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# Overcrowding

This month
February 2024
University Hospital Limerick is having the worst day for overcrowding in any Irish hospital since 2006
Last month
January 2024
640 patients without beds as HSE warns public to avoid emergency departments if possible
Councillor says health service 'on its knees' as grandfather spends 100 hours on UHL trolley
Last year
2023
HSE dispute INMO Trolly Watch figures, saying 2023 is not a record year
More prisoners on temporary release in attempt to tackle Irish Prison Service overcrowding
There are currently over 5,200 people registered in the Irish prison system, even though the capacity is just over 4,500 people.
According to one source, the Service is using parole to release inmates under supervision in a bid to tackle overcrowding.
University Limerick Hospital group issues apology over record-breaking overcrowding levels
Letterkenny hospital apologises for emergency department conditions after 78 GPs raise alarm
Health minister tells taskforce that roster reform is needed to tackle hospital overcrowding
Nursing body says overcrowding in hospitals making it 'impossible' to provide safe care
Tailteann Cup seating arrangements to be reviewed after Croke Park crowding issues
72 patients on trolleys and chairs during February Hiqa check at University Hospital Limerick
It is 'inevitable' the health service will have to move to a seven-day roster, Tánaiste says
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar also said a seven-day roster is something the government will be discussing with the healthcare unions.
The INMO on Wednesday revealed that 11,856 people were without hospital beds in May.
'Winter trolley numbers in May': INMO slam hospital wait times as almost 12,000 without beds
Explainer: Why are HSE bosses calling for a ‘permanent’ seven-day roster for hospital staff?
Head of prison officer group says overcrowding is putting staff and prisoners 'at risk'
Cork University Hospital reaches record overcrowding as 90 patients without beds
Fine Gael TD Joe Carey waiting on trolley at University Hospital Limerick since Saturday
Health watchdog finds staff shortages and 'gross overcrowding' in latest hospital inspections
Protests take place against overcrowding at 17 hospitals
'Not acceptable' that people are dying due to overcrowding, says INMO
Minister says patients that could be treated in minor injury units are turning up in A&E Depts
Paramedics to vote on industrial action up to and including strike action
Number of patients waiting for beds in Irish hospitals falls again, INMO figures show
CMO warns parents to keep sick kids at home while consultant says patients 'at risk' due to trolley crisis
Explainer: What is going on with overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick?
Pressure on hospitals due to respiratory illnesses will likely get worse, Donnelly says
INMO calls for return of mandatory mask-wearing in crowded settings amid record trolley numbers
Covid-19 and influenza cases continue to increase rapidly, while notifications of RSV are also increasing
A consultant at University Hospital Limerick said "conditions in many instances are inhumane"
Services at several hospitals around the country are under extreme pressure
All time
Urgent health service demand at never before seen levels amid 'worst year' for hospital overcrowding
INMO warns of 'dangerous overcrowding' at Mater hospital
Nurses warn of winter 'twindemic' if overcrowding in hospitals is not addressed
Over 60% acute hospitals operating at unsafe bed occupancy levels
Patient care in University Hospital Limerick ED compromised due to overcrowding
INMO warns of 'real problem along western seaboard' with record-breaking overcrowding
Mayo hospital staff face 'extraordinary and overwhelming' conditions as Covid cases mount
Limerick hospital defers most elective activity due to Covid and 'surge' in ED presentations
Emergency measures needed to tackle hospital overcrowding, INMO says
Overcrowding and over 1,000 Covid-19 cases in hospitals is 'recipe for disaster', INMO says
Ambulances queue outside overcrowded Limerick emergency department as trolley crisis continues
Mater Hospital asks public to avoid emergency department as Covid-19 patients rise
Excess deaths of 360 a year due to A&E delays in Ireland may be 'significant underestimate'
A new study has suggested that one extra death may be caused for every 82 people waiting more than five hours.
The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine has said that five hour waits are "normal" within Irish hospitals.
Investment in beds is what's needed according to doctors, writes Rónán Duffy.