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# Trolleys

This year
2024
Dr Chris Luke: To improve care in emergency departments, we should do two simple things today
Dr Chris Luke
Last year
2023
Health Minister unable to commit to HSE trolley target over the winter months
HSE has 'significant concerns' it will continue to miss emergency department targets
Surge in viruses seen in the Mid-West as some people contract more than one virus
INMO calls for return of mandatory mask-wearing in crowded settings amid record trolley numbers
All time
Mater restricts visits due to high levels of respiratory infections as 'record' overcrowding hits hospitals
Number of patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals hits year-high
'Staff are beyond breaking point': Government accused of leaving health service vulnerable
Highest number of patients on trolleys since start of the pandemic
Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says
'We're sleepwalking back to mass overcrowding': 221 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals
'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll
Harris says pathologists that raised concerns about Waterford mortuary 'carried out an important duty'
'Serious questions raised': Waterford hospital says it has not received any complaints about mortuary
Worst year on record: Almost 110,000 patients went without hospital beds last year
'Worst October ever': Over 9,000 patients forced to wait on trolleys this month
'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter
Almost 10,000 over-75s left lying on trolleys for more than 24 hours in first eight months of year
'Worst August on record' for hospital overcrowding with almost 8,000 on trolleys
Hospitals warned about safety of patient trolleys after reports of some malfunctioning
There were a record 9,091 patients waiting on trolleys in Ireland's hospitals last month
'Record-breaking month': Over 10,000 patients were on trolleys during March
'People are dying': Life-saving surgeries delayed or cancelled due to intensive care bed shortage
'It's a wake-up call': 73 children on trolleys in emergency depts so far this year
Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley
More than 2,400 people on trolleys in first week of 2018
Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact
'It's totally unacceptable': Over 650 children left on hospital trolleys so far this year
These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country
FactCheck: Are there really fewer people on hospital trolleys this year?
'Groundhog Day' as month begins with 600 people on hospital trolleys
'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'
Alan Kelly says his prediction of 'hell in our hospitals' has come true
Paramedics 'disturbed' over delays bringing patients to Emergency Departments
Patients describe nurses 'red in the face' from work and guilt of seeing elderly on trolleys
There are currently 612 people waiting for beds in Irish hospitals
Conditions at Tipperary hospital 'undignified, disgraceful and dangerous'
Elderly woman spends 15 hours on hospital trolley
There has actually been a slight drop in people on hospital trolleys this year
The hospital trolley problem is getting better, slowly