Naas Hospital delay times continue to fall

There were 11 patients awaiting medical treatment at Naas General Hospital yesterday (Monday) - which was the third highest number in the greater Dublin region.

There were 11 patients awaiting medical treatment at Naas General Hospital yesterday (Monday) - which was the third highest number in the greater Dublin region.

By comparison there were 20 patients on trolleys at Beaumont Hospital on northside Dublin and at Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, the figure was 16.

There were no patients on trolleys at three hospitals in the region - Mater Hospital in central Dublin, St. Colmcille’s Hospital or St.Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin 4.

In the nearby Portlaoise and Tullamore Hospitals there was just a single patient on a trolley yesterday.

On Friday last, July 26, there were 4 patients on trolleys at Naas Hospital and none at the Mater Hospital.

Again, Beaumont and Connolly Hospitals were relatively high with 16 and 19 patients respectively.

The figures for Portlaoise and Tullamore were 2 and 10 respectively on Friday.

On Thursday Naas was the second worst performing hospital in the region with 16 patients on trolleys - as compared with 20 at Beaumont, with the rest of the hospitals recording single digit figures.

In general though, there has been a decline in delays surrounding treatment time at all of the hospitals.

- Paul O’Meara