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A leading nursing union official has warned that the recruitment ban on frontline hospital staff, such as nurses and midwives, must be lifted and closed beds must be opened at University Hospital Galway to resolve the ongoing problems at the facility’s emergency department.
There was serious overcrowding experienced at Mayo General Hospital this week with 23 patients being treated on trolleys on Wednesday, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation trolley watch survey.
A local nursing official has slammed the overcrowding “chaos” at University Hospital Galway’s emergency department earlier this week, likening it to “Third World conditions”.
More hospital beds are expected to be freed up nationally with the introduction of a new discharge system.
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Health service arrangements for Kilkenny’s hospitals in the south-east over the festive period have been announced.
A new system of readmission to hospital for oncology patients is being developed, Beverley Flynn TD has been assured.
According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation there are 21 people being treated on trolleys at Mayo General Hospital today out of 435 nationwide. The HSE say the hospital’s emergency department is under pressure and has advised patients to attend their GPs our GP out of hours service if it is not an absolute emergency. Some elective admissions have been postponed. Contact the hospital for information.
The HSE is urging people to become aware of the “various doors” to health services to make it easier to select the most appropriate and quickest way to get advice or help over the festive season.
The number of people attending the emergency department of University Hospital Galway rose by 22 per cent during the Christmas period.