The shortage of beds in our hospitals  is a “desperate situation", according to Mayo Sinn Fein Deputy Rose Conway Walsh.

 It has emerged today that there are fewer beds in Irish hospitals now, than there were in 1981.

Yesterday records were broken across Irish hospitals , after the INMO recorded 931 patients on trolleys waiting for admission.

Overcrowding within Emergency Depts has been discussed by Minister at their Cabinet meeting this morning.

Emergency Medicine Doctor Lisa Cunningham , says the system is at breaking point and increased bed capacity is the only solution to coping …

 

 

Speaking to Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley this lunchtime deputy Conway Walsh says it’s a scary situation listening to this crisis for the elderly and the sick and equally worrying for staff working in these conditions…

 

 

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