Use of trolleys in Emergency Departments under scrutiny after HIQA report

first_img Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – May 17, 2012 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal The Health Information and Quality Authority says it is “wholly unacceptable” for patients to be treated on trolleys in hospital corridors.The HIQA warning comes following the health watchdog’s inquiry into services at Dublin’s Tallaght Hospital – where a man died while awaiting admission.Hilary Coates – HIQA’s Head of Operations – says the 300-page report contains 76 recommendations for substantial changes in hospitals over the next six months, and the trollies issue is a priority…………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/hiqa530.mp3[/podcast]This morning, there were ten patients on trollies at Letterkenny General Hospital after what was described as a night which saw unprecedented numbers visit the hospital’s Emergency Department.A number of out patient clinics were cancelled as a result.This evening, Health Minister Dr James Reilly confirmed he is sending ther HIQA report to every hospital in the country, and he wants the use of trolleys to treat patients in corridors phased out by the end of the year………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/reily530.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released center_img 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Use of trolleys in Emergency Departments under scrutiny after HIQA report RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Previous articleEagle project co-ordinator fears the worst as two more birds are missingNext articleRAAD offer people ordered out of Derry chance to return News Highland Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Newsx Adverts WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week last_img

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