New figures released to Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Older People, Mary Butler, have shown that 14,757 people aged over 75 had to wait over 24 hours in hospital Emergency Departments in the first three months of 2018.
Sun, 22 Apr, 2018
A leading doctor has warned the Government that future generations will accuse it of ignoring A&E overcrowding “abuse” in the same way as “clerical sex abuse, the Tuam babies and Magdalene Laundry scandals” unless they immediately tackle the crisis.
Mon, 02 Oct, 2017
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
This 91-year-old with Parkinson’s didn’t need a cure, he needed care. And this was when Ireland was found to be at its most careless. The whistleblower is being attacked ... but it is Mr Kenny who is to blame, writes
Sat, 07 Nov, 2015
IT must be terribly disheartening for those involved in trying to reform our health services to have to acknowledge that overcrowding in hospital emergency departments and wards has increased by 51%, when compared with the same month last year.
Tue, 07 Jul, 2015