An oral health health check is being conducted on Thursday morning at the St Michael’s Hospital in Cork, after a patient fell ill in a ward on Friday morning.RTE has learned the patient had a gastric ulcer and was admitted to St Michaels Hospital on Thursday.
The patient, who has not been named, had been treated at the hospital in Dublin earlier this month.
It is understood that a team from St Michael is conducting an investigation into the incident.
A statement from St Thomas Hospital said they were aware of the situation and were working closely with the Cork Health Service to ensure that the patient is cared for in a safe manner.
It said the hospital is committed to providing the highest level of care and support to all of our patients.
In the last few weeks, we have seen an increase in the number of patients who have fallen ill in our wards.
The increase in these patients has been linked to a change in the culture at the facility, as a result of a new programme that was put in place in May to promote health and wellbeing.
We take these incidents very seriously and we have increased our staff and resources in our ward and in our hospital to ensure patients are cared for with the utmost dignity.
The hospital said they would have a full report in due course.