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# hospitals - Today’s News

State is failing to protect sex workers from violence, Amnesty International says
# Report
# Report

State is failing to protect sex workers from violence, Amnesty International says

31 minutes ago 1,082 Views 0 Comments

The group said a law introduced in 2017 which criminalises the purchase of sex in Ireland is facilitating the abuse of sex workers.

Two lanes of traffic blocked after crash on N7 at Rathcoole
# Dublin
# Dublin

Two lanes of traffic blocked after crash on N7 at Rathcoole

1 hour ago 9,835 Views 4 Comments

No serious injuries have been reported but traffic delays in the area are expected.

Egan Bernal in intensive care after undergoing surgery following training crash
# Recovering
From The42
# Recovering

Egan Bernal in intensive care after undergoing surgery following training crash

1 hour ago 1,577 Views 2 Comments

The 25-year-old underwent several rounds of surgery following the accident in his native Colombia.

'He became very engrossed in it' - The story behind Dermot Morgan's unfinished football film
# Incomplete
From The42
# Incomplete

'He became very engrossed in it' - The story behind Dermot Morgan's unfinished football film

Updated 1 hour ago 8,797 Views 3 Comments

Remembering his work on ‘Miracle of the Magyars’ and other soccer-related projects.

Ailing Nadal outlasts Denis Shapovalov in dramatic Australian Open quarter-final
# Down Under
From The42
# Down Under

Ailing Nadal outlasts Denis Shapovalov in dramatic Australian Open quarter-final

1 hour ago 2,032 Views 1 Comment

Madison Keys pulled off another big upset with a straight-sets, last-eight victory.

Biden caught insulting Fox News journalist on live microphone
# Oops
# Oops

Biden caught insulting Fox News journalist on live microphone

1 hour ago 23,261 Views 27 Comments

The comment has been included in the White House transcript of the event, ensuring it passes into the official historical record.

Garland helps Cavaliers hold off Knicks, Suns roll over Jazz
# On Court
From The42
# On Court

Garland helps Cavaliers hold off Knicks, Suns roll over Jazz

2 hours ago 371 Views 0 Comments

A round-up of the latest NBA action.

Teacher who raped his brother when they were children jailed for eight-and-a-half years
# Courts
# Courts

Teacher who raped his brother when they were children jailed for eight-and-a-half years

2 hours ago 18,573 Views 0 Comments

Ms Justice O’Connor said that had Graham Daly been an adult at the time of the offending, she would have imposed a longer sentence.

Australian Open director says supporters are ‘welcome’ to wear Peng Shuai T-shirts
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

Australian Open director says supporters are ‘welcome’ to wear Peng Shuai T-shirts

2 hours ago 747 Views 0 Comments

Tennis Australia had been accused of prioritising commercial interests in China.

# hospitals - Monday 29 September, 2014

'Overcrowded and clinically dangerous': Nurses criticise conditions at Mullingar hospital
# Midlands Regional
# Midlands Regional

'Overcrowded and clinically dangerous': Nurses criticise conditions at Mullingar hospital

Sep 29th 2014, 10:42 AM 7,176 Views 5 Comments

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has called on the HSE to immediately recruit more staff at MRHM.

# hospitals - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

More than 360,000 people are on hospital waiting lists
# Patient Patients
# Patient Patients

More than 360,000 people are on hospital waiting lists

Sep 24th 2014, 7:45 AM 12,373 Views 72 Comments

The figure increased by 50,000 from January to July.

# hospitals - Monday 15 September, 2014

Galway nurses to protest 'severe overcrowding' in Emergency Department
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Galway nurses to protest 'severe overcrowding' in Emergency Department

Sep 15th 2014, 6:55 PM 8,195 Views 22 Comments

The INMO said today nurses are finishing shifts “in a distressed state, experiencing burnout and frustration at the lack of action”.

# hospitals - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Children with Spina Bifida are massively under-served in Ireland: study
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

Children with Spina Bifida are massively under-served in Ireland: study

Sep 3rd 2014, 7:45 AM 3,980 Views 8 Comments

Children with spina bifida need complex treatment – more than half aren’t getting it.

# hospitals - Friday 29 August, 2014

Staff shortage at Kerry General Hospital now at "unsafe" levels says union
# No Vacancies
# No Vacancies

Staff shortage at Kerry General Hospital now at "unsafe" levels says union

Aug 29th 2014, 10:04 PM 7,268 Views 11 Comments

The INMO says a block on hiring is making the problem worse.

# hospitals - Friday 8 August, 2014

Number of patients admitted on trolleys up 187% in some hospitals
# Overcrowded
# Overcrowded

Number of patients admitted on trolleys up 187% in some hospitals

Aug 8th 2014, 8:15 AM 5,869 Views 12 Comments

Five hospitals increased by between 75% to 187% in comparison to the same period last year.

# hospitals - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Irish hospitals to start giving away old equipment
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Irish hospitals to start giving away old equipment

Jul 27th 2014, 8:45 AM 12,923 Views 34 Comments

The programme will help hospitals in Zambia and Uganda.

# hospitals - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards
# End Of Life Report
# End Of Life Report

People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards

Jul 15th 2014, 2:56 PM 8,113 Views 30 Comments

The Oireachtas Health Committee launched its report on end-of-life care this afternoon.

# hospitals - Friday 27 June, 2014

HIQA writes to HSE twice over risks to patients in emergency departments
# Ambulances
# Ambulances

HIQA writes to HSE twice over risks to patients in emergency departments

Jun 27th 2014, 6:45 AM 4,665 Views 9 Comments

The issue centred on what the HSE is doing to mitigate the risks to patients who are waiting transfers in EDs to inpatient beds.

# hospitals - Friday 20 June, 2014

Most people in Ireland think hospitals are dangerous places
# Get Well
# Get Well

Most people in Ireland think hospitals are dangerous places

Jun 20th 2014, 7:26 AM 6,585 Views 16 Comments

In a massive Europe-wide study, more than half of Irish people said it was likely that patients could be harmed by hospital care in Ireland.

# hospitals - Monday 16 June, 2014

'No one ever notices the cleaner'
# Justice Day For Cleaners
# Justice Day For Cleaners

'No one ever notices the cleaner'

Jun 16th 2014, 7:45 AM 11,779 Views 27 Comments

Several events are taking place today to mark International Justice Day for Cleaners.

# hospitals - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Junior doctors offered four times their pay to cover emergency department in Cork
# Emergency
# Emergency

Junior doctors offered four times their pay to cover emergency department in Cork

Jun 14th 2014, 7:15 AM 19,644 Views 62 Comments

The HSE says the department will be fully staffed, but did not comment on the cost.

# hospitals - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

North Dublin psychiatric patients being treated in Cavan and Monaghan
# Beaumont
# Beaumont

North Dublin psychiatric patients being treated in Cavan and Monaghan

May 20th 2014, 9:10 PM 7,555 Views 10 Comments

In the wake of the resignation of the Beaumont Hospital Clinical Director, a local TD wants psychiatric services in Dublin examined.

# hospitals - Monday 19 May, 2014

INMO say proposals 'seriously compromise patient safety'. 'Scaremongering' says James Reilly
# Tit For Tat
# Tit For Tat

INMO say proposals 'seriously compromise patient safety'. 'Scaremongering' says James Reilly

May 19th 2014, 6:23 PM 6,615 Views 54 Comments

The health minister also cast doubts on the savings targets.

# hospitals - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Unsuitable treatment for children in mental health units
# Care
# Care

Unsuitable treatment for children in mental health units

Apr 23rd 2014, 3:43 PM 9,047 Views 7 Comments

The structure of one ward was described as “not suitable for residents”.

# hospitals - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

MRSA has been in Irish hospitals for 40 years, but it's getting more dangerous
# Infection
# Infection

MRSA has been in Irish hospitals for 40 years, but it's getting more dangerous

Apr 16th 2014, 8:39 AM 4,772 Views 7 Comments

New research at TCD is looking to find out which strains will become the most dominant.

# hospitals - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Stark differences between childbirth procedures in public and private hospitals
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

Stark differences between childbirth procedures in public and private hospitals

Apr 15th 2014, 7:45 AM 19,447 Views 25 Comments

Women in private hospitals are far more likely to choose to have a caesarean delivery.

# hospitals - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

CDI is more common than MRSA and kills one in three Irish patients infected
# Wash Your Hands
# Wash Your Hands

CDI is more common than MRSA and kills one in three Irish patients infected

Mar 4th 2014, 6:30 AM 10,481 Views 18 Comments

Unlike MRSA, alcohol wipes do not stop the spread of CDI.

# hospitals - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Patients more likely to die when cared for by nurses with heavy workloads
# Patient Safety
# Patient Safety

Patients more likely to die when cared for by nurses with heavy workloads

Feb 26th 2014, 6:45 AM 7,262 Views 21 Comments

In Ireland, the average patient-to-nurse ratio is 6·9, which is mid-range in comparison to other European countries.

# hospitals - Sunday 23 February, 2014

'Trust of the community' needed if Dublin A&E closures go ahead
# Reform
# Reform

'Trust of the community' needed if Dublin A&E closures go ahead

Feb 23rd 2014, 3:59 PM 11,463 Views 25 Comments

“We shouldn’t be scared of reform,” the Irish Patients Association said, following reports that a number may close.

# hospitals - Friday 21 February, 2014

Visitor restrictions in place at Kerry General Hospital
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Visitor restrictions in place at Kerry General Hospital

Feb 21st 2014, 1:00 PM 7,832 Views 0 Comments

An outbreak of a “flu-like” illness has effected the hospital.

# hospitals - Sunday 9 February, 2014

"Criminal" that potentially life-saving stroke machines are lying idle
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

"Criminal" that potentially life-saving stroke machines are lying idle

Feb 9th 2014, 8:15 AM 9,930 Views 27 Comments

The machines were purchased by the HSE, but only five of the 12 machines are currently being used.

# hospitals - Friday 7 February, 2014

Remember the '24 No More' campaign? Hospitals still aren't complying say IMO
# Union Strife
# Union Strife

Remember the '24 No More' campaign? Hospitals still aren't complying say IMO

Feb 7th 2014, 5:02 PM 9,468 Views 6 Comments

Up to 33 per cent of hospitals have not made sufficient progress and are to be penalised according to the union.

# hospitals - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Hospital smoking bans are being ignored
# Clear The Air
# Clear The Air

Hospital smoking bans are being ignored

Feb 2nd 2014, 5:00 PM 16,538 Views 61 Comments

The Psychiatric Nurses association at Kerry General Hospital say the HSE just wanted to make a ‘grand gesture’ but aren’t willing to back it up.

# hospitals - Saturday 1 February, 2014

RTE, health insurance, and the Queen: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

RTE, health insurance, and the Queen: The week in numbers

Feb 1st 2014, 7:30 PM 10,688 Views 12 Comments

Plus: What percentage of people aged 50 and older in Ireland are obese?

# hospitals - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Dementia sufferers 'inadequately assessed' in Irish hospitals
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Dementia sufferers 'inadequately assessed' in Irish hospitals

Jan 28th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,156 Views 1 Comment

At any one time, one in four people in Irish hospitals suffer from dementia, with their care costing the state €21 million a year.

# hospitals - Friday 24 January, 2014

Holles Street says they are ready for babies that were due at Mount Carmel
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

Holles Street says they are ready for babies that were due at Mount Carmel

Jan 24th 2014, 6:38 PM 17,163 Views 46 Comments

The National Maternity Hospital say they may request additional staff if required.

# hospitals - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Reilly 'acknowledges discomfort and distress' of patients on trolleys
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

Reilly 'acknowledges discomfort and distress' of patients on trolleys

Jan 22nd 2014, 2:14 PM 5,362 Views 50 Comments

Reilly was challenged by Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher in the Dáil today after it emerged almost 400 people were on trolleys across the country in one day this week.

# hospitals - Monday 13 January, 2014

Mass rallies planned across country as new National Hospital Campaign gathers pace
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

Mass rallies planned across country as new National Hospital Campaign gathers pace

Jan 13th 2014, 12:15 PM 5,378 Views 14 Comments

Tens of thousands are expected to turn out for ‘seven to ten’ large-scale protests around the country, organised to fight cuts to front-line services.

# hospitals - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Almost 60,000 people waited on trolleys in Emergency Departments last year
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Almost 60,000 people waited on trolleys in Emergency Departments last year

Jan 9th 2014, 10:09 PM 4,643 Views 29 Comments

New figures show the level of overcrowding at hospitals around the country.

# hospitals - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

374: Number of patients on hospital trolleys at highest in months
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

374: Number of patients on hospital trolleys at highest in months

Jan 8th 2014, 8:53 PM 6,972 Views 32 Comments

There are 374 patients on trolleys in Ireland today – the highest figure since April last year.

# hospitals - Monday 6 January, 2014

HSE says hospitals will be smoke-free by 2015
# No Smoking
# No Smoking

HSE says hospitals will be smoke-free by 2015

Jan 6th 2014, 3:56 PM 7,096 Views 38 Comments

This will be the last year that people can light up a cigarette on hospital grounds.

# hospitals - Friday 3 January, 2014

Four more hospital campuses to become smoke-free zones from Monday
# No Smoking
# No Smoking

Four more hospital campuses to become smoke-free zones from Monday

Jan 3rd 2014, 6:21 PM 14,098 Views 61 Comments

Hospitals in Rathgar, Bantry, Mallow and Kerry will all ban smoking on campus from Monday.

# hospitals - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Just 42 people on trolleys but 'one snowflake doesn't make a white Christmas'
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

Just 42 people on trolleys but 'one snowflake doesn't make a white Christmas'

Dec 24th 2013, 2:52 PM 6,420 Views 12 Comments

The numbers are down significantly on last year when 107 people spent Christmas on trolleys in hospitals around the country.

# hospitals - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

HSE still reviewing where €108m 'unspecified' pay savings can be found in 2014
# Health
# Health

HSE still reviewing where €108m 'unspecified' pay savings can be found in 2014

Dec 18th 2013, 12:57 PM 4,555 Views 19 Comments

The HSE launched its 2014 service plan this morning, which sees the medical card probity figure dropping to €23m.

# hospitals - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

'All hospitals to be smoke free campuses by end of 2015' says HSE
# No Smoking
# No Smoking

'All hospitals to be smoke free campuses by end of 2015' says HSE

Dec 11th 2013, 1:31 PM 5,878 Views 63 Comments

Irish hospitals are hoping to implement nationwide as three more hospitals declare ban from January.

# hospitals - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Public, elderly and short-stay: Study finds 1.54m people discharged from Irish hospitals
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Public, elderly and short-stay: Study finds 1.54m people discharged from Irish hospitals

Dec 10th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,310 Views 6 Comments

A report into the demographics of Ireland’s hospitals has found the number of private patients has dropped while the number of public patients has increased.

# hospitals - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Gilmore warns health bodies could have funding cut if they don't comply with pay policy
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

Gilmore warns health bodies could have funding cut if they don't comply with pay policy

Dec 1st 2013, 1:53 PM 5,905 Views 46 Comments

The Tánaiste has said that funding could be cut for agencies that do not comply with public sector pay structures.

# hospitals - Friday 22 November, 2013

Here's how many people were treated for alcohol dependence in Irish hospitals
# Drink
# Drink

Here's how many people were treated for alcohol dependence in Irish hospitals

Nov 22nd 2013, 12:40 PM 12,609 Views 50 Comments

New figures have also revealed a big drop in the number of people being treated for alcohol-related liver disease in recent years following a massive increase in the boom years.