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#Trolley crisis

# trolley-crisis - Sunday 31 October, 2021

October trolley watch stats show 'almost' double numbers this year than same period in 2020
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

October trolley watch stats show 'almost' double numbers this year than same period in 2020

Oct 31st 2021, 4:34 PM 17,177 Views 26 Comments

INMO figures show that there are five times as many children on trolleys compared to October 2020.

# trolley-crisis - Friday 10 January, 2020

Waiting list figures on the rise as more than 550,000 patients waiting for an appointment
# Crisis
# Crisis

Waiting list figures on the rise as more than 550,000 patients waiting for an appointment

Jan 10th 2020, 9:20 PM 9,369 Views 30 Comments

The IHCA criticised the latest figures and said the Government had failed to meet its own 2019 targets.

# trolley-crisis - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Harris summoned before emergency Health Committee meeting as 621 people wait on trolleys
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

Harris summoned before emergency Health Committee meeting as 621 people wait on trolleys

Updated Jan 8th 2020, 12:21 PM 13,295 Views 44 Comments

The INMO has called on the HSE to implement five new measures.

HSE trolley crisis: Recruitment freeze is 'starving frontline services of much-needed staff'
# Health Service
# Health Service

HSE trolley crisis: Recruitment freeze is 'starving frontline services of much-needed staff'

Updated Jan 8th 2020, 11:01 AM 13,485 Views 18 Comments

The INMO has said that “it’s not hard to join the dots” between delays in staffing and the current trolley crisis.

# trolley-crisis - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

760 people on hospital trolleys for second day in a row as overcrowding continues
# Day Two
# Day Two

760 people on hospital trolleys for second day in a row as overcrowding continues

Jan 7th 2020, 12:48 PM 6,853 Views 36 Comments

University Hospital Limerick is worst affected with 75 people on trolleys.

# trolley-crisis - Friday 29 November, 2019

Trolley numbers for this year are the highest since records began, INMO says
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

Trolley numbers for this year are the highest since records began, INMO says

Nov 29th 2019, 1:12 PM 8,279 Views 36 Comments

The INMO said today that over 108,300 people have gone without beds so far this year.

# trolley-crisis - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Woman (70) ‘left for 105 hours on trolley’ in Limerick Hospital
# University Hospital Limerick
# University Hospital Limerick

Woman (70) ‘left for 105 hours on trolley’ in Limerick Hospital

Oct 1st 2019, 10:00 PM 23,222 Views 47 Comments

The facility topped national charts for patients on trolleys in September.

# trolley-crisis - Friday 5 April, 2019

Opinion: Changing the model of hospital care could help solve the trolley crisis
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Changing the model of hospital care could help solve the trolley crisis

Apr 5th 2019, 7:00 AM 14,986 Views 36 Comments

Why is the HSE doing the same thing repeatedly but expecting to get different results? writes Dr Cathal O’Sullivan

# trolley-crisis - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Opinion: The key to the trolley crisis lies in a statutory right to access home care
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The key to the trolley crisis lies in a statutory right to access home care

Jan 3rd 2019, 7:00 AM 11,596 Views 27 Comments

The home care sector is an outdated, bewildering and unfair patchwork of charities, HSE-funded programmes and for-profit carer agencies, writes Dr Domhnall McGlacken-Byrne

# trolley-crisis - Monday 1 October, 2018

'A national crisis': Almost 8,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

'A national crisis': Almost 8,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month

Oct 1st 2018, 3:31 PM 10,270 Views 53 Comments

Some 68 children were among those waiting without a bed, according to the INMO.

# trolley-crisis - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Fianna Fáil criticises Government after 92-year-old woman spends 25 hours on hospital chair
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

Fianna Fáil criticises Government after 92-year-old woman spends 25 hours on hospital chair

Sep 8th 2018, 2:58 PM 26,988 Views 110 Comments

Gladys Cummins was in the geriatric ward of the Mater Hospital for over a day.

# trolley-crisis - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

There were a record 9,091 patients waiting on trolleys in Ireland's hospitals last month
# Dire Situation
# Dire Situation

There were a record 9,091 patients waiting on trolleys in Ireland's hospitals last month

Jun 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 6,588 Views 46 Comments

The 9,091 figure represents a 12% jump from May 2017, and a massive 116% jump from the situation in 2006.

# trolley-crisis - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

'It would not feel right': Simon Harris cancels St Patrick's Day trip away
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

'It would not feel right': Simon Harris cancels St Patrick's Day trip away

Mar 13th 2018, 6:31 PM 75,108 Views 133 Comments

Yesterday, the INMO said that there were 714 people on trolleys in hospitals across the country.

# trolley-crisis - Friday 19 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 19th 2018, 12:05 AM 7,144 Views 23 Comments

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'
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

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

Jan 9th 2018, 8:00 PM 41,882 Views 46 Comments

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
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

Private hospital beds to be used to ease Emergency Department overcrowding

Jan 8th 2018, 10:12 PM 14,457 Views 29 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Jan 8th 2018, 6:30 AM 28,217 Views 41 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jan 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 273,847 Views 198 Comments

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
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

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

Jan 4th 2018, 8:45 PM 15,193 Views 80 Comments

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'
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

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

Jan 4th 2018, 9:54 AM 48,275 Views 92 Comments

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'
# Hospital Overcrowding
# Hospital Overcrowding

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

Jan 21st 2017, 7:25 AM 17,705 Views 34 Comments

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
# Pain And Suffering
# Pain And Suffering

Hundreds of surgeries cancelled nationwide as overcrowding crisis grips health system

Jan 11th 2017, 6:01 AM 8,972 Views 23 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

Jan 10th 2017, 6:45 AM 17,837 Views 102 Comments

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
# How They Do It
# How They Do It

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

Jan 10th 2017, 6:01 AM 24,163 Views 54 Comments

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
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

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

Jan 13th 2016, 1:57 PM 28,057 Views 167 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Nov 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 130 Views 111 Comments

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'
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

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

Nov 10th 2015, 1:22 PM 10,276 Views 43 Comments

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