The amount of Patients waiting on trolleys ‘absolutely unacceptable’

The INMO says 601 patients were on trolleys or wards waiting for admission to a hospital bed yesterday Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has said it was “absolutely unacceptable” that hundreds of patients are waiting on trolleys in hospitals, as a hospital consultant warned 350 people could die needlessly this year. There … Continue reading

Pancreas Transplants in St Vincents Hospital Dublin

One of the most interesting medical developments I have read from this week comes from RTE – St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin has said that its pancreas transplant is now live, over two years after the programme first transferred from Beaumont hospital. No pancreas transplants have been performed here since … Continue reading

Our Nurses and Midwives are angry

Our Nurses and Midwives are angry – Nurses and midwives are to be balloted for industrial action over a number of issues, including the failure to recruit more staff. According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), it has made this decision following a review of the outcome of … Continue reading

6 Challenges in the day of a MedicalDevice Sales Rep

6 Challenges in the day of a Medical Device Sales Rep         ·         Leaving house early to beat the traffic and be at hospital on time  ·         Transporting your equipment to theatre with all your trolleys   ·         Finding Scrubs that fit and maybe even have same colour top and bottom  ·         … Continue reading

Who will govern our mothers and babies?

  Who will govern our mothers and babies? For the last few weeks a row has been brewing over the governance of the new Maternity Hospital moving from an old and not suitable for purpose anymore facility in Dublin’s Holles street,to a new state of the art building on the … Continue reading

Our Nursing Home standards need improving

Over 400 inspections of nursing homes were carried out in 2015, half of which were unannounced, a new report has shown. The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has just published its 2015 Overview Report on the Regulation of Designated Centres for Older People. It shows that last year, 577 … Continue reading

Nursing Staff shortage bring Beaumont ED to crisis point

Nurses at Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital are to begin industrial action next month in response to ‘unsafe conditions in the Emergency Department (ED)’. The action by members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is set to commence on June 10 in the form of a work to rule. This … Continue reading

Care of the Elderly

With the advances in medicine and health awareness there is an increase in the number of elderly in Ireland. The elderly can be a vulnerable group not unlike children. The importance to look after and have the best care available for our ever growing elderly population should be our priority. With old age inevitable for … Continue reading