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#Hospitals

# hospitals - Thursday 21 November, 2013

"Don't punish sick kids" - charity warns hospitals still need help, despite top-up furore
# Executive Pay
# Executive Pay

"Don't punish sick kids" - charity warns hospitals still need help, despite top-up furore

Nov 21st 2013, 2:01 PM 5,882 Views 22 Comments

There is a serious risk of donors not supporting fundraising campaigns in protest over the top-up payments to hospital executives, a charity has warned.

# hospitals - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Children hospitalised after self-harming is on the increase
# Self Harm
# Self Harm

Children hospitalised after self-harming is on the increase

Nov 20th 2013, 9:20 PM 8,502 Views 27 Comments

The HSE has said that 960 children aged 10 to 17 years presented to hospital last year with self-harm injuries.

'Ministers knew' about top-up payments for senior health staff
# Executive Pay
# Executive Pay

'Ministers knew' about top-up payments for senior health staff

Nov 20th 2013, 8:31 AM 7,628 Views 85 Comments

“There’s only one thing that should happen now. Come next week, these payments must cease”.

# hospitals - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

'This has got to stop': Reilly concerned about pay top-ups for some health chiefs
# Executive Pay
# Executive Pay

'This has got to stop': Reilly concerned about pay top-ups for some health chiefs

Nov 19th 2013, 5:02 PM 8,311 Views 108 Comments

Remuneration for some hospital chiefs has caused controversy in the last 24 hours.

Ireland has highest birth rate of all 27 EU nations
# Birth Stats
# Birth Stats

Ireland has highest birth rate of all 27 EU nations

Nov 19th 2013, 6:30 AM 14,281 Views 103 Comments

New figures from the ESRI also show there were 1,217 sets of twins born last year, and 33 sets of triplets.

# hospitals - Friday 15 November, 2013

Government to consider free nicotine patches for pregnant women
# Smoking
# Smoking

Government to consider free nicotine patches for pregnant women

Nov 15th 2013, 10:31 AM 6,570 Views 116 Comments

Minister of State Alex White told the Dáil yesterday that it is estimated that between 18 per cent and 21 per cent of Irish women smoke during pregnancy.

# hospitals - Friday 8 November, 2013

Winter vomiting bug leads to visitor restrictions at Dublin hospitals
# Winter Vomiting Bug
# Winter Vomiting Bug

Winter vomiting bug leads to visitor restrictions at Dublin hospitals

Nov 8th 2013, 6:19 PM 9,498 Views 14 Comments

The restrictions have been put in place at Beaumont Hospital and St Joseph’s Hospital Raheny to contain an outbreak of the Nonovirus.

# hospitals - Friday 18 October, 2013

Hospital group will ‘review actions of all staff’ in care of Savita
# Savita Halappanavar
# Savita Halappanavar

Hospital group will ‘review actions of all staff’ in care of Savita

Oct 18th 2013, 11:01 PM 8,965 Views 58 Comments

The West/North West Hospital Group said that, if appropriate, staff will be referred to the proper authorities but that “in many instances there will be no case to answer.”

# hospitals - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

IMO recommends junior doctors say 'yes' to LRC proposals
# Dispute
# Dispute

IMO recommends junior doctors say 'yes' to LRC proposals

Oct 16th 2013, 9:51 PM 5,492 Views 15 Comments

After negotiations at the Labour Relations Commission, the IMO said this evening that there had been proposals put forward by the HSE.

# hospitals - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Hole in Health budget less than €200 million, says Reilly
# HEALTH BILL
# HEALTH BILL

Hole in Health budget less than €200 million, says Reilly

Oct 13th 2013, 2:56 PM 5,243 Views 32 Comments

The Minister for Health James Reilly said the health budget does not have a deficit of €500 million as reported widely today.

# hospitals - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Consultants' association: HSE being driven by Troika demands, not patient welfare
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Consultants' association: HSE being driven by Troika demands, not patient welfare

Oct 12th 2013, 5:43 PM 5,687 Views 45 Comments

The president of the IHCA also said that the HSE’s “unsympathetic” traits have led to action like the junior doctors’ strike which has created tensions among the ranks.

# hospitals - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Taoiseach tells junior docs and HSE: Go back into the LRC and sort this out
# Junior Doctors
# Junior Doctors

Taoiseach tells junior docs and HSE: Go back into the LRC and sort this out

Oct 8th 2013, 3:58 PM 6,785 Views 51 Comments

Kenny was asked about the junior doctors’ strike by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and the independent TD Stephen Donnelly at Leaders’ Questions today.

Poll: Do you support the striking doctors?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support the striking doctors?

Oct 8th 2013, 9:12 AM 24,588 Views 237 Comments

Pickets are being placed at hospitals around the country as the long-mooted strike by junior doctors begins. Do you agree with their course of action?

# hospitals - Monday 7 October, 2013

3,000 Junior Doctors gear up for tomorrow’s industrial action
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

3,000 Junior Doctors gear up for tomorrow’s industrial action

Oct 7th 2013, 10:49 PM 13,016 Views 70 Comments

The day of action is expected to formally begin tomorrow morning in 1 hospitals at 7am, continuing until midnight.

Eleven breaches of patient data at HSE hospitals in six months
# Confidential
# Confidential

Eleven breaches of patient data at HSE hospitals in six months

Oct 7th 2013, 10:48 PM 12,502 Views 35 Comments

The HSE said breaches could have included the placing of a referral letter in the wrong chart or the a document sent to a person with the same name as a patient.

# hospitals - Friday 4 October, 2013

Column: I'm no different to a human trafficker
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I'm no different to a human trafficker

Oct 4th 2013, 7:15 AM 328 Views 97 Comments

I successfully lured a beautiful Eastern European blonde to Ireland to work. I, of course, had promised the world: happiness, love, professional dignity. She fell for it.

# hospitals - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

IMO: There will be disruption during next week's doctors' strike
# Strike
# Strike

IMO: There will be disruption during next week's doctors' strike

Oct 1st 2013, 8:38 AM 3,607 Views 15 Comments

The junior doctors’ day of action had been delayed but the IMO said the strike will take place next Tuesday, 8 October.

# hospitals - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Doctors' strike now suspended indefinitely as IMO seeks clarification
# Junior Doctors
# Junior Doctors

Doctors' strike now suspended indefinitely as IMO seeks clarification

Sep 24th 2013, 11:23 AM 4,643 Views 38 Comments

The strike was postponed for a week last Friday, but no date for the action is now being given by the doctors’ union.

# hospitals - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Minister suggests 'Florence Nightingale campaign' to tackle hand hygiene in hospitals
# Wash Your Hands
# Wash Your Hands

Minister suggests 'Florence Nightingale campaign' to tackle hand hygiene in hospitals

Sep 18th 2013, 4:41 PM 5,720 Views 26 Comments

Kathleen Lynch said it was “incredible” that hospital staff had to be told to wash their hands.

# hospitals - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

No breakthrough in talks between HSE and junior doctors
# 24 No More
# 24 No More

No breakthrough in talks between HSE and junior doctors

Sep 11th 2013, 10:46 PM 8,763 Views 34 Comments

The NCHDs still plan to go on strike in two weeks time.

# hospitals - Thursday 5 September, 2013

"Radical action" needed to tackle lack of handwashing in hospitals
# Health
# Health

"Radical action" needed to tackle lack of handwashing in hospitals

Sep 5th 2013, 10:11 AM 5,840 Views 39 Comments

However, head of transplantation at Beaumont Hospital, David Hickey, said that sanctions were “stupid”.

# hospitals - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

IMO to meet with HSE on how to protect patients during strike
# Talks
# Talks

IMO to meet with HSE on how to protect patients during strike

Sep 4th 2013, 8:04 AM 3,389 Views 22 Comments

Junior doctors voted yesterday in favour of industrial action in protest against their long hours.

# hospitals - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Aug 27th 2013, 11:00 PM 13,379 Views 13 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the government asking Facebook for users’ information and intervention in Syria.

Doctors' strike could lead to "chaos"
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Doctors' strike could lead to "chaos"

Aug 27th 2013, 9:00 AM 6,955 Views 43 Comments

The result of a ballot of doctors is expected on 2 September.

# hospitals - Monday 26 August, 2013

"Be prepared" - Doctors get ready to go on strike
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

"Be prepared" - Doctors get ready to go on strike

Aug 26th 2013, 4:49 PM 13,738 Views 105 Comments

Doctors and the HSE met today to talk about contingency plans if doctors do strike from next month – but the doctors aren’t happy.

# hospitals - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Letterkenny General Hospital to open to walk-in patients today
# Letterkenny General Hospital
# Letterkenny General Hospital

Letterkenny General Hospital to open to walk-in patients today

Aug 20th 2013, 7:50 AM 2,666 Views 0 Comments

The hospital says that non-emergency patients should still seek the advice of their GPs as the emergency department continues to reopen.

# hospitals - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Nurses unions say HSE is "bullying" staff into accepting 15 per cent pay cut
# Nurses
# Nurses

Nurses unions say HSE is "bullying" staff into accepting 15 per cent pay cut

Aug 1st 2013, 9:18 AM 9,230 Views 112 Comments

The HSE has rejected claims that it will ask existing nurses to apply for their jobs through a graduate programme that pays 85 per cent of the standard wage.

# hospitals - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Ireland’s women share their stories of pregnancy, birth and miscarriage
# MaternityIre
# MaternityIre

Ireland’s women share their stories of pregnancy, birth and miscarriage

Jul 23rd 2013, 10:05 PM 35,326 Views 149 Comments

Recent events has women opening up about their negative experiences of Irish maternity hospitals.

# hospitals - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Nurses and midwives: The HSE is breaking minimum wage law
# Minimum Wage
# Minimum Wage

Nurses and midwives: The HSE is breaking minimum wage law

Jul 16th 2013, 10:04 PM 18,815 Views 64 Comments

The INMO said that interns are being asked to increase their hours while only being paid 50 per cent of the staff rate of pay.

# hospitals - Monday 15 July, 2013

Doctors to be balloted on industrial action over "dangerous" working hours
# Doctors
# Doctors

Doctors to be balloted on industrial action over "dangerous" working hours

Jul 15th 2013, 12:06 PM 5,747 Views 41 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation says that non-consultant hospital doctors are “routinely forced” to work “dangerously long” hours in Ireland.

# hospitals - Friday 5 July, 2013

Over 20,000 Irish people contracted an infection in Irish hospitals
# Superbugs
# Superbugs

Over 20,000 Irish people contracted an infection in Irish hospitals

Jul 5th 2013, 10:47 AM 4,983 Views 27 Comments

Pneumonia and other respiratory infections accounted for 23 per cent of cases across Europe.

# hospitals - Monday 1 July, 2013

Column: A campaign of misinformation has turned the public against doctors
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: A campaign of misinformation has turned the public against doctors

Jul 1st 2013, 7:30 PM 183 Views 67 Comments

Dangerously long working hours, understaffing, and lower pay than you might think – these are the things the HSE doesn’t want you to know about how hospital doctors are treated, a junior doctor writes.

# hospitals - Thursday 13 June, 2013

These are the main changes to the abortion legislation
# Abortion
# Abortion

These are the main changes to the abortion legislation

Jun 13th 2013, 7:41 AM 6,575 Views 16 Comments

We bring you through the main changes to the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, published early this morning.

# hospitals - Saturday 25 May, 2013

How would Ireland’s hospitals cope with a mass casualty incident?
# Emergency
# Emergency

How would Ireland’s hospitals cope with a mass casualty incident?

May 25th 2013, 7:30 AM 8,583 Views 38 Comments

We have a major emergency plan for serious incidents, so let’s see how it would work.

# hospitals - Thursday 23 May, 2013

A&E wards could be shut over looming staff shortages, doctors warn
# Healthscare
# Healthscare

A&E wards could be shut over looming staff shortages, doctors warn

May 23rd 2013, 8:02 PM 9,195 Views 59 Comments

The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine says emergency wards are already stretched, and it’ll get worse in July…

# hospitals - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Cutting edge technologies in healthcare will increase efficiency
# Digital Healthcare
# Digital Healthcare

Cutting edge technologies in healthcare will increase efficiency

May 16th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,304 Views 28 Comments

Tablet devices for nurses and electronic medical records – just some of the ideas showcased at a digital healthcare gathering in Dublin yesterday.

# hospitals - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added Casino Royale made of Lego
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Casino Royale made of Lego

May 14th 2013, 7:02 PM 6,756 Views 0 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…

Reilly announces biggest change to Irish hospitals 'in decades'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Reilly announces biggest change to Irish hospitals 'in decades'

May 14th 2013, 5:06 PM 16,434 Views 87 Comments

Hospitals are now going to be divided into one of six groups around the country.

# hospitals - Monday 13 May, 2013

Charging private patients for public beds will drive up premiums by 25% - report
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Charging private patients for public beds will drive up premiums by 25% - report

May 13th 2013, 4:45 PM 7,980 Views 39 Comments

Insurance companies are worried about the decline in young people enrolling as the costs of insuring those over 60 are considerably higher.

# hospitals - Saturday 11 May, 2013

INMO chief dismisses 'man who cried wolf' suggestions on strike action
# INMO
# INMO

INMO chief dismisses 'man who cried wolf' suggestions on strike action

May 11th 2013, 1:57 PM 6,515 Views 48 Comments

Liam Doran says he doesn’t pay attention to newspaper commentary suggesting he regularly threatens industrial action.