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#Emergency Department

# emergency-department - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

It took 15 months for this little boy to be diagnosed and he still isn't getting the treatment he needs

A conference is being held in Dublin today to raise awareness of PANDAS syndrome.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Nurses in overcrowded emergency department given stress management help

Galway University Hospital-West/North West Hospitals Group said that recruitment of more nurses is underway.

# emergency-department - Monday 15 September, 2014

Galway nurses to protest 'severe overcrowding' in Emergency Department

The INMO said today nurses are finishing shifts “in a distressed state, experiencing burnout and frustration at the lack of action”.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Varadkar won't be taking up nurses' challenge - but he'll meet them in September

The new Health Minister was asked to work a 12-hour shift in an Emergency Department.

Poll: Should Varadkar have accepted the nurses' challenge? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Varadkar have accepted the nurses' challenge?

The Minister for Health turned down an offer to observe a 12-hour shift in an Emergency Department.

# emergency-department - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Patient sets mattress on fire in Beaumont Hospital

The emergency department was off call for around four hours so the smoke could be cleared out.

# emergency-department - 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.

The North's health minister "sees the merit" in charging drunk people for A&E visits

There are currently no plans to adopt such a policy in the south, however.

# emergency-department - Friday 8 August, 2014

Open thread: What's your experience with hospital overcrowding?

Just last month more than 5,500 patients admitted found themselves on a trolley or in an emergency department.

# emergency-department - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Investigation begins after flooding closes Letterkenny emergency department

The flooding began last night – almost exactly a year after the hospital had suffered similar flooding.

# emergency-department - 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.

# emergency-department - Friday 6 June, 2014

Limerick Hospital emergency department "not fit for purpose"

HIQA also found that there were problems admitting children to adult units.

# emergency-department - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Clinical Director quits at Beaumont Hospital over safety concerns

Professor Shane O’Neill was Clinical Director for Medicine – he will stay on as a consultant.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Fine Gael TD says Roscommon Hospital is safer - opposition TDs say situation's worse

Consultants at the hospital said this week that the hospital is providing a safer service since the closure of the Emergency Department.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Trolleys 'overflowing' onto corridors at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

The HSE acknowledged that the hospital was “exceptionally busy” today and said measures have been put in place to address the high patient numbers.

# emergency-department - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Overcrowding fears lead Tallaght Hospital to cancel non-urgent surgeries

The hospital’s management said it was in the middle of a ‘clearly undesirable situation’ but said patient safety was being maintained.

# emergency-department - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Concerns that overcrowding at Tallaght Hospital puts patient safety at risk

The INMO said that in January, there were 254 people on trolleys, and another 69 on the wards on trolleys.

# emergency-department - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Reilly 'acknowledges discomfort and distress' of patients on trolleys

Reilly was challenged by Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher in the Dáil today after it emerged almost 400 people were on trolleys across the country in one day this week.

# emergency-department - Friday 29 November, 2013

Undiagnosed HIV rates high in Dublin, widespread testing recommended

A new testing programme at the Mater Hospital diagnosed almost three in every 1,000 people with the HIV infection.

# emergency-department - Friday 15 November, 2013

Beaumont Hospital extends visiting ban over weekend

The hospital has asked all visitors to stay away as incidences of the winter vomiting bug increase in the community.

# emergency-department - Friday 27 September, 2013

Arthur's Day incidents 'down 50 per cent' in Dublin's city centre

However a consultant in emergency medicine said there had been a significant increase in alcohol-related admissions at St James’ Hospital in Dublin.

# emergency-department - 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.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

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.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

'Several months' before it is known if Letterkenny hospital can fully reopen

The hospital’s emergency department was badly flooded in July during heavy rains.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Restoration of flooded hospital could take "months rather than weeks"

The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine – which represents doctors working in emergency departments – says the HSE needs to give the public a clear indication on the timescale for reconstruction.

# emergency-department - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Chopped: GAA pitch will no longer be used as helicopter pad for Cork hospital Emergency Care This post contains videos

Chopped: GAA pitch will no longer be used as helicopter pad for Cork hospital

With no helipad at the only level-one trauma centre in the country, helicopters have been forced to land on sports pitches near to Cork University Hospital.

# emergency-department - 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.

# emergency-department - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Final vigil outside Mater Hospital as Emergency Department opens

The new emergency department at the hospital will open tomorrow.

# emergency-department - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Mater Hospital's emergency department to close for 18 hours

Patients that are seriously ill or injured should dial 999 or go directly to another Emergency Department.

# emergency-department - 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.

# emergency-department - Friday 25 January, 2013

Mater Hospital Emergency Department relocation postponed

Management said it did not want to impose additional pressures on other hospitals.

# emergency-department - Friday 4 January, 2013

Visitor restrictions remain in hospitals due to vomiting bug

Restrictions are still place in Limerick and Cavan though the number of reported cases have significantly declined.

# emergency-department - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Government failure to tackle alcohol abuse had "devastating" impact on society - health specialist

Dr Declan Bedford said we need a national strategy that should include minimum pricing in Ireland to control alcohol sales at discount prices.

# emergency-department - Friday 19 October, 2012

HSE reports €404m financial deficit to end of August

Beaumont Hospital in Dublin had the largest overspend in the hospital sector running at nearly €20 million at the end of August.

# emergency-department - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

'Grave concerns' over controversial HSE plan to fire hospital staff

The HSE has produced a report which proposes getting rid of all agency staff in three hospitals – but the plan has drawn harsh criticism.

# emergency-department - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Emergency Department at Cork hospital to close next week

The emergency department at Cork’s South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital will close next weekend.

# emergency-department - 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.

'People are dying' - pleas for a basic emergency service in Roscommon after death of teen

Roscommon Hospital Action Committee has said that there are people dying because of the decision to remove emergency services from the hospital.

# emergency-department - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Proposals to close Navan Hospital's emergency department at night

24-hour emergency services at Our Lady’s Hospital are to cease in August.

# emergency-department - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Top performing hospitals, levels of absenteeism - HSE figures revealed

The latest HSE performance report evaluates hospitals’ discharge and admission rates, as well as response times and lengths of stay.