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. […]

Seamus Healy TD Demands 40 Additional Beds For South Tipperary General Hospital

Seamus Healy TD:”Last night I spoke in the Dáil for a short time, during which time I reminded the Minister for Health of his promises in relation to South Tipperary General Hospital. In particular I sought the urgent provision of additional beds as promised by Minister Harris on his visit to the hospital last year. […]

Nursing Home Survey reveals 20 beds in Tipperary that could alleviate trolley crisis – Mattie McGrath TD

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said the failure of the HSE to utilise bed availability within Tipperary Nursing Homes is compounding an already chronic A&E crisis. Deputy McGrath was speaking after a survey by Nursing Home Ireland (NHI) showed that there are at least 20 available beds in the facilities of its Tipperary members: “This […]

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, […]