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#Trolley Watch

# trolley-watch - Monday 11 November, 2019

Total number of patients without hospital beds soars to 100,000
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

Total number of patients without hospital beds soars to 100,000

Nov 11th 2019, 9:46 PM 15,675 Views 61 Comments

This is only the second time that the annual figures have surpassed 100,000.

# trolley-watch - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

'Beyond crisis point': Limerick hospital breaks record for number of patients waiting on trolleys
# University Hospital Limerick
# University Hospital Limerick

'Beyond crisis point': Limerick hospital breaks record for number of patients waiting on trolleys

Oct 2nd 2019, 1:42 PM 15,803 Views 47 Comments

Last month, Limerick had over 1,400 patients without beds.

# trolley-watch - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

INMO reveals 'worst ever' July for Emergency Department as 9,439 waited for a bed
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

INMO reveals 'worst ever' July for Emergency Department as 9,439 waited for a bed

Jul 31st 2019, 5:42 PM 8,952 Views 26 Comments

Among the 9,439 patients were 45 children.

# trolley-watch - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Worst April on record as 10,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

Worst April on record as 10,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month

May 1st 2019, 6:20 AM 6,654 Views 30 Comments

Some 106 children were among those waiting without a bed.

# trolley-watch - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Harris to raise issue of 'significant discrepancy' in trolley count at meeting between INMO and HSE
# Crisis
# Crisis

Harris to raise issue of 'significant discrepancy' in trolley count at meeting between INMO and HSE

Apr 3rd 2019, 4:13 PM 12,389 Views 21 Comments

There were 81 patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Limerick according to the INMO.

# trolley-watch - 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 10,249 Views 53 Comments

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

# trolley-watch - Monday 12 March, 2018

'It's absolutely deplorable': Record-breaking 714 people on trolleys in Irish hospitals this morning
# INMO
# INMO

'It's absolutely deplorable': Record-breaking 714 people on trolleys in Irish hospitals this morning

Mar 12th 2018, 2:09 PM 11,548 Views 71 Comments

University Hospital Limerick saw the highest figures today, with 80 patients awaiting a bed.

# trolley-watch - Monday 15 January, 2018

'It's a wake-up call': 73 children on trolleys in emergency depts so far this year
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

'It's a wake-up call': 73 children on trolleys in emergency depts so far this year

Jan 15th 2018, 1:41 PM 6,739 Views 19 Comments

The Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Association has just launched a new trolley watch system – where it counts how many children are on trolleys in EDs.

# trolley-watch - Friday 5 January, 2018

More than 2,400 people on trolleys in first week of 2018
# INMO
# INMO

More than 2,400 people on trolleys in first week of 2018

Jan 5th 2018, 7:56 PM 8,260 Views 61 Comments

Nursing representatives met with HSE officials earlier today to see how hospital overcrowding can be reduced.

# trolley-watch - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

'No effort being spared' says Health Minister after trolley numbers reach record high
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

'No effort being spared' says Health Minister after trolley numbers reach record high

Jan 2nd 2018, 7:40 PM 19,987 Views 122 Comments

A record high of 656 people were waiting on trolleys as 2018 began, according to the INMO.

# trolley-watch - Monday 3 July, 2017

There were over 50,000 people on hospital trolleys in the first six months of 2017
# Record High
# Record High

There were over 50,000 people on hospital trolleys in the first six months of 2017

Jul 3rd 2017, 8:04 AM 6,651 Views 43 Comments

The INMO said that this was further evidence that our health service “simply cannot cope with the demands”.

# trolley-watch - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

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 24,130 Views 54 Comments

A number of senior staff members have come forward to highlight how it’s done.

# trolley-watch - Friday 2 December, 2016

There has actually been a slight drop in people on hospital trolleys this year
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

There has actually been a slight drop in people on hospital trolleys this year

Dec 2nd 2016, 9:05 AM 7,043 Views 35 Comments

While the numbers on trolleys is down 1% this year, figures for November were described as “particularly alarming”.

# trolley-watch - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

SuperValu is still Ireland's favourite supermarket - but Lidl is reaching record highs
# The Germans Are Coming
# The Germans Are Coming

SuperValu is still Ireland's favourite supermarket - but Lidl is reaching record highs

Aug 30th 2016, 1:01 PM 19,585 Views 58 Comments

SuperValu continues to post positive results with sales growth of 3.2%.

# trolley-watch - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

There's to be a 'zero tolerance' approach to patients waiting in emergency departments
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

There's to be a 'zero tolerance' approach to patients waiting in emergency departments

Dec 22nd 2015, 9:49 AM 13,391 Views 47 Comments

It’s among a rang of rules to help fight hospital overcrowding.

# trolley-watch - Friday 12 June, 2015

Dublin hospital has highest number of patients on trolleys
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

Dublin hospital has highest number of patients on trolleys

Jun 12th 2015, 3:20 PM 13,337 Views 29 Comments

The INMO has said the latest trolley figures are “a damning indictment of our society”.

# trolley-watch - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Leo understands the distress that hospital overcrowding causes you
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

Leo understands the distress that hospital overcrowding causes you

Apr 11th 2015, 5:39 PM 10,062 Views 47 Comments

He said that he isn’t “trying to make out everything is rosy in the garden” of the Irish health service

# trolley-watch - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Leo Varadkar 'needs to stop being a commentator'
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Leo Varadkar 'needs to stop being a commentator'

Jan 8th 2015, 12:45 PM 11,047 Views 54 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has slammed the Health Minister in the wake of the hospital overcrowding crisis.

# trolley-watch - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Over 600 patients are waiting for hospital beds around the country
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

Over 600 patients are waiting for hospital beds around the country

Jan 6th 2015, 10:20 PM 14,890 Views 76 Comments

This comes after news of planned industrial action at Beaumont Hospital – one of the worst affected by overcrowding.

# trolley-watch - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Just 42 people on trolleys but 'one snowflake doesn't make a white Christmas'
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

Just 42 people on trolleys but 'one snowflake doesn't make a white Christmas'

Dec 24th 2013, 2:52 PM 6,420 Views 12 Comments

The numbers are down significantly on last year when 107 people spent Christmas on trolleys in hospitals around the country.

# trolley-watch - Monday 8 April, 2013

New 'Ward Watch' figures show increase in patients placed in wards
# Ward Watch
# Ward Watch

New 'Ward Watch' figures show increase in patients placed in wards

Apr 8th 2013, 2:45 PM 4,813 Views 3 Comments

Liam Doran of the INMO said that the figures showed that “the reduction in trolley numbers is completely offset by the placing of additional patients, on inpatient wards.”

Nurses to track hospital overcrowding
# Ward Watch
# Ward Watch

Nurses to track hospital overcrowding

Apr 8th 2013, 7:20 AM 5,575 Views 29 Comments

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

# trolley-watch - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

# trolley-watch - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

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

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

Jul 6th 2011, 1:08 PM 789 Views 2 Comments

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.

# trolley-watch - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

Tallaght Hospital staff told to urgently discharge patients to alleviate overcrowding
# Tallaght Hospital
# Tallaght Hospital

Tallaght Hospital staff told to urgently discharge patients to alleviate overcrowding

Mar 8th 2011, 6:22 PM 1,454 Views 0 Comments

Hospital CEO sent text message to staff this morning, calling for immediate discharges after 35 patients were kept on trolleys there yesterday.

# trolley-watch - Monday 14 February, 2011

2010 was the worst year for overcrowding in hospitals
# Health
# Health

2010 was the worst year for overcrowding in hospitals

Feb 14th 2011, 2:56 PM 811 Views 0 Comments

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

# trolley-watch - Saturday 8 January, 2011

HSE orders 100,000 extra flu vaccines
# Swine Flu
# Swine Flu

HSE orders 100,000 extra flu vaccines

Jan 8th 2011, 12:05 PM 576 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Fine Gael’s health spokesman has warned that overcrowding in hospitals will cause infections to spread rapidly and will gravely endanger the lives of the seriously ill.

# trolley-watch - Friday 7 January, 2011

# trolley-watch - Wednesday 5 January, 2011

Trolley wait hits record numbers
# Health
# Health

Trolley wait hits record numbers

Jan 5th 2011, 6:21 PM 567 Views 0 Comments

The largest ever number of hospital patients to be treated on trolleys was recorded today, a full 10% higher than yesterday.