This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 3 °C Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Beaumont Hospital only admitting 'urgent' emergency cases due to overcrowding

Yesterday there were 45 people on trolleys.

Image: /Photocall Ireland

BEAUMONT HOSPITAL IS limiting the number of admissions to the emergency department this weekend due to overcrowding.

The hospital, which is one of Dublin’s busiest, has been forced to take such action due to the high volume of people waiting on trolleys.


The latest trolley watch figures shows that there were 45 people on trolleys in Beaumont Hospital yesterday.

Patients are being asked to avoid the emergency department, with the hospital only admitting urgent cases. Some ambulances bound for Beaumont are also being diverted.

Speaking to Newstalk, the director of nursing at Beaumont, Sheila McGuinness said that some elective surgeries scheduled for next week have also been cancelled. 

The Irish Nurses and Midwifes Organisation (INMO) have said that the situation is “unsafe” and that staff are at “breaking point”.

Read: Former Waterford Crystal workers to vote on €178m pension deal>

Read: Woman killed and two teenagers injured in Kerry road accident>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

Read next: