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Specialist Team To Examine Overcrowding At University Hospital Limerick

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

07:27 29 Apr 2022

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The Irish Patients' Association is welcoming the news a specialist team's to assess overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick.

It will tackle the record number of patients waiting for a bed - after 95 patients were on trolleys in the hospital yesterday.

That's twice as many as any other hospital across the country.

Overcrowding Costs Lives

Irish Patients' Association Chairman, Stephen McMahon says the trolley numbers in Limerick have been consistently high:

"We've been producing a league table over the winter season based on the INMO figures."

"Limerick has either been the worst or second worst hospital during that period of time."

"So something has to be done urgently to resolve the issue, to lighten the burden of work for staff and to make it safe."

"Overcrowding costs patients' lives."

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