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# patient-safety - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Doctors say criminal sanctions in new open disclosure law will 'generate fear'

Healthcare providers will have a duty to disclose serious patient safety incidents and failure to comply could result in a fine or imprisonment.

# patient-safety - Sunday 10 November, 2019

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.

# patient-safety - Thursday 4 April, 2019

'Patients at risk': Nurses ask health committee to investigate overcrowding at Limerick hospital Uhl

'Patients at risk': Nurses ask health committee to investigate overcrowding at Limerick hospital

The letter states the hospital is in a ‘constant state of overcrowding’.

# patient-safety - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Injuries or near-injuries of patients at Irish hospitals jumped last year

There were an average of 160 patient safety incidents per day last year.

# patient-safety - Monday 11 December, 2017

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.

# patient-safety - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Leo wants to make it easier for patients to complain

“The director of patient safety is somebody I want to run into in the lift every other day, it’s not somebody I want to meet in a formal meeting once every two months or six months.”

# patient-safety - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Bereaved parents: 'It needs to stop now, enough pain and enough hurt has been caused'

Calls have been made for HSE Chief Tony O’Brien to resign.

# patient-safety - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

'He asked a nurse to be washed but there were 10 people in front of him'

It was told “from a quality and safety perspective this situation is unacceptable.”.

# patient-safety - Friday 7 November, 2014

'Tragic cases like Savita Halappanavar make us strive to ensure our health service is safe'

Leo Varadkar said progress is being made on implementing the recommendations from the Portlaoise report.

# patient-safety - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Hello. Here are the nine stories to know on this midweek morning.

Patients more likely to die when cared for by nurses with heavy workloads

In Ireland, the average patient-to-nurse ratio is 6·9, which is mid-range in comparison to other European countries.

# patient-safety - Friday 24 January, 2014

'HSE says hospital overcrowding is improving, that's not what we're hearing'

The IAEM says the number of trolley inpatients in wards has increased since last year, not decreased.

# patient-safety - Monday 16 December, 2013

HSE paid out over €255m on legal fees since 2005 Exclusive

The legal fees bill reached over €46.5m in 2012, an increase of more than €10 million on 2011.

# patient-safety - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Transparency in medical negligence cases could save the health system millions

Yesterday’s conference on medical negligence was told the health service could save millions if the traditional deny and defend policy was replaced.

# patient-safety - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Damning Savita report details litany of hospital care failures

A report from HIQA details the care received by Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway in October 2012.

# patient-safety - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Kelleher: Leaked HSE patient safety risk report ‘frightening but not surprising’

The details of the leaked report reveal fears about risks to patient safety caused by understaffing and spending cuts.

# patient-safety - Friday 24 May, 2013

€1.5 million research investment into healthcare quality and patient safety

The research project aims to identify the most immediate and important safety and quality issues in the health service and improve care by developing changes in policy and practice.

# patient-safety - Monday 18 February, 2013

Reilly launches first ‘Early Warning Score’ for patient safety

The score is the first of the National Clinical Guidelines, and sets out how to recognise and respond to patients whose condition is deteriorating.