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# Trolley Watch

This year
Councillor says health service 'on its knees' as grandfather spends 100 hours on UHL trolley
Last year
Minister warns rise in flu and Covid cases will increase pressure on hospitals
Health Minister unable to commit to HSE trolley target over the winter months
University Limerick Hospital group issues apology over record-breaking overcrowding levels
Worst August for hospital overcrowding since 2004, sparking fears for winter ahead
Consultants say staffing plan is needed for €1 billion hospital bed-building initiative to work
Fine Gael TD Joe Carey waiting on trolley at University Hospital Limerick since Saturday
Mater Hospital advises patients to avoid its emergency department 'where possible'
All time
Mater restricts visits due to high levels of respiratory infections as 'record' overcrowding hits hospitals
Nurses warn of 'dangerous situation' at Cork hospital as trolley figures hit 16-year high
Number of patients on hospital trolleys hits highest level since pandemic began
Limerick Hospital records highest daily trolley figure ever with 95 patients waiting for beds
Total number of patients without hospital beds soars to 100,000
'Beyond crisis point': Limerick hospital breaks record for number of patients waiting on trolleys
INMO reveals 'worst ever' July for Emergency Department as 9,439 waited for a bed
Worst April on record as 10,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month
Harris to raise issue of 'significant discrepancy' in trolley count at meeting between INMO and HSE
'A national crisis': Almost 8,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month
'It's absolutely deplorable': Record-breaking 714 people on trolleys in Irish hospitals this morning
'It's a wake-up call': 73 children on trolleys in emergency depts so far this year
More than 2,400 people on trolleys in first week of 2018
'No effort being spared' says Health Minister after trolley numbers reach record high
There were over 50,000 people on hospital trolleys in the first six months of 2017
How Ireland's hospitals are massaging the numbers of people on trolleys
There has actually been a slight drop in people on hospital trolleys this year
SuperValu is still Ireland's favourite supermarket - but Lidl is reaching record highs
There's to be a 'zero tolerance' approach to patients waiting in emergency departments
Dublin hospital has highest number of patients on trolleys
Leo understands the distress that hospital overcrowding causes you
Leo Varadkar 'needs to stop being a commentator'
Over 600 patients are waiting for hospital beds around the country
Just 42 people on trolleys but 'one snowflake doesn't make a white Christmas'
New 'Ward Watch' figures show increase in patients placed in wards
Nurses to track hospital overcrowding
Trolley watch: the most depressing updates you'll get today?
Tallaght Hospital staff told to urgently discharge patients to alleviate overcrowding
2010 was the worst year for overcrowding in hospitals
HSE orders 100,000 extra flu vaccines