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#Hospital Beds

# hospital-beds - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

The HSE has €1.4 billion more to spend on healthcare in 2020

In total, it has €17.4 billion – a 6.3% increase in funding compared to 2019.

# hospital-beds - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

A 10% increase in nursing home places would reduce hospital stays by 19,000 days

An ERSI report says that a 10% increase in the supply of home would increase hospital bed availability dramatically.

# hospital-beds - Friday 6 January, 2017

GPs say they're not to blame for overcrowded hospitals

There have been some suggestion that local practices referring cases to Emergency Departments is making the problem worse.

# hospital-beds - Sunday 18 October, 2015

# hospital-beds - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Poll: Would you feel safe in an Irish hospital right now? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you feel safe in an Irish hospital right now?

The number of patients waiting on trolleys hit a record high yesterday.

# hospital-beds - Sunday 6 April, 2014

The 9 at 9: Sunday

It’s the last day of the weekend – and here’s everything you need to know as we start the day.

# hospital-beds - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Almost 60,000 people waited on trolleys in Emergency Departments last year

New figures show the level of overcrowding at hospitals around the country.

# hospital-beds - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

374: Number of patients on hospital trolleys at highest in months

There are 374 patients on trolleys in Ireland today – the highest figure since April last year.

# hospital-beds - Monday 30 July, 2012

Opening ceremony hospital beds to be donated to Tunisia London 2012 This post contains images

Opening ceremony hospital beds to be donated to Tunisia

The 320 beds will have all lights and wiring removed before they are donated to hospitals in Tunisia.

# hospital-beds - Saturday 12 May, 2012

Video: Reilly tells nurses that closed hospital beds will not be reopened

James Reilly also told delegates at the INMO conference that nurses can do more of the work that doctors have done historically.

# hospital-beds - Monday 5 December, 2011

In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012

A numerical breakdown of where the government has cut €2.2 billion in spending,

VHI warns premiums could jump 50 per cent over health reforms

Minister Howlin said the govt would seek to save €143m by improving “the generation and collection of private income in public hospitals”.

# hospital-beds - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Trolley watch: the most depressing updates you'll get today?

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation new mobile phone updater allows you to see how many patients are on trolleys around the country at any given time. It makes for stark reading.

# hospital-beds - Monday 14 February, 2011

2010 was the worst year for overcrowding in hospitals

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says the problem has increased by over a third over the past five years.

# hospital-beds - Friday 7 January, 2011

Has ANYONE seen Mary Harney?

Any information leading to her recovery can be sent to

# hospital-beds - Monday 16 August, 2010

WAITING 24 hours for a bed is not a thing of the past according to figures released by the HSE.

The daily “census” which records how many patients have been waiting for admission to a hospital ward each day at 2pm, shows that in 3% of cases patients wait more than 24 hours for a bed.

The figures also reveal that 39% of patients waited between 12 and 24 hours and 21% waited between six and 12 hours to be admitted.

Connolly Hospital is the only hospital in the country to have patients waiting more than 24 hours to be admitted to a ward after turning up at the emergency department.

Seven hospitals had patients waiting between six and 12 hours to be admitted, Roscommon Hospital, Our Lady’s in Navan, the Adelaide and Meath, the Mercy in Cork and Dublin’s Mater, Beaumont and Connolly hospitals.

The HSE maintains that “the vast majority of patients admitted from the Emergency Department do not wait for admission”. They say that 52% don’t wait at all for admission.

The news comes just as Dr James Reilly revealed that almost 18,000 surgeries were cancelled last year.