Navan Trolley Figures Reduce

Patients waiting on trolleys in Navan hospital have been sharply reduced according to figures released on Thursday.

Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty said the number of people waiting on trolleys in Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan has been reduced by almost a third.

Ms Doherty said the reduction was thanks to initiatives undertaken by the Special Delivery Unit (SDU) over the winter months.

"I have been provided with a regional breakdown of figures, which show that between January 3rd and 25th this year there were a total of 109 people waiting on trolleys at Our Lady’s in Navan; that’s a drop of 30% compared to the figures for the same period in 2011.

“I realise that having 109 people waiting on trolleys over a three week period is still too many, but the key point here is that we are moving in the right direction. The SDU, which was established by Minister James Reilly last June, is producing tangible improvements in how hospitals provide care and manage the inflow of patients, particularly at peak times of year. It’s providing tailored guidance to hospitals on how to cope with, and reduce, overcrowding in emergency departments.


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