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#Trolley Watch

# trolley-watch - Monday 11 November, 2019

Total number of patients without hospital beds soars to 100,000

This is only the second time that the annual figures have surpassed 100,000.

# trolley-watch - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

'Beyond crisis point': Limerick hospital breaks record for number of patients waiting on trolleys

Last month, Limerick had over 1,400 patients without beds.

# trolley-watch - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

INMO reveals 'worst ever' July for Emergency Department as 9,439 waited for a bed

Among the 9,439 patients were 45 children.

# trolley-watch - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Worst April on record as 10,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month

Some 106 children were among those waiting without a bed.

# trolley-watch - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Harris to raise issue of 'significant discrepancy' in trolley count at meeting between INMO and HSE

There were 81 patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Limerick according to the INMO.

# trolley-watch - Monday 1 October, 2018

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

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

# trolley-watch - Monday 12 March, 2018

'It's absolutely deplorable': Record-breaking 714 people on trolleys in Irish hospitals this morning

University Hospital Limerick saw the highest figures today, with 80 patients awaiting a bed.

# trolley-watch - Monday 15 January, 2018

'It's a wake-up call': 73 children on trolleys in emergency depts so far this year

The Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Association has just launched a new trolley watch system – where it counts how many children are on trolleys in EDs.

# trolley-watch - Friday 5 January, 2018

More than 2,400 people on trolleys in first week of 2018

Nursing representatives met with HSE officials earlier today to see how hospital overcrowding can be reduced.

# trolley-watch - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

'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.

# trolley-watch - Monday 3 July, 2017

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”.

# trolley-watch - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

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

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

# trolley-watch - Friday 2 December, 2016

There has actually been a slight drop in people on hospital trolleys this year

While the numbers on trolleys is down 1% this year, figures for November were described as “particularly alarming”.

# trolley-watch - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

SuperValu is still Ireland's favourite supermarket - but Lidl is reaching record highs

SuperValu continues to post positive results with sales growth of 3.2%.

# trolley-watch - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

There's to be a 'zero tolerance' approach to patients waiting in emergency departments

It’s among a rang of rules to help fight hospital overcrowding.

# trolley-watch - Friday 12 June, 2015

Dublin hospital has highest number of patients on trolleys

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

# trolley-watch - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Leo understands the distress that hospital overcrowding causes you

He said that he isn’t “trying to make out everything is rosy in the garden” of the Irish health service

# trolley-watch - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Leo Varadkar 'needs to stop being a commentator'

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

# trolley-watch - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Over 600 patients are waiting for hospital beds around the country

This comes after news of planned industrial action at Beaumont Hospital – one of the worst affected by overcrowding.

# trolley-watch - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Just 42 people on trolleys but 'one snowflake doesn't make a white Christmas'

The numbers are down significantly on last year when 107 people spent Christmas on trolleys in hospitals around the country.

# trolley-watch - Monday 8 April, 2013

New 'Ward Watch' figures show increase in patients placed in wards

Liam Doran of the INMO said that the figures showed that “the reduction in trolley numbers is completely offset by the placing of additional patients, on inpatient wards.”

Nurses to track hospital overcrowding

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is to launch Ward Watch, a new initiative, this morning.

# trolley-watch - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# trolley-watch - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Trolley watch: the most depressing updates you'll get today?

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation new mobile phone updater allows you to see how many patients are on trolleys around the country at any given time. It makes for stark reading.

# trolley-watch - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

Tallaght Hospital staff told to urgently discharge patients to alleviate overcrowding

Hospital CEO sent text message to staff this morning, calling for immediate discharges after 35 patients were kept on trolleys there yesterday.

# trolley-watch - Monday 14 February, 2011

2010 was the worst year for overcrowding in hospitals

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says the problem has increased by over a third over the past five years.

# trolley-watch - Saturday 8 January, 2011

HSE orders 100,000 extra flu vaccines

Meanwhile, Fine Gael’s health spokesman has warned that overcrowding in hospitals will cause infections to spread rapidly and will gravely endanger the lives of the seriously ill.

# trolley-watch - Friday 7 January, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Swine flu is back – and this time it means business; parents under the microscope and how Ted’s excellent adventure almost ended in tears.

# trolley-watch - Wednesday 5 January, 2011

Trolley wait hits record numbers

The largest ever number of hospital patients to be treated on trolleys was recorded today, a full 10% higher than yesterday.