« BackRise in numbers on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry during August

There’s been a rise in the number of people waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry.

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That’s according to analysis of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s Trolley and Ward Watch figures for the month of August, compared to previous years.

These INMO figures show there was a 6% reduction during August in the number of people waiting on trolleys in emergency departments and on wards at hospitals across the country.

However, University Hospital Kerry bucks that trend, with a 37% increase in the past year in patients on hospital trolleys.

148 people were recorded as being on trolleys in Kerry during August, compared to 108 during the same month last year.

The numbers waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry during the month of August have consistently risen since 2013, up from 49 that year to 95 in 2014.