Nearly 400 people on hospital trolleys

Photo © Pat Flynn

Latest figures show 55 people are on trolleys at Cork University Hospital today.

According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation – 399 people are in need of a bed at hospitals across the country.

The figure is also high at University Hospital Limerick here 36 people are on trolleys and overflow areas of wards.

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Meanwhile at South Tipp General in Clonmel the nursing union reports significant overcrowding with 29 patients waiting for a bed this afternoon.