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Poll: Do you have confidence in hospital emergency services?

As HIQA launches its investigation into emergency services at Tallaght Hospital, TheJournal.ie asks how you feel about emergency treatment in Ireland.

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AN ORGANISATION representing medical practitioners who work in emergency medicine has called on HIQA to expand its investigation of safety standards at Tallaght Hospital to hospitals around the country.

The group, the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine (IAEM), wants the health watchdog HIQA to extend that investigation to all emergency departments which have been suffering serious overcrowding.

The IAEM says that research shows more people suffer avoidable death in overcrowded emergency departments than are killed on Irish roads.

The HIQA investigation into emergency services at Tallaght Hospital follows last week’s inquest into the death of a Dublin man at the hospital three months ago. The coroner’s court heard evidence from a senior consultant at the hospital who described its “appallingly poor standards of sanitation”.

Today, TheJournal.ie is asking: are you worried about the emergency services nearest to you, or do you have full confidence in them?


Poll Results:

No, I don't have any confidence in them (377)
Yes, I have complete confidence in them (115)
Don't know (78)



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