Limerick hospital’s second year at top of overcrowding table

first_imgLinkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp TAGSINMOlimerickovercrowding Emergency Departmenttrolleysuniversity hospital limerick Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement NewsLimerick hospital’s second year at top of overcrowding tableBy Bernie English – December 7, 2017 1380 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img Facebook Email Print Picture: Alan PlaceUNIVERSITY Hospital Limerick (UHL) has recored the highest number of patients on trolleys in the country for the second year running.According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, there were 8,116 patients waiting for a bed up to the end of November which was an 11 per cent increase on the 7,504 patients recorded in November 2016.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The overall numbers decreased countrywide by seven per cent over the same period.Taking the month of November alone, UHL also had the highest figures nationally, with 878 patients recorded on trolleys. Numbers hit a new high last week when there were 69 patients waiting for a bed on one day.Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan said the overcrowding crisis “shows no signs being fixed.  “I fear that the action needed will only happen after a tragedy occurs due to the overcrowding levels and by that stage it will be too late. I am constantly raising the issues facing University Hospital Limerick in the Dáil, but the government is not listening,” he said. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleLimerick prioritised for €55m flood defence projectNext articleLimerick journalism students give a voice to the city 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. last_img read more