GPs will continue to send patients to EDs for diagnostic tests until there are enough consultants in our hospitals – Kelleher

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14 November 2017 20:35:32 - Europe News

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson, Billy Kelleher has said that GPs should not be forced to send their patients to Emergency Departments in order to skip the years' long queues to see consultants and obtain critical diagnostic procedures. Deputy Kelleher was commenting after media reports outlined the situation of people, referred by their GP... Full article on GPs will continue to send patients to EDs for diagnostic tests until there are enough consultants in our hospitals – Kelleher

Vice All News Time14 November 2017 20:35:32


142,472 delayed discharges causing severe back logs in our public hospitals – Kelleher

0.8816827 27 December 2017 18:14:09 - Africa News

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher has said that the Government could make progress towards ending the trolley crisis in our emergency departments if it got its act together with regard to delayed discharges from public hospitals. Deputy Kelleher was commenting after receiving information from the HSE that shows that for the first nine months of 2017, there were 142,472 delayed discharges across...

Vice All News Time27 December 2017 18:14:09

No evidence to support claims that telephone consultations reduce GP workload or hospital referrals

0.7735813 28 September 2017 03:17:11 - Europe News

As UK general practices struggle with rising demand from patients, more work being transferred from secondary to primary care, and increasing difficulty in recruiting general practitioners, one proposed potential solution is a 'telephone first' approach, in which every patient asking to see a GP is initially phoned back by their doctor on the same day. At the end of this phone call the GP and the patient decide whether the problem needs a face-to-face consultation, or whether it has been satisfactorily resolved on the phone. Two commercial companies provide similar types of management support for practices adopting the new approach, with claims that the approach dramatically reduces the need...

Vice All News Time28 September 2017 03:17:11

Addington's electricity crisis sends patients to other hospitals

0.64115447 03 August 2017 19:42:13 - Africa News

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health is referring patients to other state facilities in Durban after Addington Hospital began experiencing “electricity challenges” this week. Department...

Vice All News Time03 August 2017 19:42:13

HSE continues to stall on diagnostic waiting lists – Kelleher

0.62720877 29 July 2017 13:24:15 - Europe News

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher has hit out at the HSE for its persistent failure to provide up to date figures on the number of people waiting for critical diagnostic scans in hospitals nationwide. 'Every year for the past three years I have sought this information and every year the HSE has avoided providing it. I have still not received these statistics, despite persistent questioning so we are now in a situation where there is no...

Vice All News Time29 July 2017 13:24:15

Accusations of harassment and bullying of vulnerable patients in hospitals are alarming – Kelleher

0.5317751 11 June 2017 15:19:10 - Africa News

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher has said he is alarmed at the allegations of inappropriate behaviour of certain HSE employees who have sought to harass, coerce, and in certain circumstances bully patients into signing waivers giving up their right to public care in Emergency Departments. Deputy Kelleher made the comments after reports in the national media suggested that there have been concerted attempts...

Vice All News Time11 June 2017 15:19:10

Hospitals test AI to translate consultations with patients

0.5035467 09 April 2017 03:34:25 rss_all

About 20 hospitals in Japan will begin a test of an automated translation system used exclusively in medical contexts from this fiscal year.

Vice null Time09 April 2017 03:34:25

GPs enlisted to discharge patients as hospitals struggle to cope

0.48399773 13 January 2017 01:14:32 - World News

NHS managers are drafting in GPs to help discharge patients as hospitals continue to be overwhelmed with people needing care. NHS North Lincolnshire clinical commissioning group officials have been trying to relieve pressure on Scunthorpe General Hospital, which they said is "facing unprecedented demand" on services, with patients "experiencing extremely long A&E waits". ......

Vice All News Time13 January 2017 01:14:32

Texas hospitals announce first quick diagnostic test for Zika

0.47697815 24 February 2016 18:22:12 - World News

Researchers in Houston have announced that they have developed the first hospital-based, rapid diagnostic test for Zika, an advance that they said should help public health officials identify if -- or, more likely, when -- infected mosquitoes reach the United States this summer.Using a sample of... ......

Vice All News Time24 February 2016 18:22:12

Kelleher demands higher supervision standards for Non Consultant Hospital Doctors (Fianna Fáil)

0.47697815 31 January 2016 12:53:47 - Africa News

(Source: Fianna Fáil) Fianna Fáil Health spokesperson Billy Kelleher has called for stricter supervision of Non Consultant Hospital Doctors following another high profile case which raised questions about the professional conduct of a doctor who worked in three Irish hospitals. Deputy...

Vice All News Time31 January 2016 12:53:47

Malaysia will continue to host F1 GP until 2018 says Najib

0.47041014 30 March 2015 11:28:38 Malaysia News latest RSS headlines - Malaysia

: Malaysia will continue to host the World Formula One Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit until 2018, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. Najib said Petronas would ...

Vice All News Time30 March 2015 11:28:38