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#Hospitals

# 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 12,820 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 15,588 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 8,755 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 12,175 Views 30 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 8,518 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 39,724 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 34,011 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 19,918 Views 41 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 16,636 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 206 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 14,073 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 14,627 Views 20 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 30,446 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 12,455 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 530 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 18,928 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 20,771 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 7,605 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 118 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 24,922 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 14,339 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 9,156 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 14,322 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 15,293 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 35,884 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 30,318 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 13,074 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 9,354 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 202 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 15,871 Views 38 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 8,782 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.

# hospitals - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

12 month delays for MRI scans 'putting lives at risk'
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

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

Feb 10th 2015, 6:09 PM 15,261 Views 33 Comments

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
# Achoo
# Achoo

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

Feb 7th 2015, 1:55 PM 14,486 Views 33 Comments

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
# Another Crisis?
# Another Crisis?

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

Feb 4th 2015, 10:00 AM 6,498 Views 37 Comments

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
# HOSPITAL CRISIS
# HOSPITAL CRISIS

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

Jan 14th 2015, 9:45 PM 29,816 Views 67 Comments

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'
# Emergency
# Emergency

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

Jan 13th 2015, 12:05 PM 9,796 Views 53 Comments

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
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

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

Jan 12th 2015, 8:00 AM 5,521 Views 9 Comments

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
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

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

Jan 11th 2015, 7:00 PM 21,596 Views 57 Comments

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
# Going To Get Worse
# Going To Get Worse

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

Jan 7th 2015, 10:20 PM 35,677 Views 142 Comments

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
# Waiting Times
# Waiting Times

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

Jan 7th 2015, 12:22 PM 7,877 Views 60 Comments

It’s a very similar story in England.