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# Intensive care

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# Capacity
ICU nurses: 'No more clapping by the public or lighting candles. At this stage, it's an insult'
Staff in intensive care units say they are at breaking point as a fourth surge of the pandemic hits.
Staff in intensive care units say they're at breaking point as a fourth Covid surge hits, Órla Ryan reports
"ICU nurses and doctors are absolutely exhausted and we haven't even hit the winter peak," one nurse said
Most ICU beds are full and the HSE is making efforts to increase surge capacity
Staff shortages force ICU nurses at St Vincent's Hospital to watch patients with baby monitor
# Delayed transplant
Irish Kidney Association calls for clarity after transplant postponed over ICU capacity issues
The association said it hopes this was an isolated incident
# Covid-19
20 pregnant and postpartum women admitted to ICU with Covid since June, obstetrician says
Dr. Cliona Murphy also said that three women had been transferred to general hospitals for ICU care this weekend alone.
# Surge concerns
Increase of 12 Covid-19 patients in ICU departments in the last 24 hours
There are 86 Covid-19 patients in the country’s ICU departments.
# Intensive care
INMO calls for services at St Vincent's ICU to be 'curtailed until unit is adequately staffed'
Nurses have to use a baby monitor to watch certain patients due to staff shortages, The Journal reported earlier today.
# on the frontline
Staff shortages force ICU nurses at St Vincent's Hospital to watch patients with baby monitor
The ICU is at “breaking point”, nurses say.
The ICU is at "breaking point" with a few "near misses" in recent months, Órla Ryan reports
Nurses say they have been forced to use a baby monitor to watch certain patients due to staff shortages
"The pandemic broke us ... It was horrendous, some of the shifts we put in were indescribable."
'Exhausted' ICU nurses at St Vincent's say safety concerns they raised months ago have not been addressed
# Hospitals
Covid-19: 173 patients being treated in hospital
46 people are in ICU.
# Hospitalisation
What's the total ICU bed capacity for the latest Covid-19 surge?
The HSE has said it would, of course, continue to care for patients beyond capacity but the level of care would not be the same.
# Intensive care
How many ICU beds do we actually have and what happened to the Covid surge capacity?
During the height of the pandemic, hospitals used high dependency and post-operative beds on a temporary basis.
# Hospitalisation
Half of patients admitted to ICU with Covid-19 have chronic heart disease
More than 2,800 people have been hospitalised with the disease, with 373 of those admitted to intensive care units.
# Intensive care
New ethical guidelines for medical staff say 'stringent restrictions on ICU admission' are needed during the pandemic
Concerns have been raised about the guidelines in relation to disability rights.
# ICU
Boris Johnson moved to intensive care unit as Covid-19 symptoms worsen
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will “deputise where necessary” while the prime minister is in intensive care.
# Intensive care
Welterweight champ Spence in serious condition but 'expected to survive' following car crash
The unbeaten American sensation was ejected from his Ferrari in a rollover crash on Thursday morning.
# Trauma
French teenager in intensive care after suffering heart attack while playing rugby
Nicolas Chauvin, 19, suffered the cardiac arrest while playing for the Stade Francais youth academy.
# Get Well Soon
Ex-Connacht hooker out of intensive care after suffering stroke
The 36-year-old remains under heavy sedation after doctors found a blood clot on his brain.
# Concern
Irish Olympian Jonty Evans in intensive care following fall
The 46-year-old suffered the accident during the Tattersalls International Horse Trials
# Critical
'People are dying': Life-saving surgeries delayed or cancelled due to intensive care bed shortage
Minister of State Jim Daly said increasing ICU capacity is a priority for the government in 2018.
# Intensive care
Mayo hospital apologises to patient made to drink mouthwash instead of water
The incident occurred at Mayo University Hospital on 12 June.
# Fundraising
Over €20,000 raised to aid recovery of Maynooth student Kym Owens
The teenager suffered multiple injuries as she walked back to her student accommodation late last month.
# Intensive care
Maynooth student attack: Gardaí appeal for passengers from bus to get in contact
18-year-old Kym Owens was walking back to her digs when the attack took place.
# Spinal Injury
Family struggling with costs after son (20) breaks his back diving into Ibiza pool
Sean Paul McCabe’s family say he broke his back in two places.
# Intensive care
Off-duty garda shot in attempted mugging in New Orleans
He’s now being treated for his wounds in hospital.
# Accident
F1 driver Bianchi remains in critical but stable condition
The driver suffered a serious head injury after crashing during the Japanese Grand Prix .
# Intensive care
A tiny baby weighing less than a pound was born this week
Decklan Maize was born four months premature to a Californian couple.
# get immunised
Irish boy contracts potentially fatal tetanus infection
The HSE are stressing the importance of vaccination against tetanus which causes death in between 10-25 per cent of cases.
# midnight attack
Former Ireland cricketer in intensive care following fast food fracas
Kiwi all-rounder Jesse Ryder is reported to have suffered a fractured skull after he was set upon in Christchurch, NZ.
# Rehab
Mabbutt allays fears for Gascoigne's life after intensive care scare
The footballer’s former Tottenham teammate told Sky Sports that Gazza is ‘on the road to recovery’.
# America
George Bush Senior in intensive care after 'setbacks'
The 41st president of the United States has been in hospital since November, but his condition worsened over the past four days.
# humbug
Christmas presents for sick children stolen from hospital
Warning: this is possibly the saddest story you’re going to read this Christmas.
# Avalanche
Dutch prince buried in Austrian avalanche
Prince Friso was taken to intensive care after being engulfed by the avalanche while skiing in Austria today.