hospital trolleys

  • There are fewer patients on trolleys today at Mayo University Hospital than earlier this week .

    The latest INMO figures show 16 patients on trolleys awaiting admission to the Castlebar hospital - down from 26 yesterday and 22 the previous day.

    Trolley numbers elsewhere across the region are low, with 4 people on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital, two at UHG and one at Portiuncla in Ballinasloe.

     

     

  • The number of patients on trolleys at Mayo University Hospital today has halved since yesterday, according to the latest figures from the INMO.

    There were 31 patients on trolleys at the Castlebar hospital yesterday - the highest number in the Western region.

    Today's Trolley Watch reports 16 patients on trolleys at both Mayo and Sligo University Hospitals, with 8 at UHG.

    Nationally, there are 469 patients waiting for a hospital bed this lunchtime - down from 505 yesterday.

    Meanwhile, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation are meeting with the HSE this afternoon to try and avert strike action.

    It's the latest attempt for both sides to reach agreement in the row over pay and recruitment.

    Nurses and midwives are due to stage the first of 6 strikes next Wednesday 30th January.

  • The improvement works currently being carried out at two wards of Mayo University Hospital are scheduled to be completed in mid-November.

    In the meantime, the hospital has access to a ward at the Sacred Heart Hospital - and that situation will continue even after the works are completed, according to the HSE - which should ease overcrowding this Winter.

    The issue was raised at a recent HSE Regional Forum meeting by Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Michael Kilcoyne, who questioned management on why it was necessary to close the wards at Mayo University Hospital, and the impact it has had on trolley numbers.

    In recent weeks, the refurbishment works on two wards have been cited as a reason for the high numbers of patients on trolleys - with 25 patients reported on trolleys on one day earlier this month, and 18 on trolleys today (Monday) according to the INMO.

    Councillor Kilcoyne got a commitment from the HSE that Mayo University Hospital will continue to have access to the beds at the Sacred Heart Hospital, once the wards at Mayo University Hospital are reopened.

  • There are 19 patients on trolleys today at both Mayo and Sligo University Hospitals.

    Today's trolley watch from the INMO shows 265 patients admitted to hospitals across the country were waiting for beds, including 19 on trolleys at both Mayo and Sligo University Hospitals and one patient at Portiuncla in Ballinasloe.

    There were no patients reported on trolleys today at University Hospital Galway.

    Meanwhile, as the HSE expresses concern over the increasing number of people being hospitalised with Covid-19, latest figures show there are no confirmed or suspected cases currently being treated at Mayo University Hospital.

    Galway University Hospital is currently treating 3 confirmed and 3 suspected cases of the virus, while 6 patients with suspected Covid-19 are being treated at Sligo University Hospital .

  • 2018 has seen the worst October on record for hospital overcrowding, with 9,055 admitted patients forced to wait on trolleys and chairs for beds in hospitals right across the country.
     
    This is over twice (+124%) the numbers on trolleys when the INMO Trolley Watch began in 2006. 

    Sligo University Hospital has seen a dramatic rise in the number of patients on trolleys last month, compared to the same month last year. The figure has jumped to 454 from 193.
     
    University Hospital Limerick had over a thousand patients on trolleys last month – the highest in the country. This is the equivalent of Limerick’s total bed capacity twice over.
     
    Five hospitals saw over 500 patients on trolleys last month including  University Hospital Galway at  716, that’s up from 679 in October 2017.

    There were 166 patients waiting on trolleys at Mayo University Hospital last month, up from 152 last year.

    Ballymote based Fianna Fail councillor Keith Henry is a member of the HSE West Forum and he says the figures in Sligo are of concern to the people of the region, considering that the situation is set to get much worse when the flu/ winter season peaks.

  • There are 21 patients on trolleys today waiting for admission to a bed at Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar, with 22 on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital and 14 at University Hospital Galway - according to the latest figures from the INMO.

    Nationally, there are 256 patients on trolleys across the country.

     

     

  • There are 21 patients on trolleys today at University Hospital Galway.

    That’s according to the latest trolley watch from the INMO.

    16 patients are waiting for admission to a bed today at Mayo University Hospital while there are nine patients on trolleys today at Sligo University Hospital.

  • There are 22 patients on trolleys once again today at Mayo University Hospital, according to the latest INMO figures.

    It's the 4th highest trolley number in the country, and follows on from 22 on trolleys yesterday also at the Castlebar hospital.

    The Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation warns that overcrowding and Covid-19 make for a "toxic combination", increasing the risk of infection, and endangering both staff and patients.

    Management at Mayo University Hospital say the upgrade works underway on a number of wards is having a temporary impact on bed availability in the hospital, but they're also using beds in an acute ward at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar.

    Management are reminding patients that for non-urgent issues, they should contact their GP in the first instance.

     

     

  • There are 22 patients on trolleys today at Mayo University Hospital - the third highest figure in the country.

    The latest trolley figures from the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation shows University Hospital Limerick is the most-overcrowded with 37 patients on trolleys, 24 at Mullingar Hospital and 22 at Mayo University Hospital.

    Meanwhile, the Castlebar hospital continues to treat the 4th highest number of Covid-19 patients nationally.

    There are 34 Covid patients being treated at Mayo University Hospital, with 9 at Galway University Hospital, and 4 at Sligo University Hospital.

    Nationally, the number of patients with Covid-19 in hospitals has fallen below 400 for the first time this year.

    HSE figures show 397 people are being treated in public hospitals with the disease - of which 96 patients are in ICU.

     

  • There are 22 patients on trolleys today at Sligo University Hospital, waiting for admission to a bed.

    That's according to the latest figures from the INMO, which show 196 patients on trolleys at hospitals across the country.

    Sligo is the third most-overcrowded in the country, after Limerick and Cork University hospitals.

    Elsewhere in this region, there are 7 patients on trolleys at Mayo University Hospital, 10 at UHG and 2 at Porticuncla hospital in Ballinasloe.

     

  • Sligo University Hospital has the 3rd highest number of patients on trolleys today.

    According to the latest trolley figures from the INMO, there are 23 patients on trolleys today at the Sligo hospital waiting for admission to a bed.

    Only Limerick and Cork University Hospitals have higher trolley numbers.

    Elsewhere in this region, there are 11 patients on trolleys at Mayo University Hospital, 12 at University Hospital Galway and 4 on trolleys at Portiuncla in Ballinasloe.

  • The number of patients on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital has risen to 24 today - the second highest in the country.

    The latest trolley figures from the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation shows 177 patients on trolleys waiting for beds at hospitals across the country, with 24 at Sligo University Hospital, 13 at Mayo University Hospital, 8 at Portiuncla Hospital at 7 at UHG.

     

     

  • The number of patients on trolleys at Mayo University Hospital today has risen to 26.

    There were 22 patients on trolleys at the Castlebar hospital on both Tuesday & Wednesday of this week.

    Management have said that ongoing construction work on a number of wards is impacting on bed availability.

    In a statement this afternoon, management say efforts are being made across the hospital to identify patients who are appropriate for discharge, and the hospital is also using an acute ward in the Sacred Heart Hospital to accommodate some patients.

    Again, they're reminding the public to only attend the Emergency Department in the case of real emergencies, and to contact their GP in the first instance.

    Nationally, there are 214 patients on hospital trolleys today according to the INMO.

    There are 16 patients on trolleys waiting for admission at Sligo University Hospital, compared to 2 at UHG.

     

     

     

  • There are 29 patients on trolleys today at Mayo University Hospital - the third highest number in the country.

    Latest figures from the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation show 261 patients on trolleys at hospitals across the country  - 29 in Castlebar, 11 at Sligo University Hospital, 10 at Portiuncla in Ballinasloe and 4 patients on trolleys at UHG.

    The high number on trolleys comes a week after the long-awaited modular unit was delivered to Mayo University Hospital, to provide extra bed capacity.

    However, the temporary unit will not be operational until later this month.

    Construction and renovation works are also continuing at the Castlebar hospital- but it's still not acceptable that 29 patients are on trolleys waiting for admission to a bed.

    That's according to the Cathaoirleach of the Castlebar Municipal District, Blackie Gavin.

    Councillor Gavin, who's also a member of the HSE West Forum, is calling on the CEO of the Saolta Hospital Group Tony Canavan to issue a statement in relation to the overcrowding at Mayo University Hospital.

  • Trolley numbers remain high once again today at Sligo University Hospital.

    According to the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation, there are 198 patients on hospital trolleys across the country today, including 29 on trolleys at the Sligo Hospital, 8 at both Mayo and Galway University Hospitals and 6 at Portiuncla in Ballinasloe.

  • There are 33 patients on trolleys at Mayo University Hospital today - up from 22 yesterday.

    The latest figures from the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation show 285 patients admitted to hospitals across the country are waiting for beds today - including 33 at Mayo University Hospital, 26 at Sligo University Hospital, 9 at Portiuncla in Ballinasloe and 5 on trolleys at University Hospital Galway.

    Meanwhile, Mayo University Hospital has today taken delivery of a long-awaited temporary modular unit, which will provide extra capacity this Winter.

    The unit arrived in several sections this morning, and was lifted on-site by a large crane.

    It's hoped the modular unit will be fully  operational by the end of November.

     

  • There are 34 patients on trolleys today at Mayo University Hospital - the second highest number in the country, according to the INMO.

    Limerick is the busiest hospital nationally, with 53 patients on trolleys, while the number on trolleys has almost doubled since yesterday at Mayo University Hospital -rising from 18 to 34.

    There are 11 patients on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital and 8 at University Hospital Galway.

    Management at Mayo University Hospital has issued a statement, acknowledging that patients are experiencing long waiting times to be admitted from the Emergency Department to an acute bed, and apologising for the distress and inconvenience caused.

    They're assuring patients that they're working to discharge patients who are appropriate for moving home or to another facility, and are continuing to use beds at the Sacred Heart Hospital to accommodate some patients while refurbishment work is ongoing at MUH.

    Management have again appealed to the public to only attend the Emergency Department in cases of real emergency, and to wait in the ED alone, to help maintain social distancing.

     

     

     

  • 522 people are waiting on trolleys in hospitals across the country today. 

    According to the INMO, the worst affected is University Hospital Limerick where 68 people are waiting for beds. 

    The second most-overcrowded is University Hospital Galway, where 37 patients are on trolleys.

    There are 16 patients waiting for a bed at Mayo University Hospital, 12 in Sligo and 2 on trolleys at Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe.

     

     

     

     

  • Mayo and Galway University Hospitals are among the most-overcrowded in the country today.

    Figures from the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation show there are almost 560 patients on trolleys at hospitals across the country - with University Hospital Limerick being the most overcrowded, where 60 patients are on trolleys, followed by 51 at Letterkenny Hospital.

    In 3rd place in the trolley watch are Mayo and Galway University Hospitals, both with 38 patients on trolleys today, according to the INMO.

     

  • It's another busy day in the Emergency Department at University Hospital Galway.

    There are 38 patients on trolleys at the hospital today, according to the latest trolley figures from the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation.

    The Galway hospital  has the second-highest number of patients on trolleys, after Limerick University Hospital.

    Elsewhere in this region, there are 17 patients on trolleys at Mayo University Hospital today, 24 at Sligo University Hospital and 7 at Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe.

    Across the country today, 333 patients are on trolleys, waiting for admission to beds.