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#Hospitals

# 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 6,503 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 29,830 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 9,810 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 5,531 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 21,601 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 35,691 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 7,884 Views 60 Comments

It’s a very similar story in England.

Overcrowding crisis: Surgeries cancelled at Beaumont as trolley figures remain high
# No Beds
# No Beds

Overcrowding crisis: Surgeries cancelled at Beaumont as trolley figures remain high

Jan 7th 2015, 12:08 PM 10,729 Views 46 Comments

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
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

GPs: We can't take on hospital overflow - we're overwhelmed already

Jan 7th 2015, 6:30 AM 5,370 Views 14 Comments

Comments from GPs come after it emerged there are record numbers of people waiting on trollies in hospitals around the country.

# hospitals - Monday 5 January, 2015

Hospital overcrowding: Calls for Ireland to poach nurses from UK and Australia
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

Hospital overcrowding: Calls for Ireland to poach nurses from UK and Australia

Jan 5th 2015, 10:50 PM 24,473 Views 93 Comments

A record number of people are now waiting for beds, with the INMO saying industrial action is likely due to ‘chronic overcrowding’.

# hospitals - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Varadkar: There was "no attempt to conceal" waiting list numbers
# Health
# Health

Varadkar: There was "no attempt to conceal" waiting list numbers

Dec 21st 2014, 6:45 PM 9,441 Views 37 Comments

The HSE was accused of having ‘hidden waiting lists’ today.

# hospitals - Thursday 27 November, 2014

How will the HSE tackle waiting lists next year?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

How will the HSE tackle waiting lists next year?

Nov 27th 2014, 9:01 AM 8,962 Views 20 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# hospitals - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

'Never again': New guidelines introduced after Savita's tragic death
# Maternity
# Maternity

'Never again': New guidelines introduced after Savita's tragic death

Nov 26th 2014, 7:30 PM 10,761 Views 23 Comments

An early warning system in maternity hospitals is to be standardised.

# hospitals - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Here's what Leo Varadkar thinks has changed in health since he 'wore a white coat'
# Junior Doctor
# Junior Doctor

Here's what Leo Varadkar thinks has changed in health since he 'wore a white coat'

Oct 23rd 2014, 12:32 PM 10,768 Views 21 Comments

The Health Minister says the system he is now in charge of is different.

# 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 7,188 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 12,382 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 8,208 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 3,997 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 7,275 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 5,880 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 12,932 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 8,133 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 4,671 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 6,610 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 11,788 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 19,756 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 7,563 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 6,626 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 9,080 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 4,776 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 19,466 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 10,497 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 7,280 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 11,473 Views 26 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 7,841 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 9,937 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 9,533 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 16,547 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 10,695 Views 12 Comments

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