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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Hospitals

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# Overcrowding
Varadkar defends comments about extra resources making hospitals slow down
The minister said he accepted that overcrowding can also delay patient treatment.
Cork house party shows the 'don't take drugs' message just won't cut it
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.
# Dublin
One of Dublin city's main hospitals is telling emergency patients to stay away
The Mater Hospital says it’s experiencing “very high numbers”.
# No Go
Beaumont Hospital is asking people to stay away from its emergency department tonight
Unless they’re really sick, that is.
# christmas past
WATCH: Santa visits the children of Dublin in 1948
Best day ever.
Leo: If there was an overnight fix for the health service I would've implemented it
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.
# Thatcherite
'What you'd expect from the Tea Party': Leo's radical plan for hospitals is being lashed
Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are not impressed with the Health Minister’s latest comments.
# park life
A multi-storey car park at a Galway hospital will result in fewer parking spaces
For staff, anyway.
Consultant turned tap and pregnant woman told, 'That’s the volume of blood that will gush out of you'
Dil Wickremasinghe writes about how she was treated by doctors when she opted for a home birth.
# Sick
Children with cancer are having their eggs and testes tissue frozen for the future
“That often is the one piece of information that gives them a glimmer of hope”.
# Complaints
Patients complain of rude doctors, lack of compassion and misdiagnosis
Women, older doctors and doctors who qualified in Ireland are less likely to face serious disciplinary outcomes, according to a new report.
# Musical Chairs
Dublin's three maternity hospitals are being moved to pastures new
Planning permission for three new sites at major adult teaching hospitals will be submitted in the next 18 months.
# Abortion
26 terminations carried out in Ireland under new abortion laws
Minister Leo Varadkar revealed the figures today.
# Overcrowding
Leo wants no more than 90 people on trolleys for more than nine hours by the end of 2015
Hospital waiting lists and overcrowding are among the biggest problems facing the health service.
# Yuck
Surprise hospital checks uncover dirty portable toilets and mattresses
HIQA says all hospitals could do more to improve hand hygiene.
The furore around fatty, inedible hospital food overshadows a far more serious issue
Disease-related malnutrition remains a major cause of avoidable complications in our hospitals.
# Beaumont
Family claims elderly man with Parksinson's was "left in a soiled state" in Dublin hospital
Gerry Feeney’s family say he was treated as if he was invisible.
# Tick tock
76,666: the exact number of people waiting for hospital treatment right now
The Health Minister says he’s working on it but the waiting lists have swelled by almost a third since this time last year.
# Waiting Lists
12 month delays for MRI scans 'putting lives at risk'
7,000 people have been waiting for a scan for more than one year.
# Achoo
The number of people admitted to hospital with flu has more than doubled in a week
The average age of those admitted is 59.
# another crisis?
Hundreds on trolleys again, as hospitals deal with influx of flu cases
INMO figures show there were 518 people waiting on trolleys in emergency departments and on wards yesterday.
"A poor example": Varadkar heavily criticises Martin over emergency department crisis
The Health Minister said no one wants to sort out the overcrowding crisis more than he does.
# Emergency
HSE says achieving ambulance response times in rural areas is 'always a difficult task'
Denis Naughten TD has reacted to a HSE report that finds Ireland is too rural for the service to meet its targets.
# Overcrowding
Nurses at Galway University Hospital are going on a work-to-rule
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said significant progress had been made in tackling the country’s overcrowding issues.
# Hospitals
Leo's warning: Junior doctor changeover and flu cases could cause more problems
We’re “not out of the woods yet” according to the Health Minister.
# going to get worse
'I'm sick to death of this problem' - Varadkar speaks out on A&E crisis
The Health Minister said the problem is going to get worse next week.
# Waiting Times
Irish hospitals aren't the only ones dealing with an overcrowding crisis
It’s a very similar story in England.
# no beds
Overcrowding crisis: Surgeries cancelled at Beaumont as trolley figures remain high
There were a total of 584 people waiting for available hospital beds as of this morning.
# Overcrowding
GPs: We can't take on hospital overflow - we're overwhelmed already
Comments from GPs come after it emerged there are record numbers of people waiting on trollies in hospitals around the country.
# Trolleys
Hospital overcrowding: Calls for Ireland to poach nurses from UK and Australia
A record number of people are now waiting for beds, with the INMO saying industrial action is likely due to ‘chronic overcrowding’.
# Health
Varadkar: There was "no attempt to conceal" waiting list numbers
The HSE was accused of having ‘hidden waiting lists’ today.
# State of the Nation
How will the HSE tackle waiting lists next year?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Maternity
'Never again': New guidelines introduced after Savita's tragic death
An early warning system in maternity hospitals is to be standardised.
# junior doctor
Here's what Leo Varadkar thinks has changed in health since he 'wore a white coat'
The Health Minister says the system he is now in charge of is different.
# midlands regional
'Overcrowded and clinically dangerous': Nurses criticise conditions at Mullingar hospital
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has called on the HSE to immediately recruit more staff at MRHM.
# patient patients
More than 360,000 people are on hospital waiting lists
The figure increased by 50,000 from January to July.
# Hospitals
Galway nurses to protest 'severe overcrowding' in Emergency Department
The INMO said today nurses are finishing shifts “in a distressed state, experiencing burnout and frustration at the lack of action”.
# children's health
Children with Spina Bifida are massively under-served in Ireland: study
Children with spina bifida need complex treatment – more than half aren’t getting it.
# no vacancies
Staff shortage at Kerry General Hospital now at "unsafe" levels says union
The INMO says a block on hiring is making the problem worse.