LUH among most overcrowded hospitals in the country last month

LETTERKENNY University Hospital (LUH) was among the five most overcrowded hospitals in the country last month. Over the first month of the year there were 709 people awaiting beds in LUH, averaging out at around 23 per day. This compares to just 247 patients waiting on beds ten years ago in January 2014. Nationally for the […]

Minister for Health comments on INMO TrolleyWatch

Responding to comments by the Minister for Health on RTÉ’s 6.1 news questioning the validity of the INMO’s long-standing TrolleyWatch, an INMO spokesperson said they strongly refute any suggestion that the TrolleyWatch figures are not accurate. “The INMO has counted the number of admitted patients on trolleys, chairs and other inappropriate bed spaces since 2006. […]

Highest levels of classroom overcrowding are recorded in Donegal

By Louise Doyle DONEGAL has one of the highest levels of classroom overcrowding in the country, according to new analysis. New figures published by the Department of Education show the disparity in a rural and urban divide, with Donegal among one of the counties with the highest levels of overcrowded classes at 16.5 per cent. Advertisement Other […]

Photos reveal level of overcrowding at LUH

ZERO-tolerance to overcrowding in Letterkenny University Hospital has been called for in the wake of photographs showing patients sitting on the floor. The images emerged this week revealing the level of overcrowding at the hospital as patients endure extreme waiting times. The number of people attending LUH’s emergency department in January and February increased by […]