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Unacceptable working conditions at the emergency department of the west's biggest hospital is driving highly trained and experienced nurses out of the public system into the arms of local private hospitals.
An Independent county councillor is to call on the HSE to launch a full inquiry into what he says are clearly, very serious staffing issues at the accident and emergency department in Mayo General Hospital.
Patients attending a minor injuries unit are in and out of the centre in less than an hour, according to the Roscommon Hospital-Saolta University Health Care Group.
Additional pressure is being put on University Hospital Galway’s already overburdened emergency department because the facility is increasingly catering for patients from a wider geographical area.
A clear contingency plan must be in place before 19 acute beds are temporarily closed at University Hospital Galway next month to facilitate the building of a 75 bed extension to the west’s biggest hospital.
The overcrowding problem at Mayo General Hospital, which saw 36 patients on trolleys waiting to be admitted on Tuesday, appeared to have eased yesterday (Thursday).
The overcrowding crisis at public hospital emergency departments is set to continue for several more weeks due to the seasonal surge in demand for services.
The number of patients on trolleys at Mayo General Hospital has increased since yesterday as hospitals across the country are trying to deal with the record high number of patients waiting for beds.
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has today (Monday) renewed its call for the cancellation of all planned elective or routine admissions to the country's acute hospitals for a minimum of two weeks, saying overcrowding in emergency departments has reached an all time high.