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# Hospitals
Health service 'reaching breaking point' over doctor shortages
The warning comes as it emerged just 60 of nearly 300 doctors recruited from India and Pakistan have been registered to begin working.
# Trolleywatch
6,624 people on hospital trolleys last month
The number of people on trolleys rose 106 per cent between August 2007 and 2011.
Column: Dying with dignity is a right, not a privilege
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
Some non-critical facilities to be moved from Galway hospital
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.
HIQA investigations cost more than €1 million
The four investigations were carried out by the Health Information and Quality Authority.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
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..
# Hospitals
HSE agency staff ban 'will force more shutdowns like Roscommon'
Emergency departments in several more smaller hospitals could be forced to close, a medical association has warned.
HSE is now €208 million over budget
The latest HSE performance report shows the extent of the overspend for the first six months of the year.
# Catholic Church
Catholic Church apologises for forced adoptions in Australia
Mothers have described being shackled and sedated as their newborn children were taken away in Church-run hospitals.
# Hospitals
Fourth person dies at UK hospital as nurse is arrested
The patients died after blood-sugar drug insulin was added to containers of saline solution at the Manchester facility.
# Doctors
Rise in number of complaints against doctors
The Irish Medical Council said there was a 22 per cent increase in complaints last year.
# Hospitals
Three die in hospital where drips were contaminated with insulin
Police in the northwest of England are searching for the person who tampered with the saline drips.
HSE reinforces hiring freeze after €170million overspend
The executive will only fill the most critical of vacancies as it battles to avoid financial disaster.
HSE: Hospitals have overspent by €120m so far this year
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
Alcohol-related illness costs Irish hospitals €800 million in five years
Young to middle-aged men were the most likely to spend the night in hospital because of alcohol-related health problems.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
In today’s Fix: leaked NOTW audio; the end of an era for NASA’s shuttles; and no more casual Fridays at the Dáil…
# Hospitals
Downsizing of small hospitals 'not yet agreed', says Reilly
The Health Minister insisted plans to reduce services at regional hospitals are still “being discussed”.
# Health
Trolley watch: the most depressing updates you'll get today?
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.
# Patients
Protest at Tallaght hospital in solidarity with staff
Demonstrators say the facility is seriously under resourced. Meanwhile a protest about Roscommon County Hospital is planned for Leinster House for Wednesday.
Column: 'I once worked an 80-hour shift' - a junior doctor's story
One young medic describes the sometimes nightmarish world of hospital staff shortages to
# Anger
Anger over Roscommon hospital downgrade
The Taoiseach has confirmed that the hospital’s emergency department will no longer be 24/7.
# in-feck-tious
Medical emergency! There's a Father Jack on ward three
Doctors are naming troublesome patients after foul-mouthed Fr Jack Hackett, a list of hospital slang reveals.
Column: I died, but they brought me back - an MRSA survivor's story
Tony Kavanagh’s life as he knew it ended when a routine operation left him with MRSA. He tells about going from a thriving business career to the brink of death.
The 9 at 9: Saturday
Nine things you need to know before 9am: Gardaí make five arrests in relation to a massive drugs haul; good news for cash-strapped ESB customers; presidential elections in Nigeria; and Stephen Fry is prepared to go to prison.
The 9 at 9: Tuesday
Nine things you need to know by 9am: 2,000 jobs to go at AIB, Japan declares the maximum nuclear alert level at Fukushima, and the demise of the Coco Pops mascot?
Row between HSE and agency staff could affect surgeries
Agency staff at hospitals have been advised not to present themselves for works after the HSE announced plans to cut their rate of pay.
# Japan
"There is no food" - patients left without rations in quake-stricken Japanese hospitals
Some hospitals have been left without food, power or running water.
# Health
2010 was the worst year for overcrowding in hospitals
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says the problem has increased by over a third over the past five years.
# Swine Flu
Swine flu rates have doubled again
The Health Protection Surveillance Unit warns that the bug is here to stay for at least a few more weeks.
# Swine Flu
HSE orders 100,000 extra flu vaccines
Meanwhile, Fine Gael’s health spokesman has warned that overcrowding in hospitals will cause infections to spread rapidly and will gravely endanger the lives of the seriously ill.
# Hospitals
2,000 attend Portiuncula hospital protest
Human chain formed in opposition to downgrading – which the HSE says is not planned.
# HSE Fail
Mental health services in freefall
20% of psychiatric nurses have retired.