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# hospitals - Friday 28 June, 2019

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

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

Updated Jun 28th 2019, 1:20 PM 19,818 Views 30 Comments

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
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

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

Jun 14th 2019, 5:50 PM 10,721 Views 41 Comments

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
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

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

May 1st 2019, 6:20 AM 6,653 Views 30 Comments

Some 106 children were among those waiting without a bed.

# hospitals - Saturday 9 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 9th 2019, 11:00 AM 10,273 Views 5 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Mar 7th 2019, 8:10 AM 29,128 Views 113 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Feb 28th 2019, 9:29 PM 51,785 Views 173 Comments

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
# Record Numbers
# Record Numbers

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

Feb 15th 2019, 6:28 PM 10,540 Views 52 Comments

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
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Talks over nurses' strike end at Labour Court

Feb 8th 2019, 10:16 PM 20,836 Views 47 Comments

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'
# Industrial Unrest
# Industrial Unrest

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

Feb 7th 2019, 10:23 AM 15,378 Views 77 Comments

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
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Nurses to meet tomorrow to discuss adding further strike dates

Feb 1st 2019, 12:10 PM 10,790 Views 39 Comments

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
# Picket Lines

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

Updated Jan 30th 2019, 2:00 PM 30,842 Views 160 Comments

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
# Our Lady Of Lourdes

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

Jan 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 23,564 Views 120 Comments

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'
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

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

Jan 10th 2019, 4:45 PM 10,167 Views 45 Comments

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
# War Tactics
# War Tactics

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

Jan 2nd 2019, 10:00 PM 9,129 Views 55 Comments

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
# ImAtWorkLeo
# ImAtWorkLeo

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

Dec 24th 2018, 5:43 PM 44,470 Views 68 Comments

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
# At Risk
# At Risk

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

Dec 15th 2018, 7:13 PM 10,059 Views 30 Comments

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
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

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

Nov 26th 2018, 12:21 PM 25,268 Views 72 Comments

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
# Daycase Access Plan
# Daycase Access Plan

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

Nov 16th 2018, 6:14 PM 9,569 Views 39 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Nov 16th 2018, 7:00 AM 18,023 Views 26 Comments

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
# Hospital Shut Down
# Hospital Shut Down

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

Nov 6th 2018, 9:00 PM 62,509 Views 119 Comments

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
# Warning
# Warning

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

Oct 30th 2018, 7:34 AM 17,791 Views 45 Comments

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'
# Building Inspections
# Building Inspections

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

Oct 25th 2018, 1:59 PM 9,916 Views 30 Comments

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
# Crisis
# Crisis

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

Oct 19th 2018, 7:21 AM 6,694 Views 34 Comments

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
# Final Notice
# Final Notice

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

Oct 1st 2018, 6:10 AM 15,902 Views 37 Comments

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
# Nursing Vacancies
# Nursing Vacancies

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

Updated Aug 31st 2018, 3:16 PM 13,025 Views 63 Comments

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
# Warning
# Warning

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

Aug 29th 2018, 6:34 PM 8,835 Views 10 Comments

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
# Patient Safety
# Patient Safety

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

Aug 12th 2018, 4:30 PM 10,364 Views 12 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

HSE issues warning after two confirmed cases of measles in Dublin

Jul 20th 2018, 1:25 PM 26,909 Views 40 Comments

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
# Reform Needed
# Reform Needed

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

Jul 18th 2018, 10:45 PM 16,920 Views 60 Comments

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
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

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

Jun 23rd 2018, 7:00 AM 28,366 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Off The Charts
# Off The Charts

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

May 21st 2018, 3:22 PM 21,440 Views 30 Comments

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
# Running Costs
# Running Costs

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

Mar 6th 2018, 3:58 PM 20,331 Views 35 Comments

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
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma

Mar 5th 2018, 10:45 PM 13,314 Views 19 Comments

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
# Severe Weather
# Severe Weather

All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled

Feb 28th 2018, 5:45 PM 11,529 Views 15 Comments

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
# Er

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

Feb 6th 2018, 4:14 PM 14,164 Views 29 Comments

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
# Injured
# Injured

Nearly four cyclists are hospitalised in Ireland every day

Jan 30th 2018, 6:05 AM 16,093 Views 140 Comments

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
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

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

Jan 10th 2018, 6:26 PM 12,364 Views 106 Comments

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
# Stark Warning
# Stark Warning

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

Jan 8th 2018, 9:55 AM 14,364 Views 69 Comments

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
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

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

Jan 2nd 2018, 7:40 PM 19,984 Views 122 Comments

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
# Postponed Surgeries
# Postponed Surgeries

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

Jan 2nd 2018, 8:58 AM 38,970 Views 24 Comments

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