Public urged to ensure overcrowding doesn’t return


Nurses and doctors say we must ensure overcrowding doesn't return to emergency departments in the coming weeks.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and Irish Association for Emergency Medicine fear the problem may come back.

They're warning that overcrowding and understaffing may lead to increased infection risk, poor patient outcomes, and unsafe workplaces.

INMO general secretary Phil Ni Sheaghdha (PRO: Hay) says there's a worrying rise in the number of people on trolleys: