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# Hospital overcrowding

    # Hospital overcrowding
    Tánaiste says governance and management issues within overall HSE need evaluation
    The organisation is concerned that those in cancer treatment will put off contacting their cancer teams due to fears of being admitted through EDs.
    # Hospitals
    HSE clinical chief says asking hospital staff to work across weekends 'not sustainable'
    Dr Colm Henry said there were 248 people on trolleys awaiting admission last night.
    # winter surge
    Immunologist says stronger advice on mask-wearing needed amid surge in respiratory viruses
    Professor Christine Loscher told The Journal that the Government “missed a trick” in not issuing stronger advice sooner.
    # Overcrowding
    Minister says patients that could be treated in minor injury units are turning up in A&E Depts
    Stephen Donnelly says having more senior decision makers on site over the weekend will ramp up hospital discharges.
    # Overcrowding
    Number of patients on hospital trolleys hits highest level since pandemic began
    Today’s trolley figures have returned to similar pre-pandemic figures hit in 2019.
    # University Hospital Limerick
    'Something has to give': INMO asks Health Minister to intervene at overcrowded Limerick hospital
    Members say that UHL had 52 patients on trolleys this morning, despite gaining more than 110 new beds since January.
    # Trolleys
    Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says
    The organisation said hospital overcrowding is “unacceptable at the best of times, but it is doubly so when dealing with a contagious virus”.
    Voices
    Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates
    Why are we fighting the battles of the past rather than honouring the ideals of the Republic?
    # Trolley crisis
    Harris summoned before emergency Health Committee meeting as 621 people wait on trolleys
    The INMO has called on the HSE to implement five new measures.
    # Hospital overcrowding
    'A national scandal': 2019 was the worst year on record for hospital overcrowding as 118,000 went without a bed
    Over 1,300 of the patients were children younger than 16.
    # INMO
    Worst November on record for hospital overcrowding as 9,679 wait on trolleys
    The INMO has attributed to problem to understaffing and low pay levels.
    Voices
    Hospital consultant: 'I'd like to dispel a few myths for people about overcrowding'
    It’s a hospital overcrowding problem that has been decanted into the Emergency Department, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.
    # Hospital overcrowding
    'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'
    What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.
    # Trolleys
    Reilly 'acknowledges discomfort and distress' of patients on trolleys
    Reilly was challenged by Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher in the Dáil today after it emerged almost 400 people were on trolleys across the country in one day this week.
    # Healthscare
    A&E wards could be shut over looming staff shortages, doctors warn
    The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine says emergency wards are already stretched, and it’ll get worse in July…
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