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#Emergency Department

# emergency-department - Monday 17 May, 2021

'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack
# Impact
# Impact

'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack

May 17th 2021, 5:25 PM 35,970 Views 14 Comments
  • Delays in laboratories mean it is taking hours for patient blood work to come back.
  • Healthcare workers are asking patients who have to attend EDs to bring as much information with them as possible.

# emergency-department - Friday 23 April, 2021

'Significant' demand for beds at Limerick Hospital from people who had Covid, but still need to recover
# Emergency Department
# Emergency Department

'Significant' demand for beds at Limerick Hospital from people who had Covid, but still need to recover

Apr 23rd 2021, 10:48 PM 29,825 Views 22 Comments

The hospital group responded to calls from the INMO for a Hiqa investigation into overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick

# emergency-department - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

People urged to avoid Limerick Hospital ED due to 'unprecedented level' of patient presentations
# Limerick
# Limerick

People urged to avoid Limerick Hospital ED due to 'unprecedented level' of patient presentations

Apr 21st 2021, 9:45 PM 55,665 Views 60 Comments

A total of 283 patients attended the Limerick ED in the 24 hours to 8am today.

# emergency-department - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Mercy hospital in Cork asks 'non-urgent' cases to go elsewhere after surge in people attending ED
# Delays
# Delays

Mercy hospital in Cork asks 'non-urgent' cases to go elsewhere after surge in people attending ED

Sep 30th 2020, 11:33 AM 16,705 Views 18 Comments

Patients who do attend the emergency department are likely to experience delays.

# emergency-department - Friday 22 May, 2020

Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year

May 22nd 2020, 6:00 AM 11,170 Views 16 Comments

The average number of daily ED attendances at the end of March was approximately half what it was at the beginning of March.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

'I'm exhausted': Frustration in the Mater Hospital's 'rammed' Emergency Department
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

'I'm exhausted': Frustration in the Mater Hospital's 'rammed' Emergency Department

Jan 7th 2020, 12:05 AM 26,216 Views 34 Comments

The Mater was the hospital with the highest number of patients on trolleys in Dublin yesterday morning, according to the INMO.

# emergency-department - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit

Nov 27th 2019, 7:36 PM 29,717 Views 27 Comments

The senior fire officer visited after concerns were raised about the number of trolleys in corridors in the ED.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Nursing pay deal set to cost €10-€15 million this year and €30-€35 million in 2020
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

Nursing pay deal set to cost €10-€15 million this year and €30-€35 million in 2020

Updated Feb 12th 2019, 4:30 PM 36,845 Views 110 Comments

Finance Minister Donohoe has said that the Labour Court recommendations are “consistent with the public sector stability agreement”.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Over 3,000 people attended emergency departments in Ireland yesterday
# HSE
# HSE

Over 3,000 people attended emergency departments in Ireland yesterday

Jan 1st 2019, 6:02 PM 39,475 Views 57 Comments

The HSE is encouraging people to go to their GP where possible, instead of attending hospitals.

# emergency-department - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding
# Reform Needed
# Reform Needed

Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding

Jul 18th 2018, 10:45 PM 16,925 Views 60 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation has said that additional resources are needed immediately.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Brother of man found dead at Tallaght Hospital questions how his brother wasn't noticed for hours
# Emergency Department
# Emergency Department

Brother of man found dead at Tallaght Hospital questions how his brother wasn't noticed for hours

Apr 17th 2018, 8:10 PM 27,944 Views 51 Comments

Tallaght Hospital said an internal review will also be initiated into the circumstances of the incident.

# emergency-department - Monday 16 April, 2018

Galway hospital denies claims emergency department patients were 'hidden' during Taoiseach's visit
# Galway
# Galway

Galway hospital denies claims emergency department patients were 'hidden' during Taoiseach's visit

Apr 16th 2018, 4:31 PM 34,377 Views 54 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visited University College Hospital Galway last Thursday.

# emergency-department - Monday 5 March, 2018

Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma

Mar 5th 2018, 10:45 PM 13,314 Views 19 Comments

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

# emergency-department - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Temple Street asks parents to keep children away from emergency department as 14 left on trolleys
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Temple Street asks parents to keep children away from emergency department as 14 left on trolleys

Feb 15th 2018, 2:04 PM 23,022 Views 18 Comments

The hospital said seriously ill or injured children will still be treated as a priority.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 6th 2018, 4:14 PM 14,173 Views 29 Comments

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

# emergency-department - Monday 15 January, 2018

'It's a wake-up call': 73 children on trolleys in emergency depts so far this year
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

'It's a wake-up call': 73 children on trolleys in emergency depts so far this year

Jan 15th 2018, 1:41 PM 6,734 Views 17 Comments

The Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Association has just launched a new trolley watch system – where it counts how many children are on trolleys in EDs.

# emergency-department - Monday 8 January, 2018

Dr Anthony O'Connor: Things we could do to get more people off trolleys
# Column
# Column

Dr Anthony O'Connor: Things we could do to get more people off trolleys

Jan 8th 2018, 6:30 AM 28,176 Views 41 Comments

They can be done and they must be done – we have to believe that, writes hospital consultant Dr Anthony O’Connor.

# emergency-department - Friday 22 December, 2017

Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact
# Busy Period
# Busy Period

Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact

Dec 22nd 2017, 8:45 AM 9,744 Views 23 Comments

The move is an attempt to ease pressure on services over the busy Christmas period.

# emergency-department - Thursday 21 December, 2017

People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness
# Under The Weather
# Under The Weather

People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness

Dec 21st 2017, 2:52 PM 15,001 Views 46 Comments

People in high-risk groups include pregnant women and those over the age of 65.

# emergency-department - Monday 11 December, 2017

Warning issued about window blinds to help prevent tragic accidents
# Safety
# Safety

Warning issued about window blinds to help prevent tragic accidents

Dec 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 13,877 Views 16 Comments

Two children end up in US emergency departments every day due to accidents with window blinds.

# emergency-department - Monday 18 September, 2017

How many HSE doctors does Navan hospital's emergency department have? None
# Zero Tolerance
# Zero Tolerance

How many HSE doctors does Navan hospital's emergency department have? None

Sep 18th 2017, 12:10 AM 20,725 Views 24 Comments

Four of the five locum/agency doctors at the hospital’s emergency department went on wildcat strike two weeks ago in a row over plans to slash their rate of pay.

# emergency-department - Monday 4 September, 2017

Emergency department workers pin blame for hospital wildcat strikes on HSE
# Meath
# Meath

Emergency department workers pin blame for hospital wildcat strikes on HSE

Sep 4th 2017, 10:50 PM 28,828 Views 42 Comments

Navan emergency department was just one of many experiencing serious staff shortages as a result of the strikes this evening.

# emergency-department - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Elderly people forced to wait over 24 hours in emergency departments of these 25 hospitals
# Waiting
# Waiting

Elderly people forced to wait over 24 hours in emergency departments of these 25 hospitals

Aug 10th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,646 Views 24 Comments

Hospitals in Limerick, Dublin and Galway had the highest number of people aged 75 and over waiting more than a day.

# emergency-department - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country
# Record Highs
# Record Highs

These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country

May 3rd 2017, 7:00 AM 30,851 Views 45 Comments

There’s been an improvement in Dublin, but things are getting worse in other counties.

# emergency-department - Monday 2 January, 2017

Cork hospital so busy since Christmas Day, it's asking people to stay away
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Cork hospital so busy since Christmas Day, it's asking people to stay away

Jan 2nd 2017, 8:19 AM 18,703 Views 20 Comments

There was a huge surge in demand over the Christmas period.

# emergency-department - Sunday 6 November, 2016

The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals
# Waiting Times
# Waiting Times

The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals

Nov 6th 2016, 10:00 PM 29,563 Views 24 Comments

“The patient doesn’t care who pays a salary or what title you have. People on the frontline need to be integrated in the decision making process.”

# emergency-department - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Death of patient at Naas General Hospital was direct consequence of ambulance fire
# Investigation
# Investigation

Death of patient at Naas General Hospital was direct consequence of ambulance fire

Sep 22nd 2016, 2:43 PM 159,920 Views 115 Comments

Two paramedics were also injured in the blaze, one seriously.

# emergency-department - Monday 5 September, 2016

IMO says rising population and bed cuts causing 'chaos' in emergency departments
# Report
# Report

IMO says rising population and bed cuts causing 'chaos' in emergency departments

Sep 5th 2016, 9:50 AM 6,079 Views 59 Comments

The IMO also warned that demand for hospital space will rise this year because of elective surgeries being cancelled last year.

# emergency-department - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Cyclists presenting to Emergency Departments after crashing while taking photos
# Injuries
# Injuries

Cyclists presenting to Emergency Departments after crashing while taking photos

Jun 19th 2016, 8:30 AM 22,096 Views 49 Comments

During one year at St Vincent’s, 534 cyclists presented to the Emergency Department with injuries.

# emergency-department - Thursday 25 February, 2016

'Last Tuesday was the hardest and most dangerous shift I've ever worked'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'Last Tuesday was the hardest and most dangerous shift I've ever worked'

Feb 25th 2016, 7:00 PM 383 Views 49 Comments

Every morning and every evening nurses are in tears, tears of frustration, despair, hopelessness and exhaustion, writes Carol Cronin.

# emergency-department - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Man in serious condition after falling from first floor of Limerick hospital
# Investigation
# Investigation

Man in serious condition after falling from first floor of Limerick hospital

Jan 21st 2016, 6:32 PM 22,237 Views 14 Comments

The HSE said it is looking into the incident.

# emergency-department - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Overcrowding at Beaumont Hospital 'inhumane', with elderly woman left on chair all night
# Emergency
# Emergency

Overcrowding at Beaumont Hospital 'inhumane', with elderly woman left on chair all night

Jan 6th 2016, 6:55 PM 24,962 Views 93 Comments

The north Dublin hospital has asked people to avoid attending its emergency department unless absolutely necessary.

# emergency-department - Sunday 27 December, 2015

'I’ve gone to funerals where mourners would refuse to shake my hand'
# Downgraded
# Downgraded

'I’ve gone to funerals where mourners would refuse to shake my hand'

Dec 27th 2015, 9:30 PM 60,955 Views 158 Comments

Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan opens up about a turbulent four years that convinced him to retire from politics.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

There's to be a 'zero tolerance' approach to patients waiting in emergency departments
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

There's to be a 'zero tolerance' approach to patients waiting in emergency departments

Dec 22nd 2015, 9:49 AM 13,385 Views 47 Comments

It’s among a rang of rules to help fight hospital overcrowding.

# emergency-department - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

This is the letter a doctor wrote after a couple in their 90s spent hours on a trolley
# Tallaght Hospital
# Tallaght Hospital

This is the letter a doctor wrote after a couple in their 90s spent hours on a trolley

Nov 4th 2015, 11:29 PM 49,184 Views 71 Comments

It has sparked outrage today.

# emergency-department - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Union wants Beaumont Hospital to go off call as 41 people are on trolleys
# Overcrowded
# Overcrowded

Union wants Beaumont Hospital to go off call as 41 people are on trolleys

Oct 22nd 2015, 8:25 PM 7,953 Views 17 Comments

The INMO is calling for the department to go off call to bring the situation back under control.

# emergency-department - Monday 8 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 8th 2015, 10:46 PM 14,821 Views 79 Comments

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

# emergency-department - Friday 5 June, 2015

Hospital admits it was 'unacceptable' that woman (102) spent 26 hours on trolley
# Apology
# Apology

Hospital admits it was 'unacceptable' that woman (102) spent 26 hours on trolley

Jun 5th 2015, 2:38 PM 12,551 Views 88 Comments

A Tallaght hospital consultant has said that conditions in its emergency department amount to “a human rights abuse”.

# emergency-department - Sunday 26 April, 2015

New €1 million CT scanner at Waterford hospital left 'gathering dust' for almost a year
# Idle
# Idle

New €1 million CT scanner at Waterford hospital left 'gathering dust' for almost a year

Apr 26th 2015, 7:30 AM 14,390 Views 52 Comments

TD John Halligan said the delay put lives at risk.

# emergency-department - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

'He asked a nurse to be washed but there were 10 people in front of him'
# Unacceptable
# Unacceptable

'He asked a nurse to be washed but there were 10 people in front of him'

Feb 25th 2015, 6:45 AM 18,836 Views 42 Comments

It was told “from a quality and safety perspective this situation is unacceptable.”.

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