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# Trolleys

This year
HSE has 'significant concerns' it will continue to miss emergency department targets
The HSE aimed to have 99% of patients over the age of 75 discharged or admitted within nine hours of having turned up at hospital, but the real figure was 50.9%
Surge in viruses seen in the Mid-West as some people contract more than one virus
Public Health Mid-West said it has seen a “noticeable increase” in adults.
INMO calls for return of mandatory mask-wearing in crowded settings amid record trolley numbers
Over 931 patients are without beds in Irish hospitals today – the highest number since records began in 2006.
Covid-19 and influenza cases continue to increase rapidly, while notifications of RSV are also increasing
A consultant at University Hospital Limerick said "conditions in many instances are inhumane"
Services at several hospitals around the country are under extreme pressure
Last year
Mater restricts visits due to high levels of respiratory infections as 'record' overcrowding hits hospitals
It’s the joint-highest number of patients without a bed that the organisation has ever recorded.
Number of patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals hits year-high
669 people are on trolleys in Irish hospitals today, a figure that includes 28 children.
All time
'Staff are beyond breaking point': Government accused of leaving health service vulnerable
Taoiseach Micheal Martin said said that close to 938 beds are to be ‘delivered’ by the end of the year.
Highest number of patients on trolleys since start of the pandemic
506 admitted patients were waiting for beds this morning.
Over 53,000 patients went without beds in Irish hospitals in 2020, INMO says
The organisation said hospital overcrowding is “unacceptable at the best of times, but it is doubly so when dealing with a contagious virus”.
'We're sleepwalking back to mass overcrowding': 221 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals
The INMO has warned that overcrowding and Covid-19 make for a ‘toxic combination’.
'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll
Consultants have said staffing and resource issues are impacting their mental health and compromising patient care.
Harris says pathologists that raised concerns about Waterford mortuary 'carried out an important duty'
The journalist who broke the story has published the letter which originally raised concerns.
'Serious questions raised': Waterford hospital says it has not received any complaints about mortuary
There have been calls for hospital management to appear before the Oireachtas Health Committee “as a matter of urgency”.
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.
'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.
'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter
The IMO has said the situation won’t be due to a “flu crisis”, rather a “failure of policy”.
Almost 10,000 over-75s left lying on trolleys for more than 24 hours in first eight months of year
Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly said the situation is far worse than last year.
'Worst August on record' for hospital overcrowding with almost 8,000 on trolleys
The HSE has said it regrets any delays experienced by patients.
Hospitals warned about safety of patient trolleys after reports of some malfunctioning
The HPRA said that it is aware of complaints made from an Irish hospital regarding the Tautmann UT10 patient trolley.
There were a record 9,091 patients waiting on trolleys in Ireland's hospitals last month
The 9,091 figure represents a 12% jump from May 2017, and a massive 116% jump from the situation in 2006.
'Record-breaking month': Over 10,000 patients were on trolleys during March
Today there were 485 patients on trolleys with 338 in emergency departments and a further 147 on wards.
'People are dying': Life-saving surgeries delayed or cancelled due to intensive care bed shortage
Minister of State Jim Daly said increasing ICU capacity is a priority for the government in 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.
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”.
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.
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.
'It's totally unacceptable': Over 650 children left on hospital trolleys so far this year
Over 1,000 children are expected to wait for a bed this year.
These are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country
There’s been an improvement in Dublin, but things are getting worse in other counties.
FactCheck: Are there really fewer people on hospital trolleys this year?
The Tánaiste made the claim amid ongoing debate about wait times in Irish healthcare.
'Groundhog Day' as month begins with 600 people on hospital trolleys
The figure of 601 is just short of the high of 612 patients on trolleys at the beginning of January.
'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'
What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.
Alan Kelly says his prediction of 'hell in our hospitals' has come true
He wants private hospital facilities to be used to help ease the pressure on emergency departments in public hospitals.
Paramedics 'disturbed' over delays bringing patients to Emergency Departments
Siptu members said today that delays of between one and three hours have been observed across the country.
Patients describe nurses 'red in the face' from work and guilt of seeing elderly on trolleys
Over 600 people are still on trolleys in Ireland’s hospitals today, the second highest figure ever recorded.
There are currently 612 people waiting for beds in Irish hospitals
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) says it sets a new record.
Conditions at Tipperary hospital 'undignified, disgraceful and dangerous'
This morning there were 378 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals.
Elderly woman spends 15 hours on hospital trolley
The woman, believed to be 103, finally got a bed this morning.
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”.
The hospital trolley problem is getting better, slowly
There’s a marked difference between Dublin and the rest of the country.
Patients left lying on trolleys while 40-bed unit remains vacant at nearby hospital
Yesterday there were 20 patients on trolleys at Tipperary General Hospital.
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.