Irish News

Tuesday 29 July 2014

A&E overcrowding puts ops at risk

Published 10/01/2013|05:00

  • Share

HOSPITALS have been told to cancel operations if necessary and discharge more patients to ease overcrowding, which has sparked a resurgence of A&E gridlock.

  • Share
  • Go To

There were 385 people on trolleys nationwide yesterday as hospitals struggled with an influx of patients needing treatment for respiratory illness, flu and the winter vomiting bug.

The HSE said it was taking "immediate steps" to control the overcrowding and hospitals were also on alert for a potential rise in patients suffering broken bones and other accidents this weekend as colder weather gets a grip. Other measures include deploying extra doctors where needed.

Irish Independent

Read More

Classifieds

CarsIreland

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet, chat and connect with
singles in your area

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet Singles Now

Findajob

Apps

Now available on

Editor's Choice

Also in Irish News