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#Emergency Department

# emergency-department - Sunday 2 December, 2012

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

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

Dec 2nd 2012, 7:30 AM 5,783 Views 59 Comments

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
# Deficit
# Deficit

HSE reports €404m financial deficit to end of August

Oct 19th 2012, 11:33 AM 3,173 Views 22 Comments

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
# Cuts
# Cuts

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

Aug 22nd 2012, 12:42 PM 7,224 Views 40 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

Emergency Department at Cork hospital to close next week

Jul 21st 2012, 4:08 PM 7,487 Views 28 Comments

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
# Ambulance
# Ambulance

Ambulance service defends actions after teen's death in two-hour journey

Jul 19th 2012, 9:06 PM 10,032 Views 49 Comments

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
# Emergency Services
# Emergency Services

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

Jul 19th 2012, 12:21 PM 4,700 Views 45 Comments

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
# Navan
# Navan

Proposals to close Navan Hospital's emergency department at night

Jun 20th 2012, 9:52 PM 4,311 Views 50 Comments

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
# Performance
# Performance

Top performing hospitals, levels of absenteeism - HSE figures revealed

Jun 7th 2012, 10:31 AM 3,257 Views 12 Comments

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

# emergency-department - Monday 28 May, 2012

Emergency medics demand commitment to solve overcrowding 'once and for all'
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Emergency medics demand commitment to solve overcrowding 'once and for all'

May 28th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,014 Views 9 Comments

If Tallaght can change procedures within three days to cut waiting times, the IAEM says, so can other hospitals.

# emergency-department - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Report on Tallaght Hospital describes emergency department as "unacceptable"
# HIQA
# HIQA

Report on Tallaght Hospital describes emergency department as "unacceptable"

May 17th 2012, 11:07 AM 2,795 Views 21 Comments

Health watchdog HIQA found that over 80 per cent of patients in the emergency department were kept on a corridor and had to wait around 13 hours for a bed.

Health watchdog to publish report into Tallaght Hospital
# Tallaght Hospital
# Tallaght Hospital

Health watchdog to publish report into Tallaght Hospital

May 17th 2012, 8:11 AM 1,121 Views 3 Comments

The report by the Health Information and Quality Authority will be published at 11am this morning.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Emergency Department at Mayo hospital under 'extra pressure'
# HSE West
# HSE West

Emergency Department at Mayo hospital under 'extra pressure'

Apr 10th 2012, 10:52 AM 1,576 Views 7 Comments

The HSE has asked the public to only visit the Emergency Department in the case of real emergencies.

# emergency-department - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Hospital warns of overcrowding crisis - and asks public to stay away
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Hospital warns of overcrowding crisis - and asks public to stay away

Mar 29th 2012, 11:16 AM 2,463 Views 15 Comments

The Mid Western Regional Hospital has said patients should only come to its emergency department in cases of “urgent need”.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Almost 12,000 patients waiting on hospital procedures for more than 6 months
# Health
# Health

Almost 12,000 patients waiting on hospital procedures for more than 6 months

Feb 21st 2012, 10:00 AM 1,111 Views 8 Comments

The HSE’s report for December 2011 also showed that 62 posts – mostly in emergency medicine and psychiatry – need to be filled.

# emergency-department - Monday 6 February, 2012

Shortfall of doctors in Emergency Departments
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Shortfall of doctors in Emergency Departments

Feb 6th 2012, 12:43 PM 1,452 Views 17 Comments

A review by the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine shows there is an “unsafe deficit” within a certain grade in the Emergency Medicine tier, even after the recruitment of staff from abroad.

# emergency-department - Friday 3 February, 2012

VHI to hike premiums by up to 12.5 per cent
# Health
# Health

VHI to hike premiums by up to 12.5 per cent

Feb 3rd 2012, 8:07 AM 1,781 Views 18 Comments

More bad news for already-stretched household budgets as insurance costs have now risen by up to 65 per cent in the past 13 months.

# emergency-department - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Emergency department shutdown 'will worsen overcrowding' in Cork
# Closure
# Closure

Emergency department shutdown 'will worsen overcrowding' in Cork

Oct 13th 2011, 6:28 PM 815 Views 9 Comments

A local doctor has expressed fears over the closure at the city’s South Infirmary, which was announced today.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Nurses hold third strike at Limerick emergency department
# Work Stoppage
# Work Stoppage

Nurses hold third strike at Limerick emergency department

Oct 4th 2011, 8:30 AM 277 Views 6 Comments

Nurses are calling on the HSE and Dept of Health to address “gross overcrowding” at the hospital, where 17 admitted patients were waiting on trolleys for a bed yesterday.

# emergency-department - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Nurses at Limerick hospital continue protest with third strike on Tuesday
# Nurses
# Nurses

Nurses at Limerick hospital continue protest with third strike on Tuesday

Sep 29th 2011, 8:52 AM 390 Views 4 Comments

Meanwhile, Health Minister Dr James Reilly says the work stoppages are “unsafe, unsound and unwarranted”.

# emergency-department - Monday 26 September, 2011

Simple change to hospital management could save hundreds of lives - doctors
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Simple change to hospital management could save hundreds of lives - doctors

Sep 26th 2011, 3:34 PM 676 Views 18 Comments

The Irish Association of Emergency Medicine believes changing the management of emergency departments could save hundreds of lives.

# emergency-department - Saturday 24 September, 2011

Emergency Department at Galway hospital under "extreme pressure"
# Health
# Health

Emergency Department at Galway hospital under "extreme pressure"

Sep 24th 2011, 1:02 PM 1,258 Views 21 Comments

Galway University Hospital has asked members of the public to only present to the Emergency Department if there is a genuine emergency.

# emergency-department - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Limerick A&E nurses begin strike
# Strike
# Strike

Limerick A&E nurses begin strike

Sep 21st 2011, 2:20 PM 486 Views 5 Comments

Nurses at Limerick’s Mid Western Regional Hospital are holding a picket line outside thie hospital from 1pm to 5pm today.

# emergency-department - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Nurses in four-hour strike over 'safety risks' at hospital
# Nurses
# Nurses

Nurses in four-hour strike over 'safety risks' at hospital

Sep 15th 2011, 8:43 AM 332 Views 14 Comments

Overcrowding has led to “appalling conditions” in a Limerick emergency department, a nurses’ union said.

# emergency-department - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Sep 6th 2011, 7:56 PM 822 Views 0 Comments

In today’s Fix: Emergency Department nurses in Limerick vote in favour of industrial action; former Chief of General Staff of the Yugoslav army is jailed for war crimes; and we are left in no doubt about Madonna’s taste in blooms…

Limerick nurses vote in favour of industrial action
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Limerick nurses vote in favour of industrial action

Sep 6th 2011, 4:43 PM 282 Views 16 Comments

Nurses in the Emergency Department at the Mid Western Regional Hospital have voted in favour of taking industrial action over bed capacity at the Limerick hospital.

Limerick nurses threaten strike action over bed capacity
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Limerick nurses threaten strike action over bed capacity

Sep 6th 2011, 9:10 AM 326 Views 5 Comments

Up to 70 nurses at the Emergency Department in the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Limerick are balloting on whether to take industrial action today.

# emergency-department - Monday 8 August, 2011

Sit-in underway at Roscommon County Hospital
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Sit-in underway at Roscommon County Hospital

Aug 8th 2011, 9:35 PM 411 Views 6 Comments

Protesters say they will continue the sit-in into the night as the urgent care facility at the hospital closes its doors.

# emergency-department - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Industrial action at Beaumont as nurses slam overcrowding
# Work To Rule
# Work To Rule

Industrial action at Beaumont as nurses slam overcrowding

Aug 4th 2011, 6:45 PM 484 Views 30 Comments

Nurses have started a work to rule because of overcrowding at the Dublin hospital.

# emergency-department - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Govt wins Roscommon Hospital vote amid cuts protest outside Dáil
# Roscommon Hospital
# Roscommon Hospital

Govt wins Roscommon Hospital vote amid cuts protest outside Dáil

Jul 6th 2011, 8:46 PM 626 Views 12 Comments

Tense scenes in the Dáil ahead of this evening’s vote on cutting Roscommon’s emergency department.

Poll: Is it the right decision to close Roscommon A&E?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it the right decision to close Roscommon A&E?

Jul 6th 2011, 10:57 AM 3,856 Views 33 Comments

Thousands will protest the closure of the emergency department at Roscommon County Hospital today. The department was considered to be unsafe….so is it right to close it?

# emergency-department - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Roscommon Hospital A&E to close Monday
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Roscommon Hospital A&E to close Monday

Jul 5th 2011, 10:01 PM 2,692 Views 14 Comments

The emergency unit is being replaced by an ‘urgent care unit’, but what does that mean? What can it treat?

# emergency-department - Monday 27 June, 2011

Anger over Roscommon hospital downgrade
# Anger
# Anger

Anger over Roscommon hospital downgrade

Jun 27th 2011, 8:42 PM 428 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach has confirmed that the hospital’s emergency department will no longer be 24/7.

Poll: Do you have confidence in hospital emergency services?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you have confidence in hospital emergency services?

Jun 27th 2011, 10:00 AM 1,557 Views 21 Comments

As HIQA launches its investigation into emergency services at Tallaght Hospital, TheJournal.ie asks how you feel about emergency treatment in Ireland.

HIQA should investigate standards at ALL overcrowded emergency services
# Health
# Health

HIQA should investigate standards at ALL overcrowded emergency services

Jun 27th 2011, 9:35 AM 250 Views 1 Comment

Emergency Medicine group calls for HIQA to expand its investigation to all hospitals which have a record of chronic overcrowding in their emergency departments.

# emergency-department - Saturday 25 June, 2011

Tallaght A&E to undergo safety probe
# Patient Care
# Patient Care

Tallaght A&E to undergo safety probe

Jun 25th 2011, 11:19 AM 353 Views 1 Comment

The Health Information and Quality Authority will carry out a statutory investigation into the care given to acute patients.