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# patients - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

'Only 10% of data available about a human is actually used': How cognitive computing can change healthcare

A summit held yesterday focused on new technological advancements in the field of healthcare.

# patients - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Litter, cigarette butts and cut hair observed on the floor of adult psychiatric unit

The review of the Jonathan Swift Clinic found a number of failings.

# patients - Sunday 20 August, 2017

'They brought the Liam MacCarthy to him in hospital': Former All-Ireland winner on the long road to recovery

Former patients were at Beaumont Hospital this week to thank the staff that cared for him.

# patients - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

143 women in Donegal are waiting over a year for a breast clinic appointment

Nearly 250 women who displayed symptoms of possible breast cancer have been waiting between six and 12 months.

# patients - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

HSE review of maternity complaints finds patients not treated with dignity or respect

Health Minister Simon Harris said it is ‘regretted’ that it took such a long time for families to be heard on their babies’ deaths.

# patients - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Concerns for cancer patients as hospitals left short of chemotherapy drugs

The pharmaceutical company which supplies the drugs said it expects to resume production early next week.

# patients - 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.

# patients - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Taoiseach told 'several children have died' waiting for Orkambi drug decision

Orkambi is estimated to cost €159,000 per patient.

# patients - Sunday 12 February, 2017

'Grave doubts' that Irish hospitals could cope with a massive disaster

“We would struggle to deliver care” warns consultant in emergency medicine as waiting lists and overcrowding dominate health sector.

# patients - Friday 10 February, 2017

We used to screen for scoliosis in schools, so why was it stopped?

Health Minister Simon Harris says the hew HSE action plan will review if the screening programme can be re-introduced.

# patients - 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.

# patients - 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.

# patients - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Conditions at Tipperary hospital 'undignified, disgraceful and dangerous'

This morning there were 378 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals.

# patients - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'It's time we got on with it': Support for medicinal cannabis bill could mean it's a runner

The bill, which is due to be debated on this Thursday, aims to regulate use of cannabis for medical purposes.

# patients - Friday 7 October, 2016

Patients at St James's unable to have water with tablets due to leak

Staff are currently being advised to limit showers and bathing for patients.

# patients - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Substance abuse: More than 20 doctors referred for help

The figures are in the latest Medical Council annual report.

# patients - Friday 27 May, 2016

‘Chicken’ or ‘fish’? Irish patients need more details about their hospital food

A Hiqa study has found some deficiencies in patient choices.

# patients - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

'I've been trying to bring cheap medicine to Irish patients. Too many are struggling to pay'

I used to dread bringing an inhaler out to a patient and asking for €85, writes Shane O’Sullivan.

# patients - Sunday 31 January, 2016

‘No profession has a public trial for making a mistake at work, other than doctors’

Lorraine Courtney writes that naming doctors in fitness to practice inquiries should be scrapped.

# patients - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Leo wants to make it easier for patients to complain

“The director of patient safety is somebody I want to run into in the lift every other day, it’s not somebody I want to meet in a formal meeting once every two months or six months.”

# patients - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Tallaght Hospital to probe how information on 91-year-old patient was given to media

Taoiseach Enda Kenny described the incident as “a shocking example of dysfunction in the health system”.

# patients - Monday 26 October, 2015

Leinster has longest GP waiting times for patients while Munster has shortest

The average waiting time for a GP has soared from just under 10 hours in 2010 to over 34 hours.

# patients - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

The stark truth about the 'breast cancer gap' between rich and poor in Ireland

The inability of women to take time off for treatment is part of the problem.

# patients - Friday 21 August, 2015

Nurses slam HSE over 78 jobs left unfilled – all at just ONE Irish hospital

The INMO says Cork University Hospital continues to operate at almost full capacity.

# patients - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Wii Fit Plus doesn't help vertigo sufferers, but it's still a lot of fun

71 patients with balance issues related to illness found no further improvement by the use of virtual reality.

# patients - Monday 29 June, 2015

Fire inside Mayo General Hospital may have been caused by someone smoking

Leo Varadkar has asked for a full report into the incident.

# patients - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

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”.

# patients - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Doctors deny claiming fees for dead patients

GPs have blamed the HSE, but the organisation says the issue has been addressed.

# patients - Friday 20 March, 2015

This test means no chemotherapy for some breast cancer patients

The gene test is only available here since 2011.

# patients - Friday 27 February, 2015

281 people given all-clear for bowel cancer recalled after two patients developed cancer

All patients affected have been contacted.

# patients - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

HSE moving some patients to nursing homes to free up beds

Some patients who have ‘delayed discharge’ are being moved to free nursing home beds.

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

It’s a very similar story in England.

Overcrowding crisis: Surgeries cancelled at Beaumont as trolley figures remain high

There were a total of 584 people waiting for available hospital beds as of this morning.

# patients - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Over 600 patients are waiting for hospital beds around the country

This comes after news of planned industrial action at Beaumont Hospital – one of the worst affected by overcrowding.

# patients - 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’.

# patients - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Varadkar: There was "no attempt to conceal" waiting list numbers

The HSE was accused of having ‘hidden waiting lists’ today.

# patients - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Opinion: Are new medical card plans unfair for GPs?

Making GPs the new rationers of medical card extension could destroy long-established bonds of trust between them and their patients.

# patients - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed

A new study shows the benefit of learning coping strategies.

# patients - Monday 17 November, 2014

The Air Ambulance completed its 100th journey of 2014 over the weekend

It transferred a patient from Dublin to London.

# patients - Thursday 6 November, 2014

7,000 emergency department patients were on trolleys last month

The INMO said it is concerned about hospitals coping with the winter demand.

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