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# irish hospitals

Last year
# Ukraine
Five injured Ukrainian soldiers flown to Ireland by air ambulance
It’s the first time that Ukrainian soldiers have been brought to Ireland from the conflict.
All time
# vaccine programme
First vaccination clinics for vulnerable children held as hospitals face pressure due to Covid
The number of people in hospital with Covid jumped by 75 overnight.
The number of people in hospital with Covid jumped by 75 overnight.
There were 16,959 positive swabs reported today by the Department of Health
The booster programme hit the milestone of 2,000,000 doses administered.
Omicron is 'running rife in our communities' but has not yet peaked, HSE boss says
New Year parties given go-ahead in England as UK splits over Omicron controls
Professor Ronán Collins: Why do we put up with the state of our hospitals?
The consultant geriatrician says the hospital model of care in Ireland is broken and Sláintecare doesn’t seem fit to fix it.
# patient safety
Majority of patients wait longer than six hours in an emergency department to be seen by a doctor
The results of the first ever National Patient Experience Survey show that long waiting times continue to be a problem in Irish hospitals.
# irish hospitals
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.
# Simon Harris
Calls for patients to give feedback on their experience in Irish hospitals
Overcrowding in Irish hospitals increased in the first three months of 2017.
# concerning
This superbug is on the rise in Irish hospitals
MSSA is a much less threatening bacteria than MRSA.
# nation's health
Jump in flu cases and doctor changeover: The 'straw that breaks the camel's back'?
The INMO said the overcrowding situation in Irish hospitals is getting worse.
# Weight Loss
Link between anorexia and dental braces needs to be explored - report
A study of the condition in an Irish hospital found that it is developing a younger age and becoming more common in males
# perinatal deaths
First ever audit of stillbirths and deaths of young babies records 491 cases in 2011
Stillbirths accounted for 318 of the total number.
# Health
Taking aspirin to prevent recurrent heart attacks 'ineffective for 1 in 5'
A study by the Irish Heart Foundation shows that for 1 in 5 people taking the drug as a preventative measure, it might be ineffective.
Over 85,000 'adverse events' recorded by HSE in 2011
The numbers include almost 10,000 incidents of violence, harassment, aggression and abuse.