IPA in the media

 

OCTOBER 2022

 

Headline: INMO warns of 'dangerous understaffing' in Mater Hospital

Date: 15th of October 2022

Website: https://extra.ie/

IPA Response in the Article: 'If we start having a build-up of COVID and influenza, that's a sort of double whammy on the system. We know how the system can be affected by that from our experiences with COVID. The impacts are that it's unsafe for patients and staff when you have emergency departments which are overcrowded. On top of that, you have patients who have been waiting maybe a year for an operation, which has been cancelled as the bed is needed by somebody else.'

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Headline: Medicines shortage at crisis point with supplies of more than 160 vital drugs dangerously low

Date: 9th of October 2022

Website: https://extra.ie/

IPA Response in the Article: "Irish Patients’ Association co-founder Stephen McMahon said the medicine shortage is ‘worrying’. He said: ‘It’s particularly so for patients with chronic illness. One thing we’re always told as patients is to take your medicine regularly, don’t skip it – and with good reason. But here are patients who  are having to do that very thing.’ 

Mr McMahon also pointed to price differences between branded and generic drugs as a possible cause why some facilities, particularly private facilities, might not be accessing certain drugs.

‘You could have a station where the bean counters are saying, “not those brand drugs”, [because they] are too expensive.’

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Headline: Almost 110,000 hospital appointments have been cancelled this year

Date: 6th of October 2022

Website: https://www.newstalk.com/

IPA  Response in the Article: "This is not a case of patients not turning up, this is the system actually saying they're cancelling those appointments"

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Headline: Donnelly warns of COVID-19 'perfect storm' as cases rising 'considerably'

Date: 5th of October 2022

Website: https://extra.ie/

IPA Response in the Article: 'If we start having a build-up of COVID and influenza, that's a sort of double whammy on the system. We know how the system can be affected by that from our experiences with COVID. The impacts are that it's unsafe for patients and staff when you have emergency departments which are overcrowded. On top of that, you have patients who have been waiting maybe a year for an operation, which has been cancelled as the bed is needed by somebody else. The lesson we've got to learn is that it's vital that people get their booster shots. It's important that people still have time to take care of themselves. We know that the virus is out there, and for people who may have had boosters five, six or seven months ago, it's time to revisit that.'

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Headline: Patients still face months of waiting for hospital treatment

Date: 3rd of October 2022

Website: https://www.irishexaminer.com/

IPA Response in the Article: “It is good to see some progress, but in the broad scheme of things progress is glacial compared to the size of the problems for patients." "Mr Stephen Mc Mahon [sic] urged people waiting to consider the option of treatment abroad, and said doctors should discuss this more openly." "It’s not the numbers on the list, it’s the length of time people are waiting, which is more important in terms of deterioration and their condition worsening.”

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SEPTEMBER 2022

 

Headline: End of inpatient hospital fees for children a ‘step in the right direction’

Date: 21st of September 2022

Website: https://www.irishtimes.com/

IPA Response in the Article: "The Irish Patients Association (IPA) broadly welcomed the announcement on Wednesday but sought assurances that moves to scrap inpatient fees would not have a knock-on effect for operational funding in hospitals. “It’s especially welcome considering the way inflation has gone now [and affected] families,” said IPA director Stephen McMahon.

“In an awful lot of these cases it is people on low, middle incomes that are being [hit] by those charges so that’s welcome. “But in the end nothing is for nothing so it’s important that the hospitals are reimbursed for whatever the amount of money it was that they would have been collecting out of these charges, that they’re not penalised.” Mr McMahon also said similar concessions should be introduced for adults attending hospitals."

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Headline: Revealed: HSE’s ‘twindemic’ winter warning as Covid and flu could see more than 20,000 admitted to hospital

Date: 18th of September 2022

Website: https://www.independent.ie/

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Headline: Investigation Part 1 - Doctor shortage causing strife

Date: 14th of September 2022

Website: https://www.farmersjournal.ie/

IPA Response in the Article: "It's a major concern in the IPA that with so many GPs due to retire in the coming years that there are going to be very big [service] holes in certain parts of the country. That has to be urgently addressed now."

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NOVEMBER 2020

Headline: Mother in provision 'locked into her room

Website: https://www.independent.ie/

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OCTOBER 2020

Headline: Dublin care homes hit by outbreaks

Website: https://www.independent.ie/

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Headline: Patients at risk of dying

Website: https://www.echolive.ie/

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SEPTEMBER 2020

Headline: Appeal to break down ‘wall of silence’ at Letterkenny hospital

Website: https://donegalnews.com/

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Headline: Call for investigation into Covid-19 testing no-shows

Website: https://www.con-telegraph.ie/

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Headline: There's something wrong here': Patients' association calls for investigation into Covid test no-shows

Website: https://www.irishexaminer.com/

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AUGUST 2020

Headline: Calls for HSE to convene emergency taskforce and engage with healthcare staff on winter plan

Website: https://www.irishexaminer.com/

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Headline: Coronavirus in Ireland – Surgery waiting list reaches over 80,000 as patient group calls on Government to act

Website: https://www.thesun.ie/

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Headline: Patient perspectives on the Covid-19 response

Website: https://www.imt.ie/

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JULY 2020

Headline: Experts could explain Covid-19 decisions more fully to public

Website: https://www.rte.ie/

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Headline: Record numbers of patients waiting for treatment, new figures show

Website: https://www.irishtimes.com/

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MAY 2020

Headline: It could take two years to clear surgery backlog caused by Covid-19

Website: http://www.midwestradio.ie/

Date: Fri, 15 May 2020 14:47:54 IST

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Headline: Listen: It Could Take Two Years To Clear The Backlog Of Elective Surgeries Created By Covid 19.

Website: http://kfmradio.com/

Date: Fri, 15 May 2020 14:36:33 IST

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Headline: Coronavirus in Ireland ? ?100m public fund injection could clear 60k non-Covid waiting list backlog, expert claims

Website: http://www.thesun.ie/

Date: Fri, 8 May 2020 07:28:49 IST

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Headline: Fears total focus on Covid-19 will mean a surge in deaths from other illnesses

Website: http://www.independent.ie/

Date: Tue, 5 May 2020 02:37:14 IST

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Headline: Fears total focus on Covid-19 will mean a surge in deaths from other illnesses

Website: http://www.independent.ie/

Date: Tue, 5 May 2020 02:37:14 IST

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Headline: Huge fall in non-Covid hospital admissions and attendances

Website: http://www.irishexaminer.com/

Date: Fri, 1 May 2020 15:10:54 IST

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Headline: Huge fall in non-Covid hospital admissions and attendances

Website: http://www.breakingnews.ie/

Date: Fri, 1 May 2020 15:08:31 IST

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APRIL 2020

Headline: Coronavirus in Ireland ? Government under fire for spin heavy and mixed messaging? response to Covid-19 outbreak

Website: http://www.thesun.ie/

Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 07:15:55 IST

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Headline: Patients being left in hospital for longer periods due to delay in transfer of care into nursing homes

Website: http://www.thejournal.ie/

Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 00:18:39 IST

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Headline: ' I am in pain, and because of coronavirus I have no idea when they will reschedule my hip operation'

Website: http://www.independent.ie/

Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 06:27:44 IST

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Headline: Campaign needed to ensure people with non-COVID19 related health issues access necessary care - Louise O'Reilly

Website: http://www.sinnfein.ie/

Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2020 10:19:17 IST

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Headline: Sickness in the shadow of pandemic: non-coronavirus patients struggle in a health system focused on Covid-19

Website: http://www.independent.ie/

Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2020 08:47:57 IST

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Headline: Coronavirus? Hundreds of strokes and heart attacks go untreated and cancer cases undiagnosed since lockdown started

Website: http://www.thesun.ie/

Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2020 08:18:38 IST

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Headline: Coronavirus in Ireland ? Patients ranked by points system weighted against elderly to decide who goes into ICU

Website: http://www.thesun.ie/

Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 07:38:14 IST

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Headline: Coronavirus in Ireland LIVE: Testing backlog for Covid-19 to be cleared by next week as death toll rises to 288

Website: http://www.thesun.ie/

Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2020 13:17:10 IST

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Headline: Coronavirus in Ireland ? Harris reveals close contact infection down to two but fears of surge in secondary deaths

Website: http://www.thesun.ie/

Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2020 21:48:22 IST

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Headline: Concern over dramatic fall in emergency hospital admissions Website: http://www.irishexaminer.com/

Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2020 17:59:26

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Headline: Patients being left in hospital for longer periods due to delay in transfer of care into nursing homes

Website: http://www.thejournal.ie/

Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 00:18:39 IST

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Headline: 'I am in pain, and because of Covid-19 I have no idea when they will reschedule my hip operation'

Website: http://www.independent.ie/

Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 02:47:04 IST

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Headline: Campaign needed to ensure people with non-COVID19 related health issues access necessary care - Louise O'Reilly

Website: http://www.sinnfein.ie/

Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2020 10:19:17 IST

Link: http://www.sinnfein.ie/contents/56605

 

 

Headline: Sickness in the shadow of pandemic: non-coronavirus patients struggle in a health system focused on Covid-19

Website: http://www.independent.ie/

Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2020 08:47:57 IST

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Headline: Coronavirus ? Hundreds of strokes and heart attacks go untreated and cancer cases undiagnosed since lockdown started

Website: http://www.thesun.ie/

Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2020 08:18:38 IST

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Headline: Coronavirus in Ireland ? Patients ranked by points system weighted against elderly to decide who goes into ICU

Website: http://www.thesun.ie/

Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 07:38:14 IST

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Headline: Coronavirus in Ireland LIVE: Testing backlog for Covid-19 to be cleared by next week as death toll rises to 288

Website: http://www.thesun.ie/

Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2020 13:17:10 IST

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MARCH 2020

 

Headline: Insurers consider how to react to State?s co-opting of private hospitals

Website: http://www.irishtimes.com/

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 20:46:24 GMT

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Headline: Almost 560,000 patients waiting for first outpatient appointment

Website: http://www.breakingnews.ie/

Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2020 20:09:01 GMT

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Headline: Coronavirus in Ireland ? Country needs to go into immediate lockdown to stop Covid-19 spread, patients? group insists

Website: http://www.thesun.ie/

Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2020 08:38:03 GMT

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Headline: Almost 560,000 patients waiting for first outpatient appointment

Website: http://www.breakingnews.ie/

Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2020 20:09:01 GMT

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Headline: Almost 560,000 patients waiting for first outpatient appointment

Website: http://www.irishexaminer.com/

Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2020 19:59:16 GMT

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Headline: 19th confirmed case of coronavirus in Republic, three new in the North

Website: http://www.irishexaminer.com/

Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2020 20:11:12 GMT

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Headline: 19th confirmed case of coronavirus in Republic; three new cases in the North

Website: http://www.breakingnews.ie/

Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2020 20:14:19 GMT

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Headline: 19th confirmed case of coronavirus in Republic; three new cases in the North

Website: http://www.beat102103.com/

Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2020 21:28:05 GMT

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Headline: 19th confirmed case of coronavirus in Ireland

Website: http://www.waterford-news.ie/

Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2020 18:27:46 GMT

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Headline: 19th confirmed case of coronavirus in Ireland

Website: http://www.waterford-news.ie/

Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2020 18:27:46 GMT

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Headline: 19th confirmed case of coronavirus in Ireland

Website: http://www.carlow-nationalist.ie/

Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2020 18:27:46 GMT

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Headline: 19th confirmed case of coronavirus in Ireland

Website: http://westernpeople.ie/

Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2020 18:18:46 GMT

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Headline: 19th confirmed case of coronavirus in Ireland

Website: http://roscommonherald.ie/

Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2020 18:18:13 GMT

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Headline: HSE lifts recruitment embargo to tackle Covid-19

Website: http://www.q102.ie/

Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2020 17:47:25 GMT

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Headline: HSE lifts recruitment embargo to tackle Covid-19

Website: http://www.q102.ie/

Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2020 17:47:25 GMT

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Headline: Visitor restrictions remain in place across Cork hospitals.

Website: http://www.96fm.ie/

Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2020 14:49:05 GMT

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FEBRUARY 2020

Headline: Covid-19: coronavirus arrives on Irish shores

Website: http://www.irishexaminer.com/

Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2020 05:39:12 GMT

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Headline: Concerns raised after Cork doctors, rather than radiographers, did x-rays on patients with coronavirus symptoms

Website: http://www.thejournal.ie/

Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:14:33 GMT

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Headline: Thousands added to hospital wait lists

Website: http://www.irishexaminer.com/

Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2020 06:58:50 GMT

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Headline: Midwives? commitment ?is being abused?

Website: http://www.irishexaminer.com/

Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 21:59:10 GMT

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JANUARY 2020

Headline: Some 45,000 taken off waiting lists last year without seeing medical specialist

Website: http://www.irishtimes.com/

Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:09:01 GMT

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Headline: ?Some patients should be exempt from hospital parking charges? ? IPA

Website: http://www.highlandradio.com/

Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 17:27:35 GMT

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Headline: Call for hospital parking charges to be abolished

Website: http://www.fm104.ie/

Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 14:28:40 GMT

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Headline: The Irish Patients Association calls for abolition of hospital parking fines.

Website: http://www.midwestradio.ie/

Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 13:37:19 GMT

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Headline: ?Some patients should be exempt from hospital parking charges? ? IPA

Website: http://www.highlandradio.com/

Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 17:27:35 GMT

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Headline: Figures reveal UHG made 1.4 million euro in car parking charges last year

Website: http://connachttribune.ie/

Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 13:17:33 GMT

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Headline: Overcrowding task force to lose powers

Website: http://www.independent.ie/

Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 13:08:50 GMT

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Headline: Slight drop in numbers waiting for hospital appointment, NTPF figures show

Website: http://www.newstalk.com/

Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 17:28:08 GMT

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Headline: Listen: 9,310 People On Waiting Lists At Naas General In December.

Website: http://kfmradio.com/

Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 17:27:28 GMT

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Headline: Limerick mum whose daughter died after spending over 23 hours in A&E reiterates call for Simon Harris to resign

Website: http://www.thesun.ie/

Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2020 07:18:59 GMT
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Headline: Call for Emergency Department Taskforce to meet more often

Website: http://www.highlandradio.com/

Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2020 14:47:01 GMT

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Headline: Government must stop blaming doctors for worst trolley numbers ever recorded ? Donnelly

Website: http://www.fiannafail.ie/

Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2020 12:17:26 GMT

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