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#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 20,558 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 13,337 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 11,555 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 14,200 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 16,144 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 12,395 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 14,401 Views 95 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 20,003 Views 126 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 38,997 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 10,749 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 5,072 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 25,400 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 14,879 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 13,313 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 10,847 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 26,736 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 21,173 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 11,494 Views 58 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 26,151 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 6,677 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 33,549 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 14,128 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 13,157 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 11,026 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 30,885 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 9,899 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 16,112 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 12,071 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 29,659 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 12,178 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 25,926 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 12,174 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 14,143 Views 88 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 8,577 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 7,794 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 15,382 Views 45 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 17,716 Views 34 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 10,820 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 8,289 Views 37 Comments

Simon Harris welcomed the news, but said more needs to be done.