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# patients - Monday 23 May, 2022

Open Newsroom Invitation: Healthcare - the power of patient advocacy
# Being-Patient
# Being-Patient

Open Newsroom Invitation: Healthcare - the power of patient advocacy

Mon 2:37 PM 4,008 Views 0 Comments

Join us at 1pm this Thursday.

# patients - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Donnelly warns he doesn't want patient safety Bill to create culture of fear within health service
# Patient Safety
# Patient Safety

Donnelly warns he doesn't want patient safety Bill to create culture of fear within health service

Mar 10th 2022, 1:33 PM 9,073 Views 1 Comment

Stephen Donnelly said he does not want to create a culture where people are ‘too afraid’ to report incidents.

# patients - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

Govt won't oppose hospital parking bill, but department 'working on plans' to cap daily charge
# Hospital Parking
# Hospital Parking

Govt won't oppose hospital parking bill, but department 'working on plans' to cap daily charge

Feb 16th 2022, 6:30 AM 16,817 Views 8 Comments

The private members’ bill is being brought forward by the Aontú party.

# patients - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

HSE looking into whether 'special arrangement' possible for access to severe pregnancy sickness drug
# Cariban
# Cariban

HSE looking into whether 'special arrangement' possible for access to severe pregnancy sickness drug

Feb 9th 2022, 6:15 AM 16,057 Views 11 Comments

Irish Pharmacy Union has said exceptional arrangements to fund the drug in individual cases should be put in place.

# patients - Saturday 4 December, 2021

Varadkar says public should 'not lose heart' as patient numbers drop below 500
# Hospital Numbers
# Hospital Numbers

Varadkar says public should 'not lose heart' as patient numbers drop below 500

Dec 4th 2021, 1:29 PM 46,364 Views 93 Comments

The Táinaiste says the fall in patient numbers is a sign health measures are working.

# patients - 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 69,333 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.

# patients - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Over 612,000 people waiting on outpatient hospital care
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Over 612,000 people waiting on outpatient hospital care

Nov 15th 2020, 3:03 PM 17,448 Views 28 Comments

The outpatient waiting list has grown by nearly 45,600 since last year.

# patients - 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 30,309 Views 36 Comments

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

# patients - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

HIQA releases study evidence behind new change to Covid-19 self-isolation period
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HIQA releases study evidence behind new change to Covid-19 self-isolation period

Sep 15th 2020, 11:30 AM 17,525 Views 13 Comments

People with a confirmed case are to self-isolate for 10 days now, down from 14.

# patients - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Holohan urges people to seek help if they need it after seeing empty waiting rooms during his hospital admission
# Chief Medical Officer
# Chief Medical Officer

Holohan urges people to seek help if they need it after seeing empty waiting rooms during his hospital admission

Apr 2nd 2020, 6:29 PM 74,717 Views 74 Comments

He said hospitals are not just for Covid-19 patients.

# patients - Monday 2 December, 2019

33-year-old man arrested as part of Muckamore Abbey Hospital investigation
# Co Antrim
# Co Antrim

33-year-old man arrested as part of Muckamore Abbey Hospital investigation

Dec 2nd 2019, 10:17 PM 12,500 Views 0 Comments

The investigation is the largest safeguarding investigation the PSNI has ever dealt with.

# patients - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients
# Medical Negligence
# Medical Negligence

Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients

Nov 10th 2019, 9:52 AM 14,128 Views 5 Comments

Dr Rhona Mahony, former master of the National Maternity Hospital said the system pits doctors against patients.

# patients - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Poor working conditions 'having a negative effect on doctors' ability to communicate with patients'
# Doctors
# Doctors

Poor working conditions 'having a negative effect on doctors' ability to communicate with patients'

Sep 5th 2019, 6:10 AM 8,563 Views 8 Comments

One in five complaints made to the Medical Council related to communications issues.

# patients - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Dentists say government's new oral health policy will result in more teeth being extracted in both children and adults
# Privatisation
# Privatisation

Dentists say government's new oral health policy will result in more teeth being extracted in both children and adults

Updated May 15th 2019, 11:25 AM 39,634 Views 51 Comments

The Irish Dental Association says policy will be ‘catastrophic’ for adults and children in lower income areas.

# patients - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

'A major national emergency': Government called to resolve nurses' strike as 50,000 patients affected this week
# Industrial Dispute
# Industrial Dispute

'A major national emergency': Government called to resolve nurses' strike as 50,000 patients affected this week

Feb 5th 2019, 12:05 AM 17,235 Views 60 Comments

Nurses across the country will be out on the picket lines outside hospitals and clinics today for the second day of strike action.

# patients - Monday 26 November, 2018

'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals

Nov 26th 2018, 12:21 PM 25,369 Views 72 Comments

Patients have highlighted issues with communication from their doctors and the discharge process.

# patients - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

'People die when lessons aren't learned': Report criticises HSE failure to address patient complaints
# Complaints
# Complaints

'People die when lessons aren't learned': Report criticises HSE failure to address patient complaints

Nov 14th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,964 Views 12 Comments

Just 10 of 36 recommendations in a 2015 report have been fully implemented.

# patients - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Hospital secures court orders to stop two patients with dementia from leaving
# Serious Concerns
# Serious Concerns

Hospital secures court orders to stop two patients with dementia from leaving

Aug 2nd 2018, 4:17 PM 17,206 Views 0 Comments

One of the patients set off a fire alarm and has severe paranoia.

# patients - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Minister to draft emergency legislation after court finds part of mental health law is unconstitutional
# Patient Detention
# Patient Detention

Minister to draft emergency legislation after court finds part of mental health law is unconstitutional

Jun 13th 2018, 6:15 AM 12,345 Views 6 Comments

Under the current law, patients can be detained under renewal orders for periods not exceeding six and 12 months.

# patients - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Five patients found not guilty of crimes by reason of insanity have been discharged from hospital
# Court
# Court

Five patients found not guilty of crimes by reason of insanity have been discharged from hospital

May 26th 2018, 8:40 AM 18,513 Views 15 Comments

The offences included two homicides, possession of a firearm and three counts of false imprisonment.

# patients - Sunday 15 April, 2018

'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform
# BEHIND THE WALLS
# BEHIND THE WALLS

'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform

Apr 15th 2018, 6:30 AM 12,827 Views 14 Comments

Three years ago the government committed to overhauling Ireland’s mental health laws – we’re still waiting.

# patients - Sunday 11 March, 2018

HSE says Brexit implications 'unclear' for Irish patients seeking eating disorder treatment in the UK
# Treatment Abroad
# Treatment Abroad

HSE says Brexit implications 'unclear' for Irish patients seeking eating disorder treatment in the UK

Mar 11th 2018, 8:00 AM 7,568 Views 15 Comments

There are just three specialist eating disorder beds at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin for the acute treatment of adults.

# patients - Sunday 4 March, 2018

17 Irish hospitals have yet to roll out calorie counts on menus
# Healthy Eating
# Healthy Eating

17 Irish hospitals have yet to roll out calorie counts on menus

Mar 4th 2018, 6:30 AM 11,080 Views 18 Comments

Improving the standard of food has been highlighted as a priority by Health Minister Simon Harris.

# patients - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled
# Severe Weather
# Severe Weather

All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled

Feb 28th 2018, 5:45 PM 11,545 Views 15 Comments

Three children’s hospitals are also cancelling planned admissions and outpatient appointments.

# patients - Sunday 4 February, 2018

If you're waiting for an eye procedure there's a good chance you'll be waiting over a year
# Cataracts
# Cataracts

If you're waiting for an eye procedure there's a good chance you'll be waiting over a year

Feb 4th 2018, 1:04 PM 11,442 Views 41 Comments

About 35% of those seeking outpatient treatment have been waiting over 12 months.

# patients - Sunday 31 December, 2017

These Limerick students have developed a device to help track Alzheimer's patients
# Young Scientist
# Young Scientist

These Limerick students have developed a device to help track Alzheimer's patients

Dec 31st 2017, 4:00 PM 13,628 Views 10 Comments

Alzheimer’s Alert will alert carers to the patient’s movements.

# patients - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

'Only 10% of data available about a human is actually used': How cognitive computing can change healthcare
# Healthcare Technology
# Healthcare Technology

'Only 10% of data available about a human is actually used': How cognitive computing can change healthcare

Oct 18th 2017, 6:30 AM 7,623 Views 2 Comments

A summit held yesterday focused on new technological advancements in the field of healthcare.

# patients - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Litter, cigarette butts and cut hair observed on the floor of adult psychiatric unit
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Litter, cigarette butts and cut hair observed on the floor of adult psychiatric unit

Sep 2nd 2017, 6:00 AM 9,195 Views 11 Comments

The review of the Jonathan Swift Clinic found a number of failings.

# patients - Sunday 20 August, 2017

'They brought the Liam MacCarthy to him in hospital': Former All-Ireland winner on the long road to recovery
# John Kelly
# John Kelly

'They brought the Liam MacCarthy to him in hospital': Former All-Ireland winner on the long road to recovery

Aug 20th 2017, 11:30 AM 30,279 Views 3 Comments

Former patients were at Beaumont Hospital this week to thank the staff that cared for him.

# patients - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

143 women in Donegal are waiting over a year for a breast clinic appointment
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

143 women in Donegal are waiting over a year for a breast clinic appointment

Jul 4th 2017, 8:00 PM 10,126 Views 35 Comments

Nearly 250 women who displayed symptoms of possible breast cancer have been waiting between six and 12 months.

# patients - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

HSE review of maternity complaints finds patients not treated with dignity or respect
# Infant Deaths
# Infant Deaths

HSE review of maternity complaints finds patients not treated with dignity or respect

May 23rd 2017, 3:22 PM 11,462 Views 8 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said it is ‘regretted’ that it took such a long time for families to be heard on their babies’ deaths.

# patients - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Concerns for cancer patients as hospitals left short of chemotherapy drugs
# Supply Constraint
# Supply Constraint

Concerns for cancer patients as hospitals left short of chemotherapy drugs

May 18th 2017, 10:46 AM 10,422 Views 14 Comments

The pharmaceutical company which supplies the drugs said it expects to resume production early next week.

# patients - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Hospital patient 'no shows' are costing the State nearly €12m
# RSVP
# RSVP

Hospital patient 'no shows' are costing the State nearly €12m

May 4th 2017, 11:52 AM 10,999 Views 62 Comments

Minister of State Catherine Byrne said the administrative cost associated with non-attendance is approximately €25 per patient visit.

# patients - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Taoiseach told 'several children have died' waiting for Orkambi drug decision
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

Taoiseach told 'several children have died' waiting for Orkambi drug decision

Feb 21st 2017, 8:06 PM 18,046 Views 53 Comments

Orkambi is estimated to cost €159,000 per patient.

# patients - Sunday 12 February, 2017

'Grave doubts' that Irish hospitals could cope with a massive disaster
# Overworked
# Overworked

'Grave doubts' that Irish hospitals could cope with a massive disaster

Feb 12th 2017, 7:10 AM 3,094 Views 5 Comments

“We would struggle to deliver care” warns consultant in emergency medicine as waiting lists and overcrowding dominate health sector.

# patients - Friday 10 February, 2017

We used to screen for scoliosis in schools, so why was it stopped?
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

We used to screen for scoliosis in schools, so why was it stopped?

Feb 10th 2017, 6:20 AM 15,041 Views 21 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris says the hew HSE action plan will review if the screening programme can be re-introduced.

# patients - Friday 3 February, 2017

An 'appalling' 2,876 surgeries were cancelled last month
# Patient Cancellations
# Patient Cancellations

An 'appalling' 2,876 surgeries were cancelled last month

Feb 3rd 2017, 6:01 AM 8,548 Views 15 Comments

In January, 467 surgeries were cancelled at Galway University Hospital alone – most were cancelled by patients.

# patients - Thursday 2 February, 2017

'Groundhog Day' as month begins with 600 people on hospital trolleys
# Trolleywatch
# Trolleywatch

'Groundhog Day' as month begins with 600 people on hospital trolleys

Feb 2nd 2017, 7:29 AM 7,777 Views 29 Comments

The figure of 601 is just short of the high of 612 patients on trolleys at the beginning of January.

# patients - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Conditions at Tipperary hospital 'undignified, disgraceful and dangerous'
# Crisis
# Crisis

Conditions at Tipperary hospital 'undignified, disgraceful and dangerous'

Dec 7th 2016, 1:00 PM 11,782 Views 35 Comments

This morning there were 378 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals.

# patients - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'It's time we got on with it': Support for medicinal cannabis bill could mean it's a runner
# Legalise
# Legalise

'It's time we got on with it': Support for medicinal cannabis bill could mean it's a runner

Nov 29th 2016, 8:10 PM 12,412 Views 82 Comments

The bill, which is due to be debated on this Thursday, aims to regulate use of cannabis for medical purposes.

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