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Local hospitals operated at unsafe levels in recent months

Jun 29, 2022 13:06 By Shannonside News
Local hospitals operated at unsafe levels in recent months Local hospitals operated at unsafe levels in recent months
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The bed occupancy figures were released by the HSE.

Hospitals across the Shannonside Region operated at unsafe levels in the first three months of this year.

That's according to figures released by the HSE which shows all health facilities locally were above the recommended bed occupancy of 85 per cent.

Six hospitals across the region operated at levels higher than recommended to ensure the hospital could work safely and effectively.

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Sligo University Hospital recorded the fifth highest nationally, with an average monthly bed occupancy of 100 per cent or more.

The North West facility recorded its highest rate in February at 103.4 per cent.

Meanwhile, Tullamore and Mullingar hospitals saw an average of just over 90 per cent of beds filled during the same period.

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Portiuncula recorded its highest levels in January at 90.8 per cent while this lowered to 88.8 per cent in March.

The figures released to Noteworthy show Roscommon Hospital had an average occupancy of 86.6 percent, an increase of 20 percent on the same time last year.

Galway University Hospital saw almost 100 per cent capacity on each of the three months with national figures also rising to pre-pandemic levels.

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