Trolley numbers down in Limerick hospital

first_imgUniversity Hospital Limerick in Dooradoyle. Photo Emma Jervis / Press 22 Advertisement A STUDY carried out by the Irish Nutses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has shown that the number of people waiting for beds on trolleys in the emergency department of the University Hospital Limerick (UHL) has reduced slightly.In February of last year, 709  patients had to wait on trolleys in the emergency department or wards while last month there were 630. This is still considerably higher than February 2013 when there were 534 on trollies.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On a countrywide basis, the numbers fell by 8 per cent but an INMO spokesperson said that the the increasing figures in some hospitals confirm that the system continues to be under unsustainable pressure. INMO General Secretary Liam Doran said: “While this marginal reduction is welcome, the figures confirm we continue to face a deep crisis with regard to overcrowding in emergency departments.The INMO has convened a national meeting of its representatives in emergency departments across the country for Wednesday of next week to review the local implementation of the recent agreement.   53 patients waiting for beds at UHL Twitter Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group WhatsApp Email Print 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL Previous articleSoccer: Students taught a lesson by rampant LimerickNext articleLimerick tunes up for International Band Championship Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Call for Government action as 81 patients wait for beds in UHL NewsHealthLocal NewsTrolley numbers down in Limerick hospitalBy Bernie English – March 7, 2016 783 Facebook TAGSfeaturedINMOpatienttrolleiesuniversity hospital limerick last_img read more