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By: Medical Independent  05/12/2011
Keywords: Hospitals

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  • Exclusive | James Fogarty | 01 Dec 2011

    There were more then 400 instances of consultants being paid twice for treating the same patient under the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF), the Medical Independent has learned. According to documents released to this newspaper under the Freedom of Information Act, in 2009 there were 453 cases of patients being treated privately by the same consultant who referred them to the NTPF. In the same year, the NTPF treated 28,758 in-patients, out-patients and radiology patients.

  • Exclusive | Ailbhe Jordan | 01 Dec 2011

    The Supreme Court is deliberating on an appeal by the Rotunda Hospital to prevent a woman from accessing hospital records that may help establish the identity of her grandmother, the Medical Independent has learned.

  • Exclusive | James Fogarty | 01 Dec 2011

    The reconfiguration of services in Cork City has become “entirely uncoordinated”, the Board of Directors at the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital (SIVUH) has been told. Furthermore, the board is also seriously considering reducing the hours at the hospital’s emergency department (ED) in order to cope with reconfiguration, documents released to the Medical Independent under the Freedon of Information Act reveal.

  • Exclusive | June Shannon | 01 Dec 2011

    Doctors in Ireland are at an increased risk of professional burn out due to extra pressures of the recession, a leading psychiatrist has said.

  • Exclusive | James Fogarty | 01 Dec 2011

    Draft guidelines have been published by the Health Protection and Surveillance Centre (HPSC) for the management of an outbreak of viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHFs), such as ebola and lassa fever, in Ireland, the Medical Independent has learned.

  • News Analysis | Ailbhe Jordan | 01 Dec 2011

    While some major health projects have been spared by the Minister’s axe others have been lost by omission or delay. Ailbhe Jordan takes a closer look

  • Exclusive | James Fogarty | 01 Dec 2011

    There were more then 400 instances of consultants being paid twice for treating the same patient under the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF), the Medical Independent has learned. According to documents released to this newspaper under the Freedom of Information Act, in 2009 there were 453 cases of patients being treated privately by the same consultant who referred them to the NTPF. In the same year, the NTPF treated 28,758 in-patients, out-patients and radiology patients.

  • Exclusive | Ailbhe Jordan | 01 Dec 2011

    Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown (CHB) has been ordered to reduce its spend on agency staff and overtime by almost 40 per cent in a bid to prevent the hospital sliding into debt of more than €10 million by year end, the Medical Independent has learned.

  • In The News | 01 Dec 2011

    Health Minister James Reilly has turned the sod on a new €13 million adult acute psychiatric in-patient facility at Beaumont Hospital.

  • In The News | 01 Dec 2011

    UCC medical graduate, Sr Miriam Duggan was honoured by the university at its 2011 Alumni Achievement Awards Ceremony along with outstanding achievers in business, medicine and science.

  • In The News | 01 Dec 2011

    No prisoner received cosmetic surgery at the tax payers’ expense over the past four years, the Dáil heard last month.

  • In The News | 01 Dec 2011

    Patients and their families should ask doctors to wash their hands before examinations, a new book recommends. The Fear Factor, by Terry Prone, aims to help people combat their fears of different situations and places, including flying, public speaking and the fear of hospitals.

  • Exclusive | James Fogarty | 01 Dec 2011

    Two emergency consultants at the Mercy University Hospital Cork have said the emergency department (ED) is unsafe and should be closed at night, the Medical Independent can reveal.

  • In The News | 01 Dec 2011

    One in ten of all admissions to both general and psychiatric hospitals in 2010 were involuntary, compared to just 2 per cent of private hospital admissions, new figures published by the Health Research Board (HRB) show.

  • In The News | 01 Dec 2011

    Attendees at the recently held seminar, Medical Sector Data Protection in Ireland, were warned that complacency towards electronic data storage could lead to major data breaches.

  • In The News | 01 Dec 2011

    The EU has unveiled an action plan to deal with antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which kills about 25,000 patients per year and costs of over €1.5 billion in healthcare expenses and productivity losses. According to the EU Commission, 12 ‘concrete actions’ will be taken to combat AMR over the next five years.

  • News Features | June Shannon | 01 Dec 2011

    Survivors of thalidomide in Britain and Northern Ireland have received apologies from the State and compensation deals have been renegotiated, but Irish survivors are struggling to achieve the same terms

  • Exclusive | James Fogarty | 01 Dec 2011

    Reductions in private income at one of Ireland’s oldest voluntary hospitals have reached ‘critical’ levels, the Medical Independent can reveal.

  • Exclusive | James Fogarty | 01 Dec 2011

    The HSE will not be introducing additional tetanus and whooping cough booster vaccination programmes to target those who were missed due to the prioritisation of the HPV vaccine, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).

  • Exclusive | Ailbhe Jordan | 01 Dec 2011

    A project manager has been appointed to lead the joint academic health centre in Beaumont Hospital and Connolly Hospital following the HSE’s formal approval of the merger, the Medical Independent has learned.

  • The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

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