Overcrowding crisis continues at Naas Hospital

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Paul O'Meara

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Overcrowding crisis continues at Naas Hospital

Naas General Hospital

Naas  Hospital remains the most overcrowded hospital in the eastern region for the second day in a row.

Thirty patients are being treated on trolleys there today, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, which is four less than yesterday.

The Health Service Executive has implemented its escalation policy again and is advising patients not to visit the hospital unless necessary. Instead it recommends a GP visit initially.

There are 3 patients on trolleys at Portlaoise Hospital and  28 on trolleys at Tullamore Hospital.