More than 500 patients without a bed in Irish hospitals

Photo © Patrick Flynn

509 patients who’ve been admitted to hospital are waiting for beds today.

The Irish Nurses’ and Midwives’ Organisation says University Hospital Limerick remains the most overcrowded with 96 patients waiting for beds.

Frontline staff at TUH in Clonmel are caring for 27 patients who have been admitted to the hospital on trolleys around the Emergency Department this afternoon