Via Fergal Bowers at RTÉ News:
The highest level of attendances at emergency departments on record has been seen in the past week, with 28,000 patients attending, according to the Health Service Executive.
HSE Chief Operations Officer Anne O’Connor said that many of those attending were older, sicker, more frail and stay in hospital longer.
Ms O’Connor said that the HSE hopes the peak is a temporary trend and a delayed winter surge.
The average daily trolley count for the past week is 333.
What could possibly be the emergency?
Record level of emergency department attendance seen in last week – HSE (RTE)
The Dáil at the Convention Centre.
Independent Clare TD Michael McNamara questions the extension of covid emergency powers and the lack of time allowed to debate their implementation.
The extension until November was passed after 73 TDs voted in favour and 68 against.
Last night: Extended
Youtuber cstibor, who works for the Hungarian Natiional Ambulance Service, regularly uploads dashcam POV footage of his emergency careens around Budapest.
This one, across the 14th District of the capital, covers 7.6km in under 6 minutes – not bad in a VW Crafter.
Map by Dkbobby.