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# Emergency Departments

This month
February 2024
HSE asks public to consider all care options before presenting at emergency departments
Last month
January 2024
Significant increase in emergency department attendances for slips and falls amid cold snap
Last year
2023
HSE has 'significant concerns' it will continue to miss emergency department targets
'I was punched in the face': ED nurse on why there's no appetite for strike but it may be 'only way'
Protests take place against overcrowding at 17 hospitals
Minister says patients that could be treated in minor injury units are turning up in A&E Depts
INMO calls for return of mandatory mask-wearing in crowded settings amid record trolley numbers
All time
Healthcare report shows increase in ED attendances and outpatient appointments
Children's emergency departments experiencing 'significant rise' in respiratory virus illness
'Significant delays' expected in emergency departments over long weekend
HSE details hospitals with the highest average wait times
CMO doesn't advise for mandatory mask-wearing, as Tánaiste says public health emergency is over
Pressure on Emergency Departments 'worst since Covid-19 pandemic began', consultant says
3 in 4 staff in country's two largest EDs showed signs of burnout during pandemic, study finds
Hospitals granted 190 extra beds in bid to tackle winter pressure
'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks
Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015
Limerick Hospital worst offender for lengthy emergency department waiting times for over 75s
People warned to not drink too much this weekend as surge of alcohol-related injuries expected
Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year
'Wasteful, inefficient, horrendous': 30,000 people waited longer than 24 hours on hospital trolleys this year
HSE wants to see patients as quickly as possible this winter - but admits it has no targets to do so
Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding
Around 3,000 cancers diagnosed in hospital emergency departments every year
'It's absolutely deplorable': Record-breaking 714 people on trolleys in Irish hospitals this morning
30 hours on a trolley in Kerry: 'I witnessed an elderly woman being shielded with towels by relatives'
The government vowed to stop it, but 10,000 elderly people had to wait in A&E for more than a day
Private hospital beds to be used to ease Emergency Department overcrowding
Hospital consultant: 'I'd like to dispel a few myths for people about overcrowding'
Open letter to Simon Harris: 'Our dad provided good service to Irish State but ended up on a trolley'
Hospital breakdown: 9,206 elderly people forced to wait over 24 hours in Emergency Departments
The HSE is working on an app that will tell you how busy your local emergency department is
Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions
'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'
Patients describe nurses 'red in the face' from work and guilt of seeing elderly on trolleys
Long delays at children's emergency departments due to 'dramatic' spike in viral infections
Children's hospitals tell people to stay away due to "unprecedented demand"
The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals
Alan Kelly wants state access to private hospitals to avoid 'hell in our emergency departments'
Heroin the number one drug for hospital admissions as 'legal high' use grows