Trolleys

  • There were 22 people waiting on trolleys for admission at Mayo University Hospital today . It was the hospital with the third highest number of patients nationally waiting for admission.

    According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) there were 22 patients on trolleys at the Castlebar facility.

    University Hospital Limerick at 41, and Cork University Hospital at 43, were the only hospitals to record higher figures today.

    Elsewhere in the region, there were 12 patients on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital and 13 at Portincula Hospital, with none recorded at UHG.

  • There are 23 patients waiting on trolleys awaiting admission to Mayo University Hospital today, according to the latest figures from INMO trolley watch.

    While 21 patients are waiting on trolleys awaiting admission to Sligo University Hospital today.

    With 3 patients on trolleys at University Hospital Galway and 5 people on trolleys at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.

    Nationally there are 265 patients waiting on trolleys for admission to hospitals today.

    With the highest number of patients, 70  - on trolleys at University Hospital Limerick 

  • There are 30 patients on trolleys waiting for admission to University Hospital Galway today.

    That’s the third highest number of patients on trolleys nationally today.

    There are 24 patients on trolleys awaiting admission at Sligo University Hospital, 20 at Portiuncula in Ballinasloe, and 5 patients at Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar.

    That’s according to the trolley watch figures supplied by the INMO.

     Nationally today there are 290 patients on trolleys awaiting admission to hospitals.

  • There are 30 patients on trolleys awaiting admission to Mayo University Hospital today, according to the latest INMO trolley watch figures.

    That’s the second highest number of patients on trolleys today at any hospital in the country.

    Nationally there are 212 patients waiting on trolleys for hospital admission.

    There are 21 patients waiting at Galway University Hospital, 3 at Sligo University Hospital and 2 patients on trolleys awaiting admission at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.

  • Sligo University Hospital has the second highest number of patients on trolleys nationally today.

    Latest trolley figures from the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation show University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded, with 53 patients on trolleys.

    There are 31 patients on trolleys, waiting for a bed at Sligo University Hospital, with 15 at Mayo University Hospital and 5 at University Hospital Galway.

     

  • There are 35 patients on trolleys waiting for admission to Mayo University Hospital today. That’s the third highest in the country, according to the INMO trolley watch figures, and the Mayo facility shares the ranking with University Hospital Galway today where another 35 patients are awaiting admission.

    Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne , the Cathaoileach of Castlebar Municipal District, says Minister Harris should hang his head in shame in light of these figures, which he describes as “unbelievable” at the Castlebar hospital in light of the level of staffing there and the physical size of the facility.

    Speaking to Midwest News today he asks what our government TDs are doing about it – arguing that the people of Mayo deserve better.

    Councillor Kilcoyne is a member of the HSE West Forum, where he regularly, seeks an update on the long promised modular build / temporary extension promised for the Emergency Department at Mayo University Hospital, but to date it has secured no funding.

     

     

  • There are 29 patients on trolleys waiting for admission to Mayo University Hospital today, the third highest number in the country, according to the latest trolley watch figures from the INMO.

    The high number on trolleys comes a week after the long-awaited modular unit was delivered to Mayo University Hospital, to provide extra bed capacity. However, the temporary unit will not be operational until later this month.

    But the number of patients waiting on trolleys for admission to the hospital is simply not acceptable, according to the Cathaoirleach of Castlebar Municipal District Blackie Gavin.

    The Fianna Fail councillor is also a member of the HSE West Forum and he told Midwest News today that he is calling on the CEO of Saolta, Tony Canavan to issue a statement on why such overcrowding is happening at Mayo University Hospital and why there wasn’t better planning by hospital management.

    Meanwhile there are 11 patients on trolleys  at Sligo University Hospital today, 10 at Portiuncla in Ballinasloe and 4 patients on trolleys at UHG.

     

  • Some elective procedures have been deferred at Mayo University Hospital today, where there are 30 patients on trolleys, according to the latest figures from the INMO.

    Across the country, there are 583 patients on trolleys today, including 35 at University Hospital Galway, 30 at Mayo University Hospital and 16 at Sligo University Hospital.  

    In a statement to Midwest News, the Saolta group says Mayo University Hospital continues to be extremely busy today with limited beds available throughout the hospital.

    This is resulting in delays in the Emergency Department, and management have apologised for the distress and inconvenience caused to patients and their families who are experiencing long wait times to be admitted to a bed.

    Management also say they've had to defer some elective patients due to attend the hospital today, and have apologised for the inconvenience, saying they will continue to keep electives under review over the course of this week.

    The Saolta hospital group is again reminding the public only to attend the Emergency Department in the case of real emergencies, and to contact their GP in the first instance, while the Roscommon University Hospital Injury Unit is open 7 days per week from 8am to 8pm.

  • There are 30 patients on trolleys today awaiting admission to University Hospital Galway.

    That’s the second highest number nationally of patients on trolleys today, according to INMO trolley watch figures.

    There are 3 patients on trolleys awaiting admission at Mayo University Hospital, 12 at Sligo University Hospital and 3 at Portiuncula in Ballinasloe.

    Nationally today there are 215 patients on trolleys waiting for admissions to hospitals

  • Hospitals are bracing themselves for another busy day, following record trolley numbers yesterday.

    The HSE has cancelled all non-urgent surgery at hospitals across the country today, in an attempt to reduce the trolley crisis.

    It’s after the INMO reported 714 patients on trolleys and wards nationally yesterday.

    A spokesperson for the Saolta hospital group told Midwest News this morning that while non-urgent electives are cancelled there are some urgent elective procedures proceeding at Mayo University Hospital today.

    She added that patients have been contacted directly in relation to their procedures.

     

  • For the second day in a row, there are 760 patients on hospital trolleys across the country today - matching yesterday's record figure.

    According to the INMO, Limerick is the worst-hit hospital with 75 patients on trolleys, followed by Galway University Hospital where 51 patients are waiting for a bed today.

    Elsewhere across the region, there are 14 patients on trolleys at Mayo University Hospital, 20 in Sligo and 21 at Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe.

    The Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation says this extreme overcrowding presents a clear danger to both patients and staff, and requires immediate political intervention to stabilise our hospitals.

    The union has written to the Health Minister Simon Harris, calling for a major incident to be declared at the worst-affected hospitals.

    The INMO is also calling for the immediate approval of all nursing posts across the acute hospitals, an end to the recruitment ban, the cancellation of elective procedures in the worst-affected hospitals and the sourcing of additional beds in the private and voluntary sector.

    In relation to Mayo University Hospital, local TD Lisa Chambers has described as "cruel and inhumane" the conditions patients and staff are dealing with in the Emergency Department.

  • Over 10 thousand people were waiting on trolleys in hospitals last month - the worst April on record.

     The figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show an 8 per cent increase on April 2018 and a 125 percent increase on the same month in 2006 when records began.

     The worst affected hospital for overcrowding was University Hospital Limerick with 1,026 patients followed by Cork, while University Hospital Galway had the third-highest trolley numbers with 638 people waiting on trolleys during the month of April.

    That's a four-fold increase at the Galway Hospital since 2006 when records began.

    At Mayo University Hospital 272 patients spend time on trolleys last month, while 446 patients were on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital.

     

  • There are 26 patients on trolleys waiting for admission to Mayo University Hospital today.

     That’s the second highest number of patients nationally on trolleys waiting for hospital admission today, according to the INMO trolley watch figures.

    There are 12 patients on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital today awaiting admission, 17 at Galway University Hospital, and 3 patients on trolleys at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.

    Nationally 254 patients are on trolleys today awaiting admission to hospitals.

     

  • Sligo University Hospital has the second highest number of patients on trolleys nationally today, according to the INMO.

    There are 28 patients waiting for a bed at the Sligo hospital - second only to 46 patients on trolleys at Limerick University Hospital.

    8 patients are waiting for a bed at UHG and 4 at Mayo University Hospital, while across the country, the number on trolleys today is 297.

    Sligo University Hospital has seen a dramatic rise in the number of patients on trolleys over the past month.

    During the month of October, there were 454 people on trolleys - more than double the figure for October last year.

  • 21 patients are waiting on trolleys for admission to Mayo University Hospital today, and 28 are awaiting beds at University Hospital Galway.

    That figure of 29 at University Hospital Galway is the second highest nationally today, and the numbers waiting at the Castlebar hospital is the third highest in the country.

    Nationally there are 258 patients on trolleys at hospitals today awaiting admission, according to the trolley watch figures from the INMO.

    18 patients are on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital, however, there are no patients on trolleys at Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.

  • 331 people are waiting on trolleys in hospitals across the country this afternoon.

    Figures from the INMO show University Hospital Galway is the most over crowded with 38 people waiting for a bed.

    Tallaght University Hospital in Dublin is next with 29 people on trolleys. 

    There are 21 patients waiting for a bed at Sligo University Hospital, and 11 at Mayo University Hospital.

     

     

  • 664 people are on trolleys in hospitals across the country today.

    According to the INMO, the worst affected is Cork University Hospital where 63 people are waiting for beds. 

    It's followed by University Hospital Galway where 50 patients are on trolleys.

    There are 27 patients waiting on trolleys today at Sligo University Hospital.

    There are 15 patients waiting on trolleys at Mayo University Hospital and 4 at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe.

  • There are 49 patients on trolleys waiting for a hospital bed again today at University Hospital Galway, yesterday there were 52 patients on trolleys at the facility and generally the numbers of patients presenting at the Emergency Department of the hospital continue to rise.

    The numbers are impacting on elective procedures at the hospital, according to Headford based Fianna Fail councillor Mary Hoade.

    HSE management confirmed last week that there has been a 4 percent rise in demand on the ED of University Hospital Galway in the first eight months of this year over last year.

    According to the INMO trolley Watch figures today there are 17 patients on trolleys at Mayo University Hospital, 23 at Sligo University Hospital and 1 at Portiuncula in Ballinasloe.

    The ongoing overcrowding at the ED at Galway University Hospital and its impact on elective surgery in Galway has been highlighted by cllr Hoade at a recent HSE West Forum meeting.

    The Fianna Fail councillor says she is aware of many patients who have had their elective procedures cancelled at short notice due to the demands for beds at UHG.

    A new Emergency dept  at UHG to meet the increasing demands was approved by government almost five years ago, but to date, councillor Hoade says no planning has been sought for the development.