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#Emergency Department

# 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.”.

# emergency-department - Monday 12 January, 2015

Jump in flu cases and doctor changeover: The 'straw that breaks the camel's back'?
# Nation's Health
# Nation's Health

Jump in flu cases and doctor changeover: The 'straw that breaks the camel's back'?

Jan 12th 2015, 8:53 AM 8,327 Views 25 Comments

The INMO said the overcrowding situation in Irish hospitals is getting worse.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

# emergency-department - Monday 5 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 5th 2015, 9:21 PM 21,099 Views 32 Comments

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
# Overcrowded
# Overcrowded

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

Jan 4th 2015, 2:40 PM 17,140 Views 61 Comments

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

# emergency-department - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Beaumont Hospital only admitting 'urgent' emergency cases due to overcrowding
# Emergency Department
# Emergency Department

Beaumont Hospital only admitting 'urgent' emergency cases due to overcrowding

Dec 13th 2014, 7:55 PM 13,151 Views 49 Comments

Yesterday there were 45 people on trolleys.

# emergency-department - Thursday 6 November, 2014

7,000 emergency department patients were on trolleys last month
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

7,000 emergency department patients were on trolleys last month

Nov 6th 2014, 3:06 PM 4,954 Views 27 Comments

The INMO said it is concerned about hospitals coping with the winter demand.

# emergency-department - Monday 3 November, 2014

'We're gravely concerned': Nurses at Naas Hospital to protest severe overcrowding
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

'We're gravely concerned': Nurses at Naas Hospital to protest severe overcrowding

Nov 3rd 2014, 5:38 PM 9,932 Views 10 Comments

INMO has said its members are “extremely worried at what lies ahead for the winter months”.

# 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
# Pandas
# Pandas

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

Oct 22nd 2014, 6:45 AM 16,004 Views 8 Comments

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
# Galway University Hospital -west

Nurses in overcrowded emergency department given stress management help

Sep 16th 2014, 8:22 PM 8,694 Views 19 Comments

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
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Galway nurses to protest 'severe overcrowding' in Emergency Department

Sep 15th 2014, 6:55 PM 8,194 Views 22 Comments

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
# Emergency Department
# Emergency Department

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

Aug 19th 2014, 4:22 PM 21,659 Views 52 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should Varadkar have accepted the nurses' challenge?

Aug 19th 2014, 10:02 AM 18,707 Views 76 Comments

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
# Fire
# Fire

Patient sets mattress on fire in Beaumont Hospital

Aug 14th 2014, 11:22 AM 20,699 Views 18 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should drunk patients be charged more for A&E visits?

Aug 12th 2014, 9:01 AM 17,953 Views 139 Comments

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
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

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

Aug 12th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,675 Views 20 Comments

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?
# Share Your Story
# Share Your Story

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

Aug 8th 2014, 12:00 PM 6,847 Views 58 Comments

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
# Washout
# Washout

Investigation begins after flooding closes Letterkenny emergency department

Aug 6th 2014, 12:45 PM 14,392 Views 51 Comments

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?'
# Emergency Department
# Emergency Department

A major concern: 'What would an unplanned visit to Limerick Hospital uncover?'

Jun 11th 2014, 3:41 PM 10,643 Views 23 Comments

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"
# Emergency
# Emergency

Limerick Hospital emergency department "not fit for purpose"

Jun 6th 2014, 10:30 PM 13,807 Views 38 Comments

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
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Clinical Director quits at Beaumont Hospital over safety concerns

May 18th 2014, 7:54 PM 27,761 Views 33 Comments

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
# Emergency Department
# Emergency Department

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

Mar 18th 2014, 6:11 PM 9,443 Views 43 Comments

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
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

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

Mar 11th 2014, 12:42 PM 7,651 Views 30 Comments

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
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Overcrowding fears lead Tallaght Hospital to cancel non-urgent surgeries

Feb 6th 2014, 10:25 AM 4,956 Views 16 Comments

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
# INMO
# INMO

Concerns that overcrowding at Tallaght Hospital puts patient safety at risk

Feb 5th 2014, 11:29 PM 4,374 Views 6 Comments

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
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

Reilly 'acknowledges discomfort and distress' of patients on trolleys

Jan 22nd 2014, 2:14 PM 5,359 Views 50 Comments

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
# HIV Positive
# HIV Positive

Undiagnosed HIV rates high in Dublin, widespread testing recommended

Nov 29th 2013, 12:41 PM 17,129 Views 64 Comments

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
# Vomiting Bug
# Vomiting Bug

Beaumont Hospital extends visiting ban over weekend

Nov 15th 2013, 9:40 PM 5,976 Views 6 Comments

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
# To Arthur
# To Arthur

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

Sep 27th 2013, 10:01 AM 14,225 Views 123 Comments

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
# Freak Storm
# Freak Storm

Temporary A&E opens at Letterkenny Hospital after massive flood damage

Aug 17th 2013, 12:33 PM 4,637 Views 5 Comments

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
# Irish Sea
# Irish Sea

Man airlifted to hospital after medical emergency aboard cargo vessel

Aug 13th 2013, 12:53 PM 6,276 Views 3 Comments

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
# Flood Damage
# Flood Damage

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

Aug 6th 2013, 10:01 AM 5,087 Views 25 Comments

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"
# Letterkenny
# Letterkenny

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

Jul 30th 2013, 10:06 AM 5,737 Views 17 Comments

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
# Emergency Care

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

Jun 23rd 2013, 7:45 AM 14,975 Views 39 Comments

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
# Emergency Department
# Emergency Department

"Serious concern" over staff shortages in Emergency Departments

Apr 13th 2013, 3:01 PM 8,522 Views 44 Comments

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
# Mater
# Mater

Final vigil outside Mater Hospital as Emergency Department opens

Feb 16th 2013, 7:30 AM 10,232 Views 4 Comments

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
# Mater Hospital
# Mater Hospital

Mater Hospital's emergency department to close for 18 hours

Feb 14th 2013, 4:38 PM 10,815 Views 33 Comments

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
# Mater Hospital
# Mater Hospital

Mater Hospital Emergency Department to close for 18 hours for relocation

Feb 7th 2013, 11:54 AM 8,470 Views 15 Comments

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
# Mater Hospital
# Mater Hospital

Mater Hospital Emergency Department relocation postponed

Jan 25th 2013, 2:41 PM 7,629 Views 31 Comments

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
# Vomiting Bug
# Vomiting Bug

Visitor restrictions remain in hospitals due to vomiting bug

Jan 4th 2013, 1:01 PM 4,542 Views 4 Comments

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