INMO requires fast motion as 30 kids confirmed amongst lots of on trolleys

INMO calls for immediate action as 30 children confirmed among hundreds on trolleys

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.

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