ALONE – Need For Increase In Home Care Budget ’

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is calling on the government to increase funding for homecare following the report that 90,000 bed days have been lost in the hospital system so far this year because of delayed discharges.  This is according to HSE figures provided to Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher. […]

ALONE propose solutions to Government to free up acute hospital beds

ALONE, the charity that supports older people in need, are calling on the government to address the hospital trolley crisis by providing more housing with supports, more nursing home beds and more step down facilities and care in the community in order to free up the acute hospital beds as well as providing appropriate care […]

Record Number Of Hospital Patients On Trolleys In 2011

– Overall increase of 14% to 86,481 – December figure shows welcome reduction of 13% The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s (INMO) trolley watch survey, for 2011 (see attached), has confirmed that it was the worst year, for patients on trolleys, since the Organisation commenced maintaining records in 2004. The figures confirm that 86,481 patients, […]