*Marie McMahon. Photograph: John Mangan Much stricter punishments would be in place were animals treated the way patients attempting to access health care in the Mid-West, a local health activist has claimed.
A West Clare woman has outlined the dilemma she is faced with should her elderly mother get seriously ill once again.
Recently bereaved children spoke at the appalling treatment endured by their parents in different health facilities on either side of Clare at Monday’s meeting of the Mid-West Health Campaign.
*Noeleen Moran. Members of the public have been left in “a terribly unsafe situation” with such high overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick and University Hospital Galway, organisers of regional campaign group have stated.
There is no “quick fix” to the health crisis that is affecting thousands of families across the Mid-West, Clare TD Dr. Michael Harty has outlined.
Members of the Mid-West Hospital Campaign have claimed management at University Hospital Limerick are trying to mask the problem of overcrowding in the accident and emergency unit by ferrying patients to already packed wards throughout the hospital.
*Photograph: John Mangan “An urgent public meeting” has been called to address continuous overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick (UHL).
*Micheál Martin with Cllr Cathal Crowe at The Old Ground Hotel. Photograph: John O’Brien Reopening the Accident and Emergency Unit at Ennis General Hospital is not the solution to solving overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has stated.
A high volume of patients in a busy two to three day period has prompted University Hospital Limerick to appeal to members of the public to consider all care options before arriving at its Emergency Department.
University Hospital Limerick recorded the highest amount of patients on trolleys ever witnessed at an Irish hospital today (Wednesday).