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'The system remains under pressure': HSE continues to advise staying away from hospitals with flu symptoms
University Hospital Kerry will be cancelling all elective surgery for this week due to high patient numbers.
# Trolley crisis
The government vowed to stop it, but 10,000 elderly people had to wait in A&E for more than a day
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.
# what's the big idea?
More beds and help from the private sector: How the HSE plans on beating overcrowding
Outbreaks of flu and the vomiting bug have put added pressure on the health service.
"A poor example": Varadkar heavily criticises Martin over emergency department crisis
The Health Minister said no one wants to sort out the overcrowding crisis more than he does.
'Elderly patients are being kept on trolleys for days'
Nurses brought their anger at overcrowding to the gates of the Dáil today.
There are 401 people on trolleys today
The figure peaked at more than 600 on Tuesday.