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#Hospitals

# hospitals - Monday 26 November, 2018

'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 25,318 Views 72 Comments

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

# hospitals - Friday 16 November, 2018

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 9,569 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 18,027 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.

# hospitals - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

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 62,537 Views 118 Comments

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

# hospitals - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

'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 17,798 Views 45 Comments

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

# hospitals - Thursday 25 October, 2018

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 9,924 Views 30 Comments

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

# hospitals - Friday 19 October, 2018

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 6,697 Views 34 Comments

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

# hospitals - Monday 1 October, 2018

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 16,209 Views 37 Comments

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

# hospitals - Friday 31 August, 2018

'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 13,044 Views 63 Comments

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

# hospitals - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

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 8,843 Views 10 Comments

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

# hospitals - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Injuries or near-injuries of patients at Irish hospitals jumped last year
# Patient Safety
# Patient Safety

Injuries or near-injuries of patients at Irish hospitals jumped last year

Aug 12th 2018, 4:30 PM 10,381 Views 12 Comments

There were an average of 160 patient safety incidents per day last year.

# hospitals - Friday 20 July, 2018

HSE issues warning after two confirmed cases of measles in Dublin
# Dublin
# Dublin

HSE issues warning after two confirmed cases of measles in Dublin

Jul 20th 2018, 1:25 PM 26,929 Views 40 Comments

Members of the public have been advised that the two infected people attended a number of hospitals where it is possibly they passed on the illness.

# hospitals - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding
# Reform Needed
# Reform Needed

Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding

Jul 18th 2018, 10:45 PM 16,930 Views 60 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation has said that additional resources are needed immediately.

# hospitals - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes

Jun 23rd 2018, 7:00 AM 28,486 Views 1 Comment

There was a 10% increase in health expenditure between 2011 and 2016.

# hospitals - Monday 21 May, 2018

A patient's medical chart 'was found on top of a glass cabinet in a hospital'
# Off The Charts
# Off The Charts

A patient's medical chart 'was found on top of a glass cabinet in a hospital'

May 21st 2018, 3:22 PM 21,455 Views 30 Comments

The special report on the hospitals sector was carried out in 20 Irish hospitals.

# hospitals - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'Somebody needs to shout stop': HSE nursing homes cost a lot more to run than private ones
# Running Costs
# Running Costs

'Somebody needs to shout stop': HSE nursing homes cost a lot more to run than private ones

Mar 6th 2018, 3:58 PM 20,425 Views 35 Comments

New figures show a significant discrepancy in the weekly costs of providing long-term residential care for elderly people.

# hospitals - Monday 5 March, 2018

Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma

Mar 5th 2018, 10:45 PM 13,317 Views 19 Comments

During the course of Storm Emma, the HSE saw a 41% reduction in attendances at Emergency Departments.

# hospitals - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled
# Severe Weather
# Severe Weather

All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled

Feb 28th 2018, 5:45 PM 11,532 Views 15 Comments

Three children’s hospitals are also cancelling planned admissions and outpatient appointments.

# hospitals - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan
# Er
# Er

Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan

Feb 6th 2018, 4:14 PM 14,179 Views 29 Comments

A specialist trauma unit will also be located in a third location.

# hospitals - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Nearly four cyclists are hospitalised in Ireland every day
# Injured
# Injured

Nearly four cyclists are hospitalised in Ireland every day

Jan 30th 2018, 6:05 AM 16,113 Views 140 Comments

Fifteen cyclists died in road traffic incidents last year.

# hospitals - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley

Jan 10th 2018, 6:26 PM 12,371 Views 106 Comments

The Taoiseach said he was speaking as both a doctor and a grandson whose grandmother is “regularly in and out of hospital”.

# hospitals - Monday 8 January, 2018

'Inconceivable' that health system would be able to deal with mass casualty event
# Stark Warning
# Stark Warning

'Inconceivable' that health system would be able to deal with mass casualty event

Jan 8th 2018, 9:55 AM 14,382 Views 69 Comments

A senior doctor has warned that the system cannot deal with the day-to-day workload.

# hospitals - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

'No effort being spared' says Health Minister after trolley numbers reach record high
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

'No effort being spared' says Health Minister after trolley numbers reach record high

Jan 2nd 2018, 7:40 PM 19,987 Views 122 Comments

A record high of 656 people were waiting on trolleys as 2018 began, according to the INMO.

A number of people have died due to flu, as two strains of the virus hit Ireland
# Postponed Surgeries
# Postponed Surgeries

A number of people have died due to flu, as two strains of the virus hit Ireland

Jan 2nd 2018, 8:58 AM 38,975 Views 24 Comments

Elective surgeries have been postponed in some hospitals in a bid to prioritise emergencies.

# 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 10,701 Views 36 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 5,059 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 25,381 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
Live Oct 17th 2017, 6:27 PM

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

# 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 14,805 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 13,289 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 10,771 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 26,684 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 21,116 Views 47 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 11,484 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 26,112 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 6,653 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 33,468 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 14,093 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 13,059 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 10,961 Views 62 Comments

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