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# Wexford General Hospital

March 2023
# Healthcare
Wexford hospital opens children's unit as emergency department remains closed after fire
The Paediatric Assessment Unit can care for problems such as minor injuries, fevers and sore throats.
# Southeast
Appeals for plan to cope with waiting lists as Wexford A&E could remain shut for six months
While services have been resuming at the hospital, its emergency department remains closed.
# Wexford General Hospital
Acute assessment and minor injuries units reopening at Wexford hospital, but ED remains closed
From today, Wexford General Hospital will be operating an Acute Medical Assessment Unit.
# Fire
Radiology and outpatient services to resume at Wexford General Hospital tomorrow
Builders will also be on site tomorrow to carry out repairs to areas damaged by Wednesday’s fire.
# Wexford
Patients are beginning to be returned back to Wexford General Hospital after fire
The Ireland East Hospital Group said the process of bringing patients back “will take several weeks”.
# Wexford General Hospital
Wexford hospital reopens for maternity services as Taoiseach to visit after fire
The Taoiseach is due to visit the hospital today to discuss how quickly services can be restored
# Wexford General Hospital
Wexford General Hospital maternity services to resume tomorrow following yesterday's fire
Over 200 patients needed to be evacuated from the hospital after a fire broke out in the plant room yesterday.
# Fire
All patients being evacuated from Wexford General Hospital after fire breaks out
Wexford County Council is urging members of the public to avoid the area.
Wexford Fire Service received an emergency call at 3.42pm today about the fire at the hospital.
Wexford County Council is urging members of the public to avoid the area.
No casualties have been reported.
All time
# Superbug
Four Irish hospitals failed to properly screen patients for new superbug
A new report reveals that a number of hospitals failed to properly protect patients from the CPE superbug.
Cyclist (34) dies days after collision during cycling race in Co Wexford
Seán Lynch was taking part in a cycling race when the collision occurred. Gardaí are asking witnesses to come forward.
# Healthcare
Mother pleads for funding as daughter spends over 115 days in Wexford General Hospital
The teenager’s family want her moved to a more appropriate residential care unit.
# typhoid alert
70 patients were potentially exposed to typhoid at Wexford General Hospital
A patient carrying the disease presented at the hospital’s emergency department earlier this month.
# Wexford General Hospital
HSE missed early opportunities to deal with missed cancers at Wexford hospital, report says
As of 18 January, a total of 13 people have been found to have had their cancer misdiagnosed.
# Bowel Screen
Missed cancers at Wexford hospital: 'For daddy, nothing will change - but they have apologised'
A daughter of one of the 13 patients whose cancers were missed said it was important that the mistake made was acknowledged.
# Wexford General Hospital
13 patients may have had cancer misdiagnosed, says HSE report
Hundreds of patients have been called back to Wexford General Hospital to review their previous cancer diagnoses.
# Wexford General Hospital
'It'll leave us wondering for the rest of our lives' - daughter of man whose cancer was missed
Twelve cases of cancer were missed as a result of screening misdiagnosis in 2013 and 2014.
# Bowel Cancer
'Susie had to wait seven months. She died. It would have been her 50th birthday next week'
A review of bowel screening cases at Wexford General Hospital has identified 12 missed cancers, including one probable avoidable death.
# no outbreak
Four people with 'swine flu' have been admitted to hospital
The HSE has said that H1N1 is now considered a “seasonal flu virus”.
# Wexford
Man killed in late night crash was off-duty garda
The officer was posted at Newtownmountkennedy in Co Wicklow.
# Wexford General Hospital
Mass recalls of colonoscopy patients reveals further cancer risk with patients
Surgeon with the hospital, Kenneth Mealy, said that “issues have arisen in a small number of patients”.
# Wexford
Hundreds more patients recalled over fears scans were misread
A HSE review of colonoscopies has been doubled.
# Settlement
Boy left paralysed after hospital treatment awarded €3.8 million
The interim payment will cover five years of care for Matthew McGrath.
# Wexford
281 people given all-clear for bowel cancer recalled after two patients developed cancer
All patients affected have been contacted.
# well deserved
Nice one: 17 nurses from Wexford General Hospital win €2.8 million Lotto jackpot
As early Christmas presents go, this is a good one.
# Wexford town
Man hospitalised with stab injuries in Wexford
The incident happened at around 4pm this afternoon at a flat on the town’s Main Street.
# Wexford
Boy, 8, dies after being hit by SUV in rugby club car park
The boy died from injuries sustained in the incident at around 7.15pm last night.
# HSE Capital Plan
Reilly called on to make 'immediate statement' on hospital upgrade
Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Health says Reilly needed to make an “immediate statement to clarify why Wexford General Hospital was fast-tracked for upgrade”.
# Leaders' Questions
Kenny slams Sinn Féin 'witch hunt' against Minister for Health
Sinn Féin has demanded an explanation as to why emergency wards in Kilkenny and Wexford had upgrades ‘fast-tracked’.
# Hospitals
Documents show ministers announced hospital works before HSE Board knew
The opposition lashes out as RTÉ’s This Week obtains documents showing upgrades in Kilkenny and Wexford were fast-tracked.
# Wexford
Wexford General Hospital spends €1.4 million on one legal case
The fees are for one ongoing employment case and have to be covered by the hospital’s budget.
# Roads
Cyclist dies after Wexford road collision
A 46-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl were hit by a 4×4 earlier this evening with the woman later dying in hospital.
# Roads
19-year-old man dies after weekend car accident in Wexford
The 19-year-old died of his injuries at Wexford General Hospital today after being seriously injured in a car crash on Sunday evening.
# Road Deaths
Elderly woman killed in Co Wexford road accident
The woman in her 60s died at lunchtime and a second woman is in hospital – she is the second road fatality of 2012.
# Assault
Appeal for witnesses to assault on man found in derelict hotel
The injured man in his late 40s was discovered at a derelict hotel in Rosslare on Friday afternoon.
# Maternity
Public rally in Wexford over plans to cut Domino maternity scheme
It’s claimed that the scheme is being ‘quietly’ withdrawn from Wexford General Hospital. Domino allows for home births and a midwife-led antenatal clinic.
# Wexford Death
Investigation launched over Wexford death
Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 21-year-old Wexford man, who died as a result of head injuries following an incident in the town last week.
# Roads
Five-year-old seriously injured after being hit by a car in Wexford
The boy received serious injuries after being struck by a car this morning.
# Road Deaths
Two teenagers die in Wexford traffic collision
Two 17-year-olds have lost their lives following a single vehicle collision in Wexford in the early hours of this morning.