A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Three hundred and fifty people will die needlessly in hospital emergency departments next year unless Health Minister Simon Harris definitively addresses the trolley count crisis in next week’s budget.
Sat, 07 Oct, 2017
The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine has warned that patients are dying needlessly - because of the state of the health sector.
Sat, 12 Aug, 2017
Two in five patients who suffered severe head injuries in 2014 and 2015 were not treated at neurological centres, despite clear evidence of much better outcomes for patients when this is the case.
Fri, 09 Dec, 2016
The Government has systematically failed to address underlying problems leading to the overcrowding crisis at emergency departments, says the Irish Association of Emergency Medicine (IAEM).
Wed, 16 Nov, 2016
A €40m plan to deal with the anticipated surge in hospital activities over the winter has been described as a “drop in the ocean” by doctors at a time when operations are already being cancelled and daily trolley figures frequently exceed 400.
Sat, 10 Sep, 2016
Doctors in emergency medicine have welcomed a new children’s triage system that will be in use in all emergency departments by the end of the year.
Wed, 15 Jun, 2016
Sat, 07 Nov, 2015
Fri, 16 Oct, 2015
Nurses may take industrial action later this month to highlight continuing overcrowding in emergency departments.
Wed, 02 Sep, 2015
Emergency doctors say patients left languishing on hospital trolleys have suffered an infringement of their human rights and have been subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment.
Sat, 06 Jun, 2015
The HSE is only acting now to ensure that complex surgery no longer takes place at the Midland Regional Hospital, despite saying years ago that surgical services at the hospital should cease, it has emerged.
Thu, 04 Jun, 2015
LEO Varadkar is ashamed, and well he might be. On Thursday, following the publication of a report into the deaths of five babies at Portlaoise hospital, the health minister proclaimed himself ashamed of the treatment of patients there.
Sat, 16 May, 2015
A major acute hospital that had the highest number of patients on trolleys yesterday in its emergency department has been described by nurses as being “dangerously overcrowded”.
Fri, 15 May, 2015
As trolley figures remain high, hospital consultants have questioned whether draft plans to tackle emergency department (ED) overcrowding are workable in what they call an absence of a commitment to adequate resources.
Wed, 11 Feb, 2015
Hospitals risk seeing the “most vulnerable” people in society being “picked off” through needless flu-linked deaths unless they take urgent action to address the emergency department overcrowding crisis.
Sat, 17 Jan, 2015
The Irish Association of Emergency Medicine has said more home care and community services are needed to reduce the pressure in hospital wards.
Sat, 10 Jan, 2015
A widespread nurses’ strike across the country’s major accident and emergency departments is increasingly likely following a decision to extend a ballot for industrial action to hospitals plagued by emergency department overcrowding.
Wed, 07 Jan, 2015
Doctors working in emergency medicine have rejected claims that they are sending patients home who should be in hospital.
Wed, 19 Nov, 2014
Serious safety concerns about hospitals being able to manage ebola infection risks have been raised by the Irish Association of Emergency Medicine.
Wed, 22 Oct, 2014
Overcrowding in hospital emergency departments (ED) is a major concern for doctors making plans to deal with suspected ebola cases.
Fri, 17 Oct, 2014
Doctors working in emergency departments have warned of reduced opening hours and longer waiting times for patients amid fears of a 50% shortfall in junior doctor numbers next July.
Sat, 13 Apr, 2013
Consultants working in Emergency Departments in Irish hospitals have said that recent media reports highlighting inadequate facilities for child patients are accurate.
Fri, 11 Jan, 2013
The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine (IAEM) praised the Health Information and Quality Authority on the thoroughness of its investigation.
Fri, 18 May, 2012
A 700% rise in the number of sick children left lingering in paediatric emergency departments has been recorded by senior medics.
Wed, 22 Feb, 2012
Hospitals are paying agencies €100 an hour for locums to plug the gaps in emergency departments (EDs) when the shortfall could be substantially addressed by creating a new grade of staff doctor.
Tue, 07 Feb, 2012
The Irish Association of Emergency Medicine (IAEM) is calling on the Government to introduce a ban on looped-cord blinds.
Mon, 26 Sep, 2011
The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine (IAEM) has expressed grave concerns over the HSE decision to freeze recruitment at all levels.
Mon, 08 Aug, 2011
EVEN longer waiting times in hospital emergency departments are inevitable from next month, the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine (IAEM) has warned.
Wed, 15 Jun, 2011
A group of doctors is today predicting that delays in Accident and Emergency departments at Irish hospitals will get worse next month.
Tue, 14 Jun, 2011
THERE is “the very real danger” that the imminent drop in emergency department staff levels will leave hospitals unable to ensure the safety of patients from July, doctors have warned.
Thu, 21 Apr, 2011
HEALTH chiefs confirmed 26 patients are being treated in intensive care units for flu.
Fri, 07 Jan, 2011
Health chiefs confirmed 26 patients were tonight being treated in intensive care units for flu.
Thu, 06 Jan, 2011
Record numbers of sick people on trolleys and chairs in A&E will lead to an increase in deaths, senior emergency medics warned today.
Thu, 06 Jan, 2011
The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine (IAEM) is urging people to avoid going outside this weekend, where possible, as the country faces yet another day of freezing temperatures.
Sat, 04 Dec, 2010
HOSPITAL emergency departments are struggling to cope with serious staff shortages, resulting in some shifts being left uncovered and causing havoc to existing quality and safety standards.
Tue, 28 Sep, 2010
EMERGENCY medicine consultants have rejected a claim made by Health Minister Mary Harney that overcrowding in emergency departments (EDs) had improved and was only confined to a limited number of hospitals.
Wed, 23 Jun, 2010
PLANS to close or limit accident and emergency departments across the country are being considered by the Health Service Executive.
Mon, 10 May, 2010
DOCTORS have claimed vital emergency department units & are being over- stretched because of “woefully inadequate” staff and low locum cover.
Thu, 18 Mar, 2010
EMERGENCY doctors have backed calls for the Health Service Executive (HSE) to provide 24-hour social work cover, claiming they are being used as a catch-all for social problems that should be handled elsewhere.
Thu, 12 Mar, 2009
Seven hospital emergency departments remain unfit for purpose one year after an official report exposed unacceptable conditions in the critical units, medics claimed today.
Fri, 30 May, 2008
PATIENTS are continuing to suffer and die because of continued overcrowding in hospital emergency departments (EDs) — two years after Health Minister Mary Harney described the situation as a “national emergency”.
Sat, 29 Mar, 2008
Doctors attached to the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine are disputing claims made by the Health Service Executive in relation to A&E waiting numbers.
Fri, 12 Jan, 2007
EMERGENCY medicine consultants should not be charging private fees to patients attending accident and emergency departments in public hospitals, Health Minister Mary Harney insisted yesterday.
Sat, 02 Dec, 2006