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Thursday 5 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Hospitals

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'Never again': New guidelines introduced after Savita's tragic death
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'
The Health Minister says the system he is now in charge of is different.
'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.
More than 360,000 people are on hospital waiting lists
The figure increased by 50,000 from January to July.
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 with Spina Bifida are massively under-served in Ireland: study
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
The INMO says a block on hiring is making the problem worse.
Number of patients admitted on trolleys up 187% in some hospitals
Five hospitals increased by between 75% to 187% in comparison to the same period last year.
Irish hospitals to start giving away old equipment
The programme will help hospitals in Zambia and Uganda.
People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards
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
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
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'
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
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
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
The health minister also cast doubts on the savings targets.
Unsuitable treatment for children in mental health units
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
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
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
Unlike MRSA, alcohol wipes do not stop the spread of CDI.
Patients more likely to die when cared for by nurses with heavy workloads
In Ireland, the average patient-to-nurse ratio is 6·9, which is mid-range in comparison to other European countries.
'Trust of the community' needed if Dublin A&E closures go ahead
“We shouldn’t be scared of reform,” the Irish Patients Association said, following reports that a number may close.
Visitor restrictions in place at Kerry General Hospital
An outbreak of a “flu-like” illness has effected the hospital.
"Criminal" that potentially life-saving stroke machines are lying idle
The machines were purchased by the HSE, but only five of the 12 machines are currently being used.
Remember the '24 No More' campaign? Hospitals still aren't complying say IMO
Up to 33 per cent of hospitals have not made sufficient progress and are to be penalised according to the union.
Hospital smoking bans are being ignored
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.
RTE, health insurance, and the Queen: The week in numbers
Plus: What percentage of people aged 50 and older in Ireland are obese?
Dementia sufferers 'inadequately assessed' in Irish hospitals
At any one time, one in four people in Irish hospitals suffer from dementia, with their care costing the state €21 million a year.
Holles Street says they are ready for babies that were due at Mount Carmel
The National Maternity Hospital say they may request additional staff if required.
Reilly 'acknowledges discomfort and distress' of patients on trolleys
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.
Mass rallies planned across country as new National Hospital Campaign gathers pace
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.
Almost 60,000 people waited on trolleys in Emergency Departments last year
New figures show the level of overcrowding at hospitals around the country.
374: Number of patients on hospital trolleys at highest in months
There are 374 patients on trolleys in Ireland today – the highest figure since April last year.
HSE says hospitals will be smoke-free by 2015
This will be the last year that people can light up a cigarette on hospital grounds.
Four more hospital campuses to become smoke-free zones from Monday
Hospitals in Rathgar, Bantry, Mallow and Kerry will all ban smoking on campus from Monday.
Just 42 people on trolleys but 'one snowflake doesn't make a white Christmas'
The numbers are down significantly on last year when 107 people spent Christmas on trolleys in hospitals around the country.
HSE still reviewing where €108m 'unspecified' pay savings can be found in 2014
The HSE launched its 2014 service plan this morning, which sees the medical card probity figure dropping to €23m.
'All hospitals to be smoke free campuses by end of 2015' says HSE
Irish hospitals are hoping to implement nationwide as three more hospitals declare ban from January.
Public, elderly and short-stay: Study finds 1.54m people discharged from Irish hospitals
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.