Almost one-in-five students across a range of medical third level courses suffer extreme stress according to a new study, with an academic supervisor claiming stress during training can help once they are working in frontline fields.
The Mental Health Commission published three inspection reports yesterday. Two were positive. An Coillín, in Mayo, and Dublin’s Highfield Hospital improved overall compliance, by 10% and 9% , but the third unit — St Michael’s, in the Mercy University Hospital in Cork — saw its compliance rating drop by a substantial, worrying 8%.
Friends of tragic Kimberly O’Connor spent the afternoon at their school which opened during the mid-term break to provide a safe space for them to comfort each other as they try to come to terms with the horror car crash which claimed her life.
A small percentage of patients who present at emergency departments (EDs) are waiting at least two days to be admitted to hospital, while seven in 10 are not admitted within the HSE’s target time of six hours.
Doctors and nurses are failing to recognise the deteriorating condition of patients in many cases because of the limited application of a pioneering early-warning system used in Irish hospitals, a HSE audit has found.
Yesterday, the Government published its Capital Investment Plan for Health Services covering 2019 to 2021. At the same time, the Irish Hospital Consultant Associations was also publishing its Pre-Budget 2020 Submission, writes
Marriage proposals from men seeking good wives; butter, milk and potatoes as part payment of wages - such are the anecdotes that populate the pages of a new social history documenting the colourful history of the country's first nurses' trade union.
Resident, Aimee O'Riordan, said: “We got no help from the Government. We were on our own, essentially. It took us to come together to explore all alternative options and to just basically be a stone in people's shoes to get this deal over the line."