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# patients - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Nurse jailed for ill treatment of 92-year-old after family installed secret camera
# London
# London

Nurse jailed for ill treatment of 92-year-old after family installed secret camera

Jul 10th 2014, 11:14 AM 20,585 Views 34 Comments

The hidden camera captured the nurse poking the 92-year-old victim in the head and telling her to “shut up”.

# patients - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Call to extend emergency medical card time limit for dying patients
# Terminally Ill
# Terminally Ill

Call to extend emergency medical card time limit for dying patients

Jul 2nd 2014, 6:45 AM 4,493 Views 6 Comments

Currently the eligibility period is six months, though one in five people who have these cards live longer and are then forced to undergo a means test.

# patients - Thursday 26 June, 2014

More than a dozen children admitted as involuntary patients in 2013
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

More than a dozen children admitted as involuntary patients in 2013

Jun 26th 2014, 6:50 AM 7,072 Views 10 Comments

There were 1,591 adult involuntary admissions last year and 541 regrades of patients.

# patients - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Patients in a vegetative state are often misdiagnosed, but a new brain scan may help
# Brain Injury
# Brain Injury

Patients in a vegetative state are often misdiagnosed, but a new brain scan may help

Apr 16th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,027 Views 3 Comments

Traditional methods of testing if a patient will recover can be ‘little better than flipping a coin’ in some cases.

# patients - Friday 28 March, 2014

Firefighters and emergency workers 'extremely concerned' about Ireland's ambulance service
# Emergency
# Emergency

Firefighters and emergency workers 'extremely concerned' about Ireland's ambulance service

Mar 28th 2014, 2:28 PM 9,867 Views 48 Comments

RTÉ’s Prime Time programme documented a litany of failures of shortcomings in the National Ambulance Service.

# patients - Monday 17 March, 2014

Tracing The Blood Line: Here’s what happens to your blood after you donate
# Donor To Lab
# Donor To Lab

Tracing The Blood Line: Here’s what happens to your blood after you donate

Mar 17th 2014, 8:31 PM 52,919 Views 50 Comments

Ever wondered what happens to blood after it’s been donated? Here it is explained.

Tracing The Blood Line: Here’s what to expect when you give blood
# Donor To Lab
# Donor To Lab

Tracing The Blood Line: Here’s what to expect when you give blood

Mar 17th 2014, 8:30 PM 24,631 Views 52 Comments

Have you ever considered giving blood and have you ever wondered how the whole thing works?

# patients - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Ambulance cover 'needs to treble' to boost response times
# Patients
# Patients

Ambulance cover 'needs to treble' to boost response times

Mar 15th 2014, 12:47 PM 5,978 Views 19 Comments

Deputy Denis Naughten said that the Republic of Ireland has a third of the amount of ambulances that Northern Ireland has.

# patients - Monday 10 March, 2014

People with serious illnesses asked to share their experience of palliative care
# Good And Bad
# Good And Bad

People with serious illnesses asked to share their experience of palliative care

Mar 10th 2014, 8:18 AM 6,799 Views 3 Comments

The qualitative survey aims to improve policy and services across the country.

# patients - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Deal reached on 10 bed unit for CF patients in Cork University Hospital
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

Deal reached on 10 bed unit for CF patients in Cork University Hospital

Mar 4th 2014, 7:02 PM 6,432 Views 7 Comments

There had been a row over how many beds would be secured, but the original plan can now go ahead, said Minister Kathleen Lynch.

CDI is more common than MRSA and kills one in three Irish patients infected
# Wash Your Hands
# Wash Your Hands

CDI is more common than MRSA and kills one in three Irish patients infected

Mar 4th 2014, 6:30 AM 10,484 Views 18 Comments

Unlike MRSA, alcohol wipes do not stop the spread of CDI.

# patients - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 26th 2014, 6:45 AM 7,271 Views 21 Comments

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

# patients - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

New 'phenomenal' treatment uses patient's immune system to kill leukaemia
# Living Drug
# Living Drug

New 'phenomenal' treatment uses patient's immune system to kill leukaemia

Feb 19th 2014, 8:43 PM 15,507 Views 19 Comments

The treatment was found to work in 88 percent of patients, say the New York scientists undertaking the project.

# patients - Monday 10 February, 2014

Final part of Mater's €284m redevelopment move underway
# New Digs
# New Digs

Final part of Mater's €284m redevelopment move underway

Feb 10th 2014, 2:12 PM 8,372 Views 15 Comments

The hospital will soon be a fully world class experience for patients, the hospital’s CEO has said.

# patients - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Updating your friends - while in a coma
# Social Network
# Social Network

Updating your friends - while in a coma

Jan 26th 2014, 8:45 AM 18,010 Views 12 Comments

For one Kerry-born woman, it was just a case of having the right friend.

# patients - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Concern over high level of undetected PTSD among Irish psychiatric clients
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Concern over high level of undetected PTSD among Irish psychiatric clients

Jan 7th 2014, 9:12 AM 9,964 Views 7 Comments

A new study also looked at trauma rates, and found that traumatic incidents were under-reported in some cases.

# patients - Monday 16 December, 2013

618 kept in hospital over Christmas - despite being cleared by docs
# Patients
# Patients

618 kept in hospital over Christmas - despite being cleared by docs

Dec 16th 2013, 3:45 PM 11,477 Views 23 Comments

The lack of alternatives for elderly patients means that many are having to stay in hospital, which is costing the HSE money.

# patients - Monday 9 December, 2013

Chemotherapy rooms for patients at new Mater Hospital building 'overcrowded'
# Mater Hospital
# Mater Hospital

Chemotherapy rooms for patients at new Mater Hospital building 'overcrowded'

Dec 9th 2013, 6:45 AM 9,201 Views 25 Comments

The hospital said this is a temporary set-up until a purpose built day unit is completed next year.

# patients - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Transparency in medical negligence cases could save the health system millions
# Patient Safety
# Patient Safety

Transparency in medical negligence cases could save the health system millions

Nov 5th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,850 Views 3 Comments

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

# patients - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Children's hospital performs moving Katy Perry lip dub
# Hear Me Roar
From The Daily Edge
# Hear Me Roar

Children's hospital performs moving Katy Perry lip dub

Oct 23rd 2013, 7:41 AM 1,373 Views 1 Comment

There’s just… something in our eye. Or several things. There are several things in our eyes.

# patients - Monday 21 October, 2013

Patient group launched for people with severe respiratory disease
# Support
# Support

Patient group launched for people with severe respiratory disease

Oct 21st 2013, 10:46 PM 7,944 Views 34 Comments

COPD is a lung condition that makes it hard for sufferers to breathe due to obstruction of the airways.

# patients - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Talks between the IMO and HSE resume today
# Working Hours
# Working Hours

Talks between the IMO and HSE resume today

Oct 15th 2013, 8:30 AM 2,066 Views 9 Comments

Last week, the IMO said progress had been made in the talks.

# patients - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Consultants' association: HSE being driven by Troika demands, not patient welfare
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Consultants' association: HSE being driven by Troika demands, not patient welfare

Oct 12th 2013, 5:43 PM 5,691 Views 45 Comments

The president of the IHCA also said that the HSE’s “unsympathetic” traits have led to action like the junior doctors’ strike which has created tensions among the ranks.

# patients - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

One third of people are not taking enough of their prescriptions to cure them
# Medication
# Medication

One third of people are not taking enough of their prescriptions to cure them

Sep 25th 2013, 4:08 PM 6,206 Views 48 Comments

This figure gets worse for people with long-term illnesses as a report found they are often struggling with the cost of their treatment regime.

# patients - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Patients at infection risk due to poor hand-hygiene
# HIQA
# HIQA

Patients at infection risk due to poor hand-hygiene

Sep 19th 2013, 2:45 PM 5,491 Views 20 Comments

HIQA has found that a number of hospitals, including St. James in Dublin, are falling below required hand-hygiene standards.

# patients - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Psychiatric unit placed CCTV in patients' bedrooms
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Psychiatric unit placed CCTV in patients' bedrooms

Aug 1st 2013, 7:16 PM 11,398 Views 26 Comments

An inspection report also found that one care unit provided an “institutionalised and socially impoverished” environment for residents.

# patients - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

2,446 children on eye clinic waiting lists at Crumlin Hospital
# Ophthalmology
# Ophthalmology

2,446 children on eye clinic waiting lists at Crumlin Hospital

Jul 30th 2013, 7:00 PM 5,551 Views 44 Comments

Around 1,444 are still waiting for an appointment at the Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

# patients - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Major clean-up underway at flooded Letterkenny hospital
# Donegal
# Donegal

Major clean-up underway at flooded Letterkenny hospital

Jul 27th 2013, 11:38 AM 6,550 Views 10 Comments

The Emergency Department remains closed and patients are being diverted to two other hospitals.

# patients - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Doctors warn patients: Expect long waiting times to see your GP
# Cuts
# Cuts

Doctors warn patients: Expect long waiting times to see your GP

Jul 2nd 2013, 11:37 AM 9,625 Views 70 Comments

Doctors say government cuts will lead to the ‘normalisation’ of long waiting times. “This move is not only mean-spirited, it is stupid,” said one GP.

# patients - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

2,500 patients a year are denied access to hospice services
# Hospice Care
# Hospice Care

2,500 patients a year are denied access to hospice services

Jun 26th 2013, 10:40 AM 3,373 Views 8 Comments

There should be 450 hospice beds in the country. Today, there are only 155 hospice beds available.

# patients - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

105 people every day aren’t turning up for appointments at Galway hospitals
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

105 people every day aren’t turning up for appointments at Galway hospitals

Jun 18th 2013, 9:00 PM 6,765 Views 38 Comments

The HSE estimates that it cost more than €3 million to prepare for appointments for people who never showed up.

# patients - Friday 24 May, 2013

€1.5 million research investment into healthcare quality and patient safety
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

€1.5 million research investment into healthcare quality and patient safety

May 24th 2013, 9:10 AM 3,531 Views 13 Comments

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.

# patients - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

University of Limerick scientists invent new metal to 'significantly reduce patient trauma'
# Health
# Health

University of Limerick scientists invent new metal to 'significantly reduce patient trauma'

May 21st 2013, 6:45 AM 8,527 Views 9 Comments

Scientists in Limerick have invented a new metal that will make medical devices inside the body more visible under x-ray, resulting in “significantly” reducing patient trauma and hospitalisation time.

# patients - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Cutting edge technologies in healthcare will increase efficiency
# Digital Healthcare
# Digital Healthcare

Cutting edge technologies in healthcare will increase efficiency

May 16th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,310 Views 28 Comments

Tablet devices for nurses and electronic medical records – just some of the ideas showcased at a digital healthcare gathering in Dublin yesterday.

# patients - Monday 13 May, 2013

40 psychiatric patients escape from Kenya hospital after overpowering guards
# Kenya
# Kenya

40 psychiatric patients escape from Kenya hospital after overpowering guards

May 13th 2013, 5:39 PM 8,650 Views 37 Comments

Ten of the patients have now returned to the hospital and police said the breakout must have been well planned.

# patients - Monday 15 April, 2013

Reilly urged to help make Lung Fibrosis drug available
# Lung Fibrosis
# Lung Fibrosis

Reilly urged to help make Lung Fibrosis drug available

Apr 15th 2013, 2:45 PM 5,648 Views 28 Comments

The HSE is currently in negotiations with the manufacturers of Pirfenidone, which has life-extending benefits for Lung Fibrosis patients.

# patients - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Column: Competition in our health system – it’s time for that debate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Competition in our health system – it’s time for that debate

Mar 26th 2013, 7:00 AM 13 Views 22 Comments

There are many reasons why competition in the healthcare sector will not work in the same way as it does in markets for other goods and services, says Brian Turner – who asks if more competition would mean better value.

# patients - Thursday 14 March, 2013

French patients keep HIV at bay despite stopping drugs
# HIV
# HIV

French patients keep HIV at bay despite stopping drugs

Mar 14th 2013, 9:00 PM 8,894 Views 23 Comments

A new study reveals that 14 HIV patients have remained healthy for years after stopping drug treatment offers fresh evidence that early medical intervention may lead to a “functional cure” for AIDS.

# patients - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Column: Ireland has the worst managed healthcare system in the developed world
# Bureaucracy
# Bureaucracy

Column: Ireland has the worst managed healthcare system in the developed world

Feb 27th 2013, 7:00 AM 8,341 Views 76 Comments

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?

# patients - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Mater Hospital's emergency department to close for 18 hours
# Mater Hospital
# Mater Hospital

Mater Hospital's emergency department to close for 18 hours

Feb 14th 2013, 4:38 PM 10,819 Views 33 Comments

Patients that are seriously ill or injured should dial 999 or go directly to another Emergency Department.