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# Patient Care

This year
Report finds senior HSE official conducted 'seriously flawed' and 'biased' investigation
The report arose out of serious concerns after an elderly patient suffered a dramatic decline in her health before dying in hospital.
Last year
Further protests planned over Navan A&E with Dublin protest not ruled out
Concerns have been raised by a number of politicians about the number of ambulances being sent to Drogheda.
All time
Waiting for a ward and not informed: The problems patients faced in Irish hospitals
“I acknowledge where we are, I acknowledge we’ve a lot to do,” the new HSE CEO Paul Reid said.
Three in four older Irish adults suffer from two or more medical conditions at the same time
Women have “a more complex network” of conditions, according to new research.
Private patients should not be treated in public hospitals, report finds
A new report says all new consultants should move to a contract that will end private clinics in public hospitals.
Hospital argues that inquiry into death of pregnant woman could cause 'serious risk to patients'
The National Maternity Hospital says it is open to another review, but not of the type proposed by the minister.
A terminally ill doctor wants all hospital staff to introduce themselves to patients
St James’s Hospital in Dublin has signed up to her campaign.
Tests on "artificial pancreas" described as the "next revolution" in diabetes care
Closed-loop insulin delivery systems are the future it seems.
Nurses report 'dangerous' patient overcrowding at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
INMO is calling for the Drogheda hospital’s emergency department to be taken off call for 48 hours to ease the strain.
Column: Paying top-ups to senior staff raises serious questions about hospital operations
There’s something wrong in the system when we are topping-up hospital executives’ pay while clamping patients in hospital car parks for money, writes Catherine Murphy TD.
Column: Ireland has the worst managed healthcare system in the developed world
While Ireland does not have the worst quality of healthcare, it is run by technically deficient, medically illiterate bureaucrats, says Professor John Crown. What healthcare model should we be looking to?
6,624 people on hospital trolleys last month
The number of people on trolleys rose 106 per cent between August 2007 and 2011.
Tallaght A&E to undergo safety probe
The Health Information and Quality Authority will carry out a statutory investigation into the care given to acute patients.
New report identifies patients at risk at Mallow General Hospital
HIQA report slams the HSE for failing to implement recommendations arising out of previous investigation at Ennis General Hospital.