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# hospitals - Saturday 9 March, 2019

'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals

It comes as new stats show over 2,000 cases where a homeless person has been discharged from hospital in the past seven years.

# hospitals - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines?

New proposals would see such products removed from hospital vending machines.

# hospitals - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals?

A new report has suggested that they be removed if a patient requests it.

# hospitals - Friday 15 February, 2019

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

Figures could rise again next month, due to the fallout from the nurses’ strike.

# hospitals - Friday 8 February, 2019

Talks over nurses' strike end at Labour Court

Talks broke up this evening with no commitments for the nurses to call off the action.

# hospitals - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'

Three more strikes are due to take place next Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.

# hospitals - Friday 1 February, 2019

Nurses to meet tomorrow to discuss adding further strike dates

Nurses and midwives held their first 24 hours of a full strike on Wednesday this week.

# hospitals - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

'The relationship between nurses and the HSE is like a bad marriage': Nurses on strike all over country Picket Lines This post contains videos

'The relationship between nurses and the HSE is like a bad marriage': Nurses on strike all over country

The dispute centres on pay, conditions and staffing levels.

# hospitals - Monday 14 January, 2019

Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references Our Lady Of Lourdes This post contains videos

Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references

Locals recently protested the proposed name change of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

# hospitals - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Psychiatric nurses to strike in February over 'recruitment and retention crisis'

They join members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation who are also due to go on strike.

# hospitals - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

'Indiscriminate and widespread destruction': Ambulances repeatedly targeted in Syria

How the ‘weaponisation of healthcare’ is being used as a war tactic.

# hospitals - Monday 24 December, 2018

#WeAreWorking: Doctors and nurses remind Leo of their sacrifices over the Christmas period

Varadkar felt the ire of frontline staff in November this month when he suggested that consultants should not take holidays in the first week of the year.

# hospitals - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Nurses are the victims in 70% of assaults in Irish hospitals

Figures from the HSE show how frequently nursing staff are assaulted.

# hospitals - Monday 26 November, 2018

'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals

Patients have highlighted issues with communication from their doctors and the discharge process.

# hospitals - Friday 16 November, 2018

Simon Harris acknowledges there is 'more work to be done' as inpatient waiting lists fall across Ireland

The number of patients waiting more than 9 months for treatment has reduced by 38%.

Opinion: 'An enormous burden falls on the shoulders of our nurses in Ireland'

Our healthcare system in Ireland needs our nurses more than ever but measuring their performance has not been a priority, says former INMO General Secretary Liam Doran.

# hospitals - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Nurses and doctors should not be on Christmas holidays in the first weeks of January - Taoiseach

The Taoiseach says hospitals effectively close down over the Christmas period and that needs to end.

# hospitals - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter

The IMO has said the situation won’t be due to a “flu crisis”, rather a “failure of policy”.

# hospitals - Thursday 25 October, 2018

HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns'

The company was involved in the construction of the extension to Beaumont Hospital.

# hospitals - Friday 19 October, 2018

Almost 10,000 over-75s left lying on trolleys for more than 24 hours in first eight months of year

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly said the situation is far worse than last year.

# hospitals - Monday 1 October, 2018

HSE spent €600,000 last year on debt collectors to chase patients for unpaid bills

The Irish Cancer Society recently called for the government to abolish inpatient charges for cancer patients in the forthcoming Budget.

# hospitals - Friday 31 August, 2018

'Worst August on record' for hospital overcrowding with almost 8,000 on trolleys

The HSE has said it regrets any delays experienced by patients.

# hospitals - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Hospitals warned about safety of patient trolleys after reports of some malfunctioning

The HPRA said that it is aware of complaints made from an Irish hospital regarding the Tautmann UT10 patient trolley.

# hospitals - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Injuries or near-injuries of patients at Irish hospitals jumped last year

There were an average of 160 patient safety incidents per day last year.

# hospitals - Friday 20 July, 2018

HSE issues warning after two confirmed cases of measles in Dublin

Members of the public have been advised that the two infected people attended a number of hospitals where it is possibly they passed on the illness.

# hospitals - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding

The Irish Medical Organisation has said that additional resources are needed immediately.

# hospitals - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes

There was a 10% increase in health expenditure between 2011 and 2016.

# hospitals - Monday 21 May, 2018

A patient's medical chart 'was found on top of a glass cabinet in a hospital'

The special report on the hospitals sector was carried out in 20 Irish hospitals.

# hospitals - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'Somebody needs to shout stop': HSE nursing homes cost a lot more to run than private ones

New figures show a significant discrepancy in the weekly costs of providing long-term residential care for elderly people.

# hospitals - Monday 5 March, 2018

Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma

During the course of Storm Emma, the HSE saw a 41% reduction in attendances at Emergency Departments.

# hospitals - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled

Three children’s hospitals are also cancelling planned admissions and outpatient appointments.

# hospitals - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan Er

Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan

A specialist trauma unit will also be located in a third location.

# hospitals - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Nearly four cyclists are hospitalised in Ireland every day

Fifteen cyclists died in road traffic incidents last year.

# hospitals - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley

The Taoiseach said he was speaking as both a doctor and a grandson whose grandmother is “regularly in and out of hospital”.

# hospitals - Monday 8 January, 2018

'Inconceivable' that health system would be able to deal with mass casualty event

A senior doctor has warned that the system cannot deal with the day-to-day workload.

# hospitals - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

'No effort being spared' says Health Minister after trolley numbers reach record high

A record high of 656 people were waiting on trolleys as 2018 began, according to the INMO.

A number of people have died due to flu, as two strains of the virus hit Ireland

Elective surgeries have been postponed in some hospitals in a bid to prioritise emergencies.

# hospitals - Friday 8 December, 2017

One in five women doctors in Ireland claim to have been sexually harassed

Bully and sexual harassment remain common in Ireland’s medical workplaces, according to the IMO.

# hospitals - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'Detrimental and harmful': There were over 80,000 people on hospital trolleys so far this year

The INMO said the overcrowding situation is having a “serious, detrimental and harmful effect” on patients.

# hospitals - Thursday 19 October, 2017

After some confusion, hospitals told to pay doctors and nurses who didn't go to work on Monday

There was some confusion over what employees should do in the event of national red weather warnings.

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