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June 2018 - Minor Reduction in Trolley Waits Recorded
Press Release 01.07.18


- 6861 admitted patients on trolleys or overcrowded wards for the month of June

- 50 children waiting on trolleys in the 3 Dublin Children’s Hospitals

- 883 patients on trolleys in Limerick University Hospital, a 38% increase on June last year.


The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) trolley/ward watch figures for the month of June records a small but welcome drop in the number of patients on trolleys compared with last year (see Analysis 2006-2018). These figures show a decrease of 4% over the same period last year, June 2017, when there were 7124 admitted patients awaiting a bed. 


The overall figure year to date remains high and records show that the number of patients waiting is now 87% higher than that recorded in 2006 (3668). The figures, according to the INMO demonstrate that it is now very necessary to start the overdue dialogue with the HSE in relation to increasing capacity for the Winter months. 


INMO Deputy General Secretary, David Hughes said:


“The figures show a slight reduction of 263 patients waiting for a bed in our acute hospitals in June 2018. The figure, however, is still extremely high, and there is little respite from the discomfort and indignity for patients and the stressful high-risk working environment for nurses in our emergency departments.


While we welcome this minor reduction, we require urgent and effective dialogue to prepare for the coming Winter. The obvious lack of bed capacity cannot be addressed unless the severe recruitment and retention crisis in nursing is tackled. Modular buildings alone cannot deal with this crisis and nurses must be recruited to care for the patients. Nursing pay needs to be at the top of that agenda.”


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