Shortages of blood pressure pills and painkillers loom for NHS as drug producers face supply chain crisis

the NHS is facing shortages of drugs relied on by hundreds of thousands of patients as companies supplying widely-used medications face “unprecedented pressure” with supply chains and red tape, a leading industry body has warned. An investigation by i has established that manufacturers of dozens of the most commonly used drugs in Britain – known … Read more

Our distrust of religious institutions with healthcare is rooted in the past

Updated Sat 12:45 PM SOME OF THE most interesting conversations I have had with students in recent years have revolved around the involvement of the Catholic Church in modern Ireland. The growth of the institution in the 19th century, the influence of men like Cardinal Paul Cullen and the increase in vocations, particularly female vocations … Read more

Fewer than one in three patients admitted to wards within HSE target of six hours

FEWER THAN ONE in three patients who attended Ireland’s emergency departments last year were admitted to ward within a HSE target time of six hours, a new survey has found. The 2021 National Inpatient Experience Survey reveals that long waiting times in emergency departments remain a problem, with just 29% of people admitted to a … Read more

Rise in gun violence during pandemic adds strain to overburdened hospitals

Between March 2020 and February 2021, there were about 62,500 firearm-related incidents in the US — 15% higher than expected based on previous trends, according to a study published Thursday. These incidents resulted in more than 10,000 excess non-fatal injuries and about 4,400 excess deaths† Early in the pandemic, as hospitals filled to capacity and … Read more

VCU Health plans outpatient facility at Courthouse Landing development

VCU Health plans to establish an outpatient medical facility as part of the proposed Courthouse Landing development project in Chesterfield County. †Courtesy of Dunphy Properties† VCU Health looks to be among the anchors of a sizable upcoming mixed-use development in Chesterfield, according to county documents. Though not part of the previous vision for the proposed … Read more

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center health care workers set to begin a 5-day strike; accuse hospital of unfair labor practices

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Citing “unfair labor practices as well as employee and patient safety concerns, short-staffing and low wages,” members of the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West are planning to stage a weeklong strike starting at 5 a.m. Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The union, which has been bargaining with hospital management … Read more

dr. Carla Kriwet to succeed Rice Powell as Chief Executive Officer of Fresenius Medical Care

Press release dr. Carla Kriwet (51) will become the new CEO of Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s leading provider of products and services for individuals with renal diseases, on January 1, 2023. The Supervisory Board of Fresenius Medical Care Management AG unanimously appointed her to succeed Rice Powell (66), who in accordance with the company’s … Read more