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# imo - Friday 16 October, 2020

Small window to avoid ‘catastrophe’ for health system, doctors warn

If the current trajectory of the disease continues, there will be 1,800-2,200 cases a day, with 400 Covid-19 patients hospitalised.

# imo - Monday 31 August, 2020

Hospital services of 'major concern' to GPs as doctors claim they're struggling to get patients seen

Concerns have been raised by GPs about major difficulties in accessing hospital services.

# imo - Friday 24 July, 2020

Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic

Doctors have been urged to “be vigilant in terms of identifying and supporting victims of domestic abuse”.

# imo - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Doctors concerned patients with chronic illnesses are delaying seeking medical care because of virus outbreak

The IMO said it is important to remember the pandemic does not prevent other diseases from occurring or patients becoming unwell from other infections.

# imo - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

GPs will now facilitate people who are not registered with practice and have Covid-19 symptoms

There are now a total of 292 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

# imo - Friday 13 March, 2020

Almost 560,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month

The figures come at a time when the coronavirus is putting pressure on the public health system.

# imo - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

'Enough is enough': 94% of IMO consultants and doctors vote for industrial action

The IMO said its key demand is an end to the “unjustifiable pay inequality” faced by consultants.

# imo - Monday 2 December, 2019

'We are at breaking point': Hospital doctors to be balloted for industrial action

The Irish Medical Organisation warned of the potential for an “escalating campaign of industrial action”.

# imo - Sunday 10 November, 2019

'Overly cautious' reading of smear tests would be damaging and bring an end to screening programmes

The comments come following a Supreme Court hearing into Ruth Morrissey’s High Court ruling earlier this year.

Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients

Dr Rhona Mahony, former master of the National Maternity Hospital said the system pits doctors against patients.

# imo - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Doctors to vote on taking industrial action over pay for consultants

“This vote emphasises the frustration and anger that consultants and NCHDs face.”

# imo - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals'

The IMO said it is setting a 21-day deadline for the receipt of serious proposals.

# imo - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Doctors warn that extending free GP care to under-8s is 'putting pressure on a timebomb'

The IMO has warned that many GP clinics are already at capacity and cannot take on new patients.

# imo - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Over 40% of trainee and intern doctors say they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace

That’s according to a new report by the Medical Council.

# imo - Monday 26 November, 2018

Hospital consultants threaten industrial action next year over unequal pay

Some consultants earn up to €55,000 a year less than some of their colleagues.

# imo - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter

The IMO has said the situation won’t be due to a “flu crisis”, rather a “failure of policy”.

# imo - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding

The Irish Medical Organisation has said that additional resources are needed immediately.

# imo - Friday 15 June, 2018

Thousands of consultants to get pay rises in €200 million deal

Paschal Donohoe said “absolutely gigantic” amounts of money were involved in the case.

# imo - Monday 9 April, 2018

Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women

The aim of the tests would be to reduce instances of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Ireland.

# imo - Sunday 8 April, 2018

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Poll: Should GPs start charging for some medical card services?

The annual meeting of the Irish Medical Organisation has heard that many general practices are struggling to survive.

# imo - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Patients at A&E should be either admitted or discharged within six hours, not 14 - IMO chief

Peadar Gilligan made his inaugural address as president of the Irish Medical Organisation at the group’s AGM in Killarney this evening.

# imo - Saturday 31 March, 2018

'We are not the HSE's dumping ground' - after 48 years, is the State finally set to update its contract with GPs?

The current General Medical Services agreement between the government and GPs dates from 1970.

# imo - Thursday 4 January, 2018

'This isn't a trolley crisis - It's a system in meltdown': Minister's commitments 'worthless' say doctors

The Taoiseach apologised for the current crisis today, while Minister Simon Harris called it “unacceptable”.

# imo - Friday 8 December, 2017

One in five women doctors in Ireland claim to have been sexually harassed

Bully and sexual harassment remain common in Ireland’s medical workplaces, according to the IMO.

# imo - Monday 27 November, 2017

Doctors say more babies are getting potentially fatal whooping cough

The condition can have fatal consequences for babies up to three months of age.

# imo - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Doctors say health budget will do little to improve 'overcrowded death zone' hospitals

Paschal Donohoe said health spending is already at record levels but is being increased because the area “needs improvement”.

# imo - Friday 1 September, 2017

'This is a wake-up call': Number of medical card holders on anti-depressants rose by 50,000 in five years

Reacting to the figures, the IMO’s Dr Ray Walley said “we need our mental health services improved and we need it now”.

# imo - Sunday 23 April, 2017

'If you want to give medical advice on vaccinations, become a doctor. If not, get out of the way'

Simon Harris was addressing doctors at the Irish Medical Organisation AGM yesterday.

# imo - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Drug dealing happens in mental health facilities across the country, doctor says

Injection centres, medicinal cannabis and investment were on the agenda at the IMO’s annual conference.

# imo - Friday 21 April, 2017

Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy

Some 40,000 people are living with foetal alcohol syndrome in Ireland.

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.

# imo - Saturday 14 January, 2017

'Sick and tired': Why Ireland's' nurses are leaving in their droves

‘Recruitment freezes, a lack of respect and better options elsewhere’.

# imo - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Hundreds of surgeries cancelled nationwide as overcrowding crisis grips health system

Some patients will have to wait twice as long to be seen following cancellations due to overcrowding.

# imo - Monday 14 November, 2016

"A disgrace" - Doctors warn that vaccines to protect newborns will not be introduced by deadline

The IMO warns that a 1 December deadline will be missed.

# imo - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Trouble and strike: Junior doctors are the latest group to threaten strike action

It’s part of a dispute over a ‘living out allowance’.

# imo - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes

Teachers are not the only group set to strike over the coming weeks.

# imo - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Will there be a summer of strikes? There's trouble brewing on several fronts

2016 has not been a good year for industrial relations.

# imo - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Irish parents are stopping their children from getting a cervical cancer vaccine - but why?

Public health professionals are blaming recent negative media coverage for the drop in uptake.

# imo - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Think the health service is bad now? Doctors say it's going to get worse

Because people are living longer.

# imo - Friday 8 January, 2016

‘Sensible people are putting their health at risk’ – Patients going to GPs when they need emergency treatment

Meanwhile, doctors are being balloted on industrial action at University Hospital Limerick.

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