Twelve patients have been on trolleys again – with fears about A&E increasing.
A number of members of staff have contacted donegaldaily.com to say management and politicians must raise the serious issue of overcrowding with the HSE and Health Minister James Reilly.
“I’ve never spoken out before and just try to get on with it but enough is enough,” said one member of staff today.
“We can’t do anything about all of this but perhaps management and our politicians can. Somebody needs to do somebody. One evening last week we had more than 50 people waiting in the Emergency Department and we are worried it isn’t going to get any better.”
A new A&E is due to open in three months’ time. Insiders say that will help alleviate the situation but one other member of staff insisted: “We need more nurses and doctors. It’s as simple as that.
“This is not about the number of beds or even trolleys as far as I’m concerned, it’s about the staff numbers in place in order to cope.”
Meanwhile there are 11 people on trolleys at Sligo General Hospital today.
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