Number of people waiting on trolleys at Naas Hospital rises to 23 today

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Number of people waiting on trolleys at Naas Hospital rises to 23 today
11:45 Friday 10th of August 2018

By Kim O'Leary

According to the latest figures from the INMO (Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation), there are currently 23 patients waiting on trolleys at Naas General Hospital today.

This is an increase from yesterday when there was only 9 people without beds, and nationwide there are 326 people waiting on trolleys around the country's other hospitals.

Meanwhile, yesterday 442 people were waiting on trolleys and today's nationwide figures is a sharp drop compared to yesterday's  figures.

The INMO has this week said that low pay and bad working conditions make it near-impossible to recruit and retain sufficient nurses in emergency departments. INMO figures for July show that 7,069 admitted patients were on trolleys across Ireland, 21 of them under 16, this is an increase of 11% on last year, and the most overcrowded July since records began.

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