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From TheJournal.ie Psychiatric nurses to strike in February over 'recruitment and retention crisis' Industrial Action

Psychiatric nurses to strike in February over 'recruitment and retention crisis'

They join members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation who are also due to go on strike.

From TheJournal.ie 'Not too late to get vaccinated': Swine flu can be 'very dangerous', warns minister On The Rise

'Not too late to get vaccinated': Swine flu can be 'very dangerous', warns minister

A significant increase in cases of the H1N1 strain has been reported.

From TheJournal.ie Three patients taken to hospital after fire on a ward at St Luke's Hospital in Dublin Investigation

Three patients taken to hospital after fire on a ward at St Luke's Hospital in Dublin

One patient is being treated for burn injuries and two with smoke inhalation.

From TheJournal.ie Man seriously injured after being hit by van in Limerick Hospital

Man seriously injured after being hit by van in Limerick

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Were Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'? Pet Names

FactCheck: Were Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'?

Yesterday it was described as political correctness “gone mad”, but did the HSE even say it?

From The42 Kick-off between Burnley and Newcastle delayed as referee's assessor collapses in tunnel Hospital

Kick-off between Burnley and Newcastle delayed as referee's assessor collapses in tunnel

The game will now kick-off at 8.30pm after a person was taken to hospital on Monday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Delayed discharges are leading to infections, falls and overcrowding Bed Blockers

Delayed discharges are leading to infections, falls and overcrowding

Families failing to engage with the Fair Deal Scheme is one of the reasons behind so-called ‘bed blockers’.

From TheJournal.ie UK healthcare professional arrested on suspicion of poisoning patients Blackpool

UK healthcare professional arrested on suspicion of poisoning patients

The allegations related to the alleged mistreatment and neglect on the stroke unit in November 2018.

From TheJournal.ie 'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter Warning

'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter

The IMO has said the situation won’t be due to a “flu crisis”, rather a “failure of policy”.

From TheJournal.ie Anorexia patients hide batteries in sanitary pads to appear heavier while being treated in hospital Sligo

Anorexia patients hide batteries in sanitary pads to appear heavier while being treated in hospital

Some also engage in “animated conversation” in an effort to burn calories.

From TheJournal.ie Baby girl dies after incident involving cord of window blind Cork

Baby girl dies after incident involving cord of window blind

A child has died after an incident involving a window blind cord in Cork city.

From TheJournal.ie 84 dead following vicious fighting in Yemen after peace talks fail Hodeida

84 dead following vicious fighting in Yemen after peace talks fail

11 coalition soldiers and at least 73 Huthi rebels have died.

From TheJournal.ie 'Worst August on record' for hospital overcrowding with almost 8,000 on trolleys Nursing Vacancies

'Worst August on record' for hospital overcrowding with almost 8,000 on trolleys

The HSE has said it regrets any delays experienced by patients.

From TheJournal.ie 'I will hold the HSE responsible if no ambulance is available for my sick partner' Ambulance Delays

'I will hold the HSE responsible if no ambulance is available for my sick partner'

A review found that additional staff are needed in order for the NAS to meet response time targets.

From TheJournal.ie Parents of toddler who was unresponsive for an hour given 'mixed messages' about ambulance location Cavan

Parents of toddler who was unresponsive for an hour given 'mixed messages' about ambulance location

“Another 2 minutes and we would have been dealing with a very different outcome,” the parents were told at the Cavan hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Worker who 'feared for her life' with psychiatric patient awarded €2.5k over delay in handling complaint Dispute

Worker who 'feared for her life' with psychiatric patient awarded €2.5k over delay in handling complaint

The general operative felt that her grievances weren’t listened to by management.

From TheJournal.ie Warning issued after five more people contract measles in Dublin Temple Street

Warning issued after five more people contract measles in Dublin

The HSE is “particularly concerned” about the risk of measles in children who recently attended Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital secures court orders to stop two patients with dementia from leaving Serious Concerns

Hospital secures court orders to stop two patients with dementia from leaving

One of the patients set off a fire alarm and has severe paranoia.

From TheJournal.ie Demi Lovato rushed to hospital following suspected heroin overdose Los Angeles

Demi Lovato rushed to hospital following suspected heroin overdose

The 25-year-old singer has struggled with addiction problems in the past.

From TheJournal.ie Oberstown teenager who went on rampage through Beaumont Hospital was 'high on hypnotic drugs' Oberstown
From TheJournal.ie HSE spends nearly €1m a day paying agency nurses and doctors Hospital Staff

HSE spends nearly €1m a day paying agency nurses and doctors

Every day, the HSE spends over €800,000 on agency staff.

From TheJournal.ie Chef Myrtle Allen of Ballymaloe House has died aged 94 RIP

Chef Myrtle Allen of Ballymaloe House has died aged 94

The mother-in-law of Darina Allen died surrounded by her family at hospital.

From TheJournal.ie State settles case with Drogheda family over death of eight-day-old baby Baby Thomas

State settles case with Drogheda family over death of eight-day-old baby

In July 2014, baby Thomas died after a feeding tube was inserted into a chamber of his heart.

From TheJournal.ie Man who was discovered with serious head injuries in Bray dies Bray

Man who was discovered with serious head injuries in Bray dies

Gardaí and emergency services were called to a scene outside a hotel on Bray’s Main St at 2am yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital staff member sacked for accessing Ed Sheeran data Ipswich

Hospital staff member sacked for accessing Ed Sheeran data

The BBC reports that two staff members were disciplined on the same date Sheeran was admitted.

From TheJournal.ie Homophobic motive suspected after teenager allegedly inflicts serious head injury on woman with cordless drill Tyrone

Homophobic motive suspected after teenager allegedly inflicts serious head injury on woman with cordless drill

The alleged assault happened in Strabane, Co Tyrone, at about 2am this morning.

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 Homeless man found dead in chair in waiting area of Tallaght Hospital Emergency Dept

Homeless man found dead in chair in waiting area of Tallaght Hospital

The hospital says the man had been sheltering in the hospital and had not sought treatment.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women Intervention

Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women

The aim of the tests would be to reduce instances of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Patients at A&E should be either admitted or discharged within six hours, not 14 - IMO chief Waiting Times

Patients at A&E should be either admitted or discharged within six hours, not 14 - IMO chief

Peadar Gilligan made his inaugural address as president of the Irish Medical Organisation at the group’s AGM in Killarney this evening.

From TheJournal.ie The department of play: How Irish hospitals help children feel calm and safe during their stays Less Stress

The department of play: How Irish hospitals help children feel calm and safe during their stays

Temple Street and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin both have designated play specialists to care for the children.

From The42 Former England captain Ray Wilkins critically ill in hospital after suffering heart attack Hospital

Former England captain Ray Wilkins critically ill in hospital after suffering heart attack

The former Chelsea and England midfielder suffered a heart attack and fall at home, leading to him being placed into a coma

From TheJournal.ie HSE ordered to carry out review of car parking charges at hospitals Fees

HSE ordered to carry out review of car parking charges at hospitals

The Irish Cancer Society had been calling on hospitals to waive fees for people undergoing long term treatment.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've never seen anything this extreme': 34-year-old man died due to 'torrential' nosebleed Connolly Hospital

'I've never seen anything this extreme': 34-year-old man died due to 'torrential' nosebleed

Joao Carlos Araujo died in Connolly Memorial Hospital in Dublin in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Doctor says 'paralytically, unconsciously drunk' teens at West Cork disco could have died Bandon

Doctor says 'paralytically, unconsciously drunk' teens at West Cork disco could have died

Medical professionals who treated the teenagers said parents need to take more responsibility for their children’s behaviour.

From TheJournal.ie Woman had to have aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatment after cancer misdiagnosis St James's Hospital

Woman had to have aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatment after cancer misdiagnosis

RTÉ Investigates has confirmed that two patients had their cancer misdiagnosed at the hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Three-year-old girl rushed to hospital and woman arrested after incident in Dublin Shankill

Three-year-old girl rushed to hospital and woman arrested after incident in Dublin

A woman in her 40s has been arrested.

From TheJournal.ie 'Have some morals': Father makes appeal to driver after teenager seriously injured in hit-and-run Tallaght

'Have some morals': Father makes appeal to driver after teenager seriously injured in hit-and-run

John O’Reilly appealed for those responsible for his son’s “horrific” injuries to come forward.

From TheJournal.ie Witnesses describe mass panic as dozens killed in huge hospital blaze in South Korea Miryang

Witnesses describe mass panic as dozens killed in huge hospital blaze in South Korea

More than 130 were hurt in the fire, the country’s worst for 15 years.

From TheJournal.ie 34 people have died so far from the flu this season Flu Season

34 people have died so far from the flu this season

The number of cases of flu continued to rise over the past week.