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(...)

“If you have an overcrowded emergency department, your chances of dying increase and that is a proven fact,” said Dr Fergal Hickey, an emergency medicine consultant.

Somewhere between 300 and 350 people will die between now and this time next year due to overcrowding in our emergency departments, an emergency medic(...)

Some 35 per cent of injuries recorded related to other people being on the trampoline at the same time. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The number of trampoline injuries has reduced in recent years as the novelty of the device has waned, according to accident and emergency staff. Con(...)

The Mater Hospital Dublin where the National Isolation Unit is located. Photograph: Frank Miller

A test of the National Isolation Unit’s ability to cope with a case of Ebola will be carried out at the Mater hospital in Dublin on Wednesday. (...)

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