IPA Responses to Headline News
Headline: National patient survey finds 70% have to wait six hours before admission
IPA Response in Article:
"The Irish Patients Association, which has repeatedly called for hospital patients to be surveyed in real time, described the figures as “shocking". “I’d be very concerned by that waiting figure. Five per cent might look like a small number but it can have serious effects on people’s health. We know that the longer you are left in the emergency department the more at risk you are of a preventable injury or death,” said its spokesperson Steve McMahon."
Thursday 15 December 2022