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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Trolleywatch

This year
Tallaght Hospital advises people with 'non-urgent' needs to avoid its emergency department
Tallaght University Hospital said its ED is ‘extremely busy’ and is currently experiencing ‘high levels of attendance’.
Last year
INMO warns of 'real problem along western seaboard' with record-breaking overcrowding
There was record-breaking overcrowding in University Hospital Limerick in April.
All time
October trolley watch stats show 'almost' double numbers this year than same period in 2020
INMO figures show that there are five times as many children on trolleys compared to October 2020.
'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.
'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.
Leo Varadkar 'will return tomorrow' as Adams accuses him of being AWOL
The Department of Health says that Varadkar has been kept abreast of the situation.
264 people are spending New Year's Eve on hospital trolleys
The INMO says it’s like “Groundhog Day”.
"Deplorable overcrowding": Dozens on trolleys in Limerick hospital
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.
Number of patients admitted on trolleys up 187% in some hospitals
Five hospitals increased by between 75% to 187% in comparison to the same period last year.
HSE approves recruitment of new nurses over Tullamore hospital crisis
The INMO has called on the HSE to act immediately.
Reilly 'acknowledges discomfort and distress' of patients on trolleys
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.
374: Number of patients on hospital trolleys at highest in months
There are 374 patients on trolleys in Ireland today – the highest figure since April last year.
6,624 people on hospital trolleys last month
The number of people on trolleys rose 106 per cent between August 2007 and 2011.