« BackPatients on trolleys at Kerry General in July highest in ten years

New figures from the Irish Nurses’ and Midwives’ Organisation show that 98 patients experienced a wait on a trolley at the hospital’s emergency department last month.
This was the highest monthly figure since July of 2006.

The nurses’ and midwives’ union says that nationally the number of patients on trolleys in July has increased by 94 percent in ten years.

The INMO is seeking a meeting with the Department of Health and the HSE to discuss the issue.

General Secretary Liam Doran says a combination of factors caused the severe overcrowding: