91 People Being Treated On Tro...


91 People Being Treated On Trolleys At Three Emergency Hospitals In Cork

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12:55 24 Jun 2022

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91 people are being treated on trolleys at the three emergency hospitals in Cork.

That's according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation Trolley Watch which shows that Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded with 58 people on trolleys there


The Health Minister says he's not surprised to hear complaints about University Hospital Limerick.

The facility is regularly the most overcrowded in the country, according to INMO trolley count figures

Minister Stephen Donnelly says they are looking to resource the hospital even more in the next couple of years, while also saying that management is doing the best they can with the funding and resources they have.

He says complaints about the hospital aren't surprising:

"Look at the patient experience times in the emergency departments... Look at the number of people who are on trolleys... This is a serious issue that has to be fixed. There are longer term fixes. UHL believes that they're short about 200 beds. Should UHL has been given a lot more beds and a lot more diagnostics and a lot more staff when the reconfigurations happened to Nenagh, in Ennis an in St. John's? I think it's clear they should have got a lot more than they needed".

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