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#Hospitals

# 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 13,759 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 2,673 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 9,236 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 35,423 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 18,827 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 5,767 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 4,998 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 255 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 6,590 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 8,604 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 9,213 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 6,339 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 6,764 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 16,457 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 8,010 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 6,525 Views 48 Comments

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

# hospitals - Friday 10 May, 2013

INMO president: Reilly "has shown little or no regard" for nurses, midwives
# INMO
# INMO

INMO president: Reilly "has shown little or no regard" for nurses, midwives

May 10th 2013, 7:35 AM 6,525 Views 53 Comments

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 - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Issue of pay to dominate INMO annual conference
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Issue of pay to dominate INMO annual conference

May 7th 2013, 10:14 AM 3,100 Views 17 Comments

The INMO is to hold its annual conference tomorrow, and its general secretary said he expects “lively debate” at the event.

# hospitals - Friday 26 April, 2013

Uncleanliness led to serious risks for patients at Sligo Hospital
# Health
# Health

Uncleanliness led to serious risks for patients at Sligo Hospital

Apr 26th 2013, 7:09 PM 7,353 Views 31 Comments

HIQA inspectors identified a number of specific issues that present “immediate serious risks” to patients.

Not just Suarez: Plastic surgeons handle as many as 200 bites every year
# Biting
# Biting

Not just Suarez: Plastic surgeons handle as many as 200 bites every year

Apr 26th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,609 Views 49 Comments

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.

# hospitals - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Concern for elderly health over budget cuts
# Ageing
# Ageing

Concern for elderly health over budget cuts

Mar 13th 2013, 8:30 PM 6,356 Views 15 Comments

Older people are more likely to spend more nights in hospital and to visit the GP, a TILDA study found.

# hospitals - Monday 4 March, 2013

Over half of public hospitals have people waiting 12 months for surgery
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Over half of public hospitals have people waiting 12 months for surgery

Mar 4th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,390 Views 9 Comments

Department of Health figures show people still waiting over a year for inpatient procedures – well past an original deadline.

# hospitals - Monday 18 February, 2013

Reilly launches first ‘Early Warning Score’ for patient safety
# Health
# Health

Reilly launches first ‘Early Warning Score’ for patient safety

Feb 18th 2013, 3:00 PM 10,315 Views 17 Comments

The score is the first of the National Clinical Guidelines, and sets out how to recognise and respond to patients whose condition is deteriorating.

# hospitals - Friday 8 February, 2013

Daffodil Day campaign aims to raise €3.4m
# Support
# Support

Daffodil Day campaign aims to raise €3.4m

Feb 8th 2013, 7:15 AM 3,775 Views 6 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society is hoping to expand its Cancer Information Service which helps patients access the information they need to make decisions about treatment.

# hospitals - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Kenny slams Sinn Féin 'witch hunt' against Minister for Health
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Kenny slams Sinn Féin 'witch hunt' against Minister for Health

Jan 29th 2013, 4:59 PM 7,345 Views 87 Comments

Sinn Féin has demanded an explanation as to why emergency wards in Kilkenny and Wexford had upgrades ‘fast-tracked’.

# hospitals - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Documents show ministers announced hospital works before HSE Board knew
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Documents show ministers announced hospital works before HSE Board knew

Jan 27th 2013, 3:48 PM 7,324 Views 51 Comments

The opposition lashes out as RTÉ’s This Week obtains documents showing upgrades in Kilkenny and Wexford were fast-tracked.

# hospitals - Friday 25 January, 2013

# hospitals - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Column: Why shouldn’t there be ‘abortion on demand’?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why shouldn’t there be ‘abortion on demand’?

Jan 10th 2013, 7:00 AM 938 Views 272 Comments

The Government is desperate to avoid “abortion on demand”, writes Sarah McCarthy – but in reality, women should be trusted to make the choice.

# hospitals - Friday 4 January, 2013

Visitor restrictions remain in hospitals due to vomiting bug
# Vomiting Bug
# Vomiting Bug

Visitor restrictions remain in hospitals due to vomiting bug

Jan 4th 2013, 1:01 PM 4,561 Views 4 Comments

Restrictions are still place in Limerick and Cavan though the number of reported cases have significantly declined.

# hospitals - Friday 14 December, 2012

Air Ambulance Service completes over 100 missions
# Emergency
# Emergency

Air Ambulance Service completes over 100 missions

Dec 14th 2012, 6:04 PM 7,261 Views 34 Comments

Independent TD Denis Naughten said today that there is a need for the establishment of a national helicopter emergency service.

# hospitals - Friday 30 November, 2012

€150 million to be paid by insurers to HSE 'by year end' - Reilly
# HSE
# HSE

€150 million to be paid by insurers to HSE 'by year end' - Reilly

Nov 30th 2012, 4:49 PM 6,233 Views 23 Comments

The outstanding money is a result of private patients being treated in public beds.

# hospitals - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Nurse staffing levels "critical", says INMO
# Health
# Health

Nurse staffing levels "critical", says INMO

Nov 29th 2012, 5:22 PM 4,922 Views 30 Comments

The organisation said that nursing staffing levels in Ireland are at “critically low levels” compared to the UK.

# hospitals - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Blood Bikers zoom in to help patients in the West
# Blood Bikers
# Blood Bikers

Blood Bikers zoom in to help patients in the West

Nov 28th 2012, 2:54 PM 7,992 Views 41 Comments

The bikers work as an emergency rider voluntary service that transports blood, patient records and other urgently-needed items between hospitals in the Western region.

# hospitals - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

One third of doctors don't wash their hands between patients - report
# Hygiene
# Hygiene

One third of doctors don't wash their hands between patients - report

Nov 14th 2012, 1:17 PM 5,362 Views 20 Comments

An audit by the HSE shows the Mater private hospital in Dublin had the highest rate of compliance with hand hygiene.

# hospitals - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Report shows increase in people discharged from Irish hospitals
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Report shows increase in people discharged from Irish hospitals

Nov 13th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,802 Views 6 Comments

The ESRI report also showed that 46 per cent of the 25 per cent of women who delivered a baby on a public basis had an elective Caesarean section.

# hospitals - Friday 26 October, 2012

Beaumont restricts visits after outbreak of winter vomiting bug
# Norovirus
# Norovirus

Beaumont restricts visits after outbreak of winter vomiting bug

Oct 26th 2012, 8:55 PM 5,547 Views 10 Comments

An outbreak of the winter vomiting bug means the hospital has introduced visiting restrictions, including to emergency wards.

# hospitals - Friday 19 October, 2012

Reduction in waiting lists welcomed by Health Minister
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Reduction in waiting lists welcomed by Health Minister

Oct 19th 2012, 8:16 AM 2,796 Views 49 Comments

Dr James Reilly, Minister for Health, said that hospitals have achieved success in reaching a target list for inpatient and day case treatments.

# hospitals - Monday 17 September, 2012

James Reilly: New consultants will have to face a hefty pay cut
# New Deal
# New Deal

James Reilly: New consultants will have to face a hefty pay cut

Sep 17th 2012, 1:21 PM 8,698 Views 71 Comments

Consultants may also have to work weekends under the terms of the new deal.

# hospitals - Monday 10 September, 2012

'Fake' Tokyo doctor treated over 2,300 patients
# Japan
# Japan

'Fake' Tokyo doctor treated over 2,300 patients

Sep 10th 2012, 9:06 AM 7,205 Views 22 Comments

A Tokyo hospital is checking the qualifications of all staff after it emerged an unqualified bluffer had dealt with thousands of patients.

# hospitals - Tuesday 28 August, 2012