Number of hospital patients on trolleys ‘up 40% in August’

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says last month saw a 40% increase in the number of patients on trolleys in hospitals when compared to August 2014.

The INMO says in total there were 6,518 admitted patients left on trolleys last month.

It said that overcrowding in Irish hospitals has increased every month so far this year when compared to last year.

Speaking this morning INMO General Secretary Liam Doran said: “This is the14th month in a row when, year on year, the level of overcrowding has deepened with patient care compromised, on a daily basis, as a result.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/number-of-hospital-patients-on-trolleys-up-40-in-august-693662.html

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