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People urged to avoid Cork University Hospital ED as HSE cyber attack impact causing 'extreme delays'
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People urged to avoid Cork University Hospital ED as HSE cyber attack impact causing 'extreme delays'

Jun 4th 2021, 9:50 AM 9,108 Views 12 Comments

Dr Conor Deasy said the HSE ransomware attack had a major impact on frontline care delivery at the hospital.

'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack
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'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack

May 17th 2021, 5:25 PM 35,998 Views 14 Comments
  • Delays in laboratories mean it is taking hours for patient blood work to come back.
  • Healthcare workers are asking patients who have to attend EDs to bring as much information with them as possible.
'Significant' demand for beds at Limerick Hospital from people who had Covid, but still need to recover
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'Significant' demand for beds at Limerick Hospital from people who had Covid, but still need to recover

Apr 23rd 2021, 10:48 PM 29,867 Views 22 Comments

The hospital group responded to calls from the INMO for a Hiqa investigation into overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick

People urged to avoid Limerick Hospital ED due to 'unprecedented level' of patient presentations
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People urged to avoid Limerick Hospital ED due to 'unprecedented level' of patient presentations

Apr 21st 2021, 9:45 PM 55,784 Views 60 Comments

A total of 283 patients attended the Limerick ED in the 24 hours to 8am today.

Mercy hospital in Cork asks 'non-urgent' cases to go elsewhere after surge in people attending ED
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Mercy hospital in Cork asks 'non-urgent' cases to go elsewhere after surge in people attending ED

Sep 30th 2020, 11:33 AM 16,729 Views 18 Comments

Patients who do attend the emergency department are likely to experience delays.

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

May 22nd 2020, 6:00 AM 11,174 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Jan 7th 2020, 12:05 AM 26,247 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Nov 27th 2019, 7:36 PM 29,719 Views 27 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Feb 12th 2019, 4:30 PM 36,849 Views 110 Comments

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

Over 3,000 people attended emergency departments in Ireland yesterday
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Over 3,000 people attended emergency departments in Ireland yesterday

Jan 1st 2019, 6:02 PM 39,478 Views 57 Comments

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

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

Jul 18th 2018, 10:45 PM 16,929 Views 60 Comments

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

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

Apr 17th 2018, 8:10 PM 27,955 Views 51 Comments

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

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

Apr 16th 2018, 4:31 PM 34,394 Views 54 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visited University College Hospital Galway last Thursday.

Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma
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Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma

Mar 5th 2018, 10:45 PM 13,317 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Feb 15th 2018, 2:04 PM 23,023 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Feb 6th 2018, 4:14 PM 14,177 Views 29 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 15th 2018, 1:41 PM 6,739 Views 17 Comments

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.

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

Jan 8th 2018, 6:30 AM 28,184 Views 41 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 22nd 2017, 8:45 AM 9,746 Views 23 Comments

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

People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness
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# Under The Weather

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

Dec 21st 2017, 2:52 PM 15,003 Views 46 Comments

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

Warning issued about window blinds to help prevent tragic accidents
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Warning issued about window blinds to help prevent tragic accidents

Dec 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 13,888 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Sep 18th 2017, 12:10 AM 20,777 Views 24 Comments

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.

Emergency department workers pin blame for hospital wildcat strikes on HSE
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Emergency department workers pin blame for hospital wildcat strikes on HSE

Sep 4th 2017, 10:50 PM 28,834 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Aug 10th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,651 Views 23 Comments

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

These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country
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# Record Highs

These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country

May 3rd 2017, 7:00 AM 30,857 Views 45 Comments

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

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

Jan 2nd 2017, 8:19 AM 18,710 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Nov 6th 2016, 10:00 PM 29,566 Views 24 Comments

“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.”

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

Sep 22nd 2016, 2:43 PM 159,951 Views 120 Comments

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

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

Sep 5th 2016, 9:50 AM 6,079 Views 59 Comments

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

Cyclists presenting to Emergency Departments after crashing while taking photos
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Cyclists presenting to Emergency Departments after crashing while taking photos

Jun 19th 2016, 8:30 AM 22,098 Views 51 Comments

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

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

Feb 25th 2016, 7:00 PM 390 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Jan 21st 2016, 6:32 PM 22,239 Views 14 Comments

The HSE said it is looking into the incident.

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

Jan 6th 2016, 6:55 PM 24,973 Views 93 Comments

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

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

Dec 27th 2015, 9:30 PM 60,962 Views 159 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 22nd 2015, 9:49 AM 13,392 Views 47 Comments

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

This is the letter a doctor wrote after a couple in their 90s spent hours on a trolley
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# Tallaght Hospital

This is the letter a doctor wrote after a couple in their 90s spent hours on a trolley

Nov 4th 2015, 11:29 PM 49,215 Views 71 Comments

It has sparked outrage today.

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

Oct 22nd 2015, 8:25 PM 7,954 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Jun 8th 2015, 10:46 PM 14,917 Views 79 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 5th 2015, 2:38 PM 12,557 Views 88 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 26th 2015, 7:30 AM 14,398 Views 52 Comments

TD John Halligan said the delay put lives at risk.

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