Hospital heads plead not guilty
Former chairman of the board of the North Estonia Regional Hospital (PERH) Tõnis Allik, head of catering Anu Vähi, head of IT Marko Kilk, and caterer P. Dussmann Eesti OÜ and its executive manager Anella Stimmer stood trial at the Harju County Court on charges of corruption yesterday.
11.04.2017, Liis VelskerPM
Crazed psychiatric patient injures 12 in Valga hospital
A crazed psychiatric patient attacked staff and patients at the Valga hospital in southern Estonia on Sunday night, leaving 12 people injured.
Uus peosari Labürint avab hooaja suure sisefestivaliga
Sel laupäeval, 11.02 stardib pealinnas uus peosari Labürint, mis kutsub seiklejaid viie erineva peosaali vahele ära eksima. Esimesel peol vastutavad muusikavaliku eest Mürk (techno), Estonian Funk Embassy (funk), Bassiõhtu (DnB) ja Bangers & Mash (hip-hop, reggae, dancehall, bass) residendid ning viiendas saalis saab triphopi ja downtempo saatel hoogu maha tõmmata.
Video: India arstid eemaldasid patsiendil suu kaudu ligi kahemeetrise paelussi (1)
Indias eemaldasid arstid meessoost patsiendilt suu kaudu ligi kahemeetrise paelussi, mis arstide sõnul oli kõige pikem paeluss, mida nad kunagi näinud on.
27.01.2017, Inna-Katrin HeinPM
Corruption suspects still employed
The North Estonia Regional Hospital (PERH), that has found itself involved in two corruption scandals in the past six months, still employs three executives whom the prosecution associates with criminal offenses.
23.01.2017, Risto BerendsonPM
Bribes give acquaintances the edge
Long-time Technical Director of the North Estonia Regional Hospital (PERH) Ivo Mill is suspected of preferring two construction and one design company for the hospital's construction procurements for which he received more than €50,000 in bribes in just a few years.
19.01.2017, Risto BerendsonPM
Child survives fall from eighth floor
A two-year-old child was taken to the Tallinn Children's Hospital's intensive care unit after miraculously surviving a fall from an eighth floor window in Tallinn's Lasnamägi borough a week ago. Neighbors said that while the boy did not break a single bone, he suffered injuries to internal organs.
01.11.2016, Heilika LeinusPM
Digital registration underused
While the state is considering how to create a national digital registration center, expensive digital solutions of hospitals have not paid off. Estonians want to pick up the phone, even if put on hold for a long time, and tell the doctor what's wrong, instead of wrestling with ID-card passwords – as put by hospitals.
28.10.2016, Tiina KaukverePM
Dreams of an electric towing hitch
Head of Pärnu Hospital and chairman of the Estonian Hospitals Association Urmas Sule has declared a public procurement in which he aims the leasing contract at a prodigiously equipped Volkswagen Passat Alltrack with a price tag of 46,000 euros.
19.09.2016, Nils NiitraElu
Netsky esineb Eestis maailma muusikafestivalidel ilma teinud kavaga “Netsky LIVE!”
Eesti publiku ees mitmeid kordi üles astunud maailmakuulus muusikaprodutsent Netsky toob 28. oktoobril Tallinna Rock Cafesse erilise kontsertkava “The “3” Tour”. Baltimaadest vaid Eestisse jõudval tuuril saab näha ja kuulda maailma muusikafestivalidel tähelepanu püüdnud projekti “Netsky LIVE!”.
Three young lives lost in car wreck
Saturday night saw a severe traffic accident in Ida-Viru County with three young people perished. On basis of immediate information available, the police suspects risky driving.
01.08.2016, Helen MihelsonPM
Father says son injured in Nice is doing better
Severely injured in the truck attack in the French city of Nice, Hans Joosep is still in intensive care unit at the local hospital.
17-y-o Pokemon Go player injured after jumping out of window
A 17-year-old boy sustained minor injuries after jumping out of a window on the upper floor of a two-story private home in Viimsi, a residential district adjacent to Tallinn, while playing Pokemon Go on Wednesday.
Infamous mushroom seller attacks people in Tallinn marketplace
While in Finland as seller of mushrooms, Mart Kuus attacked a policeman. Early yesterday morning, he assaulted people in Tallinn Central Marketplace. Police found him carrying a knife and two weapons.
22.07.2016, Helen MihelsonPM
Injured Estonian youth in Nice intensive care unit
Seriously injured in the truck attack in France, Estonian youth Hans Joosep is being treated in a local Nice hospital intensive care unit. His condition is stable and the family hopeful.
20.07.2016, Liis VelskerPM
3 Estonian residents in hospital after Nice terror attack
Three residents of Estonia who sustained injuries in the July 14 terror attack in Nice are still being treated in hospital in France.
Boy of 16 dead after tinkering with stranger's car
In Võru County late last Friday a man aged 55 hit a lad of 16 in the face, the latter having tinkered with the vehicle of his acquaintance. Afterwards, the boy died in hospital.
19.07.2016, Liis VelskerPM
Four Estonians reported injured in Nice attack
The Foreign Ministry has been notified about four Estonians who received injuries in the truck attack in Nice last Thursday, Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand told the evening newscast of the public broadcaster ERR on Saturday.
Pruutpaar laulatatakse üllatavas kohas
Kummaline juhtum Madriidis, kus mehe terviserikke tõttu pidi laulatus toimuma hoopiski ebatavalises kohas.
05.07.2016, Ingrid DreyersdorffPM
Suspected in corruption, hospital CEO steps down
Yesterday, North Estonia Regional Hospital (PERH) head Tõnis Allik announced his resignation. The council discusses procedure for finding a replacement next week.
16.06.2016, Marge TubalkainPM
Police advises limit on hospital chiefs term of office
Inspired by the PERH head case smelling of corruption, Central Criminal Police issued memorandum to social ministry asking them to consider setting time limit on term of office of hospital heads.
On «business trips», hospital head holidayed with wife
A veteran Estonian hospital chief, Tõnis Allik the CEO of North Tallinn Regional Hospital (PERH) has made five business trips abroad of doubtful character and leading to criminal suspicion.
14.06.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
Old folks getting lost looking for a hospital
Plan by Health Insurance Fund (the Haigekassa) to bring bulk of medical specialists into a couple of big centres has raised the issue of how people from afar will make it there with private transport unavailable. Social ministry tells us this will have to be settled by local governments.
20.05.2016, Heilika LeinusPM
Dangerous gas appliances claim fresh victims
Wednesday night at about 9:30 pm, Alarm Centre was notified of kids aged about 2 and 5 feeling bad at Kopli St, Northern Tallinn while they took their evening bath.
13.05.2016, Uwe GnadenteichPM
Man who fled Finnish mental hospital caught in Estonian capital
A man who escaped from a psychiatric hospital in central Finland where he was held after being found too mentally ill to face murder charges was detained by the police in Tallinn Tuesday evening.
Estonia-Latvia borderlands merger makes Riigikogu splash
At the end of March, Latvia's Valka County duma chairman Vents Krauklis decided to do an experiment in Valga Hospital. Namely, he sent his wife across state border to give birth there.
11.05.2016, Priit PulleritsPM
Ukrainian gynaecologist to leave Hiiumaa
A gynaecologist from Ukraine is leaving after four months of working at Hiiumaa Hospital, not having acclimatized with the island and the islanders not acclimatizing with him. Doctors will continue to take turns and visit from mainland Estonia.
13.04.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
Emergency medicine may be empowered to send patients back
Until now, emergency medicine departments have helped all who show up, even if they have to wait for hours. Now, ideas are being pondered about how to scare some off right from the door.
01.04.2016, Hanneli RudiPM
A new witness in the Savchenko case
What might Estonian citizen Vladimir Poljakov who Ukraine desires to sue for fighting for separatists in Donbas, the Ukrainian army lieutenant Nadezhda Savchenko sentenced for 22 years of imprisonment in Russia last Tuesday, and the perished Russian TV journalists Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin have in common? In a moment of destiny, they all happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, in Eastern Ukraine near Lugansk on June 17th 2014.
29.03.2016, Jaanus PiirsaluElu
Briti plaadifirma Med School tähistab oma 10. aastapäeva peoga Sinilinnus
Reedel, 25. märtsil tähistab briti plaadirfirma Med School oma kümnendat sünnipäeva peoga «10 Years of Med School» Sinilinnus. Plaadifirmat esindavad artistid Keeno ja Electrosoul System. Kohalikest djdest mängivad pmuusikat Qba, To-Sha, L.Eazy, Dave Storm ja Ecstatic.
10.03.2016, Meisi VoltPM
Methadone – best option for poor Estonia
Methadone might be the only thing drug addicts and policemen agree about – both are critical regarding the distribution of it to addicts. As psychiatrist says it's not the substance that is a problem, rather its African style handouts.
03.03.2016, Madis VaikmaaPM
Elderly stuck in wards with mentally ill and dangerous
Due to lapses in Estonian law, demented elderly and alcoholics find themselves sharing wards with aggressive and dangerous schizophrenics and the like.
01.03.2016, Martin LainePM
Small town troubled by ambulance crew carelessness
Though not a taxi, decisions by ambulance crew to take or not to take individuals to hospital may be fatal. And have led to lots of local complaints towards emergency medicine in Tapa Parish.
22.02.2016, Siiri LiivaPM
Address by those closest to deceased woman with child
Relatives of the deceased woman and child forwarded complaints towards hospital and emergency medical care to Estonian TV's «Eyewitness» accusing the medical workers in lack of concern and compassion.
Underneath, read parts of the address:
Life of woman was impossible to spare, says hospital
In light of controversial information spread publicly regarding a recent tragic incident at West-Tallinn Central Hospital (LTKH) Pelgulinn obstetrical department, the hospital hereby underlines that the January 27th case of death of mother with child is unrelated to a young man committing suicide the selfsame day. Also, the hospital stresses the small likelihood of the woman's life having possibly been spared.
11.02.2016, Triin ÄrmPM
Dealer swollows fentanyl as arrested. Stomach cut open
Under very eyes of police, a dealer swallowed large amount of fentanyl. To save his life, stomach had to be cut open in hospital and plastic bag with drugs removed.
08.02.2016, Risto BerendsonTe
Noored eestlased päästavad Indias elusid
Humanitaarmissioonid Indias pakuvad noortele Eesti arstidele võimaluse mugavustsoonist väljuda ja osaleda rohkematel lõikustel, kui koduhaigla Eestis seda võimaldab.
06.01.2016, Marian VõsumetsPM
Midwife catches measles
Of the three individuals infected with measles this past month was a midwife at East-Tallinn Central Hospital (ITK) who worked for several days at obstetrics department before diagnosed with the disease. The hospital called about 40 people for extra checks.
15.12.2015, Liis VelskerPM
Editorial: the wrong end to start a reform
State reform planned by government includes lay-off of 3,500 of public cadre by 2019. The main blow hits social ministry. While the promise is not to thin ranks of such as offer social and health care services, support staff in regional hospitals is faced with cuts. Among others things, the state wants Tartu University Hospital to send 85 people packing and outsource part of the work.
Hospital rebells at lay-off demand by the state
Last night, council of Tartu University Hospital members sent a standpoint to social ministry stating that the prescribed lay-off of 85 posts is neither purposeful, expedient nor feasible.
08.12.2015, Aime JõgiElu
Tjuun Inil esineb täna Briti trummi ja bassi pioneer A-Sides
Täna, 4. detsembril toimub Sinilinnus peosari Tjuun In, mille väliskülalisena esineb dj ning produtsent A-Sides. Teda toetavad kahes saalis kohalikud Raul Saaremets, Mark Slavin, Emil Gens ja residendid Qba, To-Sha ning L.Eazy.
04.12.2015, Meisi VoltPM
Indian police detains three as related to stoning of Estonians
Estonian foreign ministry says Indian police has held three individuals regarding an incident of Estonian citizens attacked with stones. The ministry has been in contact with people closest to those attacked.
03.12.2015, Andres EinmannElu
Kõrv peale: S.I.N avaldas mitteametliku bootleg'i Basement Jaxxi hitist
Mõnus kuulamine! Eesti produtsent ja DJ S.I.N avaldas mitteametliku bootleg'i Basement Jaxxi loost «Never Say Never».
Reedesel Tjuun Inil esitleb Zero T oma samal päeval ilmuvat albumit «Golden Section»
Sel reedel, 2. oktoobril toimub Sinilinnus Tjuun In peosari, kus väliskülalistena mängivad muusikat inglise djd ja produtsendid Technimatic ja Zero T. Viimane esitleb ühtlasi ka oma samal päeval ilmuvat albumit «Golden Section». Pidu toimub kahes saalis ning kodumaistest djdest on esindatud lisaks Takeshi, Ecstatic, Susanna ning residendid L.Eazy, Qba ning To-Sha. Visuaale teeb Teng.
Savisaar establishes hospital room headquarters
In private ward at East-Tallinn Central Hospital for third day, Centre chairman and Tallinn mayor Edgar Savisaar will have his heart condition checked today.
25.09.2015, Tuuli KochPM
Border guard shoots himself in police station, dies in hospital
At 3:25 pm yesterday, a senior border guard official of Haapsalu police station shot himself while Police and Border Guard (PPA) internal audit presented him suspicion in offence against a person. Fatally injured, the man afterwards died in hospital.
17.09.2015, Georgi BeltadzePM
Editorial: why a superhospital?
For years they have been talking about merging the hospitals of Tallinn. Should the municipal powers up and build the building, one might say good luck - on the one hand. On the other, one would wish for some specific explanations. As usual, the central issue being money.
Estonian president contracts Lyme disease
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves was diagnosed with Lyme disease or tick-borne borreliosis, but that is not stopping Ilves from performing his head of state duties.
02.09.2015, BNS / Postimees.eePM
Estonian govt to cover hospital bill of citizen taken ill in Turkey
The Estonian government on Thursday decided to allocate 48,593 euros to cover the extraordinary hospital bill of an Estonian who was taken ill in Turkey and the Social Ministry is also in negotiations with the Vaatsa rural municipality for partial compensation of medical costs.
Tallinn Mayor Savisaar returns to office
Tallinn Mayor Edgar Savisaar who has been on sick leave since March returned to office on Wednesday.
Turkish hospital bill awaiting government verdict
For a family of four, and end-of-April trip to Turkey ended with father's illness and a mega hospital bill, the compensation of which hangs on decision by Estonian government.
03.08.2015, Siiri LiivaElu
Suve suurimal Tjuun In peol sel laupäeval esineb kolm välisartisti
Trummi ja bassi pidudesari Tjuun In, mis hiljuti, sügisel oma 15ndat sünnipäeva pidas, toob sel suvel Pärnusse Katlamajja kolm välisartisti. Sel laupäeval, 25. juulil esinevad Tjuun In peol Lenzman, Lynx ja Stamina MC. Lisaks esinevad suures saalis resiendid L.Eazy, Qba ja To-Sha ning külaline Kaspar Leivo. Väike saal on regge ruum, kus muusikat valivad Tarrvi Laaman ja Dice Rudy.
Staff error likely cause for TV tower tragedy
This Saturday served a serious accident at Tallinn TV tower as two ladies adventure-descending by rope dropped from 20 metres. The police thinks the cause may have been miscommunication between people employed to service the entertainment.
08.06.2015, Merike TederElu
Volbriöö Tjuun In-il esineb UK trummi ja bassi artist LSB
Täna, 30. aprillil toimub Sinilinnus Volbriöö Tjuun In pidu, mille väliskülaliseks on produtsent ja dj Inglismaalt – LSB. Teda toetavad residendid Qba, To-Sha ja L.Eazy. Teises saalis mängivad muusikat Öömaja peosarja djd Üllar Siir, Cortes ja Dreso. Visuaalide eest hoolitseb Teng.
Inmate in race with time to save foot
Falsely diagnosed, after years of treatment a crook is found to suffer of a disease totally different. The prison in which he cannot be helped wants to set the man free but the court says no.
06.04.2015, Risto BerendsonPM
Simson to temporarily fill in for Center Party chairman Savisaar
Board of Estonia's Center Party decided on Monday that deputy chair of the party Kadri Simson is to be the temporary substitute to chairman of the party Edgar Savisaar who is in hospital at present.
Doctors say Savisaar no longer critical
The condition of Center Party leader and mayor of Tallinn Edgar Savisaar remains extremely serious but is no longer critical.
Center Party: Savisaar's condition hasn't changed significantly
The condition of the leader of the Estonian Center Party Edgar Savisaar has not changed significantly and doctors don't consider a new operation necessary at this point, the party said on Tuesday.
Doctors take tough decision
At 10 o’clock yesterday morning, six physicians convened to Tartu University Hospital intensive care unit to discuss action regarding Centre Party chairman and mayor of Tallinn Edgar Savisaar under constant anaesthesia since early Thursday morning last week, his right leg under attack by flesh-eating bacteria.
24.03.2015, Priit PulleritsPM
Doctors amputate Savisaar's leg above knee
Doctors at Tartu University Hospital have amputated one leg of Estonian Center Party leader Edgar Savisaar above knee.
Edgar Savisaar’s health fails
Taken to Tartu University Hospital intensive care unit as suspected in pneumonia on Wednesday, Mayor of Tallinn and Centre Party chairman Edgar Savisaar remained in critical condition last night following surgery.
20.03.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
Savisaar taken to hospital for pneumonia suspicions
Mayor of the Estonian capital city Tallinn Edgar Savisaar has been hospitalized for pneumonia suspicions.
19.03.2015, News.postimees.ee / BNSPM
Estonian conscript injured in live-fire exercise
A conscript of the antitank company of the Estonian 1st Infantry Brigade sustained an injury during live-fire exercise in the territory of the abandoned Sirgala quarry before noon on Tuesday. The conscript's life is not in danger.
Reedel esineb Privé's drum'n'bass plaadifirma Hospital staar DJ S.P.Y
Hospital Records asutati London Elektricity poolt ning see on üks maailma kuulsamaid drum’n’bass plaadifirmasid, mille üritused Hospitality on ülemaailma väljamüüdud. S.P.Y on selle plaadifirma üks esinimesid ning ta astub sel reedel üles klubis Privé.
Maailma suurim trummi ja bassi pidudesari Hospitality tuleb Eestisse
Maailma kõige mastaapsema, võimsama ja kuulsama trummi/bassi plaadifirma HOSPITAL Recordsi ametlik pidudeseeria HOSPITALITY tuleb esmakordselt Eestisse 10. Aprillil klubisse Parlament.
23.02.2015, Meisi VoltPM
Tragic snow tube accident throws up questions
The deadly snowtubing accident at Ansomäe makes one wonder whether a sign «Slide at own risk!» frees owner of slope from responsibility.
29.01.2015, Nils NiitraPM
Snowtubing claims life in South-Estonia
At Ansomäe ski centre near Otepää, a day of winter fun for company staff finished in tragedy as two «train» tubes broke off and flung into tall pines lining a steep slalom slope.
28.01.2015, Jaan OlmaruPM
Hospital charters ferry to bring critical patient from Hiiumaa
The North Estonia Medical Center (PERH) chartered a ferry to bring a critically injured patient to the mainland from Hiiumaa Island on the night of Jan. 14 when bad weather prevented a rescue helicopter from making an evacuation flight.
22.01.2015, News.postimees.ee / BNSPM
Drowned in darkness, workers frantically fumbled for exit
Of the eight victims in Auvere power plant accident, most are already recovering from physical injuries but are still in shock over the Tuesday tragedy. Three men with serious respiratory and lung damages are still kept in artificial coma by doctors at Narva hospital.
08.01.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
Victims of Auvere power plant accident in stable condition
The condition of three workers who sustained severe injuries in Tuesday's accident at the Auvere power plant in northeastern Estonia is grave but stable and they will be kept in an induced coma for at least three days.
Youth in Rakvere ravaged with drugs
Since September, Rakvere has seen nine young people hospitalised – probably by smoking synthetic cannabis aka spice.
20.11.2014, Tiina KaukverePM
Conscript hospitalised by explosives
A month ago, a conscript at Kuperjanov Infantry Battalion was hospitalised due to injuries by an explosives package going off.
19.11.2014, Toomas RandloPM
Editorial: controlling the future
So now we have two stories in a row featuring young people in sudden need of treatment while abroad – occasion enough to talk about health insurance.
Facelift for hospital
North-Estonian Regional Hospital (PERH) staff says work conditions now top those in Finland.
29.08.2014, Hanneli Rudi