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About eight thousand patients were on trolleys in hospitals in Ireland

Dublin: The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation revealed that there are about eight thousand patients waiting in hospitals to get a bed in Ireland. In the month of July, 7,832 patients, including 138 children, suffered without beds in hospitals.

So far this year, 72,391 patients have been admitted to hospitals that do not have enough beds. This represents a 10% increase over the previous year. These figures highlight the need and caution for winter planning, INMO General Secretary Phil Ni Sheaghdha said.

The General Secretary also requested an assessment of infection control measures prior to the winter season. Following the infection in July, hospitals such as Kerry University Hospital made mask use mandatory. The INMO points out that restrictions have been imposed on visitors. Unlike before, even children have to be treated in trolleys. The number of children who have to stay in trolleys has increased by up to five times.

The General Secretary asked the HSE to clarify what steps it plans to take in the coming months to reduce hospital congestion. According to reports, the Cabinet has approved a one-year plan for the HSE. It should disclose the details of the employees.

Hiqa Ireland inspection reports, released last week, reveal the deplorable state of Ireland’s hospitals. Hiqa said in the report that due to staffing problems, the safety of patients and staff is compromised in the majority of hospitals.

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