The step change in trolley waits will only come when we have adequate hospital beds for patients. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It has been difficult to hear the Taoiseach focus his efforts to improve long waits for patients awaiting beds in Irish emergency departments (EDs) on(...)

Irish emergency medicine doctors have added their voice to criticisms of the country’s first community-funded air ambulance over the absence of a doctor on board. Photograph: Don MacMonagle/PA

Irish emergency medicine specialists have added their voice to criticisms of the country’s first community-funded air ambulance over the absence of a (...)

An ‘essential worker pass’ will be required for those travelling past Garda cordons during Saturday and Sunday

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has defended its decision to include the symbol of a cross on the pass needed by workers entering controlled zones in(...)

Emergency departments around the country are expecting a “surge” of attendances once hazardous snow and ice conditions subside. The post-storm jump i(...)

Emergency Departments remained open on Tuesday. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Emergency departments in all the State’s hospitals remained open on Tuesday despite up to 20 locum doctors failing to report for duty after their pay (...)

The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine said 438 patients were on hospital trolleys on Tuesday when Budget 2017 was announced. Photographs: The Irish Times

The treatment of elderly and ill people left on trolleys in hospital emergency departments will lead to a tribunal of inquiry at some stage in the fut(...)

Tallaght Hospital is attempting to “silence” doctors advocating on behalf of patients, the group representing emergency medicine consultants has claim(...)

The tendency of radio presenters to talk about television has always vaguely smacked of a turkey giving Christmas first preference on the ballot pa(...)

There are too many hospital emergency departments in the country and it is not sustainable to run them all properly, the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine (IAEM) has said. The association was commenting after a Health Information and Quality Authority report on Portlaoise Hospital (above), published last week, found that all levels in the HSE were aware of patient safety risks at the hospital but failed to act on them.

There are too many hospital emergency departments in the country and it is not possible to run them all adequately, the Irish Association for Emergenc(...)

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association has criticized draft plans to tackle overcrowding, saying “targets for the delivery of acute care should be based on medical need and not budget limits”.

Hospital consultants and emergency doctors have expressed frustration at the continuing trolley crisis as the number of patients awaiting admission re(...)

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