Emergency Departments labelled as ‘warehouses for admitted inpatients’

The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine has labelled Emergency Departments as ‘warehouses for admitted inpatients’.

2022 saw a record year for patients waiting on trolleys.

Yearly figures from the INMO show over 121 thousand patients were without a bed in 2022.

Dr Fergal Hickey of the I-A-E-M says Emergency Departments are stretched to the limit: