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# Patient

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February 2023
# Waiting Game
Erik ten Hag remaining patient with Man United strike duo
Anthony Martial is sidelined again through injury while Wout Weghorst has only scored once so far.
All time
# London
Second patient in world to be cleared of HIV reveals identity
Adam Castillejo achieved “sustained remission” from HIV.
# in treatment
Irish coronavirus patient describes how it feels to get the illness and what happens when you tell the HSE
The man recently returned to Ireland after going on a short trip.
# Simon Coveney
Coronavirus: Irish citizens might get place on French evacuation flight from China
A separate flight is leaving for the UK at 9pm Irish time tonight.
# Privatisation
Dentists say government's new oral health policy will result in more teeth being extracted in both children and adults
The Irish Dental Association says policy will be ‘catastrophic’ for adults and children in lower income areas.
# Dublin
Patient dies after falling from fourth-floor window at Mater Hospital
Gardaí are investigating the incident.
# Sign of the times
Tallaght Hospital says new app will 'help patients get the most from their treatment'
It’s the first public hospital in Ireland to launch this type of app.
# Waterford
'Totally unacceptable': Two people spend night on chairs in mental health unit
The Psychiatric Nurses Association has said the situation is intolerable for patients and upsetting for staff.
'My patients die younger and develop chronic conditions earlier than affluent patients'
The current healthcare delivery does not recognise their increased health needs, writes Dr David Gibney.
# Meath
Ambulance took 40 minutes to reach cardiac arrest patient in Kells
The ambulance service said a number of its resources were engaged on other emergency calls at the time.
# my rage
21 things Irish people have absolutely no patience for
# hello my name is
A terminally ill doctor wants all hospital staff to introduce themselves to patients
St James’s Hospital in Dublin has signed up to her campaign.
# Treatment
Terminal cancer patient pleads with government to pay for drug that could prolong her life
A 59-year-old woman says she is begging the government to pay for a cancer drug that could prolong her life.
# going to plan
World's first penis transplant patient 'to become a father'
The operation, which took 9 hours to complete, was carried out in December of last year.
# new ear-a
Kieran's life-changing new ears are made from his ribs
He was born without ears, but surgery has changed his life.
# Trials
Contentious flu drug DOES work, latest trials show
It reduces the length of symptoms, new research shows.
# pauline cafferkey
Condition of UK Ebola patient has deteriorated to "critical"
A second person is now being tested for Ebola as a “precautionary measure” in Swindon.
Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation
The woman is said to have no symptoms and to be at low risk to the guests and crew.
# Preserved
Sexual assault patients could have more time to keep biological evidence
It is planned that biological evidence could be kept for up to a year.
# Outbreak
Ebola virus ruled out for patient in Dublin hospital
A Dublin hospital had restricted access to the patient as they investigated Ebola as a possibility – they have now cleared him.
# Fire
Patient sets mattress on fire in Beaumont Hospital
The emergency department was off call for around four hours so the smoke could be cleared out.
# Emergency
Two ambulances break down in Louth in 24 hours
In one instance it took over an hour to transport a cardiac arrest patient to hospital because of the issue with the vehicle.
# little green lights
Dangerous laser targets air ambulance carrying critically ill baby
The green laser was shone right into the cockpit. The air corps said it could carry risks to passenger and crew.
# Liquidation
"Ironic" that last patient to leave Mount Carmel 'could be a public patient'
SIPTU said it is also concerned that staff could have to wait up to six months for pay owed.
# Organ Donation
Family's joy as heart transplant dad could be home for Christmas
Shane O’Connell is currently in intensive care, and it is hoped he will get to be back in Kerry for Christmas Day.
# Breakdown
Fire Brigade ambulance breaks down with patient on board
It was one of two breakdowns involving the service’s ambulances within the space of an hour this morning.
# Doctors
INMO: Patients who need care will receive care during doctors' strike
Liam Doran of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation said that the strike will impact on routine admissions and outpatient appointments.
# Flood damage
'Several months' before it is known if Letterkenny hospital can fully reopen
The hospital’s emergency department was badly flooded in July during heavy rains.
# Doctors
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.
# Coronavirus
UK patient dies from SARS-like coronavirus
A total of 12 people worldwide have been diagnosed with the disease.
# Dentist
Dentist who "raised the bar" caring for autistic patient wins top award
Dr Gillian Smith painstakingly treated Neal Dhondt for four months, which meant he did not have to have surgery.
# Ambulance
HSE to modernise North Cork's ambulance service
The plans include a move from the current on duty system to one where staff are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
# Collision
Ambulance involved in three-car accident in Derry
Nine people were hospitalised following the crash, which involved a number of cars.
# Stroke
€5m investment for Galway company
Neuravi has secured the investment which will help it to hire more staff and start clinical trials on its device.