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#Hospitals

# hospitals - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Leo's warning: Junior doctor changeover and flu cases could cause more problems

We’re “not out of the woods yet” according to the Health Minister.

# hospitals - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

'I'm sick to death of this problem' - Varadkar speaks out on A&E crisis

The Health Minister said the problem is going to get worse next week.

Irish hospitals aren't the only ones dealing with an overcrowding crisis

It’s a very similar story in England.

Overcrowding crisis: Surgeries cancelled at Beaumont as trolley figures remain high

There were a total of 584 people waiting for available hospital beds as of this morning.

GPs: We can't take on hospital overflow - we're overwhelmed already

Comments from GPs come after it emerged there are record numbers of people waiting on trollies in hospitals around the country.

# hospitals - Monday 5 January, 2015

Hospital overcrowding: Calls for Ireland to poach nurses from UK and Australia

A record number of people are now waiting for beds, with the INMO saying industrial action is likely due to ‘chronic overcrowding’.

# hospitals - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Varadkar: There was "no attempt to conceal" waiting list numbers

The HSE was accused of having ‘hidden waiting lists’ today.

# hospitals - Thursday 27 November, 2014

How will the HSE tackle waiting lists next year?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# hospitals - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

'Never again': New guidelines introduced after Savita's tragic death

An early warning system in maternity hospitals is to be standardised.

# hospitals - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Here's what Leo Varadkar thinks has changed in health since he 'wore a white coat'

The Health Minister says the system he is now in charge of is different.

# hospitals - Monday 29 September, 2014

'Overcrowded and clinically dangerous': Nurses criticise conditions at Mullingar hospital

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has called on the HSE to immediately recruit more staff at MRHM.

# hospitals - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

More than 360,000 people are on hospital waiting lists

The figure increased by 50,000 from January to July.

# hospitals - Monday 15 September, 2014

Galway nurses to protest 'severe overcrowding' in Emergency Department

The INMO said today nurses are finishing shifts “in a distressed state, experiencing burnout and frustration at the lack of action”.

# hospitals - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Children with Spina Bifida are massively under-served in Ireland: study

Children with spina bifida need complex treatment – more than half aren’t getting it.

# hospitals - Friday 29 August, 2014

Staff shortage at Kerry General Hospital now at "unsafe" levels says union

The INMO says a block on hiring is making the problem worse.

# hospitals - Friday 8 August, 2014

Number of patients admitted on trolleys up 187% in some hospitals

Five hospitals increased by between 75% to 187% in comparison to the same period last year.

# hospitals - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Irish hospitals to start giving away old equipment

The programme will help hospitals in Zambia and Uganda.

# hospitals - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards

The Oireachtas Health Committee launched its report on end-of-life care this afternoon.

# hospitals - Friday 27 June, 2014

HIQA writes to HSE twice over risks to patients in emergency departments

The issue centred on what the HSE is doing to mitigate the risks to patients who are waiting transfers in EDs to inpatient beds.

# hospitals - Friday 20 June, 2014

Most people in Ireland think hospitals are dangerous places

In a massive Europe-wide study, more than half of Irish people said it was likely that patients could be harmed by hospital care in Ireland.

# hospitals - Monday 16 June, 2014

'No one ever notices the cleaner'

Several events are taking place today to mark International Justice Day for Cleaners.

# hospitals - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Junior doctors offered four times their pay to cover emergency department in Cork Exclusive

The HSE says the department will be fully staffed, but did not comment on the cost.

# hospitals - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

North Dublin psychiatric patients being treated in Cavan and Monaghan

In the wake of the resignation of the Beaumont Hospital Clinical Director, a local TD wants psychiatric services in Dublin examined.

# hospitals - Monday 19 May, 2014

INMO say proposals 'seriously compromise patient safety'. 'Scaremongering' says James Reilly

The health minister also cast doubts on the savings targets.

# hospitals - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Unsuitable treatment for children in mental health units

The structure of one ward was described as “not suitable for residents”.

# hospitals - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

MRSA has been in Irish hospitals for 40 years, but it's getting more dangerous

New research at TCD is looking to find out which strains will become the most dominant.

# hospitals - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Stark differences between childbirth procedures in public and private hospitals

Women in private hospitals are far more likely to choose to have a caesarean delivery.

# hospitals - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

CDI is more common than MRSA and kills one in three Irish patients infected

Unlike MRSA, alcohol wipes do not stop the spread of CDI.

# hospitals - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Patients more likely to die when cared for by nurses with heavy workloads

In Ireland, the average patient-to-nurse ratio is 6·9, which is mid-range in comparison to other European countries.

# hospitals - Sunday 23 February, 2014

'Trust of the community' needed if Dublin A&E closures go ahead

“We shouldn’t be scared of reform,” the Irish Patients Association said, following reports that a number may close.

# hospitals - Friday 21 February, 2014

Visitor restrictions in place at Kerry General Hospital

An outbreak of a “flu-like” illness has effected the hospital.

# hospitals - Sunday 9 February, 2014

"Criminal" that potentially life-saving stroke machines are lying idle

The machines were purchased by the HSE, but only five of the 12 machines are currently being used.

# hospitals - Friday 7 February, 2014

Remember the '24 No More' campaign? Hospitals still aren't complying say IMO

Up to 33 per cent of hospitals have not made sufficient progress and are to be penalised according to the union.

# hospitals - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Hospital smoking bans are being ignored

The Psychiatric Nurses association at Kerry General Hospital say the HSE just wanted to make a ‘grand gesture’ but aren’t willing to back it up.

# hospitals - Saturday 1 February, 2014

RTE, health insurance, and the Queen: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of people aged 50 and older in Ireland are obese?

# hospitals - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Dementia sufferers 'inadequately assessed' in Irish hospitals

At any one time, one in four people in Irish hospitals suffer from dementia, with their care costing the state €21 million a year.

# hospitals - Friday 24 January, 2014

Holles Street says they are ready for babies that were due at Mount Carmel

The National Maternity Hospital say they may request additional staff if required.

# hospitals - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Reilly 'acknowledges discomfort and distress' of patients on trolleys

Reilly was challenged by Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher in the Dáil today after it emerged almost 400 people were on trolleys across the country in one day this week.

# hospitals - Monday 13 January, 2014

Mass rallies planned across country as new National Hospital Campaign gathers pace

Tens of thousands are expected to turn out for ‘seven to ten’ large-scale protests around the country, organised to fight cuts to front-line services.