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# ae - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates

Why are we fighting the battles of the past rather than honouring the ideals of the Republic?

# ae - 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”.

# ae - 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.

# ae - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Trauma units in nine hospitals could be set for the chop

Trauma units in nine hospitals could be set for the chop

A report in the Sunday Business Post says a report will recommend their closure.

# ae - Thursday 5 November, 2015

# ae - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Watch: Not one, but two TDs have just been thrown out of the Dáil for getting very angry Walkout This post contains videos

Watch: Not one, but two TDs have just been thrown out of the Dáil for getting very angry

Independent TD Finian McGrath became irate following the Taoiseach’s initial response to questioning regarding overcrowding in emergency departments. Jerry Buttimer soon followed.

# ae - Monday 8 June, 2015

Elderly man has just been given a bed after 82 hours on trolley

The crisis in the A&E is hitting vulnerable patients.

# ae - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Prisoner sprayed three officers with his blood as they tried take drugs from him

A parcel of drugs was passed to the prisoner in hospital.

# ae - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Leo wants no more than 90 people on trolleys for more than nine hours by the end of 2015

Hospital waiting lists and overcrowding are among the biggest problems facing the health service.

# ae - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Beaumont Hospital only admitting 'urgent' emergency cases due to overcrowding

Yesterday there were 45 people on trolleys.

# ae - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Poll: Should drunk patients be charged more for A&E visits? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should drunk patients be charged more for A&E visits?

The suggestion has been raised in Northern Ireland that charges should be introduced to deter abuse of the system.

# ae - Friday 8 August, 2014

Number of patients admitted on trolleys up 187% in some hospitals

Five hospitals increased by between 75% to 187% in comparison to the same period last year.

# ae - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

A major concern: 'What would an unplanned visit to Limerick Hospital uncover?'

The emergency department at Limerick hospital was discussed in the Dáil today.

# ae - Monday 28 April, 2014

Column: 'He was given a clean bill of health, walked out of the hospital and took his own life'

This is the speech which was given by 17-year-old Conor McNally at the funeral today of his cousin, Glen Murphy McNally, who was found dead on Thursday.

# ae - 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.

# ae - Sunday 23 February, 2014

'Trust of the community' needed if Dublin A&E closures go ahead

“We shouldn’t be scared of reform,” the Irish Patients Association said, following reports that a number may close.

# ae - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Temporary A&E opens at Letterkenny Hospital after massive flood damage

A freak storm caused major damage to the Emergency Department at the hospital in July.

# ae - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Almost 1-in-4 responses to 'life-threatening' 999 calls not meeting HIQA targets

In 65 per cent of cases, ambulances aren’t arriving at the scene within the 19 minute response time set-out by the health watchdog.

# ae - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Visitors warned to stay away from Beaumont Hospital

The hospital is trying to contain an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug and has asked the public to avoid visiting unless absolutely essential.

# ae - Saturday 13 April, 2013

"Serious concern" over staff shortages in Emergency Departments

The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine has said that the problem will worsen after July.

# ae - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Public asked to avoid Beaumont Hospital over flu outbreak

At least 113 cases of flu have been recorded at the hospital since the outbreak began last month.

# ae - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Mater Hospital Emergency Department to close for 18 hours for relocation

The relocation had previously been postponed as management at the hospital said it did not want to impose additional pressures on other hospitals.

# ae - Friday 26 October, 2012

Beaumont restricts visits after outbreak of winter vomiting bug

An outbreak of the winter vomiting bug means the hospital has introduced visiting restrictions, including to emergency wards.

# ae - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Ambulance service defends actions after teen's death in two-hour journey

The National Ambulance Service says it followed all correct protocols, and says the shortest route isn’t always the best one.

# ae - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Hospital warns of overcrowding crisis - and asks public to stay away

The Mid Western Regional Hospital has said patients should only come to its emergency department in cases of “urgent need”.

# ae - Monday 26 September, 2011

Simple change to hospital management could save hundreds of lives - doctors

The Irish Association of Emergency Medicine believes changing the management of emergency departments could save hundreds of lives.

# ae - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Limerick nurses vote in favour of industrial action

Nurses in the Emergency Department at the Mid Western Regional Hospital have voted in favour of taking industrial action over bed capacity at the Limerick hospital.

# ae - Saturday 27 August, 2011

83 per cent of HSE's new ambulances not yet put to use

The Medical Independent says less than a sixth of almost 100 vehicles bought by the HSE haven’t been deployed for use yet.

# ae - Friday 12 August, 2011

Belfast City Hospital to lose A&E department

Accident & Emergency services at Belfast City Hospital are to close due to a shortage of doctors.

# ae - Monday 18 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning: Darren Clarke’s remarkable Open triumph, how Irish households are under new financial pressure, and the new trend replacing ‘planking’…

# ae - Saturday 16 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning, including a row between Church and State, the wrong type of Roscommon U-turn, and a bad day for Lady Gaga…

# ae - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Mortality figures at Roscommon hospital disputed

The government has been accused of misleading the public – and the HSE has admitted that HIQA inspectors never visited Roscommon Hospital before compiling their reports.

# ae - Monday 11 July, 2011

FG faces councillor revolt as Roscommon A&E shuts down

Two councillors quit Fine Gael over the Roscommon downgrade, as Kenny admits: Yes, I promised to keep services.

# ae - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Poll: Should politicians be held accountable for election promises? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should politicians be held accountable for election promises?

Last February, Enda Kenny pledged to “protect and defend” the Roscommon A&E. With the emergency services at the hospital closing tomorrow, we ask: should politicians be held accountable for election promises?

Enda Kenny made election pledge to protect Roscommon A&E

The Taoiseach promised to “defend” the hospital’s emergency ward, which will be closed tomorrow.

# ae - Saturday 9 July, 2011

President signs emergency laws to tackle shortage of junior doctors

President McAleese signed the Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Act, passing it into law, late last night.

# ae - Friday 8 July, 2011

Doctors arrive from abroad to help stricken Emergency depts

More than 100 doctors will arrive this week from India and Pakistan to help boost doctor numbers in Ireland and improve A&E waiting times.

# ae - Thursday 7 July, 2011

Denis Naughten loses Fine Gael whip over Roscommon Hospital vote

Naughten loses whip for voting against his party on the hospital cuts, while Frank Feighan faces the wrath of constituents for voting ‘Yes’.

# ae - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Trolley watch: the most depressing updates you'll get today?

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation new mobile phone updater allows you to see how many patients are on trolleys around the country at any given time. It makes for stark reading.

Roscommon hospital protesters take the fight to Government

A protest will take place outside Leinster House tonight – amid claims the cardiac death rate in Roscommon hospital is four times that in Galway.

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