Naas Hospital nurses to raise overcrowding concerns at Dublin summit

Emergency department nurses from Naas General Hospital are to attend a special summit organised by Irish Nurse and Midwife Organisation representatives from around the country today. The meting in Dublin will be attended by the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar. New figures show that 2,694 patients, admitted to Naas General were on trolleys in the first 9 months of 2015, compared with 1,977 the previous year. Nationally, 71,486 patients, admitted to hospitals, were on trolleys in the same period, which represents a 28% increase when compared with the same period in 2014. The INMO said the figures confirm overcrowding continues to increase and say this needs to be addressed.

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