Trolley Numbers On The Rise Again

The trolley situation in Irish hospitals is a result of the healthcare system not changing in '30 years' according to a GP.

534 patients are on trolleys in Irish hospitals today - an increase of 45 from yesterday. 

16 of those are in midlands hospitals - 4 in Portlaoise and 12 in Mullingar.

The trolley situation in Irish hospitals is a result of the healthcare system not changing in '30 years'. 

That's the view of an Irish GP after last week saw record numbers without a bed in Emergency Departments. 

Dr Brendan O’Shea, GP and Trinity College Professor, says acute hospitals could be contributing to the problem: 

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