A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
It may seem counter intuitive that as 760 people languished on A&E trolleys this week HSE boss Paul Reid would suggest we have, at 29, too many emergency departments.
Fri, 10 Jan, 2020
Lawyers for the son of former politician Ivor Callely have described his lighting of a firework in a crowded nightclub as “moronically stupid and dangerous”.
Mon, 02 Dec, 2019
WE’VE been sick in our place for a while.
Tue, 26 Nov, 2019
Brian Hamilton was found in a collapsed state at Tallaght Hospital A&E at 3pm on April 14 2018.
Thu, 14 Nov, 2019
This week, a topic very close to my heart. It is an issue that has affected most people at some stage, that has touched many lives.
Sat, 26 Oct, 2019
Any plan to have GPs working alongside consultants in hospital emergency departments could result in an 'extraordinarily efficient service' but it will not work as a stop-gap measure, according to a leading GP in Cork.
Fri, 11 Oct, 2019
In many, if not quite all, of the complaints ruled on by the Press Ombudsman, the identity of complainants does not appear in the verdicts which newspapers and magazines are required to publish in accordance with the Press Council’s code of practice.
Thu, 26 Sep, 2019
On 19 July the Press Ombudsman upheld a complaint that a headline in the Irish Examiner breached Principle 1 (Truth and Accuracy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.
Wed, 25 Sep, 2019
Vested interests degrade society. DUP spurning best of both worlds, EU-UK withdrawal agreement between 28 EU states, two years negotiated 585 pages. Right-wing UK press laughs at “remainers” and “backstop”, courting social disaster sneering at the EU that brought peace, prosperity to member states over seven decades.
Sat, 21 Sep, 2019
Though he’s had to bring one of his own children to A&E due to a virus, Dr Phil Kieran believes kids for the most part are resilient and bounce back quickly after an illness. He talks to
Fri, 13 Sep, 2019
NCBI works to provide the practical, emotional and social support so that people with sightloss can reach their full potential, says
Fri, 30 Aug, 2019
Dr Colin Gleeson, who is based in Castletownbere, said younger people are coming into his surgery due to drinking too much alcohol, with people getting sick from the level of drink they have consumed.
Mon, 12 Aug, 2019
33 years ago, Kerry met Meath in Croke Park, with the greatest team of all running out of road and the Royals on the rise. An email conversation with Liam Hayes stirred some memories on Gaelic football and sportswriting, now and then
Sat, 03 Aug, 2019
A Spanish woman who had come to Dublin to learn English was left with permanent facial scarring after she was glassed by another woman in a city centre pub, a court has heard.
Tue, 23 Jul, 2019
There is a significant risk to small children from swallowing button batteries — they can become lodged in the oesophagus (food pipe) and can cause a chemical reaction that erodes tissue in just two hours.
Fri, 28 Jun, 2019
A doctor has been suspended from the medical register here for six months for professional misconduct following a finding he told a female patient he wanted to kiss her.
Mon, 24 Jun, 2019
The family of a man stabbed to death by his schizophrenic stepson has said that the mental health system in Ireland had let two families down.
Thu, 06 Jun, 2019
Nearly 4,500 patients over the age of 75 waited longer than 24 hours in an emergency department since the start of the year, according to figures obtained by Fianna Fáil spokesperson on health, Stephen Donnelly.
Mon, 03 Jun, 2019
The parents of a man, who has pleaded not guilty to murdering his mother's partner by reason of insanity, took him to hospital just weeks earlier after he told them he had to kill the deceased.
Thu, 30 May, 2019
Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey has vigorously defended her decision to sue the Dean Hotel for injuries she received after she fell off a swing.
Mon, 27 May, 2019
Singer Cara Dillon was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2007. Here she tell us how this has impacted her daily life.
Tue, 21 May, 2019
A nine-year-old boy left brain damaged and permanently disabled after a failure to diagnose an infection when he was a baby has settled his High Court action against Temple Street Children's Hospital, Dublin with a final record damages payment of €25m.
Wed, 08 May, 2019
A dispute over patient overcrowding levels at University Hospital Limerick rumbled on Friday as the Taoiseach described the number of patients on trolleys at the hospital as “a crisis”.
Fri, 05 Apr, 2019
Lee Wallace is suffering from a bone sarcoma in his pelvis and his cancer has spread to his lungs.
Mon, 01 Apr, 2019
A man who sued St James's Hospital Dublin over the care he received when he was brought there by ambulance after he was assaulted has settled his High Court action for €750,000.
Tue, 26 Mar, 2019
Tatoo artist Rosa Gonzalez Valesco died after it was claimed there was an alleged failure to diagnose and treat her rare cancer on a timely basis when she sought help for a swelling on her jaw. The claims were denied.
Tue, 19 Mar, 2019
Is rubbing shoulders with the global political elite more important than the nation’s health?
Tue, 12 Mar, 2019
A woman who held up a broken wine bottle during a threatening incident at a hospital accident and emergency unit signed a plea of guilty to the charges against her yesterday.
Thu, 07 Mar, 2019
Amanda Stapleton has described the devastating moment she was diagnosed with a high-grade, inoperable brain tumour — and expressed her gratitude to the Borrisoleigh and GAA communities for giving her a “will to fight for as much time as I can get”.
Tue, 06 Nov, 2018
When you have children, you are concerned with a myriad of things, writes
Sat, 27 Oct, 2018
Patients and staff at the accident and emergency unit of Mercy University Hospital were verbally abused by a drunken man who had been brought their by ambulance for medical attention.
Tue, 02 Oct, 2018
Ireland has an infestation of lion’s mane jellyfish and five people have needed hospital treatment after being stung by them.
Fri, 06 Jul, 2018
Emergency Department nurses and their families who took part in a lunchtime protest outside University Hospital Kerry in Tralee were joined by hospital staff and the public.
Wed, 04 Jul, 2018
A Mallow man shouting racial abuse at Polish security staff in the accident and emergency staff at a hospital was jailed for two months yesterday.
Thu, 28 Jun, 2018
Staff at the A&E units of hospitals have enough to deal with every day without having to contend with a man who was drinking alcohol at the unit and causing trouble.
Tue, 26 Jun, 2018
Almost two thirds of clients who took part in a pilot study run by Dublin Simon said they had made at least one previous suicide attempt.
Thu, 14 Jun, 2018
The first homeless liaison nurse at one of the country’s busiest hospitals says that half of the homeless people who attended the emergency department in the first four months of this year left before they received full treatment.
Fri, 18 May, 2018
The young mother of a boy with a brain condition — who had been seizure-free for months — is pleading with the Government to make it easier to access medicinal cannabis, before he becomes gravely ill.
Sat, 12 May, 2018
The number of patients walking out of emergency departments (ED) without being formally discharged has reached record levels.
Mon, 19 Mar, 2018
Tallaght University Hospital in Dublin is warning anyone looking to attend its Emergency Department to expect long waiting times.
Mon, 12 Mar, 2018
The Children in Hospital Ireland group literally makes hospitals a happier place for any child who has to be there — no matter how long their stay, writes
Mon, 15 Jan, 2018
The head of the Mater Private Healthcare Group has called for a formal arrangement whereby a public hospital would block-book beds on a long-term basis in a private hospital for use when overcrowding occurs.
Sat, 13 Jan, 2018
Three recent medical inquiries involving obstetricians have highlighted variations in the quality of Ireland’s maternity services, particularly in areas outside Dublin, writes Liz Farsaci
Mon, 04 Dec, 2017