Major overcrowding at UHL and STGH

525 patients are on trolleys at hospitals across the country this lunchtime.

Many of them are at hospitals serving Tipperary.

According to the INMO University Hospital Limerick – which provides Emergency Department cover for North Tipp – and Cork University Hospital are the most overcrowded with 57 people waiting for a bed.

Front line staff at South Tipp General in Clonmel are also under pressure today with 25 patients without a bed today.