Numbers on trolleys down to 11 at Our Lady of Lourdes

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The number of patient on trolleys has today has been reduced to 11 according to the INMO.

That number is down from 15 on Wednesday and a massive 57 over the weekend.

The HSE released a statement yesterday (Wednesday) saying: “Further to the significant surge in attendances and admissions over the last 36 hours, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda has confirmed that, this morning, there are 15 admitted patients in the Emergency Department waiting for hospital beds.

“This status reflects the significant efforts of all staff in our Hospital Group in response to the overcrowding yesterday.

Speaking to the Democrat TD Peter Fitzpatrick has said that Minister Reilly is aware of the ‘serious’ situation at the hospital.

“People need to remember that there are exceptionally good services available at the Louth County Hospital. The MIU is doing great work and are able to cope with of the injuries that people are going to Our Lady of Lourdes with.”

Currently the medical ward at the Louth County Hospital is being used to deal with the overflow from Our Lady of Lourdes.


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