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#Overcrowding

# overcrowding - Thursday 6 November, 2014

7,000 emergency department patients were on trolleys last month

The INMO said it is concerned about hospitals coping with the winter demand.

# overcrowding - Monday 29 September, 2014

"Deplorable overcrowding": Dozens on trolleys in Limerick hospital

The INMO said today that the Major Emergency Plan should have been implemented at the hospital today, with 47 people on trolleys in the Emergency Department this morning.

'Overcrowded and clinically dangerous': Nurses criticise conditions at Mullingar hospital

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has called on the HSE to immediately recruit more staff at MRHM.

# overcrowding - Monday 15 September, 2014

Galway nurses to protest 'severe overcrowding' in Emergency Department

The INMO said today nurses are finishing shifts “in a distressed state, experiencing burnout and frustration at the lack of action”.

# overcrowding - Saturday 13 September, 2014

'Winter is coming' and nurses say Irish hospitals are not prepared

Figures show there was a 19% increase in the number of patients on trolleys compared to last year.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Nurses to protest at Drogheda Hospital today

Nurses say overcrowding levels are dangerous.

# overcrowding - Friday 8 August, 2014

Open thread: What's your experience with hospital overcrowding?

Just last month more than 5,500 patients admitted found themselves on a trolley or in an emergency department.

# overcrowding - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Nurses report 'dangerous' patient overcrowding at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

INMO is calling for the Drogheda hospital’s emergency department to be taken off call for 48 hours to ease the strain.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

The UN says Ireland's prisons are 'inhuman'

“Chronic” overcrowding, “poor” cell conditions and the “inhuman” practice of slopping out – the UN says our prisons really need to step up.

# overcrowding - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Trolleys 'overflowing' onto corridors at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

The HSE acknowledged that the hospital was “exceptionally busy” today and said measures have been put in place to address the high patient numbers.

# overcrowding - Friday 7 March, 2014

Women's prison population one third over capacity

Poor living conditions and substandard visiting conditions in state’s two female prisons.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Limerick prison still 'chronically overcrowded' despite report signalling improvements

Today Minister Shatter said a new wing in the prison will be built with capacity for 100 male and 50 female prisoners.

# overcrowding - Friday 7 February, 2014

Tallaght hospital to recruit 29 new staff

The decision was made after a meeting in the hospital this morning.

# overcrowding - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

'I was asking to get out and nothing was done' - girl tells of Coppers crush

With seven people having been injured, one reveller told a radio station what the scene was like.

# overcrowding - Friday 24 January, 2014

'HSE says hospital overcrowding is improving, that's not what we're hearing'

The IAEM says the number of trolley inpatients in wards has increased since last year, not decreased.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Reilly 'acknowledges discomfort and distress' of patients on trolleys

Reilly was challenged by Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher in the Dáil today after it emerged almost 400 people were on trolleys across the country in one day this week.

# overcrowding - 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.

# overcrowding - 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.

# overcrowding - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Big increase in number of women being sent to jail

The number of women being sent to jail has increased by one third in the last three years, while the number of men being imprisoned has levelled off.

# overcrowding - Monday 14 October, 2013

'Peru 2' transferred to prison notorious for overcrowding

Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid have been transferred from a low security facility, and could now be sharing a cell with as many as 38 other inmates.

# overcrowding - Friday 7 June, 2013

'Constant and unacceptable level of overcrowding' at Cork prison

In a series of reports, one committee boasted about the lack of suicide attempts at one prison in Dublin.

# overcrowding - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Family of Gary Douch plead for closure in Mountjoy death probe

New hearings as part of an inquiry into the circumstances of his death are to be held.

# overcrowding - Thursday 23 May, 2013

A&E wards could be shut over looming staff shortages, doctors warn

The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine says emergency wards are already stretched, and it’ll get worse in July…

# overcrowding - Monday 8 April, 2013

Nurses to track hospital overcrowding

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is to launch Ward Watch, a new initiative, this morning.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Emergency medics lash out as trolley numbers hit eight-month high

The Irish Association of Emergency Medicine criticises the failure to end waits on trolleys, as 385 wait for admission.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

'Grave concerns' over controversial HSE plan to fire hospital staff

The HSE has produced a report which proposes getting rid of all agency staff in three hospitals – but the plan has drawn harsh criticism.

# overcrowding - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Prisoners on temporary release will 'pose no risk to public' insists Shatter

Justice Minister Alan Shatter was responding to concerns over a new scheme that will see 150 prisoners on temporary release at any one time.

# overcrowding - Monday 30 April, 2012

Dramatic 45 per cent increase in numbers sent to prison

However, the number of prison staff has actually fallen over the last five years.

# overcrowding - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Hospital warns of overcrowding crisis - and asks public to stay away

The Mid Western Regional Hospital has said patients should only come to its emergency department in cases of “urgent need”.

# overcrowding - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Column: 7 essential ways to fix our broken prison system

Our prisons have become pressure cookers, bursting at the seams and increasingly difficult to police. Eoin O’Carroll sets out new ideas for reform.

Call for radical change in Irish prison policy

A report by the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice shows the extent of overcrowding and drug-use in Irish prisons. There was an average of 800 people in prison per day in 1970 – this grew to 4,290 in 2010.

# overcrowding - Monday 12 March, 2012

Inspector's report finds Limerick Prison 'has made progress'

A report by the Inspector of Prisons earlier this year had found that Limerick Prison was not fit for purpose and needed a ‘regime change’.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Government considering construction of replacement Cork prison

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter says that building a new prison facility in Cork could comprehensively tackle overcrowding and the ongoing practice of ‘slopping out’.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Paediatric emergency ward overcrowding at 'alarming levels', warns health group

The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine says paediatric emergency dept overcrowding has risen 700 per cent in three years.

# overcrowding - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Limerick Hospital so overcrowded that it is “unsafe”

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have called on the HSE to implement the major disaster plan to deal with the overcrowding.

# overcrowding - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Emergency department shutdown 'will worsen overcrowding' in Cork

A local doctor has expressed fears over the closure at the city’s South Infirmary, which was announced today.

# overcrowding - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Overcrowding making conditions "almost unbearable" in Galway hospital - INMO

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says a bed capacity problem means an urgent need to re-open closed benches.

# overcrowding - Sunday 2 October, 2011

Plan to cut prison numbers by boosting community service

New legislation will force judges to consider community work instead of jail for minor offenders.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Nurses set for work stoppage at Limerick's Mid-Western hospital

The four-hour stoppage demonstrating against hospital overcrowding starts at 8.30am today.

# overcrowding - Monday 26 September, 2011

Simple change to hospital management could save hundreds of lives - doctors

The Irish Association of Emergency Medicine believes changing the management of emergency departments could save hundreds of lives.