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.
Mon, 14 Oct, 2019
The Government is set to radically reform the way hospital wards are staffed and structured after a new pilot project found simple changes can reduce deaths, improve patient outcomes, and save the State millions of euro a year.
Thu, 12 Apr, 2018
Plating food has taken on a new meaning for some schoolchildren who are learning about healthier eating. A group of parents in Dublin have been promoting a ‘Portion Plate,’ which helps children learn about portion sizes and the components of a healthy, balanced meal.
Tue, 04 Mar, 2014
Two new centres for the morbidly obese are to be opened next year at Mercy University Hospital in Cork and University College Hospital in Galway. While these should, of course, be warmly welcomed, people should at the same time ask why this has taken so long?
Mon, 13 Nov, 2006