A woman died in hospital after contracting what were described yesterday as two ‘hospital superbugs’ at the South Infirmary/Victoria Hospital almost nine years ago. And yesterday the family of the deceased was awarded €50,000.
Sat, 09 Apr, 2016
The fear that up to 100,000 people could lose medical cards due to the Government’s plan to cut €660m from funding for the Department of Health is leading to a considerable degree of anxiety among older vulnerable people. This seems to be a perennial problem for successive governments.
Fri, 18 Oct, 2013
ALMOST 10 years after a strategy was launched to deal with the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance in Ireland, Ennis General Hospital is set to become Ireland’s first fully SARI compliant facility for inpatient accommodation.
Tue, 21 Sep, 2010
THE parents of a 16-year-old boy who died at the Mater Hospital in Dublin after 72 days in intensive care have lost their High Court bid to overturn a coroner’s verdict that the cause of death was a rare brain disorder due to an underlying condition.
Sat, 20 Mar, 2010
AN internal hospital report calling for infection control improvements to prevent a repeat of last year’s deadly clostridium difficile outbreak at University Hospital Galway (UHG) has yet to be implemented six months after it was concluded.
Wed, 27 May, 2009