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#Hospitals

# hospitals - Friday 3 February, 2017

An 'appalling' 2,876 surgeries were cancelled last month

In January, 467 surgeries were cancelled at Galway University Hospital alone – most were cancelled by patients.

# hospitals - Thursday 2 February, 2017

'Groundhog Day' as month begins with 600 people on hospital trolleys

The figure of 601 is just short of the high of 612 patients on trolleys at the beginning of January.

# hospitals - Monday 30 January, 2017

Ireland has one of the worst hospital waiting times in Europe

We also ranked the fifth worst for getting value out of the money we put into our healthcare system.

# hospitals - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'

What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.

# hospitals - Thursday 19 January, 2017

The flu has caused 29 deaths and 835 hospitalisations this winter and will remain for up to four weeks

“There is still a significant amount of flu in our community … this is higher than it has been in a number of years.”

# hospitals - Monday 9 January, 2017

HSE halves long-term waiting lists, but 1,700 people still waiting 18 months for treatment

Simon Harris welcomed the news, but said more needs to be done.

# hospitals - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Alan Kelly says his prediction of 'hell in our hospitals' has come true

He wants private hospital facilities to be used to help ease the pressure on emergency departments in public hospitals.

Paramedics 'disturbed' over delays bringing patients to Emergency Departments

Siptu members said today that delays of between one and three hours have been observed across the country.

Patients describe nurses 'red in the face' from work and guilt of seeing elderly on trolleys

Over 600 people are still on trolleys in Ireland’s hospitals today, the second highest figure ever recorded.

# hospitals - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

There are currently 612 people waiting for beds in Irish hospitals

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) says it sets a new record.

# hospitals - Monday 2 January, 2017

Cork hospital so busy since Christmas Day, it's asking people to stay away

There was a huge surge in demand over the Christmas period.

# hospitals - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Harris wants to woo Irish nurses home, but only 36 turned up on first day of recruitment drive

The HSE is hosting three open recruitment days for nurses and midwives in Dublin over the Christmas period.

# hospitals - Friday 2 December, 2016

There has actually been a slight drop in people on hospital trolleys this year

While the numbers on trolleys is down 1% this year, figures for November were described as “particularly alarming”.

# hospitals - Sunday 6 November, 2016

The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals

“The patient doesn’t care who pays a salary or what title you have. People on the frontline need to be integrated in the decision making process.”

# hospitals - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Alan Kelly wants state access to private hospitals to avoid 'hell in our emergency departments'

Simon Harris is considering the move, but said it wouldn’t be straightforward.

# hospitals - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service says it is running low on blood

Blood donations in Ireland have fallen 21% in five years, and the IBTS is down to three days’ supply.

# hospitals - Friday 7 October, 2016

Here's a look at the world's 5 big health findings - and how Ireland compares

The most up-to-date analysis on the state of the world’s health has been published which will help identify national health challenges and priorities for intervention.

# hospitals - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

# hospitals - Saturday 17 September, 2016

'They spend their childhoods on waiting lists': The painful reality for children with scoliosis

Two mothers talk to us about their fight to get treatment for their sons.

# hospitals - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

The hospital trolley problem is getting better, slowly

There’s a marked difference between Dublin and the rest of the country.

# hospitals - Saturday 3 September, 2016

'Amazing', 'tasty', 'best I've ever had' - Patients at three Irish hospitals rave about meals

Hiqa began a monitoring programme last year to look at nutrition and hydration care of patients in Irish hospitals.

# hospitals - Sunday 24 July, 2016

The doctor behind Hello My Name Is has died Kate Granger This post contains videos

The doctor behind Hello My Name Is has died

Dr Kate Granger had been battling cancer since 2011.

# hospitals - Thursday 7 July, 2016

FactCheck: How much worse are hospital waiting lists getting?

There are more and more people on waiting lists – but are things as bad as Fianna Fáil claim?

# hospitals - Friday 27 May, 2016

‘Chicken’ or ‘fish’? Irish patients need more details about their hospital food

A Hiqa study has found some deficiencies in patient choices.

# hospitals - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

12 days in hospital: 'Then the Coppers crowds came. The wailing made my head swim'

Emer McGinnity writes about a recent stay in hospital, and the people she met there.

# hospitals - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Blood supply for hospitals dangerously low ahead of St Patrick's Day

Additional clinics have been set up to receive donations.

# hospitals - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Party drug ketamine could be used for difficult-to-sedate patients

The recommendation was made only for extreme cases.

# hospitals - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

"Win-win for everyone" - Irish nurses set to take key tasks out of doctors' hands

Four key tasks are to be carried out in future by nurses rather than junior doctors.

# hospitals - Monday 8 February, 2016

Varadkar defends comments about extra resources making hospitals slow down

The minister said he accepted that overcrowding can also delay patient treatment.

# hospitals - Friday 22 January, 2016

Cork house party shows the 'don't take drugs' message just won't cut it

Six young people were hospitalised after a house party in the south of Cork. The issue can no longer be ignored, writes Graham de Barra.

# hospitals - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

One of Dublin city's main hospitals is telling emergency patients to stay away

The Mater Hospital says it’s experiencing “very high numbers”.

# hospitals - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

# hospitals - Thursday 24 December, 2015

WATCH: Santa visits the children of Dublin in 1948

Best day ever.

# hospitals - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Leo: If there was an overnight fix for the health service I would've implemented it

I’ve been in this job for 18 months and I can say with absolute certainty that if there was an overnight fix, I would have implemented it on day one, Leo Varadkar writes.

# hospitals - Friday 6 November, 2015

'What you'd expect from the Tea Party': Leo's radical plan for hospitals is being lashed

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are not impressed with the Health Minister’s latest comments.

# hospitals - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

# hospitals - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Consultant turned tap and pregnant woman told, 'That’s the volume of blood that will gush out of you'

Dil Wickremasinghe writes about how she was treated by doctors when she opted for a home birth.

# hospitals - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Children with cancer are having their eggs and testes tissue frozen for the future

“That often is the one piece of information that gives them a glimmer of hope”.

# hospitals - Monday 13 July, 2015

Patients complain of rude doctors, lack of compassion and misdiagnosis

Women, older doctors and doctors who qualified in Ireland are less likely to face serious disciplinary outcomes, according to a new report.

# hospitals - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Dublin's three maternity hospitals are being moved to pastures new

Planning permission for three new sites at major adult teaching hospitals will be submitted in the next 18 months.