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# hospitals - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

921 now in hospital with Covid-19 as patient numbers exceed April 2020 peak
# Third Wave
# Third Wave

921 now in hospital with Covid-19 as patient numbers exceed April 2020 peak

Jan 6th 2021, 8:50 AM 45,666 Views 61 Comments

On 15 April, 881 people with Covid-19 were in hospital.

# hospitals - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says

Dec 31st 2020, 2:28 PM 10,624 Views 36 Comments

The organisation said hospital overcrowding is “unacceptable at the best of times, but it is doubly so when dealing with a contagious virus”.

# hospitals - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Queues of ambulances form outside Northern Ireland's over-capacity hospitals
# Pressure Mounting
# Pressure Mounting

Queues of ambulances form outside Northern Ireland's over-capacity hospitals

Dec 15th 2020, 7:45 PM 32,555 Views 24 Comments

The health minister is set to bring proposals for fresh Covid-19 restrictions to the executive on Thursday.

# hospitals - Saturday 14 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 14th 2020, 2:45 PM 30,287 Views 36 Comments

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
# Covid19
# Covid19

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

Nov 12th 2020, 4:53 PM 28,644 Views 22 Comments

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
# France

Paris hospitals near capacity after upsurge in coronavirus cases

Nov 5th 2020, 7:13 PM 25,786 Views 33 Comments

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
# Hospital
# Hospital

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

Oct 26th 2020, 1:12 PM 54,386 Views 106 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Updated Oct 24th 2020, 1:30 PM 54,908 Views 34 Comments

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
# Capacity
# Capacity

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

Oct 15th 2020, 8:10 AM 76,311 Views 109 Comments

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
# Covid19
# Covid19

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

Sep 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 16,963 Views 37 Comments

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
# Winter Flu
# Winter Flu

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

Sep 8th 2020, 1:44 PM 28,884 Views 8 Comments

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
# Winter Plan
# Winter Plan

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

Sep 2nd 2020, 5:08 PM 24,738 Views 27 Comments

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
# Public Hospitals
# Public Hospitals

Over 600,000 people waiting for first outpatient consultation

Aug 15th 2020, 7:43 AM 22,503 Views 64 Comments

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
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

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

Jul 10th 2020, 9:14 PM 9,676 Views 26 Comments

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?
# INMO
# INMO

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

Jun 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 32,143 Views 44 Comments

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
# Coming Back
# Coming Back

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

May 24th 2020, 12:25 PM 19,276 Views 25 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

May 22nd 2020, 6:00 AM 11,164 Views 16 Comments

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'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

May 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,939 Views 6 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Apr 27th 2020, 12:59 PM 36,666 Views 85 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Apr 22nd 2020, 10:18 AM 20,818 Views 27 Comments

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
# Chief Medical Officer
# Chief Medical Officer

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

Apr 2nd 2020, 6:29 PM 74,687 Views 74 Comments

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
# Covid-19

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

Apr 1st 2020, 5:16 PM 67,176 Views 52 Comments

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
# HOME LIFE
# HOME LIFE

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

Mar 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 55,149 Views 85 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Private hospitals will be made public for duration of coronavirus pandemic

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 5:05 PM 93,464 Views 82 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Updated Mar 18th 2020, 5:39 PM 35,307 Views 49 Comments

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
# New Babies
# New Babies

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

Feb 12th 2020, 10:31 AM 8,734 Views 1 Comment

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jan 8th 2020, 4:55 PM 17,912 Views 32 Comments

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
# Day Two
# Day Two

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

Jan 7th 2020, 12:48 PM 6,803 Views 36 Comments

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
# HOSPITAL CRISIS
# HOSPITAL CRISIS

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

Updated Jan 7th 2020, 11:10 AM 8,575 Views 50 Comments

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
# Health Service
# Health Service

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

Jan 6th 2020, 10:37 AM 13,007 Views 55 Comments

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
# Hospital Overcrowding
# Hospital Overcrowding

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

Jan 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 10,865 Views 33 Comments

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
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

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

Dec 27th 2019, 3:59 PM 9,053 Views 19 Comments

“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
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

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

Nov 29th 2019, 1:12 PM 8,213 Views 36 Comments

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
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

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

Nov 27th 2019, 7:36 PM 29,711 Views 27 Comments

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
# Emergency Departments
# Emergency Departments

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

Nov 26th 2019, 3:34 PM 8,887 Views 12 Comments

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
# Smoking
# Smoking

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

Oct 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 35,531 Views 62 Comments

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'
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

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

Oct 17th 2019, 10:07 PM 8,678 Views 7 Comments

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
# INMO
# INMO

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

Aug 26th 2019, 8:07 AM 17,494 Views 31 Comments

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
# Foreign Objects
# Foreign Objects

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

Aug 25th 2019, 10:00 PM 12,210 Views 21 Comments

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

# hospitals - Friday 9 August, 2019

Record high number of patients waiting for hospital appointments in Ireland
# Crisis
# Crisis

Record high number of patients waiting for hospital appointments in Ireland

Aug 9th 2019, 6:14 PM 9,712 Views 53 Comments

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