Hospital overcrowding problems continue unabated

There are over 80 patients without a bed at the two main hospitals serving Tipperary today.

Latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show that once again University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded in the country.

61 people who have been admitted to the hospital which provides Emergency Department cover for North Tipp, Limerick and Clare are waiting for a bed.

42 of these are on trolleys around the ED while 19 are in overflow areas of wards.

At South Tipp General in Clonmel there are 21 patients without a bed today while nationally there are 477.