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#HOSPITAL CRISIS

# hospital-crisis - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

'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.

# hospital-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

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.

# hospital-crisis - Thursday 5 January, 2017

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.

# hospital-crisis - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

"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.

# hospital-crisis - Friday 9 January, 2015

There are 401 people on trolleys today

The figure peaked at more than 600 on Tuesday.