Clare Govt TD Claims Poor Rostering Partially To Blame For UHL Overcrowding Crisis

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A Clare Government TD claims poor rostering is partially to blame for chronic levels of overcrowding at the region’s main hospital.

It comes one day after University Hospital Limerick broke the national overcrowding record for the third time in two weeks, with the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation recording 150 patients on trolleys during morning rounds.

The INMO has deemed the conditions of the Dooradoyle facility “unacceptable and dangerous”, while the new HSE MidWest Regional Executive has once again advised patients to consider all options before presenting at the emergency department.



Meelick Fianna Fáil TD Cathal Crowe says while he believes the overcrowding is partially due to insufficient bed capacity, blame must be apportioned to management for poor rostering.

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