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# Human Tissue Bill
Soft opt-out organ donation on the way as delayed Bill finally sees movement
The bill will also bring in the requirement of a license for the public display of bodies after death.
# Cork University Hospital
Nurses warn of 'dangerous situation' at Cork hospital as trolley figures hit 16-year high
84 people were waiting for admission to Cork University Hospital this morning.
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# Overcrowding
'Extremely dangerous': Overcrowding at Cork University Hospital reaches pandemic peak
The INMO stated that 63 patients were waiting on trolleys in CUH today.
# Cork
People urged to avoid Cork University Hospital ED as HSE cyber attack impact causing 'extreme delays'
Dr Conor Deasy said the HSE ransomware attack had a major impact on frontline care delivery at the hospital.
# essential staff
Hospital cleaners in Cork: 'I've had one day off in a month, and I wouldn't have it any other way'
Ian Morely says that Cork University Hospital has an “eerie” atmosphere at the moment: “Everybody is nervous.”
# Coronavirus
Concerns raised after Cork doctors, rather than radiographers, did x-rays on patients with coronavirus symptoms
Junior doctors at Cork University Hospital were left having to do chest x-rays instead of the radiographers.
Cork hospital reviews admission policy after teen girl was sexually assaulted by male patient in ward
The assault on a 17-year-old girl by Andrew O’Donovan was only interrupted because his heart monitor began to accelerate.
# Cork
Baby girl dies after incident involving cord of window blind
A child has died after an incident involving a window blind cord in Cork city.
# busy period
Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact
The move is an attempt to ease pressure on services over the busy Christmas period.
# cath lab
Family calls for improved cardiac services at Waterford after man dies during ambulance transfer
His sister says Thomas Power (40) wouldn’t have died had the cath lab been open on Sundays.
# how they do it
How Ireland's hospitals are massaging the numbers of people on trolleys
A number of senior staff members have come forward to highlight how it’s done.
# Work to Rule
Cancer ward nurses begin long-term protest against 'unsafe staffing levels'
“Although the work is meaningful, the work environment is putting them under a great deal of stress. Nurses go into work fearing what’s ahead of them.”
The drug that left six people in hospital has been identified
The HSE has issued an extended warning for all drugs in the 2C family.
# Waiting Room
Stay away from Cork University Hospital, it's "exceptionally busy"
Unless they have to attend CUH, patients are being asked to seek treatment elsewhere.
# Mental Health
Investigation finds child was left in an adult psychiatric ward for weeks
There was a vacancy in a children’s ward, but staff were unaware of it.
# Emergency
Junior doctors offered four times their pay to cover emergency department in Cork
The HSE says the department will be fully staffed, but did not comment on the cost.
# Investigation
New appeal for witnesses after cyclist found seriously injured at Cork roadside
The 32-year-old woman was found on Friday afternoon by a passer-by.
# winthrop street
Man in 30s hospitalised, two youths questioned after Cork city centre assault
The man has been taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment.
# H1N1
One swine flu case confirmed at CUH, visitor restrictions imposed
One ward has been closed off at the facility as doctors await the results of tests on seven patients with flu-like symptoms.
# Kinsale
Boy (14) in serious condition in hospital after fall
The teenager fell and became trapped in railings while playing with friends in Kinsale last evening.
# Cork University Hospital
Cystic Fibrosis charity withholds €1.8 million from hospital
Build4Life wants commitments from the hospital that beds at a new ward will be ringfenced for cystic fibrosis patients.
# Fitness
Cork mother to complete '12 marathons of Christmas' in sports-shop window
Joanne Fearon is aiming to set a Guinness world record and raise money for a neonatal ward.
# Co Cork
Driver in his 80s killed in two car crash near Bandon
The four occupants of the other car were uninjured.
# Carrigtwohill
Gardaí in Cobh investigating after woman assaulted in her home
The woman sustained a number of injuries and was treated at Cork University Hospital.
# Irish sea
Man airlifted to hospital after medical emergency aboard cargo vessel
The man was diagnosed with suspected sepsis over the radio by doctors in Cork using the ‘Medico’ maritime assistance system.
Minister Kathleen Lynch discharged from hospital
The junior minister will continue her recovery from a bout of blood poisoning at home after being discharged from hospital in Cork.
# Assault
Woman (22) due in court over Ennis stabbing
A woman was seriously injured during the incident in which she was stabbed on the grounds of a primary school in the town.
# Ennis
Ennis stabbing: Woman still in custody
It is understood the woman who was stabbed has been transferred to Cork University Hospital.
# Roads
Pedestrian seriously injured in Patrick's Day collision in Cork
The 28-year-old man was hit by a car at around 8pm last night in Youghal.
# Roads
Woman injured in weekend crash dies in Cork hospital
The 26-year-old woman sustained serious injuries when the car she was driving collided with a 4×4. She died in hospital this morning.
# Assault
Gardaí investigate serious assault in Cork city centre
A 36-year-old man received serious facial injuries during the assault in the early hours of this morning in Cork city centre.
# Investigation
Gardaí rule out foul play in Cork death
The body of a woman in her early 40s was discovered in Summer Hill North last night.
# Roads
67-year-old man seriously injured after being struck by cyclist in Cork
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after the collision this morning.
# Injured
Elderly pedestrian knocked down by bus in Cork
The man – who is in his early 80s – sustained serious injuries and has been taken to CUH.
# Roads
19-year-old woman killed in Cork car crash
Gardaí are investigating the collision involving two cars in Cobh at around 9pm last night.
Column: There were no proper CF facilities for my son in Cork - so we built some
Facilities for people with cystic fibrosis weren’t great when my son was diagnosed, writes Joe Browne. Now Cork has one of the most advanced clinics in the world. Here’s how we did it.
# Health
Thousands of 'incidents and near misses' at two hospitals last year
Medical Independent sees documents recording accidents and other incidents at Tallaght and Cork University Hospital last year.
# Cystic Fibrosis
CF centre in Cork sees almost 100 per cent more patients than expected
The centre in Cork University Hospital had planned to deal with 75 patients with cystic fibrosis a year – but there’s almost double that attending right now.