Overcrowding at Irish hospitals leading to co-ed wards

September 17, 2019

Patients are having to stay in mixed-gender wards in a bid to alleviate hospital overcrowding In Ireland, according to an article on The Independent website.

Hospitals say putting women and men in one ward is an emergency response in the interest of patient safety and they are moved as quickly as possible.

Other patients are waiting on gurneys for the next empty bed

"An increase in bed capacity would obviously decrease the frequency of mixed-gender wards," Fearghal Grimes, the general manager of University Hospital Kerry, said

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