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Sunday 2 April 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Beds

This year
# winter surge
Surge in viruses seen in the Mid-West as some people contract more than one virus
Public Health Mid-West said it has seen a “noticeable increase” in adults.
Last year
# Housing Crisis
Explainer: Why are Ireland's homeless figures on the rise again?
Homeless organisations have warned the situation will only get worse without significant intervention.
All time
# Hospitals
'Staff are beyond breaking point': Government accused of leaving health service vulnerable
Taoiseach Micheal Martin said said that close to 938 beds are to be ‘delivered’ by the end of the year.
# clarification
Ireland's Rhys McClenaghan weighs in amid claims of 'anti-sex' Olympic beds
Organisers are expected to hand out 160,000 condoms.
# Coronavirus
Leo Varadkar: Decision will be made next week on possible restrictions after 12 April
Simon Coveney said restrictions on public movement due to the Covid-19 emergency may be extended beyond the current 12 April deadline.
# Vision for Change
Concerns raised for patients due to ‘total absence’ of community mental health services
The absence of supports such as psychiatric intensive care units is impeding access to acute mental health beds, a new report has found.
# Beds
Poll: Have you ever used a sunbed? (If so, do you regret it?)
This week, Roz Purcell said she feels “stupid” for doing sunbeds when she was younger.
# complex needs
'Beyond crisis': Almost half of beds for children with mental health needs closed due to safety concerns
Staffing issues are also having an impact.
# treatment abroad
HSE says Brexit implications 'unclear' for Irish patients seeking eating disorder treatment in the UK
There are just three specialist eating disorder beds at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin for the acute treatment of adults.
# Critical
'People are dying': Life-saving surgeries delayed or cancelled due to intensive care bed shortage
Minister of State Jim Daly said increasing ICU capacity is a priority for the government in 2018.
# Overcrowding
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”.
# Donegal
Patients being accommodated in hospital chapel that was open for removals just weeks ago
A HSE spokesperson said the chapel is appropriate because it’s closely aligned to the nursing area of the hospital.
# Cash Pile
Here's what $20 million hidden under a bed looks like
A man has been charged in connection with an alleged pyramid scheme.
# Emergency Accommodation
There were 54 unoccupied beds in homeless shelters in Dublin last night
A contention that there are not enough suitable beds has been a key argument from the Apollo House occupiers.
# crisis
Conditions at Tipperary hospital 'undignified, disgraceful and dangerous'
This morning there were 378 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals.
# dirty divils
The logo for this Dublin mattress shop is...interesting
Who wants to tell them?
# price growth
Here's how much property and rent prices are expected to rise by in 2016
The growth in rental prices is now outperforming the growth in property values.
# nation's health
Jump in flu cases and doctor changeover: The 'straw that breaks the camel's back'?
The INMO said the overcrowding situation in Irish hospitals is getting worse.
# overcrowding crisis
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.
# no beds
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.
# Emergency
Nurses at Beaumont Hospital are going on a work-to-rule
Yesterday there were 563 people on trolley beds in Ireland.
# Des Res
Hot Property: An imposing Victorian home with a secret garden
High ceilings, wooden floors, grand windows, in a home with history.
# the sincerest form
When trying to be like your big brother goes horribly wrong
Feel that pain.
# Homeless
Lord Mayor recalls finding 17-year-old pregnant girl in bin
Christy Burke, who volunteers with the group Inner City Helping Homeless, announced that 80 new beds will be provided by homeless services in Dublin in the next two weeks.
# Nursing Homes
There is only one respite bed per 450 people with dementia in Ireland
Only 52 nursing homes nationally have specialised care units for people with the disease.
# snore
11 beds that are indefinitely better than yours
Oh, you sleep on that little thing?
# Homeless
Rough sleeper numbers up as Dublin's inner city hits 'crisis point'
The council’s homeless executive admitted it’s spending more than it would like placing families in hotels because of the demand on services but said that’s better than leaving them on the streets.
# Cystic Fibrosis
Deal reached on 10 bed unit for CF patients in Cork University Hospital
There had been a row over how many beds would be secured, but the original plan can now go ahead, said Minister Kathleen Lynch.
# Patients
618 kept in hospital over Christmas - despite being cleared by docs
The lack of alternatives for elderly patients means that many are having to stay in hospital, which is costing the HSE money.
# whipped
7 dogs who are totally under the cat's thumb
C’mon dogs! You’re letting the side down!
# Healthcare
Reilly announces biggest change to Irish hospitals 'in decades'
Hospitals are now going to be divided into one of six groups around the country.
# Health Insurance
Charging private patients for public beds will drive up premiums by 25% - report
Insurance companies are worried about the decline in young people enrolling as the costs of insuring those over 60 are considerably higher.
# Auction
Entire contents of hotel where Late Late stars stayed to be auctioned off
Everything, including chandeliers and beds, must go at The Montrose Hotel auction this weekend. You can view the contents from today.
# Ward Watch
Nurses to track hospital overcrowding
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is to launch Ward Watch, a new initiative, this morning.
€150 million to be paid by insurers to HSE 'by year end' - Reilly
The outstanding money is a result of private patients being treated in public beds.
# Overcrowding
Limerick Hospital so overcrowded that it is “unsafe”
Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have called on the HSE to implement the major disaster plan to deal with the overcrowding.
# Tallaght Hospital
Beds to be closed in Tallaght hospital
The hospital closed more than 30 beds on 29 December and will close the rest by the end of January, the INMO has said. The hospital has said that it is putting measures in place “with patient safety in mind”.
# Athy
Athy ward closure "blow to the elderly"
Due to funding shortages, there are not enough staff to keep a ward open at St Vincent’s Hospital, a Care of the Elderly facility.
# Hospitals
Dept of Health to give €3 million to hospitals - but "crisis situation" remains
The general secretary of the INMO said the money is welcomed – but that Ireland’s Emergency Departments are in a “crisis situation”.
# Health
Emergency Department at Galway hospital under "extreme pressure"
Galway University Hospital has asked members of the public to only present to the Emergency Department if there is a genuine emergency.