Over 400 hospital patients without a bed today

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Frontline staff at University Hospital Limerick are today caring for 71 patients on trolleys.

According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation the Dooradoyle hospital – which provides Emergency Department cover for North Tipp, Clare and Limerick – is the most overcrowded in the country.

Seven patients who have been admitted to Tipperary University Hospital in Clonmel are without a bed today.

In all the nursing union is reporting 434 people in a similar situation at hospitals across the country.