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# Overcrowding

Last week
19th May 2024 - 25th May 2024
If second UHL emergency department recommended, it will take 'years' to open, says Donnelly
This month
May 2024
Calls for urgent action after inspection finds 'significant risks' to patient safety remain at UHL's ED
Last month
April 2024
People are living 'in fear' of having to attend UHL's emergency department, campaigner says
Overcrowding in Irish prisons leading to 'unsafe and unworkable' conditions, prison body says
GPs at ED doors and fast build beds: The HSE and Donnelly's plan to tackle UHL's overcrowding
Funding secured to provide space for up to 670 additional prisoners
This year
2024
'One person on a trolley is too much' says HSE CEO as 638 patients currently waiting for a bed
450 cancelled operations in UHL hospitals so far this year is 'not acceptable', HSE chief says
Elective surgeries to resume tomorrow morning at University Hospital Limerick, management says
University Hospital Limerick is having the worst day for overcrowding in any Irish hospital since 2006
640 patients without beds as HSE warns public to avoid emergency departments if possible
Councillor says health service 'on its knees' as grandfather spends 100 hours on UHL trolley
Last year
2023
HSE dispute INMO Trolly Watch figures, saying 2023 is not a record year
More prisoners on temporary release in attempt to tackle Irish Prison Service overcrowding
University Limerick Hospital group issues apology over record-breaking overcrowding levels
Letterkenny hospital apologises for emergency department conditions after 78 GPs raise alarm
Health minister tells taskforce that roster reform is needed to tackle hospital overcrowding
Nursing body says overcrowding in hospitals making it 'impossible' to provide safe care
Tailteann Cup seating arrangements to be reviewed after Croke Park crowding issues
72 patients on trolleys and chairs during February Hiqa check at University Hospital Limerick
It is 'inevitable' the health service will have to move to a seven-day roster, Tánaiste says
'Winter trolley numbers in May': INMO slam hospital wait times as almost 12,000 without beds
Explainer: Why are HSE bosses calling for a ‘permanent’ seven-day roster for hospital staff?
Head of prison officer group says overcrowding is putting staff and prisoners 'at risk'
Cork University Hospital reaches record overcrowding as 90 patients without beds
Fine Gael TD Joe Carey waiting on trolley at University Hospital Limerick since Saturday
Health watchdog finds staff shortages and 'gross overcrowding' in latest hospital inspections
Protests take place against overcrowding at 17 hospitals
'Not acceptable' that people are dying due to overcrowding, says INMO
Minister says patients that could be treated in minor injury units are turning up in A&E Depts
Paramedics to vote on industrial action up to and including strike action
Number of patients waiting for beds in Irish hospitals falls again, INMO figures show
CMO warns parents to keep sick kids at home while consultant says patients 'at risk' due to trolley crisis
Explainer: What is going on with overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick?
Pressure on hospitals due to respiratory illnesses will likely get worse, Donnelly says
INMO calls for return of mandatory mask-wearing in crowded settings amid record trolley numbers
All time
Urgent health service demand at never before seen levels amid 'worst year' for hospital overcrowding
INMO warns of 'dangerous overcrowding' at Mater hospital
Nurses warn of winter 'twindemic' if overcrowding in hospitals is not addressed
Over 60% acute hospitals operating at unsafe bed occupancy levels