Thursday January 23, 2020

Trolley Watch: The quick and dirty health service indicator

There may have been a task force and there may have been recommendations, but the HSE has still managed to drive up the number of patients on trolleys in emergency departments around the country

1st November, 2018
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HSE should 'junk the fancy consultants'. Pic: RollingNews.ie

The number of patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals has doubled since the Trolley Watch exercise was launched in 2006. It was a simple idea when it began; a snapshot of the state of the 28 emergency departments (EDs) across the country. It was a straightforward way for ordinary people to begin to understand the problems within the health service, but as the publicity about trolley numbers failed to reduce the statistics, Trolley Watch took...

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