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Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says
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Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says

Dec 31st 2020, 2:28 PM 10,684 Views 36 Comments

The organisation said hospital overcrowding is “unacceptable at the best of times, but it is doubly so when dealing with a contagious virus”.

'We're sleepwalking back to mass overcrowding': 221 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals
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'We're sleepwalking back to mass overcrowding': 221 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals

Sep 2nd 2020, 5:08 PM 24,750 Views 27 Comments

The INMO has warned that overcrowding and Covid-19 make for a ‘toxic combination’.

'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll
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'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll

Sep 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 66,247 Views 39 Comments

Consultants have said staffing and resource issues are impacting their mental health and compromising patient care.

Harris says pathologists that raised concerns about Waterford mortuary 'carried out an important duty'
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Harris says pathologists that raised concerns about Waterford mortuary 'carried out an important duty'

Updated May 2nd 2019, 4:05 PM 18,207 Views 47 Comments

The journalist who broke the story has published the letter which originally raised concerns.

'Serious questions raised': Waterford hospital says it has not received any complaints about mortuary
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'Serious questions raised': Waterford hospital says it has not received any complaints about mortuary

Updated Apr 29th 2019, 8:42 PM 18,555 Views 25 Comments

There have been calls for hospital management to appear before the Oireachtas Health Committee “as a matter of urgency”.

Worst year on record: Almost 110,000 patients went without hospital beds last year
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Worst year on record: Almost 110,000 patients went without hospital beds last year

Updated Jan 2nd 2019, 2:35 PM 10,688 Views 61 Comments

The INMO says its a 9% increase on 2017 – itself a record high – and nearly double the number in 2006 when records began.

'Worst October ever': Over 9,000 patients forced to wait on trolleys this month
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'Worst October ever': Over 9,000 patients forced to wait on trolleys this month

Oct 31st 2018, 1:14 PM 7,153 Views 43 Comments

The INMO has said the health service “simply does not have capacity to cope” with demand.

'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter
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'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter

Oct 30th 2018, 7:34 AM 17,793 Views 45 Comments

The IMO has said the situation won’t be due to a “flu crisis”, rather a “failure of policy”.

Almost 10,000 over-75s left lying on trolleys for more than 24 hours in first eight months of year
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Almost 10,000 over-75s left lying on trolleys for more than 24 hours in first eight months of year

Oct 19th 2018, 7:21 AM 6,694 Views 34 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly said the situation is far worse than last year.

'Worst August on record' for hospital overcrowding with almost 8,000 on trolleys
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'Worst August on record' for hospital overcrowding with almost 8,000 on trolleys

Updated Aug 31st 2018, 3:16 PM 13,025 Views 63 Comments

The HSE has said it regrets any delays experienced by patients.

Hospitals warned about safety of patient trolleys after reports of some malfunctioning
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Hospitals warned about safety of patient trolleys after reports of some malfunctioning

Aug 29th 2018, 6:34 PM 8,835 Views 10 Comments

The HPRA said that it is aware of complaints made from an Irish hospital regarding the Tautmann UT10 patient trolley.

There were a record 9,091 patients waiting on trolleys in Ireland's hospitals last month
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There were a record 9,091 patients waiting on trolleys in Ireland's hospitals last month

Jun 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 6,558 Views 46 Comments

The 9,091 figure represents a 12% jump from May 2017, and a massive 116% jump from the situation in 2006.

'Record-breaking month': Over 10,000 patients were on trolleys during March
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'Record-breaking month': Over 10,000 patients were on trolleys during March

Mar 29th 2018, 10:08 PM 7,055 Views 39 Comments

Today there were 485 patients on trolleys with 338 in emergency departments and a further 147 on wards.

'People are dying': Life-saving surgeries delayed or cancelled due to intensive care bed shortage
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'People are dying': Life-saving surgeries delayed or cancelled due to intensive care bed shortage

Jan 18th 2018, 6:05 AM 6,515 Views 19 Comments

Minister of State Jim Daly said increasing ICU capacity is a priority for the government in 2018.

'It's a wake-up call': 73 children on trolleys in emergency depts so far this year
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'It's a wake-up call': 73 children on trolleys in emergency depts so far this year

Jan 15th 2018, 1:41 PM 6,734 Views 17 Comments

The Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Association has just launched a new trolley watch system – where it counts how many children are on trolleys in EDs.

Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley
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Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley

Jan 10th 2018, 6:26 PM 12,367 Views 106 Comments

The Taoiseach said he was speaking as both a doctor and a grandson whose grandmother is “regularly in and out of hospital”.

More than 2,400 people on trolleys in first week of 2018
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More than 2,400 people on trolleys in first week of 2018

Jan 5th 2018, 7:56 PM 8,260 Views 61 Comments

Nursing representatives met with HSE officials earlier today to see how hospital overcrowding can be reduced.

Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact
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Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact

Dec 22nd 2017, 8:45 AM 9,744 Views 23 Comments

The move is an attempt to ease pressure on services over the busy Christmas period.

'It's totally unacceptable': Over 650 children left on hospital trolleys so far this year
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'It's totally unacceptable': Over 650 children left on hospital trolleys so far this year

Aug 20th 2017, 1:00 PM 8,402 Views 44 Comments

Over 1,000 children are expected to wait for a bed this year.

These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country
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These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country

May 3rd 2017, 7:00 AM 30,851 Views 45 Comments

There’s been an improvement in Dublin, but things are getting worse in other counties.

FactCheck: Are there really fewer people on hospital trolleys this year?
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FactCheck: Are there really fewer people on hospital trolleys this year?

Feb 8th 2017, 8:00 PM 11,820 Views 47 Comments

The Tánaiste made the claim amid ongoing debate about wait times in Irish healthcare.

'Groundhog Day' as month begins with 600 people on hospital trolleys
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'Groundhog Day' as month begins with 600 people on hospital trolleys

Feb 2nd 2017, 7:29 AM 7,766 Views 29 Comments

The figure of 601 is just short of the high of 612 patients on trolleys at the beginning of January.

'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'
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'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'

Jan 21st 2017, 7:25 AM 17,520 Views 32 Comments

What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.

Alan Kelly says his prediction of 'hell in our hospitals' has come true
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Alan Kelly says his prediction of 'hell in our hospitals' has come true

Jan 4th 2017, 8:00 PM 21,983 Views 91 Comments

He wants private hospital facilities to be used to help ease the pressure on emergency departments in public hospitals.

Paramedics 'disturbed' over delays bringing patients to Emergency Departments
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Paramedics 'disturbed' over delays bringing patients to Emergency Departments

Jan 4th 2017, 6:45 PM 23,684 Views 99 Comments

Siptu members said today that delays of between one and three hours have been observed across the country.

Patients describe nurses 'red in the face' from work and guilt of seeing elderly on trolleys
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Patients describe nurses 'red in the face' from work and guilt of seeing elderly on trolleys

Jan 4th 2017, 3:08 PM 17,138 Views 42 Comments

Over 600 people are still on trolleys in Ireland’s hospitals today, the second highest figure ever recorded.

There are currently 612 people waiting for beds in Irish hospitals
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There are currently 612 people waiting for beds in Irish hospitals

Jan 3rd 2017, 12:37 PM 11,588 Views 71 Comments

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) says it sets a new record.

Conditions at Tipperary hospital 'undignified, disgraceful and dangerous'
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Conditions at Tipperary hospital 'undignified, disgraceful and dangerous'

Dec 7th 2016, 1:00 PM 11,740 Views 35 Comments

This morning there were 378 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals.

Elderly woman spends 15 hours on hospital trolley
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Elderly woman spends 15 hours on hospital trolley

Dec 2nd 2016, 5:22 PM 10,409 Views 61 Comments

The woman, believed to be 103, finally got a bed this morning.

There has actually been a slight drop in people on hospital trolleys this year
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There has actually been a slight drop in people on hospital trolleys this year

Dec 2nd 2016, 9:05 AM 7,041 Views 35 Comments

While the numbers on trolleys is down 1% this year, figures for November were described as “particularly alarming”.

The hospital trolley problem is getting better, slowly
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The hospital trolley problem is getting better, slowly

Sep 6th 2016, 9:40 AM 8,499 Views 36 Comments

There’s a marked difference between Dublin and the rest of the country.

Patients left lying on trolleys while 40-bed unit remains vacant at nearby hospital
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Patients left lying on trolleys while 40-bed unit remains vacant at nearby hospital

Apr 20th 2016, 6:01 AM 16,071 Views 33 Comments

Yesterday there were 20 patients on trolleys at Tipperary General Hospital.

There's to be a 'zero tolerance' approach to patients waiting in emergency departments
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There's to be a 'zero tolerance' approach to patients waiting in emergency departments

Dec 22nd 2015, 9:49 AM 13,386 Views 47 Comments

It’s among a rang of rules to help fight hospital overcrowding.

The number of people on Beaumont Hospital waiting lists shows why the place is overcrowded
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The number of people on Beaumont Hospital waiting lists shows why the place is overcrowded

Nov 21st 2015, 7:30 AM 10,105 Views 14 Comments

It’s over 10,000, with 2,352 waiting for over a year.

Leo: If there was an overnight fix for the health service I would've implemented it
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Leo: If there was an overnight fix for the health service I would've implemented it

Nov 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 98 Views 112 Comments

I’ve been in this job for 18 months and I can say with absolute certainty that if there was an overnight fix, I would have implemented it on day one, Leo Varadkar writes.

Tallaght Hospital to probe how information on 91-year-old patient was given to media
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Tallaght Hospital to probe how information on 91-year-old patient was given to media

Nov 4th 2015, 6:30 PM 31,062 Views 124 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny described the incident as “a shocking example of dysfunction in the health system”.

Leo Varadkar is being accused of leaking his own email
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Leo Varadkar is being accused of leaking his own email

Sep 29th 2015, 4:45 PM 27,100 Views 56 Comments

Fianna Fáil says that an email in the Irish Times came about because of ‘self-serving leaks’.

Enda to Gerry: "The trampoline must be having an effect on you"
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Enda to Gerry: "The trampoline must be having an effect on you"

Feb 17th 2015, 4:18 PM 11,773 Views 34 Comments

You’re ‘almost like a commentator at a horse race’, the Sinn Féin president told the Taoiseach today.

The hospital with the worst overcrowding problem is getting a boost of nurses
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The hospital with the worst overcrowding problem is getting a boost of nurses

Feb 12th 2015, 7:25 PM 15,579 Views 29 Comments

Changes are set to occur after an appearance by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation before the Labour Relations Commission yesterday.

Minister: Trust me, I'm aware of cases like Lucy
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Minister: Trust me, I'm aware of cases like Lucy

Feb 12th 2015, 1:46 PM 17,587 Views 57 Comments

“It’s not that the system isn’t sympathetic, it is – who wouldn’t be?”

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