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#Hospitals

# 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 91 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 20,881 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 15,599 Views 67 Comments

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

# hospitals - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service says it is running low on blood
# AB Positive
# AB Positive

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service says it is running low on blood

Oct 18th 2016, 9:01 AM 12,807 Views 39 Comments

Blood donations in Ireland have fallen 21% in five years, and the IBTS is down to three days’ supply.

# hospitals - Friday 7 October, 2016

Here's a look at the world's 5 big health findings - and how Ireland compares
# New Global Study
# New Global Study

Here's a look at the world's 5 big health findings - and how Ireland compares

Oct 7th 2016, 6:03 AM 15,573 Views 20 Comments

The most up-to-date analysis on the state of the world’s health has been published which will help identify national health challenges and priorities for intervention.

# hospitals - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Aleppo has eight hospitals - four have been bombed in the last five days
# Besieged
# Besieged

Aleppo has eight hospitals - four have been bombed in the last five days

Oct 5th 2016, 10:40 AM 8,742 Views 146 Comments

One of them twice.

# hospitals - Saturday 17 September, 2016

'They spend their childhoods on waiting lists': The painful reality for children with scoliosis
# The Long Wait
# The Long Wait

'They spend their childhoods on waiting lists': The painful reality for children with scoliosis

Sep 17th 2016, 7:30 AM 11,985 Views 29 Comments

Two mothers talk to us about their fight to get treatment for their sons.

# hospitals - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

The hospital trolley problem is getting better, slowly
# Slow Recovery
# Slow Recovery

The hospital trolley problem is getting better, slowly

Sep 6th 2016, 9:40 AM 8,496 Views 36 Comments

There’s a marked difference between Dublin and the rest of the country.

# hospitals - Saturday 3 September, 2016

'Amazing', 'tasty', 'best I've ever had' - Patients at three Irish hospitals rave about meals
# Hospital Food
# Hospital Food

'Amazing', 'tasty', 'best I've ever had' - Patients at three Irish hospitals rave about meals

Sep 3rd 2016, 2:08 PM 39,599 Views 76 Comments

Hiqa began a monitoring programme last year to look at nutrition and hydration care of patients in Irish hospitals.

# hospitals - Sunday 24 July, 2016

The doctor behind Hello My Name Is has died
# Kate Granger
# Kate Granger

The doctor behind Hello My Name Is has died

Jul 24th 2016, 3:49 PM 33,992 Views 18 Comments

Dr Kate Granger had been battling cancer since 2011.

# hospitals - Thursday 7 July, 2016

FactCheck: How much worse are hospital waiting lists getting?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: How much worse are hospital waiting lists getting?

Jul 7th 2016, 9:34 PM 19,875 Views 42 Comments

There are more and more people on waiting lists – but are things as bad as Fianna Fáil claim?

# hospitals - Friday 27 May, 2016

‘Chicken’ or ‘fish’? Irish patients need more details about their hospital food
# On The Menu
# On The Menu

‘Chicken’ or ‘fish’? Irish patients need more details about their hospital food

May 27th 2016, 11:25 AM 16,561 Views 43 Comments

A Hiqa study has found some deficiencies in patient choices.

# hospitals - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

12 days in hospital: 'Then the Coppers crowds came. The wailing made my head swim'
# Column
# Column

12 days in hospital: 'Then the Coppers crowds came. The wailing made my head swim'

Apr 26th 2016, 8:00 AM 152 Views 71 Comments

Emer McGinnity writes about a recent stay in hospital, and the people she met there.

# hospitals - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Blood supply for hospitals dangerously low ahead of St Patrick's Day
# Drop In Donations
# Drop In Donations

Blood supply for hospitals dangerously low ahead of St Patrick's Day

Mar 15th 2016, 6:00 AM 14,024 Views 49 Comments

Additional clinics have been set up to receive donations.

# hospitals - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Party drug ketamine could be used for difficult-to-sedate patients
# Aggressive Patients
# Aggressive Patients

Party drug ketamine could be used for difficult-to-sedate patients

Feb 27th 2016, 10:03 PM 14,585 Views 19 Comments

The recommendation was made only for extreme cases.

# hospitals - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

"Win-win for everyone" - Irish nurses set to take key tasks out of doctors' hands
# Roles And Responsibilities
# Roles And Responsibilities

"Win-win for everyone" - Irish nurses set to take key tasks out of doctors' hands

Feb 10th 2016, 8:55 PM 30,293 Views 88 Comments

Four key tasks are to be carried out in future by nurses rather than junior doctors.

# hospitals - Monday 8 February, 2016

Varadkar defends comments about extra resources making hospitals slow down
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Varadkar defends comments about extra resources making hospitals slow down

Feb 8th 2016, 9:35 AM 12,433 Views 76 Comments

The minister said he accepted that overcrowding can also delay patient treatment.

# hospitals - Friday 22 January, 2016

Cork house party shows the 'don't take drugs' message just won't cut it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Cork house party shows the 'don't take drugs' message just won't cut it

Jan 22nd 2016, 1:45 PM 494 Views 44 Comments

Six young people were hospitalised after a house party in the south of Cork. The issue can no longer be ignored, writes Graham de Barra.

# hospitals - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

One of Dublin city's main hospitals is telling emergency patients to stay away
# Mater
# Mater

One of Dublin city's main hospitals is telling emergency patients to stay away

Jan 20th 2016, 1:13 PM 18,105 Views 28 Comments

The Mater Hospital says it’s experiencing “very high numbers”.

# hospitals - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Beaumont Hospital is asking people to stay away from its emergency department tonight
# No Go
# No Go

Beaumont Hospital is asking people to stay away from its emergency department tonight

Jan 5th 2016, 5:30 PM 20,733 Views 43 Comments

Unless they’re really sick, that is.

# hospitals - Thursday 24 December, 2015

WATCH: Santa visits the children of Dublin in 1948
# Christmas Past
# Christmas Past

WATCH: Santa visits the children of Dublin in 1948

Dec 24th 2015, 11:00 AM 7,587 Views 6 Comments

Best day ever.

# hospitals - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Leo: If there was an overnight fix for the health service I would've implemented it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Leo: If there was an overnight fix for the health service I would've implemented it

Nov 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 94 Views 112 Comments

I’ve been in this job for 18 months and I can say with absolute certainty that if there was an overnight fix, I would have implemented it on day one, Leo Varadkar writes.

# hospitals - Friday 6 November, 2015

'What you'd expect from the Tea Party': Leo's radical plan for hospitals is being lashed
# Thatcherite
# Thatcherite

'What you'd expect from the Tea Party': Leo's radical plan for hospitals is being lashed

Nov 6th 2015, 4:35 PM 24,901 Views 145 Comments

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are not impressed with the Health Minister’s latest comments.

# hospitals - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

A multi-storey car park at a Galway hospital will result in fewer parking spaces
# Park Life
# Park Life

A multi-storey car park at a Galway hospital will result in fewer parking spaces

Sep 23rd 2015, 7:30 PM 14,301 Views 18 Comments

For staff, anyway.

# hospitals - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Consultant turned tap and pregnant woman told, 'That’s the volume of blood that will gush out of you'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Consultant turned tap and pregnant woman told, 'That’s the volume of blood that will gush out of you'

Sep 1st 2015, 8:00 AM 8,566 Views 116 Comments

Dil Wickremasinghe writes about how she was treated by doctors when she opted for a home birth.

# hospitals - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Children with cancer are having their eggs and testes tissue frozen for the future
# Sick
# Sick

Children with cancer are having their eggs and testes tissue frozen for the future

Aug 16th 2015, 2:00 PM 14,309 Views 31 Comments

“That often is the one piece of information that gives them a glimmer of hope”.

# hospitals - Monday 13 July, 2015

Patients complain of rude doctors, lack of compassion and misdiagnosis
# Complaints
# Complaints

Patients complain of rude doctors, lack of compassion and misdiagnosis

Jul 13th 2015, 1:22 PM 14,741 Views 52 Comments

Women, older doctors and doctors who qualified in Ireland are less likely to face serious disciplinary outcomes, according to a new report.

# hospitals - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Dublin's three maternity hospitals are being moved to pastures new
# Musical Chairs
# Musical Chairs

Dublin's three maternity hospitals are being moved to pastures new

Jun 30th 2015, 3:20 PM 35,710 Views 43 Comments

Planning permission for three new sites at major adult teaching hospitals will be submitted in the next 18 months.

# hospitals - Monday 29 June, 2015

26 terminations carried out in Ireland under new abortion laws
# Abortion
# Abortion

26 terminations carried out in Ireland under new abortion laws

Jun 29th 2015, 11:34 PM 30,308 Views 248 Comments

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
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

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

Apr 2nd 2015, 11:50 AM 13,068 Views 64 Comments

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
# Yuck
# Yuck

Surprise hospital checks uncover dirty portable toilets and mattresses

Mar 20th 2015, 9:12 AM 9,336 Views 18 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 18th 2015, 7:00 PM 172 Views 21 Comments

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
# Beaumont
# Beaumont

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

Feb 26th 2015, 4:30 PM 15,744 Views 39 Comments

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
# Tick Tock
# Tick Tock

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

Feb 20th 2015, 6:03 PM 8,774 Views 47 Comments

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