UHL once again hit by significant overcrowding

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University Hospital Limerick has been the most overcrowded in the country for the last four days according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

Today’s figures from the nursing union show 34 people without a bed at the hospital which serves North Tipperary, Limerick and Clare.

The situation has eased slightly at South Tipp General – however there are still 12 people being cared for on trolleys around the ED or in overflow areas of wards.

In all there are 261 patients waiting for a bed at hospitals across the country this afternoon.