The Department of Health says it is working closely with the HSE to ensure the most effective response to the “winter challenges” after it was claimed the country’s already-stretched hospitals face another chaotic winter.
Wed, 31 Oct, 2018
It was declared a “national emergency” when 495 were recorded on hospital trollies in 2006. But yesterday marked the 43rd time this year that tally has been topped, leading to calls for the Government to admit the crisis is out of control.
Thu, 15 Mar, 2018
A patient with metastatic cancer told a doctor he would rather “drown myself in the river” than return for treatment to a cancer centre of excellence where he would face emergency department delays and the likelihood of days on a trolley.
Sun, 03 Apr, 2016
Ireland’s emergency department overcrowding crisis could be significantly reduced if James Reilly, the health minister, ensured rules to make wards take extra patients in times of excessive trolley numbers were enforced.
Fri, 13 Apr, 2012