There is €26m for a winter plan to deal with emergency department overcrowding in acute public hospitals, Simon Harris, the health minister, has confirmed.
Fri, 11 Oct, 2019
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
Latest: The Dáil has passed a Sinn Féin motion calling on the government to take more action on the trolley crisis.
Tue, 16 Jan, 2018
Almost half of the children on hospital trolleys yesterday were waiting more than nine hours for a bed, it has emerged.
Tue, 09 Jan, 2018
More than 2,400 people spent time this week on a trolley or chair waiting for a hospital bed, nurses have said.
Fri, 05 Jan, 2018
Overcrowding in our hospitals has hit record levels again.
Tue, 07 Nov, 2017
Fri, 18 Dec, 2015
GPs have called for 24-hour access to diagnostic facilities as an urgent and essential first step in easing pressure on hospital emergency departments (EDs).
Fri, 18 Sep, 2015
Ahead of the two-day Fine Gael national conference, Health Minister Leo Varadkar sets out plans for his department but warns there are no easy solutions
Fri, 20 Feb, 2015
Health Minister Leo Varadkar has said “dozens of extra beds” will be opened in the coming weeks to deal with hospital overcrowding.
Thu, 29 Jan, 2015
GPs are demanding to be included on the Emergency Department Taskforce which aims to tackle the overcrowding and admissions crisis in hospitals.
Mon, 12 Jan, 2015
The HSE's director of acute hospitals - who is also charged with reducing overcrowding in emergency departments - has resigned.
Tue, 06 Jan, 2015
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