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# patients - Monday 29 June, 2015

Fire inside Mayo General Hospital may have been caused by someone smoking

Leo Varadkar has asked for a full report into the incident.

# patients - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Mass recalls of colonoscopy patients reveals further cancer risk with patients

Surgeon with the hospital, Kenneth Mealy, said that “issues have arisen in a small number of patients”.

# patients - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Doctors deny claiming fees for dead patients

GPs have blamed the HSE, but the organisation says the issue has been addressed.

# patients - Friday 20 March, 2015

This test means no chemotherapy for some breast cancer patients

The gene test is only available here since 2011.

# patients - Friday 27 February, 2015

281 people given all-clear for bowel cancer recalled after two patients developed cancer

All patients affected have been contacted.

# patients - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

HSE moving some patients to nursing homes to free up beds

Some patients who have ‘delayed discharge’ are being moved to free nursing home beds.

Irish hospitals aren't the only ones dealing with an overcrowding crisis

It’s a very similar story in England.

Overcrowding crisis: Surgeries cancelled at Beaumont as trolley figures remain high

There were a total of 584 people waiting for available hospital beds as of this morning.

# patients - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Over 600 patients are waiting for hospital beds around the country

This comes after news of planned industrial action at Beaumont Hospital – one of the worst affected by overcrowding.

# patients - Monday 5 January, 2015

Hospital overcrowding: Calls for Ireland to poach nurses from UK and Australia

A record number of people are now waiting for beds, with the INMO saying industrial action is likely due to ‘chronic overcrowding’.

# patients - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Varadkar: There was "no attempt to conceal" waiting list numbers

The HSE was accused of having ‘hidden waiting lists’ today.

# patients - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Opinion: Are new medical card plans unfair for GPs?

Making GPs the new rationers of medical card extension could destroy long-established bonds of trust between them and their patients.

# patients - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed

A new study shows the benefit of learning coping strategies.

# patients - Monday 17 November, 2014

The Air Ambulance completed its 100th journey of 2014 over the weekend

It transferred a patient from Dublin to London.

# patients - Thursday 6 November, 2014

7,000 emergency department patients were on trolleys last month

The INMO said it is concerned about hospitals coping with the winter demand.

# patients - Friday 24 October, 2014

Varadkar: Clearly if Mr Kelleher was minister, things would be much worse

Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher criticised the Health Minister’s approach to HSE waiting lists, with 41,600 people waiting more than a year for an outpatient appointment.

# patients - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

'Exciting step forward' as human embryo stem cell transplant restores sight in patients

No safety concerns were detected up to 22 months after the transplant.

# patients - Monday 6 October, 2014

NBC cameraman with Ebola arrives in US for treatment

Pictured is Dr Mitchell Levy, father of the patient, Ashoka Mukpo.

# patients - Sunday 5 October, 2014

'Serious allegations' of rigged waiting lists to be pursued by Department of Health

The HSE said it had no knowledge of the memo allegedly calling on employees to manipulate the figures.

Electroshock still used without consent despite promises ECT

Electroshock still used without consent despite promises

The expert group are due to give their report to the minister soon.

# patients - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Nurses in overcrowded emergency department given stress management help

Galway University Hospital-West/North West Hospitals Group said that recruitment of more nurses is underway.

# patients - Monday 15 September, 2014

Galway nurses to protest 'severe overcrowding' in Emergency Department

The INMO said today nurses are finishing shifts “in a distressed state, experiencing burnout and frustration at the lack of action”.

New treatment could drop recurrence by half for some lung cancer sufferers

A new radiation treatment could lengthen the lives of those suffering from small-cell lung cancer.

# patients - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Scientists unveil magnetic gadget that can strip toxins out of blood

The device, which has only been tested in rats so far, could be adapted one day for removing Ebola from blood, they said.

# patients - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Irish charity to look at how aspirin could help breast cancer patients

The Irish Cancer Society also launched a campaign calling on people to ‘Paint it Pink’ to raise money.

# patients - Saturday 30 August, 2014

What is this new experimental drug treating Ebola patients?

There is no proven cure for Ebola, which has killed more than 1,400 people already.

# patients - Friday 29 August, 2014

UK hospitals to be fined for serving up unhealthy food

There have been calls to have a national standard of hospital food for Irish hospitals.

# patients - Thursday 28 August, 2014

People with cancer need dedicated treatment to tackle depression

Major depression is much more common among cancer sufferers – but trial shows a possible way forward.

# patients - Friday 8 August, 2014

Number of patients admitted on trolleys up 187% in some hospitals

Five hospitals increased by between 75% to 187% in comparison to the same period last year.

# patients - Monday 14 July, 2014

This 1940s letter describes the 'decent class' of unmarried mothers who were 'first offenders'

The letter details how one hospital was struggling to find foster mothers for children.

# patients - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Nurse jailed for ill treatment of 92-year-old after family installed secret camera

The hidden camera captured the nurse poking the 92-year-old victim in the head and telling her to “shut up”.

# patients - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Call to extend emergency medical card time limit for dying patients

Currently the eligibility period is six months, though one in five people who have these cards live longer and are then forced to undergo a means test.

# patients - Thursday 26 June, 2014

More than a dozen children admitted as involuntary patients in 2013

There were 1,591 adult involuntary admissions last year and 541 regrades of patients.

# patients - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Patients in a vegetative state are often misdiagnosed, but a new brain scan may help

Traditional methods of testing if a patient will recover can be ‘little better than flipping a coin’ in some cases.

# patients - Friday 28 March, 2014

Firefighters and emergency workers 'extremely concerned' about Ireland's ambulance service

RTÉ’s Prime Time programme documented a litany of failures of shortcomings in the National Ambulance Service.

# patients - Monday 17 March, 2014

Tracing The Blood Line: Here’s what happens to your blood after you donate

Ever wondered what happens to blood after it’s been donated? Here it is explained.

Tracing The Blood Line: Here’s what to expect when you give blood

Have you ever considered giving blood and have you ever wondered how the whole thing works?

# patients - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Ambulance cover 'needs to treble' to boost response times

Deputy Denis Naughten said that the Republic of Ireland has a third of the amount of ambulances that Northern Ireland has.

# patients - Monday 10 March, 2014

People with serious illnesses asked to share their experience of palliative care

The qualitative survey aims to improve policy and services across the country.

# patients - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Deal reached on 10 bed unit for CF patients in Cork University Hospital

There had been a row over how many beds would be secured, but the original plan can now go ahead, said Minister Kathleen Lynch.