Efforts being made to reduce A&E waiting times as 82-year-old has 24-hour wait for bed

The CEO of the HSE has admitted that nobody wants their elderly parents to spend hours on hard chairs or trolleys awaiting hospital admission whilst stressing that the pandemic has placed extraordinary demands on the health service. Paul Reid said that efforts are being made to reduce emergency department waiting times in a period of … Read more

Mater Hospital urged to address ED conditions as patient left waiting 68 hours for bed

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization (INMO) has called for the management of the Mater Hospital in Dublin to urgently address condition’s in its Emergency Department (ED). The remarks come after the organization said one patient was left waiting over 68 hours for a bed in the hospital. Figures from the INMO found there were … Read more

Klawer murder: Alleged killer still waiting for bed at psychiatric hospital

The man accused of murdering 13-year-old Jerobejin van Wyk made his fourth appearance in the Klawer Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Daniel Smit, 56, faces charges of attempted murder, kidnapping, defeating the administration of justice, and failure to report an accident to the police. National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said the matter was postponed to … Read more

Some Winnipeg patients sick enough for hospital admission waiting days for in-patient bed

Some patients deemed sick enough to be admitted to Winnipeg hospitals are waiting days in emergency wards for a bed in an in-patient ward. This admissions bottleneck, which doctors attribute to widespread staff shortages across the health-care system, has turned emergency departments into hospital overflow wards, with a vastly reduced capacity to treat people with … Read more

39 patients waiting on a bed at St Luke’s General Hospital for Carlow and Kilkenny

image pexels.com The number of patients on trolleys at St Luke’s is up to 39 this morning. 28 people waiting on a bed are in the Emergency Department at the general hospital for Carlow and Kilkenny. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization (INMO)’t saily Trolley Watch shows that there are 540 admitted patients seeking a … Read more

Patient in Altnagelvin waiting ‘four days for a bed’ in Emergency Department

The public have been warned they will face a lengthy wait at Altnagelvin Hospital’s A&E if their condition is not life-threatening. It comes as it arose that one sick person waited for four days in the Derry hospital for a bed. On Monday, the Western Trust said that its emergency department is under “extreme pressure” … Read more

‘Extraordinary pressure’ at A&E with patient waiting four days for bed

The hospital is currently operating at capacity. dr Sandy Nelson, an A&E consultant, said one patient has been waiting in A&E for days. “We are currently under extraordinary pressure and I’d ask you for your help and patience at this time. sign up to our daily Derry Journal Today newsletter The i newsletter cut through … Read more

38 patients waiting for a bed in St Luke’s Hospital for Carlow-Kilkenny

St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny (Google Maps) The number of people waiting on a bed at St Luke’s General Hospital for Carlow and Kilkenny is up again. 38 patients there today are on trolleys, 27 of them in the local Emergency Department. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization has today confirmed the highest numbers of patients … Read more

Almost 770 patients waiting for a bed at LUH in February – Highland Radio

There were almost 770 patients waiting for a bed at Letterkenny University Hospital during the month of February. Nationally, the number of people on trolleys in February 2022 has exceeded pre-pandemic levels of 8,515 in 2019. According to data released today by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, Letterkenny University Hospital was on average the … Read more

Patient waiting six days in A&E for bed at crisis-hit Antrim Area Hospital

A PATIENT in a crisis-hit A&E department has waited six days for a hospital bed – as a nurse with almost 30 years’ experience warns that staff are “traumatised” by pressures. Bronagh Gilmore, a nurse manager for Antrim Area Hospital’s emergency department, painted a harrowing picture of the circumstances which led to a ‘potential major … Read more