The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has at the moment confirmed that there are 613 admitted sufferers ready for beds this morning.
That is based on at the moment’s INMO Trolley Watch which defined that 485 sufferers are ready within the emergency division, whereas 128 are in wards elsewhere within the hospital.
Later this afternoon, it was confirmed that 30 of these ready for entry to beds are kids.
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Talking about these numbers on Thursday, INMO Normal Secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha described the scenario as “regarding” and famous a 500% enhance on the identical day final yr by way of the variety of kids.
She is looking on the HSE and the Division of Well being to “sort out” this problem now so as to minimise this degree of overcrowding over the months forward.
“We’re nonetheless seeing extraordinarily excessive numbers of sufferers being admitted to hospital and not using a mattress,” Ní Sheaghdha mentioned.
“Over 2,329 folks have been on trolleys up to now this week.
“The strain on our members just isn’t abating in anyway, significantly alongside the western seaboard and within the Midwest.
“The variety of kids who’re on trolleys is especially regarding, with a 500% enhance on the identical day final yr.
“We’re seeing common patterns of excessive situations of youngsters on trolleys. This must be tackled.
“The HSE and Division of Well being want to stipulate what precise measures they are going to be taking so as to minimise this degree of overcrowding all through the remainder of the month and April”.
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