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# Hospitals
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”.
# new guidelines
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.
# Hospitals
'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.
# Under Pressure
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.
# Hospitals
'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.
# Hospitals
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.
# HIQA
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.
# Labour
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.
# Transplants
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.
# surge
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.
# Under Pressure
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.
# Maternity
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.
# Limerick
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”.
# Floods
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.
# Hospitals
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.
# Maternity Care
Hospitals told to allow wider access to maternity partners during pregnancy care
The HSE is altering the visiting policy for partners during maternity care.
# Maternity
'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.
# Malware
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.
# Cyber Attack
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?
# Cyber Attack
'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
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
# HSE
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
HSE cyber attack: what services are affected and which ones are still working?
An IT shutdown has had an impact on wider operations today.
# Vaccination
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.
# Coronavirus
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.
# Overcrowding
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.
# Vaccines
Vaccine registration opens to people aged 50-59 on phased basis from today
59-year-olds can now register online for their vaccine.
# Confusion
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.
# Hospitals
Covid-19 hospital figures drop below 150
There are 47 people in intensive care.
# Hospitals
Covid-19: 173 patients being treated in hospital
46 people are in ICU.
# admissions
213 patients with a confirmed Covid-19 case in hospital
Over 1,045,000 vaccine doses have been administered in Ireland.
# Coronavirus
Proportion of Covid-19 cases among over-65s has fallen significantly since January
As of 8pm last night, there are 53 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
As of 8pm last night, there are 53 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
Health officials last night confirmed a further 400 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
Over one million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have now been administered in Ireland.
Explainer: What is known about the AstraZeneca blood clot reports so far
NPHET meets to discuss 'vaccine bonus' and advice around healthcare workers who refuse jab
# Coronavirus
Four new walk-in Covid test centres open as 255 patients in hospital with Covid-19
The number of hospitalisations is at its lowest point since Christmas Day.
The number of hospitalisations is at its lowest point since Christmas Day.
As of 6.30pm last night, there were 61 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
The HSE is opening the walk-in centres in areas where the number of positive cases are particularly high.
Coronavirus: 18 deaths and 761 new cases confirmed in Ireland
Rapid testing 'could be deployed in all schools by September 2021'
# Hospitals
Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 drops to lowest number since late December
As of 8pm last night, there are also 65 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
# Coronavirus
Number of people with Covid-19 receiving intensive care falls to 66
It is the lowest number since the start of January.
# Hospitals
Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 currently stands at 310
As of 8pm last night, there are also 75 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
As of 8pm last night, there are 75 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
Health officials last night confirmed a further 683 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said last night that having all schools fully open in April is a top priority for the government.
Taoiseach says situation is 'fragile', but progress being achieved with falling hospital and ICU numbers
'Canary in the coalmine' GP data indicates increase in people with Covid symptoms
Taoiseach says situation is 'fragile', but progress being achieved with falling hospital and ICU numbers
The number of people with Covid-19 in intensive care units currently stands at 76.
The number of people with Covid-19 in intensive care units currently stands at 76.
Health officials last night confirmed a further 371 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
The booking portal for mandatory hotel quarantine in Ireland went live yesterday morning.
A total of 10,613 passengers arrived into Dublin Airport last week.
Explainer: 26 bookings made so far today for mandatory hotel quarantine. Here's what you need to know
Taoiseach fails to give clarity to publicans on whether €9 meal rule will be scrapped for Summer 2021
# Hospitals
'These are not prisons': Taoiseach says mandatory hotel quarantine is key but can't be used for all countries
81 patients with Covid-19 are currently in intensive care units around the country.
81 patients with Covid-19 are currently in intensive care units around the country.
Health officials last night confirmed a further 769 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
Mandatory hotel quarantine for travellers arriving into Ireland from certain countries is to come into effect by next weekend.
# Frontline
Hospital numbers still a 'concern' as 360 patients with Covid-19 reported in latest figures
HSE chief executive Paul Reid has said there is still a “lot more to get through” before a return to more normal levels in hospitals.
# Hospitals
Number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 stands at 355
There is currently 88 patients with Covid-19 in intensive care units across the country.
There is currently 86 patients with Covid-19 in intensive care units across the country.
Health officials last night confirmed a further 575 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
The EMA has said it remains of the view that the benefits of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine “outweigh the risks of side effects”.
EMA says benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of side effects'
It's all about vaccines as Taoiseach Micheál Martin embarks on US TV news blitz