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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines?
New proposals would see such products removed from hospital vending machines.
Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals?
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
Figures could rise again next month, due to the fallout from the nurses’ strike.
Talks over nurses' strike end at Labour Court
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'
Three more strikes are due to take place next Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.
Nurses to meet tomorrow to discuss adding further strike dates
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
The dispute centres on pay, conditions and staffing levels.
Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references
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'
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
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
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
Figures from the HSE show how frequently nursing staff are assaulted.
'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals
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
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'
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
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
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'
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
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
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
The HSE has said it regrets any delays experienced by patients.
Hospitals warned about safety of patient trolleys after reports of some malfunctioning
The HPRA said that it is aware of complaints made from an Irish hospital regarding the Tautmann UT10 patient trolley.
Injuries or near-injuries of patients at Irish hospitals jumped last year
There were an average of 160 patient safety incidents per day last year.
HSE issues warning after two confirmed cases of measles in Dublin
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.
Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding
The Irish Medical Organisation has said that additional resources are needed immediately.
Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes
There was a 10% increase in health expenditure between 2011 and 2016.
A patient's medical chart 'was found on top of a glass cabinet in a hospital'
The special report on the hospitals sector was carried out in 20 Irish hospitals.
'Somebody needs to shout stop': HSE nursing homes cost a lot more to run than private ones
New figures show a significant discrepancy in the weekly costs of providing long-term residential care for elderly people.
Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma
During the course of Storm Emma, the HSE saw a 41% reduction in attendances at Emergency Departments.
All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled
Three children’s hospitals are also cancelling planned admissions and outpatient appointments.
Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan
A specialist trauma unit will also be located in a third location.
Nearly four cyclists are hospitalised in Ireland every day
Fifteen cyclists died in road traffic incidents last year.
Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley
The Taoiseach said he was speaking as both a doctor and a grandson whose grandmother is “regularly in and out of hospital”.
'Inconceivable' that health system would be able to deal with mass casualty event
A senior doctor has warned that the system cannot deal with the day-to-day workload.
'No effort being spared' says Health Minister after trolley numbers reach record high
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
Elective surgeries have been postponed in some hospitals in a bid to prioritise emergencies.
One in five women doctors in Ireland claim to have been sexually harassed
Bully and sexual harassment remain common in Ireland’s medical workplaces, according to the IMO.
'Detrimental and harmful': There were over 80,000 people on hospital trolleys so far this year
The INMO said the overcrowding situation is having a “serious, detrimental and harmful effect” on patients.
After some confusion, hospitals told to pay doctors and nurses who didn't go to work on Monday
There was some confusion over what employees should do in the event of national red weather warnings.
The aftermath of Storm Ophelia is being assessed across the country
Here’s what you need to know about power outages, public transport and fallen trees.