The Mater hospital has asked that the public visit their GP before travelling to the hospital’s emergency department, which is experiencing “very high numbers and protracted wait times”. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Mater hospital has asked that the public visit their GP before travelling to the hospital’s emergency department, which is experiencing “very high(...)

Elderly in hospital: figures show eight in-patients are categorised as declining to leave hospital. Photograph:    John Stillwell/PA

Elderly patients who remain in hospital beds, despite no longer requiring treatment, often do so because available nursing home spaces are considered(...)

Under Health Service Executive (HSE) targets, the number of patients on trolleys in the State on a given day is not supposed to exceed 236. File photograph: Frank Miller

The number of patients stuck waiting on trolleys dropped to 432 on Friday, down from a record high of 612 last week, according to the latest figures f(...)

Prof Paud O’Regan said the level of overcrowding at South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel  meant it was impossible for staff to work safely.

A hospital consultant in Co Tipperary has claimed the HSE and Department of Health is following Stalinist centrist policies instead of trying to resol(...)

Tallaght Hospital has the biggest emergency department in the country. Photograph: David Sleator

Tallaght Hospital has cancelled all non-urgent elective surgery following “sustained pressure” over the past week due to increased numbers attending i(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said  he wanted to be the Minister who ‘breaks the vicious cycle of annual overcrowding’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

At least 1,000 additional hospital beds are needed immediately and 325 more will be needed every year for the next two decades to cope with the health(...)

Padraig McGarry of the Irish Medical Organisation (with former minister for health Leo Varadkar):  said GPs were reaching a ‘breaking point’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) has said it has hundreds of beds available to help relieve pressure on hospitals continuing to struggle under the pressure(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

1. Irish officials seek to secure Common Travel Area The sudden resignation of Britain’s most senior diplomat in Brussels has raised fears among poli(...)

 The number of patients staying on trolleys in Irish hospitals is expected to increase having reached a new record high yesterday. Photograph: Frank Miller

The number of patients staying on trolleys in Irish hospitals is expected to increase, having reached a new record high yesterday. Figures released b(...)

There were 93,621 admitted patients on trolleys during 2016 -   a record figure for a calendar year, the INMO said.

The number of people stuck on trolleys in Irish hospitals has reached its highest ever number three days into the new year - and is expected to rise. (...)

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