HSE expects 500 a day on trolleys during the winter months over delayed discharges

HSE expects 500 a day on trolleys during the winter months over delayed discharges

The Sunday Business Post has obtained details of the HSE’s ‘winter-ready plan’ which is being drawn up to deal with the traditional surge in hospital admissions over the October to March period

The HSE is predicting a daily ‘trolley count’ of more than 500 people over the winter period due to the high number of patients stuck in hospital beds for six months or more.

The Sunday Business Post has obtained details of the HSE’s ‘winter-ready plan’ which is being drawn up to deal with the traditional surge in hospital admissions over the October to March period.

Given that Irish hospitals are running at 100 per cent...

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