 12:42 PM 7,256 Views 40 Comments

The HSE has produced a report which proposes getting rid of all agency staff in three hospitals – but the plan has drawn harsh criticism.

# hospitals - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Ambulance cuts "putting lives at risk"
# Ambulance
# Ambulance

Ambulance cuts "putting lives at risk"

Aug 16th 2012, 2:27 PM 5,024 Views 34 Comments

A Dublin TD has said that reduction in ambulance services in Dublin could put lives at risk.

# hospitals - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Patients angered by Michael Ring's Olympic homecoming comments
# Health Crisis
# Health Crisis

Patients angered by Michael Ring's Olympic homecoming comments

Aug 14th 2012, 12:39 PM 11,820 Views 54 Comments

Sports Minister said his comments at Team Ireland homecoming about money spent on sport being “better than putting it into hospitals” was meant to highlight importance of exercise in keeping nation healthy.

# hospitals - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Minister for Health "winning the war on trolley numbers"
# Health
# Health

Minister for Health "winning the war on trolley numbers"

Jul 24th 2012, 1:50 PM 3,169 Views 36 Comments

New figures show that there were almost 10,000 fewer people on trolleys so far this year.

# hospitals - Friday 22 June, 2012

# hospitals - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Top performing hospitals, levels of absenteeism - HSE figures revealed
# Performance
# Performance

Top performing hospitals, levels of absenteeism - HSE figures revealed

Jun 7th 2012, 10:31 AM 3,273 Views 12 Comments

The latest HSE performance report evaluates hospitals’ discharge and admission rates, as well as response times and lengths of stay.

"Too many people waiting far too long" - 200,000 on hospital waiting lists
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

"Too many people waiting far too long" - 200,000 on hospital waiting lists

Jun 7th 2012, 9:31 AM 1,925 Views 12 Comments

A total of 806 people have been waiting more than four years for consultant appointments…

# hospitals - Monday 28 May, 2012

Emergency medics demand commitment to solve overcrowding 'once and for all'
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Emergency medics demand commitment to solve overcrowding 'once and for all'

May 28th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,027 Views 9 Comments

If Tallaght can change procedures within three days to cut waiting times, the IAEM says, so can other hospitals.

# hospitals - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Report on Tallaght Hospital describes emergency department as "unacceptable"
# HIQA
# HIQA

Report on Tallaght Hospital describes emergency department as "unacceptable"

May 17th 2012, 11:07 AM 2,823 Views 21 Comments

Health watchdog HIQA found that over 80 per cent of patients in the emergency department were kept on a corridor and had to wait around 13 hours for a bed.

# 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 2,958 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 683 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 3,276 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 3,996 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 4,785 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 2,175 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 2,471 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 1,241 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 5,663 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 3,119 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 5,107 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 4,041 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 1,211 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 1,125 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 3,307 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 4,953 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 1,464 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 3,457 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 1,943 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 7,791 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 2,548 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 1,031 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 6,709 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 3,532 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 2,793 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 6,168 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 3,146 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 4,023 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 2,558 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.