# hospitals - Tuesday 4 March, 2014
Unlike MRSA, alcohol wipes do not stop the spread of CDI.
# hospitals - Wednesday 26 February, 2014
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
“We shouldn’t be scared of reform,” the Irish Patients Association said, following reports that a number may close.
# hospitals - Friday 21 February, 2014
An outbreak of a “flu-like” illness has effected the hospital.
# hospitals - Sunday 9 February, 2014
The machines were purchased by the HSE, but only five of the 12 machines are currently being used.
# hospitals - Friday 7 February, 2014
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
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
Plus: What percentage of people aged 50 and older in Ireland are obese?
# hospitals - Tuesday 28 January, 2014
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
The National Maternity Hospital say they may request additional staff if required.
# hospitals - Wednesday 22 January, 2014
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
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
New figures show the level of overcrowding at hospitals around the country.
# hospitals - Wednesday 8 January, 2014
There are 374 patients on trolleys in Ireland today – the highest figure since April last year.
# hospitals - Monday 6 January, 2014
This will be the last year that people can light up a cigarette on hospital grounds.
# hospitals - Friday 3 January, 2014
Hospitals in Rathgar, Bantry, Mallow and Kerry will all ban smoking on campus from Monday.
# hospitals - Tuesday 24 December, 2013
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
The HSE launched its 2014 service plan this morning, which sees the medical card probity figure dropping to €23m.
# hospitals - Wednesday 11 December, 2013
Irish hospitals are hoping to implement nationwide as three more hospitals declare ban from January.
# hospitals - Tuesday 10 December, 2013
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
The Tánaiste has said that funding could be cut for agencies that do not comply with public sector pay structures.
# hospitals - Friday 22 November, 2013
New figures have also revealed a big drop in the number of people being treated for alcohol-related liver disease in recent years following a massive increase in the boom years.
# hospitals - Thursday 21 November, 2013
There is a serious risk of donors not supporting fundraising campaigns in protest over the top-up payments to hospital executives, a charity has warned.
# hospitals - Wednesday 20 November, 2013
The HSE has said that 960 children aged 10 to 17 years presented to hospital last year with self-harm injuries.
“There’s only one thing that should happen now. Come next week, these payments must cease”.
# hospitals - Tuesday 19 November, 2013
Remuneration for some hospital chiefs has caused controversy in the last 24 hours.
New figures from the ESRI also show there were 1,217 sets of twins born last year, and 33 sets of triplets.
# hospitals - Friday 15 November, 2013
Minister of State Alex White told the Dáil yesterday that it is estimated that between 18 per cent and 21 per cent of Irish women smoke during pregnancy.
# hospitals - Friday 8 November, 2013
The restrictions have been put in place at Beaumont Hospital and St Joseph’s Hospital Raheny to contain an outbreak of the Nonovirus.
# hospitals - Friday 18 October, 2013
The West/North West Hospital Group said that, if appropriate, staff will be referred to the proper authorities but that “in many instances there will be no case to answer.”
# hospitals - Wednesday 16 October, 2013
After negotiations at the Labour Relations Commission, the IMO said this evening that there had been proposals put forward by the HSE.
# hospitals - Sunday 13 October, 2013
The Minister for Health James Reilly said the health budget does not have a deficit of €500 million as reported widely today.
# hospitals - Saturday 12 October, 2013
The president of the IHCA also said that the HSE’s “unsympathetic” traits have led to action like the junior doctors’ strike which has created tensions among the ranks.
# hospitals - Tuesday 8 October, 2013
Kenny was asked about the junior doctors’ strike by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and the independent TD Stephen Donnelly at Leaders’ Questions today.
Pickets are being placed at hospitals around the country as the long-mooted strike by junior doctors begins. Do you agree with their course of action?
# hospitals - Monday 7 October, 2013
The day of action is expected to formally begin tomorrow morning in 1 hospitals at 7am, continuing until midnight.
The HSE said breaches could have included the placing of a referral letter in the wrong chart or the a document sent to a person with the same name as a patient.
# hospitals - Friday 4 October, 2013
I successfully lured a beautiful Eastern European blonde to Ireland to work. I, of course, had promised the world: happiness, love, professional dignity. She fell for it.
# hospitals - Tuesday 1 October, 2013
The junior doctors’ day of action had been delayed but the IMO said the strike will take place next Tuesday, 8 October.
# hospitals - Tuesday 24 September, 2013
The strike was postponed for a week last Friday, but no date for the action is now being given by the doctors’ union.