Overcrowding at St Luke’s reaches crisis point as 27 treated on trolleys: INMO
OVERCROWDING at St Luke’s General Hospital has reached crisis point as it emerged no fewer than 27 patients were left languishing on trolleys at our local hospital yesterday.
A total of 13 people were treated on trolleys in the emergency department, while a further 14 patients were left waiting for a bed in wards throughout the hospital.
The alarming figures emerged in the latest analysis of country’s hospital beds by the Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Organisation (INMO).
According to the INMO’s trolley watch figures, St Luke’s currently has the sixth worst level of overcrowding of the country’s 32 main hospital.
A total of 530 patients were treated on trolleys in hospitals across the country yesterday, according to the INMO figures.