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# hospitals - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Harris wants to woo Irish nurses home, but only 36 turned up on first day of recruitment drive

The HSE is hosting three open recruitment days for nurses and midwives in Dublin over the Christmas period.

# hospitals - Friday 2 December, 2016

There has actually been a slight drop in people on hospital trolleys this year

While the numbers on trolleys is down 1% this year, figures for November were described as “particularly alarming”.

# hospitals - Sunday 6 November, 2016

The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals

“The patient doesn’t care who pays a salary or what title you have. People on the frontline need to be integrated in the decision making process.”

# hospitals - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Alan Kelly wants state access to private hospitals to avoid 'hell in our emergency departments'

Simon Harris is considering the move, but said it wouldn’t be straightforward.

# hospitals - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service says it is running low on blood

Blood donations in Ireland have fallen 21% in five years, and the IBTS is down to three days’ supply.

# hospitals - Friday 7 October, 2016

Here's a look at the world's 5 big health findings - and how Ireland compares

The most up-to-date analysis on the state of the world’s health has been published which will help identify national health challenges and priorities for intervention.

# hospitals - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

# hospitals - Saturday 17 September, 2016

'They spend their childhoods on waiting lists': The painful reality for children with scoliosis

Two mothers talk to us about their fight to get treatment for their sons.

# hospitals - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

The hospital trolley problem is getting better, slowly

There’s a marked difference between Dublin and the rest of the country.

# hospitals - Saturday 3 September, 2016

'Amazing', 'tasty', 'best I've ever had' - Patients at three Irish hospitals rave about meals

Hiqa began a monitoring programme last year to look at nutrition and hydration care of patients in Irish hospitals.

# hospitals - Sunday 24 July, 2016

The doctor behind Hello My Name Is has died Kate Granger This post contains videos

The doctor behind Hello My Name Is has died

Dr Kate Granger had been battling cancer since 2011.

# hospitals - Thursday 7 July, 2016

FactCheck: How much worse are hospital waiting lists getting?

There are more and more people on waiting lists – but are things as bad as Fianna Fáil claim?

# hospitals - Friday 27 May, 2016

‘Chicken’ or ‘fish’? Irish patients need more details about their hospital food

A Hiqa study has found some deficiencies in patient choices.

# hospitals - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

12 days in hospital: 'Then the Coppers crowds came. The wailing made my head swim'

Emer McGinnity writes about a recent stay in hospital, and the people she met there.

# hospitals - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Blood supply for hospitals dangerously low ahead of St Patrick's Day

Additional clinics have been set up to receive donations.

# hospitals - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Party drug ketamine could be used for difficult-to-sedate patients

The recommendation was made only for extreme cases.

# hospitals - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

"Win-win for everyone" - Irish nurses set to take key tasks out of doctors' hands

Four key tasks are to be carried out in future by nurses rather than junior doctors.

# hospitals - Monday 8 February, 2016

Varadkar defends comments about extra resources making hospitals slow down

The minister said he accepted that overcrowding can also delay patient treatment.

# hospitals - Friday 22 January, 2016

Cork house party shows the 'don't take drugs' message just won't cut it

Six young people were hospitalised after a house party in the south of Cork. The issue can no longer be ignored, writes Graham de Barra.

# hospitals - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

One of Dublin city's main hospitals is telling emergency patients to stay away

The Mater Hospital says it’s experiencing “very high numbers”.

# hospitals - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

# hospitals - Thursday 24 December, 2015

WATCH: Santa visits the children of Dublin in 1948

Best day ever.

# hospitals - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Leo: If there was an overnight fix for the health service I would've implemented it

I’ve been in this job for 18 months and I can say with absolute certainty that if there was an overnight fix, I would have implemented it on day one, Leo Varadkar writes.

# hospitals - Friday 6 November, 2015

'What you'd expect from the Tea Party': Leo's radical plan for hospitals is being lashed

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are not impressed with the Health Minister’s latest comments.

# hospitals - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

# hospitals - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Consultant turned tap and pregnant woman told, 'That’s the volume of blood that will gush out of you'

Dil Wickremasinghe writes about how she was treated by doctors when she opted for a home birth.

# hospitals - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Children with cancer are having their eggs and testes tissue frozen for the future

“That often is the one piece of information that gives them a glimmer of hope”.

# hospitals - Monday 13 July, 2015

Patients complain of rude doctors, lack of compassion and misdiagnosis

Women, older doctors and doctors who qualified in Ireland are less likely to face serious disciplinary outcomes, according to a new report.

# hospitals - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Dublin's three maternity hospitals are being moved to pastures new

Planning permission for three new sites at major adult teaching hospitals will be submitted in the next 18 months.

# hospitals - Monday 29 June, 2015

26 terminations carried out in Ireland under new abortion laws

Minister Leo Varadkar revealed the figures today.

# hospitals - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Leo wants no more than 90 people on trolleys for more than nine hours by the end of 2015

Hospital waiting lists and overcrowding are among the biggest problems facing the health service.

# hospitals - Friday 20 March, 2015

Surprise hospital checks uncover dirty portable toilets and mattresses

HIQA says all hospitals could do more to improve hand hygiene.

# hospitals - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

The furore around fatty, inedible hospital food overshadows a far more serious issue

Disease-related malnutrition remains a major cause of avoidable complications in our hospitals.

# hospitals - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Family claims elderly man with Parksinson's was "left in a soiled state" in Dublin hospital

Gerry Feeney’s family say he was treated as if he was invisible.

# hospitals - Friday 20 February, 2015

76,666: the exact number of people waiting for hospital treatment right now

The Health Minister says he’s working on it but the waiting lists have swelled by almost a third since this time last year.

# hospitals - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

12 month delays for MRI scans 'putting lives at risk'

7,000 people have been waiting for a scan for more than one year.

# hospitals - Saturday 7 February, 2015

The number of people admitted to hospital with flu has more than doubled in a week

The average age of those admitted is 59.

# hospitals - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Hundreds on trolleys again, as hospitals deal with influx of flu cases

INMO figures show there were 518 people waiting on trolleys in emergency departments and on wards yesterday.

# hospitals - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

"A poor example": Varadkar heavily criticises Martin over emergency department crisis

The Health Minister said no one wants to sort out the overcrowding crisis more than he does.

# hospitals - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

HSE says achieving ambulance response times in rural areas is 'always a difficult task'

Denis Naughten TD has reacted to a HSE report that finds Ireland is too rural for the service to meet its targets.