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Want to give feedback on your hospital treatment? From today, you can
# Landmark Survey
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# Landmark Survey

Want to give feedback on your hospital treatment? From today, you can

May 1st 2017, 9:50 AM 12,051 Views 23 Comments

Patients discharged between now and the end of May will be able to complete the National Patient Experience Survey.

Two dead, two children critical following elementary school shooting in southern California
# San Bernardino
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# San Bernardino

Two dead, two children critical following elementary school shooting in southern California

Apr 10th 2017, 9:00 PM 29,648 Views 76 Comments

The shooting has reportedly resulted from a ‘domestic incident’. The remaining students at the school have been evacuated to another nearby school.

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions
# Medicine
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# Medicine

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions

Mar 22nd 2017, 6:05 AM 12,131 Views 6 Comments

People over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of medicine.

Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Should the State take over hospitals owned by the Catholic Church?

Mar 13th 2017, 8:37 AM 25,485 Views 230 Comments

There have been calls for the hospitals to be handed over, amid criticism in relation to compensation owed to abuse victims.

Trainee doctors in the US can work 24-hour shifts under new rules
# Freedom To Work
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# Freedom To Work

Trainee doctors in the US can work 24-hour shifts under new rules

Mar 12th 2017, 7:10 AM 12,140 Views 17 Comments

Groups representing medical students, interns and residents oppose the loosening of work-shift caps.

Simon Harris defends use of prefabs on hospital sites
# Building Blocks
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# Building Blocks

Simon Harris defends use of prefabs on hospital sites

Feb 25th 2017, 7:59 PM 14,128 Views 87 Comments

It is planned that prefabs would be used in order to deal with overcrowding.

An 'appalling' 2,876 surgeries were cancelled last month
# Patient Cancellations
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# Patient Cancellations

An 'appalling' 2,876 surgeries were cancelled last month

Feb 3rd 2017, 6:01 AM 8,527 Views 15 Comments

In January, 467 surgeries were cancelled at Galway University Hospital alone – most were cancelled by patients.

'Groundhog Day' as month begins with 600 people on hospital trolleys
# Trolleywatch
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# Trolleywatch

'Groundhog Day' as month begins with 600 people on hospital trolleys

Feb 2nd 2017, 7:29 AM 7,771 Views 29 Comments

The figure of 601 is just short of the high of 612 patients on trolleys at the beginning of January.

Ireland has one of the worst hospital waiting times in Europe
# Reality Check
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# Reality Check

Ireland has one of the worst hospital waiting times in Europe

Jan 30th 2017, 8:15 AM 15,340 Views 45 Comments

We also ranked the fifth worst for getting value out of the money we put into our healthcare system.

'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'
# Hospital Overcrowding
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# Hospital Overcrowding

'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'

Jan 21st 2017, 7:25 AM 17,536 Views 32 Comments

What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.

The flu has caused 29 deaths and 835 hospitalisations this winter and will remain for up to four weeks
# Fatal
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# Fatal

The flu has caused 29 deaths and 835 hospitalisations this winter and will remain for up to four weeks

Jan 19th 2017, 1:24 PM 10,802 Views 20 Comments

“There is still a significant amount of flu in our community … this is higher than it has been in a number of years.”

HSE halves long-term waiting lists, but 1,700 people still waiting 18 months for treatment
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# Hospitals

HSE halves long-term waiting lists, but 1,700 people still waiting 18 months for treatment

Jan 9th 2017, 8:25 PM 8,256 Views 37 Comments

Simon Harris welcomed the news, but said more needs to be done.

Alan Kelly says his prediction of 'hell in our hospitals' has come true
# Overcrowding
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# Overcrowding

Alan Kelly says his prediction of 'hell in our hospitals' has come true

Jan 4th 2017, 8:00 PM 21,984 Views 91 Comments

He wants private hospital facilities to be used to help ease the pressure on emergency departments in public hospitals.

Paramedics 'disturbed' over delays bringing patients to Emergency Departments
# Perfect Storm
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# Perfect Storm

Paramedics 'disturbed' over delays bringing patients to Emergency Departments

Jan 4th 2017, 6:45 PM 23,694 Views 99 Comments

Siptu members said today that delays of between one and three hours have been observed across the country.

Patients describe nurses 'red in the face' from work and guilt of seeing elderly on trolleys
# Inside Irish Hospitals
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# Inside Irish Hospitals

Patients describe nurses 'red in the face' from work and guilt of seeing elderly on trolleys

Jan 4th 2017, 3:08 PM 17,139 Views 42 Comments

Over 600 people are still on trolleys in Ireland’s hospitals today, the second highest figure ever recorded.

There are currently 612 people waiting for beds in Irish hospitals
# Health
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# Health

There are currently 612 people waiting for beds in Irish hospitals

Jan 3rd 2017, 12:37 PM 11,589 Views 71 Comments

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) says it sets a new record.

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

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.

Harris wants to woo Irish nurses home, but only 36 turned up on first day of recruitment drive
# Homeward Bound
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# Homeward Bound

Harris wants to woo Irish nurses home, but only 36 turned up on first day of recruitment drive

Dec 29th 2016, 6:29 PM 20,886 Views 58 Comments

The HSE is hosting three open recruitment days for nurses and midwives in Dublin over the Christmas period.

There has actually been a slight drop in people on hospital trolleys this year
# Trolley Watch
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# Trolley Watch

There has actually been a slight drop in people on hospital trolleys this year

Dec 2nd 2016, 9:05 AM 7,043 Views 35 Comments

While the numbers on trolleys is down 1% this year, figures for November were described as “particularly alarming”.

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

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.”

Alan Kelly wants state access to private hospitals to avoid 'hell in our emergency departments'
# Flu Epidemic
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# Flu Epidemic

Alan Kelly wants state access to private hospitals to avoid 'hell in our emergency departments'

Oct 19th 2016, 7:53 AM 15,604 Views 67 Comments

Simon Harris is considering the move, but said it wouldn’t be straightforward.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service says it is running low on blood
# AB Positive
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# AB Positive

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service says it is running low on blood

Oct 18th 2016, 9:01 AM 12,813 Views 39 Comments

Blood donations in Ireland have fallen 21% in five years, and the IBTS is down to three days’ supply.

Here's a look at the world's 5 big health findings - and how Ireland compares
# New Global Study
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# New Global Study

Here's a look at the world's 5 big health findings - and how Ireland compares

Oct 7th 2016, 6:03 AM 15,581 Views 20 Comments

The most up-to-date analysis on the state of the world’s health has been published which will help identify national health challenges and priorities for intervention.

Aleppo has eight hospitals - four have been bombed in the last five days
# Besieged
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# Besieged

Aleppo has eight hospitals - four have been bombed in the last five days

Oct 5th 2016, 10:40 AM 8,748 Views 146 Comments

One of them twice.

'They spend their childhoods on waiting lists': The painful reality for children with scoliosis
# The Long Wait
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# The Long Wait

'They spend their childhoods on waiting lists': The painful reality for children with scoliosis

Sep 17th 2016, 7:30 AM 12,058 Views 30 Comments

Two mothers talk to us about their fight to get treatment for their sons.

The hospital trolley problem is getting better, slowly
# Slow Recovery
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# Slow Recovery

The hospital trolley problem is getting better, slowly

Sep 6th 2016, 9:40 AM 8,502 Views 36 Comments

There’s a marked difference between Dublin and the rest of the country.

'Amazing', 'tasty', 'best I've ever had' - Patients at three Irish hospitals rave about meals
# Hospital Food
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# Hospital Food

'Amazing', 'tasty', 'best I've ever had' - Patients at three Irish hospitals rave about meals

Sep 3rd 2016, 2:08 PM 39,653 Views 76 Comments

Hiqa began a monitoring programme last year to look at nutrition and hydration care of patients in Irish hospitals.

The doctor behind Hello My Name Is has died
# Kate Granger
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# Kate Granger

The doctor behind Hello My Name Is has died

Jul 24th 2016, 3:49 PM 33,998 Views 18 Comments

Dr Kate Granger had been battling cancer since 2011.

FactCheck: How much worse are hospital waiting lists getting?
# Factcheck
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# Factcheck

FactCheck: How much worse are hospital waiting lists getting?

Jul 7th 2016, 9:34 PM 19,889 Views 41 Comments

There are more and more people on waiting lists – but are things as bad as Fianna Fáil claim?

‘Chicken’ or ‘fish’? Irish patients need more details about their hospital food
# On The Menu
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# On The Menu

‘Chicken’ or ‘fish’? Irish patients need more details about their hospital food

May 27th 2016, 11:25 AM 16,582 Views 43 Comments

A Hiqa study has found some deficiencies in patient choices.

12 days in hospital: 'Then the Coppers crowds came. The wailing made my head swim'
# Column
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# Column

12 days in hospital: 'Then the Coppers crowds came. The wailing made my head swim'

Apr 26th 2016, 8:00 AM 159 Views 71 Comments

Emer McGinnity writes about a recent stay in hospital, and the people she met there.

Blood supply for hospitals dangerously low ahead of St Patrick's Day
# Drop In Donations
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# Drop In Donations

Blood supply for hospitals dangerously low ahead of St Patrick's Day

Mar 15th 2016, 6:00 AM 14,036 Views 49 Comments

Additional clinics have been set up to receive donations.

Party drug ketamine could be used for difficult-to-sedate patients
# Aggressive Patients
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# Aggressive Patients

Party drug ketamine could be used for difficult-to-sedate patients

Feb 27th 2016, 10:03 PM 14,603 Views 20 Comments

The recommendation was made only for extreme cases.

"Win-win for everyone" - Irish nurses set to take key tasks out of doctors' hands
# Roles And Responsibilities
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# Roles And Responsibilities

"Win-win for everyone" - Irish nurses set to take key tasks out of doctors' hands

Feb 10th 2016, 8:55 PM 30,355 Views 87 Comments

Four key tasks are to be carried out in future by nurses rather than junior doctors.

Varadkar defends comments about extra resources making hospitals slow down
# Overcrowding
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# Overcrowding

Varadkar defends comments about extra resources making hospitals slow down

Feb 8th 2016, 9:35 AM 12,434 Views 76 Comments

The minister said he accepted that overcrowding can also delay patient treatment.

Cork house party shows the 'don't take drugs' message just won't cut it
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Cork house party shows the 'don't take drugs' message just won't cut it

Jan 22nd 2016, 1:45 PM 505 Views 44 Comments

Six young people were hospitalised after a house party in the south of Cork. The issue can no longer be ignored, writes Graham de Barra.

One of Dublin city's main hospitals is telling emergency patients to stay away
# Mater
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# Mater

One of Dublin city's main hospitals is telling emergency patients to stay away

Jan 20th 2016, 1:13 PM 18,115 Views 28 Comments

The Mater Hospital says it’s experiencing “very high numbers”.

Beaumont Hospital is asking people to stay away from its emergency department tonight
# No Go
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# No Go

Beaumont Hospital is asking people to stay away from its emergency department tonight

Jan 5th 2016, 5:30 PM 20,748 Views 43 Comments

Unless they’re really sick, that is.

WATCH: Santa visits the children of Dublin in 1948
# Christmas Past
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# Christmas Past

WATCH: Santa visits the children of Dublin in 1948

Dec 24th 2015, 11:00 AM 7,590 Views 6 Comments

Best day ever.

Leo: If there was an overnight fix for the health service I would've implemented it
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Leo: If there was an overnight fix for the health service I would've implemented it

Nov 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 99 Views 112 Comments

I’ve been in this job for 18 months and I can say with absolute certainty that if there was an overnight fix, I would have implemented it on day one, Leo Varadkar writes.