Dublin: 18 °C Sunday 4 June, 2023

# Mater

This year
# Emergency Departments
INMO calls for return of mandatory mask-wearing in crowded settings amid record trolley numbers
Over 931 patients are without beds in Irish hospitals today – the highest number since records began in 2006.
Covid-19 and influenza cases continue to increase rapidly, while notifications of RSV are also increasing
A consultant at University Hospital Limerick said "conditions in many instances are inhumane"
Services at several hospitals around the country are under extreme pressure
# Dublin
Mater Hospital 'under extreme pressure', appeals to public to avoid Emergency Dept if possible
A spokesperson said that patients who are presenting at the ED with non-urgent conditions are “experiencing lengthy waiting times”.
Last year
# Overcrowding
INMO warns of 'dangerous overcrowding' at Mater hospital
Nurses say the emergency department at the hospital is no longer safe for patients.
All time
# Influenza
Dublin and Cork hospitals restrict visitors as they deal with high numbers of patients with flu
Children under 12 are not permitted to visit the hospital, it said today.
# emergency transfers
'Lives will be saved': Residents support use of helipad at Mater despite noise levels
Authorities have estimated that the use of the helipad could save up to nine lives per year.
# Waiting Lists
Mater Hospital warns of very long waiting times as 90 patients in emergency department
The hospital is warning people to visit their GP before going to its emergency department.
# keeping ireland alive
'They thought he might not make it': 24 hours in Ireland's hospitals
Didn’t catch RTÉ’s new documentary about the health service? Here’s what you missed.
# Emergency Departments
Study tracking the 20 people who attend the Mater emergency department most finds most are men, all are unemployed
This group of patients often have psychosocial, substance misuse and/or chronic illness issues.
# Dublin
One of Dublin city's main hospitals is telling emergency patients to stay away
The Mater Hospital says it’s experiencing “very high numbers”.
# come home
A Dublin hospital is offering nurses up to €6,000 to come home
The Mater Private says it’s part of an ongoing recruitment drive.
# Not clever
Irish children as young as 12 are using sunbeds
The Irish Cancer Society have described the news as “very worrying”.
# Courts
Care assistant accused of sexually assaulting hospital patient goes on trial
The woman, who cannot be identified, alleges that she was awoken by a rubbing sensation on her breast.
# Health Service
A new specialist centre hopes to pin down tough to diagnose rare diseases
The National Rare Diseases Office was opened today by the Health Minister.
# Tragedy
Teenager Ana Hick who died after night out described as 'beautiful, sweet young woman'
The only child died yesterday evening after being taken to hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning.
# Tragedy
Gardaí have rowed back on their line regarding contaminated drugs in Dublin
18-year-old Ana Hick died after an incident at the Twisted Pepper nightclub in Dublin on Saturday night.
# Mater
Investigation as man falls to death from 5th floor window at Mater Hospital
A Garda spokesperson said the incident was being treated as a personal tragedy.
# Attack
Gardaí investigating after concert-goer is bottled at Luas stop
The man was taken to the Mater Hospital.
# Health
Leo: Some hospitals do a great job with food... some Dublin ones, not so much
The Health Minister plans to meet with Michelin-starred chef Oliver Dunne over the issue.
# Outbreak
Patient being tested for Ebola in Belfast
The person had recently been in an Ebola-affected country.
# junior doctor
Here's what Leo Varadkar thinks has changed in health since he 'wore a white coat'
The Health Minister says the system he is now in charge of is different.
# Roads
87-year-old man dies after being knocked out of his wheelchair in hit and run
The 87-year-old man died three days after being hit by a white truck in Cabra.
# Assault
Two men stabbed in Dublin early this morning
The separate incidents took place in Blanchardstown and Dorset Street within fifteen minutes of each other.
# north strand
45-year-old man dies after being stabbed in Dublin
The incident occurred at around 10.45pm last night.
# Dublin
GSOC investigate fatal road crash after pursuit by gardaí
A woman died and two other passengers were injured in the incident.
# Abortion
Martin still in discussions with Mater's Mercy Sisters over abortion law
The Mater Hospital said last year that it will comply with the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act.
# new digs
Final part of Mater's €284m redevelopment move underway
The hospital will soon be a fully world class experience for patients, the hospital’s CEO has said.
# crc
Concern CRC pension payments creating 'costflow advantage' for Mater
Last week it was suggested the €660,000 paid by the CRC to the hospital for 180 of its staff, was going into a ‘phantom fund’.
# crc
'Absolute madness': CRC pays Mater Hospital €660k to administer 'phantom pension fund'
The revelation was disclosed right at the end of lengthy hearings before the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee this afternoon.
# Dublin
Woman hospitalised after face slashed in O’Connell Street attack
It happened beside Clerys at around 8pm last night.
# Abortion
Priest resigns from Mater Hospital board over decision to comply with abortion law
The hospital’s decision to say it will comply with the abortion act has led to Father Kevin Doran’s resignation.
# Abortion
Doctor's right to object to abortions is "not absolute" - Department of Health
There is no provision for individual hospitals to refuse to carry out abortions, the Department says.
# Discovery
Old bones found at site of Mater redevelopment
The bones were discovered by construction workers earlier today.
# phibsboro
Man stabbed at Dublin shopping centre
The victim is being treated in hospital after the incident at Phibsboro Shopping Centre.
# new clinic
Nobel laureate opens Mater Hospital’s new state-of-the-art clinic
The new clinic offers more space and will be able to treat patients with cutting edge therapies.
# Roads
Elderly pedestrian seriously injured in Dublin crash
The 72-year-old man was struck by a car on the Clontarf Road at around 8 o’clock this morning. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.
# Mater
Final vigil outside Mater Hospital as Emergency Department opens
The new emergency department at the hospital will open tomorrow.
# On the Move
Mater A&E to close for 32 hours as it moves to new building
One of the busiest Emergency Departments in the country will close as it is moved to a new nearby location.
# Roads
Man killed in Dublin city centre crash
The pedestrian was struck by two cars on Parnell Square West during the night and died in the Mater Hospital.
# No scrubs
Concerns over infection risk as Mater tells staff: 'Wash your own scrubs'
Staff at the emergency department in the Mater Hospital have been told to buy and wash their own uniforms – a system which could pose risks of cross-contamination.