60 more people on trolleys according to INMO

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

The number of people on trolleys at hospitals across the country has risen by over 60 since yesterday.

According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation there are 387 patients being cared for on trolleys or chairs this afternoon.

However the situation at University Hospital Limerick has improved.

Yesterday it was the busiest in the country with 35 people without a bed but today that has fallen to 22.

South Tipp General has seen a slight increase in the number of patients on trolleys and overflow areas of wards – up 3 to 14.

Letterkenny General Hospital is the most overcrowded today according to the nursing union with 39 people left without a bed.