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#Hospitals

# hospitals - Thursday 23 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what Leo Varadkar thinks has changed in health since he ‘wore a white coat’ Junior Doctor

Here’s what Leo Varadkar thinks has changed in health since he ‘wore a white coat’

The Health Minister says the system he is now in charge of is different.

# hospitals - Monday 29 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Overcrowded and clinically dangerous’: Nurses criticise conditions at Mullingar hospital Midlands Regional

‘Overcrowded and clinically dangerous’: Nurses criticise conditions at Mullingar hospital

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has called on the HSE to immediately recruit more staff at MRHM.

# hospitals - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie More than 360,000 people are on hospital waiting lists Patient Patients

More than 360,000 people are on hospital waiting lists

The figure increased by 50,000 from January to July.

# hospitals - Monday 15 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Galway nurses to protest ‘severe overcrowding’ in Emergency Department Hospitals

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”.

# hospitals - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Children with Spina Bifida are massively under-served in Ireland: study Children's Health

Children with Spina Bifida are massively under-served in Ireland: study

Children with spina bifida need complex treatment – more than half aren’t getting it.

# hospitals - Friday 29 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Staff shortage at Kerry General Hospital now at “unsafe” levels says union No Vacancies

Staff shortage at Kerry General Hospital now at “unsafe” levels says union

The INMO says a block on hiring is making the problem worse.

# hospitals - Friday 8 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Number of patients admitted on trolleys up 187% in some hospitals Overcrowded

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.

# hospitals - Sunday 27 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish hospitals to start giving away old equipment Healthcare

Irish hospitals to start giving away old equipment

The programme will help hospitals in Zambia and Uganda.

# hospitals - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie People with terminal illnesses should ‘automatically receive’ medical cards End Of Life Report

People with terminal illnesses should ‘automatically receive’ medical cards

The Oireachtas Health Committee launched its report on end-of-life care this afternoon.

# hospitals - Friday 27 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie HIQA writes to HSE twice over risks to patients in emergency departments Ambulances

HIQA writes to HSE twice over risks to patients in emergency departments

The issue centred on what the HSE is doing to mitigate the risks to patients who are waiting transfers in EDs to inpatient beds.

# hospitals - Friday 20 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Most people in Ireland think hospitals are dangerous places Get Well

Most people in Ireland think hospitals are dangerous places

In a massive Europe-wide study, more than half of Irish people said it was likely that patients could be harmed by hospital care in Ireland.

# hospitals - Monday 16 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘No one ever notices the cleaner’ Justice Day For Cleaners

‘No one ever notices the cleaner’

Several events are taking place today to mark International Justice Day for Cleaners.

# hospitals - Saturday 14 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Junior doctors offered four times their pay to cover emergency department in Cork Emergency

Junior doctors offered four times their pay to cover emergency department in Cork Exclusive

The HSE says the department will be fully staffed, but did not comment on the cost.

# hospitals - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie North Dublin psychiatric patients being treated in Cavan and Monaghan Beaumont

North Dublin psychiatric patients being treated in Cavan and Monaghan

In the wake of the resignation of the Beaumont Hospital Clinical Director, a local TD wants psychiatric services in Dublin examined.

# hospitals - Monday 19 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie INMO say proposals ‘seriously compromise patient safety’. ‘Scaremongering’ says James Reilly Tit For Tat

INMO say proposals ‘seriously compromise patient safety’. ‘Scaremongering’ says James Reilly

The health minister also cast doubts on the savings targets.

# hospitals - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Unsuitable treatment for children in mental health units Care

Unsuitable treatment for children in mental health units

The structure of one ward was described as “not suitable for residents”.

# hospitals - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie MRSA has been in Irish hospitals for 40 years, but it’s getting more dangerous Infection

MRSA has been in Irish hospitals for 40 years, but it’s getting more dangerous

New research at TCD is looking to find out which strains will become the most dominant.

# hospitals - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Stark differences between childbirth procedures in public and private hospitals Mother And Baby

Stark differences between childbirth procedures in public and private hospitals

Women in private hospitals are far more likely to choose to have a caesarean delivery.

# hospitals - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie CDI is more common than MRSA and kills one in three Irish patients infected Wash Your Hands

CDI is more common than MRSA and kills one in three Irish patients infected

Unlike MRSA, alcohol wipes do not stop the spread of CDI.

# hospitals - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Patients more likely to die when cared for by nurses with heavy workloads Patient Safety

Patients more likely to die when cared for by nurses with heavy workloads

In Ireland, the average patient-to-nurse ratio is 6·9, which is mid-range in comparison to other European countries.

# hospitals - Sunday 23 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Trust of the community’ needed if Dublin A&E closures go ahead Reform

‘Trust of the community’ needed if Dublin A&E closures go ahead

“We shouldn’t be scared of reform,” the Irish Patients Association said, following reports that a number may close.

# hospitals - Friday 21 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Visitor restrictions in place at Kerry General Hospital Outbreak

Visitor restrictions in place at Kerry General Hospital

An outbreak of a “flu-like” illness has effected the hospital.

# hospitals - Sunday 9 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “Criminal” that potentially life-saving stroke machines are lying idle Hospitals

“Criminal” that potentially life-saving stroke machines are lying idle

The machines were purchased by the HSE, but only five of the 12 machines are currently being used.

# hospitals - Friday 7 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Remember the ’24 No More’ campaign? Hospitals still aren’t complying say IMO Union Strife

Remember the ’24 No More’ campaign? Hospitals still aren’t complying say IMO

Up to 33 per cent of hospitals have not made sufficient progress and are to be penalised according to the union.

# hospitals - Sunday 2 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Hospital smoking bans are being ignored Clear The Air

Hospital smoking bans are being ignored

The Psychiatric Nurses association at Kerry General Hospital say the HSE just wanted to make a ‘grand gesture’ but aren’t willing to back it up.

# hospitals - Saturday 1 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie RTE, health insurance, and the Queen: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

RTE, health insurance, and the Queen: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of people aged 50 and older in Ireland are obese?

# hospitals - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Dementia sufferers ‘inadequately assessed’ in Irish hospitals Mental Health

Dementia sufferers ‘inadequately assessed’ in Irish hospitals

At any one time, one in four people in Irish hospitals suffer from dementia, with their care costing the state €21 million a year.

# hospitals - Friday 24 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Holles Street says they are ready for babies that were due at Mount Carmel Mother And Baby

Holles Street says they are ready for babies that were due at Mount Carmel

The National Maternity Hospital say they may request additional staff if required.

# hospitals - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Reilly ‘acknowledges discomfort and distress’ of patients on trolleys Trolleys

Reilly ‘acknowledges discomfort and distress’ of patients on trolleys

Reilly was challenged by Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher in the Dáil today after it emerged almost 400 people were on trolleys across the country in one day this week.

# hospitals - Monday 13 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Mass rallies planned across country as new National Hospital Campaign gathers pace Health Cuts

Mass rallies planned across country as new National Hospital Campaign gathers pace

Tens of thousands are expected to turn out for ‘seven to ten’ large-scale protests around the country, organised to fight cuts to front-line services.

# hospitals - Thursday 9 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Almost 60,000 people waited on trolleys in Emergency Departments last year Overcrowding

Almost 60,000 people waited on trolleys in Emergency Departments last year

New figures show the level of overcrowding at hospitals around the country.

# hospitals - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 374: Number of patients on hospital trolleys at highest in months Overcrowding

374: Number of patients on hospital trolleys at highest in months

There are 374 patients on trolleys in Ireland today – the highest figure since April last year.

# hospitals - Monday 6 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie HSE says hospitals will be smoke-free by 2015 No Smoking

HSE says hospitals will be smoke-free by 2015

This will be the last year that people can light up a cigarette on hospital grounds.

# hospitals - Friday 3 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Four more hospital campuses to become smoke-free zones from Monday No Smoking

Four more hospital campuses to become smoke-free zones from Monday

Hospitals in Rathgar, Bantry, Mallow and Kerry will all ban smoking on campus from Monday.

# hospitals - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Just 42 people on trolleys but ‘one snowflake doesn’t make a white Christmas’ Trolley Watch

Just 42 people on trolleys but ‘one snowflake doesn’t make a white Christmas’

The numbers are down significantly on last year when 107 people spent Christmas on trolleys in hospitals around the country.

# hospitals - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie HSE still reviewing where €108m ‘unspecified’ pay savings can be found in 2014 Health

HSE still reviewing where €108m ‘unspecified’ pay savings can be found in 2014

The HSE launched its 2014 service plan this morning, which sees the medical card probity figure dropping to €23m.

# hospitals - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘All hospitals to be smoke free campuses by end of 2015’ says HSE No Smoking

‘All hospitals to be smoke free campuses by end of 2015’ says HSE

Irish hospitals are hoping to implement nationwide as three more hospitals declare ban from January.

# hospitals - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Public, elderly and short-stay: Study finds 1.54m people discharged from Irish hospitals Healthcare

Public, elderly and short-stay: Study finds 1.54m people discharged from Irish hospitals

A report into the demographics of Ireland’s hospitals has found the number of private patients has dropped while the number of public patients has increased.

# hospitals - Sunday 1 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore warns health bodies could have funding cut if they don’t comply with pay policy Top-ups

Gilmore warns health bodies could have funding cut if they don’t comply with pay policy

The Tánaiste has said that funding could be cut for agencies that do not comply with public sector pay structures.

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