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The numbers of patients waiting on trolleys at the emergency department of University Hospital Galway during March this year more than doubled when compared with the same month 10 years ago.
Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Mayo Cllr Lisa Chambers says the cancellation of all elective surgery at Mayo General Hospital this week will have major knock-on effects on patient waiting times. Hospital management were forced to cancel procedures due to the increase in the number of people on trolleys in the emergency department.
More than one in four people on the out-patient waiting list for Mayo General Hospital have been waiting more than a year for their appointment.
The Midoc out-of-hours urgent GP service for the Midland region has announced its opening hours for the Christmas period.
Recent figures have shown that 21,399 people are on outpatient waiting lists in the Midland Regional Hospitals at Mullingar, Tullamore, and Portlaoise.
More day case procedures were deferred at Galway University Hospitals (UHG and Merlin Park) last year by patients than by the hospitals, it was revealed this week.
Last year almost 40,000 patients did not attend appointments or notify the hospitals in the Galway and Roscommon University Hospital Group that they could not attend in advance. This cost the hospital group over €3 million in lost time preparing for appointments for patients who did not turn up.
Speeding up hospital admission times for patients attending A&E departments is one of the top priorities for the Galway and Roscommon University Hospitals Group this year, according to its chief executive.
Almost ninety per cent of Portiuncula A&E patients discharged within six hours in one month last year
Almost nine out of 10 patients who attended Portiuncula Hospital’s emergency department in December were “seen” and discharged within six hours.
Could you be a voice for patients in our health care service? In response to the recommendation of the Irish Commission on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance, the HSE is assisting in recruiting an independent network of Patient Safety Champions.