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#Hospitals

# 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 836 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 838 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 525 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 536 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 380 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 681 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 1,052 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 1,310 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 1,100 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 179 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 437 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 454 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 181 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 2,745 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 527 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 434 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 1,122 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 817 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 564 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 413 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 884 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 374 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 355 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 747 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 718 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 799 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 363 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

Column: 'I once worked an 80-hour shift' - a junior doctor's story
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'I once worked an 80-hour shift' - a junior doctor's story

Jul 1st 2011, 11:19 AM 1,012 Views 32 Comments

One young medic describes the sometimes nightmarish world of hospital staff shortages to TheJournal.ie.

# hospitals - Monday 27 June, 2011

Anger over Roscommon hospital downgrade
# Anger
# Anger

Anger over Roscommon hospital downgrade

Jun 27th 2011, 8:42 PM 433 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach has confirmed that the hospital’s emergency department will no longer be 24/7.

# hospitals - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Medical emergency! There's a Father Jack on ward three
# In-feck-tious
From The Daily Edge
# In-feck-tious

Medical emergency! There's a Father Jack on ward three

Jun 16th 2011, 2:57 PM 2,247 Views 5 Comments

Doctors are naming troublesome patients after foul-mouthed Fr Jack Hackett, a list of hospital slang reveals.

# hospitals - Monday 13 June, 2011

Column: I died, but they brought me back - an MRSA survivor's story
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I died, but they brought me back - an MRSA survivor's story

Jun 13th 2011, 10:45 AM 460 Views 4 Comments

Tony Kavanagh’s life as he knew it ended when a routine operation left him with MRSA. He tells TheJournal.ie about going from a thriving business career to the brink of death.

# hospitals - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

# hospitals - Saturday 16 April, 2011

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# hospitals - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

# hospitals - Monday 14 March, 2011

Row between HSE and agency staff could affect surgeries
# HSE
# HSE

Row between HSE and agency staff could affect surgeries

Mar 14th 2011, 7:44 PM 898 Views 0 Comments

Agency staff at hospitals have been advised not to present themselves for works after the HSE announced plans to cut their rate of pay.

"There is no food" - patients left without rations in quake-stricken Japanese hospitals
# Japan
# Japan

"There is no food" - patients left without rations in quake-stricken Japanese hospitals

Mar 14th 2011, 9:24 AM 950 Views 0 Comments

Some hospitals have been left without food, power or running water.