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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Hospitals

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Paris hospitals near capacity after upsurge in coronavirus cases
France is currently in a partial lockdown to try and reduce Covid-19 numbers.
Highest number of Covid-19 patients in hospital and ICU since end of May
There are 344 people in hospital and 39 in ICU.
US sets coronavirus infection record as deaths climb towards 224,000
Several states are reeling as the virus continues to spread.
Covid-19: Zero ICU beds available in nine acute hospitals across Ireland
It comes after health officials confirmed 1.095 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland and five further deaths.
'Exhausted' healthcare workers worry about long winter as Covid-19 hospital numbers rise
Doctors treating patients with the disease have said the severity of the illness for those admitted to hospital has not changed.
Patients with respiratory illness to be tested for Covid-19 'irrespective of community levels' during flu season
The HSPC also outlined testing recommendations for a number of settings including nursing homes and workplaces.
'We're sleepwalking back to mass overcrowding': 221 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals
The INMO has warned that overcrowding and Covid-19 make for a ‘toxic combination’.
Over 600,000 people waiting for first outpatient consultation
Delays created by the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted in a backlog of cases.
Over 584,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month
The public health service has come under pressure in recent months as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world?
The claim was made by INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha.
Number of people attending Irish emergency departments begins to creep up as Covid fears lower
Mass testing of nursing home residents and staff at the facilities is also now complete.
Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year
The average number of daily ED attendances at the end of March was approximately half what it was at the beginning of March.
Dr Gabrielle Colleran: 'We cannot tolerate elderly patients lying on trolleys when Covid-19 is still a threat'
Dr Gabrielle Colleran of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association says healthcare will have to take on a very different shape in the coming months.
Consultant says private hospital contract is ‘a bad deal’ for taxpayers
Last month the government reached an agreement with private hospitals to use all of their facilities during the Covid-19 crisis.
Hospitals treating over 700 coronavirus cases, with 320 patients awaiting results
The report issued last night shows there are 320 suspected cases in hospitals that are awaiting test results.
Holohan urges people to seek help if they need it after seeing empty waiting rooms during his hospital admission
He said hospitals are not just for Covid-19 patients.
First patients arrive at Citywest self-isolation centre as Harris warns of 'very significant pressure' on hospitals
Similar centres will be set up around the country.
'My flatmates moved out': Young nurses describe stresses at home over fears about Covid-19
For some nurses, it can be hard to escape talk of the coronavirus – even at home.
Private hospitals will be made public for duration of coronavirus pandemic
The State will take control of all private hospital facilities.
Council to implement identification system for healthcare worker vehicles to prevent clamping
There have been a number of reports in recent days of healthcare workers at hospitals having their cars clamped while they were working overtime.
Pressure on staff and infrastructure in maternity services at Irish hospitals, according to HIQA reports
The Health Information and Quality Authority identified a number of areas for improvement to ensure that maternity services remain safe.
Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates
Why are we fighting the battles of the past rather than honouring the ideals of the Republic?
760 people on hospital trolleys for second day in a row as overcrowding continues
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
University Hospital Kerry will be cancelling all elective surgery for this week due to high patient numbers.
It's the worst ever day for trolley overcrowding in Irish hospitals since records began, INMO says
There were 92 patients waiting for a bed at University Hospital Limerick, alone.
'A national scandal': 2019 was the worst year on record for hospital overcrowding as 118,000 went without a bed
Over 1,300 of the patients were children younger than 16.
There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter
“200 more people a day tend an Emergency Department now than when I became Minister for Health,” Harris claimed today.
Trolley numbers for this year are the highest since records began, INMO says
The INMO said today that over 108,300 people have gone without beds so far this year.
Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit
The senior fire officer visited after concerns were raised about the number of trolleys in corridors in the ED.
'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks
Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin hit out against the Taoiseach today stating that waiting lists for children are “quite shocking”.
Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors
In 2013, the Coombe, the Rotunda and the National Maternity Hospital became tobacco-free campuses.
Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals'
The IMO said it is setting a 21-day deadline for the receipt of serious proposals.
Over 1,300 nursing and midwifery posts in Irish hospitals are being left vacant
One in six midwifery posts are being left vacant.
Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015
These figures were released to under the Freedom of Information Act.
Record high number of patients waiting for hospital appointments in Ireland
The number of patients waiting for a hospital appointment has jumped by more than 40,000 people in 2019.
Three-day strike by hospital support staff deferred after intervention of Labour Court
The issue centres on a dispute between the workers and the HSE over pay rises.
'Disgrace': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments
556,411 patients were waiting for their first outpatient consultation at the end of May.
Worst April on record as 10,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month
Some 106 children were among those waiting without a bed.
'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals
It comes as new stats show over 2,000 cases where a homeless person has been discharged from hospital in the past seven years.
Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines?
New proposals would see such products removed from hospital vending machines.