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#Hospitals

# 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 11,176 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 14,958 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 36,694 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 20,820 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 74,713 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 67,258 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 55,204 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 93,767 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 35,367 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 8,744 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 17,930 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 6,817 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 8,590 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 13,016 Views 55 Comments

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

# hospitals - Thursday 2 January, 2020

'A national scandal': 2019 was the worst year on record for hospital overcrowding as 118,000 went without a bed
# Hospital Overcrowding
# Hospital Overcrowding

'A national scandal': 2019 was the worst year on record for hospital overcrowding as 118,000 went without a bed

Jan 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 10,989 Views 33 Comments

Over 1,300 of the patients were children younger than 16.

# hospitals - Friday 27 December, 2019

There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter

Dec 27th 2019, 3:59 PM 9,077 Views 19 Comments

“200 more people a day tend an Emergency Department now than when I became Minister for Health,” Harris claimed today.

# hospitals - Friday 29 November, 2019

Trolley numbers for this year are the highest since records began, INMO says
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

Trolley numbers for this year are the highest since records began, INMO says

Nov 29th 2019, 1:12 PM 8,246 Views 36 Comments

The INMO said today that over 108,300 people have gone without beds so far this year.

# hospitals - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit

Nov 27th 2019, 7:36 PM 29,723 Views 27 Comments

The senior fire officer visited after concerns were raised about the number of trolleys in corridors in the ED.

# hospitals - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks
# Emergency Departments
# Emergency Departments

'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks

Nov 26th 2019, 3:34 PM 8,904 Views 12 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin hit out against the Taoiseach today stating that waiting lists for children are “quite shocking”.

# hospitals - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors
# Smoking
# Smoking

Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors

Oct 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 35,578 Views 62 Comments

In 2013, the Coombe, the Rotunda and the National Maternity Hospital became tobacco-free campuses.

# hospitals - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals'
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals'

Oct 17th 2019, 10:07 PM 8,690 Views 7 Comments

The IMO said it is setting a 21-day deadline for the receipt of serious proposals.

# hospitals - Monday 26 August, 2019

Over 1,300 nursing and midwifery posts in Irish hospitals are being left vacant
# INMO
# INMO

Over 1,300 nursing and midwifery posts in Irish hospitals are being left vacant

Aug 26th 2019, 8:07 AM 17,506 Views 31 Comments

One in six midwifery posts are being left vacant.

# hospitals - Sunday 25 August, 2019

Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015
# Foreign Objects
# Foreign Objects

Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015

Aug 25th 2019, 10:00 PM 12,321 Views 21 Comments

These figures were released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# hospitals - Friday 9 August, 2019

Record high number of patients waiting for hospital appointments in Ireland
# Crisis
# Crisis

Record high number of patients waiting for hospital appointments in Ireland

Aug 9th 2019, 6:14 PM 9,718 Views 53 Comments

The number of patients waiting for a hospital appointment has jumped by more than 40,000 people in 2019.

# hospitals - Friday 28 June, 2019

Three-day strike by hospital support staff deferred after intervention of Labour Court
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Three-day strike by hospital support staff deferred after intervention of Labour Court

Updated Jun 28th 2019, 1:20 PM 19,821 Views 30 Comments

The issue centres on a dispute between the workers and the HSE over pay rises.

# hospitals - Friday 14 June, 2019

'Disgrace': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

'Disgrace': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments

Jun 14th 2019, 5:50 PM 10,722 Views 41 Comments

556,411 patients were waiting for their first outpatient consultation at the end of May.

# hospitals - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Worst April on record as 10,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

Worst April on record as 10,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month

May 1st 2019, 6:20 AM 6,654 Views 30 Comments

Some 106 children were among those waiting without a bed.

# hospitals - Saturday 9 March, 2019

'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals
# Dignity
# Dignity

'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals

Mar 9th 2019, 11:00 AM 10,286 Views 5 Comments

It comes as new stats show over 2,000 cases where a homeless person has been discharged from hospital in the past seven years.

# hospitals - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines?

Mar 7th 2019, 8:10 AM 29,136 Views 113 Comments

New proposals would see such products removed from hospital vending machines.

# hospitals - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals?

Feb 28th 2019, 9:29 PM 51,864 Views 173 Comments

A new report has suggested that they be removed if a patient requests it.

# hospitals - Friday 15 February, 2019

'Simply appalling': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments
# Record Numbers
# Record Numbers

'Simply appalling': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments

Feb 15th 2019, 6:28 PM 10,562 Views 52 Comments

Figures could rise again next month, due to the fallout from the nurses’ strike.

# hospitals - Friday 8 February, 2019

Talks over nurses' strike end at Labour Court
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Talks over nurses' strike end at Labour Court

Feb 8th 2019, 10:16 PM 20,888 Views 47 Comments

Talks broke up this evening with no commitments for the nurses to call off the action.

# hospitals - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'
# Industrial Unrest
# Industrial Unrest

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'

Feb 7th 2019, 10:23 AM 15,387 Views 77 Comments

Three more strikes are due to take place next Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.

# hospitals - Friday 1 February, 2019

Nurses to meet tomorrow to discuss adding further strike dates
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Nurses to meet tomorrow to discuss adding further strike dates

Feb 1st 2019, 12:10 PM 10,796 Views 39 Comments

Nurses and midwives held their first 24 hours of a full strike on Wednesday this week.

# hospitals - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

'The relationship between nurses and the HSE is like a bad marriage': Nurses on strike all over country
# Picket Lines
# Picket Lines

'The relationship between nurses and the HSE is like a bad marriage': Nurses on strike all over country

Updated Jan 30th 2019, 2:00 PM 30,873 Views 160 Comments

The dispute centres on pay, conditions and staffing levels.

# hospitals - Monday 14 January, 2019

Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references
# Our Lady Of Lourdes
# Our Lady Of Lourdes

Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references

Jan 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 23,615 Views 120 Comments

Locals recently protested the proposed name change of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

# hospitals - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Psychiatric nurses to strike in February over 'recruitment and retention crisis'
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Psychiatric nurses to strike in February over 'recruitment and retention crisis'

Jan 10th 2019, 4:45 PM 10,168 Views 45 Comments

They join members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation who are also due to go on strike.

# hospitals - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

'Indiscriminate and widespread destruction': Ambulances repeatedly targeted in Syria
# War Tactics
# War Tactics

'Indiscriminate and widespread destruction': Ambulances repeatedly targeted in Syria

Jan 2nd 2019, 10:00 PM 9,133 Views 55 Comments

How the ‘weaponisation of healthcare’ is being used as a war tactic.

# hospitals - Monday 24 December, 2018

#WeAreWorking: Doctors and nurses remind Leo of their sacrifices over the Christmas period
# ImAtWorkLeo
# ImAtWorkLeo

#WeAreWorking: Doctors and nurses remind Leo of their sacrifices over the Christmas period

Dec 24th 2018, 5:43 PM 44,486 Views 68 Comments

Varadkar felt the ire of frontline staff in November this month when he suggested that consultants should not take holidays in the first week of the year.

# hospitals - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Nurses are the victims in 70% of assaults in Irish hospitals
# At Risk
# At Risk

Nurses are the victims in 70% of assaults in Irish hospitals

Dec 15th 2018, 7:13 PM 10,065 Views 30 Comments

Figures from the HSE show how frequently nursing staff are assaulted.