Suffering of elderly on trolleys sends chilling message to health chief
Published 14/05/2016 | 02:30
Beach-weather temperatures may have hit almost 22C yesterday but there was no respite for the 343 long-suffering patients across the country who endured hours on trolleys.
In fact, yesterday must have proved chilling for new Health Minister Simon Harris.
The long-delayed HSE performance report for February laid bare how 2,700 patients aged over 75 languished on trolleys for more than 24 hours during another chaotic month in emergency departments as overcrowding escalated.