The Midwest Hospital Campaign Group is to mount major protests outside hospitals across the region over the persisting overcrowding crisis in the local health system.
It follows a record-breaking 92 patients being left on trolleys at University Hospital Limerick yesterday, the highest figure on a single day in any facility in the country’s history.
The Health Minister has admitted that the problem will take time to fix and has announced that almost 200 new beds in hospitals and community settings by the end of the month.
However, Ballyvaughan Sinn Féin representative Noeleen Moran, who is a member of the Midwest Hospital Campaign, says it’s nothing short of a disgrace:
Statement from the UL Hospitals Group in relation to measures to alleviate overcrowding