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Hospital sends woman home with wrong prescription

A 59-year-old Castlebar woman who presented to Mayo General Hospital with chest pains last Saturday was sent home with the prescription of a 90-year-old man from Mulranny it was revealed this week. Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne raised the issue at Tuesday night’s meeting of Castlebar Town Council where he told the meeting that the issue was only discovered the next day when a family member of the woman went to get her prescription filled in a pharmacy and it was the pharmacist who pointed out that the name on it was for a man who lived in Mulranny.

Poor hand-washing at Portiuncula is putting patients at risk — HIQA

New hygiene and infection prevention inspection reports published yesterday by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) have found that poor hand-washing practice in Portiuncula Hospital is potentially putting patients at risk of acquiring a Healthcare Associated Infection.

HSE call for patient safety champions

Could you be a voice for patients in our health care service? In response to the recommendation of the Irish Commission on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance, the HSE is assisting in recruiting an independent network of Patient Safety Champions.

Woman forged prescription to get medication, court hears

A woman with 98 previous convictions was before Castlebar District Court on Wednesday for three charges—theft, for being threatening and abusive, and for forging a prescription—all which occurred on November 27 2011.

Prescription charge leading to people not taking medication

Age Action is urging older people not to respond to the economic hardship caused by the new prescription charge by not taking their prescribed medication.

Health service at risk of medical error because of staff cuts, claims FG senator

The HSE West’s plan to cut temporary staff’s working hours as part of its cost cutting measures could have implications for patient safety, it was claimed this week.

Ninety four-year-old great grandmother spends two nights on hospital trolley

“Outrageous” is how the chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum has described the fact that a 94-year-old Connemara widow and great grandmother of 34 children had to spend two nights on a trolley at UHG’s A&E department.

Impact industrial action continued at Mayo General last week 

Services were disrupted again last week at Mayo General Hospital due to continued industrial action by members of the union Impact.

Impact industrial action continued at Mayo General this week 

Services were disrupted again this week at Mayo General Hospital due to continued industrial action by members of the union Impact.

More patients face review following suspension of former UHG pathologist

The HSE was last evening attempting to contact all patients affected by potential misdiagnoses at UHG following reports of discrepancies in the work of a third pathologist who worked as a locum at the hospital in February and March 2004.


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