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# hospitals - Friday 8 December, 2017

One in five women doctors in Ireland claim to have been sexually harassed
# Irish Hospitals
# Irish Hospitals

One in five women doctors in Ireland claim to have been sexually harassed

Dec 8th 2017, 11:46 AM 10,678 Views 38 Comments

Bully and sexual harassment remain common in Ireland’s medical workplaces, according to the IMO.

# hospitals - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'Detrimental and harmful': There were over 80,000 people on hospital trolleys so far this year
# INMO
# INMO

'Detrimental and harmful': There were over 80,000 people on hospital trolleys so far this year

Nov 9th 2017, 6:20 AM 5,058 Views 19 Comments

The INMO said the overcrowding situation is having a “serious, detrimental and harmful effect” on patients.

# hospitals - Thursday 19 October, 2017

After some confusion, hospitals told to pay doctors and nurses who didn't go to work on Monday
# Storm Ophelia
# Storm Ophelia

After some confusion, hospitals told to pay doctors and nurses who didn't go to work on Monday

Oct 19th 2017, 5:41 PM 25,375 Views 17 Comments

There was some confusion over what employees should do in the event of national red weather warnings.

# hospitals - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

As it happened: The aftermath of Storm Ophelia is being assessed across the country
# Status Red
# Status Red

As it happened: The aftermath of Storm Ophelia is being assessed across the country

Oct 17th 2017, 6:27 PM 93,312 Views 36 Comments

Here’s what you need to know about power outages, public transport and fallen trees.

# hospitals - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

HSE spent nearly €3 million pursuing unpaid hospital charges using debt collectors
# Not Letting It Go
# Not Letting It Go

HSE spent nearly €3 million pursuing unpaid hospital charges using debt collectors

Oct 3rd 2017, 7:49 AM 14,745 Views 58 Comments

The health authority spent nearly €3 million on debt recovery during the period 2011 to 2017.

# hospitals - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'It's a serial killer': Detection rates on the rise as staff become 'sepsis aware'
# Infection
# Infection

'It's a serial killer': Detection rates on the rise as staff become 'sepsis aware'

Sep 5th 2017, 1:29 PM 13,281 Views 18 Comments

Simon Harris said hospital staff are now trained to be more “sepsis aware”.

HSE spent almost €300k burying people who were homeless or had no known family
# Next Of Kin
# Next Of Kin

HSE spent almost €300k burying people who were homeless or had no known family

Sep 5th 2017, 6:00 AM 10,745 Views 29 Comments

The money was spent over the last three years.

# hospitals - Sunday 3 September, 2017

An indispensable service you may never have heard of just completed its 10,000th delivery
# Blood Bikes
# Blood Bikes

An indispensable service you may never have heard of just completed its 10,000th delivery

Sep 3rd 2017, 10:30 AM 26,667 Views 28 Comments

Blood Bikes East, a volunteer courier service of elite bikers transporting urgent medical supplies, has operated entirely free of charge since its inception in 2012.

# hospitals - Thursday 31 August, 2017

'The last thing a cancer patient needs is to be charged this much for parking'
# Counting The Cost
# Counting The Cost

'The last thing a cancer patient needs is to be charged this much for parking'

Aug 31st 2017, 6:10 AM 21,093 Views 49 Comments

A petition is being delivered to a group which operates hospitals in Dublin, Cavan and Louth today.

# hospitals - Sunday 13 August, 2017

'Scandalous': The number of children waiting over 18 months for appointments rises by 450%
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

'Scandalous': The number of children waiting over 18 months for appointments rises by 450%

Aug 13th 2017, 5:10 PM 11,476 Views 55 Comments

A total of 52,257 child patients were waiting at any length of time for their first appointment at the end of July.

# hospitals - Friday 7 July, 2017

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'
# Common Ground
# Common Ground

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'

Jul 7th 2017, 6:05 AM 26,105 Views 4 Comments

The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.

# hospitals - Monday 3 July, 2017

There were over 50,000 people on hospital trolleys in the first six months of 2017
# Record High
# Record High

There were over 50,000 people on hospital trolleys in the first six months of 2017

Jul 3rd 2017, 8:04 AM 6,646 Views 43 Comments

The INMO said that this was further evidence that our health service “simply cannot cope with the demands”.

# hospitals - Friday 2 June, 2017

'Don't keep it a secret': One in five female doctors has been sexually harassed at work
# Definitions Of Success
# Definitions Of Success

'Don't keep it a secret': One in five female doctors has been sexually harassed at work

Jun 2nd 2017, 6:15 AM 33,459 Views 31 Comments

Nearly half of female doctors delay starting a family for career reasons.

# hospitals - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'It makes no sense': The HSE does not record the number of suicides at hospitals
# Died By Suicide
# Died By Suicide

'It makes no sense': The HSE does not record the number of suicides at hospitals

May 30th 2017, 3:40 PM 14,066 Views 46 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Pat Buckley wants the HSE to keep a record of all those who die by suicide in Irish hospitals.

# hospitals - Monday 15 May, 2017

Concern about doctors without specialist training filling consultant posts
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Concern about doctors without specialist training filling consultant posts

May 15th 2017, 10:37 AM 13,049 Views 44 Comments

Consultants say these doctors do not have the expertise necessary to make the right decisions for patients.

# hospitals - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Hospital patient 'no shows' are costing the State nearly €12m
# RSVP
# RSVP

Hospital patient 'no shows' are costing the State nearly €12m

May 4th 2017, 11:52 AM 10,946 Views 62 Comments

Minister of State Catherine Byrne said the administrative cost associated with non-attendance is approximately €25 per patient visit.

# hospitals - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country
# Record Highs
# Record Highs

These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country

May 3rd 2017, 7:00 AM 30,849 Views 45 Comments

There’s been an improvement in Dublin, but things are getting worse in other counties.

# hospitals - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Residents' favourite foods withheld: The problems found in Ireland's care services
# HIQA
# HIQA

Residents' favourite foods withheld: The problems found in Ireland's care services

May 2nd 2017, 11:08 AM 9,843 Views 10 Comments

At one hospital, “patients who were unable to walk did not have access to fresh drinking water”.

# hospitals - Monday 1 May, 2017

Irish hospital car parks charged more than €19.2 million in parking fees in 2016
# Pricey
# Pricey

Irish hospital car parks charged more than €19.2 million in parking fees in 2016

May 1st 2017, 3:00 PM 16,034 Views 55 Comments

Cork University Hospital generated €3.1 million in 2016, while the car park at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin raised €464,000 in the same year.

Want to give feedback on your hospital treatment? From today, you can
# Landmark Survey
# Landmark Survey

Want to give feedback on your hospital treatment? From today, you can

May 1st 2017, 9:50 AM 12,040 Views 23 Comments

Patients discharged between now and the end of May will be able to complete the National Patient Experience Survey.

# hospitals - Monday 10 April, 2017

Two dead, two children critical following elementary school shooting in southern California
# San Bernardino
# San Bernardino

Two dead, two children critical following elementary school shooting in southern California

Apr 10th 2017, 9:00 PM 29,648 Views 76 Comments

The shooting has reportedly resulted from a ‘domestic incident’. The remaining students at the school have been evacuated to another nearby school.

# hospitals - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions
# Medicine
# Medicine

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions

Mar 22nd 2017, 6:05 AM 12,119 Views 6 Comments

People over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of medicine.

# hospitals - Monday 13 March, 2017

Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church?

Mar 13th 2017, 8:37 AM 25,474 Views 230 Comments

There have been calls for the hospitals to be handed over, amid criticism in relation to compensation owed to abuse victims.

# hospitals - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Trainee doctors in the US can work 24-hour shifts under new rules
# Freedom To Work
# Freedom To Work

Trainee doctors in the US can work 24-hour shifts under new rules

Mar 12th 2017, 7:10 AM 12,098 Views 17 Comments

Groups representing medical students, interns and residents oppose the loosening of work-shift caps.

# hospitals - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Simon Harris defends use of prefabs on hospital sites
# Building Blocks
# Building Blocks

Simon Harris defends use of prefabs on hospital sites

Feb 25th 2017, 7:59 PM 14,123 Views 87 Comments

It is planned that prefabs would be used in order to deal with overcrowding.

# hospitals - Friday 3 February, 2017

An 'appalling' 2,876 surgeries were cancelled last month
# Patient Cancellations
# Patient Cancellations

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

Feb 3rd 2017, 6:01 AM 8,519 Views 15 Comments

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
# Trolleywatch
# Trolleywatch

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

Feb 2nd 2017, 7:29 AM 7,764 Views 29 Comments

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
# Reality Check
# Reality Check

Ireland has one of the worst hospital waiting times in Europe

Jan 30th 2017, 8:15 AM 15,327 Views 44 Comments

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'
# Hospital Overcrowding
# Hospital Overcrowding

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

Jan 21st 2017, 7:25 AM 17,486 Views 32 Comments

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
# Fatal
# Fatal

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

Jan 19th 2017, 1:24 PM 10,800 Views 20 Comments

“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
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

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

Jan 9th 2017, 8:25 PM 8,249 Views 37 Comments

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
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

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

Jan 4th 2017, 8:00 PM 21,982 Views 93 Comments

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
# Perfect Storm
# Perfect Storm

Paramedics 'disturbed' over delays bringing patients to Emergency Departments

Jan 4th 2017, 6:45 PM 23,675 Views 99 Comments

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
# Inside Irish Hospitals
# Inside Irish Hospitals

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

Jan 4th 2017, 3:08 PM 17,136 Views 42 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

There are currently 612 people waiting for beds in Irish hospitals

Jan 3rd 2017, 12:37 PM 11,585 Views 71 Comments

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
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

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

Jan 2nd 2017, 8:19 AM 18,698 Views 20 Comments

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
# Homeward Bound
# Homeward Bound

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

Dec 29th 2016, 6:29 PM 20,880 Views 58 Comments

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
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

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

Dec 2nd 2016, 9:05 AM 7,039 Views 35 Comments

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
# Waiting Times
# Waiting Times

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

Nov 6th 2016, 10:00 PM 29,559 Views 24 Comments

“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'
# Flu Epidemic
# Flu Epidemic

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

Oct 19th 2016, 7:53 AM 15,598 Views 67 Comments

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