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#Overcrowding

# overcrowding - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Health service scandals: Leo Varadkar faced some tough questions today
# Emergency Situation
# Emergency Situation

Health service scandals: Leo Varadkar faced some tough questions today

Nov 5th 2015, 7:54 PM 18,424 Views 64 Comments

The health minister said that he has “no doubt” that many more such stories will come to light in the months to come.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Watch: Not one, but two TDs have just been thrown out of the Dáil for getting very angry
# Walkout
# Walkout

Watch: Not one, but two TDs have just been thrown out of the Dáil for getting very angry

Nov 4th 2015, 2:00 PM 33,870 Views 87 Comments

Independent TD Finian McGrath became irate following the Taoiseach’s initial response to questioning regarding overcrowding in emergency departments. Jerry Buttimer soon followed.

# overcrowding - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

'Strong possibility' of strike action after cancer patient left on trolley for five days
# Drogheda
# Drogheda

'Strong possibility' of strike action after cancer patient left on trolley for five days

Sep 8th 2015, 7:35 PM 22,455 Views 54 Comments

The man was one of 40 in need of a bed in the overcrowded Emergency Department in Our Lady of Lourdes.

# overcrowding - Sunday 9 August, 2015

"There would be people who still don't know whether they've got a place or not"
# Milltown School Initiative
# Milltown School Initiative

"There would be people who still don't know whether they've got a place or not"

Aug 9th 2015, 8:30 PM 19,816 Views 20 Comments

A busy area in South Dublin has no primary school for its 4,000 residents.

# overcrowding - Friday 12 June, 2015

Dublin hospital has highest number of patients on trolleys
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

Dublin hospital has highest number of patients on trolleys

Jun 12th 2015, 3:20 PM 13,343 Views 29 Comments

The INMO has said the latest trolley figures are “a damning indictment of our society”.

# overcrowding - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Leo wants no more than 90 people on trolleys for more than nine hours by the end of 2015
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Leo wants no more than 90 people on trolleys for more than nine hours by the end of 2015

Apr 2nd 2015, 11:50 AM 13,072 Views 64 Comments

Hospital waiting lists and overcrowding are among the biggest problems facing the health service.

# overcrowding - Friday 20 February, 2015

76,666: the exact number of people waiting for hospital treatment right now
# Tick Tock
# Tick Tock

76,666: the exact number of people waiting for hospital treatment right now

Feb 20th 2015, 6:03 PM 8,778 Views 47 Comments

The Health Minister says he’s working on it but the waiting lists have swelled by almost a third since this time last year.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Hundreds on trolleys again, as hospitals deal with influx of flu cases
# Another Crisis?
# Another Crisis?

Hundreds on trolleys again, as hospitals deal with influx of flu cases

Feb 4th 2015, 10:00 AM 6,498 Views 37 Comments

INMO figures show there were 518 people waiting on trolleys in emergency departments and on wards yesterday.

# overcrowding - Friday 23 January, 2015

Beaumont to increase emergency staff levels, as deal reached with nurses
# The Surge
# The Surge

Beaumont to increase emergency staff levels, as deal reached with nurses

Jan 23rd 2015, 9:34 AM 5,757 Views 4 Comments

INMO members voted unanimously in favour of industrial action at the height of the overcrowding crisis earlier this month.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

'Elderly patients are being kept on trolleys for days'
# HOSPITAL CRISIS
# HOSPITAL CRISIS

'Elderly patients are being kept on trolleys for days'

Jan 14th 2015, 6:23 PM 13,610 Views 38 Comments

Nurses brought their anger at overcrowding to the gates of the Dáil today.

# overcrowding - Monday 12 January, 2015

Nurses at Galway University Hospital are going on a work-to-rule
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Nurses at Galway University Hospital are going on a work-to-rule

Jan 12th 2015, 8:00 AM 5,513 Views 9 Comments

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said significant progress had been made in tackling the country’s overcrowding issues.

# overcrowding - Friday 9 January, 2015

Nurses from Beaumont will protest at the gates of their own hospital today
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Nurses from Beaumont will protest at the gates of their own hospital today

Jan 9th 2015, 8:52 AM 6,609 Views 39 Comments

This comes in a week when the number of patients on trolleys around the country passed 600 for the first time.

# overcrowding - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Leo Varadkar 'needs to stop being a commentator'
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Leo Varadkar 'needs to stop being a commentator'

Jan 8th 2015, 12:45 PM 11,047 Views 54 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has slammed the Health Minister in the wake of the hospital overcrowding crisis.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

'I'm sick to death of this problem' - Varadkar speaks out on A&E crisis
# Going To Get Worse
# Going To Get Worse

'I'm sick to death of this problem' - Varadkar speaks out on A&E crisis

Jan 7th 2015, 10:20 PM 35,670 Views 142 Comments

The Health Minister said the problem is going to get worse next week.

Irish hospitals aren't the only ones dealing with an overcrowding crisis
# Waiting Times
# Waiting Times

Irish hospitals aren't the only ones dealing with an overcrowding crisis

Jan 7th 2015, 12:22 PM 7,857 Views 60 Comments

It’s a very similar story in England.

GPs: We can't take on hospital overflow - we're overwhelmed already
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

GPs: We can't take on hospital overflow - we're overwhelmed already

Jan 7th 2015, 6:30 AM 5,346 Views 14 Comments

Comments from GPs come after it emerged there are record numbers of people waiting on trollies in hospitals around the country.

# overcrowding - Sunday 4 January, 2015

HSE: Don't come to Mullingar hospital ED unless absolutely necessary
# Overcrowded
# Overcrowded

HSE: Don't come to Mullingar hospital ED unless absolutely necessary

Jan 4th 2015, 2:40 PM 17,144 Views 61 Comments

The hospital said it needs the facilities it has to deal with any emergencies that might arise later this evening.

# overcrowding - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Beaumont Hospital only admitting 'urgent' emergency cases due to overcrowding
# Emergency Department
# Emergency Department

Beaumont Hospital only admitting 'urgent' emergency cases due to overcrowding

Dec 13th 2014, 7:55 PM 13,155 Views 49 Comments

Yesterday there were 45 people on trolleys.

# overcrowding - Monday 1 December, 2014

There are currently 3,739 prisoners in Ireland - and we can't take many more
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

There are currently 3,739 prisoners in Ireland - and we can't take many more

Dec 1st 2014, 6:45 AM 6,054 Views 44 Comments

The average capacity is 91%.

# overcrowding - Thursday 6 November, 2014

7,000 emergency department patients were on trolleys last month
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

7,000 emergency department patients were on trolleys last month

Nov 6th 2014, 3:06 PM 4,956 Views 27 Comments

The INMO said it is concerned about hospitals coping with the winter demand.

# overcrowding - Monday 29 September, 2014

"Deplorable overcrowding": Dozens on trolleys in Limerick hospital
# Trolleywatch
# Trolleywatch

"Deplorable overcrowding": Dozens on trolleys in Limerick hospital

Sep 29th 2014, 7:25 PM 9,077 Views 20 Comments

The INMO said today that the Major Emergency Plan should have been implemented at the hospital today, with 47 people on trolleys in the Emergency Department this morning.

'Overcrowded and clinically dangerous': Nurses criticise conditions at Mullingar hospital
# Midlands Regional
# Midlands Regional

'Overcrowded and clinically dangerous': Nurses criticise conditions at Mullingar hospital

Sep 29th 2014, 10:42 AM 7,174 Views 5 Comments

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has called on the HSE to immediately recruit more staff at MRHM.

# overcrowding - Monday 15 September, 2014

Galway nurses to protest 'severe overcrowding' in Emergency Department
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Galway nurses to protest 'severe overcrowding' in Emergency Department

Sep 15th 2014, 6:55 PM 8,195 Views 22 Comments

The INMO said today nurses are finishing shifts “in a distressed state, experiencing burnout and frustration at the lack of action”.

# overcrowding - Saturday 13 September, 2014

'Winter is coming' and nurses say Irish hospitals are not prepared
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

'Winter is coming' and nurses say Irish hospitals are not prepared

Sep 13th 2014, 5:00 PM 11,027 Views 23 Comments

Figures show there was a 19% increase in the number of patients on trolleys compared to last year.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Nurses to protest at Drogheda Hospital today
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Nurses to protest at Drogheda Hospital today

Aug 20th 2014, 12:45 PM 8,277 Views 14 Comments

Nurses say overcrowding levels are dangerous.

# overcrowding - Friday 8 August, 2014

Open thread: What's your experience with hospital overcrowding?
# Share Your Story
# Share Your Story

Open thread: What's your experience with hospital overcrowding?

Aug 8th 2014, 12:00 PM 6,853 Views 58 Comments

Just last month more than 5,500 patients admitted found themselves on a trolley or in an emergency department.

# overcrowding - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Nurses report 'dangerous' patient overcrowding at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
# Our Lady Of Lourdes
# Our Lady Of Lourdes

Nurses report 'dangerous' patient overcrowding at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

Jul 31st 2014, 7:03 PM 8,285 Views 22 Comments

INMO is calling for the Drogheda hospital’s emergency department to be taken off call for 48 hours to ease the strain.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

The UN says Ireland's prisons are 'inhuman'
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

The UN says Ireland's prisons are 'inhuman'

Jul 16th 2014, 6:40 AM 8,919 Views 48 Comments

“Chronic” overcrowding, “poor” cell conditions and the “inhuman” practice of slopping out – the UN says our prisons really need to step up.

# overcrowding - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Trolleys 'overflowing' onto corridors at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Trolleys 'overflowing' onto corridors at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

Mar 11th 2014, 12:42 PM 7,658 Views 30 Comments

The HSE acknowledged that the hospital was “exceptionally busy” today and said measures have been put in place to address the high patient numbers.

# overcrowding - Friday 7 March, 2014

Women's prison population one third over capacity
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Women's prison population one third over capacity

Mar 7th 2014, 5:30 PM 6,280 Views 40 Comments

Poor living conditions and substandard visiting conditions in state’s two female prisons.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Limerick prison still 'chronically overcrowded' despite report signalling improvements
# Full Capacity
# Full Capacity

Limerick prison still 'chronically overcrowded' despite report signalling improvements

Mar 5th 2014, 8:10 PM 7,248 Views 50 Comments

Today Minister Shatter said a new wing in the prison will be built with capacity for 100 male and 50 female prisoners.

# overcrowding - Friday 7 February, 2014

Tallaght hospital to recruit 29 new staff
# Hiring
# Hiring

Tallaght hospital to recruit 29 new staff

Feb 7th 2014, 3:29 PM 10,715 Views 25 Comments

The decision was made after a meeting in the hospital this morning.

# overcrowding - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

'I was asking to get out and nothing was done' - girl tells of Coppers crush
# Messy Monday
# Messy Monday

'I was asking to get out and nothing was done' - girl tells of Coppers crush

Jan 28th 2014, 4:04 PM 36,989 Views 75 Comments

With seven people having been injured, one reveller told a radio station what the scene was like.

# overcrowding - Friday 24 January, 2014

'HSE says hospital overcrowding is improving, that's not what we're hearing'
# RISKY BUSINESS
# RISKY BUSINESS

'HSE says hospital overcrowding is improving, that's not what we're hearing'

Jan 24th 2014, 11:22 AM 5,127 Views 15 Comments

The IAEM says the number of trolley inpatients in wards has increased since last year, not decreased.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Reilly 'acknowledges discomfort and distress' of patients on trolleys
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

Reilly 'acknowledges discomfort and distress' of patients on trolleys

Jan 22nd 2014, 2:14 PM 5,361 Views 50 Comments

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.

# overcrowding - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Almost 60,000 people waited on trolleys in Emergency Departments last year
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Almost 60,000 people waited on trolleys in Emergency Departments last year

Jan 9th 2014, 10:09 PM 4,636 Views 29 Comments

New figures show the level of overcrowding at hospitals around the country.

# overcrowding - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

374: Number of patients on hospital trolleys at highest in months
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

374: Number of patients on hospital trolleys at highest in months

Jan 8th 2014, 8:53 PM 6,972 Views 32 Comments

There are 374 patients on trolleys in Ireland today – the highest figure since April last year.

# overcrowding - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Big increase in number of women being sent to jail
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Big increase in number of women being sent to jail

Nov 21st 2013, 8:15 AM 8,526 Views 75 Comments

The number of women being sent to jail has increased by one third in the last three years, while the number of men being imprisoned has levelled off.

# overcrowding - Monday 14 October, 2013

'Peru 2' transferred to prison notorious for overcrowding
# Mccollum Connolly
# Mccollum Connolly

'Peru 2' transferred to prison notorious for overcrowding

Oct 14th 2013, 10:40 AM 23,520 Views 87 Comments

Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid have been transferred from a low security facility, and could now be sharing a cell with as many as 38 other inmates.

# overcrowding - Friday 7 June, 2013

'Constant and unacceptable level of overcrowding' at Cork prison
# Prison
# Prison

'Constant and unacceptable level of overcrowding' at Cork prison

Jun 7th 2013, 4:25 PM 4,761 Views 48 Comments

In a series of reports, one committee boasted about the lack of suicide attempts at one prison in Dublin.