Almost half of the children on hospital trolleys yesterday were waiting more than nine hours for a bed, it has emerged.
Tue, 09 Jan, 2018
Ireland’s hospital wards are seeing record levels of overcrowding, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.
Sun, 18 Jun, 2017
Two Government ministers have backed plans for an imminent review of the religious patronage of more than a dozen hospitals across the country, after Health Minister Simon Harris publicly confirmed he is planning the move.
Thu, 27 Apr, 2017
Two sister hospitals in neighbouring counties have emerged as having the country’s best and worst death rates for heart attack patients in their care.
Fri, 06 Mar, 2015
Dhara Kivlehan was given a photograph of her newborn baby Dior just before she was transferred from Sligo Regional Hospital to Belfast four days before her death, an inquest heard yesterday.
Fri, 26 Sep, 2014
The CEOs of four of the country’s biggest hospitals have written to the HSE warning that years of health cuts have created “unacceptable delays” in accessing cancer treatment and are threatening the quality and safety of patient care.
Wed, 06 Nov, 2013
The Mater Hospital in Dublin stated today that it will comply with the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Act.
Wed, 25 Sep, 2013
The Taoiseach revealed he has received “letters written in blood” over his Government’s legislation allowing abortion in limited circumstances, which was published last night.
Thu, 13 Jun, 2013
Hospitals are spending as little as €2 on meals for patients — half the price of a McDonald’s Happy Meal and a rate doctors and nutritionists claim risks failing those most in need.
Mon, 09 Jul, 2012
Countless Irish men may have needlessly undergone invasive surgery and chemotherapy because a widely-used blood test erroneously said they had life-threatening prostate cancer.
Wed, 23 May, 2012
The Mater Hospital claims it remains the best site for the location of a national children’s hospital after it unveiled plans for a redesign of the original project which was unexpectedly rejected by An Bord Pleanála last February.
Fri, 04 May, 2012
THE HSE has spent more than €1 billion on hospital overtime payments since it was established, the majority of which has been used to plug serious staff gaps linked to its “cost-saving” recruitment embargo.
Tue, 15 Mar, 2011
The number of sick people waiting on trolleys and chairs for a hospital bed fell below 500 today.
Thu, 06 Jan, 2011
Support staff at seven hospitals in Dublin are to hold a two day strike next month as part the escalation in the unions action against Government pay cuts.
Tue, 09 Mar, 2010
PATIENTS waiting for outpatient appointments with consultants are facing queues up to 18 months long as hospitals deal with an unplanned surge in numbers.
Tue, 17 Jun, 2008
Twenty-two soldiers have been taken to five hospitals in Dublin following the multi-vehicle accident on the M50 this morning, according to the Defence Forces.
Tue, 18 Mar, 2008
PLANS for a cancer services unit have been put on hold at one of eight hospitals central to the successful delivery of the National Cancer Strategy.
Fri, 14 Mar, 2008
ONE of the country’s busiest cancer units is to plead for the chance to stay open despite not being named as one of the eight big cancer centres where all patients must be treated within two years.
Fri, 28 Sep, 2007
Medics have been left baffled after a hospital patient pronounced dead on Easter Sunday was dramatically later found to be alive.
Thu, 26 Apr, 2007
Gardaí are investigating the possibility that contaminated heroin may have led to the deaths of six addicts in Dublin.
Sat, 02 Dec, 2006
MEDICAL sources last night indicated that the Mater Hospital would be the site of the new national children’s hospital.
Fri, 02 Jun, 2006
THERE is no evidence of an accident and emergency crisis and the number of people waiting on trolleys is due to failures throughout the hospital system, a new report has found.
Mon, 15 May, 2006
THE chair of a group tasked with selecting a site for a new national children’s hospital has resigned because of a conflict of interest.
Fri, 14 Apr, 2006
Health service bosses are considering an offer from a private development consortium to build a new National Children’s Hospital on a non-profit basis, it emerged today.
Wed, 29 Mar, 2006
Victims and relatives of those who were killed in the Stardust disaster are gathering on Dublin's northside for a special memorial mass today.
Sun, 12 Feb, 2006
A Northern Ireland man who plunged to his death while climbing a mountain in New Zealand had told his family how lucky he was to have escaped the Asian tsunami, it emerged tonight.
Thu, 13 Jan, 2005
MANAGEMENT and consultants in hospitals have reported chaos in the way patients are assessed, admitted and discharged.
Thu, 18 Nov, 2004
QUIZ King “I have started so I will finish” Magnus Magnusson yesterday launched a nationwide quest to find Ireland’s medical mastermind.
Wed, 15 Sep, 2004
Dublin's five main teaching hospitals - Tallaght, Beaumont, St Vincent's, St James' and the Mater - are set to announce further bed closures in the coming days, according to reports this morning.
Fri, 02 May, 2003
HOSPITALS found guilty of bad management and keeping patients in beds too long have been hit with fines totalling €6.4 million.
Thu, 09 Jan, 2003
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