Minister says Government has failed the people of North Tipp

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Minister Neale Richmond says the government are letting the people of north Tipperary down by failing to tackle the overcrowding crisis at U-H-L.

The hospital which serves North Tipp, Limerick and Clare has had 532 patients on trolleys since Tuesday.

There are 124 people admitted without a bed today, after 120 yesterday, 138 on Tuesday, and an all-time record of 150 on Wednesday.

Speaking to Tipp FM News Minister Richmond says it’s not a funding issue so the pressure is on a new management structure to get to grips with the problem.