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# hospitals - Yesterday’s News


# hospitals - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'It's a serial killer': Detection rates on the rise as staff become 'sepsis aware'

Simon Harris said hospital staff are now trained to be more “sepsis aware”.

HSE spent almost €300k burying people who were homeless or had no known family

The money was spent over the last three years.

# hospitals - Sunday 3 September, 2017

An indispensable service you may never have heard of just completed its 10,000th delivery

Blood Bikes East, a volunteer courier service of elite bikers transporting urgent medical supplies, has operated entirely free of charge since its inception in 2012.

# hospitals - Thursday 31 August, 2017

'The last thing a cancer patient needs is to be charged this much for parking'

A petition is being delivered to a group which operates hospitals in Dublin, Cavan and Louth today.

# hospitals - Sunday 13 August, 2017

'Scandalous': The number of children waiting over 18 months for appointments rises by 450%

A total of 52,257 child patients were waiting at any length of time for their first appointment at the end of July.

# hospitals - Friday 7 July, 2017

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'

The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.

# hospitals - Monday 3 July, 2017

There were over 50,000 people on hospital trolleys in the first six months of 2017

The INMO said that this was further evidence that our health service “simply cannot cope with the demands”.

# hospitals - Friday 2 June, 2017

'Don't keep it a secret': One in five female doctors has been sexually harassed at work

Nearly half of female doctors delay starting a family for career reasons.

# hospitals - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'It makes no sense': The HSE does not record the number of suicides at hospitals

Sinn Féin TD Pat Buckley wants the HSE to keep a record of all those who die by suicide in Irish hospitals.

# hospitals - Monday 15 May, 2017

Concern about doctors without specialist training filling consultant posts

Consultants say these doctors do not have the expertise necessary to make the right decisions for patients.

# hospitals - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Hospital patient 'no shows' are costing the State nearly €12m

Minister of State Catherine Byrne said the administrative cost associated with non-attendance is approximately €25 per patient visit.

# hospitals - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country

There’s been an improvement in Dublin, but things are getting worse in other counties.

# hospitals - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Residents' favourite foods withheld: The problems found in Ireland's care services

At one hospital, “patients who were unable to walk did not have access to fresh drinking water”.

# hospitals - Monday 1 May, 2017

Irish hospital car parks charged more than €19.2 million in parking fees in 2016

Cork University Hospital generated €3.1 million in 2016, while the car park at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin raised €464,000 in the same year.

Want to give feedback on your hospital treatment? From today, you can

Patients discharged between now and the end of May will be able to complete the National Patient Experience Survey.

# hospitals - Monday 10 April, 2017

Two dead, two children critical following elementary school shooting in southern California

The shooting has reportedly resulted from a ‘domestic incident’. The remaining students at the school have been evacuated to another nearby school.

# hospitals - 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.

# hospitals - Monday 13 March, 2017

Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church?

There have been calls for the hospitals to be handed over, amid criticism in relation to compensation owed to abuse victims.

# hospitals - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Trainee doctors in the US can work 24-hour shifts under new rules

Groups representing medical students, interns and residents oppose the loosening of work-shift caps.

# hospitals - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Simon Harris defends use of prefabs on hospital sites

It is planned that prefabs would be used in order to deal with overcrowding.

# hospitals - Friday 3 February, 2017

An 'appalling' 2,876 surgeries were cancelled last month

In January, 467 surgeries were cancelled at Galway University Hospital alone – most were cancelled by patients.

# hospitals - Thursday 2 February, 2017

'Groundhog Day' as month begins with 600 people on hospital trolleys

The figure of 601 is just short of the high of 612 patients on trolleys at the beginning of January.

# hospitals - Monday 30 January, 2017

Ireland has one of the worst hospital waiting times in Europe

We also ranked the fifth worst for getting value out of the money we put into our healthcare system.

# hospitals - 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.

# hospitals - Thursday 19 January, 2017

The flu has caused 29 deaths and 835 hospitalisations this winter and will remain for up to four weeks

“There is still a significant amount of flu in our community … this is higher than it has been in a number of years.”

# hospitals - Monday 9 January, 2017

HSE halves long-term waiting lists, but 1,700 people still waiting 18 months for treatment

Simon Harris welcomed the news, but said more needs to be done.

# hospitals - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Alan Kelly says his prediction of 'hell in our hospitals' has come true

He wants private hospital facilities to be used to help ease the pressure on emergency departments in public hospitals.

Paramedics 'disturbed' over delays bringing patients to Emergency Departments

Siptu members said today that delays of between one and three hours have been observed across the country.

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.

# hospitals - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

There are currently 612 people waiting for beds in Irish hospitals

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) says it sets a new record.

# hospitals - Monday 2 January, 2017

Cork hospital so busy since Christmas Day, it's asking people to stay away

There was a huge surge in demand over the Christmas period.

# hospitals - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Harris wants to woo Irish nurses home, but only 36 turned up on first day of recruitment drive

The HSE is hosting three open recruitment days for nurses and midwives in Dublin over the Christmas period.

# hospitals - Friday 2 December, 2016

There has actually been a slight drop in people on hospital trolleys this year

While the numbers on trolleys is down 1% this year, figures for November were described as “particularly alarming”.

# hospitals - 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.”

# hospitals - 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.

# hospitals - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service says it is running low on blood

Blood donations in Ireland have fallen 21% in five years, and the IBTS is down to three days’ supply.

# hospitals - Friday 7 October, 2016

Here's a look at the world's 5 big health findings - and how Ireland compares

The most up-to-date analysis on the state of the world’s health has been published which will help identify national health challenges and priorities for intervention.

# hospitals - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

# hospitals - Saturday 17 September, 2016

'They spend their childhoods on waiting lists': The painful reality for children with scoliosis

Two mothers talk to us about their fight to get treatment for their sons.

# hospitals - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

The hospital trolley problem is getting better, slowly

There’s a marked difference between Dublin and the rest of the country.

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