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#Trolley crisis

# trolley-crisis - Today’s News

The government vowed to stop it, but 10,000 elderly people had to wait in A&E for more than a day

The HSE’s Service Plan for 2017 set a target that anyone aged 75 years and over entering an ED would be discharged or admitted within 24 hours.

# trolley-crisis - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

'I waited in A&E with my 5-week-old baby for 36 hours'

The Children’s Hospital Group said there has been an increase in young children and infants presenting with the flu and respiratory infections.

# trolley-crisis - Monday 8 January, 2018

Private hospital beds to be used to ease Emergency Department overcrowding

Many emergency departments are experiencing very high numbers of patients presenting at hospital.

Dr Anthony O'Connor: Things we could do to get more people off trolleys

They can be done and they must be done – we have to believe that, writes hospital consultant Dr Anthony O’Connor.

# trolley-crisis - Friday 5 January, 2018

Hospital consultant: 'I'd like to dispel a few myths for people about overcrowding'

It’s a hospital overcrowding problem that has been decanted into the Emergency Department, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.

# trolley-crisis - Thursday 4 January, 2018

'This isn't a trolley crisis - It's a system in meltdown': Minister's commitments 'worthless' say doctors

The Taoiseach apologised for the current crisis today, while Minister Simon Harris called it “unacceptable”.

Open letter to Simon Harris: 'Our dad provided good service to Irish State but ended up on a trolley'

His last days were prefaced by an extended period of unnecessary suffering in the Emergency Department of his local hospital.

# trolley-crisis - Saturday 21 January, 2017

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

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

# trolley-crisis - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Hundreds of surgeries cancelled nationwide as overcrowding crisis grips health system

Some patients will have to wait twice as long to be seen following cancellations due to overcrowding.

# trolley-crisis - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

An Irish nurse: 'I began to hate my job. I questioned my career. There were days when I came home crying'

A former public sector nurse highlights the challenging working conditions she and her colleagues endured as they cared for patients.

How Ireland's hospitals are massaging the numbers of people on trolleys Exclusive

A number of senior staff members have come forward to highlight how it’s done.

# trolley-crisis - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Fianna Fáil's new ad lashes Enda Kenny's infamous promise

Gerry Adams agrees with the sentiment.

# trolley-crisis - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

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

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.

# trolley-crisis - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

'Leo needs to accept he's not the David Attenborough of the health service'

Fianna Fáil says the Health Minister is “observing from a distance” rather than taking action.

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