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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 18,259 Views 32 Comments

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
# Day Two
# Day Two

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

Jan 7th 2020, 12:48 PM 6,862 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 8,632 Views 50 Comments

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
# 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 13,055 Views 55 Comments

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
# 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 11,520 Views 33 Comments

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
# 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 9,124 Views 19 Comments

“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
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

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

Nov 29th 2019, 1:12 PM 8,290 Views 36 Comments

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
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

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

Nov 27th 2019, 7:36 PM 29,777 Views 27 Comments

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
# 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 8,937 Views 12 Comments

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
# Smoking
# Smoking

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

Oct 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 35,642 Views 62 Comments

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'
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

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

Oct 17th 2019, 10:07 PM 8,715 Views 7 Comments

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
# INMO
# INMO

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

Aug 26th 2019, 8:07 AM 17,528 Views 31 Comments

One in six midwifery posts are being left vacant.

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 12,474 Views 21 Comments

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

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 9,734 Views 53 Comments

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
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

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

Updated Jun 28th 2019, 1:20 PM 19,839 Views 30 Comments

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
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

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

Jun 14th 2019, 5:50 PM 10,750 Views 41 Comments

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
# 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 6,660 Views 30 Comments

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
# 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 10,300 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.

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 29,155 Views 113 Comments

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

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 52,072 Views 173 Comments

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

'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 10,589 Views 52 Comments

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

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 20,933 Views 47 Comments

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

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 15,416 Views 77 Comments

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

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 10,814 Views 39 Comments

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

'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 30,944 Views 160 Comments

The dispute centres on pay, conditions and staffing levels.

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 23,711 Views 120 Comments

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

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 10,184 Views 45 Comments

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

'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 9,148 Views 55 Comments

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

#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 44,514 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.

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 10,084 Views 30 Comments

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

'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals

Nov 26th 2018, 12:21 PM 25,413 Views 72 Comments

Patients have highlighted issues with communication from their doctors and the discharge process.

Simon Harris acknowledges there is 'more work to be done' as inpatient waiting lists fall across Ireland
# Daycase Access Plan
# Daycase Access Plan

Simon Harris acknowledges there is 'more work to be done' as inpatient waiting lists fall across Ireland

Nov 16th 2018, 6:14 PM 9,586 Views 39 Comments

The number of patients waiting more than 9 months for treatment has reduced by 38%.

Opinion: 'An enormous burden falls on the shoulders of our nurses in Ireland'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'An enormous burden falls on the shoulders of our nurses in Ireland'

Nov 16th 2018, 7:00 AM 18,051 Views 26 Comments

Our healthcare system in Ireland needs our nurses more than ever but measuring their performance has not been a priority, says former INMO General Secretary Liam Doran.

Nurses and doctors should not be on Christmas holidays in the first weeks of January - Taoiseach
# Hospital Shut Down
# Hospital Shut Down

Nurses and doctors should not be on Christmas holidays in the first weeks of January - Taoiseach

Nov 6th 2018, 9:00 PM 62,606 Views 118 Comments

The Taoiseach says hospitals effectively close down over the Christmas period and that needs to end.

'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter
# Warning
# Warning

'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter

Oct 30th 2018, 7:34 AM 17,855 Views 45 Comments

The IMO has said the situation won’t be due to a “flu crisis”, rather a “failure of policy”.

HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns'
# Building Inspections
# Building Inspections

HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns'

Oct 25th 2018, 1:59 PM 9,936 Views 30 Comments

The company was involved in the construction of the extension to Beaumont Hospital.

Almost 10,000 over-75s left lying on trolleys for more than 24 hours in first eight months of year
# Crisis
# Crisis

Almost 10,000 over-75s left lying on trolleys for more than 24 hours in first eight months of year

Oct 19th 2018, 7:21 AM 6,719 Views 34 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly said the situation is far worse than last year.

HSE spent €600,000 last year on debt collectors to chase patients for unpaid bills
# Final Notice
# Final Notice

HSE spent €600,000 last year on debt collectors to chase patients for unpaid bills

Oct 1st 2018, 6:10 AM 17,157 Views 37 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society recently called for the government to abolish inpatient charges for cancer patients in the forthcoming Budget.

'Worst August on record' for hospital overcrowding with almost 8,000 on trolleys
# Nursing Vacancies
# Nursing Vacancies

'Worst August on record' for hospital overcrowding with almost 8,000 on trolleys

Updated Aug 31st 2018, 3:16 PM 13,104 Views 63 Comments

The HSE has said it regrets any delays experienced by patients.

Hospitals warned about safety of patient trolleys after reports of some malfunctioning
# Warning
# Warning

Hospitals warned about safety of patient trolleys after reports of some malfunctioning

Aug 29th 2018, 6:34 PM 8,864 Views 10 Comments

The HPRA said that it is aware of complaints made from an Irish hospital regarding the Tautmann UT10 patient trolley.