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#Patients

# patients - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Over 612,000 people waiting on outpatient hospital care

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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?

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

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

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'

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

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

# patients - Friday 7 October, 2016

Patients at St James's unable to have water with tablets due to leak

Staff are currently being advised to limit showers and bathing for patients.

# patients - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Substance abuse: More than 20 doctors referred for help

The figures are in the latest Medical Council annual report.

# patients - Friday 27 May, 2016

‘Chicken’ or ‘fish’? Irish patients need more details about their hospital food

A Hiqa study has found some deficiencies in patient choices.

# patients - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

'I've been trying to bring cheap medicine to Irish patients. Too many are struggling to pay'

I used to dread bringing an inhaler out to a patient and asking for €85, writes Shane O’Sullivan.

# patients - Sunday 31 January, 2016

'No profession has a public trial for making a mistake at work, other than doctors'

Lorraine Courtney writes that naming doctors in fitness to practice inquiries should be scrapped.

# patients - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Leo wants to make it easier for patients to complain

“The director of patient safety is somebody I want to run into in the lift every other day, it’s not somebody I want to meet in a formal meeting once every two months or six months.”

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