30 PEOPLE WAITING ON TROLLEYS AT WEXFORD GENERAL HOSPITAL
Thirty patients are currently waiting on trolleys at Wexford General Hospital as the overcrowding situation escalates at hospitals around the country.
Meanwhile the number of people currently waiting for admission to hospital across Ireland has passed the 600 mark for the first time.
Today’s figure of 601 people is up on yesterday when 593 people were waiting on a trolley.
It comes as one hospital prepares to hold a work to rule later this month over the issue, and others get set to ballot on the proposal.
In light of the worsening situation, one Independent TD wants the Dáil to be recalled to discuss the crisis
Dublin North Central Deputy Finian McGrath says he fears that if the problem isn’t addressed over the next few weeks, many ‘senior citizens will die’.
Clinical Director at Wexford General Doctor Colm Quigley says the situation is changing daily with their response adapting to meet the care requirements of those most in need.