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Nurses and doctors should not be on Christmas holidays in the first weeks of January - Taoiseach
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Nurses and doctors should not be on Christmas holidays in the first weeks of January - Taoiseach

Nov 6th 2018, 9:00 PM 62,528 Views 118 Comments

The Taoiseach says hospitals effectively close down over the Christmas period and that needs to end.

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

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

Oct 30th 2018, 7:34 AM 17,795 Views 45 Comments

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

HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns'
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HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns'

Oct 25th 2018, 1:59 PM 9,921 Views 30 Comments

The company was involved in the construction of the extension to Beaumont Hospital.

Almost 10,000 over-75s left lying on trolleys for more than 24 hours in first eight months of year
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# Crisis

Almost 10,000 over-75s left lying on trolleys for more than 24 hours in first eight months of year

Oct 19th 2018, 7:21 AM 6,695 Views 34 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly said the situation is far worse than last year.

HSE spent €600,000 last year on debt collectors to chase patients for unpaid bills
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# Final Notice

HSE spent €600,000 last year on debt collectors to chase patients for unpaid bills

Oct 1st 2018, 6:10 AM 16,118 Views 37 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society recently called for the government to abolish inpatient charges for cancer patients in the forthcoming Budget.

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

Updated Aug 31st 2018, 3:16 PM 13,027 Views 63 Comments

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

Hospitals warned about safety of patient trolleys after reports of some malfunctioning
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Hospitals warned about safety of patient trolleys after reports of some malfunctioning

Aug 29th 2018, 6:34 PM 8,840 Views 10 Comments

The HPRA said that it is aware of complaints made from an Irish hospital regarding the Tautmann UT10 patient trolley.

Injuries or near-injuries of patients at Irish hospitals jumped last year
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Injuries or near-injuries of patients at Irish hospitals jumped last year

Aug 12th 2018, 4:30 PM 10,377 Views 12 Comments

There were an average of 160 patient safety incidents per day last year.

HSE issues warning after two confirmed cases of measles in Dublin
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HSE issues warning after two confirmed cases of measles in Dublin

Jul 20th 2018, 1:25 PM 26,927 Views 40 Comments

Members of the public have been advised that the two infected people attended a number of hospitals where it is possibly they passed on the illness.

Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding
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# Reform Needed

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

Jul 18th 2018, 10:45 PM 16,928 Views 60 Comments

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

Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes
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Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes

Jun 23rd 2018, 7:00 AM 28,442 Views 0 Comments

There was a 10% increase in health expenditure between 2011 and 2016.

A patient's medical chart 'was found on top of a glass cabinet in a hospital'
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# Off The Charts

A patient's medical chart 'was found on top of a glass cabinet in a hospital'

May 21st 2018, 3:22 PM 21,453 Views 30 Comments

The special report on the hospitals sector was carried out in 20 Irish hospitals.

'Somebody needs to shout stop': HSE nursing homes cost a lot more to run than private ones
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# Running Costs

'Somebody needs to shout stop': HSE nursing homes cost a lot more to run than private ones

Mar 6th 2018, 3:58 PM 20,416 Views 35 Comments

New figures show a significant discrepancy in the weekly costs of providing long-term residential care for elderly people.

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

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.

All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled
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All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled

Feb 28th 2018, 5:45 PM 11,532 Views 15 Comments

Three children’s hospitals are also cancelling planned admissions and outpatient appointments.

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

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.

Nearly four cyclists are hospitalised in Ireland every day
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Nearly four cyclists are hospitalised in Ireland every day

Jan 30th 2018, 6:05 AM 16,111 Views 140 Comments

Fifteen cyclists died in road traffic incidents last year.

Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley
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Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley

Jan 10th 2018, 6:26 PM 12,368 Views 106 Comments

The Taoiseach said he was speaking as both a doctor and a grandson whose grandmother is “regularly in and out of hospital”.

'Inconceivable' that health system would be able to deal with mass casualty event
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# Stark Warning

'Inconceivable' that health system would be able to deal with mass casualty event

Jan 8th 2018, 9:55 AM 14,382 Views 69 Comments

A senior doctor has warned that the system cannot deal with the day-to-day workload.

'No effort being spared' says Health Minister after trolley numbers reach record high
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'No effort being spared' says Health Minister after trolley numbers reach record high

Jan 2nd 2018, 7:40 PM 19,987 Views 122 Comments

A record high of 656 people were waiting on trolleys as 2018 began, according to the INMO.

A number of people have died due to flu, as two strains of the virus hit Ireland
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# Postponed Surgeries

A number of people have died due to flu, as two strains of the virus hit Ireland

Jan 2nd 2018, 8:58 AM 38,975 Views 24 Comments

Elective surgeries have been postponed in some hospitals in a bid to prioritise emergencies.

One in five women doctors in Ireland claim to have been sexually harassed
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# Irish Hospitals

One in five women doctors in Ireland claim to have been sexually harassed

Dec 8th 2017, 11:46 AM 10,693 Views 36 Comments

Bully and sexual harassment remain common in Ireland’s medical workplaces, according to the IMO.

'Detrimental and harmful': There were over 80,000 people on hospital trolleys so far this year
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# INMO

'Detrimental and harmful': There were over 80,000 people on hospital trolleys so far this year

Nov 9th 2017, 6:20 AM 5,059 Views 19 Comments

The INMO said the overcrowding situation is having a “serious, detrimental and harmful effect” on patients.

After some confusion, hospitals told to pay doctors and nurses who didn't go to work on Monday
# Storm Ophelia
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# Storm Ophelia

After some confusion, hospitals told to pay doctors and nurses who didn't go to work on Monday

Oct 19th 2017, 5:41 PM 25,381 Views 17 Comments

There was some confusion over what employees should do in the event of national red weather warnings.

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As it happened: The aftermath of Storm Ophelia is being assessed across the country

HSE spent nearly €3 million pursuing unpaid hospital charges using debt collectors
# Not Letting It Go
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# Not Letting It Go

HSE spent nearly €3 million pursuing unpaid hospital charges using debt collectors

Oct 3rd 2017, 7:49 AM 14,791 Views 58 Comments

The health authority spent nearly €3 million on debt recovery during the period 2011 to 2017.

'It's a serial killer': Detection rates on the rise as staff become 'sepsis aware'
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'It's a serial killer': Detection rates on the rise as staff become 'sepsis aware'

Sep 5th 2017, 1:29 PM 13,289 Views 18 Comments

Simon Harris said hospital staff are now trained to be more “sepsis aware”.

HSE spent almost €300k burying people who were homeless or had no known family
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# Next Of Kin

HSE spent almost €300k burying people who were homeless or had no known family

Sep 5th 2017, 6:00 AM 10,767 Views 29 Comments

The money was spent over the last three years.

An indispensable service you may never have heard of just completed its 10,000th delivery
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# Blood Bikes

An indispensable service you may never have heard of just completed its 10,000th delivery

Sep 3rd 2017, 10:30 AM 26,684 Views 28 Comments

Blood Bikes East, a volunteer courier service of elite bikers transporting urgent medical supplies, has operated entirely free of charge since its inception in 2012.

'The last thing a cancer patient needs is to be charged this much for parking'
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# Counting The Cost

'The last thing a cancer patient needs is to be charged this much for parking'

Aug 31st 2017, 6:10 AM 21,113 Views 47 Comments

A petition is being delivered to a group which operates hospitals in Dublin, Cavan and Louth today.

'Scandalous': The number of children waiting over 18 months for appointments rises by 450%
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# Waiting Lists

'Scandalous': The number of children waiting over 18 months for appointments rises by 450%

Aug 13th 2017, 5:10 PM 11,481 Views 55 Comments

A total of 52,257 child patients were waiting at any length of time for their first appointment at the end of July.

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'
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# Common Ground

'Everyone in Ireland deserves to have a good death'

Jul 7th 2017, 6:05 AM 26,112 Views 4 Comments

The Irish Hospice Foundation has said investing in bereavement services and end-of-life care will benefit society as a whole.

There were over 50,000 people on hospital trolleys in the first six months of 2017
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# Record High

There were over 50,000 people on hospital trolleys in the first six months of 2017

Jul 3rd 2017, 8:04 AM 6,651 Views 43 Comments

The INMO said that this was further evidence that our health service “simply cannot cope with the demands”.

'Don't keep it a secret': One in five female doctors has been sexually harassed at work
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# Definitions Of Success

'Don't keep it a secret': One in five female doctors has been sexually harassed at work

Jun 2nd 2017, 6:15 AM 33,462 Views 31 Comments

Nearly half of female doctors delay starting a family for career reasons.

'It makes no sense': The HSE does not record the number of suicides at hospitals
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# Died By Suicide

'It makes no sense': The HSE does not record the number of suicides at hospitals

May 30th 2017, 3:40 PM 14,089 Views 46 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Pat Buckley wants the HSE to keep a record of all those who die by suicide in Irish hospitals.

Concern about doctors without specialist training filling consultant posts
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Concern about doctors without specialist training filling consultant posts

May 15th 2017, 10:37 AM 13,059 Views 44 Comments

Consultants say these doctors do not have the expertise necessary to make the right decisions for patients.

Hospital patient 'no shows' are costing the State nearly €12m
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# RSVP

Hospital patient 'no shows' are costing the State nearly €12m

May 4th 2017, 11:52 AM 10,959 Views 62 Comments

Minister of State Catherine Byrne said the administrative cost associated with non-attendance is approximately €25 per patient visit.

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

These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country

May 3rd 2017, 7:00 AM 30,854 Views 45 Comments

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

Residents' favourite foods withheld: The problems found in Ireland's care services
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Residents' favourite foods withheld: The problems found in Ireland's care services

May 2nd 2017, 11:08 AM 9,853 Views 10 Comments

At one hospital, “patients who were unable to walk did not have access to fresh drinking water”.

Irish hospital car parks charged more than €19.2 million in parking fees in 2016
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# Pricey

Irish hospital car parks charged more than €19.2 million in parking fees in 2016

May 1st 2017, 3:00 PM 16,050 Views 55 Comments

Cork University Hospital generated €3.1 million in 2016, while the car park at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin raised €464,000 in the same year.