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Hospitals treating over 700 coronavirus cases, with 320 patients awaiting results
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Hospitals treating over 700 coronavirus cases, with 320 patients awaiting results

Apr 22nd 2020, 10:18 AM 20,820 Views 27 Comments

The report issued last night shows there are 320 suspected cases in hospitals that are awaiting test results.

Holohan urges people to seek help if they need it after seeing empty waiting rooms during his hospital admission
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Holohan urges people to seek help if they need it after seeing empty waiting rooms during his hospital admission

Apr 2nd 2020, 6:29 PM 74,707 Views 74 Comments

He said hospitals are not just for Covid-19 patients.

First patients arrive at Citywest self-isolation centre as Harris warns of 'very significant pressure' on hospitals
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First patients arrive at Citywest self-isolation centre as Harris warns of 'very significant pressure' on hospitals

Apr 1st 2020, 5:16 PM 67,241 Views 52 Comments

Similar centres will be set up around the country.

'My flatmates moved out': Young nurses describe stresses at home over fears about Covid-19
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'My flatmates moved out': Young nurses describe stresses at home over fears about Covid-19

Mar 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 55,196 Views 85 Comments

For some nurses, it can be hard to escape talk of the coronavirus – even at home.

Private hospitals will be made public for duration of coronavirus pandemic
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Private hospitals will be made public for duration of coronavirus pandemic

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 5:05 PM 93,670 Views 82 Comments

The State will take control of all private hospital facilities.

Council to implement identification system for healthcare worker vehicles to prevent clamping
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Council to implement identification system for healthcare worker vehicles to prevent clamping

Updated Mar 18th 2020, 5:39 PM 35,357 Views 49 Comments

There have been a number of reports in recent days of healthcare workers at hospitals having their cars clamped while they were working overtime.

Pressure on staff and infrastructure in maternity services at Irish hospitals, according to HIQA reports
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Pressure on staff and infrastructure in maternity services at Irish hospitals, according to HIQA reports

Feb 12th 2020, 10:31 AM 8,743 Views 1 Comment

The Health Information and Quality Authority identified a number of areas for improvement to ensure that maternity services remain safe.

Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates
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Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates

Jan 8th 2020, 4:55 PM 17,926 Views 32 Comments

Why are we fighting the battles of the past rather than honouring the ideals of the Republic?

760 people on hospital trolleys for second day in a row as overcrowding continues
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760 people on hospital trolleys for second day in a row as overcrowding continues

Jan 7th 2020, 12:48 PM 6,813 Views 36 Comments

University Hospital Limerick is worst affected with 75 people on trolleys.

'The system remains under pressure': HSE continues to advise staying away from hospitals with flu symptoms
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'The system remains under pressure': HSE continues to advise staying away from hospitals with flu symptoms

Updated Jan 7th 2020, 11:10 AM 8,588 Views 50 Comments

University Hospital Kerry will be cancelling all elective surgery for this week due to high patient numbers.

It's the worst ever day for trolley overcrowding in Irish hospitals since records began, INMO says
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It's the worst ever day for trolley overcrowding in Irish hospitals since records began, INMO says

Jan 6th 2020, 10:37 AM 13,016 Views 55 Comments

There were 92 patients waiting for a bed at University Hospital Limerick, alone.

'A national scandal': 2019 was the worst year on record for hospital overcrowding as 118,000 went without a bed
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'A national scandal': 2019 was the worst year on record for hospital overcrowding as 118,000 went without a bed

Jan 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 10,917 Views 33 Comments

Over 1,300 of the patients were children younger than 16.

There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter
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There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter

Dec 27th 2019, 3:59 PM 9,075 Views 19 Comments

“200 more people a day tend an Emergency Department now than when I became Minister for Health,” Harris claimed today.

Trolley numbers for this year are the highest since records began, INMO says
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Trolley numbers for this year are the highest since records began, INMO says

Nov 29th 2019, 1:12 PM 8,235 Views 36 Comments

The INMO said today that over 108,300 people have gone without beds so far this year.

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.

'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks
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'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks

Nov 26th 2019, 3:34 PM 8,892 Views 12 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin hit out against the Taoiseach today stating that waiting lists for children are “quite shocking”.

Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors
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Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors

Oct 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 35,573 Views 62 Comments

In 2013, the Coombe, the Rotunda and the National Maternity Hospital became tobacco-free campuses.

Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals'
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Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals'

Oct 17th 2019, 10:07 PM 8,687 Views 7 Comments

The IMO said it is setting a 21-day deadline for the receipt of serious proposals.

Over 1,300 nursing and midwifery posts in Irish hospitals are being left vacant
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Over 1,300 nursing and midwifery posts in Irish hospitals are being left vacant

Aug 26th 2019, 8:07 AM 17,506 Views 31 Comments

One in six midwifery posts are being left vacant.

Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015
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Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015

Aug 25th 2019, 10:00 PM 12,298 Views 21 Comments

These figures were released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

Record high number of patients waiting for hospital appointments in Ireland
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Record high number of patients waiting for hospital appointments in Ireland

Aug 9th 2019, 6:14 PM 9,717 Views 53 Comments

The number of patients waiting for a hospital appointment has jumped by more than 40,000 people in 2019.

Three-day strike by hospital support staff deferred after intervention of Labour Court
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Three-day strike by hospital support staff deferred after intervention of Labour Court

Updated Jun 28th 2019, 1:20 PM 19,821 Views 30 Comments

The issue centres on a dispute between the workers and the HSE over pay rises.

'Disgrace': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments
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'Disgrace': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments

Jun 14th 2019, 5:50 PM 10,722 Views 41 Comments

556,411 patients were waiting for their first outpatient consultation at the end of May.

Worst April on record as 10,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month
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Worst April on record as 10,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month

May 1st 2019, 6:20 AM 6,654 Views 30 Comments

Some 106 children were among those waiting without a bed.

'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals
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'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals

Mar 9th 2019, 11:00 AM 10,286 Views 5 Comments

It comes as new stats show over 2,000 cases where a homeless person has been discharged from hospital in the past seven years.

Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines?
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Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines?

Mar 7th 2019, 8:10 AM 29,136 Views 113 Comments

New proposals would see such products removed from hospital vending machines.

Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals?
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Poll: How do you feel about religious symbols in hospitals?

Feb 28th 2019, 9:29 PM 51,836 Views 173 Comments

A new report has suggested that they be removed if a patient requests it.

'Simply appalling': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments
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'Simply appalling': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments

Feb 15th 2019, 6:28 PM 10,559 Views 52 Comments

Figures could rise again next month, due to the fallout from the nurses’ strike.

Talks over nurses' strike end at Labour Court
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Talks over nurses' strike end at Labour Court

Feb 8th 2019, 10:16 PM 20,844 Views 48 Comments

Talks broke up this evening with no commitments for the nurses to call off the action.

Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'
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Day three of nurses' strike: INMO denies that pay increases would lead to public sector 'free-for-all'

Feb 7th 2019, 10:23 AM 15,387 Views 77 Comments

Three more strikes are due to take place next Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.

Nurses to meet tomorrow to discuss adding further strike dates
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Nurses to meet tomorrow to discuss adding further strike dates

Feb 1st 2019, 12:10 PM 10,792 Views 39 Comments

Nurses and midwives held their first 24 hours of a full strike on Wednesday this week.

'The relationship between nurses and the HSE is like a bad marriage': Nurses on strike all over country
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'The relationship between nurses and the HSE is like a bad marriage': Nurses on strike all over country

Updated Jan 30th 2019, 2:00 PM 30,869 Views 160 Comments

The dispute centres on pay, conditions and staffing levels.

Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references
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Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references

Jan 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 23,606 Views 120 Comments

Locals recently protested the proposed name change of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

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

Jan 10th 2019, 4:45 PM 10,168 Views 45 Comments

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

'Indiscriminate and widespread destruction': Ambulances repeatedly targeted in Syria
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'Indiscriminate and widespread destruction': Ambulances repeatedly targeted in Syria

Jan 2nd 2019, 10:00 PM 9,133 Views 55 Comments

How the ‘weaponisation of healthcare’ is being used as a war tactic.

#WeAreWorking: Doctors and nurses remind Leo of their sacrifices over the Christmas period
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#WeAreWorking: Doctors and nurses remind Leo of their sacrifices over the Christmas period

Dec 24th 2018, 5:43 PM 44,480 Views 68 Comments

Varadkar felt the ire of frontline staff in November this month when he suggested that consultants should not take holidays in the first week of the year.

Nurses are the victims in 70% of assaults in Irish hospitals
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Nurses are the victims in 70% of assaults in Irish hospitals

Dec 15th 2018, 7:13 PM 10,065 Views 30 Comments

Figures from the HSE show how frequently nursing staff are assaulted.

'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals
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'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals

Nov 26th 2018, 12:21 PM 25,309 Views 72 Comments

Patients have highlighted issues with communication from their doctors and the discharge process.

Simon Harris acknowledges there is 'more work to be done' as inpatient waiting lists fall across Ireland
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Simon Harris acknowledges there is 'more work to be done' as inpatient waiting lists fall across Ireland

Nov 16th 2018, 6:14 PM 9,569 Views 39 Comments

The number of patients waiting more than 9 months for treatment has reduced by 38%.

Opinion: 'An enormous burden falls on the shoulders of our nurses in Ireland'
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Opinion: 'An enormous burden falls on the shoulders of our nurses in Ireland'

Nov 16th 2018, 7:00 AM 18,027 Views 26 Comments

Our healthcare system in Ireland needs our nurses more than ever but measuring their performance has not been a priority, says former INMO General Secretary Liam Doran.