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#Hospitals

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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 13,087 Views 64 Comments

Hospital waiting lists and overcrowding are among the biggest problems facing the health service.

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 9,371 Views 18 Comments

HIQA says all hospitals could do more to improve hand hygiene.

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 226 Views 21 Comments

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
# Beaumont
# Beaumont

Family claims elderly man with Parksinson's was "left in a soiled state" in Dublin hospital

Feb 26th 2015, 4:30 PM 15,901 Views 39 Comments

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
# Tick Tock
# Tick Tock

76,666: the exact number of people waiting for hospital treatment right now

Feb 20th 2015, 6:03 PM 8,798 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.

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 15,296 Views 33 Comments

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
# Achoo
# Achoo

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

Feb 7th 2015, 1:55 PM 14,498 Views 33 Comments

The average age of those admitted is 59.

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 6,509 Views 37 Comments

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
# HOSPITAL CRISIS
# HOSPITAL CRISIS

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

Jan 14th 2015, 9:45 PM 29,838 Views 67 Comments

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'
# Emergency
# Emergency

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

Jan 13th 2015, 12:05 PM 9,825 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.

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 5,537 Views 9 Comments

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
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

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

Jan 11th 2015, 7:00 PM 21,614 Views 57 Comments

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
# 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 35,698 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 7,892 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 10,734 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 5,374 Views 14 Comments

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
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

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

Jan 5th 2015, 10:50 PM 24,477 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’.

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 9,444 Views 37 Comments

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

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 8,966 Views 20 Comments

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

'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 10,788 Views 23 Comments

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

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 10,773 Views 21 Comments

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

'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 7,192 Views 5 Comments

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

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 12,388 Views 72 Comments

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

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 8,214 Views 22 Comments

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

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 4,001 Views 8 Comments

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

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 7,282 Views 11 Comments

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

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 5,885 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Irish hospitals to start giving away old equipment

Jul 27th 2014, 8:45 AM 12,938 Views 34 Comments

The programme will help hospitals in Zambia and Uganda.

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 8,146 Views 30 Comments

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

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 4,679 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.

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 6,615 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.

'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 11,795 Views 27 Comments

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

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 19,807 Views 62 Comments

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

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 7,570 Views 10 Comments

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

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 6,636 Views 54 Comments

The health minister also cast doubts on the savings targets.

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

Unsuitable treatment for children in mental health units

Apr 23rd 2014, 3:43 PM 9,087 Views 7 Comments

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

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 4,785 Views 7 Comments

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

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 19,474 Views 25 Comments

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

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 10,504 Views 18 Comments

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