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#Emergency Department

# emergency-department - Friday 22 May, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Over 3,000 people attended emergency departments in Ireland yesterday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

Warning issued about window blinds to help prevent tragic accidents

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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'

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

# emergency-department - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

# emergency-department - Thursday 22 October, 2015

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

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

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

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

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'

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

# emergency-department - Monday 12 January, 2015

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.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# emergency-department - Monday 5 January, 2015

The man due to run a new task force on the emergency department crisis has quit

Dr Tony O’Connell will return to Australia.

# emergency-department - Sunday 4 January, 2015

HSE: Don't come to Mullingar hospital ED unless absolutely necessary

The hospital said it needs the facilities it has to deal with any emergencies that might arise later this evening.

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