Over 100,000 people have gone without hospital beds so far this year.
That's according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation who say it’s the earliest this figure of admitted patients has
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation is warning of “unprecedented” levels of overcrowding, which has been a growing problem sing early summer.
100,195 patients so far this year have been placed on seats or trolleys and have gone without a bed.
University Hospital Limerick is the worst offender, with over 15,300 patients left waiting. It’s followed by Cork University Hospital, Sligo University Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin.
Today, the INMO is calling for a number of measures to tackle the overcrowding and recruitment crisis, including cancelling non-urgent elective care or redirecting this work to private hospitals.
It also wants to see accommodation made available to workers, particularly those in rent-pressure zones.