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25/09/2021

93 year old woman on Tallaght trolley for 29 hours - relative speaks out

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A 93-year-old woman had to endure a 29-hour wait on a trolley spurring her relative to state that she would be more confident going to a vet than a hospital.

The woman’s ordeal comes to light less than a week after it was revealed that a 91-year-old man endured the same wait on a trolley in Tallaght Hospital, Dublin. Michelle Cleary told RTE’s Morning Ireland this morning how her gran-aunt became “very agitated and fed up” during the lengthy wait for a bed at the hospital. The Dublin woman said she would be more confident going to a veterinary surgeon. “I’d just like to say to anybody who has power and they might do something about it, our elderly and our children are being treated terribly. When you do get in, it’s an absolute disgrace. “I would have more confidence this minute going down to the vet with my dog because I would get immediate treatment, I’d get x-rays. I’ve had that experience lately. Basically I’d have more confidence in my vet now than I would in the hospital services.

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