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#Hospitals

# hospitals - Monday 29 June, 2015

26 terminations carried out in Ireland under new abortion laws

Minister Leo Varadkar revealed the figures today.

# hospitals - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Leo wants no more than 90 people on trolleys for more than nine hours by the end of 2015

Hospital waiting lists and overcrowding are among the biggest problems facing the health service.

# hospitals - Friday 20 March, 2015

Surprise hospital checks uncover dirty portable toilets and mattresses

HIQA says all hospitals could do more to improve hand hygiene.

# hospitals - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

The furore around fatty, inedible hospital food overshadows a far more serious issue

Disease-related malnutrition remains a major cause of avoidable complications in our hospitals.

# hospitals - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Family claims elderly man with Parksinson's was "left in a soiled state" in Dublin hospital

Gerry Feeney’s family say he was treated as if he was invisible.

# hospitals - Friday 20 February, 2015

76,666: the exact number of people waiting for hospital treatment right now

The Health Minister says he’s working on it but the waiting lists have swelled by almost a third since this time last year.

# hospitals - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

12 month delays for MRI scans 'putting lives at risk'

7,000 people have been waiting for a scan for more than one year.

# hospitals - Saturday 7 February, 2015

The number of people admitted to hospital with flu has more than doubled in a week

The average age of those admitted is 59.

# hospitals - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Hundreds on trolleys again, as hospitals deal with influx of flu cases

INMO figures show there were 518 people waiting on trolleys in emergency departments and on wards yesterday.

# hospitals - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

"A poor example": Varadkar heavily criticises Martin over emergency department crisis

The Health Minister said no one wants to sort out the overcrowding crisis more than he does.

# hospitals - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

HSE says achieving ambulance response times in rural areas is 'always a difficult task'

Denis Naughten TD has reacted to a HSE report that finds Ireland is too rural for the service to meet its targets.

# hospitals - Monday 12 January, 2015

Nurses at Galway University Hospital are going on a work-to-rule

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said significant progress had been made in tackling the country’s overcrowding issues.

# hospitals - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Leo's warning: Junior doctor changeover and flu cases could cause more problems

We’re “not out of the woods yet” according to the Health Minister.

# hospitals - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

'I'm sick to death of this problem' - Varadkar speaks out on A&E crisis

The Health Minister said the problem is going to get worse next week.

Irish hospitals aren't the only ones dealing with an overcrowding crisis

It’s a very similar story in England.

Overcrowding crisis: Surgeries cancelled at Beaumont as trolley figures remain high

There were a total of 584 people waiting for available hospital beds as of this morning.

GPs: We can't take on hospital overflow - we're overwhelmed already

Comments from GPs come after it emerged there are record numbers of people waiting on trollies in hospitals around the country.

# hospitals - Monday 5 January, 2015

Hospital overcrowding: Calls for Ireland to poach nurses from UK and Australia

A record number of people are now waiting for beds, with the INMO saying industrial action is likely due to ‘chronic overcrowding’.

# hospitals - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Varadkar: There was "no attempt to conceal" waiting list numbers

The HSE was accused of having ‘hidden waiting lists’ today.

# hospitals - Thursday 27 November, 2014

How will the HSE tackle waiting lists next year?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# hospitals - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

'Never again': New guidelines introduced after Savita's tragic death

An early warning system in maternity hospitals is to be standardised.

# hospitals - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Here's what Leo Varadkar thinks has changed in health since he 'wore a white coat'

The Health Minister says the system he is now in charge of is different.

# hospitals - Monday 29 September, 2014

'Overcrowded and clinically dangerous': Nurses criticise conditions at Mullingar hospital

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has called on the HSE to immediately recruit more staff at MRHM.

# hospitals - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

More than 360,000 people are on hospital waiting lists

The figure increased by 50,000 from January to July.

# hospitals - Monday 15 September, 2014

Galway nurses to protest 'severe overcrowding' in Emergency Department

The INMO said today nurses are finishing shifts “in a distressed state, experiencing burnout and frustration at the lack of action”.

# hospitals - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Children with Spina Bifida are massively under-served in Ireland: study

Children with spina bifida need complex treatment – more than half aren’t getting it.

# hospitals - Friday 29 August, 2014

Staff shortage at Kerry General Hospital now at "unsafe" levels says union

The INMO says a block on hiring is making the problem worse.

# hospitals - Friday 8 August, 2014

Number of patients admitted on trolleys up 187% in some hospitals

Five hospitals increased by between 75% to 187% in comparison to the same period last year.

# hospitals - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Irish hospitals to start giving away old equipment

The programme will help hospitals in Zambia and Uganda.

# hospitals - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards

The Oireachtas Health Committee launched its report on end-of-life care this afternoon.

# hospitals - Friday 27 June, 2014

HIQA writes to HSE twice over risks to patients in emergency departments

The issue centred on what the HSE is doing to mitigate the risks to patients who are waiting transfers in EDs to inpatient beds.

# hospitals - Friday 20 June, 2014

Most people in Ireland think hospitals are dangerous places

In a massive Europe-wide study, more than half of Irish people said it was likely that patients could be harmed by hospital care in Ireland.

# hospitals - Monday 16 June, 2014

'No one ever notices the cleaner'

Several events are taking place today to mark International Justice Day for Cleaners.

# hospitals - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Junior doctors offered four times their pay to cover emergency department in Cork Exclusive

The HSE says the department will be fully staffed, but did not comment on the cost.

# hospitals - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

North Dublin psychiatric patients being treated in Cavan and Monaghan

In the wake of the resignation of the Beaumont Hospital Clinical Director, a local TD wants psychiatric services in Dublin examined.

# hospitals - Monday 19 May, 2014

INMO say proposals 'seriously compromise patient safety'. 'Scaremongering' says James Reilly

The health minister also cast doubts on the savings targets.

# hospitals - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Unsuitable treatment for children in mental health units

The structure of one ward was described as “not suitable for residents”.

# hospitals - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

MRSA has been in Irish hospitals for 40 years, but it's getting more dangerous

New research at TCD is looking to find out which strains will become the most dominant.

# hospitals - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Stark differences between childbirth procedures in public and private hospitals

Women in private hospitals are far more likely to choose to have a caesarean delivery.