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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Overcrowding

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# Overcrowding
'Absolutely shambolic': Commuters slam Irish Rail call for Dart users to stagger morning journeys
The PeakTime website was launched to try to reduce overcrowding on carriages during rush-hour.
# Overcrowding
Patients on trolleys moved from overcrowded Limerick ED after unannounced fire officer visit
The senior fire officer visited after concerns were raised about the number of trolleys in corridors in the ED.
# uhl
'Bespoke plan' needed as Limerick hospital continues to break overcrowding record
Some 85 patients were without beds in University Hospital Limerick this morning.
# Overcrowding
'Obscene': 679 patients waiting for hospital bed - the highest figure in 2019
The number of patients on trolleys is the second highest ever recorded.
# Commuters
NTA says 'three years best case scenario' for roll out of additional train carriages
Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry said ‘stagger your journeys’ message isn’t practical for working people.
# peak times
Irish Rail to try persuade Dart users to stagger morning journeys to reduce overcrowding
A new website will allow commuters to check what services are less crowded.
# Primary Schools
Primary pupils in Kerry are the most likely to be in an overcrowded classroom
More than a fifth of registered primary pupils in the recent school year were in overcrowded classes.
57 inmates killed in Brazilian prison riot
Improvised knives appear to have been used in the turf war between rival prison gangs.
# Overcrowding
Rotunda told to rely on 'short-term measures' to keep babies safe amid 'crisis'
An outbreak of infection earlier this year saw eight babies affected – with the death of one infant referred to the coroner.
# In America
Images show 'dangerous overcrowding' taking place at migrant detention centres in Texas
A report from the Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security was published yesterday.
# Overcrowding
Simon Harris vows to meet Rotunda chief to discuss new wing to tackle 'safety crisis' for premature babies
An outbreak of infection recently saw eight babies affected – with the death of one infant referred to the coroner.
# Overcrowding
Rotunda urges Simon Harris to secure new hospital wing to tackle 'safety crisis' for premature babies
The maternity hospital is earmarked to relocate to Blanchardstown but it doesn’t know when that will be.
# bug outbreak
Rotunda hospital chief warns of 'intolerable safety crisis' for premature babies
Intensive care unit saw outbreak of infection affect eight babies – with the death of one infant referred to coroner.
# Nepal
British climber dies on Mount Everest amid overcrowding concerns on world's highest peak
Robin Fisher’s death follows that of Irishman Kevin Hynes who died yesterday.
# Criminal
Prisoners sleeping on floors as overcrowding a 'serious issue,' prison officers warn
The prison population in Ireland has seen the number of inmates rise by hundreds in Irish prisons over the past three years.
Brazilian student: Coming to Dublin was a dream come true but sharing a house with 14 others was a nightmare
‘We are delighted to come and spend our savings on courses and accommodation but we need help to get set up. None of us wants to sleep on the streets,’ writes Ana Marta Gonçalves.
# three thousand nights
Over 3,400 cases of prisoners sleeping on mattresses on floors in past three months
Minister Charlie Flanagan said his officials are always working to try to reduce overcrowding.
Opinion: Severe overcrowding is widespread in social housing and it's harming people's health
There are thousands of families in Dublin living in conditions of severe overcrowding – the worst case I’ve come across was 14 people living in a 2-bed flat, writes Críona Ní Dhálaigh.
# Overcrowding
Worst year on record: Almost 110,000 patients went without hospital beds last year
The INMO says its a 9% increase on 2017 – itself a record high – and nearly double the number in 2006 when records began.
# Overcrowding
'Worst October ever': Over 9,000 patients forced to wait on trolleys this month
The INMO has said the health service “simply does not have capacity to cope” with demand.
# would it work here?
Can the UK's 'elective only hospital' model help reduce overcrowding in Irish hospitals?
The government plans to build three elective only hospitals by 2027.
# nursing vacancies
'Worst August on record' for hospital overcrowding with almost 8,000 on trolleys
The HSE has said it regrets any delays experienced by patients.
# Overcrowding
Tour groups 'pulling a fast one' are overrunning Cork's English Market
Traders in the iconic marketplace have complained that snap-happy visitors are hurting business.
# Waiting Times
Patients at A&E should be either admitted or discharged within six hours, not 14 - IMO chief
Peadar Gilligan made his inaugural address as president of the Irish Medical Organisation at the group’s AGM in Killarney this evening.
# Overcrowding
Temple Street asks parents to keep children away from emergency department as 14 left on trolleys
The hospital said seriously ill or injured children will still be treated as a priority.
# Overcrowding
Longer Luas trams introduced this morning in bid to tackle overcrowding issues
A total of seven new longer trams are being introduced to Luas Cross City over the coming months.
# Overcrowding
Varadkar doesn't want anyone to face 'indignity' caused by waiting on a trolley
The Taoiseach said he was speaking as both a doctor and a grandson whose grandmother is “regularly in and out of hospital”.
# Overcrowding
'Bear with us' says TII as it apologises for 'teething problems' with new Luas Green Line
The closure of the Sandyford park and ride, and the overcrowding further along the Green Line, have been criticised so far this year.
# Clean Air
More air quality monitoring stations on the way that will give real-time information to the public
Environment Minister Denis Naughten said the importance of air quality and the impacts it has on our health cannot be underestimated.
# Trolley crisis
Private hospital beds to be used to ease Emergency Department overcrowding
Many emergency departments are experiencing very high numbers of patients presenting at hospital.
Dr Anthony O'Connor: Things we could do to get more people off trolleys
They can be done and they must be done – we have to believe that, writes hospital consultant Dr Anthony O’Connor.
# Overcrowding
'No effort being spared' says Health Minister after trolley numbers reach record high
A record high of 656 people were waiting on trolleys as 2018 began, according to the INMO.
# busy period
Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact
The move is an attempt to ease pressure on services over the busy Christmas period.
# Overcrowding
Gardaí in Sligo are refusing to operate from their station
GRA members say there are serious health and safety issues at the station.
'Detrimental and harmful': There were over 80,000 people on hospital trolleys so far this year
The INMO said the overcrowding situation is having a “serious, detrimental and harmful effect” on patients.
# Commuters
'Unless the government allocate funds... there is no easy solution': Irish Rail responds to overcrowding complaint
A customer care representative said that more funding was needed to reduce overcrowding.
# Waterford
'Totally unacceptable': Two people spend night on chairs in mental health unit
The Psychiatric Nurses Association has said the situation is intolerable for patients and upsetting for staff.
# marley park
Reports of festival goers 'getting crushed' in massive queues on the way in to Longitude
Reports on social media suggested that people were queuing up for well over an hour to gain entry to the festival.
# World War 2
Holocaust survivors more at risk of developing cancer
Researchers studied over 150,000 people for more than 45 years.
# record high
There were over 50,000 people on hospital trolleys in the first six months of 2017
The INMO said that this was further evidence that our health service “simply cannot cope with the demands”.