Clare’s Fianna Fáil TD fears the variety of individuals on long-term ready lists on the area’s principal hospital is way higher than it seems.
New figures from the Nationwide Remedy Fund present that within the area of a yr, there was a 62% bounce within the variety of individuals ready at the very least 18 months for inpatient or outpatient appointments at College Hospital Limerick.
Moreover, it discovered that ready record numbers at Ennis Common have risen in the identical interval.
Timmy Dooley has been telling me he places the blame on a scarcity of funding in entrance line providers:
In the meantime, Trolley numbers on the area’s fundamental hospital has barely eased, although College Hospital Limerick stays probably the most overcrowded within the nation.
The INMO says 42 individuals have been ready for beds there this morning, 30 of these within the emergency division.
It’s ten greater than the subsequent busiest facility.