Rural Ireland Once More Left Without Proper Medical Facilities

This Monday morning, November 25th 2019, University Hospital Limerick has, as accuratly forecast, set a new national overcrowding record, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). 

The INMO state that there are 85 patients being treated on trolleys in UHL’s Dooradoyle emergency department and in its associated wards. In South Tipperary General Hospital, serving South Tipperary, some 24 patients are without a bed.

For the third time in the last 12 months, UHL, servicing the medical requirements of the residence of North Tipperary, has set new records and the fourth instance since back in 2012.

Despite the best efforts of local staff, this situation in Limerick continues to escalate. The previous record was set on October 2nd 2019, with 82 patients on trolleys; again, on April 2rd /3rd with 81 patients on trolleys, matching that same record on July 11th, September 23rd and on October 2nd.

The silence remains deafening; the continuous inaction demonstrates sheer abandonment by Councillors and Politicians


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