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Increased calls to poisons centre

By CATHERINE REILLY | Aug 5, 2020 |

A sharp rise in calls about bleach, hand sanitiser and disinfectant products was observed at the National Poisons Information Centre…

Full cancer data collection impacted by pandemic restrictions

By DAVID LYNCH | Aug 5, 2020 |

The National Cancer Registry Ireland (NCRI) is unable to undertake full cancer data collection due to Covid-19 restrictions, this newspaper…

Artificial intelligence to be considered in Coombe strategy

By DAVID LYNCH | Aug 5, 2020 |

The Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital in Dublin will consider the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on services as…

Consultant recommended to accept offer in rest days dispute

By PAUL MULHOLLAND | Aug 5, 2020 |

A Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) adjudication officer has recommended that an emergency medicine consultant accept an offer from the HSE…

Doctor burnout in a pandemic

By NIAMH CAHILL | Aug 5, 2020 |

Before the pandemic, physician burnout was on the rise in the Irish healthcare system. The emergence of Covid-19 has exacerbated…

Towards eradicating HCV

By Prof Aiden McCormick | Jul 13, 2020 |

Pictured above: Prof Aiden McCormick, HSE National Hepatitis C Treatment Programme, with nurses Ms Jean Flanagan and Ms Caroline Tallon…

Research goes viral: St James’s investigates the dynamics of Covid-19

By Anna Wedderburn | Jul 13, 2020 |

Anna Wedderburn speaks to clinicians at St James’s Hospital, Dublin, who are engaged in medical and scientific research to better…

Could Covid-19 intensify doctor retirements?

By Niamh Cahill | Jul 13, 2020 |

The emergence of Covid-19 initially encouraged many older doctors to return to the workforce, but concern is now mounting that…

Inside the ED: Caught in the middle and blamed for it all

By Dr Peadar Gilligan | Jul 13, 2020 |
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What modern emergency medicine can deliver is truly amazing, but the system is hamstrung by capacity and manpower shortfalls and…

Overcrowded house: The dilemma of distancing in EDs

By Paul Mulholland | Jul 13, 2020 |

Irish hospitals have suffered from chronic overcrowding for a number of years. Now that patient attendances are returning to pre-pandemic…

A time for mediation

By Dr Domhnall Heron | Jul 10, 2020 |

GP trainee in Co Leitrim Dr Domhnall Heron describes a new mediation service for frontline healthcare workers regarding issues arising…

A pioneer of respiratory medicine in Ireland

By Prof Ross Morgan | Jun 29, 2020 |

Prof Luke Clancy recently received the Irish Thoracic Society Award (ITS) for Outstanding Contribution to Respiratory Medicine. Consultant Respiratory Physician,…

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