INMO Trolley Watch Reports 587 Admitted Patients Waiting For Beds In Nation’s Hospitals


587 admitted patients are waiting for beds in the nation’s hospitals today according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch. University Hospital Limerick reports 101 patients on trolleys today as the Mid West Hospital Campaign Group held a protest outside today. 

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly visited the hospital last evening for an unannounced visit – he was due to visit today to meet with the HSE CEO Bernard Gloster and the new Regional Executive Officer Sandra Broderick at UHL.  The Mid West Hospital campaign group is intent on making the provision of a second ED in the region an election issue. The Campaign is to hold a convoy protest to Limerick on April 13th from Ennis, St John’s and Nenagh to the HSE Admin building in Raheen. 

There is speculation that a major announcement in respect of health services in the Mid West will be made this afternoon following the meetings today at UHL. Tipperary University Hospital in Clonmel is reporting 15 admitted patients on trolleys today.