1-in-4 trolley patients in hospitals covering Premier County

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The two main hospitals serving Tipperary account for nearly a quarter of the patients being cared for on trolleys this afternoon.

University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded in the country today.

The Dooradoyle health facility – which caters for North Tipp, Clare and Limerick – has 59 patients without a bed.

Staff at South Tipp General in Clonmel are dealing with 39 patients on trolleys around the Emergency Department or in overflow areas of wards.

Nenagh Hospital has 3 patients without a bed.

In all 411 patients who have been admitted to hospitals across the country are in a similar situation today.