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#Emergency Department

# emergency-department - Thursday 19 July, 2012

'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.

# emergency-department - Monday 28 May, 2012

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

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"

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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 This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have confidence in hospital emergency services?

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

HIQA should investigate standards at ALL overcrowded emergency services

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

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