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#Trolley crisis

# trolley-crisis - Last year 2021

October trolley watch stats show 'almost' double numbers this year than same period in 2020
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

October trolley watch stats show 'almost' double numbers this year than same period in 2020

Oct 31st 2021, 4:34 PM 17,201 Views 26 Comments

INMO figures show that there are five times as many children on trolleys compared to October 2020.

# trolley-crisis - All time

Waiting list figures on the rise as more than 550,000 patients waiting for an appointment
# Crisis
# Crisis

Waiting list figures on the rise as more than 550,000 patients waiting for an appointment

Jan 10th 2020, 9:20 PM 9,382 Views 30 Comments

The IHCA criticised the latest figures and said the Government had failed to meet its own 2019 targets.

Harris summoned before emergency Health Committee meeting as 621 people wait on trolleys
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

Harris summoned before emergency Health Committee meeting as 621 people wait on trolleys

Updated Jan 8th 2020, 12:21 PM 13,301 Views 44 Comments

The INMO has called on the HSE to implement five new measures.

HSE trolley crisis: Recruitment freeze is 'starving frontline services of much-needed staff'
# Health Service
# Health Service

HSE trolley crisis: Recruitment freeze is 'starving frontline services of much-needed staff'

Updated Jan 8th 2020, 11:01 AM 13,496 Views 18 Comments

The INMO has said that “it’s not hard to join the dots” between delays in staffing and the current trolley crisis.

760 people on hospital trolleys for second day in a row as overcrowding continues
# Day Two
# Day Two

760 people on hospital trolleys for second day in a row as overcrowding continues

Jan 7th 2020, 12:48 PM 6,863 Views 36 Comments

University Hospital Limerick is worst affected with 75 people on trolleys.

Trolley numbers for this year are the highest since records began, INMO says
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

Trolley numbers for this year are the highest since records began, INMO says

Nov 29th 2019, 1:12 PM 8,290 Views 36 Comments

The INMO said today that over 108,300 people have gone without beds so far this year.

Woman (70) ‘left for 105 hours on trolley’ in Limerick Hospital
# University Hospital Limerick
# University Hospital Limerick

Woman (70) ‘left for 105 hours on trolley’ in Limerick Hospital

Oct 1st 2019, 10:00 PM 23,230 Views 47 Comments

The facility topped national charts for patients on trolleys in September.

Opinion: Changing the model of hospital care could help solve the trolley crisis
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Changing the model of hospital care could help solve the trolley crisis

Apr 5th 2019, 7:00 AM 15,011 Views 36 Comments

Why is the HSE doing the same thing repeatedly but expecting to get different results? writes Dr Cathal O’Sullivan

Opinion: The key to the trolley crisis lies in a statutory right to access home care
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The key to the trolley crisis lies in a statutory right to access home care

Jan 3rd 2019, 7:00 AM 11,612 Views 27 Comments

The home care sector is an outdated, bewildering and unfair patchwork of charities, HSE-funded programmes and for-profit carer agencies, writes Dr Domhnall McGlacken-Byrne

'A national crisis': Almost 8,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

'A national crisis': Almost 8,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month

Oct 1st 2018, 3:31 PM 10,274 Views 53 Comments

Some 68 children were among those waiting without a bed, according to the INMO.

Fianna Fáil criticises Government after 92-year-old woman spends 25 hours on hospital chair
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

Fianna Fáil criticises Government after 92-year-old woman spends 25 hours on hospital chair

Sep 8th 2018, 2:58 PM 27,063 Views 110 Comments

Gladys Cummins was in the geriatric ward of the Mater Hospital for over a day.

There were a record 9,091 patients waiting on trolleys in Ireland's hospitals last month
# Dire Situation
# Dire Situation

There were a record 9,091 patients waiting on trolleys in Ireland's hospitals last month

Jun 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 6,599 Views 46 Comments

The 9,091 figure represents a 12% jump from May 2017, and a massive 116% jump from the situation in 2006.

'It would not feel right': Simon Harris cancels St Patrick's Day trip away
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

'It would not feel right': Simon Harris cancels St Patrick's Day trip away

Mar 13th 2018, 6:31 PM 75,119 Views 137 Comments

Yesterday, the INMO said that there were 714 people on trolleys in hospitals across the country.

The government vowed to stop it, but 10,000 elderly people had to wait in A&E for more than a day
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

The government vowed to stop it, but 10,000 elderly people had to wait in A&E for more than a day

Jan 19th 2018, 12:05 AM 7,155 Views 22 Comments

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.

'I waited in A&E with my 5-week-old baby for 36 hours'
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

'I waited in A&E with my 5-week-old baby for 36 hours'

Jan 9th 2018, 8:00 PM 41,958 Views 46 Comments

The Children’s Hospital Group said there has been an increase in young children and infants presenting with the flu and respiratory infections.

Private hospital beds to be used to ease Emergency Department overcrowding
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

Private hospital beds to be used to ease Emergency Department overcrowding

Jan 8th 2018, 10:12 PM 14,464 Views 29 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

Dr Anthony O'Connor: Things we could do to get more people off trolleys

Jan 8th 2018, 6:30 AM 28,233 Views 41 Comments

They can be done and they must be done – we have to believe that, writes hospital consultant Dr Anthony O’Connor.

Hospital consultant: 'I'd like to dispel a few myths for people about overcrowding'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Hospital consultant: 'I'd like to dispel a few myths for people about overcrowding'

Jan 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 273,945 Views 194 Comments

It’s a hospital overcrowding problem that has been decanted into the Emergency Department, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.

'This isn't a trolley crisis - It's a system in meltdown': Minister's commitments 'worthless' say doctors
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

'This isn't a trolley crisis - It's a system in meltdown': Minister's commitments 'worthless' say doctors

Jan 4th 2018, 8:45 PM 15,204 Views 77 Comments

The Taoiseach apologised for the current crisis today, while Minister Simon Harris called it “unacceptable”.

Open letter to Simon Harris: 'Our dad provided good service to Irish State but ended up on a trolley'
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

Open letter to Simon Harris: 'Our dad provided good service to Irish State but ended up on a trolley'

Jan 4th 2018, 9:54 AM 48,295 Views 92 Comments

His last days were prefaced by an extended period of unnecessary suffering in the Emergency Department of his local hospital.

'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'
# Hospital Overcrowding
# Hospital Overcrowding

'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'

Jan 21st 2017, 7:25 AM 17,727 Views 32 Comments

What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.

Hundreds of surgeries cancelled nationwide as overcrowding crisis grips health system
# Pain And Suffering
# Pain And Suffering

Hundreds of surgeries cancelled nationwide as overcrowding crisis grips health system

Jan 11th 2017, 6:01 AM 8,981 Views 22 Comments

Some patients will have to wait twice as long to be seen following cancellations due to overcrowding.

An Irish nurse: 'I began to hate my job. I questioned my career. There were days when I came home crying'
# Column
# Column

An Irish nurse: 'I began to hate my job. I questioned my career. There were days when I came home crying'

Jan 10th 2017, 6:45 AM 18,042 Views 101 Comments

A former public sector nurse highlights the challenging working conditions she and her colleagues endured as they cared for patients.

How Ireland's hospitals are massaging the numbers of people on trolleys
# How They Do It
# How They Do It

How Ireland's hospitals are massaging the numbers of people on trolleys

Jan 10th 2017, 6:01 AM 24,177 Views 58 Comments

A number of senior staff members have come forward to highlight how it’s done.

Fianna Fáil's new ad lashes Enda Kenny's infamous promise
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

Fianna Fáil's new ad lashes Enda Kenny's infamous promise

Jan 13th 2016, 1:57 PM 28,067 Views 167 Comments

Gerry Adams agrees with the sentiment.

Leo: If there was an overnight fix for the health service I would've implemented it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Leo: If there was an overnight fix for the health service I would've implemented it

Nov 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 141 Views 111 Comments

I’ve been in this job for 18 months and I can say with absolute certainty that if there was an overnight fix, I would have implemented it on day one, Leo Varadkar writes.

'Leo needs to accept he's not the David Attenborough of the health service'
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

'Leo needs to accept he's not the David Attenborough of the health service'

Nov 10th 2015, 1:22 PM 10,283 Views 43 Comments

Fianna Fáil says the Health Minister is “observing from a distance” rather than taking action.