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#Hospitals

# hospitals - Monday 21 May, 2018

A patient's medical chart 'was found on top of a glass cabinet in a hospital'

The special report on the hospitals sector was carried out in 20 Irish hospitals.

# hospitals - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'Somebody needs to shout stop': HSE nursing homes cost a lot more to run than private ones

New figures show a significant discrepancy in the weekly costs of providing long-term residential care for elderly people.

# hospitals - Monday 5 March, 2018

Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma

During the course of Storm Emma, the HSE saw a 41% reduction in attendances at Emergency Departments.

# hospitals - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled

Three children’s hospitals are also cancelling planned admissions and outpatient appointments.

# hospitals - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan Er

Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan

A specialist trauma unit will also be located in a third location.

# hospitals - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Nearly four cyclists are hospitalised in Ireland every day

Fifteen cyclists died in road traffic incidents last year.

# hospitals - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley

The Taoiseach said he was speaking as both a doctor and a grandson whose grandmother is “regularly in and out of hospital”.

# hospitals - Monday 8 January, 2018

'Inconceivable' that health system would be able to deal with mass casualty event

A senior doctor has warned that the system cannot deal with the day-to-day workload.

# hospitals - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

'No effort being spared' says Health Minister after trolley numbers reach record high

A record high of 656 people were waiting on trolleys as 2018 began, according to the INMO.

A number of people have died due to flu, as two strains of the virus hit Ireland

Elective surgeries have been postponed in some hospitals in a bid to prioritise emergencies.

# hospitals - Friday 8 December, 2017

One in five women doctors in Ireland claim to have been sexually harassed

Bully and sexual harassment remain common in Ireland’s medical workplaces, according to the IMO.

# hospitals - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'Detrimental and harmful': There were over 80,000 people on hospital trolleys so far this year

The INMO said the overcrowding situation is having a “serious, detrimental and harmful effect” on patients.

# hospitals - Thursday 19 October, 2017

After some confusion, hospitals told to pay doctors and nurses who didn't go to work on Monday

There was some confusion over what employees should do in the event of national red weather warnings.

# hospitals - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

As it happened: The aftermath of Storm Ophelia is being assessed across the country Status Red This post contains videos

As it happened: The aftermath of Storm Ophelia is being assessed across the country

Here’s what you need to know about power outages, public transport and fallen trees.

# hospitals - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

HSE spent nearly €3 million pursuing unpaid hospital charges using debt collectors

The health authority spent nearly €3 million on debt recovery during the period 2011 to 2017.

# 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.”

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