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#Emergency Departments

# emergency-departments - Sunday 25 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015 Foreign Objects

Children who swallowed foreign objects accounted for over 2,000 hospital attendances since 2015

These figures were released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Limerick Hospital worst offender for lengthy emergency department waiting times for over 75s Lengthy Visits

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

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.

# emergency-departments - Friday 15 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie People warned to not drink too much this weekend as surge of alcohol-related injuries expected St Patrick's Day

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

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

# emergency-departments - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year Temple Street

Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year

Mary Lou McDonald has accused Leo Varadkar of ‘normalising child homelessness’.

# emergency-departments - Saturday 22 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Wasteful, inefficient, horrendous': 30,000 people waited longer than 24 hours on hospital trolleys this year Under Pressure

'Wasteful, inefficient, horrendous': 30,000 people waited longer than 24 hours on hospital trolleys this year

The figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly who called them “appalling and unacceptable”.

# emergency-departments - Thursday 6 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie HSE wants to see patients as quickly as possible this winter - but admits it has no targets to do so Winter Plan

HSE wants to see patients as quickly as possible this winter - but admits it has no targets to do so

The executive published its €30m Winter Plan for 2018/19 today.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding Reform Needed

Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding

The Irish Medical Organisation has said that additional resources are needed immediately.

# emergency-departments - Thursday 29 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Around 3,000 cancers diagnosed in hospital emergency departments every year Cancer

Around 3,000 cancers diagnosed in hospital emergency departments every year

Over three in every four cases diagnosed in emergency departments are at an advanced stage.

# emergency-departments - Monday 12 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'It's absolutely deplorable': Record-breaking 714 people on trolleys in Irish hospitals this morning INMO

'It's absolutely deplorable': Record-breaking 714 people on trolleys in Irish hospitals this morning

University Hospital Limerick saw the highest figures today, with 80 patients awaiting a bed.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 30 hours on a trolley in Kerry: 'I witnessed an elderly woman being shielded with towels by relatives' Opinion

30 hours on a trolley in Kerry: 'I witnessed an elderly woman being shielded with towels by relatives'

John Paul O’Connor says he was shocked by what he witnessed at University Hospital Kerry last week.

# emergency-departments - Friday 19 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie The government vowed to stop it, but 10,000 elderly people had to wait in A&E for more than a day Trolley Crisis

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

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.

# emergency-departments - Monday 8 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Private hospital beds to be used to ease Emergency Department overcrowding Trolley Crisis

Private hospital beds to be used to ease Emergency Department overcrowding

Many emergency departments are experiencing very high numbers of patients presenting at hospital.

# emergency-departments - Friday 5 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Hospital consultant: 'I'd like to dispel a few myths for people about overcrowding' Opinion

Hospital consultant: 'I'd like to dispel a few myths for people about overcrowding'

It’s a hospital overcrowding problem that has been decanted into the Emergency Department, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.

# emergency-departments - Thursday 4 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Open letter to Simon Harris: 'Our dad provided good service to Irish State but ended up on a trolley' Trolley Crisis

Open letter to Simon Harris: 'Our dad provided good service to Irish State but ended up on a trolley'

His last days were prefaced by an extended period of unnecessary suffering in the Emergency Department of his local hospital.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Hospital breakdown: 9,206 elderly people forced to wait over 24 hours in Emergency Departments Broken Promises

Hospital breakdown: 9,206 elderly people forced to wait over 24 hours in Emergency Departments

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.

# emergency-departments - Sunday 15 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The HSE is working on an app that will tell you how busy your local emergency department is Emergency Departments

The HSE is working on an app that will tell you how busy your local emergency department is

A prototype of the app will be available by this November.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions Medicine

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions

People over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of medicine.

# emergency-departments - Saturday 21 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it' Hospital Overcrowding

'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'

What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Patients describe nurses 'red in the face' from work and guilt of seeing elderly on trolleys Inside Irish Hospitals

Patients describe nurses 'red in the face' from work and guilt of seeing elderly on trolleys

Over 600 people are still on trolleys in Ireland’s hospitals today, the second highest figure ever recorded.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Long delays at children's emergency departments due to 'dramatic' spike in viral infections Rsv

Long delays at children's emergency departments due to 'dramatic' spike in viral infections

The three children’s hospitals in Dublin have asked families to go to GPs where possible.

# emergency-departments - Saturday 12 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Children's hospitals tell people to stay away due to "unprecedented demand" Emergency Departments

Children's hospitals tell people to stay away due to "unprecedented demand"

Three hospitals in Dublin have issued the appeal.

# emergency-departments - Sunday 6 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals Waiting Times

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

“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.”

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Alan Kelly wants state access to private hospitals to avoid 'hell in our emergency departments' Flu Epidemic

Alan Kelly wants state access to private hospitals to avoid 'hell in our emergency departments'

Simon Harris is considering the move, but said it wouldn’t be straightforward.

# emergency-departments - Thursday 4 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Heroin the number one drug for hospital admissions as 'legal high' use grows Emergency Departments

Heroin the number one drug for hospital admissions as 'legal high' use grows

A new psychoactive substance has also been shown to be on the rise.

# emergency-departments - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Irish nurses are abused so often that many don't bother reporting it Staffing Crisis

Irish nurses are abused so often that many don't bother reporting it

INMO’s 97th Annual Delegate Conference kicks off tomorrow morning.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Study tracking the 20 people who attend the Mater emergency department most finds most are men, all are unemployed 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.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Self-harmers need to be seen in hospital, there's a plan to make that happen Deliberate Self Harm

Self-harmers need to be seen in hospital, there's a plan to make that happen

There’s a new plan to ensure people who self-harm get the help they need.

# emergency-departments - Friday 22 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Elderly woman spends 30 hours on a chair before being moved to trolley at Beaumont Packed

Elderly woman spends 30 hours on a chair before being moved to trolley at Beaumont

Hospitals are also reporting a surge in people presenting with flu-like symptoms.

# emergency-departments - Friday 8 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie ‘Sensible people are putting their health at risk’ – Patients going to GPs when they need emergency treatment Overcrowding

‘Sensible people are putting their health at risk’ – Patients going to GPs when they need emergency treatment

Meanwhile, doctors are being balloted on industrial action at University Hospital Limerick.

# emergency-departments - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar to nurses: Planned strike will compromise patient safety Overcrowding

Varadkar to nurses: Planned strike will compromise patient safety

The INMO strike will see rolling two hour stoppages at emergency departments on 14 January.

# emergency-departments - Thursday 10 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 'It's absolute bedlam' - nurses' strike set to go ahead as 372 reported on hospital trolleys yesterday Overcrowding

'It's absolute bedlam' - nurses' strike set to go ahead as 372 reported on hospital trolleys yesterday

The INMO believes there is “a tolerance of emergency department overcrowding”.

# emergency-departments - Friday 7 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Stay away from Cork University Hospital, it's "exceptionally busy" Waiting Room

Stay away from Cork University Hospital, it's "exceptionally busy"

Unless they have to attend CUH, patients are being asked to seek treatment elsewhere.

# emergency-departments - Thursday 19 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Car crashes into emergency department of University Hospital Waterford Gardaí

Car crashes into emergency department of University Hospital Waterford

The car crashed in to the entrance yesterday evening.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie "A poor example": Varadkar heavily criticises Martin over emergency department crisis HOSPITAL CRISIS

"A poor example": Varadkar heavily criticises Martin over emergency department crisis

The Health Minister said no one wants to sort out the overcrowding crisis more than he does.

# emergency-departments - Thursday 8 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar 'needs to stop being a commentator' Overcrowding

Leo Varadkar 'needs to stop being a commentator'

The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has slammed the Health Minister in the wake of the hospital overcrowding crisis.

# emergency-departments - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm sick to death of this problem' - Varadkar speaks out on A&E crisis Going To Get Worse

'I'm sick to death of this problem' - Varadkar speaks out on A&E crisis

The Health Minister said the problem is going to get worse next week.

From TheJournal.ie Irish hospitals aren't the only ones dealing with an overcrowding crisis Waiting Times

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

It’s a very similar story in England.

# emergency-departments - Monday 5 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Hospital overcrowding: Calls for Ireland to poach nurses from UK and Australia Trolleys

Hospital overcrowding: Calls for Ireland to poach nurses from UK and Australia

A record number of people are now waiting for beds, with the INMO saying industrial action is likely due to ‘chronic overcrowding’.

# emergency-departments - Monday 15 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Leo says he'll get a plan to sort out 'chronic' hospital overcrowding Beaumont Crisis This post contains videos

Leo says he'll get a plan to sort out 'chronic' hospital overcrowding

Health Minister Leo Varadkar says he expects the situation in Beaumont to ease this week — but nurses want an ‘emergency’ declared.

# emergency-departments - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Handguns are now the choice of gangland criminals - so more people are dying No Longer Bulletproof

Handguns are now the choice of gangland criminals - so more people are dying

A new study published in the Irish Medical Journal has also found that handguns have lead to a substantial increase in the mortality rate from firearm injuries.

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