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#Emergency Departments

# emergency-departments - Sunday 22 April, 2018

More elderly people left over 24 hours in EDs in first three months of 2018 compared to all of 2017

Almost 15,000 people aged 75 or over have been forced to wait more than 24 hours in Emergency Departments across the country.

# emergency-departments - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Around 3,000 cancers diagnosed in hospital emergency departments every year

Over three in every four cases diagnosed in emergency departments are at an advanced stage.

# emergency-departments - Monday 12 March, 2018

'It's absolutely deplorable': Record-breaking 714 people on trolleys in Irish hospitals this morning

University Hospital Limerick saw the highest figures today, with 80 patients awaiting a bed.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

30 hours on a trolley in Kerry: 'I witnessed an elderly woman being shielded with towels by relatives'

John Paul O’Connor says he was shocked by what he witnessed at University Hospital Kerry last week.

# emergency-departments - Friday 19 January, 2018

The government vowed to stop it, but 10,000 elderly people had to wait in A&E for more than a day

The HSE’s Service Plan for 2017 set a target that anyone aged 75 years and over entering an ED would be discharged or admitted within 24 hours.

# emergency-departments - Monday 8 January, 2018

Private hospital beds to be used to ease Emergency Department overcrowding

Many emergency departments are experiencing very high numbers of patients presenting at hospital.

# emergency-departments - Friday 5 January, 2018

Hospital consultant: 'I'd like to dispel a few myths for people about overcrowding'

It’s a hospital overcrowding problem that has been decanted into the Emergency Department, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.

# emergency-departments - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Open letter to Simon Harris: 'Our dad provided good service to Irish State but ended up on a trolley'

His last days were prefaced by an extended period of unnecessary suffering in the Emergency Department of his local hospital.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Hospital breakdown: 9,206 elderly people forced to wait over 24 hours in Emergency Departments

The HSE’s Service Plan for 2017 set a target that anyone aged 75 years and over entering an ED would be discharged or admitted within 24 hours.

# emergency-departments - Sunday 15 October, 2017

The HSE is working on an app that will tell you how busy your local emergency department is

A prototype of the app will be available by this November.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions

People over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of medicine.

# emergency-departments - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'

What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Patients describe nurses 'red in the face' from work and guilt of seeing elderly on trolleys

Over 600 people are still on trolleys in Ireland’s hospitals today, the second highest figure ever recorded.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Long delays at children's emergency departments due to 'dramatic' spike in viral infections Rsv

Long delays at children's emergency departments due to 'dramatic' spike in viral infections

The three children’s hospitals in Dublin have asked families to go to GPs where possible.

# emergency-departments - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Children's hospitals tell people to stay away due to "unprecedented demand"

Three hospitals in Dublin have issued the appeal.

# emergency-departments - Sunday 6 November, 2016

The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals

“The patient doesn’t care who pays a salary or what title you have. People on the frontline need to be integrated in the decision making process.”

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Alan Kelly wants state access to private hospitals to avoid 'hell in our emergency departments'

Simon Harris is considering the move, but said it wouldn’t be straightforward.

# emergency-departments - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Heroin the number one drug for hospital admissions as 'legal high' use grows

A new psychoactive substance has also been shown to be on the rise.

# emergency-departments - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Irish nurses are abused so often that many don't bother reporting it

INMO’s 97th Annual Delegate Conference kicks off tomorrow morning.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Study tracking the 20 people who attend the Mater emergency department most finds most are men, all are unemployed

This group of patients often have psychosocial, substance misuse and/or chronic illness issues.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Self-harmers need to be seen in hospital, there's a plan to make that happen

There’s a new plan to ensure people who self-harm get the help they need.

# emergency-departments - Friday 22 January, 2016

Elderly woman spends 30 hours on a chair before being moved to trolley at Beaumont

Hospitals are also reporting a surge in people presenting with flu-like symptoms.

# emergency-departments - Friday 8 January, 2016

‘Sensible people are putting their health at risk’ – Patients going to GPs when they need emergency treatment

Meanwhile, doctors are being balloted on industrial action at University Hospital Limerick.

# emergency-departments - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Varadkar to nurses: Planned strike will compromise patient safety

The INMO strike will see rolling two hour stoppages at emergency departments on 14 January.

# emergency-departments - Thursday 10 December, 2015

‘It’s absolute bedlam’ – nurses’ strike set to go ahead as 372 reported on hospital trolleys yesterday

The INMO believes there is “a tolerance of emergency department overcrowding”.

# emergency-departments - Friday 7 August, 2015

Stay away from Cork University Hospital, it's "exceptionally busy"

Unless they have to attend CUH, patients are being asked to seek treatment elsewhere.

# emergency-departments - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Car crashes into emergency department of University Hospital Waterford

The car crashed in to the entrance yesterday evening.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

"A poor example": Varadkar heavily criticises Martin over emergency department crisis

The Health Minister said no one wants to sort out the overcrowding crisis more than he does.

# emergency-departments - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Leo Varadkar 'needs to stop being a commentator'

The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has slammed the Health Minister in the wake of the hospital overcrowding crisis.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

'I'm sick to death of this problem' - Varadkar speaks out on A&E crisis

The Health Minister said the problem is going to get worse next week.

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

It’s a very similar story in England.

# emergency-departments - Monday 5 January, 2015

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

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

# emergency-departments - Monday 15 December, 2014

Leo says he'll get a plan to sort out 'chronic' hospital overcrowding Beaumont Crisis This post contains videos

Leo says he'll get a plan to sort out 'chronic' hospital overcrowding

Health Minister Leo Varadkar says he expects the situation in Beaumont to ease this week — but nurses want an ‘emergency’ declared.

# emergency-departments - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Handguns are now the choice of gangland criminals – so more people are dying

A new study published in the Irish Medical Journal has also found that handguns have lead to a substantial increase in the mortality rate from firearm injuries.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Nurses to protest at Drogheda Hospital today

Nurses say overcrowding levels are dangerous.

# emergency-departments - Friday 27 June, 2014

HIQA writes to HSE twice over risks to patients in emergency departments

The issue centred on what the HSE is doing to mitigate the risks to patients who are waiting transfers in EDs to inpatient beds.

# emergency-departments - Monday 14 April, 2014

Emergency Department nurses to ballot for industrial action at Mercy Hospital

Staff say they are worried about a lack of staffing at the hospital.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Column: After six hours in the waiting room, my little sister's pain reached crisis point

We need innovative solutions to the increasingly dangerous and frustrating problem of overburdened emergency departments, writes Lauren Joslin.

# emergency-departments - 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.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Children hospitalised after self-harming is on the increase

The HSE has said that 960 children aged 10 to 17 years presented to hospital last year with self-harm injuries.

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