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# patients - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Substance abuse: More than 20 doctors referred for help
# Drugs And Alcohol
# Drugs And Alcohol

Substance abuse: More than 20 doctors referred for help

Aug 25th 2016, 12:48 PM 16,301 Views 19 Comments

The figures are in the latest Medical Council annual report.

# patients - Friday 27 May, 2016

‘Chicken’ or ‘fish’? Irish patients need more details about their hospital food
# On The Menu
# On The Menu

‘Chicken’ or ‘fish’? Irish patients need more details about their hospital food

May 27th 2016, 11:25 AM 16,636 Views 44 Comments

A Hiqa study has found some deficiencies in patient choices.

# patients - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

'I've been trying to bring cheap medicine to Irish patients. Too many are struggling to pay'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I've been trying to bring cheap medicine to Irish patients. Too many are struggling to pay'

Mar 9th 2016, 10:08 AM 6,586 Views 105 Comments

I used to dread bringing an inhaler out to a patient and asking for €85, writes Shane O’Sullivan.

# patients - Sunday 31 January, 2016

'No profession has a public trial for making a mistake at work, other than doctors'
# Column
# Column

'No profession has a public trial for making a mistake at work, other than doctors'

Jan 31st 2016, 8:00 AM 2,277 Views 80 Comments

Lorraine Courtney writes that naming doctors in fitness to practice inquiries should be scrapped.

# patients - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Leo wants to make it easier for patients to complain
# Open Disclosure
# Open Disclosure

Leo wants to make it easier for patients to complain

Nov 12th 2015, 10:16 AM 6,872 Views 70 Comments

“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.”

# patients - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Tallaght Hospital to probe how information on 91-year-old patient was given to media
# Strongly Dissatisfied
# Strongly Dissatisfied

Tallaght Hospital to probe how information on 91-year-old patient was given to media

Nov 4th 2015, 6:30 PM 31,124 Views 124 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny described the incident as “a shocking example of dysfunction in the health system”.

# patients - Monday 26 October, 2015

Leinster has longest GP waiting times for patients while Munster has shortest
# Appointments
# Appointments

Leinster has longest GP waiting times for patients while Munster has shortest

Oct 26th 2015, 1:22 PM 9,791 Views 37 Comments

The average waiting time for a GP has soared from just under 10 hours in 2010 to over 34 hours.

# patients - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

The stark truth about the 'breast cancer gap' between rich and poor in Ireland
# Comfort The Afflicted
# Comfort The Afflicted

The stark truth about the 'breast cancer gap' between rich and poor in Ireland

Oct 20th 2015, 6:05 AM 11,167 Views 5 Comments

The inability of women to take time off for treatment is part of the problem.

# patients - Friday 21 August, 2015

Nurses slam HSE over 78 jobs left unfilled - all at just ONE Irish hospital
# No Progress
# No Progress

Nurses slam HSE over 78 jobs left unfilled - all at just ONE Irish hospital

Aug 21st 2015, 9:55 PM 25,150 Views 62 Comments

The INMO says Cork University Hospital continues to operate at almost full capacity.

# patients - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Wii Fit Plus doesn't help vertigo sufferers, but it's still a lot of fun
# BALANCING ACT
# BALANCING ACT

Wii Fit Plus doesn't help vertigo sufferers, but it's still a lot of fun

Jul 7th 2015, 10:55 PM 13,839 Views 6 Comments

71 patients with balance issues related to illness found no further improvement by the use of virtual reality.

# patients - Monday 29 June, 2015

Fire inside Mayo General Hospital may have been caused by someone smoking
# Mayo
# Mayo

Fire inside Mayo General Hospital may have been caused by someone smoking

Jun 29th 2015, 9:58 AM 15,151 Views 6 Comments

Leo Varadkar has asked for a full report into the incident.

# patients - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Mass recalls of colonoscopy patients reveals further cancer risk with patients
# Wexford General Hospital
# Wexford General Hospital

Mass recalls of colonoscopy patients reveals further cancer risk with patients

May 5th 2015, 10:45 AM 9,500 Views 8 Comments

Surgeon with the hospital, Kenneth Mealy, said that “issues have arisen in a small number of patients”.

# patients - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Doctors deny claiming fees for dead patients
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Doctors deny claiming fees for dead patients

Mar 31st 2015, 5:11 PM 10,668 Views 9 Comments

GPs have blamed the HSE, but the organisation says the issue has been addressed.

# patients - Friday 20 March, 2015

This test means no chemotherapy for some breast cancer patients
# Health
# Health

This test means no chemotherapy for some breast cancer patients

Mar 20th 2015, 11:34 AM 11,525 Views 5 Comments

The gene test is only available here since 2011.

# patients - Friday 27 February, 2015

281 people given all-clear for bowel cancer recalled after two patients developed cancer
# Wexford
# Wexford

281 people given all-clear for bowel cancer recalled after two patients developed cancer

Feb 27th 2015, 11:02 PM 17,436 Views 19 Comments

All patients affected have been contacted.

# patients - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

HSE moving some patients to nursing homes to free up beds
# Overcrowding Crisis
# Overcrowding Crisis

HSE moving some patients to nursing homes to free up beds

Jan 7th 2015, 5:51 PM 8,445 Views 10 Comments

Some patients who have ‘delayed discharge’ are being moved to free nursing home beds.

Irish hospitals aren't the only ones dealing with an overcrowding crisis
# Waiting Times
# Waiting Times

Irish hospitals aren't the only ones dealing with an overcrowding crisis

Jan 7th 2015, 12:22 PM 7,877 Views 60 Comments

It’s a very similar story in England.

Overcrowding crisis: Surgeries cancelled at Beaumont as trolley figures remain high
# No Beds
# No Beds

Overcrowding crisis: Surgeries cancelled at Beaumont as trolley figures remain high

Jan 7th 2015, 12:08 PM 10,720 Views 46 Comments

There were a total of 584 people waiting for available hospital beds as of this morning.

# patients - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Over 600 patients are waiting for hospital beds around the country
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

Over 600 patients are waiting for hospital beds around the country

Jan 6th 2015, 10:20 PM 14,903 Views 77 Comments

This comes after news of planned industrial action at Beaumont Hospital – one of the worst affected by overcrowding.

# patients - Monday 5 January, 2015

Hospital overcrowding: Calls for Ireland to poach nurses from UK and Australia
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

Hospital overcrowding: Calls for Ireland to poach nurses from UK and Australia

Jan 5th 2015, 10:50 PM 24,457 Views 93 Comments

A record number of people are now waiting for beds, with the INMO saying industrial action is likely due to ‘chronic overcrowding’.

# patients - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Varadkar: There was "no attempt to conceal" waiting list numbers
# Health
# Health

Varadkar: There was "no attempt to conceal" waiting list numbers

Dec 21st 2014, 6:45 PM 9,430 Views 37 Comments

The HSE was accused of having ‘hidden waiting lists’ today.

# patients - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Opinion: Are new medical card plans unfair for GPs?
# Health
# Health

Opinion: Are new medical card plans unfair for GPs?

Nov 27th 2014, 1:08 PM 105 Views 25 Comments

Making GPs the new rationers of medical card extension could destroy long-established bonds of trust between them and their patients.

# patients - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed

Nov 19th 2014, 10:45 AM 9,480 Views 14 Comments

A new study shows the benefit of learning coping strategies.

# patients - Monday 17 November, 2014

The Air Ambulance completed its 100th journey of 2014 over the weekend
# Air Corps
# Air Corps

The Air Ambulance completed its 100th journey of 2014 over the weekend

Nov 17th 2014, 3:15 PM 9,551 Views 10 Comments

It transferred a patient from Dublin to London.

# patients - Thursday 6 November, 2014

7,000 emergency department patients were on trolleys last month
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

7,000 emergency department patients were on trolleys last month

Nov 6th 2014, 3:06 PM 4,961 Views 27 Comments

The INMO said it is concerned about hospitals coping with the winter demand.

# patients - Friday 24 October, 2014

Varadkar: Clearly if Mr Kelleher was minister, things would be much worse
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Varadkar: Clearly if Mr Kelleher was minister, things would be much worse

Oct 24th 2014, 7:05 PM 7,908 Views 12 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher criticised the Health Minister’s approach to HSE waiting lists, with 41,600 people waiting more than a year for an outpatient appointment.

# patients - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

'Exciting step forward' as human embryo stem cell transplant restores sight in patients
# Blindness
# Blindness

'Exciting step forward' as human embryo stem cell transplant restores sight in patients

Oct 15th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,559 Views 4 Comments

No safety concerns were detected up to 22 months after the transplant.

# patients - Monday 6 October, 2014

NBC cameraman with Ebola arrives in US for treatment
# West Africa
# West Africa

NBC cameraman with Ebola arrives in US for treatment

Oct 6th 2014, 3:00 PM 8,350 Views 8 Comments

Pictured is Dr Mitchell Levy, father of the patient, Ashoka Mukpo.

# patients - Sunday 5 October, 2014

'Serious allegations' of rigged waiting lists to be pursued by Department of Health
# Patients
# Patients

'Serious allegations' of rigged waiting lists to be pursued by Department of Health

Oct 5th 2014, 7:50 PM 22,268 Views 72 Comments

The HSE said it had no knowledge of the memo allegedly calling on employees to manipulate the figures.

Electroshock still used without consent despite promises
# ECT
# ECT

Electroshock still used without consent despite promises

Oct 5th 2014, 8:15 AM 10,084 Views 54 Comments

The expert group are due to give their report to the minister soon.

# patients - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Nurses in overcrowded emergency department given stress management help
# Galway University Hospital -west
# Galway University Hospital -west

Nurses in overcrowded emergency department given stress management help

Sep 16th 2014, 8:22 PM 8,703 Views 19 Comments

Galway University Hospital-West/North West Hospitals Group said that recruitment of more nurses is underway.

# patients - Monday 15 September, 2014

Galway nurses to protest 'severe overcrowding' in Emergency Department
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Galway nurses to protest 'severe overcrowding' in Emergency Department

Sep 15th 2014, 6:55 PM 8,200 Views 22 Comments

The INMO said today nurses are finishing shifts “in a distressed state, experiencing burnout and frustration at the lack of action”.

New treatment could drop recurrence by half for some lung cancer sufferers
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

New treatment could drop recurrence by half for some lung cancer sufferers

Sep 15th 2014, 7:15 AM 7,168 Views 13 Comments

A new radiation treatment could lengthen the lives of those suffering from small-cell lung cancer.

# patients - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Scientists unveil magnetic gadget that can strip toxins out of blood
# Bad Blood
# Bad Blood

Scientists unveil magnetic gadget that can strip toxins out of blood

Sep 14th 2014, 7:45 PM 14,863 Views 10 Comments

The device, which has only been tested in rats so far, could be adapted one day for removing Ebola from blood, they said.

# patients - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Irish charity to look at how aspirin could help breast cancer patients
# Paint It Pink
# Paint It Pink

Irish charity to look at how aspirin could help breast cancer patients

Sep 3rd 2014, 11:21 AM 5,403 Views 7 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society also launched a campaign calling on people to ‘Paint it Pink’ to raise money.

# patients - Saturday 30 August, 2014

What is this new experimental drug treating Ebola patients?
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

What is this new experimental drug treating Ebola patients?

Aug 30th 2014, 8:30 AM 6,767 Views 15 Comments

There is no proven cure for Ebola, which has killed more than 1,400 people already.

# patients - Friday 29 August, 2014

UK hospitals to be fined for serving up unhealthy food
# Hospital Food
# Hospital Food

UK hospitals to be fined for serving up unhealthy food

Aug 29th 2014, 11:37 AM 6,696 Views 28 Comments

There have been calls to have a national standard of hospital food for Irish hospitals.

# patients - Thursday 28 August, 2014

People with cancer need dedicated treatment to tackle depression
# Quality Of Life
# Quality Of Life

People with cancer need dedicated treatment to tackle depression

Aug 28th 2014, 7:15 AM 5,723 Views 15 Comments

Major depression is much more common among cancer sufferers – but trial shows a possible way forward.

# patients - Friday 8 August, 2014

Number of patients admitted on trolleys up 187% in some hospitals
# Overcrowded
# Overcrowded

Number of patients admitted on trolleys up 187% in some hospitals

Aug 8th 2014, 8:15 AM 5,870 Views 12 Comments

Five hospitals increased by between 75% to 187% in comparison to the same period last year.

# patients - Monday 14 July, 2014

This 1940s letter describes the 'decent class' of unmarried mothers who were 'first offenders'
# State Files
# State Files

This 1940s letter describes the 'decent class' of unmarried mothers who were 'first offenders'

Jul 14th 2014, 7:25 AM 25,806 Views 34 Comments

The letter details how one hospital was struggling to find foster mothers for children.