598 people are on trolleys across Ireland

There are 598 patients on trolleys across the country this morning.

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CUH tops waiting list figures as numbers awaiting hospital beds falls slightly

There are 565 people waiting for hospital beds around the country today, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

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Number of patients on trolleys rises as nurses set to announce strike days

There has been another rise in the number of patients waiting for hospital beds across the country today.

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Update: Trolley numbers fall slightly as Sinn Féin dismiss yesterday's drop

Sinn Féin has said the trolley crisis in our hospitals will only get worse this year.

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108,000 patients went without a hospital bed in 2018

More than 108,000 patients went without a hospital bed in 2018 - a 9% increase on the previous year.

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Fewer patients waiting on trolleys for emergency admission

Simon Harris met Health Service Executive officials for an update on the winter plan.

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Record 100,385 patients without hospital bed

The number of hospital patients without a bed has exceeded 100,000 for the first time as the Government prepares to warn the elderly about dangerous long stays in hospitals as part of its winter health plan.

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ESRI: Public hospitals need up to 5,600 more beds

Between 3,200 and 5,600 additional hospital beds will be required in public hospitals by 2030 to meet the demands on the health system.

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91-year-old woman waited 13 hours for a bed before being discharged

A 91-year-old woman was forced to waiting in an accident and emergency room for 13 hours waiting for a bed before being discharged.

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Number waiting to be admitted to hospitals falls below 500

There are 483 patients are waiting for beds in Irish hospitals this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch.

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More than 500 patients awaiting hospital beds

The Trolley Watch data from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) shows that 525 patients are on trolleys at hospitals across the country this morning.

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'I don’t know of any consultant rostered off in early January' - Taoiseach's 'insulting' comments condemned

The Fianna Fáil leader, Micháel Martin, has accused the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, of a cynical attack on doctors and nurses.

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Record 9,055 patients on trolleys in October

This month was the worst October on record for hospital overcrowding with 9,055 admitted patients forced to wait for a bed on trolleys and chairs.

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'It’s not even peak season' - INMO records worst ever October for hospital overcrowding

2018 has seen the worst October on record for hospital overcrowding, according to eh Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).

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HSE, department plan amid warnings 1,000 patients will be on trolleys in Irish hospitals

The Department of Health says it is working closely with the HSE to ensure the most effective response to the “winter challenges” after it was claimed the country’s already-stretched hospitals face another chaotic winter.

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Almost 550 people waiting for hospital beds today

There are 542 patients waiting for hospital beds this morning, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

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Fianna Fáil: Outpatient waiting lists at 'crisis levels'

FiannaFáil says the latest figures for outpatient waiting lists are shocking and completely unacceptable.

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INMO: Hospital trolley figures approach 8,000 for September

Almost 8,000 patients were forced to wait on trolleys and chairs in September, according to new figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisations (INMO).

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'If you want to torture people, send them to A&E' - Nurses describe 'hellish' conditions at Limerick hospital

Hundreds of nurses and midwives gathered at Cork and Limerick University Hospitals this lunchtime for a second day of planned protests.

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Nurses and midwives begin series of lunchtime protests over lack of winter plans

Nurses and midwives based in University Hospital Galway are set to protest this lunchtime, demanding the HSE make plans for the expected winter increase in patients.

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INMO: HSE has no plan for extra patients in winter

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) claim that the HSE has admitted to having no plan to deal with extra patients this winter.

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Nurses to hold HSE talks as hospitals see 'record overcrowding'

Nurses are to hold talks next week with the HSE and Department of Health to discuss understaffing and overcrowding.

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Survey: Patients feel safer in crowded wards than A&E

Patients prefer waiting in an extra bed in a ward than in an overcrowded A&E to get more sleep, feel safer and get more dignity in some cases research shows.

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357 patients waiting on trolleys across the country; Limerick worst effected

357 people are waiting on hospital trolleys across the country today.

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Medics’ unions warn of staff shortages

The Irish health system is “sleepwalking into another winter crisis” due to HSE’s inability to address the shortage of consultants, GPs, and nurses in the public service, according to healthcare professionals’ representatives.

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Overcrowded emergency departments and staff shortages putting patients at risk - INMO

There is a warning overcrowded emergency departments and staff shortages are putting patients at risk.

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Almost 400 patients on trolleys across the country; CUH worst affected

Almost 400 patients are on trolleys in hospitals around the country today, according to the INMO.

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289 patients waiting on trolleys in hospitals across the country

There are 289 people waiting on trolleys in the country's hospitals today.

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Oireachtas to hear why Ireland gets 'below-average outcomes' for above-average health spend

Overcrowding and delays in hospital admissions will be back on the agenda later this morning.

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