Monitoring of levels of presentation takes place at TGH.

Levels of presentation at A&E in Tralee General Hospital are to be monitored over the next month after 15 patients waited for admission on trolleys a fortnight ago. A number of elective procedures were cancelled as a result of the backlog. At the time staff claimed the increase in patients was due to a change in admission procedures but the Southern Health Bord claimed there was an increase in presentation rates.Radio Kerry News understands the situation is being monitored for four weeks. Talks are set to take place at the end of the review. Extra staff have been committed to A&E on a without prejudice basis until the talks begin. Nursing staff claim the new system of admissions is not a problem once it`s resourced properly.