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People waiting over a year for cancer risk tests due to 'overstretched' services, report suggests
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People waiting over a year for cancer risk tests due to 'overstretched' services, report suggests

Apr 14th 2021, 6:30 AM 7,246 Views 6 Comments

Inherited faulty genes play a major role in 5 to 10% of all cancers.

Workplace Relations Commission complaints rise 44% as typical case length now exceeds 8 months
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Workplace Relations Commission complaints rise 44% as typical case length now exceeds 8 months

Dec 30th 2019, 6:30 AM 8,968 Views 5 Comments

In the first 10 months of the year, the WRC held over 4,000 adjudication hearings.

Limerick Hospital worst offender for lengthy emergency department waiting times for over 75s
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Limerick Hospital worst offender for lengthy emergency department waiting times for over 75s

Aug 7th 2019, 5:03 PM 8,031 Views 18 Comments

Nationally more than 1,000 people over the age of 75 faced emergency department waiting times of more than 24-hours every month so far this year.

New online booking system for driving tests to be launched in the autumn
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New online booking system for driving tests to be launched in the autumn

Apr 28th 2019, 6:32 AM 21,541 Views 14 Comments

Currently the national average waiting time for a driving test is eight weeks.

People warned to not drink too much this weekend as surge of alcohol-related injuries expected
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People warned to not drink too much this weekend as surge of alcohol-related injuries expected

Mar 15th 2019, 9:02 AM 11,437 Views 28 Comments

The HSE has said patients may face longer waiting times at emergency departments due to an increase in people attending.

Have you been on a hospital waiting list for six months? Here are the government's latest plans
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Have you been on a hospital waiting list for six months? Here are the government's latest plans

Mar 12th 2019, 1:06 PM 23,433 Views 14 Comments

Minister for Health Simon Harris has published a new plan aimed at reducing waiting times for patients.

No ambulance for 18-month-old baby who stopped breathing and started turning blue
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No ambulance for 18-month-old baby who stopped breathing and started turning blue

Jul 21st 2018, 6:05 AM 48,713 Views 71 Comments

After almost 30 minutes of waiting, the baby’s father called back and said he would drive his daughter to the hospital himself.

More staff and more capacity to reduce waiting times for children with scoliosis
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More staff and more capacity to reduce waiting times for children with scoliosis

Jul 12th 2018, 10:03 PM 7,152 Views 11 Comments

The Children’s Hospital Group says the progress made for these children needs to be continued.

Driving test waiting times drop - but some learners still waiting months
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Driving test waiting times drop - but some learners still waiting months

Jul 1st 2018, 10:00 PM 18,645 Views 30 Comments

The average wait is nearly 12 weeks but some learners have waited much longer to hear about their test date.

Security called after people refuse to leave Dublin driving licence centre without getting an appointment
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Security called after people refuse to leave Dublin driving licence centre without getting an appointment

Apr 9th 2018, 6:10 AM 71,169 Views 97 Comments

People had queued for up to two hours to try to secure an appointment to apply for a driving licence before the centre closed.

Patients at A&E should be either admitted or discharged within six hours, not 14 - IMO chief
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Patients at A&E should be either admitted or discharged within six hours, not 14 - IMO chief

Apr 7th 2018, 7:30 PM 12,773 Views 19 Comments

Peadar Gilligan made his inaugural address as president of the Irish Medical Organisation at the group’s AGM in Killarney this evening.

The government vowed to stop it, but 10,000 elderly people had to wait in A&E for more than a day
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The government vowed to stop it, but 10,000 elderly people had to wait in A&E for more than a day

Jan 19th 2018, 12:05 AM 7,121 Views 22 Comments

The HSE’s Service Plan for 2017 set a target that anyone aged 75 years and over entering an ED would be discharged or admitted within 24 hours.

'It's totally unacceptable': Over 650 children left on hospital trolleys so far this year
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'It's totally unacceptable': Over 650 children left on hospital trolleys so far this year

Aug 20th 2017, 1:00 PM 8,402 Views 44 Comments

Over 1,000 children are expected to wait for a bed this year.

'The damage is done, a piece of his spine will have to be removed'
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'The damage is done, a piece of his spine will have to be removed'

Mar 25th 2017, 12:10 AM 14,704 Views 13 Comments

Tommy Long is one of over 200 children waiting for scoliosis surgery in Ireland.

'Children are eating paracetamol to get through the day, afraid of ending up in a wheelchair'
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'Children are eating paracetamol to get through the day, afraid of ending up in a wheelchair'

Mar 20th 2017, 2:46 PM 21,136 Views 11 Comments

No child should have to wait longer than four months to receive necessary scoliosis surgery, according to a new report.

Teen who revealed scoliosis pain on Late Late Show has surgery delayed AGAIN
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Teen who revealed scoliosis pain on Late Late Show has surgery delayed AGAIN

Mar 2nd 2017, 11:05 AM 20,170 Views 54 Comments

Megan Halvey-Ryan was due to have surgery at Our Ladies in Crumlin next week

'I see my daughter crying in pain, her body bending over. We can't wait two years'
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'I see my daughter crying in pain, her body bending over. We can't wait two years'

Feb 7th 2017, 11:30 AM 38,532 Views 58 Comments

Sarah-Ann, aged 11, has scoliosis and is “waiting to get on a waiting list”.

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

Jan 9th 2017, 8:25 PM 8,253 Views 37 Comments

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

Elderly woman spends 15 hours on hospital trolley
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Elderly woman spends 15 hours on hospital trolley

Dec 2nd 2016, 5:22 PM 10,409 Views 61 Comments

The woman, believed to be 103, finally got a bed this morning.

Child therapy provider says pressure on funding is 'intense' and becoming 'unbearable'
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Child therapy provider says pressure on funding is 'intense' and becoming 'unbearable'

Nov 29th 2016, 7:41 AM 5,167 Views 2 Comments

CARI has said children suffering from sexual abuse may have to wait up to 18 months for therapy, unless funding is increased.

'This is a huge scandal': Children with scoliosis deteriorating as waiting lists worsen
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'This is a huge scandal': Children with scoliosis deteriorating as waiting lists worsen

Nov 13th 2016, 9:30 PM 17,708 Views 45 Comments

The Scoliosis Advocacy Network wants an independent inquiry into the situation, as some children wait for over two years for appointments.

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

Nov 6th 2016, 10:00 PM 29,563 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.”

Waiting times for social welfare payments vary from one week to 40 weeks
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Waiting times for social welfare payments vary from one week to 40 weeks

Nov 1st 2016, 6:00 AM 42,894 Views 30 Comments

As of 30 September, the average waiting time to receive a carer’s allowance was about nine months.

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

Jan 20th 2016, 1:13 PM 18,111 Views 28 Comments

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

Leinster has longest GP waiting times for patients while Munster has shortest
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Leinster has longest GP waiting times for patients while Munster has shortest

Oct 26th 2015, 1:22 PM 9,709 Views 37 Comments

The average waiting time for a GP has soared from just under 10 hours in 2010 to over 34 hours.

HSE moving some patients to nursing homes to free up beds
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HSE moving some patients to nursing homes to free up beds

Jan 7th 2015, 5:51 PM 8,413 Views 10 Comments

Some patients who have ‘delayed discharge’ are being moved to free nursing home beds.

Irish hospitals aren't the only ones dealing with an overcrowding crisis
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Irish hospitals aren't the only ones dealing with an overcrowding crisis

Jan 7th 2015, 12:22 PM 7,846 Views 60 Comments

It’s a very similar story in England.

Appealing a social welfare decision? Sit tight, it'll be a while
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Appealing a social welfare decision? Sit tight, it'll be a while

Dec 22nd 2014, 7:15 AM 13,550 Views 10 Comments

The average waiting time for a summary decision is seven months.

HSE's 2014 acute cuts criticised as "unsustainable"
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HSE's 2014 acute cuts criticised as "unsustainable"

Jan 30th 2014, 10:00 PM 6,250 Views 15 Comments

The plan sets out a target of having 95 per cent of all people at Emergency Departments discharged or admitted within six hours of registration.

Contactless payments to cut the time you spend in a queue
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Contactless payments to cut the time you spend in a queue

Apr 23rd 2013, 6:23 PM 16,073 Views 60 Comments

With 6,000 of the terminals now in Ireland, the 11.2 minutes that people spend queuing on a daily basis looks set to drop.

12-month figures show near 30pc drop in patients waiting nine months
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12-month figures show near 30pc drop in patients waiting nine months

Apr 8th 2013, 7:49 PM 4,406 Views 24 Comments

The latest figures from the patient treatment register have shown a drop of nearly 30 per cent in patients waiting more than nine months, when compared with March 2012.

Two Limerick hospitals account for 60pc of outpatients waiting over four years
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Two Limerick hospitals account for 60pc of outpatients waiting over four years

Feb 27th 2013, 11:37 AM 4,628 Views 29 Comments

In total, 9,784 outpatients throughout the country have been waiting over four years to see a consultant.

Top performing hospitals, levels of absenteeism - HSE figures revealed
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Top performing hospitals, levels of absenteeism - HSE figures revealed

Jun 7th 2012, 10:31 AM 3,257 Views 12 Comments

The latest HSE performance report evaluates hospitals’ discharge and admission rates, as well as response times and lengths of stay.

HSE: 178,000 waiting to see a consultant at an outpatient clinic
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HSE: 178,000 waiting to see a consultant at an outpatient clinic

Apr 6th 2012, 9:53 AM 3,243 Views 42 Comments

The Health Minister has said the number of people on waiting lists to see specialists is “utterly unacceptable”.

“Majority” of hospitals have cut 1-year waiting times for patients
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“Majority” of hospitals have cut 1-year waiting times for patients

Mar 17th 2012, 8:15 AM 1,335 Views 35 Comments

The Minister told the Dáil that he was determined to address the issues causing unacceptable delays for hospital patients.

Some non-critical facilities to be moved from Galway hospital
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Some non-critical facilities to be moved from Galway hospital

Aug 31st 2011, 2:47 PM 450 Views 4 Comments

Services within the HSE West hospital structure are to be re-balanced in a bid to reduce waiting times at University Hospital Galway, with some non-critical facilities to be moved within the month.

Elderly patients forced to ‘wait on floor’ at Galway hospital
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Elderly patients forced to ‘wait on floor’ at Galway hospital

Aug 30th 2011, 7:30 AM 890 Views 11 Comments

Labour TD to meet University Hospital Galway chief today to discuss overcrowding complaints at emergency department.

46,400 people waiting for hospital treatment
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46,400 people waiting for hospital treatment

Sep 14th 2010, 7:50 PM 283 Views 0 Comments

Waiting times for treatment have risen sharply since last year.