If Ireland’s ailing health service were a patient, it would be on life support. In a way, it already is, as we face an existential threat to a service that is lurching from crisis to crisis. Signs are that trolley numbers in hospitals have hit record highs this week.
Thu, 09 Jan, 2020
New research has made the "surprising" finding that patients treated at low volume hospitals have shorter length of stay after emergency surgery and may be discharged earlier than from high volume hospitals.
Tue, 07 Jan, 2020
A mother with Crohn’s Disease, and suffering from abscesses on her rectum, was being treated on a chair in the Emergency Department of University Hospital Limerick today where a record 92 patients languished on trolleys in the ED and on wards.
Mon, 06 Jan, 2020
Cork University Hospital has blamed a "large number of very ill patients requiring admission" for delays which saw 68 admitted patients on trolleys in its emergency department and elsewhere in the hospital today.
Wed, 07 Aug, 2019