Naas Hospital sees highest level of people waiting on trolleys for second day in a row

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Naas Hospital sees highest level of people waiting on trolleys for second day in a row
20:40 Tuesday 14th of November 2017

There are mounting concerns that trolley levels at Naas Hospital are the highest in Leinster for two days in a row.

Today, Naas General Hospital sees 19 patients waiting on trolleys.

Fianna Fáil Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin said “I share the distress and anger that so many people feel over the long periods of time they must spend waiting on trolley before they are transferred to a bed. This is unacceptable that people whom are ill are left waiting and wondering when they will be moved to a bed with some privacy while more vulnerable."

More than 51,000 patients were left on trolleys or admitted to overcrowded wards between January and June, of whom 1,695 were at Naas General Hospital.

She said: " I am anxious that these figures will continue to rise into the winter months at Naas hospital if the Minister does not step up. I am calling on the Minister for Health to address this issue urgently and provide further funding and support to assist the staff to run hospitals efficiently”.

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