Consultants in 'care can’t wait’ drive

A social media campaign being launched today by hospital consultants highlights the increasing waiting times for outpatient appointments.

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Nearly 4,500 people over 75 had to wait over 24 hours in emergency department, figures show

Nearly 4,500 patients over the age of 75 waited longer than 24 hours in an emergency department since the start of the year, according to figures obtained by Fianna Fáil spokesperson on health, Stephen Donnelly.

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Munster worst affected by hospital overcrowding last month

Three Munster-based acute public hospitals were worst affected by overcrowding in May, it has emerged.

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'It is simply not acceptable' - INMO have no confidence in Harris or HSE as over 500 on trolleys

After the worst April for overcrowding since records began, there are over 500 people on trolleys in Irish hospitals today.

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Last month the worst-ever April for hospital overcrowding

The INMO says 10,229 admitted patients were forced to wait without hospital beds in April 2019.

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582 patients waiting for beds in Irish hospitals

There are 582 patients waiting for beds in hospitals around the country.

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University Hospital Limerick has 58 patients on trolleys today as crisis continues

UHL is followed by 38 at Cork University Hospital and 33 at Beaumont Hospital.

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More than 470 patients waiting to be admitted to hospital

Up to 478 patients are on trolleys in hospitals across the country today.

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Trolleywatch records almost 450 patients awaiting hospital admission

Up to 440 patients are waiting on trolleys at hospitals nationwide today.

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Taoiseach plays down concerns as 631 patients wait for hospital beds

Latest: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has played down concerns about the highest hospital trolley numbers this year amid warnings patients are fearful of attending emergency units.

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'Our citizens deserve better' - Number of patients on trolleys hits year high

The number of patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals has hit a year-high figure of 631, according to figures released by the INMO.

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Trolley crisis: 'You’ve elderly people in there and they have no dignity'

Chronic overcrowding continued across the country’s hospitals as 531 admitted patients languished on trolleys in emergency departments and wards today.

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Overcrowding in Limerick like 'scenes in the hospital after a major natural disaster'

Overcrowding in University Hospital Limerick has been compared to a scene in a hospital after a major national disaster in the Dáil.

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Warning hospital trolley crisis could escalate

Staff at University Hospital Limerick fear the crisis could escalate even further this weekend after experiencing a record number of patients on trolleys for a hospital yesterday.

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Trolley figures: ‘This is not a crisis,’ says UHL director

The director of University Hospital Limerick has denied the hospital is in the midst of a crisis despite reports of record numbers of patients lying on trolleys yesterday.

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Tipperary grandmother, 68, recounts 24 hour ordeal on trolley at Limerick hospital

Tipperary grandmother Marie Gleeson has spoken of her 24-hour ordeal lying on a trolley overnight in a corridor in University Hospital Limerick emergency department.

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A day in the Emergency Department at CUH: Despite the promises, people are still waiting on trolleys

My dad fell and hurt his hip, not an uncommon occurrence for a frail 82-year-old. He didn't want a fuss, he didn't want to go to the doctor. “It'll be fine,” he insisted, but I wouldn't take no for an answer, writes David Forsyth

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Director of UHL: This is not a crisis, hospital fire exits are not blocked

The chief clinical director of University of Limerick Hospital, Professor Paul Burke is disputing the claims of the INMO about the number of patients on trolleys in the hospital today.

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81 on trolleys in Limerick- highest ever recorded in an Irish hospital

University Hospital Limerick has recorded the highest-ever daily figure of patients waiting on trolleys.

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Limerick hospital has more patients on trolleys than all of Dublin’s nine hospitals

There were more patients on trolleys in corridors and wards at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) today than there was across the entirety of Dublin’s nine hospitals, according to official figures published by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).

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Country's hospitals have 580 people waiting for beds

There are 580 patients waiting for beds in hospitals around the country this morning, according to the INMO Trolley Watch.

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563 patients waiting on trolleys across the country

563 patients are waiting on trolleys at hospitals across the country today.

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More than 500 patients awaiting hospital beds

The number of patients waiting for hospital beds around the country has risen above 500.

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Hospitals have more than 500 people waiting for beds today

There are 501 patients waiting for beds in hospitals around the country this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch.

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Hospitals could not cope with plane crash or terror attack - audit finds

Irish hospitals would not be able to cope if there was a major plane crash or terrorist attack, according to an audit of our Intensive Care Units.

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598 people are on trolleys across Ireland

There are 598 patients on trolleys across the country this morning.

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CUH tops waiting list figures as numbers awaiting hospital beds falls slightly

There are 565 people waiting for hospital beds around the country today, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

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Number of patients on trolleys rises as nurses set to announce strike days

There has been another rise in the number of patients waiting for hospital beds across the country today.

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Update: Trolley numbers fall slightly as Sinn Féin dismiss yesterday's drop

Sinn Féin has said the trolley crisis in our hospitals will only get worse this year.

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108,000 patients went without a hospital bed in 2018

More than 108,000 patients went without a hospital bed in 2018 - a 9% increase on the previous year.

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Fewer patients waiting on trolleys for emergency admission

Simon Harris met Health Service Executive officials for an update on the winter plan.

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Record 100,385 patients without hospital bed

The number of hospital patients without a bed has exceeded 100,000 for the first time as the Government prepares to warn the elderly about dangerous long stays in hospitals as part of its winter health plan.

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ESRI: Public hospitals need up to 5,600 more beds

Between 3,200 and 5,600 additional hospital beds will be required in public hospitals by 2030 to meet the demands on the health system.

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91-year-old woman waited 13 hours for a bed before being discharged

A 91-year-old woman was forced to waiting in an accident and emergency room for 13 hours waiting for a bed before being discharged.

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Number waiting to be admitted to hospitals falls below 500

There are 483 patients are waiting for beds in Irish hospitals this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch.

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More than 500 patients awaiting hospital beds

The Trolley Watch data from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) shows that 525 patients are on trolleys at hospitals across the country this morning.

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'I don’t know of any consultant rostered off in early January' - Taoiseach's 'insulting' comments condemned

The Fianna Fáil leader, Micháel Martin, has accused the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, of a cynical attack on doctors and nurses.

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Record 9,055 patients on trolleys in October

This month was the worst October on record for hospital overcrowding with 9,055 admitted patients forced to wait for a bed on trolleys and chairs.

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'It’s not even peak season' - INMO records worst ever October for hospital overcrowding

2018 has seen the worst October on record for hospital overcrowding, according to eh Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).

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HSE, department plan amid warnings 1,000 patients will be on trolleys in Irish hospitals

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.

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Almost 550 people waiting for hospital beds today

There are 542 patients waiting for hospital beds this morning, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

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Fianna Fáil: Outpatient waiting lists at 'crisis levels'

FiannaFáil says the latest figures for outpatient waiting lists are shocking and completely unacceptable.

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INMO: Hospital trolley figures approach 8,000 for September

Almost 8,000 patients were forced to wait on trolleys and chairs in September, according to new figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisations (INMO).

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'If you want to torture people, send them to A&E' - Nurses describe 'hellish' conditions at Limerick hospital

Hundreds of nurses and midwives gathered at Cork and Limerick University Hospitals this lunchtime for a second day of planned protests.

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Nurses and midwives begin series of lunchtime protests over lack of winter plans

Nurses and midwives based in University Hospital Galway are set to protest this lunchtime, demanding the HSE make plans for the expected winter increase in patients.

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INMO: HSE has no plan for extra patients in winter

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) claim that the HSE has admitted to having no plan to deal with extra patients this winter.

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Nurses to hold HSE talks as hospitals see 'record overcrowding'

Nurses are to hold talks next week with the HSE and Department of Health to discuss understaffing and overcrowding.

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Survey: Patients feel safer in crowded wards than A&E

Patients prefer waiting in an extra bed in a ward than in an overcrowded A&E to get more sleep, feel safer and get more dignity in some cases research shows.

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357 patients waiting on trolleys across the country; Limerick worst effected

357 people are waiting on hospital trolleys across the country today.

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Medics’ unions warn of staff shortages

The Irish health system is “sleepwalking into another winter crisis” due to HSE’s inability to address the shortage of consultants, GPs, and nurses in the public service, according to healthcare professionals’ representatives.

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Overcrowded emergency departments and staff shortages putting patients at risk - INMO

There is a warning overcrowded emergency departments and staff shortages are putting patients at risk.

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Almost 400 patients on trolleys across the country; CUH worst affected

Almost 400 patients are on trolleys in hospitals around the country today, according to the INMO.

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289 patients waiting on trolleys in hospitals across the country

There are 289 people waiting on trolleys in the country's hospitals today.

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Oireachtas to hear why Ireland gets 'below-average outcomes' for above-average health spend

Overcrowding and delays in hospital admissions will be back on the agenda later this morning.

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Hundreds admitted to hospitals with no available beds last month, figures reveal

Some 92 children waited on trolleys in Dublin’s three children’s hospitals, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation also said.

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Cork University Hospital worst affected as 370 patients wait on hospital trolleys across the country

370 people are waiting on hospital trolleys across the country this afternoon.

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439 patients on trolleys across the country; University Hospital limerick worst affected

439 people are on trolleys in hospitals across the country today.

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Almost 15,000 over 75s endure 24-hour waits in A&E during first three months of this year

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.

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INMO figures show 'equivalent of three hospitals' worth of patients waited for bed in past three days

Nearly 600 people are waiting for hospital beds today, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation's trolley watch.

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532 patients on trolleys across the country today

532 people are on trolleys in hospitals across the country today.

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