Almost 4,000 incidents where equipment being used in the care of patients in Irish hospitals failed have been reported over a three-year period. File photograph: Getty Images

Almost 4,000 incidents where equipment being used in the care of patients in Irish hospitals failed have been reported over a three-year period. Thes(...)

It is understood the majority of assaults recorded by NIMS were minor in nature and only a small number resulted in serious injuries.

The number of attacks by patients on staff in psychiatric facilities across Ireland has risen significantly in recent years, according to data releas(...)

The Medical Protection website notes that 'soundalike and lookalike drug pairs . . . have been involved in errors and near misses in Irish hospitals'.

According to James Joyce “a man’s errors are his portals of discovery”, and in medicine, health professionals are faced with more “portals of discover(...)

The HSE says “training in relation to professional management of violence and aggression is offered in all services”. Photograph: Getty Images

Thousands of patients attending HSE facilities are being subjected to violence, harassment and aggression by other patients, new official figures reve(...)