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Trolley figures fall locally but hospital staff still under major pressure

Jan 6, 2023 11:52 By Shannonside News
Trolley figures fall locally but hospital staff still under major pressure
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The INMO is holding an emergency meeting today to discuss the HSE's response to hospital overcrowding.

The number of patients on trolleys in hospitals across the Shannonside region has dropped by half over the last three days.

Local emergency departments are still reporting to be extremely busy with patients waiting for a hospital bed in all but one local ED.

Sligo University Hospital continues to have some the highest numbers of people waiting on trolleys or on seats for treatment, with 34 at their ED.

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Elsewhere in the region, Trolley watch has counted 18 patients on trolleys at Portiuncula followed by 14 in UHG.

Mullingar Hospital has 7 people waiting this morning according to figures from the INMO, while their sister hospital Tullamore currently has no waiting list for emergency treatment.

Nationally, 535 people are waiting for a hospital bed today, down from Tuesday's historical high of 931.

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