# hospitals - Wednesday 14 January, 2015
The Health Minister said no one wants to sort out the overcrowding crisis more than he does.
# hospitals - Tuesday 13 January, 2015
Denis Naughten TD has reacted to a HSE report that finds Ireland is too rural for the service to meet its targets.
# hospitals - Monday 12 January, 2015
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said significant progress had been made in tackling the country’s overcrowding issues.
# hospitals - Sunday 11 January, 2015
We’re “not out of the woods yet” according to the Health Minister.
# hospitals - Wednesday 7 January, 2015
The Health Minister said the problem is going to get worse next week.
It’s a very similar story in England.
There were a total of 584 people waiting for available hospital beds as of this morning.
Comments from GPs come after it emerged there are record numbers of people waiting on trollies in hospitals around the country.
# hospitals - Monday 5 January, 2015
A record number of people are now waiting for beds, with the INMO saying industrial action is likely due to ‘chronic overcrowding’.
# hospitals - Sunday 21 December, 2014
The HSE was accused of having ‘hidden waiting lists’ today.
# hospitals - Thursday 27 November, 2014
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# hospitals - Wednesday 26 November, 2014
An early warning system in maternity hospitals is to be standardised.
# hospitals - Thursday 23 October, 2014
The Health Minister says the system he is now in charge of is different.
# hospitals - Monday 29 September, 2014
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has called on the HSE to immediately recruit more staff at MRHM.
# hospitals - Wednesday 24 September, 2014
The figure increased by 50,000 from January to July.
# hospitals - Monday 15 September, 2014
The INMO said today nurses are finishing shifts “in a distressed state, experiencing burnout and frustration at the lack of action”.
# hospitals - Wednesday 3 September, 2014
Children with spina bifida need complex treatment – more than half aren’t getting it.
# hospitals - Friday 29 August, 2014
The INMO says a block on hiring is making the problem worse.
# hospitals - Friday 8 August, 2014
Five hospitals increased by between 75% to 187% in comparison to the same period last year.
# hospitals - Sunday 27 July, 2014
The programme will help hospitals in Zambia and Uganda.
# hospitals - Tuesday 15 July, 2014
The Oireachtas Health Committee launched its report on end-of-life care this afternoon.
# hospitals - Friday 27 June, 2014
The issue centred on what the HSE is doing to mitigate the risks to patients who are waiting transfers in EDs to inpatient beds.
# hospitals - Friday 20 June, 2014
In a massive Europe-wide study, more than half of Irish people said it was likely that patients could be harmed by hospital care in Ireland.
# hospitals - Monday 16 June, 2014
Several events are taking place today to mark International Justice Day for Cleaners.
# hospitals - Saturday 14 June, 2014
The HSE says the department will be fully staffed, but did not comment on the cost.
# hospitals - Tuesday 20 May, 2014
In the wake of the resignation of the Beaumont Hospital Clinical Director, a local TD wants psychiatric services in Dublin examined.
# hospitals - Monday 19 May, 2014
The health minister also cast doubts on the savings targets.
# hospitals - Wednesday 23 April, 2014
The structure of one ward was described as “not suitable for residents”.
# hospitals - Wednesday 16 April, 2014
New research at TCD is looking to find out which strains will become the most dominant.
# hospitals - Tuesday 15 April, 2014
Women in private hospitals are far more likely to choose to have a caesarean delivery.
# hospitals - Tuesday 4 March, 2014
Unlike MRSA, alcohol wipes do not stop the spread of CDI.
# hospitals - Wednesday 26 February, 2014
In Ireland, the average patient-to-nurse ratio is 6·9, which is mid-range in comparison to other European countries.
# hospitals - Sunday 23 February, 2014
“We shouldn’t be scared of reform,” the Irish Patients Association said, following reports that a number may close.
# hospitals - Friday 21 February, 2014
An outbreak of a “flu-like” illness has effected the hospital.
# hospitals - Sunday 9 February, 2014
The machines were purchased by the HSE, but only five of the 12 machines are currently being used.
# hospitals - Friday 7 February, 2014
Up to 33 per cent of hospitals have not made sufficient progress and are to be penalised according to the union.
# hospitals - Sunday 2 February, 2014
The Psychiatric Nurses association at Kerry General Hospital say the HSE just wanted to make a ‘grand gesture’ but aren’t willing to back it up.
# hospitals - Saturday 1 February, 2014
Plus: What percentage of people aged 50 and older in Ireland are obese?
# hospitals - Tuesday 28 January, 2014
At any one time, one in four people in Irish hospitals suffer from dementia, with their care costing the state €21 million a year.