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# patients - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

HIQA: Poor hand-washing in Irish hospitals potentially putting patients at risk
# Hospital
# Hospital

HIQA: Poor hand-washing in Irish hospitals potentially putting patients at risk

Jan 30th 2013, 1:52 PM 5,880 Views 27 Comments

The HIQA hygiene reports also found wide variations in hospital cleanliness.

# patients - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Pic of the Day: Ruud van Nistelrooy goes to bizarre lengths to cheer patients
# Wise Move?
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# Wise Move?

Pic of the Day: Ruud van Nistelrooy goes to bizarre lengths to cheer patients

Jan 5th 2013, 2:34 PM 4,338 Views 1 Comment

We wonder what Rio Ferdinand makes of this?

# patients - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Committee seek clarification on St Vincent's Cystic Fibrosis unit
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

Committee seek clarification on St Vincent's Cystic Fibrosis unit

Dec 12th 2012, 5:10 PM 4,306 Views 8 Comments

The committee chair Jerry Buttimer said that they will be keen to establish if the facility meets the necessary requirements.

# patients - Friday 30 November, 2012

# patients - Friday 23 November, 2012

Irish start-up company develops 'groundbreaking' cancer treatment
# Cancer
# Cancer

Irish start-up company develops 'groundbreaking' cancer treatment

Nov 23rd 2012, 10:09 PM 19,005 Views 74 Comments

MitaMed has begun a clinical trial in Cork and Dublin hospitals for its treatment for colorectal cancers.

# patients - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Narcolepsy sufferers question Health Minister's commitment to supports
# Narcolepsy
# Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy sufferers question Health Minister's commitment to supports

Nov 13th 2012, 5:19 PM 5,796 Views 24 Comments

The Department of Health said the matter of a proposal for supports package “continues to be a priority” and that it is considering all other possible supports in addition to what it currently offers.

# patients - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

General health check-ups may be a waste of time
# Check-ups
# Check-ups

General health check-ups may be a waste of time

Oct 17th 2012, 12:00 PM 7,230 Views 17 Comments

New research shows that health check-ups do not reduce rates of disease or death.

# patients - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Tallaght Hospital secures overdraft
# Tallaght Hospital
# Tallaght Hospital

Tallaght Hospital secures overdraft

Oct 10th 2012, 10:42 AM 2,519 Views 9 Comments

The HSE wrote a letter of support to the bank to help enable the hospital to secure the overdraft of around €12 million.

# patients - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Delayed patient discharges costing €550,000 per night
# Home Care
# Home Care

Delayed patient discharges costing €550,000 per night

Sep 26th 2012, 7:28 PM 5,277 Views 16 Comments

680 patients are occupying hospital beds around the country at a cost of €800-900 per night each, according to figures put before the Public Accounts Committee.

# patients - Monday 17 September, 2012

James Reilly: New consultants will have to face a hefty pay cut
# New Deal
# New Deal

James Reilly: New consultants will have to face a hefty pay cut

Sep 17th 2012, 1:21 PM 8,642 Views 71 Comments

Consultants may also have to work weekends under the terms of the new deal.

# patients - Monday 3 September, 2012

Talks on Louth-Meath Hospital Group dispute resume
# Dispute
# Dispute

Talks on Louth-Meath Hospital Group dispute resume

Sep 3rd 2012, 2:45 PM 3,592 Views 15 Comments

The dispute centres on unions’ concerns about proposed cuts at the hospital group.

# patients - Monday 27 August, 2012

Drug trials show promising results for heart failure patients - report
# Health
# Health

Drug trials show promising results for heart failure patients - report

Aug 27th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,667 Views 1 Comment

Study published in The Lancet concerns new drug which could help half of all heart failure patients.

# patients - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

'Grave concerns' over controversial HSE plan to fire hospital staff
# Cuts
# Cuts

'Grave concerns' over controversial HSE plan to fire hospital staff

Aug 22nd 2012, 12:42 PM 7,243 Views 40 Comments

The HSE has produced a report which proposes getting rid of all agency staff in three hospitals – but the plan has drawn harsh criticism.

# patients - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Proposals to close Navan Hospital's emergency department at night
# Navan
# Navan

Proposals to close Navan Hospital's emergency department at night

Jun 20th 2012, 9:52 PM 4,328 Views 50 Comments

24-hour emergency services at Our Lady’s Hospital are to cease in August.

# patients - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Eight doctors struck off the register last year, 37 investigated
# Doctors
# Doctors

Eight doctors struck off the register last year, 37 investigated

Jun 13th 2012, 12:09 PM 3,689 Views 8 Comments

A total of 380 complaints about doctors were received by the Medical Council last year.

# patients - Thursday 7 June, 2012

"Too many people waiting far too long" - 200,000 on hospital waiting lists
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

"Too many people waiting far too long" - 200,000 on hospital waiting lists

Jun 7th 2012, 9:31 AM 1,911 Views 12 Comments

A total of 806 people have been waiting more than four years for consultant appointments…

# patients - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Blood tests may predict breast cancer spread
# Cancer Research
# Cancer Research

Blood tests may predict breast cancer spread

Jun 6th 2012, 11:40 AM 1,220 Views 0 Comments

US cancer research finds that tumour cells in the blood stream may predict if early breast cancer patients face a higher risk of death or relapse after treatment.

# patients - Monday 28 May, 2012

Emergency medics demand commitment to solve overcrowding 'once and for all'
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Emergency medics demand commitment to solve overcrowding 'once and for all'

May 28th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,017 Views 9 Comments

If Tallaght can change procedures within three days to cut waiting times, the IAEM says, so can other hospitals.

# patients - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Report on Tallaght Hospital describes emergency department as "unacceptable"
# HIQA
# HIQA

Report on Tallaght Hospital describes emergency department as "unacceptable"

May 17th 2012, 11:07 AM 2,810 Views 21 Comments

Health watchdog HIQA found that over 80 per cent of patients in the emergency department were kept on a corridor and had to wait around 13 hours for a bed.

# patients - Saturday 12 May, 2012

Wash your hands: Irish start-up aims to beat hospital superbugs worldwide
# Hand Hygiene
# Hand Hygiene

Wash your hands: Irish start-up aims to beat hospital superbugs worldwide

May 12th 2012, 7:45 AM 2,949 Views 8 Comments

The Irish company has been chosen by the WHO to promote hand hygiene globally. Thirty-five percent of healthcare facilities are at an inadequate or basic level.

# patients - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Hospitals 'hiding trolleys' on wards, says INMO
# Hospital
# Hospital

Hospitals 'hiding trolleys' on wards, says INMO

May 10th 2012, 12:17 PM 2,301 Views 24 Comments

The INMO said yesterday that some hospitals are placing extra beds or trolleys on wards on a permanent basis – but Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore finds this hard to believe.

# patients - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Patient group complains to Ombudsman over State 'lack of cooperation'
# Abuse
# Abuse

Patient group complains to Ombudsman over State 'lack of cooperation'

May 3rd 2012, 4:45 PM 1,676 Views 3 Comments

Dignity4Patients has complained about an alleged lack of cooperation received from the State and health authorities.

# patients - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Pharmacists warn lack of vital medicines may endanger patients
# Medicine
# Medicine

Pharmacists warn lack of vital medicines may endanger patients

Apr 28th 2012, 12:39 PM 2,692 Views 7 Comments

The head of the Irish Pharmacy Union has said it is unacceptable that pharmacists and patients have put up with medicine shortages.

# patients - Monday 9 April, 2012

Column: There were no proper CF facilities for my son in Cork - so we built some
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: There were no proper CF facilities for my son in Cork - so we built some

Apr 9th 2012, 3:00 PM 65 Views 10 Comments

Facilities for people with cystic fibrosis weren’t great when my son was diagnosed, writes Joe Browne. Now Cork has one of the most advanced clinics in the world. Here’s how we did it.

# patients - Saturday 17 March, 2012

“Majority” of hospitals have cut 1-year waiting times for patients
# Hospital
# Hospital

“Majority” of hospitals have cut 1-year waiting times for patients

Mar 17th 2012, 8:15 AM 1,337 Views 35 Comments

The Minister told the Dáil that he was determined to address the issues causing unacceptable delays for hospital patients.

# patients - Saturday 3 March, 2012

GPs urged to display price lists
# Doctor Fees
# Doctor Fees

GPs urged to display price lists

Mar 3rd 2012, 9:15 AM 2,531 Views 20 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation recommended last year that all its members should introduce price lists – but not all GPs are yet doing it.

# patients - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Limerick Hospital so overcrowded that it is “unsafe”
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Limerick Hospital so overcrowded that it is “unsafe”

Feb 7th 2012, 2:50 PM 2,433 Views 24 Comments

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have called on the HSE to implement the major disaster plan to deal with the overcrowding.

# patients - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

2011 worst year for number of patients on trolleys - INMO
# Health
# Health

2011 worst year for number of patients on trolleys - INMO

Jan 18th 2012, 10:53 AM 1,024 Views 25 Comments

Over 86,400 people were left on trolleys as 2,229 public beds remain closed.

# patients - Thursday 15 December, 2011

TDs call for inquiry into sexual abuse at Drogheda hospital
# Abuse Inquiry
# Abuse Inquiry

TDs call for inquiry into sexual abuse at Drogheda hospital

Dec 15th 2011, 6:12 PM 3,037 Views 5 Comments

A cross-party group of TDs and Senators from Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan have asked the Taoiseach to set up an inquiry into allegations of abuse at the hospital spanning 30 years.

# patients - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

"No one will die" because of health cuts, says Minister
# Health
# Health

"No one will die" because of health cuts, says Minister

Dec 6th 2011, 1:18 PM 2,551 Views 80 Comments

In a radio interview this morning, Health Minister James Reilly has said that no one will die in Irish hospitals because of the cuts announced in yesterday’s Budget.

# patients - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Dept of Health to give €3 million to hospitals - but "crisis situation" remains
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Dept of Health to give €3 million to hospitals - but "crisis situation" remains

Nov 15th 2011, 1:28 PM 1,157 Views 3 Comments

The general secretary of the INMO said the money is welcomed – but that Ireland’s Emergency Departments are in a “crisis situation”.

# patients - Friday 28 October, 2011

Two aspirin tablets a day "cuts bowel cancer risk"
# Cancer
# Cancer

Two aspirin tablets a day "cuts bowel cancer risk"

Oct 28th 2011, 9:29 AM 464 Views 24 Comments

A new study, published in The Lancet, says that taking two pills of aspirin a day can cut the risk of bowel cancer by almost two thirds for certain patients.

# patients - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

HIQA releases new guide for protecting patient records
# Patient Privacy
# Patient Privacy

HIQA releases new guide for protecting patient records

Oct 25th 2011, 11:10 AM 586 Views 2 Comments

In the guide, staff are told to lock away records, log out of computers, and bear in mind that they an be overheard if they discuss patient details in public.

# patients - Monday 10 October, 2011

HSE confirms long-term Dublin care home to close
# Health
# Health

HSE confirms long-term Dublin care home to close

Oct 10th 2011, 12:56 PM 1,687 Views 5 Comments

INMO is angered by the move which is says came “without discussion” with staff – but HSE points to HIQA inspection reports which found the “old” building provided an “unfavourable physical environment”.

# patients - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Drogheda hospital "in meltdown"
# Drogheda
# Drogheda

Drogheda hospital "in meltdown"

Oct 4th 2011, 9:12 AM 721 Views 11 Comments

There are 53 patients on trolleys in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital today, the INMO has said, adding the situation “is now causing untold human suffering for patients”.

# patients - Monday 5 September, 2011

6,624 people on hospital trolleys last month
# Trolleywatch
# Trolleywatch

6,624 people on hospital trolleys last month

Sep 5th 2011, 12:45 PM 179 Views 5 Comments

The number of people on trolleys rose 106 per cent between August 2007 and 2011.

# patients - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Column: Homeopathy isn’t just useless – in the wrong hands it’s dangerous
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Homeopathy isn’t just useless – in the wrong hands it’s dangerous

Aug 11th 2011, 7:47 AM 3,620 Views 254 Comments

Homeopathy is based on discredited claims, but it makes a lot of money, writes science blogger David Robert Grimes.

# patients - Monday 8 August, 2011

Sit-in underway at Roscommon County Hospital
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Sit-in underway at Roscommon County Hospital

Aug 8th 2011, 9:35 PM 412 Views 6 Comments

Protesters say they will continue the sit-in into the night as the urgent care facility at the hospital closes its doors.

# patients - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Industrial action at Beaumont as nurses slam overcrowding
# Work To Rule
# Work To Rule

Industrial action at Beaumont as nurses slam overcrowding

Aug 4th 2011, 6:45 PM 486 Views 30 Comments

Nurses have started a work to rule because of overcrowding at the Dublin hospital.

# patients - Saturday 23 July, 2011

Medical data of Tallaght patients may have been breached
# Tallaght Hospital
# Tallaght Hospital

Medical data of Tallaght patients may have been breached

Jul 23rd 2011, 5:28 PM 301 Views 3 Comments

Medical records were given to a private firm to be transcribed and typed up.