Nurses said 760 patients are on trolleys in emergency departments and on wards queuing for a bed today. File photograph: Getty

Cancelling all planned admissions to hospitals because of overcrowding in emergency departments would not be the appropriate thing to do, Minister for(...)

 INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha says the ‘extreme overcrowding presents a clear danger to patients and staff’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

For the second day in a row there are 760 patients deemed to require admission to hospital waiting on trolleys in emergency departments and on wards f(...)

The 760 patients waiting for a bed on Monday significantly surpasses the previous high  during the ‘Beast from the East’ storm in March 2018, when 714 patients were waiting.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has blamed record trolley numbers in hospital emergency departments on the current flu outbreak and a longer-term shortage of h(...)

Ambulance crews were facing delays of up to  seven hours outside hospital emergency departments while waiting to handover patients. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ambulance personnel in Co Clare had to undertake a round-trip of more than 900km to Tipperary and Cork during one 12-hour shift over the weekend while(...)

There are record levels of overcrowding at Cork University Hospital (CUH) on Friday with 73 patients on trolleys wiating for bed, nurses have said.  . Image: Google Street View

Overcrowding at Cork University Hospital (CUH) hit record levels on Friday, when 73 patients were counted waiting on trolleys and in wards for admissi(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: acknowledges the number on trolleys had been very high in November and in the run-up to Christmas. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Hospital emergency departments are bracing themselves for a major surge in patient attendances from Thursday, as new figures show 2019 was the worst o(...)

INMO: Up to November 29th, 108,364 people had queued for a hospital bed at some stage

A record number of people have spent time on trolleys in hospital emergency departments or on wards this year waiting for admission to a bed, nurses h(...)

 There has been a surge in the number of people waiting for admission to hospitals over recent weeks. File photograph: Getty Images

There are 654 patients deemed to require admission to hospital waiting on trolleys in emergency departments or on wards on Wednesday, nurses have said(...)

The INMO said the hospital worst hit by overcrowding was University Hospital Limerick

There are 660 people deemed to require admission to hospital waiting for a bed in emergency departments or on wards across the country on Tuesday, nur(...)

The INMO said 100,457 patients had gone without beds in Irish hospitals in 2019 so far this year. File image: Alan Betson

More than 100,000 people spent a period waiting on trolleys in emergency departments on wards so far this year waiting for a hospital bed, according t(...)

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