Number of patients on trolleys or wards has passed the 600 barrier for the first time

The number of people awaiting treatment on hospital trolleys across Ireland has passed the 600 mark for the first time. Latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show the problem is worst in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, where 45 people are awaiting treatment, spread across wards and the emergency department. University Hospital Limerick and Beaumont Hospital in Dublin are in joint second position, with 41 cases each. hospital trolley According to the INMO there are six people currently waiting on trolleys at Kerry General Hospital. In light of the worsening situation, one Independent TD wants the Dáil to be recalled to discuss the crisis Dublin North Central Deputy Finian McGrath says he fears that if the problem isn’t addressed over the next few weeks, many ‘senior citizens will die’. Finian McGrath says with 601 people awaiting treatment, the situation calls for emergency action: [audio_player src=””]