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Doctors say criminal sanctions in new open disclosure law will 'generate fear'
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Doctors say criminal sanctions in new open disclosure law will 'generate fear'

Nov 23rd 2019, 7:00 AM 21,114 Views 23 Comments

Healthcare providers will have a duty to disclose serious patient safety incidents and failure to comply could result in a fine or imprisonment.

Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients
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Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients

Nov 10th 2019, 9:52 AM 14,110 Views 5 Comments

Dr Rhona Mahony, former master of the National Maternity Hospital said the system pits doctors against patients.

'Patients at risk': Nurses ask health committee to investigate overcrowding at Limerick hospital
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'Patients at risk': Nurses ask health committee to investigate overcrowding at Limerick hospital

Apr 4th 2019, 12:48 PM 7,709 Views 12 Comments

The letter states the hospital is in a ‘constant state of overcrowding’.

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.

Majority of patients wait longer than six hours in an emergency department to be seen by a doctor
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Majority of patients wait longer than six hours in an emergency department to be seen by a doctor

Dec 11th 2017, 2:37 PM 12,452 Views 56 Comments

The results of the first ever National Patient Experience Survey show that long waiting times continue to be a problem in Irish hospitals.

Leo wants to make it easier for patients to complain
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Leo wants to make it easier for patients to complain

Nov 12th 2015, 10:16 AM 6,861 Views 70 Comments

“The director of patient safety is somebody I want to run into in the lift every other day, it’s not somebody I want to meet in a formal meeting once every two months or six months.”

Bereaved parents: 'It needs to stop now, enough pain and enough hurt has been caused'
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Bereaved parents: 'It needs to stop now, enough pain and enough hurt has been caused'

May 19th 2015, 5:50 PM 17,909 Views 25 Comments

Calls have been made for HSE Chief Tony O’Brien to resign.

'He asked a nurse to be washed but there were 10 people in front of him'
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'He asked a nurse to be washed but there were 10 people in front of him'

Feb 25th 2015, 6:45 AM 18,836 Views 42 Comments

It was told “from a quality and safety perspective this situation is unacceptable.”.

'Tragic cases like Savita Halappanavar make us strive to ensure our health service is safe'
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'Tragic cases like Savita Halappanavar make us strive to ensure our health service is safe'

Nov 7th 2014, 7:30 PM 5,566 Views 24 Comments

Leo Varadkar said progress is being made on implementing the recommendations from the Portlaoise report.

Patients more likely to die when cared for by nurses with heavy workloads
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Patients more likely to die when cared for by nurses with heavy workloads

Feb 26th 2014, 6:45 AM 7,255 Views 21 Comments

In Ireland, the average patient-to-nurse ratio is 6·9, which is mid-range in comparison to other European countries.

'HSE says hospital overcrowding is improving, that's not what we're hearing'
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'HSE says hospital overcrowding is improving, that's not what we're hearing'

Jan 24th 2014, 11:22 AM 5,125 Views 15 Comments

The IAEM says the number of trolley inpatients in wards has increased since last year, not decreased.

HSE paid out over €255m on legal fees since 2005
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HSE paid out over €255m on legal fees since 2005

Dec 16th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,227 Views 14 Comments

The legal fees bill reached over €46.5m in 2012, an increase of more than €10 million on 2011.

Transparency in medical negligence cases could save the health system millions
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Transparency in medical negligence cases could save the health system millions

Nov 5th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,841 Views 3 Comments

Yesterday’s conference on medical negligence was told the health service could save millions if the traditional deny and defend policy was replaced.

Damning Savita report details litany of hospital care failures
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Damning Savita report details litany of hospital care failures

Oct 9th 2013, 10:58 PM 11,662 Views 97 Comments

A report from HIQA details the care received by Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway in October 2012.

Kelleher: Leaked HSE patient safety risk report ‘frightening but not surprising’
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Kelleher: Leaked HSE patient safety risk report ‘frightening but not surprising’

Aug 10th 2013, 4:42 PM 5,981 Views 54 Comments

The details of the leaked report reveal fears about risks to patient safety caused by understaffing and spending cuts.

€1.5 million research investment into healthcare quality and patient safety
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€1.5 million research investment into healthcare quality and patient safety

May 24th 2013, 9:10 AM 3,528 Views 13 Comments

The research project aims to identify the most immediate and important safety and quality issues in the health service and improve care by developing changes in policy and practice.

Reilly launches first ‘Early Warning Score’ for patient safety
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Reilly launches first ‘Early Warning Score’ for patient safety

Feb 18th 2013, 3:00 PM 10,290 Views 17 Comments

The score is the first of the National Clinical Guidelines, and sets out how to recognise and respond to patients whose condition is deteriorating.