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# trolleys - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says

Dec 31st 2020, 2:28 PM 10,583 Views 36 Comments

The organisation said hospital overcrowding is “unacceptable at the best of times, but it is doubly so when dealing with a contagious virus”.

# trolleys - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

'We're sleepwalking back to mass overcrowding': 221 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals
# Winter Plan
# Winter Plan

'We're sleepwalking back to mass overcrowding': 221 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals

Sep 2nd 2020, 5:08 PM 24,732 Views 27 Comments

The INMO has warned that overcrowding and Covid-19 make for a ‘toxic combination’.

# trolleys - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll

Sep 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 66,127 Views 39 Comments

Consultants have said staffing and resource issues are impacting their mental health and compromising patient care.

# trolleys - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Harris says pathologists that raised concerns about Waterford mortuary 'carried out an important duty'
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

Harris says pathologists that raised concerns about Waterford mortuary 'carried out an important duty'

Updated May 2nd 2019, 4:05 PM 18,202 Views 47 Comments

The journalist who broke the story has published the letter which originally raised concerns.

# trolleys - Monday 29 April, 2019

'Serious questions raised': Waterford hospital says it has not received any complaints about mortuary
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

'Serious questions raised': Waterford hospital says it has not received any complaints about mortuary

Updated Apr 29th 2019, 8:42 PM 18,540 Views 25 Comments

There have been calls for hospital management to appear before the Oireachtas Health Committee “as a matter of urgency”.

# trolleys - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Worst year on record: Almost 110,000 patients went without hospital beds last year
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Worst year on record: Almost 110,000 patients went without hospital beds last year

Updated Jan 2nd 2019, 2:35 PM 10,688 Views 60 Comments

The INMO says its a 9% increase on 2017 – itself a record high – and nearly double the number in 2006 when records began.

# trolleys - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

'Worst October ever': Over 9,000 patients forced to wait on trolleys this month
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

'Worst October ever': Over 9,000 patients forced to wait on trolleys this month

Oct 31st 2018, 1:14 PM 7,152 Views 43 Comments

The INMO has said the health service “simply does not have capacity to cope” with demand.

# trolleys - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter
# Warning
# Warning

'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter

Oct 30th 2018, 7:34 AM 17,791 Views 45 Comments

The IMO has said the situation won’t be due to a “flu crisis”, rather a “failure of policy”.

# trolleys - Friday 19 October, 2018

Almost 10,000 over-75s left lying on trolleys for more than 24 hours in first eight months of year
# Crisis
# Crisis

Almost 10,000 over-75s left lying on trolleys for more than 24 hours in first eight months of year

Oct 19th 2018, 7:21 AM 6,694 Views 34 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly said the situation is far worse than last year.

# trolleys - Friday 31 August, 2018

'Worst August on record' for hospital overcrowding with almost 8,000 on trolleys
# Nursing Vacancies
# Nursing Vacancies

'Worst August on record' for hospital overcrowding with almost 8,000 on trolleys

Updated Aug 31st 2018, 3:16 PM 13,025 Views 63 Comments

The HSE has said it regrets any delays experienced by patients.

# trolleys - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Hospitals warned about safety of patient trolleys after reports of some malfunctioning
# Warning
# Warning

Hospitals warned about safety of patient trolleys after reports of some malfunctioning

Aug 29th 2018, 6:34 PM 8,835 Views 10 Comments

The HPRA said that it is aware of complaints made from an Irish hospital regarding the Tautmann UT10 patient trolley.

# trolleys - 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 6,551 Views 46 Comments

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

# trolleys - Thursday 29 March, 2018

'Record-breaking month': Over 10,000 patients were on trolleys during March
# Trollied
# Trollied

'Record-breaking month': Over 10,000 patients were on trolleys during March

Mar 29th 2018, 10:08 PM 7,054 Views 39 Comments

Today there were 485 patients on trolleys with 338 in emergency departments and a further 147 on wards.

# trolleys - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'People are dying': Life-saving surgeries delayed or cancelled due to intensive care bed shortage
# Critical
# Critical

'People are dying': Life-saving surgeries delayed or cancelled due to intensive care bed shortage

Jan 18th 2018, 6:05 AM 6,499 Views 19 Comments

Minister of State Jim Daly said increasing ICU capacity is a priority for the government in 2018.

# trolleys - 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 6,729 Views 17 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.

# trolleys - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley

Jan 10th 2018, 6:26 PM 12,362 Views 106 Comments

The Taoiseach said he was speaking as both a doctor and a grandson whose grandmother is “regularly in and out of hospital”.

# trolleys - 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.

# trolleys - Friday 22 December, 2017

Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact
# Busy Period
# Busy Period

Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact

Dec 22nd 2017, 8:45 AM 9,742 Views 23 Comments

The move is an attempt to ease pressure on services over the busy Christmas period.

# trolleys - Sunday 20 August, 2017

'It's totally unacceptable': Over 650 children left on hospital trolleys so far this year
# Trolleywatch
# Trolleywatch

'It's totally unacceptable': Over 650 children left on hospital trolleys so far this year

Aug 20th 2017, 1:00 PM 8,397 Views 44 Comments

Over 1,000 children are expected to wait for a bed this year.

# trolleys - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country
# Record Highs
# Record Highs

These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country

May 3rd 2017, 7:00 AM 30,849 Views 46 Comments

There’s been an improvement in Dublin, but things are getting worse in other counties.

# trolleys - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

FactCheck: Are there really fewer people on hospital trolleys this year?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there really fewer people on hospital trolleys this year?

Feb 8th 2017, 8:00 PM 11,814 Views 47 Comments

The Tánaiste made the claim amid ongoing debate about wait times in Irish healthcare.

# trolleys - Thursday 2 February, 2017

'Groundhog Day' as month begins with 600 people on hospital trolleys
# Trolleywatch
# Trolleywatch

'Groundhog Day' as month begins with 600 people on hospital trolleys

Feb 2nd 2017, 7:29 AM 7,763 Views 29 Comments

The figure of 601 is just short of the high of 612 patients on trolleys at the beginning of January.

# trolleys - 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 17,482 Views 32 Comments

What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.

# trolleys - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Alan Kelly says his prediction of 'hell in our hospitals' has come true
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Alan Kelly says his prediction of 'hell in our hospitals' has come true

Jan 4th 2017, 8:00 PM 21,981 Views 91 Comments

He wants private hospital facilities to be used to help ease the pressure on emergency departments in public hospitals.

Paramedics 'disturbed' over delays bringing patients to Emergency Departments
# Perfect Storm
# Perfect Storm

Paramedics 'disturbed' over delays bringing patients to Emergency Departments

Jan 4th 2017, 6:45 PM 23,672 Views 99 Comments

Siptu members said today that delays of between one and three hours have been observed across the country.

Patients describe nurses 'red in the face' from work and guilt of seeing elderly on trolleys
# Inside Irish Hospitals
# Inside Irish Hospitals

Patients describe nurses 'red in the face' from work and guilt of seeing elderly on trolleys

Jan 4th 2017, 3:08 PM 17,136 Views 42 Comments

Over 600 people are still on trolleys in Ireland’s hospitals today, the second highest figure ever recorded.

# trolleys - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

There are currently 612 people waiting for beds in Irish hospitals
# Health
# Health

There are currently 612 people waiting for beds in Irish hospitals

Jan 3rd 2017, 12:37 PM 11,584 Views 71 Comments

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) says it sets a new record.

# trolleys - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Conditions at Tipperary hospital 'undignified, disgraceful and dangerous'
# Crisis
# Crisis

Conditions at Tipperary hospital 'undignified, disgraceful and dangerous'

Dec 7th 2016, 1:00 PM 11,725 Views 35 Comments

This morning there were 378 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals.

# trolleys - Friday 2 December, 2016

Elderly woman spends 15 hours on hospital trolley
# Midland Regional
# Midland Regional

Elderly woman spends 15 hours on hospital trolley

Dec 2nd 2016, 5:22 PM 10,403 Views 61 Comments

The woman, believed to be 103, finally got a bed this morning.

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 7,039 Views 35 Comments

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

# trolleys - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

The hospital trolley problem is getting better, slowly
# Slow Recovery
# Slow Recovery

The hospital trolley problem is getting better, slowly

Sep 6th 2016, 9:40 AM 8,496 Views 36 Comments

There’s a marked difference between Dublin and the rest of the country.

# trolleys - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Patients left lying on trolleys while 40-bed unit remains vacant at nearby hospital
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Patients left lying on trolleys while 40-bed unit remains vacant at nearby hospital

Apr 20th 2016, 6:01 AM 16,070 Views 33 Comments

Yesterday there were 20 patients on trolleys at Tipperary General Hospital.

# trolleys - 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 13,381 Views 47 Comments

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

# trolleys - Saturday 21 November, 2015

The number of people on Beaumont Hospital waiting lists shows why the place is overcrowded
# Get In The Queue
# Get In The Queue

The number of people on Beaumont Hospital waiting lists shows why the place is overcrowded

Nov 21st 2015, 7:30 AM 10,096 Views 14 Comments

It’s over 10,000, with 2,352 waiting for over a year.

# trolleys - 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 94 Views 112 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.

# trolleys - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Tallaght Hospital to probe how information on 91-year-old patient was given to media
# Strongly Dissatisfied
# Strongly Dissatisfied

Tallaght Hospital to probe how information on 91-year-old patient was given to media

Nov 4th 2015, 6:30 PM 31,051 Views 124 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny described the incident as “a shocking example of dysfunction in the health system”.

# trolleys - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Leo Varadkar is being accused of leaking his own email
# Internal Affairs
# Internal Affairs

Leo Varadkar is being accused of leaking his own email

Sep 29th 2015, 4:45 PM 27,090 Views 56 Comments

Fianna Fáil says that an email in the Irish Times came about because of ‘self-serving leaks’.

# trolleys - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Enda to Gerry: "The trampoline must be having an effect on you"
# Say What Now
# Say What Now

Enda to Gerry: "The trampoline must be having an effect on you"

Feb 17th 2015, 4:18 PM 11,766 Views 34 Comments

You’re ‘almost like a commentator at a horse race’, the Sinn Féin president told the Taoiseach today.

# trolleys - Thursday 12 February, 2015

The hospital with the worst overcrowding problem is getting a boost of nurses
# Our Lady Of Lourdes
# Our Lady Of Lourdes

The hospital with the worst overcrowding problem is getting a boost of nurses

Feb 12th 2015, 7:25 PM 15,577 Views 29 Comments

Changes are set to occur after an appearance by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation before the Labour Relations Commission yesterday.

Minister: Trust me, I'm aware of cases like Lucy
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Minister: Trust me, I'm aware of cases like Lucy

Feb 12th 2015, 1:46 PM 17,514 Views 57 Comments

“It’s not that the system isn’t sympathetic, it is – who wouldn’t be?”

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