Naas hospital overcrowding is worse than most hospitals

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Paul O'Meara

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Paul O'Meara

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Naas hospital overcrowding is worse than most hospitals

Naas General Hospital

Naas General Hospital is among the worst overcrowded hospital in the State today.

There are 27 patients being treated on trolleys, having been admitted through the hospital’s accident and emergency wards.

Only one hospital in the eastern region, Dublin’s Mater, has more patients on trolleys (29). At Portlaoise and Tullamore hospitals respectively there are 16 and 13 patients respectively on trolleys.

Overcrowding has been at very high levels for three days now in Naas.

There were 36 patients on trolleys in Naas yesterday. Making it the worst for overcrowding in the region while the figure for Tuesday was 30 and it was 29 on Monday.

The Health Service Executive has already asked prospective patients to consider visiting a GP or a pharmacy before presenting at the hospital’s  A and E department.

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