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From TheJournal.ie 'Patients at risk': Nurses ask health committee to investigate overcrowding at Limerick hospital Uhl

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Injuries or near-injuries of patients at Irish hospitals jumped last year Patient Safety

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Majority of patients wait longer than six hours in an emergency department to be seen by a doctor Patient Safety

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Leo wants to make it easier for patients to complain Open Disclosure

Leo wants to make it easier for patients to complain

“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.”

From TheJournal.ie Bereaved parents: 'It needs to stop now, enough pain and enough hurt has been caused' Portlaoise

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'He asked a nurse to be washed but there were 10 people in front of him' Unacceptable

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Tragic cases like Savita Halappanavar make us strive to ensure our health service is safe' Patient Safety

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday The 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Hello. Here are the nine stories to know on this midweek morning.

From TheJournal.ie Patients more likely to die when cared for by nurses with heavy workloads Patient Safety

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'HSE says hospital overcrowding is improving, that's not what we're hearing' RISKY BUSINESS

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

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

From TheJournal.ie HSE paid out over €255m on legal fees since 2005 Legal Battle

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Transparency in medical negligence cases could save the health system millions Patient Safety

Transparency in medical negligence cases could save the health system millions

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

From TheJournal.ie Damning Savita report details litany of hospital care failures Savita

Damning Savita report details litany of hospital care failures

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

From TheJournal.ie Kelleher: Leaked HSE patient safety risk report ‘frightening but not surprising’ Healthcare

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

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

From TheJournal.ie €1.5 million research investment into healthcare quality and patient safety Healthcare

€1.5 million research investment into healthcare quality and patient safety

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.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly launches first ‘Early Warning Score’ for patient safety Health

Reilly launches first ‘Early Warning Score’ for patient safety

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