Scandalous: Hospital overcrowding crisis gets worse as 12 children are left waiting on trolleys  – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Scandalous: Hospital overcrowding crisis gets worse as 12 children are left waiting on trolleys 




The Minister for Health Simon Harris was once again forced to apologise today as the latest overcrowding crisis at the nations hospitals has gotten more out of hand.

Minister Harris’s apology comes after the country’s three biggest children’s hospitals scandalously seen 12 children being left on trolleys over the past 24 hours. 

In what has become an ever growing problem the overcrowding situation showed its worse signs today when a dozen children were left waiting for a bed. 

According to latest HSE figures there are currently eight children waiting for a bed at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and two more at Temple Street Childrens Hospital, whilst there were two more at Tallaght.

In what has been described as a disaster by many working at hospitals across the country, Minister Harris was forced to apologise for the overcrowding which reached record highs on Wednesday.

In a brief statement earlier today Mr Harris said although the recent flu epidemic contributed to the increase in numbers, he did agree it was totally unacceptable. 

However Mr Harris did state that following a meeting with the country’s hospital groups,  he was more than satisfied with every measure that has been taken to halt the ever growing problem. 

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