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# hospitals - Saturday 14 November, 2020

'Encouraging news': Covid-19 hospitalisations fall compared to start of Level Five

Currently, there are 254 patients with Covid-19 in hospital, with 35 in ICU.

# hospitals - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Hospital outbreaks: 161 staff in Limerick out of work due to Covid-19

The HSE also confirmed there are 77 staff unavailable for work in Naas, either due to a positive result or because they are a close contact of a confirmed case.

# hospitals - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Paris hospitals near capacity after upsurge in coronavirus cases

France is currently in a partial lockdown to try and reduce Covid-19 numbers.

# hospitals - Monday 26 October, 2020

Highest number of Covid-19 patients in hospital and ICU since end of May

There are 344 people in hospital and 39 in ICU.

# hospitals - Saturday 24 October, 2020

US sets coronavirus infection record as deaths climb towards 224,000

Several states are reeling as the virus continues to spread.

# hospitals - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Covid-19: Zero ICU beds available in nine acute hospitals across Ireland

It comes after health officials confirmed 1.095 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland and five further deaths.

# hospitals - Thursday 24 September, 2020

'Exhausted' healthcare workers worry about long winter as Covid-19 hospital numbers rise

Doctors treating patients with the disease have said the severity of the illness for those admitted to hospital has not changed.

# hospitals - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Patients with respiratory illness to be tested for Covid-19 'irrespective of community levels' during flu season

The HSPC also outlined testing recommendations for a number of settings including nursing homes and workplaces.

# hospitals - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

'We're sleepwalking back to mass overcrowding': 221 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals

The INMO has warned that overcrowding and Covid-19 make for a ‘toxic combination’.

# hospitals - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Over 600,000 people waiting for first outpatient consultation

Delays created by the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted in a backlog of cases.

# hospitals - Friday 10 July, 2020

Over 584,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month

The public health service has come under pressure in recent months as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# hospitals - Thursday 25 June, 2020

FactCheck: Does Ireland have the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world?

The claim was made by INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha.

# hospitals - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Number of people attending Irish emergency departments begins to creep up as Covid fears lower

Mass testing of nursing home residents and staff at the facilities is also now complete.

# hospitals - Friday 22 May, 2020

Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year

The average number of daily ED attendances at the end of March was approximately half what it was at the beginning of March.

# hospitals - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Dr Gabrielle Colleran: 'We cannot tolerate elderly patients lying on trolleys when Covid-19 is still a threat'

Dr Gabrielle Colleran of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association says healthcare will have to take on a very different shape in the coming months.

# hospitals - Monday 27 April, 2020

Consultant says private hospital contract is ‘a bad deal’ for taxpayers

Last month the government reached an agreement with private hospitals to use all of their facilities during the Covid-19 crisis.

# hospitals - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Hospitals treating over 700 coronavirus cases, with 320 patients awaiting results

The report issued last night shows there are 320 suspected cases in hospitals that are awaiting test results.

# hospitals - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Holohan urges people to seek help if they need it after seeing empty waiting rooms during his hospital admission

He said hospitals are not just for Covid-19 patients.

# hospitals - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

First patients arrive at Citywest self-isolation centre as Harris warns of 'very significant pressure' on hospitals Covid-19 This post contains videos

First patients arrive at Citywest self-isolation centre as Harris warns of 'very significant pressure' on hospitals

Similar centres will be set up around the country.

# hospitals - Saturday 28 March, 2020

'My flatmates moved out': Young nurses describe stresses at home over fears about Covid-19

For some nurses, it can be hard to escape talk of the coronavirus – even at home.

# hospitals - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Private hospitals will be made public for duration of coronavirus pandemic

The State will take control of all private hospital facilities.

# hospitals - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Council to implement identification system for healthcare worker vehicles to prevent clamping

There have been a number of reports in recent days of healthcare workers at hospitals having their cars clamped while they were working overtime.

# hospitals - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Pressure on staff and infrastructure in maternity services at Irish hospitals, according to HIQA reports

The Health Information and Quality Authority identified a number of areas for improvement to ensure that maternity services remain safe.

# hospitals - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates

Why are we fighting the battles of the past rather than honouring the ideals of the Republic?

# hospitals - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

760 people on hospital trolleys for second day in a row as overcrowding continues

University Hospital Limerick is worst affected with 75 people on trolleys.

'The system remains under pressure': HSE continues to advise staying away from hospitals with flu symptoms

University Hospital Kerry will be cancelling all elective surgery for this week due to high patient numbers.

# hospitals - Monday 6 January, 2020

It's the worst ever day for trolley overcrowding in Irish hospitals since records began, INMO says

There were 92 patients waiting for a bed at University Hospital Limerick, alone.

# hospitals - Thursday 2 January, 2020

'A national scandal': 2019 was the worst year on record for hospital overcrowding as 118,000 went without a bed

Over 1,300 of the patients were children younger than 16.

# hospitals - Friday 27 December, 2019

There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter

“200 more people a day tend an Emergency Department now than when I became Minister for Health,” Harris claimed today.

# hospitals - Friday 29 November, 2019

Trolley numbers for this year are the highest since records began, INMO says

The INMO said today that over 108,300 people have gone without beds so far this year.

# hospitals - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit

The senior fire officer visited after concerns were raised about the number of trolleys in corridors in the ED.

# hospitals - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks

Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin hit out against the Taoiseach today stating that waiting lists for children are “quite shocking”.

# hospitals - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors

In 2013, the Coombe, the Rotunda and the National Maternity Hospital became tobacco-free campuses.

# hospitals - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals'

The IMO said it is setting a 21-day deadline for the receipt of serious proposals.

# hospitals - Monday 26 August, 2019

Over 1,300 nursing and midwifery posts in Irish hospitals are being left vacant

One in six midwifery posts are being left vacant.

# hospitals - Sunday 25 August, 2019

Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015

These figures were released to under the Freedom of Information Act.

# hospitals - Friday 9 August, 2019

Record high number of patients waiting for hospital appointments in Ireland

The number of patients waiting for a hospital appointment has jumped by more than 40,000 people in 2019.

# hospitals - Friday 28 June, 2019

Three-day strike by hospital support staff deferred after intervention of Labour Court

The issue centres on a dispute between the workers and the HSE over pay rises.

# hospitals - Friday 14 June, 2019

'Disgrace': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments

556,411 patients were waiting for their first outpatient consultation at the end of May.

# hospitals - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Worst April on record as 10,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month

Some 106 children were among those waiting without a bed.

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