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# Hospital overcrowding

This year
Donnelly denies review of Midwest hospitals following Aoife Johnston inquest is 'election stunt'
'One person on a trolley is too much' says HSE CEO as 638 patients currently waiting for a bed
'I tried discharging myself twice': Patients describe treatment at University Hospital Limerick
Readers reported a lack of privacy as they waited for hours on trolleys, while others said they now avoid the hospital completely.
Last year
HSE dispute INMO Trolly Watch figures, saying 2023 is not a record year
HSE CEO 'doesn't accept' he was too late in approach to private hospitals on winter beds
Start talks with private hospitals now to avoid disastrous winter, INMO chief to tell Minister
Sligo woman spent over 24 hrs on trolley in hospital hallway after life-threatening asthma attack
Donnelly: Emergency Department Taskforce will meet next Monday
Worst August for hospital overcrowding since 2004, sparking fears for winter ahead
'Winter trolley numbers in May': INMO slam hospital wait times as almost 12,000 without beds
Limerick Hospital ICU nurses call for two beds to close until more staff are recruited
'I was punched in the face': ED nurse on why there's no appetite for strike but it may be 'only way'
More than seven in ten Irish nurses have considered quitting their jobs - INMO survey
Consultants say staffing plan is needed for €1 billion hospital bed-building initiative to work
Tánaiste says governance and management issues within overall HSE need evaluation
HSE clinical chief says asking hospital staff to work across weekends 'not sustainable'
Immunologist says stronger advice on mask-wearing needed amid surge in respiratory viruses
Minister says patients that could be treated in minor injury units are turning up in A&E Depts
All time
Number of patients on hospital trolleys hits highest level since pandemic began
'Something has to give': INMO asks Health Minister to intervene at overcrowded Limerick hospital
Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says
Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates
Dr Anthony O'Connor
Harris summoned before emergency Health Committee meeting as 621 people wait on trolleys
'A national scandal': 2019 was the worst year on record for hospital overcrowding as 118,000 went without a bed
Worst November on record for hospital overcrowding as 9,679 wait on trolleys
Hospital consultant: 'I'd like to dispel a few myths for people about overcrowding'
Dr Anthony O'Connor
'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'
Reilly 'acknowledges discomfort and distress' of patients on trolleys
A&E wards could be shut over looming staff shortages, doctors warn