Record Levels of Emergency Department Overcrowding in July

–          6,751 admitted patients on trolleys last month   The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s (INMO) trolley/ward watch analysis has confirmed that this July saw record numbers of admitted patients on trolleys, as compared to previous years, since trolley watch began 12 years ago.   This marked deterioration came after two months (May and June) […]

Hospital overcrowding in August up 40% on August 2014

6,518 patients on trolleys in August   The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), following its monthly comparative survey, has found that in August there were 6,518 admitted patients, left on trolleys, which represents a 40% increase when compared to August 2014.   This 40% increase, year on year, continues the very disturbing trend, all […]

INMO Trolley/Ward Watch Analyses Show Figures Still Increasing

April 2015 up 26% since April 2014 – (up 73% since April 2006) 35,135 patients on trolleys January-April 2015 – highest recorded for the 4 month period since records began   The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has carried out analyses of its Trolley/Ward Watch figures ahead of its 3 day Annual Delegate Conference […]

Latest HSE Figures Confirm Development Of Management “Super” Structures

INMO calls on Department of Health to review senior management structures   In the view of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), the latest figures on staffing, released today by the Irish Times, confirm the fundamentally flawed policy which has underpinned workforce planning, in the health service, for the last five years.   Confirmation […]

Game, Set and Match to the Banks

Opinion piece by Mr Dave Hughes, Deputy General Secretary, INMO 17-5-13   Well Frankfurt’s way is Labour’s way!  Varadkar’s not a cent more to Anglo Irish Bank became €34 billion and all Bond Holders have been paid with our Taoiseach proudly announcing after his election that Ireland would pay every red cent of its debt. […]