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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Hospitals

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The hospital trolley problem is getting better, slowly
There’s a marked difference between Dublin and the rest of the country.
'Amazing', 'tasty', 'best I've ever had' - Patients at three Irish hospitals rave about meals
Hiqa began a monitoring programme last year to look at nutrition and hydration care of patients in Irish hospitals.
The doctor behind Hello My Name Is has died
Dr Kate Granger had been battling cancer since 2011.
FactCheck: How much worse are hospital waiting lists getting?
There are more and more people on waiting lists – but are things as bad as Fianna Fáil claim?
‘Chicken’ or ‘fish’? Irish patients need more details about their hospital food
A Hiqa study has found some deficiencies in patient choices.
12 days in hospital: 'Then the Coppers crowds came. The wailing made my head swim'
Emer McGinnity writes about a recent stay in hospital, and the people she met there.
Blood supply for hospitals dangerously low ahead of St Patrick's Day
Additional clinics have been set up to receive donations.
Party drug ketamine could be used for difficult-to-sedate patients
The recommendation was made only for extreme cases.
"Win-win for everyone" - Irish nurses set to take key tasks out of doctors' hands
Four key tasks are to be carried out in future by nurses rather than junior doctors.
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.
One of Dublin city's main hospitals is telling emergency patients to stay away
The Mater Hospital says it’s experiencing “very high numbers”.
Beaumont Hospital is asking people to stay away from its emergency department tonight
Unless they’re really sick, that is.
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.
'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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
26 terminations carried out in Ireland under new abortion laws
Minister Leo Varadkar revealed the figures today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12 month delays for MRI scans 'putting lives at risk'
7,000 people have been waiting for a scan for more than one year.
The number of people admitted to hospital with flu has more than doubled in a week
The average age of those admitted is 59.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
Irish hospitals aren't the only ones dealing with an overcrowding crisis
It’s a very similar story in England.
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.
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.
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’.
Varadkar: There was "no attempt to conceal" waiting list numbers
The HSE was accused of having ‘hidden waiting lists’ today.