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From TheJournal.ie Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year Coronavirus

Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year

The average number of daily ED attendances at the end of March was approximately half what it was at the beginning of March.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm exhausted': Frustration in the Mater Hospital's 'rammed' Emergency Department Overcrowding

'I'm exhausted': Frustration in the Mater Hospital's 'rammed' Emergency Department

The Mater was the hospital with the highest number of patients on trolleys in Dublin yesterday morning, according to the INMO.

From TheJournal.ie Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit Overcrowding

Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit

The senior fire officer visited after concerns were raised about the number of trolleys in corridors in the ED.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing pay deal set to cost €10-€15 million this year and €30-€35 million in 2020 Back To Work

Nursing pay deal set to cost €10-€15 million this year and €30-€35 million in 2020

Finance Minister Donohoe has said that the Labour Court recommendations are “consistent with the public sector stability agreement”.

From TheJournal.ie Over 3,000 people attended emergency departments in Ireland yesterday HSE

Over 3,000 people attended emergency departments in Ireland yesterday

The HSE is encouraging people to go to their GP where possible, instead of attending hospitals.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding Reform Needed

Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding

The Irish Medical Organisation has said that additional resources are needed immediately.

From TheJournal.ie Brother of man found dead at Tallaght Hospital questions how his brother wasn't noticed for hours Emergency Department

Brother of man found dead at Tallaght Hospital questions how his brother wasn't noticed for hours

Tallaght Hospital said an internal review will also be initiated into the circumstances of the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Galway hospital denies claims emergency department patients were 'hidden' during Taoiseach's visit Galway

Galway hospital denies claims emergency department patients were 'hidden' during Taoiseach's visit

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visited University College Hospital Galway last Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma Storm Emma

Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma

During the course of Storm Emma, the HSE saw a 41% reduction in attendances at Emergency Departments.

From TheJournal.ie Temple Street asks parents to keep children away from emergency department as 14 left on trolleys Overcrowding

Temple Street asks parents to keep children away from emergency department as 14 left on trolleys

The hospital said seriously ill or injured children will still be treated as a priority.

From TheJournal.ie Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan Er

Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan

A specialist trauma unit will also be located in a third location.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a wake-up call': 73 children on trolleys in emergency depts so far this year Trolley Watch

'It's a wake-up call': 73 children on trolleys in emergency depts so far this year

The Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Association has just launched a new trolley watch system – where it counts how many children are on trolleys in EDs.

From TheJournal.ie Dr Anthony O'Connor: Things we could do to get more people off trolleys Column

Dr Anthony O'Connor: Things we could do to get more people off trolleys

They can be done and they must be done – we have to believe that, writes hospital consultant Dr Anthony O’Connor.

From TheJournal.ie Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact Busy Period

Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact

The move is an attempt to ease pressure on services over the busy Christmas period.

From TheJournal.ie People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness Under The Weather

People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness

People in high-risk groups include pregnant women and those over the age of 65.

From TheJournal.ie Warning issued about window blinds to help prevent tragic accidents Safety This post contains videos

Warning issued about window blinds to help prevent tragic accidents

Two children end up in US emergency departments every day due to accidents with window blinds.

From TheJournal.ie How many HSE doctors does Navan hospital's emergency department have? None Zero Tolerance

How many HSE doctors does Navan hospital's emergency department have? None

Four of the five locum/agency doctors at the hospital’s emergency department went on wildcat strike two weeks ago in a row over plans to slash their rate of pay.

From TheJournal.ie Emergency department workers pin blame for hospital wildcat strikes on HSE Meath

Emergency department workers pin blame for hospital wildcat strikes on HSE

Navan emergency department was just one of many experiencing serious staff shortages as a result of the strikes this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly people forced to wait over 24 hours in emergency departments of these 25 hospitals Waiting

Elderly people forced to wait over 24 hours in emergency departments of these 25 hospitals

Hospitals in Limerick, Dublin and Galway had the highest number of people aged 75 and over waiting more than a day.

From TheJournal.ie These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country Record Highs

These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country

There’s been an improvement in Dublin, but things are getting worse in other counties.

From TheJournal.ie Cork hospital so busy since Christmas Day, it's asking people to stay away Healthcare

Cork hospital so busy since Christmas Day, it's asking people to stay away

There was a huge surge in demand over the Christmas period.

From TheJournal.ie The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals Waiting Times

The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals

“The patient doesn’t care who pays a salary or what title you have. People on the frontline need to be integrated in the decision making process.”

From TheJournal.ie Death of patient at Naas General Hospital was direct consequence of ambulance fire Investigation

Death of patient at Naas General Hospital was direct consequence of ambulance fire

Two paramedics were also injured in the blaze, one seriously.

From TheJournal.ie IMO says rising population and bed cuts causing 'chaos' in emergency departments Report

IMO says rising population and bed cuts causing 'chaos' in emergency departments

The IMO also warned that demand for hospital space will rise this year because of elective surgeries being cancelled last year.

From TheJournal.ie Cyclists presenting to Emergency Departments after crashing while taking photos Injuries

Cyclists presenting to Emergency Departments after crashing while taking photos

During one year at St Vincent’s, 534 cyclists presented to the Emergency Department with injuries.

From TheJournal.ie 'Last Tuesday was the hardest and most dangerous shift I've ever worked' Healthcare

'Last Tuesday was the hardest and most dangerous shift I've ever worked'

Every morning and every evening nurses are in tears, tears of frustration, despair, hopelessness and exhaustion, writes Carol Cronin.

From TheJournal.ie Man in serious condition after falling from first floor of Limerick hospital Investigation

Man in serious condition after falling from first floor of Limerick hospital

The HSE said it is looking into the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Overcrowding at Beaumont Hospital 'inhumane', with elderly woman left on chair all night Emergency

Overcrowding at Beaumont Hospital 'inhumane', with elderly woman left on chair all night

The north Dublin hospital has asked people to avoid attending its emergency department unless absolutely necessary.

From TheJournal.ie 'I’ve gone to funerals where mourners would refuse to shake my hand' Downgraded This post contains videos

'I’ve gone to funerals where mourners would refuse to shake my hand'

Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan opens up about a turbulent four years that convinced him to retire from politics.

From TheJournal.ie There's to be a 'zero tolerance' approach to patients waiting in emergency departments Trolleys

There's to be a 'zero tolerance' approach to patients waiting in emergency departments

It’s among a rang of rules to help fight hospital overcrowding.

From TheJournal.ie This is the letter a doctor wrote after a couple in their 90s spent hours on a trolley Tallaght Hospital
From TheJournal.ie Union wants Beaumont Hospital to go off call as 41 people are on trolleys Overcrowded

Union wants Beaumont Hospital to go off call as 41 people are on trolleys

The INMO is calling for the department to go off call to bring the situation back under control.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly man has just been given a bed after 82 hours on trolley Galway

Elderly man has just been given a bed after 82 hours on trolley

The crisis in the A&E is hitting vulnerable patients.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital admits it was 'unacceptable' that woman (102) spent 26 hours on trolley Apology

Hospital admits it was 'unacceptable' that woman (102) spent 26 hours on trolley

A Tallaght hospital consultant has said that conditions in its emergency department amount to “a human rights abuse”.

From TheJournal.ie New €1 million CT scanner at Waterford hospital left 'gathering dust' for almost a year Idle

New €1 million CT scanner at Waterford hospital left 'gathering dust' for almost a year

TD John Halligan said the delay put lives at risk.

From TheJournal.ie 'He asked a nurse to be washed but there were 10 people in front of him' Unacceptable

'He asked a nurse to be washed but there were 10 people in front of him'

It was told “from a quality and safety perspective this situation is unacceptable.”.

From TheJournal.ie Jump in flu cases and doctor changeover: The 'straw that breaks the camel's back'? Nation's Health

Jump in flu cases and doctor changeover: The 'straw that breaks the camel's back'?

The INMO said the overcrowding situation in Irish hospitals is getting worse.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie The man due to run a new task force on the emergency department crisis has quit Gone

The man due to run a new task force on the emergency department crisis has quit

Dr Tony O’Connell will return to Australia.

From TheJournal.ie HSE: Don't come to Mullingar hospital ED unless absolutely necessary Overcrowded

HSE: Don't come to Mullingar hospital ED unless absolutely necessary

The hospital said it needs the facilities it has to deal with any emergencies that might arise later this evening.

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