Number of patients on trolleys at six-year low

The number of patients on trolleys in emergency departments (EDs) will hit a six-year low this year.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
22nd December, 2013
Patients on trolleys at the A+E Department, Beamount Hospital. Picture Kenneth O'Halloran

The number of patients on trolleys in emergency departments (EDs) will hit a six-year low this year.

Figures compiled by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) show that the number of patients who spent time on trolleys this year while waiting for an in-patient bed fell to 56,763 to date this year (December 20) - compared to a total of 66,308 to the end of December 2012.

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