At least ten hours wait time expected for a bed at local A&E’s

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National figures are more than double the HSE’s target.

Just one in three patients were administered to hospital within 6 hours of arrival, according to new figures.

HSE data, as detailed by the Irish Times, shows the average wait time in A&Es in the first quarter of the year was almost 13 hours, more than double the executive’s target.

locally, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda has an average wait time of 10.6 hours.

It’s worse at the A&E in Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan, where you can expect to wait up to just under 11.9 hours.

A number of units saw their wait times double since 2015, including Cavan General Hospital, which has an average wait time of 13.2 hours.


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