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#Hospitals

# 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 25 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 1,481 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 1,220 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 1,163 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 79 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 826 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 69 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 243 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 776 Views 10 Comments

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

# hospitals - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Government to outsource senior management positions at two hospitals
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Government to outsource senior management positions at two hospitals

Oct 19th 2011, 3:13 PM 841 Views 9 Comments

James Reilly says he had tried to fill vacancies at hospitals in Galway and Limerick internally, before considering external candidates.

# hospitals - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Emergency department shutdown 'will worsen overcrowding' in Cork
# Closure
# Closure

Emergency department shutdown 'will worsen overcrowding' in Cork

Oct 13th 2011, 6:28 PM 860 Views 9 Comments

A local doctor has expressed fears over the closure at the city’s South Infirmary, which was announced today.

# hospitals - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Overcrowding making conditions "almost unbearable" in Galway hospital - INMO
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Overcrowding making conditions "almost unbearable" in Galway hospital - INMO

Oct 11th 2011, 6:17 PM 532 Views 13 Comments

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says a bed capacity problem means an urgent need to re-open closed benches.

# hospitals - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Protesters bid to save Loughlinstown emergency department
# Protest
# Protest

Protesters bid to save Loughlinstown emergency department

Oct 8th 2011, 5:59 PM 556 Views 20 Comments

Emergency 24-hour care at the hospital is due to be suspended, in the same way as in Roscommon.

# hospitals - Thursday 6 October, 2011

28 beds to be cut at Blanchardstown to keep hospital under budget
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

28 beds to be cut at Blanchardstown to keep hospital under budget

Oct 6th 2011, 12:35 PM 383 Views 5 Comments

Staff at Connolly Hospital are told the hospital is €5m over budget – and that 28 beds must be cut in order to lower costs.

# hospitals - Monday 26 September, 2011

Simple change to hospital management could save hundreds of lives - doctors
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Simple change to hospital management could save hundreds of lives - doctors

Sep 26th 2011, 3:34 PM 691 Views 18 Comments

The Irish Association of Emergency Medicine believes changing the management of emergency departments could save hundreds of lives.

# hospitals - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

HSE spends €80,000 housing Asian doctors - but many cannot work
# Junior Doctors
# Junior Doctors

HSE spends €80,000 housing Asian doctors - but many cannot work

Sep 21st 2011, 8:54 AM 1,066 Views 16 Comments

Almost half the junior doctors recruited in India and Pakistan earlier this year have not been able to join hospital teams.

# hospitals - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Almost 2,000 near miss incidents and security events at Crumlin
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Almost 2,000 near miss incidents and security events at Crumlin

Sep 8th 2011, 7:32 PM 1,319 Views 2 Comments

There were 251 complaints and 1,954 near miss/incidents and security events at the hospital between the months of January and September 2010, according to reports.

# hospitals - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Health service 'reaching breaking point' over doctor shortages
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Health service 'reaching breaking point' over doctor shortages

Sep 7th 2011, 1:09 PM 1,108 Views 14 Comments

The warning comes as it emerged just 60 of nearly 300 doctors recruited from India and Pakistan have been registered to begin working.

# hospitals - Monday 5 September, 2011

6,624 people on hospital trolleys last month
# Trolleywatch
# Trolleywatch

6,624 people on hospital trolleys last month

Sep 5th 2011, 12:45 PM 190 Views 5 Comments

The number of people on trolleys rose 106 per cent between August 2007 and 2011.

# hospitals - Saturday 3 September, 2011

Column: Dying with dignity is a right, not a privilege
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Dying with dignity is a right, not a privilege

Sep 3rd 2011, 9:34 AM 453 Views 11 Comments

We all hope for a good death – but in the current system not many of us will get one, writes Sharon Foley of the Irish Hospice Foundation.

# hospitals - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Some non-critical facilities to be moved from Galway hospital
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Some non-critical facilities to be moved from Galway hospital

Aug 31st 2011, 2:47 PM 471 Views 4 Comments

Services within the HSE West hospital structure are to be re-balanced in a bid to reduce waiting times at University Hospital Galway, with some non-critical facilities to be moved within the month.

# hospitals - Friday 12 August, 2011

HIQA investigations cost more than €1 million
# HIQA
# HIQA

HIQA investigations cost more than €1 million

Aug 12th 2011, 10:02 AM 187 Views 4 Comments

The four investigations were carried out by the Health Information and Quality Authority.

# hospitals - Sunday 7 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Aug 7th 2011, 7:56 PM 2,755 Views 20 Comments

In today’s Fix: Fears of more violence in London, the return of ‘Doctor Doom’ and how having 200 TV channels is now officially a human right..

HSE agency staff ban 'will force more shutdowns like Roscommon'
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

HSE agency staff ban 'will force more shutdowns like Roscommon'

Aug 7th 2011, 6:33 PM 536 Views 14 Comments

Emergency departments in several more smaller hospitals could be forced to close, a medical association has warned.

# hospitals - Thursday 4 August, 2011

HSE is now €208 million over budget
# HSE
# HSE

HSE is now €208 million over budget

Aug 4th 2011, 6:21 PM 441 Views 9 Comments

The latest HSE performance report shows the extent of the overspend for the first six months of the year.

# hospitals - Friday 29 July, 2011

# hospitals - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Catholic Church apologises for forced adoptions in Australia
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Catholic Church apologises for forced adoptions in Australia

Jul 26th 2011, 10:31 AM 1,129 Views 15 Comments

Mothers have described being shackled and sedated as their newborn children were taken away in Church-run hospitals.

# hospitals - Thursday 21 July, 2011

Fourth person dies at UK hospital as nurse is arrested
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Fourth person dies at UK hospital as nurse is arrested

Jul 21st 2011, 1:57 PM 827 Views 5 Comments

The patients died after blood-sugar drug insulin was added to containers of saline solution at the Manchester facility.

# hospitals - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Rise in number of complaints against doctors
# Doctors
# Doctors

Rise in number of complaints against doctors

Jul 20th 2011, 12:20 PM 573 Views 3 Comments

The Irish Medical Council said there was a 22 per cent increase in complaints last year.

# hospitals - Saturday 16 July, 2011

Three die in hospital where drips were contaminated with insulin
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Three die in hospital where drips were contaminated with insulin

Jul 16th 2011, 6:33 PM 421 Views 1 Comment

Police in the northwest of England are searching for the person who tampered with the saline drips.

# hospitals - Friday 15 July, 2011

HSE reinforces hiring freeze after €170million overspend
# HSE
# HSE

HSE reinforces hiring freeze after €170million overspend

Jul 15th 2011, 9:06 AM 894 Views 2 Comments

The executive will only fill the most critical of vacancies as it battles to avoid financial disaster.

# hospitals - Thursday 14 July, 2011

HSE: Hospitals have overspent by €120m so far this year
# HSE
# HSE

HSE: Hospitals have overspent by €120m so far this year

Jul 14th 2011, 9:43 PM 386 Views 9 Comments

A new HSE performance report shows that it has overspent its budget by €170 million up to the end of May – with most of that being overspent by hospitals.

Alcohol-related illness costs Irish hospitals €800 million in five years
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Alcohol-related illness costs Irish hospitals €800 million in five years

Jul 14th 2011, 7:29 PM 358 Views 8 Comments

Young to middle-aged men were the most likely to spend the night in hospital because of alcohol-related health problems.

# hospitals - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

# hospitals - Friday 8 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Jul 8th 2011, 7:33 PM 758 Views 0 Comments

In today’s Fix: leaked NOTW audio; the end of an era for NASA’s shuttles; and no more casual Fridays at the Dáil…

Downsizing of small hospitals 'not yet agreed', says Reilly
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Downsizing of small hospitals 'not yet agreed', says Reilly

Jul 8th 2011, 4:56 PM 731 Views 21 Comments

The Health Minister insisted plans to reduce services at regional hospitals are still “being discussed”.

# hospitals - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Trolley watch: the most depressing updates you'll get today?
# Health
# Health

Trolley watch: the most depressing updates you'll get today?

Jul 6th 2011, 1:08 PM 820 Views 2 Comments

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation new mobile phone updater allows you to see how many patients are on trolleys around the country at any given time. It makes for stark reading.

# hospitals - Saturday 2 July, 2011

Protest at Tallaght hospital in solidarity with staff
# Patients
# Patients

Protest at Tallaght hospital in solidarity with staff

Jul 2nd 2011, 6:42 PM 375 Views 2 Comments

Demonstrators say the facility is seriously under resourced. Meanwhile a protest about Roscommon County Hospital is planned for Leinster House for Wednesday.

# hospitals - Friday 1 July, 2011