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#Hospitals

# hospitals - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Donnelly says vaccine timeframe is 'realistic' as 217 people with Covid-19 in ICUs
# Hospital Capacity
# Hospital Capacity

Donnelly says vaccine timeframe is 'realistic' as 217 people with Covid-19 in ICUs

Jan 27th 2021, 1:12 PM 25,394 Views 40 Comments

The Health Minister said today that he still thinks it’s realistic to expect all adults to be offered a Covid vaccine by September.

# hospitals - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

There are 1,823 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and 216 people in ICU
# Hospital Capacity
# Hospital Capacity

There are 1,823 people with Covid-19 in hospital, and 216 people in ICU

Jan 26th 2021, 12:22 PM 13,193 Views 10 Comments

Prof Philip Nolan has said that he expects hospital admissions to “remain very high for weeks”.

# hospitals - Friday 22 January, 2021

'Is the care of the same standard? No': Hospitals under pressure as ICU capacity approaches surge limit
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Is the care of the same standard? No': Hospitals under pressure as ICU capacity approaches surge limit

Updated Jan 22nd 2021, 1:00 PM 54,232 Views 83 Comments
  • Paul Reid said that transmission is "extremely different", with whole families getting sick from Covid-19.
  • An Oireachtas Committee heard that over 6,500 workers in acute hospitals are currently on sick leave.
  • There have been 523 Covid deaths in January, with the CMO predicting that this could rise up to 1,000.

# hospitals - Thursday 21 January, 2021

'A real concern': A third of patients with Covid-19 in hospital contracted the virus while on wards, says Tánaiste
# Outbreaks
# Outbreaks

'A real concern': A third of patients with Covid-19 in hospital contracted the virus while on wards, says Tánaiste

Jan 21st 2021, 1:30 PM 27,629 Views 42 Comments

‘They didn’t come in Covid positive, they picked up Covid while in the hospital,’ said Leo Varadkar.

# hospitals - Monday 18 January, 2021

Standby list of frontline healthcare workers should be in place for any leftover vaccines, HSE says
# Prioritisation
# Prioritisation

Standby list of frontline healthcare workers should be in place for any leftover vaccines, HSE says

Jan 18th 2021, 3:46 PM 15,010 Views 25 Comments

A HSE document says “every effort should be made” to ensure vaccines are given to frontline healthcare workers.

# hospitals - Sunday 17 January, 2021

There are 1,923 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 195 of those in ICU
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

There are 1,923 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 195 of those in ICU

Jan 17th 2021, 11:52 AM 25,313 Views 71 Comments

There were 60 deaths and a further 3,231 cases of Covid-19 announced yesterday.

# hospitals - Saturday 16 January, 2021

'Beyond belief': HSE chief says Beacon Hospital should reconsider stance against signing surge capacity deal
# Surge Capacity
# Surge Capacity

'Beyond belief': HSE chief says Beacon Hospital should reconsider stance against signing surge capacity deal

Jan 16th 2021, 2:07 PM 108,611 Views 123 Comments

The Beacon has chosen not to join a surge capacity agreement between private hospitals and the HSE.

# hospitals - Friday 15 January, 2021

1,846 people with Covid-19 in hospital, latest figures show
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

1,846 people with Covid-19 in hospital, latest figures show

Jan 15th 2021, 9:15 AM 37,756 Views 64 Comments
  • Paul Reid said virus is still "hugely prevalent".
  • Daily vaccination figures will be released from 25 January.
  • 44% of all Covid-19 cases were reported in the past 14 days.

# hospitals - Thursday 14 January, 2021

1,792 Covid-19 patients in hospital as figure continues to surpass double previous peak
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

1,792 Covid-19 patients in hospital as figure continues to surpass double previous peak

Jan 14th 2021, 9:45 AM 47,001 Views 91 Comments

The number of people in hospital is now more than twice that of the previous pandemic peak.

# hospitals - Monday 11 January, 2021

O'Neill warns North is experiencing 'worst-case scenario' as hospital admissions set to surge
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

O'Neill warns North is experiencing 'worst-case scenario' as hospital admissions set to surge

Updated Jan 11th 2021, 2:20 PM 21,575 Views 5 Comments

Health chiefs warned that the number of Covid-19 patients being treated in hospital could double by the third week in January.

# hospitals - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

921 now in hospital with Covid-19 as patient numbers exceed April 2020 peak
# Third Wave
# Third Wave

921 now in hospital with Covid-19 as patient numbers exceed April 2020 peak

Jan 6th 2021, 8:50 AM 45,670 Views 61 Comments

On 15 April, 881 people with Covid-19 were in hospital.

# hospitals - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says

Dec 31st 2020, 2:28 PM 10,648 Views 36 Comments

The organisation said hospital overcrowding is “unacceptable at the best of times, but it is doubly so when dealing with a contagious virus”.

# hospitals - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Queues of ambulances form outside Northern Ireland's over-capacity hospitals
# Pressure Mounting
# Pressure Mounting

Queues of ambulances form outside Northern Ireland's over-capacity hospitals

Dec 15th 2020, 7:45 PM 32,555 Views 24 Comments

The health minister is set to bring proposals for fresh Covid-19 restrictions to the executive on Thursday.

# hospitals - Saturday 14 November, 2020

'Encouraging news': Covid-19 hospitalisations fall compared to start of Level Five
# Patients
# Patients

'Encouraging news': Covid-19 hospitalisations fall compared to start of Level Five

Nov 14th 2020, 2:45 PM 30,287 Views 36 Comments

Currently, there are 254 patients with Covid-19 in hospital, with 35 in ICU.

# hospitals - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Hospital outbreaks: 161 staff in Limerick out of work due to Covid-19
# Covid19
# Covid19

Hospital outbreaks: 161 staff in Limerick out of work due to Covid-19

Nov 12th 2020, 4:53 PM 28,645 Views 22 Comments

The HSE also confirmed there are 77 staff unavailable for work in Naas, either due to a positive result or because they are a close contact of a confirmed case.

# hospitals - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Paris hospitals near capacity after upsurge in coronavirus cases
# France
# France

Paris hospitals near capacity after upsurge in coronavirus cases

Nov 5th 2020, 7:13 PM 25,786 Views 33 Comments

France is currently in a partial lockdown to try and reduce Covid-19 numbers.

# hospitals - Monday 26 October, 2020

Highest number of Covid-19 patients in hospital and ICU since end of May
# Hospital
# Hospital

Highest number of Covid-19 patients in hospital and ICU since end of May

Oct 26th 2020, 1:12 PM 54,404 Views 106 Comments

There are 344 people in hospital and 39 in ICU.

# hospitals - Saturday 24 October, 2020

US sets coronavirus infection record as deaths climb towards 224,000
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

US sets coronavirus infection record as deaths climb towards 224,000

Updated Oct 24th 2020, 1:30 PM 54,908 Views 34 Comments

Several states are reeling as the virus continues to spread.

# hospitals - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Covid-19: Zero ICU beds available in nine acute hospitals across Ireland
# Capacity
# Capacity

Covid-19: Zero ICU beds available in nine acute hospitals across Ireland

Oct 15th 2020, 8:10 AM 76,313 Views 109 Comments

It comes after health officials confirmed 1.095 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland and five further deaths.

# hospitals - Thursday 24 September, 2020

'Exhausted' healthcare workers worry about long winter as Covid-19 hospital numbers rise
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Exhausted' healthcare workers worry about long winter as Covid-19 hospital numbers rise

Sep 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 16,966 Views 37 Comments

Doctors treating patients with the disease have said the severity of the illness for those admitted to hospital has not changed.

# hospitals - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Patients with respiratory illness to be tested for Covid-19 'irrespective of community levels' during flu season
# Winter Flu
# Winter Flu

Patients with respiratory illness to be tested for Covid-19 'irrespective of community levels' during flu season

Sep 8th 2020, 1:44 PM 28,884 Views 8 Comments

The HSPC also outlined testing recommendations for a number of settings including nursing homes and workplaces.

# hospitals - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

'We're sleepwalking back to mass overcrowding': 221 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals
# Winter Plan
# Winter Plan

'We're sleepwalking back to mass overcrowding': 221 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals

Sep 2nd 2020, 5:08 PM 24,743 Views 27 Comments

The INMO has warned that overcrowding and Covid-19 make for a ‘toxic combination’.

# hospitals - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Over 600,000 people waiting for first outpatient consultation
# Public Hospitals
# Public Hospitals

Over 600,000 people waiting for first outpatient consultation

Aug 15th 2020, 7:43 AM 22,508 Views 64 Comments

Delays created by the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted in a backlog of cases.

# hospitals - Friday 10 July, 2020

Over 584,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Over 584,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month

Jul 10th 2020, 9:14 PM 9,681 Views 26 Comments

The public health service has come under pressure in recent months as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# hospitals - Thursday 25 June, 2020

FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world?
# INMO
# INMO

FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world?

Jun 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 32,148 Views 44 Comments

The claim was made by INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha.

# hospitals - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Number of people attending Irish emergency departments begins to creep up as Covid fears lower
# Coming Back
# Coming Back

Number of people attending Irish emergency departments begins to creep up as Covid fears lower

May 24th 2020, 12:25 PM 19,278 Views 25 Comments

Mass testing of nursing home residents and staff at the facilities is also now complete.

# hospitals - Friday 22 May, 2020

Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year

May 22nd 2020, 6:00 AM 11,166 Views 16 Comments

The average number of daily ED attendances at the end of March was approximately half what it was at the beginning of March.

# hospitals - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Dr Gabrielle Colleran: 'We cannot tolerate elderly patients lying on trolleys when Covid-19 is still a threat'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Dr Gabrielle Colleran: 'We cannot tolerate elderly patients lying on trolleys when Covid-19 is still a threat'

May 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,943 Views 6 Comments

Dr Gabrielle Colleran of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association says healthcare will have to take on a very different shape in the coming months.

# hospitals - Monday 27 April, 2020

Consultant says private hospital contract is ‘a bad deal’ for taxpayers
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Consultant says private hospital contract is ‘a bad deal’ for taxpayers

Apr 27th 2020, 12:59 PM 36,671 Views 85 Comments

Last month the government reached an agreement with private hospitals to use all of their facilities during the Covid-19 crisis.

# hospitals - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Hospitals treating over 700 coronavirus cases, with 320 patients awaiting results
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Hospitals treating over 700 coronavirus cases, with 320 patients awaiting results

Apr 22nd 2020, 10:18 AM 20,819 Views 27 Comments

The report issued last night shows there are 320 suspected cases in hospitals that are awaiting test results.

# hospitals - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Holohan urges people to seek help if they need it after seeing empty waiting rooms during his hospital admission
# Chief Medical Officer
# Chief Medical Officer

Holohan urges people to seek help if they need it after seeing empty waiting rooms during his hospital admission

Apr 2nd 2020, 6:29 PM 74,691 Views 74 Comments

He said hospitals are not just for Covid-19 patients.

# hospitals - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

First patients arrive at Citywest self-isolation centre as Harris warns of 'very significant pressure' on hospitals
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

First patients arrive at Citywest self-isolation centre as Harris warns of 'very significant pressure' on hospitals

Apr 1st 2020, 5:16 PM 67,183 Views 52 Comments

Similar centres will be set up around the country.

# hospitals - Saturday 28 March, 2020

'My flatmates moved out': Young nurses describe stresses at home over fears about Covid-19
# HOME LIFE
# HOME LIFE

'My flatmates moved out': Young nurses describe stresses at home over fears about Covid-19

Mar 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 55,151 Views 85 Comments

For some nurses, it can be hard to escape talk of the coronavirus – even at home.

# hospitals - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Private hospitals will be made public for duration of coronavirus pandemic
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Private hospitals will be made public for duration of coronavirus pandemic

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 5:05 PM 93,498 Views 82 Comments

The State will take control of all private hospital facilities.

# hospitals - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Council to implement identification system for healthcare worker vehicles to prevent clamping
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Council to implement identification system for healthcare worker vehicles to prevent clamping

Updated Mar 18th 2020, 5:39 PM 35,311 Views 49 Comments

There have been a number of reports in recent days of healthcare workers at hospitals having their cars clamped while they were working overtime.

# hospitals - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Pressure on staff and infrastructure in maternity services at Irish hospitals, according to HIQA reports
# New Babies
# New Babies

Pressure on staff and infrastructure in maternity services at Irish hospitals, according to HIQA reports

Feb 12th 2020, 10:31 AM 8,738 Views 1 Comment

The Health Information and Quality Authority identified a number of areas for improvement to ensure that maternity services remain safe.

# hospitals - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates

Jan 8th 2020, 4:55 PM 17,915 Views 32 Comments

Why are we fighting the battles of the past rather than honouring the ideals of the Republic?

# hospitals - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

760 people on hospital trolleys for second day in a row as overcrowding continues
# Day Two
# Day Two

760 people on hospital trolleys for second day in a row as overcrowding continues

Jan 7th 2020, 12:48 PM 6,810 Views 36 Comments

University Hospital Limerick is worst affected with 75 people on trolleys.

'The system remains under pressure': HSE continues to advise staying away from hospitals with flu symptoms
# HOSPITAL CRISIS
# HOSPITAL CRISIS

'The system remains under pressure': HSE continues to advise staying away from hospitals with flu symptoms

Updated Jan 7th 2020, 11:10 AM 8,578 Views 50 Comments

University Hospital Kerry will be cancelling all elective surgery for this week due to high patient numbers.

# hospitals - Monday 6 January, 2020

It's the worst ever day for trolley overcrowding in Irish hospitals since records began, INMO says
# Health Service
# Health Service

It's the worst ever day for trolley overcrowding in Irish hospitals since records began, INMO says

Jan 6th 2020, 10:37 AM 13,008 Views 55 Comments

There were 92 patients waiting for a bed at University Hospital Limerick, alone.