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#Hospitals

# hospitals - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Almost 60,000 people waited on trolleys in Emergency Departments last year

New figures show the level of overcrowding at hospitals around the country.

# hospitals - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

374: Number of patients on hospital trolleys at highest in months

There are 374 patients on trolleys in Ireland today – the highest figure since April last year.

# hospitals - Monday 6 January, 2014

HSE says hospitals will be smoke-free by 2015

This will be the last year that people can light up a cigarette on hospital grounds.

# hospitals - Friday 3 January, 2014

Four more hospital campuses to become smoke-free zones from Monday

Hospitals in Rathgar, Bantry, Mallow and Kerry will all ban smoking on campus from Monday.

# hospitals - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Just 42 people on trolleys but 'one snowflake doesn't make a white Christmas'

The numbers are down significantly on last year when 107 people spent Christmas on trolleys in hospitals around the country.

# hospitals - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

HSE still reviewing where €108m 'unspecified' pay savings can be found in 2014

The HSE launched its 2014 service plan this morning, which sees the medical card probity figure dropping to €23m.

# hospitals - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

'All hospitals to be smoke free campuses by end of 2015' says HSE

Irish hospitals are hoping to implement nationwide as three more hospitals declare ban from January.

# hospitals - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Public, elderly and short-stay: Study finds 1.54m people discharged from Irish hospitals

A report into the demographics of Ireland’s hospitals has found the number of private patients has dropped while the number of public patients has increased.

# hospitals - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Gilmore warns health bodies could have funding cut if they don't comply with pay policy

The Tánaiste has said that funding could be cut for agencies that do not comply with public sector pay structures.

# hospitals - Friday 22 November, 2013

Here's how many people were treated for alcohol dependence in Irish hospitals

New figures have also revealed a big drop in the number of people being treated for alcohol-related liver disease in recent years following a massive increase in the boom years.

# hospitals - Thursday 21 November, 2013

"Don't punish sick kids" - charity warns hospitals still need help, despite top-up furore

There is a serious risk of donors not supporting fundraising campaigns in protest over the top-up payments to hospital executives, a charity has warned.

# hospitals - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Children hospitalised after self-harming is on the increase

The HSE has said that 960 children aged 10 to 17 years presented to hospital last year with self-harm injuries.

'Ministers knew' about top-up payments for senior health staff

“There’s only one thing that should happen now. Come next week, these payments must cease”.

# hospitals - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

'This has got to stop': Reilly concerned about pay top-ups for some health chiefs

Remuneration for some hospital chiefs has caused controversy in the last 24 hours.

Ireland has highest birth rate of all 27 EU nations

New figures from the ESRI also show there were 1,217 sets of twins born last year, and 33 sets of triplets.

# hospitals - Friday 15 November, 2013

Government to consider free nicotine patches for pregnant women

Minister of State Alex White told the Dáil yesterday that it is estimated that between 18 per cent and 21 per cent of Irish women smoke during pregnancy.

# hospitals - Friday 8 November, 2013

Winter vomiting bug leads to visitor restrictions at Dublin hospitals

The restrictions have been put in place at Beaumont Hospital and St Joseph’s Hospital Raheny to contain an outbreak of the Nonovirus.

# hospitals - Friday 18 October, 2013

Hospital group will ‘review actions of all staff’ in care of Savita

The West/North West Hospital Group said that, if appropriate, staff will be referred to the proper authorities but that “in many instances there will be no case to answer.”

# hospitals - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

IMO recommends junior doctors say 'yes' to LRC proposals

After negotiations at the Labour Relations Commission, the IMO said this evening that there had been proposals put forward by the HSE.

# hospitals - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Hole in Health budget less than €200 million, says Reilly

The Minister for Health James Reilly said the health budget does not have a deficit of €500 million as reported widely today.

# hospitals - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Consultants' association: HSE being driven by Troika demands, not patient welfare

The president of the IHCA also said that the HSE’s “unsympathetic” traits have led to action like the junior doctors’ strike which has created tensions among the ranks.

# hospitals - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Taoiseach tells junior docs and HSE: Go back into the LRC and sort this out

Kenny was asked about the junior doctors’ strike by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and the independent TD Stephen Donnelly at Leaders’ Questions today.

Poll: Do you support the striking doctors? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the striking doctors?

Pickets are being placed at hospitals around the country as the long-mooted strike by junior doctors begins. Do you agree with their course of action?

# hospitals - Monday 7 October, 2013

3,000 Junior Doctors gear up for tomorrow’s industrial action

The day of action is expected to formally begin tomorrow morning in 1 hospitals at 7am, continuing until midnight.

Eleven breaches of patient data at HSE hospitals in six months Exclusive

The HSE said breaches could have included the placing of a referral letter in the wrong chart or the a document sent to a person with the same name as a patient.

# hospitals - Friday 4 October, 2013

Column: I'm no different to a human trafficker

I successfully lured a beautiful Eastern European blonde to Ireland to work. I, of course, had promised the world: happiness, love, professional dignity. She fell for it.

# hospitals - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

IMO: There will be disruption during next week's doctors' strike

The junior doctors’ day of action had been delayed but the IMO said the strike will take place next Tuesday, 8 October.

# hospitals - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Doctors' strike now suspended indefinitely as IMO seeks clarification

The strike was postponed for a week last Friday, but no date for the action is now being given by the doctors’ union.

# hospitals - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Minister suggests 'Florence Nightingale campaign' to tackle hand hygiene in hospitals

Kathleen Lynch said it was “incredible” that hospital staff had to be told to wash their hands.

# hospitals - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

No breakthrough in talks between HSE and junior doctors

The NCHDs still plan to go on strike in two weeks time.

# hospitals - Thursday 5 September, 2013

"Radical action" needed to tackle lack of handwashing in hospitals

However, head of transplantation at Beaumont Hospital, David Hickey, said that sanctions were “stupid”.

# hospitals - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

IMO to meet with HSE on how to protect patients during strike

Junior doctors voted yesterday in favour of industrial action in protest against their long hours.

# hospitals - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the government asking Facebook for users’ information and intervention in Syria.

Doctors' strike could lead to "chaos"

The result of a ballot of doctors is expected on 2 September.

# hospitals - Monday 26 August, 2013

"Be prepared" - Doctors get ready to go on strike

Doctors and the HSE met today to talk about contingency plans if doctors do strike from next month – but the doctors aren’t happy.

# hospitals - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Letterkenny General Hospital to open to walk-in patients today

The hospital says that non-emergency patients should still seek the advice of their GPs as the emergency department continues to reopen.

# hospitals - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Nurses unions say HSE is "bullying" staff into accepting 15 per cent pay cut

The HSE has rejected claims that it will ask existing nurses to apply for their jobs through a graduate programme that pays 85 per cent of the standard wage.

# hospitals - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Ireland’s women share their stories of pregnancy, birth and miscarriage

Recent events has women opening up about their negative experiences of Irish maternity hospitals.

# hospitals - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Nurses and midwives: The HSE is breaking minimum wage law

The INMO said that interns are being asked to increase their hours while only being paid 50 per cent of the staff rate of pay.

# hospitals - Monday 15 July, 2013

Doctors to be balloted on industrial action over "dangerous" working hours

The Irish Medical Organisation says that non-consultant hospital doctors are “routinely forced” to work “dangerously long” hours in Ireland.