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(...)

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(...)

The general secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation  Phil Ní Sheaghdha. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A €26 million plan to alleviate problems in the health service this winter is to be launched on Thursday by the HSE. The initiative is expected to in(...)

The general secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) Phil Ni Sheaghdha said people were now afraid to go to public hospitals. File Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The current recruitment pause in the HSE is crippling the health service, nurses have said. The general secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Or(...)

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(...)

Phil Ní Sheaghdha, INMO general secretary, said the HSE’s refusal to fill vital, frontline posts was  weakening services. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Public health nursing services in Galway are facing emergency closures this week due to staffing difficulties, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisat(...)

Hospital overcrowding on Tuesday reached the highest levels this year and the second-highest level recorded, says the INMO

The HSE is planning to provide additional home care packages, more transitional care beds and extra funding for the Fair Deal nursing home scheme in t(...)

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