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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Hospitals

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# Winter Vomiting Bug
Winter vomiting bug leads to visitor restrictions at Dublin hospitals
The restrictions have been put in place at Beaumont Hospital and St Joseph’s Hospital Raheny to contain an outbreak of the Nonovirus.
# Savita Halappanavar
Hospital group will ‘review actions of all staff’ in care of Savita
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.”
# Dispute
IMO recommends junior doctors say 'yes' to LRC proposals
After negotiations at the Labour Relations Commission, the IMO said this evening that there had been proposals put forward by the HSE.
Hole in Health budget less than €200 million, says Reilly
The Minister for Health James Reilly said the health budget does not have a deficit of €500 million as reported widely today.
# Hospitals
Consultants' association: HSE being driven by Troika demands, not patient welfare
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.
# Junior Doctors
Taoiseach tells junior docs and HSE: Go back into the LRC and sort this out
Kenny was asked about the junior doctors’ strike by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and the independent TD Stephen Donnelly at Leaders’ Questions today.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support the striking doctors?
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
3,000 Junior Doctors gear up for tomorrow’s industrial action
The day of action is expected to formally begin tomorrow morning in 1 hospitals at 7am, continuing until midnight.
# confidential
Eleven breaches of patient data at HSE hospitals in six months
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.
Column: I'm no different to a human trafficker
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.
# Strike
IMO: There will be disruption during next week's doctors' strike
The junior doctors’ day of action had been delayed but the IMO said the strike will take place next Tuesday, 8 October.
# Junior Doctors
Doctors' strike now suspended indefinitely as IMO seeks clarification
The strike was postponed for a week last Friday, but no date for the action is now being given by the doctors’ union.
# wash your hands
Minister suggests 'Florence Nightingale campaign' to tackle hand hygiene in hospitals
Kathleen Lynch said it was “incredible” that hospital staff had to be told to wash their hands.
# 24 no more
No breakthrough in talks between HSE and junior doctors
The NCHDs still plan to go on strike in two weeks time.
# Health
"Radical action" needed to tackle lack of handwashing in hospitals
However, head of transplantation at Beaumont Hospital, David Hickey, said that sanctions were “stupid”.
# Talks
IMO to meet with HSE on how to protect patients during strike
Junior doctors voted yesterday in favour of industrial action in protest against their long hours.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about the government asking Facebook for users’ information and intervention in Syria.
# Hospitals
Doctors' strike could lead to "chaos"
The result of a ballot of doctors is expected on 2 September.
# Hospitals
"Be prepared" - Doctors get ready to go on strike
Doctors and the HSE met today to talk about contingency plans if doctors do strike from next month – but the doctors aren’t happy.
# Letterkenny General Hospital
Letterkenny General Hospital to open to walk-in patients today
The hospital says that non-emergency patients should still seek the advice of their GPs as the emergency department continues to reopen.
# Nurses
Nurses unions say HSE is "bullying" staff into accepting 15 per cent pay cut
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.
# MaternityIre
Ireland’s women share their stories of pregnancy, birth and miscarriage
Recent events has women opening up about their negative experiences of Irish maternity hospitals.
# Minimum Wage
Nurses and midwives: The HSE is breaking minimum wage law
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.
# Doctors
Doctors to be balloted on industrial action over "dangerous" working hours
The Irish Medical Organisation says that non-consultant hospital doctors are “routinely forced” to work “dangerously long” hours in Ireland.
# Superbugs
Over 20,000 Irish people contracted an infection in Irish hospitals
Pneumonia and other respiratory infections accounted for 23 per cent of cases across Europe.
Column: A campaign of misinformation has turned the public against doctors
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.
# Abortion
These are the main changes to the abortion legislation
We bring you through the main changes to the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, published early this morning.
# Emergency
How would Ireland’s hospitals cope with a mass casualty incident?
We have a major emergency plan for serious incidents, so let’s see how it would work.
# Healthscare
A&E wards could be shut over looming staff shortages, doctors warn
The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine says emergency wards are already stretched, and it’ll get worse in July…
# digital healthcare
Cutting edge technologies in healthcare will increase efficiency
Tablet devices for nurses and electronic medical records – just some of the ideas showcased at a digital healthcare gathering in Dublin yesterday.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added Casino Royale made of Lego
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…
# Healthcare
Reilly announces biggest change to Irish hospitals 'in decades'
Hospitals are now going to be divided into one of six groups around the country.
# Health Insurance
Charging private patients for public beds will drive up premiums by 25% - report
Insurance companies are worried about the decline in young people enrolling as the costs of insuring those over 60 are considerably higher.
INMO chief dismisses 'man who cried wolf' suggestions on strike action
Liam Doran says he doesn’t pay attention to newspaper commentary suggesting he regularly threatens industrial action.
INMO president: Reilly "has shown little or no regard" for nurses, midwives
The INMO is to present the health minister with the findings of its trolley and ward watch initiatives, which show an increase in the amount of people on trolleys.
# Hospitals
Issue of pay to dominate INMO annual conference
The INMO is to hold its annual conference tomorrow, and its general secretary said he expects “lively debate” at the event.
# Health
Uncleanliness led to serious risks for patients at Sligo Hospital
HIQA inspectors identified a number of specific issues that present “immediate serious risks” to patients.
# Biting
Not just Suarez: Plastic surgeons handle as many as 200 bites every year
The Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons has taken the opportunity of the publicity surrounding biting this week to warn of the consequences of serious biting.
# Ageing
Concern for elderly health over budget cuts
Older people are more likely to spend more nights in hospital and to visit the GP, a TILDA study found.
# Waiting Lists
Over half of public hospitals have people waiting 12 months for surgery
Department of Health figures show people still waiting over a year for inpatient procedures – well past an original deadline.