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# 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 8,589 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 9,206 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 6,310 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 6,758 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 16,444 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 7,992 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 6,517 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 6,516 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 3,095 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 7,322 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 6,599 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 6,344 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 3,375 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 10,303 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 3,761 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 7,334 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 7,309 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 926 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 4,550 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 7,240 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 6,229 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 4,903 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 7,978 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 5,353 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 3,794 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 5,538 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 2,783 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 8,645 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 7,198 Views 21 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

# hospitals - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

'Grave concerns' over controversial HSE plan to fire hospital staff
# Cuts
# Cuts

'Grave concerns' over controversial HSE plan to fire hospital staff

Aug 22nd 2012, 12:42 PM 7,243 Views 40 Comments

The HSE has produced a report which proposes getting rid of all agency staff in three hospitals – but the plan has drawn harsh criticism.

# hospitals - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Ambulance cuts "putting lives at risk"
# Ambulance
# Ambulance

Ambulance cuts "putting lives at risk"

Aug 16th 2012, 2:27 PM 5,016 Views 34 Comments

A Dublin TD has said that reduction in ambulance services in Dublin could put lives at risk.

# hospitals - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Patients angered by Michael Ring's Olympic homecoming comments
# Health Crisis
# Health Crisis

Patients angered by Michael Ring's Olympic homecoming comments

Aug 14th 2012, 12:39 PM 11,805 Views 54 Comments

Sports Minister said his comments at Team Ireland homecoming about money spent on sport being “better than putting it into hospitals” was meant to highlight importance of exercise in keeping nation healthy.

# hospitals - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Minister for Health "winning the war on trolley numbers"
# Health
# Health

Minister for Health "winning the war on trolley numbers"

Jul 24th 2012, 1:50 PM 3,159 Views 36 Comments

New figures show that there were almost 10,000 fewer people on trolleys so far this year.

# hospitals - Friday 22 June, 2012

# hospitals - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Top performing hospitals, levels of absenteeism - HSE figures revealed
# Performance
# Performance

Top performing hospitals, levels of absenteeism - HSE figures revealed

Jun 7th 2012, 10:31 AM 3,261 Views 12 Comments

The latest HSE performance report evaluates hospitals’ discharge and admission rates, as well as response times and lengths of stay.

"Too many people waiting far too long" - 200,000 on hospital waiting lists
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

"Too many people waiting far too long" - 200,000 on hospital waiting lists

Jun 7th 2012, 9:31 AM 1,912 Views 12 Comments

A total of 806 people have been waiting more than four years for consultant appointments…

# hospitals - Monday 28 May, 2012

Emergency medics demand commitment to solve overcrowding 'once and for all'
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Emergency medics demand commitment to solve overcrowding 'once and for all'

May 28th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,017 Views 9 Comments

If Tallaght can change procedures within three days to cut waiting times, the IAEM says, so can other hospitals.

# hospitals - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Report on Tallaght Hospital describes emergency department as "unacceptable"
# HIQA
# HIQA

Report on Tallaght Hospital describes emergency department as "unacceptable"

May 17th 2012, 11:07 AM 2,810 Views 21 Comments

Health watchdog HIQA found that over 80 per cent of patients in the emergency department were kept on a corridor and had to wait around 13 hours for a bed.