The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation say it’s a cause of concern to be seeing such high numbers on trolleys in May.
504 patients are without a bed in Irish hospitals today.
INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha says there has been no let up for Irish nurses in our hospitals for a long time. Perpetual “winter-like” conditions in hospitals should not be a year-round occurrence.
She is calling on the Government and HSE need to urgently set out what they intend to do hospital-by-hospital to stem the pressure nurses, midwives and other healthcare staff are under.
There are 46 patients on trolleys today waiting for admission to University Hospital Galway. 42 patients on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital, 10 at Mayo University Hospital and 6 at portiuncula University Hospital – all waiting for admission.