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# Hospitals

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2022
Russia says it could target Western arms supplies to Ukraine
Earlier Ukraine’s foreign ministry said a mosque sheltering 80 civilians was shelled in Mariupol.
Mater Hospital asks public to avoid emergency department as Covid-19 patients rise
Nearly 600 people were waiting in hospitals around the country for a bed this morning.
Consultants association warns of long waiting lists for bowel disease treatment
The IHCA is calling for the government to address a shortage of consultants.
The Explainer: Healthcare staff on what it's like working during the Omicron wave
Click to listen to a GP, a paramedic, an emergency medicine consultant, and the head of an intensive care unit talk about how our hospitals are coping with the Omicron wave.
NI Health Minister requests military aid to help relieve Covid pressure in hospitals
This morning, there were 439 Covid-positive patients in hospital in Northern Ireland.
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Fewer days in isolation and more antigen testing: Department of Health releases new testing regime
There are 287 patients on trolleys in hospitals around the country today.
There are 287 patients on trolleys in hospitals around the country today.
As of 8am yesterday morning, 586 people were in hospital with Covid-19, 93 of whom were in ICU.
Increased visitor restrictions are in place at a Limerick maternity hospital following a Covid-19 outbreak.
Coronavirus: 16,428 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 22 deaths notified in the past week
Paramedics told to bypass Wexford Hospital after it was overrun by unprecedented patient numbers
Three elective hospitals to be developed in Cork, Galway and Dublin to help tackle waiting lists
It is estimated that they will cater for up to 940,000 planned procedures and operations every year.
Number of patients on hospital trolleys hits highest level since pandemic began
Today’s trolley figures have returned to similar pre-pandemic figures hit in 2019.
Opinion: Listen to our mothers - fresh air and ventilation can prevent virus spread in hospitals
Prof Hilary Humphreys says too many of our hospitals in Ireland are cluttered and cramped which does not help containment of viruses.
Healthcare worker absences due to Covid-19 at highest level since January
The HSE’s Paul Reid said this afternoon that the healthcare system is “under very significant pressure”.
Hospitals to require visitors to show proof of Covid vaccination or immunity from Monday
Frontline staff have welcomed the change, saying it was “ridiculous” that people had to show a Covid cert to enter a café but not an ICU.
'It's not really true' that increasing ICU beds will make Covid situation better, HSE CEO says
Health officials yesterday confirmed 1,631 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
HSE preparing for influx of Covid patients and warns that up to 2,000 could be hospitalised
There are currently 513 in hospitals with the disease.
'Staff are beyond breaking point': Government accused of leaving health service vulnerable
Taoiseach Micheal Martin said said that close to 938 beds are to be ‘delivered’ by the end of the year.
HSE's Dr Colm Henry: 'We’re heading into a difficult winter, there’s no doubt about that'
However, he said situation in the health system is “different” than last year.
Increase in number of patients accidentally exposed to ionising radiation in hospitals
The most common error reported to Hiqa in 2020 involved exposure to the wrong person.
New draft guidelines say maternity restrictions should be 'minimum' needed to curb virus
Senior health sources say new guidelines would allow partners to stay all through labour and birth in single-occupancy rooms.
Transplant patients urged to get vaccinated due to 'high risk' of infection
Organ Donation and Transplant Ireland said today that patients who are unvaccinated are at very high risk of infection.
Covid-19 patients have 'disproportionate' impact on health system as hospitalisations rise
30,000 teenagers aged 12 to 15 have received a first vaccine dose.
Warning of further surgery cancellations in Northern Ireland as Covid ICU pressures mount
There are concerns over the numbers of unvaccinated young people and pregnant women being admitted.
HSE chief says roadmap to easing maternity hospital restrictions 'would be valuable'
There has been criticism in recent months of the different approaches taken by maternity hospitals.
Hospital chief hits back at union’s claim patient overcrowding situation is 'out of control'
The UH Limerick CEO said the INMO claims were “disappointing” and “incorrect”.
More storms on the way in UK after almost a month’s rain falls on London in a day
One hospital had to cancel all planned surgery and outpatient appointments due to flooding.
Bonus for healthcare staff for their work during the pandemic being 'actively considered'
The Taoiseach did not say if it will be a monetary bonus or additional leave, but said the public expendture minister is looking at all options.
Hospitals told to allow wider access to maternity partners during pregnancy care
The HSE is altering the visiting policy for partners during maternity care.
'Nothing has changed': Continued calls for easing of maternity partner restrictions
Activists want partners to be permitted in maternity units for all stages of labour.
Risk patients' medical data affected by HSE ransomware attack 'will be abused', government warns
Since Friday, the health and security arms of Government have been scrambling to take control of the situation.
HSE won't comment on ransom figure, as other departments take precautions after cyber attack
The Department of Health was impacted by the cyber attack on Friday, but has not been targeted by a fresh attack today.
Hackers have reportedly demanded millions of euro from the HSE, but the exact figure has not been confirmed
The Department of Health was impacted by the cyber attack on Friday, but has not been targeted by a fresh attack today
The HSE has said that the disruption will likely continue 'well into the coming week'
'Safe and steady' progress made as HSE attempts to regain control of IT system
Explainer: What is a ransomware attack and why has the HSE been targeted?
'Safe and steady' progress made as HSE attempts to regain control of IT system
Daily Covid-19 figures are not available as a result of the cyber attack.
The Covid-19 vaccination programme continues as normal, but daily case numbers are not available
Thousands more appointments could be cancelled next week
A ransom has been sought but will not be paid
HSE confirms ransom has been sought over cyber attack but says it will not be paid
Explainer: What is a ransomware attack and why has the HSE been targeted?
HSE confirms ransom has been sought over cyber attack but says it will not be paid
HSE chief Paul Reid said it was “quite a sophisticated” attack, and a “major incident”.
HSE to cancel health appointments on Monday if the ransomware attack isn't resolved by then, with some appointments already postponed.
A list of health services that have and have not been affected by the cyber attack today has been published.
The vaccination programme has not been affected, and Covid-19 tests are still to go ahead at walk-in centres.
Explainer: What is a ransomware attack and why has the HSE been targeted?
Covid-19: GP and close contact referral system down, patients advised to attend walk-in centres
Explainer: What is a ransomware attack and why has the HSE been targeted?
The HSE’s IT systems have been shut down following a “significant” cyber attack.
HSE cyber attack: what services are affected and which ones are still working?
An IT shutdown has had an impact on wider operations today.
Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 falls to below 100 for first time since September
HSE CEO Paul Reid said that it was a clear demonstration of the effect of the vaccine.
More than 250k vaccines administered in one week, as hospitalisations drop to 106
It is still unclear if expenditure on PPE and other equipment will taper off as the vaccination programme progresses.
Ireland's hospitals are more overcrowded than at any point since pandemic began, INMO warns
376 admitted patients went without beds across Ireland this morning.
Vaccine registration opens to people aged 50-59 on phased basis from today
59-year-olds can now register online for their vaccine.
Why are restrictions still in place for partners at maternity units and when are they likely to change?
Partners should be able to attend maternity appointments now – due to a fall in cases and the vaccination of healthcare staff.
Covid-19 hospital figures drop below 150
There are 47 people in intensive care.
Covid-19: 173 patients being treated in hospital
46 people are in ICU.
213 patients with a confirmed Covid-19 case in hospital
Over 1,045,000 vaccine doses have been administered in Ireland.