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#ICU

# icu - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Coronavirus: 11,380 new cases, with 803 people in hospital and 51 in ICU
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 11,380 new cases, with 803 people in hospital and 51 in ICU

Mar 8th 2022, 3:44 PM 24,050 Views 12 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures in a statement this afternoon.

# icu - Saturday 22 January, 2022

Covid-19: 10,600 cases, 836 people in hospital and 78 in ICU
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: 10,600 cases, 836 people in hospital and 78 in ICU

Jan 22nd 2022, 1:25 PM 48,104 Views 49 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

# icu - Thursday 20 January, 2022

The Explainer: Healthcare staff on what it's like working during the Omicron wave
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Healthcare staff on what it's like working during the Omicron wave

Jan 20th 2022, 6:00 PM 4,797 Views 0 Comments

Click to listen to a GP, a paramedic, an emergency medicine consultant, and the head of an intensive care unit talk about how our hospitals are coping with the Omicron wave.

# icu - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Phased reopening on the cards from February - but only if ICU numbers remain stable

Phased reopening on the cards from February - but only if ICU numbers remain stable

Jan 12th 2022, 7:00 PM 100,563 Views 70 Comments

The number of patients in critical care will be the key metric government looks at over the next two weeks.

# icu - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Hospitals to require visitors to show proof of Covid vaccination or immunity from Monday
# New Guidelines
# New Guidelines

Hospitals to require visitors to show proof of Covid vaccination or immunity from Monday

Nov 25th 2021, 3:39 PM 69,376 Views 85 Comments

Frontline staff have welcomed the change, saying it was “ridiculous” that people had to show a Covid cert to enter a café but not an ICU.

ICU nurses: 'No more clapping by the public or lighting candles. At this stage, it's an insult'
# Capacity
# Capacity

ICU nurses: 'No more clapping by the public or lighting candles. At this stage, it's an insult'

Nov 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 99,623 Views 68 Comments
  • Staff in intensive care units say they're at breaking point as a fourth Covid surge hits, Órla Ryan reports
  • "ICU nurses and doctors are absolutely exhausted and we haven't even hit the winter peak," one nurse said
  • Most ICU beds are full and the HSE is making efforts to increase surge capacity

# icu - Monday 22 November, 2021

Irish Kidney Association calls for clarity after transplant postponed over ICU capacity issues
# Delayed Transplant
# Delayed Transplant

Irish Kidney Association calls for clarity after transplant postponed over ICU capacity issues

Nov 22nd 2021, 6:37 PM 14,618 Views 10 Comments

The association said it hopes this was an isolated incident

# icu - Thursday 28 October, 2021

'It's not really true' that increasing ICU beds will make Covid situation better, HSE CEO says
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

'It's not really true' that increasing ICU beds will make Covid situation better, HSE CEO says

Oct 28th 2021, 10:55 AM 34,981 Views 59 Comments

Health officials yesterday confirmed 1,631 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

# icu - Monday 25 October, 2021

20 pregnant and postpartum women admitted to ICU with Covid since June, obstetrician says
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

20 pregnant and postpartum women admitted to ICU with Covid since June, obstetrician says

Oct 25th 2021, 4:23 PM 37,665 Views 60 Comments

Dr. Cliona Murphy also said that three women had been transferred to general hospitals for ICU care this weekend alone.

# icu - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Increase of 12 Covid-19 patients in ICU departments in the last 24 hours
# Surge Concerns
# Surge Concerns

Increase of 12 Covid-19 patients in ICU departments in the last 24 hours

Oct 20th 2021, 3:45 PM 14,380 Views 22 Comments

There are 86 Covid-19 patients in the country’s ICU departments.

# icu - Monday 11 October, 2021

400 Covid-19 patients in hospital for first time since March
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

400 Covid-19 patients in hospital for first time since March

Oct 11th 2021, 2:04 PM 26,944 Views 33 Comments

It’s estimated that 69% of those in ICUs have not been vaccinated.

# icu - Thursday 7 October, 2021

INMO calls for services at St Vincent's ICU to be 'curtailed until unit is adequately staffed'
# Intensive Care
# Intensive Care

INMO calls for services at St Vincent's ICU to be 'curtailed until unit is adequately staffed'

Oct 7th 2021, 4:55 PM 9,902 Views 0 Comments

Nurses have to use a baby monitor to watch certain patients due to staff shortages, The Journal reported earlier today.

Staff shortages force ICU nurses at St Vincent's Hospital to watch patients with baby monitor
# On The Frontline
# On The Frontline

Staff shortages force ICU nurses at St Vincent's Hospital to watch patients with baby monitor

Oct 7th 2021, 12:10 AM 70,838 Views 0 Comments
  • The ICU is at "breaking point" with a few "near misses" in recent months, Órla Ryan reports
  • Nurses say they have been forced to use a baby monitor to watch certain patients due to staff shortages
  • "The pandemic broke us ... It was horrendous, some of the shifts we put in were indescribable."

# icu - Friday 13 August, 2021

Warning of further surgery cancellations in Northern Ireland as Covid ICU pressures mount
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Warning of further surgery cancellations in Northern Ireland as Covid ICU pressures mount

Aug 13th 2021, 8:03 PM 15,691 Views 17 Comments

There are concerns over the numbers of unvaccinated young people and pregnant women being admitted.

# icu - Friday 16 July, 2021

'We don’t know how bad it’s going to get': Additional ICU surge capacity being built up, says Donnelly
# Stephen Donnelly
# Stephen Donnelly

'We don’t know how bad it’s going to get': Additional ICU surge capacity being built up, says Donnelly

Jul 16th 2021, 10:07 PM 32,815 Views 77 Comments

The Health Minister said NPHET modelling estimates over 200 people will be in ICU in a few months.

# icu - Monday 14 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 242 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 242 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 14th 2021, 4:58 PM 52,138 Views 86 Comments

The Department of Health today also confirmed there are 67 Covid-19 patients in hospital with 23 in ICU.

# icu - Friday 11 June, 2021

Just 59 Covid-19 patients in hospital, the lowest figure in nine months
# Covid Figures
# Covid Figures

Just 59 Covid-19 patients in hospital, the lowest figure in nine months

Jun 11th 2021, 8:17 AM 21,016 Views 53 Comments

Director-General of the HSE Paul Reid said this is “a remarkable benefit of our strong vaccination programme & public support overall.”

# icu - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 398 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 398 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 10th 2021, 5:00 PM 51,546 Views 49 Comments

70 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital, including 23 in ICU.

# icu - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 465 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Figures
# Figures

Coronavirus: 465 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Jun 3rd 2021, 6:28 PM 55,254 Views 71 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

# icu - Thursday 29 April, 2021

There are 151 people in hospital with Covid-19, with 44 in ICU
# Covid Hospitals
# Covid Hospitals

There are 151 people in hospital with Covid-19, with 44 in ICU

Apr 29th 2021, 7:48 AM 11,492 Views 25 Comments

Ireland’s total number of Covid-19 cases where hospitalisation has been required is 14,192, with 1,502 people requiring care in ICU.

# icu - Monday 5 April, 2021

Ireland hits new daily vaccine high while number of people in hospital with Covid-19 inches up
# Good Friday
# Good Friday

Ireland hits new daily vaccine high while number of people in hospital with Covid-19 inches up

Apr 5th 2021, 11:40 AM 66,766 Views 124 Comments

More than 30,500 doses were administered on Friday.

# icu - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Number of people with Covid-19 receiving intensive care falls to 66
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Number of people with Covid-19 receiving intensive care falls to 66

Mar 27th 2021, 11:59 AM 17,926 Views 23 Comments

It is the lowest number since the start of January.

# icu - Monday 22 March, 2021

'These are not prisons': Taoiseach says mandatory hotel quarantine is key but can't be used for all countries
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

'These are not prisons': Taoiseach says mandatory hotel quarantine is key but can't be used for all countries

Updated Mar 22nd 2021, 4:34 PM 57,111 Views 141 Comments
  • 81 patients with Covid-19 are currently in intensive care units around the country.
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 769 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • Mandatory hotel quarantine for travellers arriving into Ireland from certain countries is to come into effect by next weekend.

# icu - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Number of people with Covid-19 in hospitals drops below 600
# ICU
# ICU

Number of people with Covid-19 in hospitals drops below 600

Feb 25th 2021, 9:05 AM 19,254 Views 42 Comments

Ten Covid-19 patients being treated in ICU died in the 24 hours up to 8am yesterday – the single highest daily number.

# icu - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Drop in overall number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals, but slight increase in people in ICU
# ICU
# ICU

Drop in overall number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals, but slight increase in people in ICU

Feb 10th 2021, 9:05 AM 18,503 Views 16 Comments

As of 8pm yesterday, 1,012 Covid patients were in Irish hospitals.

# icu - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Number of people with Covid-19 in hospital continues to decrease
# ICU
# ICU

Number of people with Covid-19 in hospital continues to decrease

Feb 9th 2021, 9:14 AM 32,037 Views 57 Comments

1,100 patients with Covid-19 are in Irish hospitals, including 173 in critical care.

# icu - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Over 500 Covid-19 patients receiving critical care in Irish hospitals
# ICU
# ICU

Over 500 Covid-19 patients receiving critical care in Irish hospitals

Feb 3rd 2021, 9:25 AM 27,604 Views 24 Comments

There are 205 patients in ICU and 301 others receiving critical care outside of ICU.

# icu - Sunday 24 January, 2021

650 Covid-19 patients are receiving critical care, including 214 in ICU
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

650 Covid-19 patients are receiving critical care, including 214 in ICU

Updated Jan 24th 2021, 3:23 PM 54,163 Views 83 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said health teams are ‘battling to save lives’.

# icu - Friday 22 January, 2021

'Is the care of the same standard? No': Hospitals under pressure as ICU capacity approaches surge limit
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Is the care of the same standard? No': Hospitals under pressure as ICU capacity approaches surge limit

Updated Jan 22nd 2021, 1:00 PM 54,305 Views 83 Comments
  • Paul Reid said that transmission is "extremely different", with whole families getting sick from Covid-19.
  • An Oireachtas Committee heard that over 6,500 workers in acute hospitals are currently on sick leave.
  • There have been 523 Covid deaths in January, with the CMO predicting that this could rise up to 1,000.

# icu - Thursday 21 January, 2021

'A real concern': A third of patients with Covid-19 in hospital contracted the virus while on wards, says Tánaiste
# Outbreaks
# Outbreaks

'A real concern': A third of patients with Covid-19 in hospital contracted the virus while on wards, says Tánaiste

Jan 21st 2021, 1:30 PM 27,749 Views 42 Comments

‘They didn’t come in Covid positive, they picked up Covid while in the hospital,’ said Leo Varadkar.

# icu - Sunday 17 January, 2021

There are 1,923 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 195 of those in ICU
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

There are 1,923 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 195 of those in ICU

Jan 17th 2021, 11:52 AM 25,354 Views 71 Comments

There were 60 deaths and a further 3,231 cases of Covid-19 announced yesterday.

# icu - Thursday 14 January, 2021

1,792 Covid-19 patients in hospital as figure continues to surpass double previous peak
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

1,792 Covid-19 patients in hospital as figure continues to surpass double previous peak

Jan 14th 2021, 9:45 AM 47,102 Views 91 Comments

The number of people in hospital is now more than twice that of the previous pandemic peak.

# icu - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Private hospitals to treat urgent non-Covid patients, as HSE braces for further rise in hospitalisations
# Hospital Capacity
# Hospital Capacity

Private hospitals to treat urgent non-Covid patients, as HSE braces for further rise in hospitalisations

Updated Jan 10th 2021, 2:30 PM 59,233 Views 97 Comments

There are now 1,421 people with Covid-19 in hospital, with 121 in ICU.

# icu - Friday 8 January, 2021

'Exhausted' ICU nurses at St Vincent's say safety concerns they raised months ago have not been addressed
# Svuh
# Svuh

'Exhausted' ICU nurses at St Vincent's say safety concerns they raised months ago have not been addressed

Jan 8th 2021, 1:46 PM 82,342 Views 49 Comments

Nurses have expressed frustration over shower and sink facilities, as well as not being prioritised for the Covid-19 vaccine.

# icu - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

What's the total ICU bed capacity for the latest Covid-19 surge?
# Hospitalisation
# Hospitalisation

What's the total ICU bed capacity for the latest Covid-19 surge?

Jan 6th 2021, 6:05 AM 42,558 Views 32 Comments

The HSE has said it would, of course, continue to care for patients beyond capacity but the level of care would not be the same.

# icu - Sunday 3 January, 2021

Further restrictions not ruled out, says Varadkar as hospitals under 'extreme pressure'
# INMO
# INMO

Further restrictions not ruled out, says Varadkar as hospitals under 'extreme pressure'

Updated Jan 3rd 2021, 1:16 PM 136,492 Views 208 Comments
  • Tánaiste says there is a strong case for leaving current restrictions in place until those most at risk are vaccinated
  • There are now 673 patients with Covid-19 being treated in hospital
  • Dr Colm Henry estimates hospitalisation levels of 1,300 or more by the end of January
  • Over 100 nurses are out of work for covid-related reasons at Cork University Hospital

# icu - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Lowest number of Covid-19 patients in hospital and ICU since early October
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Lowest number of Covid-19 patients in hospital and ICU since early October

Dec 12th 2020, 4:42 PM 23,608 Views 12 Comments

In hospitals, there have been 12 admissions and 12 discharges in the last 24 hours.

# icu - 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 30,310 Views 36 Comments

Currently, there are 254 patients with Covid-19 in hospital, with 35 in ICU.

# icu - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Many European countries running out of ICU beds amid surge in Covid-19 cases
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Many European countries running out of ICU beds amid surge in Covid-19 cases

Nov 10th 2020, 9:11 AM 34,319 Views 66 Comments

Medics in Italy, France, Spain and Germany have expressed concern over a lack of capacity and medical staff to treat patients.

# icu - 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 55,396 Views 107 Comments

There are 344 people in hospital and 39 in ICU.

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