South Tipp General and Limerick the most overcrowded

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The two main hospitals serving Tipperary are the most overcrowded in the country today.

South Tipp General in Clonmel has 35 patients without a bed today – 20 of these are on trolleys around the Emergency Department with 15 being cared for on wards.

According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives there 36 people waiting for a bed at University Hospital Limerick which serves North Tipp – the Dooradoyle health facility has 17 on trolleys and 19 in overflow areas of wards.

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Nationally the nursing union reports 428 patients who’ve been admitted to hospitals across the country are without a bed today.