12,000 admissions to hospitals are cancelled
Nearly 12,000 patients have had their admission to hospital for treatments such as surgery cancelled between March and September this year.
Although there is a range of reasons for this, the most common problem is that the bed the patient due admission was going to be placed in had to be given to a patient who came through the hospital emergency department.
A lack of intensive care beds can also lead to cancellations because they are already occupied, leaving patients who will need to be admitted after surgery, waiting longer for their operation.
The cancellation can cause major upset and inconvenience as well as being very disruptive for someone who badly needs to have an operation or test.
Posted on December 4, 2012, in Health, IMF/ECB, Ireland and tagged Cork University Hospital, Emergency department, Health, Hospital, HSE, Patient, September, Tallaght Hospital. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.