28 patients on trolleys in University Hospital Limerick today

Stock photo of the Emergency Department at University Hospital Limerick. Photo © University Hospitals Group

28 patients are being cared for on trolleys at University Hospital Limerick today.

It’s one of the busiest days they’ve had since the Covid-19 pandemic hit.

They are among 72 people who have been admitted to hospitals across the country that are without a bed.

Neither South Tipp General in Clonmel or Nenagh Hospital have any patients on trolleys this afternoon.

This day last year there were 413 people without a bed including 63 at UHL.